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The world heritage site Kaziranga National Park is set to reopen for tourists from November 1 after its routine closure for six months. The Park authority has also decided to keep the Jeep and Elephant Safari excursions open to visitors from that date until further order, a government release said.
Notably, Kaziranga National Park witnessed its highest inflow of domestic and foreign tourists last year. In the last season, the park earned Rs 2.67 crore as revenue from about 1 lakh domestic and 9,000 foreign tourists.
Sources also said, “State forest minister Rockybul Hussain will officially declare the park open at around 7.30 am in the Mihimukh area of the Kohora forest range. All the four forest ranges, Kohora, Bagori, Burapahar and Agoratoli, of the park will be open for visitors.”
Kaziranga which hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned Rhinoceroses, remains closed from June to September annually due to the flood season and maintenance work of the Park. However, this year due to heavy rains park has to earlier by the management for safety reasons.