Bhitarkanika National Park to Reopen for Visitors Tomorrow


Bhubaneswar: The Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district which was closed for three months to facilitate crocodile breeding and nesting will reopen tomorrow.

Visitors will be allowed to enter the mangrove wetlands through three main entry points Chandabali, Khola and Gupti.

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.

Bhitarkanika, also a wild life sanctuary, found a mention in the Guinness World Records in 2006 with a 23-foot saltwater crocodile listed as the largest in the world. It is also known as the world’s largest rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles.