About Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~

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When the word ‘Rhinoceros’ strikes our mind, the first name that pops in our head is the famous ‘Kaziranga National Park’ of Assam that is home to the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. And it’s ok, because that’s what we all have portrayed in our head for a long time now. But what we all have to reconsider is that there is a Wildlife Sanctuary just near Guwahati that has the highest density of One Horned Indian Rhinoceros (102) in the entire world and it’s not known to the majority of people. Yes, it’s the ‘Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary’ which holds this illustrious record. With the rhinos being hunted down by the poachers on a regular basis, it’s not at all easy to maintain this record.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, is situated around 42 kms from Guwahati, in the plains of River Brahmaputra in the district of Morigaon. Legend has it that the King of Mayong gave the name Pobitara to the forest after his lovely daughter who died in her youth. In 1971, the forest was declared a reserve forest to protect the famous rhinos. In 1987, Pobitara was declared a wildlife sanctuary. The extent of the Protected area is 38.81 sq km. Pobitora is mainly famous for its great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. Besides Rhinoceros the other animals found are Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, Wild bear, civet cat etc. The Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to more than 2000 resident and migratory birds such as Indian pied horn bill, osprey, hill myna, kalij pheasant. Due to its rich birdlife, the Sanctuary is also called as the ‘Bharatpur of the East‘. Various species of reptiles like Indian python, common monitor lizard, Indian tent turtle, Indian cobra are also found in the sanctuary.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the unexplored magical Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam. Known for its population of the Endangered One Horned Rhinoceros species, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has the highest population density of Indian Rhinoceros anywhere in the World! The Pobitora Wildlife forest reserve is located around 48 km from the city of Guwahati in Assam and is the best place to spot the Indian Rhinoceros from a very close distance. The total notified area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is around 38 sq. km. with 16 sq. km. being the effective habitat of the Indian Rhinoceros.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, in addition to having a sizeable population of the Indian Rhinoceros is also home to other fauna species like leopards, wild boars, barking deers, asiatic water buffaloes, etc. Pobitora is also classified as an important bird area and is a bird watcher’s Paradise with over 200 migratory bird species and 375 other species of birds.

The natural boundary of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the Garanga Beel on the south and the River Brahmaputra on the north. The eastern and western boundary are covered by around 27 local villages. However, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in itself is free from any human habitat. Pobitora runs a successful Rhino Breeding Program with the Sanctuary premises.

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Welcome to the Land of Black Magic at Mayong near Pobitora

Very near to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the Land of Black Magic in India ~ ‘Mayong’. Mayong is located in a picturesque setting of nature in the west of the district of Morigaon in Assam. The mighty Brahmaputra river flows along the outskirts of northern Mayong and the river Kolong lies on its west; and the two beautiful rivulets namely Pakaria and Daipara lie in its east.  The drive from Guwahati to Mayong is across dense forests and once you enter these woods you can feel a strange calm that sets into your soul and you can feel the magical vibes flowing through your body. In addition to Magic, Mayong  has a large number of archaeological relics dating back to several hundred years lying scattered in different parts of the area. The longest stone inscription in Asia which is 3.85 meters in length is located at Mayong. Though the people of Mayong have  stopped their practice of Black Magic, they still use magic to cure many ailments of the local people. Some of these magical rites are ‘Tez Rakhowa Mantra’ (to stop the oozing of blood), ‘Ushah Shular Mantra’ (to relieve the pain while breathing), ‘Bichar Shung Guchuwa Mantra’ (to cure the hairy caterpillar bite), ‘Narengar Mantra’ (to cure abscess in the back bone) and many others are still practiced to help and cure people with ailments. One of the famous outstanding magical art (we witnessed it in front of our eyes) that is very much prevalent in Mayong is curing of back pain by village witch doctor who utters a magical chant and uses a copper dish to track where the pain originates. The plate gets stuck to the body and the locals believe that this dish eats away the pain. The local witch doctor demonstrates the magical act and if the person is really suffering from a back pain, then the copper dish becomes hot like fire with seconds and its gets smashed automatically.

