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The Burapahar forest range of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) has been opened for tourists on Wednesday morning.

A small ceremony was also held for marking the opening of the forest range on Wednesday.

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After the ribbon cutting and coconut breaking ceremonies were conducted by KNP director Periyarswami Shivkumar and Kaliabor sub-divisional officer Bitopan Neog, the Buraphar forest range was formally declared open for tourists.

Other dignitaries who attended the ceremony include Kaziranga Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Ramesh Gogoi, World Wide Fund ( WWF) senior coordinator Pranab Jyoti Bora, forest official Pradip Goswami, Pariprashik Unnayan Samiti members and staff of the national park.

Moreover, a food outlet has also been inaugurated at Natundanga village in Kaliabor.

Tourists will be able to enjoy authentic Karbi fare at the food outlet.

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It may be mentioned that the Burapahar forest range has been opened for tourists a few days after KNP’s Agratoli forest range had been opened for tourists on November 1.

Apart from the opening of Agratoli forest range, elephant safaris were also opened for tourists at Kohora and Bagori forest ranges.

Most of the forest ranges of the national park were opened for tourists after Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremoniously opened the national park for visitors on October 12 last.

Uttam Saikia

Uttam Saikia is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kaziranga. He can be reached at: uttambkt@gmail.com