Similipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha to remain closed from June 16


Baripada: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) will remain closed for visitors from June 16 to October 31 in view of the monsoons.

“The park will remain closed from June 16 to October 31 for the monsoon season,” said STR Field Director M Mohon.

The two entry points located at Kaliani and Pithabata will remain closed for the visitors during this period, he added.

The closure is a routine affair every year as it is mating season for the animals, he concluded.

The STR, spread over an area of 2,750 sq km, attracts thousands of domestic as well as international tourists with its breathtaking waterfalls and vast species of wild lives including the black Melanistic Royal Bengal Tiger.

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