Odisha’s Similipal National Park to reopen for tourists from Nov 1

Baripada: Here is good news for tourists as the Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district will reopen from November 1, informed the District Information & Public Relation office.

The National Park and Tiger Reserve were closed for tourists since June 17 during monsoon.

With reopening of the National Park, hundreds of tourists are expected to flock the venue for picnic and to enjoy the Nature in the dense forest.

As per the existing rules, the tourists can enter into Similipal through Kaliapani check gate (Jashipur) and Peethabata check gate. While maximum 35 four wheelers will be allowed for entry into the Park through Kaliapani check gate, 25 four wheelers through Peethabata check gate each day. The tourists can book entry tickets from the counters at these check gates between 6.00 am and 9.00 am.

The tourists will have to furnish an undertaking before entering into the Park. They need to return from the Park between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.

Notably, the Tiger Reserve at Similipal along with the national park and adjoining wildlife sanctuary remain closed by mid-June for tourists in view of monsoon rain. The Park has a rich wildlife and is endowed with an exceptional biodiversity. The dominant flora and fauna of Similipal National Park attract hundreds of visitors every year.

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