Guwahati, May 11: Director Satyendra Singh announced Assam’s Kaziranga National Park will be shut for visitors from next week.
In addition to that, jeep and elephant safaris will be closed from May 16 due to heavy rainfall making it difficult for jeeps to ply for safaris.
The peak safari season is from November 1 to April 30.
“Similarly, the temperatures have also increased in the last couple of days and under these circumstances…Taking these factors into consideration, we have decided to close the park,” Singh said.
“We tried to follow the government’s directives but due to the weather factors, we took the decision to close the park from May 16. However, we are going to put in efforts to make sure that it reopens on October 1,” the park director added.
Kaziranga is famous for one horned rhinos and tigers which is 190 kms away from Guwahati and the total area of the park is 430 sq.km