A bliss for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, watch the perfect blend of environment with these gentle creatures. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam will offer you an everlasting experience of thrill. Explore the sanctuary through jeep safari, elephant safari, or boat safari to witness the popular endangered One-Horned Rhino.
Nestled in the Morigaon district of Assam on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River, lies Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. A haven for wildlife lovers, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its endangered One-Horned Rhino. Apart from the wildlife, another fascinating thing you’ll find here is the rich flora of the sanctuary. The flora contributes to the beauty of the cover & is also essential for shelter as it provides to the well-being of the animals.
Apart from the endangered one-horned rhino, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to various other animals and birds. You can spot wild boars, leopards, water buffaloes, and many others. A paradise for bird lovers, 200+ species of migratory birds are spotted here. It is also known as Bharatpur of the East”, due to its range of bird species. Many options are available like jeep or elephant safari here, which will give you a close encounter with wildlife and nature.
Amidst flora & fauna, you can even discover the nearby local villages to view the culture and learn about their way of life. Through your journey, you will see the tea plantations of Assam, where you’ll feel the essence and aroma of tea. While exploring the nearby places, you will also come across a museum, which is an apt place to know the region’s history and learn more about the wildlife.
For accommodations, there are eco-stays, camps & resorts. Try your hands on eco-stays or bases instead of a luxury resort. These camps or stays will provide you with the natural feel of a wildlife sanctuary park. Enjoy the local food along the banks of the Brahmaputra River, and the cherry on the cake will be the sounds of the animals you’ll hear during your stay.
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Come Across the Wilderness of the Sanctuary
To all wildlife lovers, here’s an eye-catching place for you to have a lifetime wildlife experience. At Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, you’ll have the privilege of having close encounters with the animals. The major attraction is the one-horned rhino, of which this place has the best sightings. Bird watchers should keep their cameras ready when in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, as it provides an exceptional view of the birds in the sanctuary.
Spot a leopard on your journey at the sanctuary with python species and Indian Monitor Lizards. On the banks of the Brahmaputra River, take the chance to sight highly endangered Gangetic dolphins and turtles. If you are lucky enough, you will encounter elephants and one-horned rhinos bathing on the banks of the Brahmaputra River.
Safari in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Want a world-class view of the sanctuary? So, opt for a Jeep safari and head on toward the sanctuary. Get an opportunity to witness the wildlife in their natural habitat doing their daily errands. You’ll be amazed to watch the one-horned rhino, leopards, Asiatic wild buffaloes, and many others on your way. Soak in the beauty of lush greenery that you’ll find at every safari step. Explore the whole lot of the jungle on your safari and capture the incredible beauty of the wilderness.
What if I say that here in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, you can travel through the forest on the back of an elephant? The thought of it only gives a surreal feeling. Don’t only think about it; turn it into reality. Go for an elephant safari and get moved by the sanctuary’s beauty. Watch the wildlife very closely and get an insight into their lives. Enjoy the picturesque view of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary from the back of the elephant. The slow ride on the elephant will make you fall in love with the forest.
An alternative to Jeep and Elephant safaris, the Boat safari is an adventurous way to go through the sanctuary. During the boat safari, you’ll witness the highly endangered Gangetic dolphins and turtles while on your boat safari. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll see the one-horned rhino & elephant bathing on the banks of the river, as well as leopards. Your boat safari will be full of zest and memorable moments.
Pro Tip – Please make sure you make your bookings for the safari in advance, and on your way towards the sanctuary, don’t disturb the wildlife. Enjoy your safari and be respectful of the wilderness.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to March. The weather is pleasant during this time, and all the creatures come outside beside lakes and rivers. Watching these animals at this time is a treat to the eyes. Due to the arrival of migratory birds during this period, it is the perfect time for bird watching. Take advantage of this beauty during this period.
Pro Tip– Do check the weather forecast before planning your trip so that you can carry your essentials.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Timings – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How To Reach
Fly towards the nearest airport, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati. The airport is 65 km away from the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Hire a taxi or bus to reach the forest.
The nearest railway station is Guwahati. However, it is 60 km far from the sanctuary. You can hire a taxi or bus from here to reach the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
You can either travel by car or by bus. The road is well connected to buses as well as vehicles. You can take private or public buses, which will drop you off at the stop from where you need to take a taxi. If you book your travel from Indian Holiday then you’ll get the option of private car.
Escape from the hustle-bustle of city life and discover a dream life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in peace, greenery, and wildlife. So, enquire about Assam tour packages from Indian Holiday and include Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in your itinerary. Contact Indian Holiday RIGHT AWAY!