Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district reopened for tourists on Sunday.
The world famous tiger reserve remains closed for tourists every year during monsoon and reopens in October or November. The park is closed as the roads get washed away due to rain during the monsoon season.
Visitors would be allowed to visit the largest tiger reserve of Odisha through two entry points at Pithabata and Jamuani, a communique issued earlier by Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) authority said.
Tourist vehicles from Baripada would be allowed inside the Simlipal National Park through Pithabata check gate. Those coming from Jashipur would be allowed to enter into the STP through Jamuani check gate.
A maximum of 25 vehicles from Baripada and 35 vehicles from Jashipur would be allowed inside the park between 7 am and 9 am every day.
The visitors would not be allowed to roam the sanctuary area beyond 5 PM.
However, tourists wanting to stay overnight may be allowed at Jamuani, Ramatirtha and Gudugudia rest houses which can be booked in advance.
Simlipal National Park, which is endowed with varied flora and fauna coupled with rich wildlife, attracts visitors from across the globe each year.