Nilgiri, Nov 1: The Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in the Nilgiri area of Balasore district reopened for the general public after a gap of five months on Wednesday for monsoon.
The Forest officials have started preparations to welcome tourists at Baliapal gate in KCpur panchayat.
According to the information, the sanctuary authorities have made all arrangements for the tourists. Notably, the thickly wooded sanctuary spread across 272.75 square km is home to wild animals like sambars, bison, gaurs, and giant squirrels besides leopards and elephants. Kuldiha sanctuary is linked with Similipal through Sukhupada hills and Nato hill ranges.
There is a watch tower strategically created at Garsimulia for animal lovers to have a look at elephants bathing or drinking water from a small stream that runs right through the reserve. The sanctuary offers night-stay accommodation at Kuldiha entrance, Jadachua, and Rishia in the form of huts, tents, and a few concrete houses. Prior reservation is required for a night stay.