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How To Reach Baripada
Baripada is a town situated in the Mayurbhanj district of the coastal state Orissa; also serving as the headquarters of Mayurbhanj. The city is located along the banks of the Budhabalanga River and is home to numerous tribal communities of Orissa. Baripada is a commercial centre that serves as a good starting base for travelling to all tourist spots in the district; a variety of local attractions make this town a great destination to spend a couple of days in before moving on to other favourite destinations nearby. Here are some of the most convenient ways to reach Baripada.
While there are no airports within the city of Baripada, the airports in Bhubaneswar and Kolkata are almost equidistant from the city. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is located around 230 km and 254 km away from Baripada respectively. These commercially significant international airports have domestic terminals as well that are accessible from all major cities across the country. Buses and taxis are readily available outside both airports to reach Baripada directly.
Baripada has its own railhead – the Baripada Railway Station – which is known to be one of the oldest railheads in Orissa. However, it’s a relatively small junction with connectivity only to cities situated nearby, with daily trains to Bhubaneswar and weekly trains to Puri. Visitors coming in from distant regions can get off on any of the major railway stations located close to the city, and then change trains to reach Baripada Railway Station.
Baripada is situated around 30 km from the starting point of National Highway 5. A number of important cities like Balasore (60 km), Kharagpur (90 km), Cuttack (230 km), Bhubaneswar (254 km) etc. are well connected to Baripada through a good network of roads. The Orissa Road Transport Corporation runs regular public buses to and from Baripada, making it easily accessible from all major destinations nearby. There are also private AC and luxury buses and taxis available for a more convenient travel option.
Commuting within Baripada is a convenient affair with the help of buses and rickshaws that run in the city. You can also hire private taxis or cars to ferry you at your convenience as well.