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Jungle Safari Options at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~

1| Jeep Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary 

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Our visitors from USA going for Jeep Safari into Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Even though the total area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is not as large as the other National Parks of Assam that is home to the Endangered One Horned Rhinoceros of the likes of Kaziranga, Manas and Orang, travelling by foot into the Sanctuary interiors is not permitted. An all terrain 4WD vehicle is the best possible option of exploring the depths of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Accompanied by Forest guards along your journey, the Jeep Safari at Pobitora assures your spotting of the Indian Rhinoceros from a close view point.The entire Jeep Safari ride inside Pobitora lasts for over an hour with the options of travelling into the park at regular intervals of an hour all through the day. The Jeep Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary starts as early as 7.30 AM in the morning and takes you for an hour long ride inside the heart of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The Jeep Safari at Pobitora timing can also be extended as per your requirement but at an additional cost. Each Jeep can comfortably accommodate 5 visitors to Pobitora. There safari timings are starting from 7.30 AM in the morning and are available in hourly slots continuing till around 11 AM in the morning. In the afternoon Jeep Safari at Pobitora will resume from 1.30 PM and continue to be available till around 3 PM. An hour long Jeep Safari will cost around INR 2000 for Indian Nationals. For Foreign Nationals Jeep Safari at Pobitora would cost around INR 3000 for the entire Jeep for 1 hour duration into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Jeep Safari Rates at Pobitora (Accommodates 6 Visitors)

Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500

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2| Elephant Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sighting on Indian Rhinoceros aboard Elephant Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

When at Pobitora, take a tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary aboard the ride of the Kings ~ the Elephant Safari at Pobitora! Inside the area having the highest population density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros in the World it’s bound to have close encounters with the mighty beast at regular intervals. View these majestic beasts while riding the back of another majestic beast ~ the Indian Elephant. Early mornings are the best time to spot the majestic Flora, Fauna and Avi-Fauna at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and the Elephant Safari provides you this option as early as 6.30 AM in the mornings. Rides lasting for over an hour into the Wildlife Sanctuary guarantees your spotting of the Indian One Rhinoceros from a very close range ~ a spectacle which is never assured at the other National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam. There are generally 2 slots for Elephant Safari in the morning. The very first Elephant Safari into Pobitora as mentioned begins at 6.30 AM in the morning and the next slot is at 7 AM in the morning. However, these timings change upon the existing weather conditions. If there are rains or dense fog in the winter mornings these timings are slightly extended. The forest department allocates timing of Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Elephant Safari at Pobitora unlike the Jeep Safari here needs to be booked priorly as there are many visitors to Pobitora and with less number of available Elephants, the slots are generally full during the peak tourist season from October to April months. Hence for taking an Elephant Safari into the interiors of Pobitora it is always a good choice to book the slot before hand.

Elephant Safari Rates at Pobitora (Per Head Cost)

Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

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3| Jeep and Elephant Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

When you are at the one of the best Biodiversity spots in the World why limit yourself to spot the wonders of mother nature in one ride alone. We offer you the options of undertaking your safari in the midst of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary aboard a Jeep as well as an Elephant Safari. With the habits of the Fauna exploring the Wildlife Sanctuary during different times you may choose to spot them early in the mornings aboard the Elephant Safari and later during the afternoon aboard a Jeep Safari. With the Climate being favorable owing to the Winter Season both Safaris are to ensure you leave Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary with a bouquet of memories to cherish for a lifetime!


4| Boat Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Take a thrilling Boat Safari ride around the area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

In addition to the options of the Jeep and Elephant Safari at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary a new safari option has been added to the available options at Pobitora. This is the Boat Safari near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The boat safari at Pobitora starts from a point near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and takes you across on a tour of the River Brahmaputra. Special attractions include visit to the smallest inhabited river island in the World of Umananda Island, majestic riverside views, sighting of the highly endangered river dolphin species on the Brahmaputra and lunch at a river island retreat. Costs for a boat safari here at Pobitora is INR 2,000 per head for a day long safari.

