Guwahati, October 15: Picturesque Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam on the bank of the Brahmaputra will be thrown open for tourists for the current season from October 21 next and the inauguration will be graced by the Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Park authority is preparing the guidelines in view of the COVID pandemic to be followed by the tourists while visiting the Park.
Meanwhile, the district administration has directed all the lodges, hotels and resorts surrounding the National Park famous for its treasure trove of one-horned rhinoceros, to undertake sanitisation of the facilities as per the SOP and COVID guidelines issued by the government.
Famous for its its unique Big 5 -- one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian elephant, wild water buffalo and swamp deer -- Kaziranga National Park draws a large number of tourists every year from within and outside the country.
Considered as the one of the most successful rhino conservation efforts on the globe, Kaziranga National Park in Assam boasts of a pool of over 2400 one-horned rhinos that thrive on its sprwaling grassland dotted with numerous wetlands.