For the 2022–2023 tourist season, the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve were reopened under the jurisdiction of Eastern Assam Wildlife Division on Sunday.
In a general notice issued by Ramesh Kumar Gogoi, Divisional Forest Officer of Eastern Assam Wildlife Division in Bokakhat stated that currently the park is partially opened only for Jeep Safari in two ranges– Kaziranga Range, Kohora and Western Range in Bagori due to the conditions of the roads because of inclement weather.
“At present, tourists are allowed to travel up to Bimoli Tiniali via Donga tower under Western Range, Bagori and from Mihimukh via Daflang tower to Vaichamari Junction under Kaziranga Range, Kohora till further notification/orders,” the DFO said in the notice.
The Kaziranga National Park was opened to visitors on September 22 by Sadhguru Vasudev and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Along with Vasudev, Chief Minister Sarma also erected three rhino statues at Mihimukh in Kaziranga on that day. The ashes gathered from burning rhino horns were used to build these statues of rhinos. Assam government on September 22 set a stockpile of 2,479 rhino horns on fire to send a clear message to poachers and illicit horn merchants that rhino horns have no medicinal value