Pobitora Sanctuary In Assam Reopens: 5 Reasons To Visit It ASAP

by Vinita Jain
Pobitora Sanctuary In Assam Reopens: 5 Reasons To Visit It ASAP

After being closed during the monsoons, Assam’s very famous Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has finally opened its doors to tourists. This reserve is known for being home to the exotic Indian unicorn rhinoceros. According to reports, Assam Environment and Forestry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary was the main guest at the reopening. Jagiroad MLA Piyush Hazarika was also present there.

Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Soon

1. Great Place For Animal And Nature Enthusiasts

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Pobitora is a dream destination for passionate animal and nature lovers. You can reach it in about an hour’s drive via a road that runs alongside the Brahmaputra River. The kingdom is home to magnificent migratory birds, wild boars, golden jackals, rhesus monkeys, barking deer, Indian leopards, etc.

Also read: Assam To Get A New Wildlife Sanctuary In The Pristine Barak Valley

2. The Largest Number Of One-Horned Rhinos

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At about a two-hour drive from Guwahati on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River lies the incredibly spectacular Pobitora Plain and Brahi Mayon, which make up the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Pobitora Wildlife sanctuary is home to the highest number of endangered unicorn rhinos.

3. Elephant Safaris

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Pobitora is a great place to visit and enjoy some elephant safaris. A safari takes you deep into the sanctuary to experience its true beauty. Feel the wild nature and see animals and birds from a distance. It can be a pleasing experience for your eyes.

Also read: Assam To Get A New Wildlife Sanctuary In The Pristine Barak Valley

4. Pobitora Has Various Other Viewpoints Also

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Pobitora is a great place for a day trip from Guwahati. Besides safaris, there are other attractions such as boat trips, camping, Mayong Village, Dolphin Viewpoint, Sunset Point, and Narashinga Mandir. You can also enjoy the vast farmlands, local herds of cattle, etc. here.

Also read: India To Get Its First Sanctuary Dedicated To Slender Loris In Tamil Nadu

5. Perfect Bird Sanctuary

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The reserve is also known for hosting a wide variety of bird species, including seasonal migratory birds. Beels and perennial water bodies serve as breeding grounds for a variety of fish, attracting a wide variety of animals as well as birds.

So, when are you visiting Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam? Do let us know!!

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