Golaghat, Mar 19: Assam's Kaziranga National Park received over 2.20 lakh visitors in 2021-22, the highest in the last 12 years, and the revenue earned from tourist footfall surpassed Rs 4 crore, according to official data.
The number of foreign tourists visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site has dipped in the last two years owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions.
As per data, annual footfall from 2010-11 to 2014-15 ranged from 1 lakh to 1.32 lakh. Between 2015-16 and 2020-21, the number of yearly visitors did not exceed 1.88 lakh. In 2021-22, the park registered as many as 2,20,760 tourists. In terms of revenue, the year 2017-18 recorded maximum earnings at Rs 5,60,66,795. The next two years saw a marginal dip, though the annual earnings remained over Rs 4.80 crore.
The revenue further plunged to Rs 3.54 crore in 2020-21. Earnings in 2021-22 stood at Rs 4,46,75,660.