We booked two jeeps because we were eight people and with a ranger beside the driver in each jeep, we set off into the forest. The jeep safari gets exciting and a bit scary as it goes deep into the jungle and we had learnt from the ranger that there are jaguars too in the jungle, although only seen by the rangers at nighttime. It was a balmy day without any sun and quite chilly. We had many rhino sightings. Pobitora is the best place to see the rhino at close range as it has a rhino population of more than a 100. We loved watching the baby rhinos. We also saw wild boars and bison. Orchids had just started blossoming and the forest was filled with them; we later learnt that the forest has 108 types of orchids, although it being early spring, the orchids were not in bloom yet. The water bodies were home to a variety of birds. The ranger provided us with stories of the forest and anecdotes as we enjoyed the safari. We also got to see the apartments of the forest rangers deep inside the forest.
On our return, it was past lunchtime and although there are one or two places near the park to eat, we decided to wait until we reached the highway because you are spoilt for choice once you hit the highway. After a nice hot meal at Dichang on the highway, we were back home by 6 p.m. Although, I am not a wildlife kind of person, all in all it was quite a pleasurable day trip and if you are hard on time during your north-east trip, the best and easiest place to see Assam's famous rhino in the wild, at close range.