Similipal Tiger Reserve was one of the first 9 notified Tiger Reserves in the country. The unique biodiversity of the park, led biologists to declare it as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’.
Adi Shankaracharya designated Lord Jagannath temple in Puri as one of the Char Dham for pilgrimages in India.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu bathes in Rameswaram, dresses up in Dwarka, lunches at Puri & retires for the day at Badrinath. Hence the Mahaprasad or food offerings of lord Jagannath temple has a touch of divinity attached to it.