Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the major wildlife sanctuaries of Assam. In this article, you can read about Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, location of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and how to reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Location of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Morigaon district of Assam (on the border of Nagaon and Kamrup district) at a distance of about 50-60 kms. east of Guwahati and about 17 kms. from National Highway 37 from Chamata.

About Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

To speak about the history of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the legend is that Princess Pabitara was the daughter of King of Mayong, who was died in her youth. So the king gave the name 'Pabitara' to this forest after the name of his beloved daughter. On 16 July 1971, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary was declares as a reserve forest and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1981.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 38.80 sq.km. providing an ideal habitat to rare and endangered species of birds and animals esp. one horned rhinoceros, wild buffaloes and wild pigs. Other animals preserved in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary includes Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, Civet Cat, Wild Bear, etc.; various species of reptiles and above 200 species of migratory birds. The density of rare and endangered One-horned Rhinoceros is five rhinos in one sq. km. area of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

When to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

The bets time to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is from the month of November to March as it is a wet evergreen type of forest.

How to reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is near capital and commercial city of Assam, Guwahati which is well connected by various means of transportation. Thus you can reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary by any of the following means:

By air:
the nearest airport to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is at Guwahati. The airport of Guwahati is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata and other metro cities of India.

By rail:
The nearest rail head is at Guwahati.

By road:
You can reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary by hiring a taxi or bus from Guwahati or any other nearby city.


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