Tourists from across India arrive in Kaziranga


GUWAHATI: Assam’s iconic Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve that was closed for the past eight months is currently welcoming tourists from across India. Along with different parts of the state, tourists from Mumbai are also visiting Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park authorities have made wearing masks, using hand sanitizers and maintaining social distance compulsory for all visitors.

“We are following all COVID-19 protocols, cars, shoes are also being sanitized before entry,” said an official.

“wearing of mask is compulsory. Our shoes were also sanitized before entry. vehicles used in the Jeep Safari are also being sanitized,” said a tourist.

It is to be mentioned that Kaziranga National Park draws an enormous number of sightseers from India and abroad because of its populace of one-horned rhinos. The Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon regions of Assam. There are around 2500 one-horned rhinos in this park, which adds up to 66% of the worldwide one-horned rhino populace. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and was labeled as a Tiger Reserve in 2006 for its massive populace of tigers.