Boat Safari Rates at Pobitora (Accommodates 10 – 12 Visitors)

Nationality Boat Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Boat Safari
Indians (Per Boat) 3500
Foreigners (Per Boat) 3500

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Resorts, Hotels, Lodges & Homestays at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~

1| The MAIBONG Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Welcome to the Maibong Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

The perfect example of Jungle Cottages in the heart of a Wildlife Sanctuary in India is a concept well understood by the founders and promoters of the Maibong Eco-Resort at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Clean and Well maintained cottages and rooms are a core competency of the people at Maibong. Ethnic delicacies to pamper your taste buds after an adventurous Safari into Pobitora always await you at Maibong. Awarded for promotion of Tourism in Assam by the Government of Assam, Maibong ensures all your needs at Pobitora are catered to from morning thru night. A souvenir shop inside the premises of the Eco-Resort having traditional handicrafts from crafted by the locals of Pobitora ensures you carry back with you a bouquet of memories that you cherish for your lifetime of visiting the Land having the Highest Population Density of Indian Rhinoceros in the World at Pobitora!

Tariff Starts at INR 2,200 per room per day

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2| The ARYA Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Welcome to the Arya Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Wake up to the sounds of Birds Chirping at the Arya Eco Resort at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Individual cottages at the Arya Eco Resort ensure for your privacy during your stay at Pobitora. Well trained staff are on call 24 X 7 at the Arya Resort to cater to your needs here. Surrounded by a cover of lush greenery and amidst the tall trees of the Sanctuary, your stay at Arya will ensure that every breath you breathe here is free of the pollution of a city life. All this along with the sighting of the Endangered One Horned Rhinoceros at Pobitora will make your visit to the Sanctuary a memory to cherish for your life!

Tariff Starts at INR 3,000 per cottage per day

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3| The PRASHANTI Tourist Lodge at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Welcome to the Prashanti Tourist Lodge at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Developed and promoted by the Government of Assam (Deptt. of Tourism), the Prashanti Tourist Lodge is at the heart of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Spacious A/C and Non A/C rooms all equipped with traditional handicrafts of Bamboo of Assam ensures your comfortable night halt at Pobitora. The Prashanti Tourist Lodge at Pobitora is an Eco friendly property that harness’s solar power for its electricity needs ensuring to promote a sustainable environment at Pobitora.

Tariff Starts at INR 3,000 per room per day 

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4| The SILENT ROCKS Homestay near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Welcome to the Silent Rocks Homestay at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Located on the outskirts of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary the Silent Rocks Homestay at Pobitora is an ideal retreat among the lush greenery of the forests of Burhamayong. If you enjoy a homestay experience instead of a modern day Hotel or Resort then Silent Rocks Homestay is the place to be. Spacious home environment rooms with delicious traditional cuisine awaits you at the Silent Rocks Homestay. With only two double rooms at disposal for guests this Homestay eliminates the hustle and bustle of a resort so that you can enjoy a moment of calm rejuvenating, relaxing, unwinding or simply reading a book of your choice.

Tariff Starts at INR 1,800 per room per day


5| POBITORA Village Eco Camp at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Welcome to the Pobitora Village Eco Camp at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Located at just a distance of 2 km from the entrance of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the Pobitora Village Eco Camp offers an unique ethnic stay experience while your wildlife wilderness at Pobitora. Traditional thatch houses of Assam equipped with modern amenities greet you at the Pobitora Village Eco Camp. Ethnic food preparations of Assam help you savor the traditional cuisine of Assam. Get an experience to river cruise at Pobitora at the Pobitora Village Eco Camp in addition to the Jeep and Elephant Safari options into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary here.


6| SONOKA Eco Camp near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Welcome to the Sonoka Eco Camp at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Located at just a distance of 7 km from the entrance of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the Sonoka Eco Camp offers an unique ethnic stay experience very close to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Traditional thatch houses of Assam very near to the local village of Sonoka greet you at the Sonoka Eco Camp. Ethnic food preparations of Assam help you savor the traditional cuisine of Assam. Get an experience to catch a glimpse of the rural life style of Assam at the Sonoka Village and interact with the local villagers and see them weaving exquisite handicrafts and handlooms at the local village near Pobitora at the Sonoka Eco Camp in addition to the Jeep and Elephant Safari options into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary here.


