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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Guwahati

Fast facts Date of establishment- 1971. Area covered- 38.8square.kilometers. Chief Attraction- Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. Location- The sanctuary is situated at a distance of 50kms from Guwahati, Assam. Explore the wilds of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary! Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the district of Morigaon in Assam.


The place is at a distance of around 50kms from Guwahati and covers the area of both Kamrup and Nagaon district. The place was declared a sanctuary in the year 1971 so as to protect the famous Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. The sanctuary covers an area of around 38.8square.kilometers. The best time for visiting the place is between the months of November-March.


Flora- The place is quite hilly and thus due to the difference in altitudes, one can find a diverse vegetation. The vegetation of the place may vary according to the height of the place. The sanctuary is fully with a large numbers of coconut trees growing all over the place. Fauna- The chief attraction of the place is the Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. There are around 80 such Rhinoceros that can be seen easily around. In addition, one can also see a large number of Asiatic Buffaloes, Wild bear, Civet cat, Leopard, monkeys and many more. There are various species of birds among which 2000 species are migratory birds that migrate each and every year to this place for breeding purposes.


Accommodation One can easily find a comfortable lodging at any hotel located in Guwahati. Ranging from a cheap one to a luxurious one, Guwahati offers each and every type of hotel. How to reach! Rail- The closest railway station is situated at Guwahati, which is only 50kms from the sanctuary. Airport- The closest airport is located at Guwahati (50kms). Road- The sanctuary can be easily accessed by road as it is well connected by road to major places.

Time Required : 4 hours
Cost : Elephant Rides for Rs. 550/- per person and Jeep Rides for Rs. 1350/- for an hour.
Open Time : Jeep Rides are available at 7:00am and 3:00pm. Elephants rides are available at 6:30am, 7:30am and 2:30pm.

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