In a good news for nature lovers and tourists, the Similipal National Park, which was closed for the last few months, will reopen for tourists from November 1.
Tourists can book tickets online on a first come and first serve basis by logging into www.similipal.com and odishatourism.gov.in.
"Indian authorities report that rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations," the advisory added.
The government on Wednesday took a decision to restrict vehicles of other states from using the Kalinga Ghat road as the drivers are not accustomed to the hairpin bends of the road.
Israel restricted the entry of foreign visitors in March 2020 and later eased the restrictions. As cases of the highly infectious Omicron variant were detected in late 2021, the country virtually closed its skies to foreign tourists.
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