13 Wildlife Spots Reopened in 4 States This Week! Check Them Out Here

As the Covid19 Pandemic hit the world, the world went in a lockdown. Almost every activity was put on an abrupt halt. In view of resuming life back to normal, the Government of India has given permission to sectors like hotel and transportation to reopen from June 8. Many states took it as a cue and planned to open several tourist attractions, including National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary, along with other allied services. Here is a list of states and parks that might welcome tourists again:

1.    Rajasthan:

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The Forest Management and Decision Support System, Rajasthan Forest Department has decided upon opening the following national parks and wildlife sanctuary: Keoladeo National Park, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve. However, the date of opening is still unclear but the forest department has issued guidelines to conduct tours in near future. The booking process has been made online. Thermal screening of the visitors will be compulsory. The timings will differ considering  the need to not let the crowd gather at a place. Sanitizers, masks and gloves will be made available at particular points as per the cleaning and disinfection protocols. 

2.    Karnataka:

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After almost three months of lockdown, the Government of Karnataka has now opened wildlife spots, parks and zoos for visitors. Spots like Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Cauvery Tiger Reserve and National Parks at Nagarahole and Bandikpur. Government has issued strict guidelines for the forest authority as well as the visitors. The number of entries have been reduced to half for regular safaris. Thermal screening of every visitor is mandatory with systematic arrangements for sanitization along with masks and gloves. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary has also been thrown open with similar protocols of social distancing and sanitization.   

3.    Madhya Pradesh:

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As per the recent press release from the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, wildlife spots like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve have been thrown open and are all set to accept bookings. The bookings for the following spots can be made online between June 15 to June 30. The guidelines regarding cleaning and sanitization are to be acted upon strictly. Thermal screening is mandatory for every visitor along with other safety gears. 

4.    Uttarakhand:

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Before closing for monsoons, the Uttarakhand Forest Authorities have decided to reopen Jim Corbett and Rajaji Tiger Reserves for a few days. The tours are to be conducted under strict protocols of safety and social distancing. Thermal screening is compulsory for tourists, drivers and guides at every entry point. Wearing face masks has been made mandatory too.

Which wldlife spot can you not wait to visit? Let us know in the comments below.

This post was published by Ishika Wahane

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