Barehipani Waterfall, Mayurbhanj

Barehipani Waterfall, Mayurbhanj

Barehipani Waterfall (Odia: ବରେହିପାଣି ପ୍ରପାତ), also known as Barehi Pani, is a majestic waterfall located in the Simlipal National Park, in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, India. The waterfall is considered to be one of the most beautiful and highest waterfalls in the state, with a height of around 1350 feet. The waterfall is a two-tiered waterfall, with the first tier dropping from a height of around 400 feet and the second tier dropping from a height of around 925 feet. The water from the waterfall flows into the Budhabalanga River.

Entry Point to Barehipani Waterfall

The waterfall is located within the Simlipal National Park, which is a biodiversity hotspot and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park is home to several species of animals, including tigers, elephants, leopards, and gaurs. Visitors to the park can also spot a variety of birds, such as the Indian peafowl, the black stork, and the hornbill. The park is also home to several species of butterflies and other insects.

Barehi Pani falls shared by Odisha Tourism

The best time to visit the Barehipani waterfall is during the monsoon season, from June to September. During this time, the waterfall is at its most spectacular, with water gushing down the tiers in a powerful and majestic display. The monsoon season also provides an opportunity to spot the park's wildlife, as many animals come out to drink from the waterfall. The surrounding area is also lush and green, with an abundance of vegetation.

Barehipani Fall image clicked by Sai Prakash Jena

Visitors can reach the Barehipani waterfall by taking a trek through the Simlipal National Park, which starts from the nearby village of Jashipur. The trek is relatively easy and takes around 3 hours to reach the waterfall. Visitors can also hire a jeep or elephant to reach the waterfall, but the trek is considered to be the best way to experience the natural beauty of the park.

Barehi Pani Waterfall in rainy season

The Barehipani waterfall is not just a tourist spot, but also holds cultural and spiritual significance for the local communities. According to local legends, the water of the Barehipani waterfall is considered to be sacred, and it is believed to have healing properties. The waterfall is also known for its scenic beauty and is often featured in paintings, photographs, and films.

Barehipani Waterfall by Manas Muduli

In conclusion, the Barehipani waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Odisha, India. Located in the Simlipal National Park which is a biodiversity hotspot, it's an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and spot the local wildlife. The best time to visit the falls is during the monsoon season and visitors can reach the falls by taking a trek or hire a jeep/elephant. The waterfall also holds cultural and spiritual significance for the local communities and the water is considered to be sacred with healing properties. Barehipani waterfall is a must-visit place for nature and adventure enthusiasts.

N.B.: These photographs are taken from Manas MuduliSai Kiran IFS, Odisha Tourism, Sai Prakash.

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