7| POBITORA Hill & Eco Camp near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Our visitors at the Pobitora Hills and Eco Camp at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

The first camping experience near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Welcome to the Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp. With the waters of the mighty Brahmaputra receding after the monsoon, immense opportunities arise to promote ecotourism by the banks of the river on the fertile sandy grounds. The locals of the Sonoka village along with dynamic youth from Guwahati have collaborated to bring forth to you a unique camping experience by the cool waters of the mighty Brahmaputra and clearing gazing night skies. The Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp provides a unique ecotourism opportunity to be experienced at the home of the land of the highest population density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. After a day of thrilling Jeep and Elephant Safari at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary get a chance to relax in the evening by the Bonfire savoring lip smacking traditional meaty delights and sip a glass of wine here. The promoters of the Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp ensure to leave no stone unturned to make your stay at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary a one to to be cherished for a lifetime. While here, get a chance to play a game of beach volleyball, explore the local village of Sonoka and get a chance to interact with the locals villagers of Assam and experience Ecotourism at its best at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sample Itinerary Option for your visit to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~

Day 1 ~ Guwahati – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary 

Arrive at Guwahati Airport. On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport drive to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuaryto spot the One Horned Rhinoceros of Assam, an endangered Rhino breed indigenous to Assam. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has the highest population density of One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World. Also, visit the Mayong Museum. Mayong is the famous land of black magic in India. Although black magic is no longer practiced, you will find relics in the museum showcasing these practices that were prevalent earlier.

Night Stay: Jungle Resort/Guest House at Pobitora

Meals Included: NA

Day 2 ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – Cherrapunji

Go for a thrilling Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. After breakfast go for a Jeep Safari into the interiors of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Later depart to Cherrapunji. On the way sight the Umiam Lake. At Cherrapunji, visit the Majestic Nohkalikai Falls (India’s tallest plunge waterfall) and spot the exotic view here. Also visit the Seven Sisters Falls and the Mawsmai Caves at Cherrapunji.

Night Stay: Resorts/Cottages at Cherrapunji

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 ~ Cherrapunji- Mawlynnong – Dawki – Shillong

After breakfast enroute to Dawki (Indo-Bangladesh) border and enjoy boating on the clear waters of the Umngot River at Dawki. Later visit to Mawlynnong (Asia’s cleanest Village). At Mawlynnong visit the Living Root Bridges, sight the balancing rocks and take a walk along the Cleanest Village of Asia. Experience the rich culture of the Khasi Tribes of Meghalaya at Mawlynnong. Later depart to Shillong for night halt. At Shillong, visit the Madina Masjid (India’s only Glass Mosque).

Night Stay: Homestay/Hotel at Shillong

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 ~ Shillong – the Scotland of the East – Guwahati

Today we will spend the first half of the day sightseeing at Shillong City. Visit the Ward’s Lake, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls and Don Bosco Museum. Depart to Guwahati.

Night Stay: Comfortable Hotel at Guwahati

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 ~ Kamakhya Temple – Guwahati Airport

Morning visit the Holy Maa Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati. The Kamakhya Temple ‘the Temple of the Bleeding Goddess’ is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and is one of the holiest temple shrines in India. Offer your worship to Goddess Kamakhya. After breakfast, depart to Guwahati Airport for your onward destination. Tour Ends. Bid Adieu!

Meals Included: Breakfast

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The Pride of Assam ~ the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros is to be spotted surely at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

 

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Assam tourism details and welcomes you to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

 

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Rhinoceros at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

 

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the Endangered Indian One horned Rhinoceros at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

 

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The Indian One Horned Rhinoceros as spotted from the Roads near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

 

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Deer Skull replica kept at the Tourism Lodge at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

 

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Welcome to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ home to the highest population density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros

 

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Enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to spot One horned Rhinoceros species

 

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The Forest Range office at the Pobitora Wildlife Snactuary in Assam

 

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For your comfortable stay at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

 

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Relics kept at the Mayong Museum of Magic

 

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Ancient relics of the scriptures of Black Magic kept at the Mayong Museum of Magic

 

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The Elephant Safari Riding Point at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

 

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The Rhino statue at the Park within the premises of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Additional Information

The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the heart of the one time Land of Black Magic in India ~ Mayong Village, which was once renowned in the ancient time for its Black Magic Worldwide. But now, Pobitora has created a unique identity for itself in being home to the Highest Population density of the highly endangered Indian One Horned Rhinoceros species anywhere in the World! Pobitora was initially a grazing reserve for the local villagers of the Mayong Village. In 1961, when the villagers sighted the One Horned Rhinoceros in their locality they decided to give their land to the forest and wildlife department. Pobitora was declared first as a ‘Reserve Forest’ on 18th November, 1971. After repeated demand of local people of Mayong, the Government of Assam decided to declare it as a Sanctuary and thus of 16th July, 1987 it became the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Later, the Government extended the area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary from 16 sq. km. to 38.81 sq. km.

