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Similipal National Park reopens for tourists

1/11/2021 at 6:44 PM

Baripada, Nov 1: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district opened today for tourists. The park comprising the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) remained closed for tourists since May fin view of Covid pandemic.

As per a notification, tourists will be allowed entry into the national park area through two check gates at Jashipur and Pithabata. While 35 four wheelers will be allowed entry into the national park at Jashipur, another 25 similar vehicle to enter through Pithabata check gate.

Officials said that tourists have to follow Covid-19 guidelines. The authorities have imposed a blanket ban of use of plastic in the park.

A total of around 43,400 tourists had visited the national park last year while a total of Rs 2.35 crore of revenue was collected.

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