Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary reopens today

Baripada: The Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district reopened on Friday after remaining closed for three and half months due to monsoon.  The authorities of the wildlife sanctuary have made all arrangements to welcome the tourists.

The tourists will be allowed to enter the park from Pithabata (Lulung) and Kaliani (Jashipur) check gates, officials said.

A maximum of 35 four-wheelers and 25 two-wheelers will be allowed to enter the park daily through Kaliani and Pithabata gates respectively, officials added.

For entry into the Sanctuary, the tourists can collect passes from the booking counters at Pithabata and Kaliani gates between 6 AM and 9 AM.

Tourists will not be allowed to stay at Joranda and Barehipani waterfalls after 3 PM and Chahala after 4 PM. However, they can make night halt in specific places like Kumari, Gudigudia, Ramtirtha and Jamuani inside the sanctuary.

The Similipal authorities have also made mandatory for the tourists to take guide during their visit in the sanctuary.

The wildlife sanctuary is home to Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, and chausingha.

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