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Welcome to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ the home to the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros in Assam

When the name “Assam” comes to mind of any traveller, it speaks of various amazing destinations to visit. From the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river, the varied flora and fauna of the National Parks of Assam, the sumptuous Assamese cuisine, the ever refreshing fragrance of Assam Tea and the majestic tea gardens of Assam, the legend of the mighty Ahom kingdom of Assam, the revered Holy Maa Kamakhya Temple, India’s Longest Bridges, the souverniors of the silks of Assam, the pride of the largest river island in the World at Majuli, the warm and hospitable people and many more thoughts of leaving behind your days of hustle and bustle of a busy city life to fill your mind with peace when you think of Assam. But that one word that enthralls every visitor to Assam id the Endangered One Horned Rhinoceros of Assam and what better place to sight these amazing beasts at the WOrld famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park. Kaziranga National Park in Assam, boasts of the highest population of these Indian One Horned Rhinoceros species anywhere in the World. Kaziranga is also a project Tiger Reserve and has the highest population density of Indian Tigers anywhere in India. No doubt Kaziranga National Park give you an exciting opportunity of a jungle safari to sight the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. but to many exploring the vast territory of Kaziranga National Park especially during the peak tourist season when visitors throng hre is not a wise choice as they want the peace and solace in a jungle environment and enjoy the bounties of Mother Nature in calm.

To such visitors, we present to you the Mini Kaziranga – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary hold the distinction of having the highest population density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World – a record 102 numbers in just a core area of 16 sq. km. Pobitora has everything to offer at par with the Kaziranga National Park. From the endangered One Horned Rhinoceros to Leopards and Asiatic Water Buffaloes along with over 300 species of Bird life, Pobitora is just one such less known amazing destination of Assam which has not yet been able to put its place on the tourist map due to lack of adequate promotion. The diverse flora and fauna of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to leave any nature lover enthralled. At Pobitora we guarantee your sighting of the One Horned Rhinoceros in huge numbers. Just like the Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary also offers its visitors the unique experience of exploring the varied flora and fauna of this Wildlife Sanctuary onboard a thrilling Jeep Safari and an Elephant Safari. Pobitora is sure to leave you with pleasant memories of your visit to Assam.

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Indian One Horned Rhinoceros flaunting its prized horn at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the southern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river at around 60 kilometers from the busy city of Guwahati. Pobitora is located in the district of Morigaon also bordering the district of Kamrup. As far as etymology goes, it is believed that the 10th King of Mayong named this place after his daughter “Pobitora” who died at a very early age, while another theory states that the word “Pobitora”is derived from two Assamese words, ‘Purva’ meaning east and ‘Tara’ meaning a Star, meaning the eastern star of the ancient assamese kingdom of “Pragjyotishpur”.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is relatively smaller in size as compared to the other National Parks in Assam which serve as a breeding ground for the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros namely Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and Orang National Park. It is because of this small size that Pobitora has been able to create its identity in having the highest Population density of Indian Rhinoceros anywhere in the World. At Pobitora, there is a population of over 93 Rhinoceros as per the last census recorded in 2012 with an increasing trend over the years.

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The Indian One Horned Rhinoceros at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India. Image ~ The Guwahati Times

The entire area around the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Brahmaputra flood plains. Being low-lying this area is subject to annual floods. The soil area around Pobitora is termed as fertile clayey-loam with silt. The Garanga Beel and Haduk Beel are the perennial sources of water in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The shallow nallahs are also scattered all around the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Though there is no water scarcity at Pobitora after heavy floods every year the area of wetlands around the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary become heavily silted. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is comprised of the alluvial plains and hilly ranges between the river Brahmaputra in the north and its tributary Kolong towards the south. Pobitora was observed as having a good network of wetlands and many of these were perennial like the Garanga, Haduk, Sitalmari, Pagladova, Duboritoli,Dholi etc. were some of the major wetlands in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

A number of small hillocks viz. Kasasila Hill, Hatimuria Hill, Kukuri Hill, Boha Hill, Kardia Hill, Kamarpur Hill, Mitoni Hill, Gobordhan Hill, Panbari Hill, etc. are scattered outside the boundary of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The altitude of the area was recored from about 50 meter to 260 meter above the mean sea level.

