Assam reopens Kaziranga National Park for visitors

Tourists will be allowed only a jeep safari and no elephant ride will be allowed.


(PHOTO: Twitter)

The Assam government on Friday reopened the Kaziranga National Park for nature lovers and tourists, months after it was shut due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya tweeted, "Momentous occasion for @assamforest & Assam’s rich tourism platform as we open the majestic @kaziranga_ today for nature lovers & tourists for the year 2021-22".

"During the re-opening ceremony of @kaziranga_ today, fed two of our giant friends who serve as important pillars of the conservation of Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve," the Minister said in another tweet.

Tourists will get partial access to only three ranges of the park for now. Tourists will be allowed only a jeep safari and no elephant ride will be allowed.

Kaziranga National Park is famous for the one-horned rhino and is of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India.

On May 3, the Assam government ordered for closure of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the state for visitors owing to the second wave of the pandemic. 

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First Published:Oct. 1, 2021, 1:17 p.m.

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