Similipal National Park closed to tourists with onset of monsoon in Odisha
Authorities at Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district closed the sanctuary to tourists from Thursday after the onset of the monsoon, an official said. The national park will remain closed until the end of October, Similipal Tiger Reserve Field Manager T Ashok Kumar said.
Entry of tourists to the forest in the reserve is prohibited from mid-June to the end of October each year during the rainy season, as road connectivity to various locations inside the sanctuary is disrupted, it said. he declares.
Considered a major tourist destination in Odisha, the shrine will reopen from the first week of November, he said.
Located in the northern part of Odisha adjoining Jharkhand, the sanctuary is considered a natural heritage with a variety of flora and fauna.
The national park was thrown into the spotlight when a rare melanistic black tiger was spotted as cameras were set up to track the big cats inside the core area of the sanctuary.
Tourists from all over the country and abroad visit the sanctuary every year to get a glimpse of the scenic nature, waterfalls, orchids, birds, carnivorous and herbivorous animals as well as reptiles.
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