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Kaziranga National Park opens

Assam Minister Atuwa Munda on Sunday gave an order to open the Kaziranga National Park for the 2015-16 season in paving way for tourists visits , however lauded officials’ efforts to keep a tab on rhino poaching in and around the park.

The forest officials and guards were greatly appreciated  for coordinated efforts to conserve wildlife and were thanked by the environment and forest minister at a function at the Mihimukh forest range of the park.

The park is home to some 2,400 one-horned rhinos and has been declared as a world heritage site officially by UESCO. It is also known for its elephants, swamp deers, Asiatic wild buffaloes and tigers.

Simultaneously other ranges of the park Bagori, Agaratoli and Kahara were also opened for tourists.

“The domestic and foreign tourists have been waiting for the opening of the park. Many tourists have booked rooms in hotels and resorts near the park in advance,” Kaziranga divisional forest officer S.K. Seal Sarma told.

“There is a heavy rush today. Domestic and foreign tourists waited in queues to enter the park,” he added.

From Sunday onwards tourists would be able to cherish elephant safaris and jeep safaris , siad Seal.

This national park opens every year to visitors on November 1 till end of April and gets close from May 1 due to the monsoon season and floods that frequently occur.

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