Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is in the
Marigaon district of Assam. The Pobitora
Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of about 39 sq.
km. and is famous for one-horn rhinoceros. The WLS is also
home to a large number of migratory birds. Major wild life
sighted in the forest include Asiatic Buffaloes, Wild bear,
Civet cat, Leopard, monkeys etc. The terrain of Pabitora is
hilly and diverse vegetation of the forest can be of special
interest to the naturalist.
The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the border of
Nagaon and Kamrup Dist, 60 km from Guwahati.
It is just a couple of hours drive from Guwahati through beautiful
terrain. Guwahati is the nearest major city and the connecting
point for travelers visiting Pabitora by Air, Rail or Road.
Pobitora was declared a reserve forest in 1971 and a wildlife
sanctuary in 1987. The Sanctuary is bounded by the Brahmaputra
and Kalang Rivers and is mostly covered by tall grass that
is ideal for Rhinos.
As per local lore the name Pobitora was given by King of Mayong
(A village near Pobitora) in the memory of his daughter of
the same name who died in her youth.
The Kaziranga National Park
– located 110 kms away from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. A
World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, the park hosts two-thirds
of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. More
Sivakunda is a gorgeous waterfall situated
in the Amsoi hills, Assam. It is one of the key attractions
in Morigaon District.
Sitajakhala is an ancient
temple on the banks of Killing River in Morigaon District.
The temple wall is filled with the statues of Lord Hanuman
and Goddess Sita.
Mayong is located 10 kms away from Pobitora
Wildlife Sanctuary & 40 kms from Guwahati. Mayong is considered
to be the Indian capital of black magic and witchcraft. Although
you are unlikely to witness any black magic here, the historical
significance is enough to draw tourists here.