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Kaziranga National Park Prepares for 'Greater Kaziranga' Experience as It Reopens After Monsoon

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Kaziranga National Park Prepares for 'Greater Kaziranga' Experience as It Reopens After Monsoon
Unlocking 'Greater Kaziranga': What to Expect on Your Next Visit
Guwahati, Assam - October 14, 2023:  Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, renowned for its one-horned rhinos and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is set to welcome visitors once again following the monsoon season from October 15, with a fresh approach known as 'Greater Kaziranga.'

In a bid to enhance the visitor experience, the authorities at Kaziranga National Park are opting for a phased reopening of the park. The initial focus will be on two of its ranges, Kohora and Bagori. This decision stems from the current condition of roads within the park, which have been adversely affected by the annual floods.

Sonali Ghosh, the director of Kaziranga National Park, emphasized the aspiration to open up 'Greater Kaziranga' for tourists. The Greater Kaziranga initiative offers a range of new experiences, including a nature walk trail in Burhachapori Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, a boat ride for dolphin watching in Bhomoraguri, a visit to the iconic tourist village Biswanath Ghat, as well as opportunities for nature trekking and bird watching in Panbari and Chirang trails.

"These are some of the new experiences we aim to offer to our visitors," Ghosh mentioned. It's worth noting that Kaziranga National Park is home to the highest concentrations of the Big-5, comprising the Asiatic Elephant, greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer, and Bengal Tiger.

To make the 'Greater Kaziranga' initiative even more enticing, park authorities recommend that visitors plan for a minimum three-night stay. This extended stay allows tourists to immerse themselves in the unique experiences that Kaziranga and its surrounding areas have to offer.

Biswanath Ghat, situated on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River, recently received the prestigious "Best Tourism Village of India 2023" award from the Union Tourism Ministry on World Tourism Day. This enchanting tourist destination, known for its historical and religious significance, is often referred to as "Gupta Kashi."

In compliance with central guidelines, the Kaziranga National Park authorities have decided to temporarily close its key ranges for half a day on Wednesdays. This strategic move aims to distribute visitor footfall more evenly throughout the park, ensuring a balanced and enjoyable experience for all.

The reopening of Kaziranga National Park brings the promise of adventure, wildlife conservation, and unforgettable moments in the heart of Assam's natural wonders. As 'Greater Kaziranga' takes center stage, it's an exciting opportunity for visitors to explore the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.