Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Assam
State, its precise location is at the Morigoan district at about 30 kilometers
from Guwahati. It is also often called the ‘Bharatpur of the East’ because of
the diverse species of birds it offers. Asides from the birds, the zoo is very
famous for having one of the most population of the most endangered species in
the animal kingdom, The One Horned Rhino. The wildlife sanctuary has really
grown popular because of its closeness to Guwahati. People will often Stopby on
their way to visit the Kaziranga National park for the birds and other animals.
The Pobitora Wildlife covers an area of approximately 38 square KM, regardless
of how small the area is, the Pobitora Wildlife offers impressive wildlife and
a very green environment.
Pobitora offers not just wildlife but other
exciting excursions such as: Hajo which a pilgrimage centre, a fun trip to
Sualkuchi which is often called ‘the weaver’s Village’. You can pay visit to
some of the Local Assamese communities and dwell in the local culture of the
communities since Pobitora is landlocked.
Some More Information about Pobitora
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has always been known
for the famous one-horned rhinoceros, although there are other wonderful
animals the Sanctuary harbours like: wild boar, leopard, barking deer, wild
buffalo and so many other more animals. The Pobitora wildlife sanctuary is a
well known bird area as it is Home to over 2000 varieties of migratory birds,
mammals and reptiles. Over the last couple of years, the numbers of the one
horned Rhino has greatly increased to a total of 93. Due to the increase in
number, The 93 rhinoceros now survive on
the barely 16 sq km area of the park and has led to an obvious overpopulation
of the space kept for the Rhinos. As a result of this, the rhinos now explore
outside of the park in search of food.
Various Resorts option that are available at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary resorts
A couple of options abound to choose from when
accommodations and resorts near Pobitora National Park is concerned. The most
likely one to pick from which is arguably one of the best is the new Zizina
Otis Resort, the price tag for this starts from somewhere around INR 5000 for a
night. Situated right near the entrance gate, it is really a home away from
home, it has luxury AC tents and mud cottages. Another really nice option to
consider is the Arya Eco Resort which is located somewhere within a 100 metres
from the gate. The comfort option you can get from Arya Eco Resort are lovely
cabins built with logs and the price is INR 3,000 per night. If you are on a
tight budget, then you should consider staying at Prashanti Tourist Lodge or
you can stay at Maibong Resort which is just across the road. If you think you
are up for a real rural or plain made living experience, you would Love a stay
at Pobitora Village Eco Camp with raised bamboo cottages amidst the woods.
Anyway you choose to live, from highbrow
experience to lowbrow experience, all sorts are available. There is always
something made to fit every budget you have planned as long as Pabitora
wildlife sanctuary is concerned. You would Love to Stay at the Prashanti Eco
Tourist lodge which sits deep in the forest. It is developed and also promoted
by the Assam state Department there for, it promises to be a nice place.
Another good alternative is that you can book to stay at the beautiful Maibong
Eco Resort which provides lovely cottages in the jungle to travellers in the
heart of the forest, it also has all the right amenities to suit your comfort.
If you desire a more homely experience that gives you the feel like you never
left home, then you should try a stay at the Silent Rocks Homestay, a place
that Will give you a taste of true Assamese hospitality.
Advice For Visiting Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
If you plan on Going during the weekend, it’s
best you set off pretty early so as to get there early enough because the park
can get really crowded during the weekend. Another time the park is crowded is
during the holiday season, best thing to do is also to go there early. The main
reason for the early trip is so you can book an elephant ride which is often
booked out before midday because there’s shortage of elephants to ride on in
Pricing for the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari
Famous for the endangered Indian one-horned
rhinos, leopards, wild buffalos, barking deer and a host of migratory birds and
so many mammals, the Pobitora National Park is a place where you can take
multiple jeep and elephant safari rides to see what the wildlife has to offer.
As long as the 2018-19 season is concerned, there are more than 10 elephants
and 20 jeeps at the available just for the purpose of tourism. Time and
availability: the available time to ride on the elephant(elephant safari) is between
6:30 AM and 7:30 AM in the morning only. The remaining time of the day is
dedicated for jeep rides that take you through the forest. By 7AM, the first
jeep safari is ready to depart whilst the last jeep departure is at 3 PM.
Usually, there is always an hour’s break from 12 noon to 1 PM. Safari
cost: The amount for the jeep safaris is INR 1,300 for a six people group, and
the money paid will cover the cost of toll,tour guide and security. If you
didn’t come with anyone or group, it is advisable you tag along with other
group of travellers to avoid you having to pay for a single jeep. This rate is
however, that of the specific route tour. People can also decide if they will
want to spend the most part of the day inside the park, the charge for this is
pegged at, INR 200 for Indians and INR 2,000 for foreign nationals. To ride on
the elephant which is tagged ‘Elephant safaris’ cost INR 500 for a person for
Indians and INR 1,000 for a person for foreigners. Another extra cost is
on Photography which is likely to incur an additional cost of INR
50. Permissions you need to Request for: The Permits for Pobitora National
Park can be gotten at the entrance and its often exchanged for INR 50 for a
person if the person is an Indian citizens and INR 500 for one person if the
person is a foreign national.
Right time to pay Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary a visit
If you want to enjoy the park to the fullest, the
best time to visit the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is around November to
February as the weather conditions during that time is usually very conducive
during the day and often cold during the night. It is advisable you take along
With you enough amounts of woollens and jackets that can prevent cold during
the months of December-January due to how extremely cold the weather gets. The
Monsoon period is not the best time to visit the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
and it should be totally avoided because the region is often prone to flash
floods and the really bad conditions of the roads can make travelling almost unbearable
Different Food Options Available at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated not
too far away from Guwahati. Even with the distance, you can still go to a
number of places that is within 10km where you can have the experience of
eating some really nice Assamese and Asian delicacies. Below is a list of some
of the nicest places you can eat that is close to the Pobitora National Park.
The Cafe B-You (2.5 km)
– The Indian and International Hotel Sagar
Restaurant (9.5 km)
– North and South Indian NestAsia (4.2 km)
– Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean,
Malaysian, Indonesian Highway City Dhaba (3.5 km)
– Indian Maa Manasha Hotel (3.7 km) – Indian
Best way to get to the Pobitora Wildlife
Air: Taking a flight is a very easy way to get to
Guwahati as Flights are readily available for Guwahati from all the major
domestic airports situated in India. When you alight From your flight, you can
now rent or hire a cab to take you straight to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
Rail: railway is another means to get to Pobitora
Wildlife Sanctuary. The closest rail terminal which is at Jagiroad and is very
well connected to Guwahati. When you get to Jagiroad, you can take public buses
or a cab to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Road: For road users, you can start your journey
from. From Guwahati, the drive to Pobitora is aproximately 2 hours but the road
is a relatively narrow one. If your intention is to come from Kaziranga through
National Highway37, then you have to take the route for Mayang at Jagiroad.
There is also the option of opting for Buses as they are available from Adabari
Bus Station in Guwahati up untill Chamata.when you get to Chamata, you can ride
on a public bus to get to Kolangpur and from there, you can take an auto
rickshaw to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
Another way to get there, you can board a bus
from Guwahati and get off at Morigaon and then board another bus from Morigaon
that will take you to the Sanctuary.