The world famous Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur district will remain closed for tourists from Tuesday till further orders, due to surge in Omicron/corona cases and guidelines issued by the government to tackle the disease.
Dr Jitendra Ramgaonkar, Field Director, TATR, said that entire booking amount of the advance bookings made for the the period starting from January 11 will be deposited in e-wallet of the respective booking account in 10 working days. The amount in e-wallet shall be valid till June 30, 2023, he pointed out.
The park was opened on October 1last for tourists enjoying jungle safari and TATR registered a good number of tourists visiting this destination due to more chances of sighting tigers during safari. The management had recently allowed persons having completed two doses of vaccination, using masks, sanitizers and other covid rules.
Similarly, Jayoti Banerjee, Chief Conservator of Forest and Field Director of Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amravati district, also informed that tourism activities had been closed from Monday. Jungle safari, elephant ride, tracking, parks, resort bookings, canteens etc have been closed in view of directives from the government. It may be mentioned here that Pench, Bor, Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserves, Umred-Paoni-Karhandla Wildlife sanctuaries and other parks in Vidarbha have also been kept closed from Tuesday for safari purpose. Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada Zoo & Park has been closed for tourists from Monday.