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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

In the State of Assam, India there are many places to visit. There are different National Park or Wildlife Sanctuary in this place. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is one of them. This National Park is located in the Marigaon district. This park situated near the Guwahati. This park covers an area of 38.8 sq. km. Pobitora was declared a reserved forest in 1971 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1987. The ideal duration of this park is 2 hours. Assamese and English languages are used in this place. There are many attractions in this park. The Main Wildlife Found in this park are Rhinoceros, Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, Wild bear. This wildlife is mainly famous for its great Indian One-horned rhinoceros.

Flora and Fauna

Flora : Diverse vegetation is found in this sanctuary. The hills in the area are responsible for such a vast and mixed type of vegetation. The sanctuary has a great number of coconut trees growing in it.

Fauna : There are different kinds of fauna’s found in this national park. Asiatic Lion, the leopard, species of monkeys, Leopard, Jackal, Wild Boar, Chinese Pangolin, Smooth Indian Otter, Large Indian Civet Cat, Leopard, Jackal, Wild Boar, Chinese Pangolin etc. are found in this park.  There are also 200 species of birds found in this park.

Places to visit near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Manas National Park
  • Bhuvaneshwari Temple
  • Brahmaputra River Side
  • Lal Ganesh Mandir

Attractions of  Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Mammals: The sanctuary is famous for its one horned Indian Rhinoceros. Other animals that are seen here in the park are the Asiatic, Indian One Horned Rhino, Leopard, Jackal, Wild Boar, Chinese Pangolin, Smooth Indian Otter, Large Indian Civet Cat, Small Indian Civet Cat, etc.
  • Birds: The wildlife sanctuary has nearly 200 different species of birds. Some of them that are commonly spotted at the park are the white necked stork, the pelican and the teal.
  • Safaris: In order to have a successful trip to the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary one needs to plan prior to the trip. One can take an elephant safari or a jeep safari to view the entire sanctuary. A jeep safari will cover the entire area of the sanctuary but will not be able to take you in the depth of the forest. While the elephant safari on the other hand will make sure that you are in close proximity with the animals in the park.

Timing of Safari

Elephant Safari : 6:30 AM  7:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Jeep Safari : 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Timing

The timing of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is from 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM and  1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to March. 

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 22 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 10 degree Celsius to 26 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air :  Guwahati airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 51 km from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

By Rail :  Guwahati railway station is the nearest railway station from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

By Road : Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is well-connected to all major cities.