Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. Baripada is the district headquarters. It is a place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region. This region is home to Similipal, one of the most important wildlife parks of India. The national park comprises lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples.
Rath yatra (Chariot Festival) is one of the main attractions of Baripada. Baripada also hosts the second most popular Rath Yatra of Odisha after Puri. Baripada is also the home of the Mayurbhanj Chhau dance, an ancient martial dance form. The 5 Battalion of OSAP (Odisha State Armed Police) is situated at Rangamatia