Karanjiya: As a welcome news for the nature lovers, Similipal Tiger Reserve and National Park will be opened for visitors from today i.e. 1st November 2022. 35 vehicles from Jashipur and 25 vehicles from Pithabata, Baripada will be able to ply.
Visitors to the park can enjoy the beauty of nature in the park. The park has a wide variety of flora and fauna and has many hills and hills as well as natural springs and waterfalls.
The Similipal administration has banned the use of polythene in the national park this year.
Meanwhile, the whole country is experiencing a cold wave. The mercury level drops rapidly. Mayurbhanj area is also getting colder. Similipal Tiger Reserve recorded the lowest temperature in the district. It was 13 degrees in the park last night. Dense fog also covers the area most of the time, making travel difficult. People have been advised to use headlights and fog lights while driving through the forest.
Visitors will enter the park from the Kalyani and Pitabata gates. Ticket counters will be placed at both entrances. In addition, eco-houses will be available to visitors on the territory of the national park.
Entry will be permitted from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The overnight stay can only be booked online, the Similipal Tiger Reserve and National Park authorities informed.
Bookings for overnight stays at eco cottages at Gudgudia, Kumari, Ramtirtha, Barehipani and Jamuani can be made at www.ecotourodisha.com, informed an official.
The Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district was closed to tourists from mid-June to October due to the rainy season.