Home to the densest population of One-horned Rhinos worldwide, the Pobitora Wildlife sanctuary is a small heaven for the wildlife lovers, located 30 km to the eastern of Guwahati. It is just one of two treasures of the famed and also decreasing in numbers one-horned Rhinos worldwide coupled with an outstanding birdlife which has actually made it the tag of "Bharatpur of the East". It has gotten enormous popularity because of its distance to Guwahati and as a stop en route to Kaziranga National Park.
About Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wildlife Sanctuary which is spread over an area of just 38 sq. kilometres is a tiny, heavenly segment of raw wild and greenery. The refreshing breeze of the lower Himalayas, the greenness as well calm of the sanctuary as well as the adventure of being one with nature suffices to attract anybody for a visit to this amazing place. The dense population of Rhinos allows one a greater possibility of spotting the endangered creature while on Elephant or jeep safaris.
How to Reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Air: Flights are offered for Guwahati from all major residential airports in India. From there, you can hire a cab till Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Rail: The nearest railhead is at Jagiroad which is well connected to Guwahati. From Jagiroad, you can take public buses or a cab.
Road: From Guwahati, Pobitora is a 2 hrs ride by means of a narrow road. If coming from Kaziranga on NH 37 take the route for Mayang at Jagiroad. Buses are available from Adabari Bus Station in Guwahati till Chamata. From Chamata catch a public bus for Kolangpur as well as take an auto rickshaw to the Shelter. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guwahati till Morigaon as well as a bus from Morigaon till the Sanctuary.
Best Time to Visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
The best time to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to February as the climate around that time is pleasurable throughout the day and cool during the night. One needs to carry along ample amounts of woollens throughout the months of December-January as a result of severe cold. Monsoon period should be strictly avoided as the region is susceptible to flash floods and the conditions of the roads make traveling almost impossible.
Jungle Safari Timings:
Elephant Safari: 06:30 AM / 07:30 AM and 14:30 PM
Jeep Safari: 07:00 AM and 15:00 PM