With the onset of the monsoon season in most parts of India, many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are deciding to close their doors to tourists and visitors. This is a common measure that is taken each and every rainy season. This year too, some places are shutting down their doors for some time. As of now, we came to know about the news of the closing of two places in Maharashtra. Here are all the details of this significant decision.
These National Parks Are Getting Closed Because Of The Rainy Season
The doors of Chandoli National Park and Radhanagari-Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra are closed to visitors this monsoon. According to a report by The Times of India (IndiaTimes), the safari rides at the Chandoli National Park are coming to a halt on 15 June, Thursday. The Chandoli dam is also getting shut down. Usually, these places stop all these operations for tourists from the initial days of June. But monsoon entered Maharashtra a bit late and that is why, the dates for closing these places got postponed as well. According to the schedule, the Chandoli National Park will reopen on 15 October only if everything works accordingly.
Radhanagari- Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary is also closed and all the touristy operations have been stopped as well. If all the plans come to action in real-time, this place will open on 1 November.
Why Are These Places Shut Down During The Monsoons?
It is always a wise decision to not travel to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries during the monsoon. First, it is very unsafe to explore forests in between mud and water. It becomes a bit unsafe for all the birds, animals, and wildlife as well. One can even spot dangerous snakes crawling out of the forests. Another primary reason for closing these places during the rainy season is because this time of the year is the breeding season of wildlife.
Sometimes, there are more reasons for national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to stop any tourist from entering the premises. The decisions are taken by focusing on all kinds of precautionary measures.
If you have plans to explore these national parks in Maharashtra, postpone your travel plans for some time.
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