One of the best place to visit when you are in Guwahati is the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. It is famous for the one horned rhino; you can spot a lot of them. It is home to thousands of migratory birds which can spotted especially from November to January. Also Pobitora is famous for wild buffaloes, barking deer and leopard. It’s also a very famous picnic spot. Two other attractions inside the park are the Haduk Hanging Bridge and the Garanga Beel Pond. Enjoy the dense forest of Assam while doing a jeep safari in the reserve forest.
This wildlife sanctuary shelters the highest density of Indian rhinos in the world. It is located 30 km East of Guwahati. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a denser population of the Great Indian one horned rhinos and is also home to more than 2000 migratory birds. It is so popular with the bird-watchers that it has the tag of “Bharatpur of the East”. The wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of just 38 sq km. It’s a small heavenly place with raw wilderness, wildlife and greenery. This place gained popularity because it’s a great stop over for to Kaziranga Park. The dense population of rhinos in this small area increases the chances of spotting the one-horned rhino. Apart from this there are other animals as well wild boar, leopard, barking deer, wild buffalo, etc.
Situated in the floodplains of the mighty Brahmaputra, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the densest population of the greater one-horned rhinoceros, in the world. Located in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam, the sanctuary is just an hour and a half's drive away from Guwahati.
How to Reach Pabitora Wildlife SanctuaryIt is approximately 1 and ½ to 2 hours from Guwahati, depending on which part of Guwahati you start your journey from. The shortest route by road is via Chandrapur en route Mayang, the place which is famous for its dark history of black magic. If you have your own conveyance, nothing better but tourist do not have the luxury. There are two ways how you can reach there as tourist, without personal vehicle.Hiring a Taxi – This is the easiest and most convenient way to go to Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary but slightly expensive if you are on a solo venture. The cost of hiring tax to and fro might cost you around Rs 3000 or more, depending on the taxi service.Taking Public Transport – This route is slightly tricky and takes slightly longer time. Hire a shared trekker or vehicle from Narangi, Guwahati to a place called Gowardhan. From there you have to change and take a shared Vehicle to Mayang. From Mayang, you get shared vehicle to Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
This place is a little unheard of and Kazinranga National Park is always chosen over Pobitora when in Assam. No doubt about the former, it has a larger variety of animals to offer than Pobitora. But since I was in a hurry and was staying in Guwahati for 1 and a half day only, I did not wish to miss out on the wildlife of Assam. Located at a distance that can be covered in only 2 hours, I guess this was my obvious choice.