Similipal National Park reopens for tourists from today.The National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district was closed for visitors for over four months due to monsoon.
They can book tickets online on a first come and first serve basis by logging into www.similipal.com and odishatourism.gov.in.
Can we get back our tigers? It is very unlikely since the big cat population has plunged below the viability level.
Notably, it has been raining in Mayurbhanj district for the past two days due to which a heavy veil of fog has blanketed the region and it might have an impact on safari visitors.
Baripada: In an unfortunate incident, tourists from West Bengal visiting Sitakund in Similipal of Mayurbhanj district were allegedly thrashed by some locals today. According to reports, local youths had allegedly made some obscene gestures to the tourists hailing from Digha in West Bengal. This led to an altercation between them, following which the locals allegedly […]
Mayurbhanj: A major fire has erupted in the Similipal Tiger Reserve under the Pithabata forest range of Mayurbhanj district engulfing vast areas affecting the endangered flora and fauna. The intensity of fire is so high that it has spread to peripheries making life difficult for the villagers living on the foothills of the mountain range […]
Cuttack: The legend of the mysterious animal that had killed over thousand sheep across Odisha has returned to haunt the State again. And it has started its killing spree from the same place where it had all begun, Niali in Cuttack district, by killing three sheep and injuring two. As per reports, three sheep of […]
Balasore: A Rogue monkey, who have so far attacked 13 people, including two children in Nilagiri area of Balasore district leaving the locals panicked, has finally been caught by a special team from Similipal. Earlier, forest officials along with locals of Mankadia tribal community laid traps and adopted other techniques to capture the animal. However, […]
Niali: An eerie emptiness has engulfed the cowsheds and stables in Niali area which has seen more than 100 sheep being killed by a mysterious animal, and panic-stricken farmers are now sheltering their livestock inside their homes. The headache for Sudarsan Behera, a farmer from Khulisa village after losing 3 sheep from a herd of […]
Bhubaneswar: While the killing of sheep at Niali in Cuttack district continues with the death of one more sheep, another such incident has been reported at Alipingala in Jagatsinghpur district where nine sheep were killed on Thursday. The incident has sent shockwaves in Jagatsinghpur as Niali fear continues unabated with fresh sheep deaths being reported […]
Cuttack: Even as the killing of sheep in Niali region of the district continues to shroud in mystery despite slew of government measures, three more fresh deaths were reported from Jamugaradi village of Niali block last night. Being irate over the government’s failure in tracing out the killer, villagers took to the street and staged […]
Cuttack: All efforts of the forest department including night patrolling, bursting of crackers and laying of traps failed to yield any desired result as three more sheep were killed and five injured by the mysterious creature at Nati village in Niali of the district last night. Two more sheep went missing from the village since […]
Bhubaneswar: Funds would no longer be hindrance in carrying out development of Simlipal biosphere reserve as Rs 64 crores have been earmarked to be spent in the next 5 years. The proposal was cleared at the Biosphere Reserve Management Council meeting headed by Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi here on Saturday. A comprehensive management action plan […]
Baripada: Similipal National Park and sanctuary in Odisha has been closed for visitors from today following the arrival of monsoon. A senior official of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) informed that the prohibition period for visitors starts from June and extends up to the end of October every year as the road connectivity in the sanctuary […]
Bhubaneswar: An elephant counting exercise has begun on Tuesday in Similipal, Kuldiha and Soro to estimate the number of pachyderms in the sanctuaries. The process is likely to continue till May 13. The forest officials are using both line-transect and dung count methods to ascertain the exact numbers of elephants. The forest department has constituted […]