Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Assam: Orang National Park to reopen from September 30

By The Assam Tribune
Assam: Orang National Park to reopen from September 30

Photo: Twitter 

Guwahati, Sept 29: Located on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve in Darrang district will reopen for visitors from September 30 with strict COVID-19 protocols.

A notification from the government stated, "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."

Orang National Park is also known as the mini Kaziranga, the park covers an area of about 79 square kilometres. The park is home to several wildlife species like the wild elephant, buffalo, hog deer, pygmy hog and Bengal florican.

Earlier on September 2, Assam Cabinet had decided to drop former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's name from the Orang National Park.

The park was first established in 1985 as a sanctuary but was later declared as a national park in 1999.

Next Story