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Odisha: Similipal National Park to remain closed for indefinite period

15/11/2021 at 1:36 PM

Baripada, Nov 15: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district will remain closed for the tourists for indefinite period from today.

“The restriction has come into effect from today i.e. November 15 till further order”, said Similipal National Park Deputy Director Sai Kiran D.N. 

The authorities have said that the pathways in the park have turned slippery due to the unseasonal rainfall. Moreover, in last few days a dense layer of fog has engulfed the national park which could be dangerous for the tourists or safaris, who visited the National Park during the winter season.

Worth mentioning, the National Park was reopened on November 1 as it was closed since May 2021 to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

Similipal National Park, spread over 2,750 square kilometer, is the second largest biosphere reserve in Asia.

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