After a monsoon closure, the Kaziranga National Park was formally opened to tourists on Saturday, September 24. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva of the Isha Foundation formally inaugurated the park. By Anushka Goel
On Saturday, September 24, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park was formally reopened for tourists and local visitors. With the tourist season around the corner, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Jaggi Vasudeva of Isha Foundation and State Tourism Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah went on a safari to reopen the park that had been closed since May due to the monsoon season.
Kaziranga National Park reopens after monsoon hiatus
His blessings are special. His teachings, extraordinary.
Revered @SadhguruJV, in whose presence Kaziranga National Park opened today for tourists, has a special message to save precious Rhinos. And indeed he enjoyed the Jeep Safari.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 24, 2022
Sadhguru, an adventure-lover, took on the driver’s seat with Sarma beside him, as they drove around the park. “Your chief minister is safe with me in the vehicle. It is a matter of great joy to open the park for tourists,” he said, reports Mint.
Sarma shared a video on Twitter of the park’s reopening to inform audiences about the latest development. In the same, he wrote, “His blessings are special. His teachings, extraordinary. Revered @SadhguruJV, in whose presence Kaziranga National Park opened today for tourists, has a special message to save precious Rhinos. And indeed he enjoyed the Jeep Safari. Tourism Min Shri @jayanta_malla accompanied (sic).”
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Along with the reopening, two statues of the one-horned rhinoceros were also unveiled in the Mihimukh area of the Kaziranga National Park. What is unique about them is the fact that they have been made by the ashes of the horns of the one-horned rhino. On September 22, 2021, a stockpile of 2,479 rhino horns was burnt, to send a strong message to poachers.
The reopening of the park will add another adventure to the list of wildlife lovers. The safari here is a thrilling experience, and witnessing these rhinos is the experience of a lifetime.
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