After nearly five months of monsoon break, the Similipal National Park, home to hundreds of elephants and other wildlife animals, reopens for visitors from today.

As per the prior information by the national park authorities, entry permits to the visitors will be issued at Kaliani and Pithabata entry points between 6 am to 9 am. The tourists would have to leave the sanctuary area latest by 5 pm everyday.

Night stay for tourists have been made at certain places inside the sanctuary like Kumari, Gudugudia, Ramatirtha, Barehipani and Jamuani which can be booked online at website www.ecotourodisha.com on payments.

Housing varied flora and fauna, the national park encompassing a Tiger Reserve and a sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist destination in eastern India.

Besides the rich flora and fauna, tourists can also enjoy beautiful waterfalls at Jaronda, Barehipani and Chahala.