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Similipal National Park to reopen from Nov 1


 The Similipal National Park housing the Similipal Tiger Reserve will reopen from November 1, officials said.

It was closed from June 16 for the monsoon season.
Visitors would be allowed entry into the Similipal National Park area through two entry points at Kaliani and Pithabata.
A maximum of 60 vehicles will be allowed into the park every day, 35 from the Kaliani entry point and 25 from the Pithabata point.
The visitors have been advised to collect entry permits from Jashipur, close to Kaliani entry point and Pithabata between 6 am to 9 am, a notification released by the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) authorities said.
The visitors have also been directed to leave the sanctuary area latest by 5 pm.
However, tourists can make online reservation for overnight halt through www.ecotourodisha.com site.
The accommodation facilities will be provided at Kumari, Gudugudia, Ramatirtha and Jamuani, the notification said.
The STR, spread over 2,750 sq km in Mayurbhanj district, is one of the largest national parks in the country.
EDITOR : Bijoy Ketan Mishra
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