Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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 wildlife sighted in the forest includes Asiatic Buffaloes, Wild bear, Civet cat, Leopard, monkeys etc. The terrain of Pabitora is hilly and the 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 travellers 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 the King of Mayong (A village near Pobitora) in the memory of his daughter of the same name who died in her youth.

Nearby Attractions

The Kaziranga National Park – is located 110 km 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 statues of Lord Hanuman and Goddess Sita.

Mayong is located 10 km away from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary & 40 km 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.

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