Situated in the Morigaon district of Assam in the floodplains of River Brahmaputra, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is known for high one-horned rhinoceros density. The sanctuary sprawls in an area of 38.8 sq kms out of which 16 sq kms is inhabited by the one-horned rhinos. Apart from the rhinos, Pobitora is home to a variety of other animals like leopard, wild boar, barking deer and wild buffalo and about 275 species of birds and various reptiles species as well. The reserve is also supports two Critically Endangered, four Endangered, eight Vulnerable and three Near Threatened bird species. Marsh Babbler (Pellorneum palustre) is the state’s plains endemic bird species and can be found in great number in Pobitora. The perennial water bodies, which are also known as Beel are the breeding ground of variety of fishes and they even attract a sizable amount of migrant waterfowls along with many mammal species as well.
Spot one-horned rhinoceros and numerous reptiles and birds. A jeep safari here is a must thing to do.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is only at a distance of about 48 kms from Guwahati, which is well-connected by air, rail and road by other major cities of India. Thus, one can first reach Guwahati and then hire a cab to reach Pobitora.
The best time to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is between November and March, when the weather remains pleasantly cool.