Kaziranga National Park is abuzz again with visitors as the famous tourist destination witnesses better footfall after the COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed.
More than 50,000 visitors visited the Kaziranga National Park in Assam since October 1 this year. The national park, which was reopened for tourists after the normal summer break on October 1, witnessed more than 18,000 visitors in the month of October.
Jeep safari inside the national park was opened from October 1 while elephant safari service was restarted a month later from November 1.
In November, more than 32,000 visitors visited the national park while it collected a revenue of more than Rs 1.62 crore this fiscal.
Locals operating homestays and jeep safaris say that the forthcoming New Year season looks promising as bookings suggest brisk business since the pandemic almost stopped their source of income.
“We are booked for the New Year. We lost most of our savings because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. But things are returning to normalcy now,” said a homestay owner.