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Location : East coast of India
Language : Oriya

Know About Baripada

Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Orissa, India. Baripada is the district headquarters. It is an excellent place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region, a region with one of the most important wildlife parks of India (Similipal), lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples. It is the shopping paradise for the people of whole Mayurbhanj district. Rathyatra (Car Festival) is one of the main attractions of Baripada. Baripada is also the home of the world famous Mayurbhanj Chhau dance, an ancient Hindu dance form.



Baripada is located at [show location on an interactive map] 21.94° N 86.72° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).

Educational Scenario

Baripada is the seat for North Orissa University. Since its humble beginning in 1999, this is now a prominent university in the state of Orissa.It is also home to the Maharaja Purna Chandra College (MPC), to which many students come from different parts of Orissa and also from neighbouring states. The oldest and most prominent high school is Maharaja Krushna Chandra(MKC)High School which was established in 1889.


Earlier Baripada was connected by a narrow gauge rail network to the Howrah-Chennai railway corridor. Now a broad gauge railway line has replaced it which has benefited over 100,000 of this city's population. Now a new superfast train from this city to the state capital of Bhubaneswar has begun its operation. New trains to Puri and Kolkata are on cards. So it can be said that this city is fairly well connected to the outside world.


As of 2001 India census[2], Baripada had a population of 94,947. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Baripada has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 87% of the males and 65% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable People

Sam Pitroda (Chairman Of Knowledge Commission, Govt. Of India)
Jatin Das (Notable painter)
Nandita Das (Prominent actress)
Uttam Mohanty, actor in Oriya-language films
PANKAJ MOHANTY (MSc, MPhil (Physics))
Subrat Rana(Technical Executive Asst.)