Kaziranga National Park closed from 16 May 2019 for tourists

Kaziranga National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site will remain close for tourists from 16th May of 2019 until further Government orders due to monsoon as per order issued by the Divisional Forest Officer of Kaziranga National Park. In the notice, forest official stated: “This is notified for general information to all concerned that Kaziranga National Park will remain closed for the visitors from 16th May, 2019 until further orders. The Kaziranga National Park Authority shall not be liable for any damages and/ or financial losses to any person or entity due to closure of the Park. The inconvenience caused if any is regretted”

Earlier, elephant safari for visitors was stopped by the park authority with effect from May 1, 2019 until further orders.

The National Park is home to the Great Indian One Horned Rhino. It is the home to about 2500+ (Approx.) rhinos and is the only suitable and largest habitat in the world. The park is also know for other animals like Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Water Buffalo, Elephant, Eurasian Oter, Great Indian Hornbil, Kalij Pheasant, Eagle, Hoolock Gibbon and many other birds and reptiles along-with its wetlands, elephant grass and beautiful scenery. During the monsoon due to heavy rain which generally starts from April creates a muddy surface on the jungle roads which make it difficult to drive the safari vehicles inside the Park. Also due to flood many of the wild animals take shelter on the jungle roads or on the raised platforms inside the National Park.