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CNP reopens tourism activities


Nepalnews
2021 Oct 03, 11:35, Kathmandu

Tourism activities have been officially reopened inside the Chitwan National Park. Tourism activities were closed with the start of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourism activities inside the park, which is closed every year during the rainy season, reopens as soon as the rain subsides. This year however the activities had remained closed due to COVID-19 and have now reopened.

All kinds of tourism activities inside and outside the park have been opened, Chief Conservation Officer of the park, Ananath Baral said. He said that the jeep safari has also begun after the road inside the park was repaired. Elephant safaris along with jeeps ride and jungle walks are also available at the community forest adjacent to the park.

Visitors can also stay in the tower-houses built inside the community forest. Boat ride can also be enjoyed which takes place on the Rapti River, which flows through the park.

According to Deepak Bhattarai, president of the Regional Hotel Association Sauraha, tourists visiting Sauraha will now be able to participate in all the activities of the national park.

The number of tourists is expected to increase as soon as the park opens. Bhattarai said that the number of domestic tourists has been gradually increasing since the beginning of the festival. Even foreign tourists have started coming. Small gatherings, conferences, seminars, and other programs are being held in Sauraha, Patihani, Jagatpur, and Meghauli.

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