IANS | 23 Sep, 2022
Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) is likely to
reopen for tourists after October 15, officials said.
Conservator of Forests Ramesh Gogoi said: "We have planned to open
Kaziranga around October 15. But we could not finalise the date due to
inclement weather in the state. Rainfall is happening across many places
He also said that from the ashes of the rhino horns
burnt last year, three statues of rhinos are in making at Kaziranga and
will be completed within a week.
"We hope that this will attract tourists," Gogoi added.
National Park and Tiger Reserve is a major tourist destination in
Assam. Every year a huge number of visitors from India and abroad come
here to see one-horned rhinos and other species.
park used to open from November 15. But due to the Covid pandemic, the
last two years witnessed a decline in the number of tourists, and that
is why the Forest Department planned to open the park in October to make
up for the losses.
The World Rhino Day was observed on Thursday
in Kaziranga to spread awareness about the different Rhinoceros species
and the dangers they face.