Guwahati: Good news for the tourism sector of Assam as the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) has received good response from domestic and foreign tourists. Officially opened on 1st October, KNP had a busy day on Sunday with visitors queuing for Jeep Safari. Tourists have arrived from all over the country to enjoy the flora and fauna of the national park.
Apart from people from across the state, tourists from Kerala, Jharkhand also visited the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. The authorities of the park has made it mandatory for everyone to wear masks, use hand sanitisers, and maintain social distance with others.
The drivers of the jeep safaris are extremely happy and delighted to sees such footfall in the park after so long.
Speaking to News Live one of the members from the Jeep Safari service thanked Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma for thinking about them and reopening the national park.
“On the 1st day of the reopening of the park we gave free safari rides to five tourist groups. We are really happy that finally the park has been opened for the tourists and we want to thank our CM for thinking about the plights we faced during lockdown and decided to reopen the park. We also want to thank the media persons who has publicize the news of reopening the park as a result of which we are observing such good number of footfall in the park,” said one of the members of Jeep Safari Service.
The Kaziranga national park remained shut for the past several months due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Kaziranga National Park reopened once again for tourists on October 1.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by State Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and PCCF (Wildlife) Amit Sahai.