Mayurbhanj, Oct 14: The Simlipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district has been reopened for the visitors today after being closed for nearly five months during the monsoon season.
While the park reopens in November every year, this time the park will be opened early in October, informed authorities.
Tourists can enjoy the lush greenery, biodiversity, striking meadows and breathtaking waterfall inside the sanctuary. In addition, the visitors can access mount cycling, Jungle safari and hanging bridge. Visitors can access the park using two gates, one at Kaliani and the other at Pithabata.
They will be allowed to enter the park between 6 am and 9 am and leave the premises from Barehipani and Jaranda by 3 pm and Chahala by 4 pm.
For the first time this year, the park has been declared as a plastic-free area. The park authorities have roped in local self help groups (SHGs) to offer an array of cooked delicacies to the visitors. The visitors have to loosen the purse strings to taste these mouth-watering items including some authentic local food items.
Each day, at least 25-35 vehicles will be allowed inside the National park. To maintain the cleanliness of the park, tourists will be restricted from carrying plastic bags and other items inside the park. Visitors can book earlier for the night stay in the eco-cottages inside the sanctuary by login on www.ecotourodisha.com