Baripada, October 25 (LocalWire): Authorities at the Similipal National Park (STR) have announced that the park would be reopened for public visit from 1 November.
According to STR Field Director Amitabh Brahma, tourists would be allowed into the sanctuary from two entry points at Kaliani and Pithabata.
He also informed that a maximum of 35 vehicles will be allowed to carry visitors from the Kaliani point, only 25 vehicles will be given entry from the Pithabata point.
Permission would be issued between 6 and 9 in the morning and tourists would have to leave the sanctuary area latest by 5 pm every day.
The officer also stated that sight stay facility has been made inside the sanctuary at certain places like Kumari, Gudugudia, Ramatirtha, Barehipani and Jamuani and one can make the reservation online at www.ecotourodisha.com.
The sanctuary area was closed for visitors in mid-June due to the onset of monsoon. “As south-west monsoon has completely withdrawn from Odisha, tourists can visit the sanctuary from the beginning of November,” he said.
Similipal National Park attracts tourists from across the globe due to the presence of the black tiger.
This year more amenities for the visitors have been added considering the increase in footfall inside the biosphere reserve, he said.