Kaziranga to be Opened for Tourists from 1st Nov

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The UNESCOWorldHeritageSiteKazirangaNational Park which is currently closed for the monsoon will reopen to tourists on November 1st 2012.

According to Park authorities, maintenance of roads and other infrastructure are going on inside the park. Chief wildlife conservator of forest (Kaziranga) N K Vasu said, “We will open the park on November 1 as usual so tourists from India and abroad can visit Kaziranga and enjoy the beauty of the WorldHeritageSitePark.”

“Although the annual monsoon is over, several low-lying areas of the park are still under water, so tourists will be restricted from these areas while visiting the park,” Vasu said. He added the roads and bridges that were damaged in the floods have been repaired to ensure a smooth visit for tourists in the park.

He said that the tourist would have to wait for a few days to visit the whole park as some low-lying areas are still under water.

The recent Supreme Court verdict on the withdrawal of the ban on tourism in the core areas of tiger reserves will definitely to provide a boost to the Kaziranga tourism industry. On July 24, the SC had imposed a ban on all tourist activities in the core areas of tiger reserves and had extended the ban till September 27 on August 29. Several organizations and thousands of individuals in Kaziranga protested against the order of the apex court and pleaded for withdraw of the order in the interest of the people dependent on the national park for their livelihood.

KazirangaNational Park is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Assam for domestic and foreign tourists, mainly due to the one-horned rhinos.

According to government sources, the park has been recording an increasing number of tourists every year.

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