The Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve decided to suspend elephant safari and rafting activities at the park from May 1. Apart from the safari and rafting, the closure of the upper bungalow, lower bungalow and dormitory at Mothanguri was ordered by the field director of Manas National Park, a statement said.
According to the national park authorities, the order will come into effect from May 1, 2022, until further notice. Notably, the order was issued last week on Tuesday. It is in line with the orders from Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Tiger Conservation Authority. The statement further informed that owing to the poor condition of roads, some of them will remain closed for tourists from the same date. The roads that will remain closed include Uchila Camp to Chorphuli camp and onwards to Mothanguri main road under Bansbari range; Range Office to Kanchanbari camp and Sewali camp to Dwimary closed include Uchila Camp to Chorphuli camp and onwards to Mothanguri main road under Bansbari range; Range Office to Kanchanbari camp and Sewali camp to Dwimary camp roads under Bhuyanpara range; and all roads under Kahitama Beat, Panbari Range and Kuklung Range. ManasNational Park is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo.