Bhitarkanika Reopens for Visitors


Bhubaneswar: The Bhitarkanika National Park which was closed for three months to facilitate crocodile breeding and nesting reopened for visitors on Tuesday.

The park was closed for tourists and visitors from May 1 as crocodiles tend to become violent during the breeding and nesting season.

The Bhitarkanika National Park is famous for its saltwater crocodiles, resident and migrant avian species and a huge variety of mangrove species.

Around 50,000 tourists visit the wildlife sanctuary every year. Boat ride along the mangrove-covered water bodies of the national park is a major attraction for tourists.

It is also known as the world’s largest rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles.