The Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park located in Assam’s Darrang and Sonitpur districts will be opened for the visitors on November 1st, 2019 for this tourist season.
Entrance to the park in the region from the office of the park to the Satsimalu-Silbo Inspection Bunglow via Singbheti will be allowed initially as other roads in the park are under construction.
“The repair works of the damaged roads and other infrastructure are under process. All the gates will be opened once the repair is completed,” the Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi said.
It may be mentioned that the ravaged flood, which had hit 31 out of 33 districts in the state early this year, had damaged roads and other infrastructures of the park. It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a national park in1999.
The park is located at a distance of 32 kilometres from Tezpur, the nearest town, while 140 KM from Guwahati. The nearest railhead is Salonibari at a distance of 41 KM and Rangapara. On the other hand, the nearest airport is at Salonibari at a distance of 10 KM from Tezpur and 80 KM from the park.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal opened the Kaziranga National Park for the visitors on October 12th, 2019. Sonowal opened the Bagori and Kohora Range of the world heritage site for tourists at functions held at Bagori and Mihimukh.