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Kaziranga National Park to open on Oct 1, a month earlier than the usual date

This bit of news is sure to make every wildlife enthusiast really happy.

According to a report by The Shillong Times, the government of Assam has decided to throw open the gates of the Kaziranga National Park for tourists from October 1 this year, exactly a month before it usually opens for the year-ending season.

Home to the one-horned rhinos, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is popular among both domestic and international travellers, and it is the same reason why the national park will see an early opening this time, thanks to a directive by the Chief Minister of Assam,

Reportedly, the park authorities and the Assam Forest Department are working hard to make sure that the roads, bridges, and other infrastructure inside the park, which were damaged during the devastating floods earlier this year, are repaired before the tourist season starts.

Apart from the one-horned rhinos, the Kaziranga National Park is known worldwide for its population of elephants, tigers, buffaloes, spotted deer, hog deer, bear, varieties of reptiles, and plenty of winged species. The park received the world attention earlier this year when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited it earlier this year. Also see: IN PICS: Kaziranga through the eyes of Prince William and Kate Middleton

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