Assam tourism: Kaziranga National park recieves 2.75 lakhs tourists genereting highest revenue record of all time
Disclosing this information, Director of KNP&TR, Jatin Sharma said altogether 2,75,835 tourists visited the UNESCO World Heritage Park famous for one horned rhinos for the period October 2021 to May 2022, setting an all-time record revenue collection of Rs.6,39,23,389. Altogether 2,74,116 domestic and 1,719 foreign tourists visited the park.
In 2020-2021 the park received 1,67,644 tourists with total revenue garnered being Rs.3,60,00,611. In the year 2019-2020, a total of 1,42,859 tourists visited the park, generating a revenue of Rs.4,20,63,541. The tourist flow to the park was affected during the period 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. In 2018-2019, the inflow of tourists was partially affected due to COVID-19.
The rise in rhino population at the Unesco world heritage site has gone up to 2,613 from 2,413, recorded in 2018.
KNP director Jatindra Sarmas said the increase in the population of rhinos, the flagship animal of the park, has been satisfactory. “Besides natural deaths, many rhinos have died in two devastating floods since the last rhino census in 2018. A rise by 200 rhinos is very significant”.