The Orang National Park (ONP) in Assam will reopen for tourists on Thursday after remaining closed for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the monsoon season.
Located on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, Orang National Park in Darrang district will reopen for visitors with strict COVID-19 protocols.
“Orang National Park will be open for visitors following all the COVID-19 protocol and safety guidelines w.e.f 30th September’ 2021 for the coming tourist season of 2021-22 until further order,” said a notification.
Due to the poor condition of the roads due to recent floods in Assam, only a section of the safari route inside the park will however be opened to tourists at present.
The repair work for the remaining section of the road is on, and visitors will be notified regarding it in due time, said a forest official.
Orang National Park, which covers an area of about 79 square kilometers, is home to several wildlife species like the wild elephant, buffalo, hog deer, pygmy hog and Bengal florican.
Assam government has recently decided to drop former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s name from the Orang National Park.