Buxa Tiger Reserve Open For Tourists
The state forest department allowed the entry of tourists to the peripheral areas of the Buxa Tiger Reserve from today.
In Buxa, entry of tourists was restricted from June 16 to September 15 every year as it was the breeding season of wild animals.
Biplab Dey, the joint secretary of the Dooars Tourism Development Forum, said many tourists had shown interest in spending nights in Jainti and Buxa hills of the Buxa Tiger Reserve because of unrest in the Darjeeling hills.
"We are grateful to the forest minister for allowing tourists to visit the two spots.
They will not be allowed to enter the core areas of the reserve," Dey said.
Buxa hill is famous for trekking. The cost of ticket is Rs 60 per person and Rs 200 is charged for a four-wheeler to enter BTR.