Hardly a couple of hours driving distance to the east of Guwahati City, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Marigaon District of Assam. At a distance of 60 kilometers from town, approaching this sanctuary from Guwahati is one of the most beautiful journeys passing through a semi-hilly region alongside the River Brahmaputra. Spread over a 38.8 square kilometer area, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary occupies a small portion of the magical village of Mayong.
The Sanctuary harbours the world's highest density of One horned Rhinoceros, located in Morigaon
district, but close to Guwahati City. The habitat comprises of Assam alluvial grassland with hilly forests for an area of 38.81 sq. kms. This is also an Important Bird Area.
What you expect to see:
Mammals: A total of 81 Rhinoceros were sighted during the estimation in April, 2006. Other mammals found are Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, feral Buffalo, Wild pigs, Chinese pangolins etc.
Birds: Altogether 375 species of both migratory and resident birds of 46 families have been recorded so far, with 14 listed in the Indian Red Data Book.
Fishes: An important breeding ground for a variety of fishes.
Amphibians: 9 species of amphibians have been recorded.
Reptiles: 27 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary.
Visitor facilities: Elephant ride & Jeep Safari facilities are available. Suitable site for bird watching with guaranteed Rhino sighting. Picnic site near Garanga Beel.
Best time for visit: November to March.