The World Heritage site, Manas National Park, was officially opened for tourists on October 4th, 2019 amid pomp and gaiety.
The tourist would be able to enter the park through Bahbari entrance gate, Kahitama Bit Office, Bhuyanpara Range Office, Kokilabari and Panbari Range Office
The park has also introduced elephant and jeep safari to attract the tourists. 18 elephants and 60 jeeps are the new additions for the safari inside the sanctuary
The Park was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Kampa Borgoyari in presence of a huge gathering. Borgoyari was escorted to the park in a colourful rally. Addressing the crowd, Borgoyari said that he is expecting that visitors to the national park will increase manifold.
The Park has banned single-use plastic inside its campus. The park has banned strictly prohibited picnics inside its premises and in addition to that plastic packets, plastic water bottles etc will not be allowed. The park authorities have informed that the violators will be fined.
It may be mentioned here that the park was closed on June 30th, 2019 due to inclement weather.
As per reports, a total of 42,329 domestic tourists and 658 foreign tourists visited the park in 2018-19. They have collected a revenue of Rs. 93,58,497 from domestic tourists. and Rs. 6,24,428 from foreign tourists. Besides, the park collected Rs.6,80,575 from vehicles coming from neighbouring Bhutan.
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