Manas National Park in Assam opened for tourists
Renowned tourism destination and World Heritage Site of Assam, Manas National Park, was opened for tourists on Wednesday, 10th October 2018.
The national park was inaugurated by Kampa Borgoyari , Deputy Chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). A huge gathering was present on the occasion. To the amusement of the visitors traditional art forms like Bihu dance, Zikir, Bodo dance and Naam Prasang were performed on the inauguration.
A huge procession was taken out on the occasion. The colourful procession was participated by a large number of local people, elephants, members of different organizations and artistes.
“This year we are expecting a huge crowd in the national park,” said Borgoyari, while speaking on the occasion.
“Last year 480 foreign tourists visited the national park, while the number of domestic tourists who visited the national park was around 5000,” he added.
The BTC administration with the aids of State and Central Governments has taken several steps to improve the infrastructure of the Manas National Park. There are facilities of elephant safari and jeep safari for tourists in the national park. 15 elephants are arranged for the safari.
Meanwhile, Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya opened the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary for tourists at 8 am. Assam Minister of State for health Pijush Hazarika was also present at the event.