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Very rare Black Necked Crane Species at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Location and How to Reach Pobitora ~

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The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ the home to the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros in Assam

The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary prides itself in being the most easily accessible breeding grounds on the Indian Rhinoceros. Located at a distance of only 45 kilometers from the largest city of North East India in Guwahati, Pobitora can be reached from the Guwahati airport at just above an Hours time. The other nearest Breeding grounds of Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park being at accessible times of over 5 hours and 4 hours respectively. The best way to reach the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is to arrive at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati or at the GUwahati Railway Station. From the Airport, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of around 70 kilometers and from the Railway Station the distance to Pobitora is around 52 kilometers. It is tough to find shared taxis to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary so the best option will be to hire a taxi from the Airport/Railway Station for yourself to Pobitora.

We organize regular tours to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary from the Guwahati Airport. With our guides being original residents from Guwahati, we offer you customized packages to visit Pobitora along with a tour of Guwahati – home to the famous Kamakhya Temple and the Umananda River Island. You can contact us to plan your tour to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Majuli Island, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Mawlynnong, Dawki, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and we will get all your arrangements done for you from booking your transport, to Elephant and Jeep Safari bookings as well as Hotel accomodations so that you only have to reach at the Guwahati Airport or Railway Station and enjoy a perfectly planned holiday to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and other exotic destinations of North East India.

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Climate and Best Time to Visit Pobitora ~

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The Indian One Horned Rhinoceros at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary witness three seasons: Summer, Monsoon and Winter. The months of November thru early May witness winter with favorable temperature conditions to enjoy your Jeep/Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Wildlife Sanctuary. The months of late May and June is Summer season with slightly higher temperatures noted (around 36 degrees Centigrade) . July through September are the monsoon seasons and the park gets submerged owning to the heavy downpour.

The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary remains open for viewing for tourists from the months of October thru April every year. The best time to visit the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is during the winter thru the months of November and April. The park remains closed from the months of May thru September owing to the heavy monsoon floods that occur across the North Eastern Region of India during that time.

The climate of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary can be called as sub-tropical monsoon type with three distinct seasons. The dry mild winter which experiences occasional showers i.e. November to April. This period has an average maximum temperature of 20 degree celsius and average minimum temperature of 9 degree celsius. The humidity during this time is around 40%. This is followed by humid and windy summer from May to June with maximum temperatures of 33 degree celsius and minimum of 12 degree celsius. The latter part of this period experiences rains. The rainy season i.e. from mid June to September experiences an average annual rainfall of 2000mm. This period is both hot and humid. The maximum average temperature being 31 degree celsius and humidity is around 95%.


Flora, Fauna and Avi-Fauna at Pobitora ~

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the breeding grounds of the highly endangered species of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. It was as early in 1961 when the villagers of Morigaon village first sighted this species here. Later, apart from the protected areas at Kaziranga National Park and Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Assam, Pobitora too was declared as a protected habitat of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros with it being granted the status as a Protected Forest Reserve later to be declared as the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. This effort paid off and now Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a total of 102 rhinos spread across an area of total area of 48 sq. km. making it home to the Highest Population density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World. In addition to the population of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros species Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a huge population of the Asiatic Wild Buffaloes too.

The area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary can be classified to be under Grasslands 72.25%, Treeland 13.09%, Perennial water logged area 10.61% and Swampy area 4.05%. Under this area a variety of vegetation of the likes of the Eastern wet alluvial grassland, Barringtonia swamp Forest, Low alluvial savannah woodlands grow. This suitable vegetation growth has lead to a diverse growth of fauna in the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the diverse flora species found at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are Albizia procera, Strew/la villosa, Barringtonia acutangula, Triwia mediflora, Casca fistula, Tetrameles nudiflora, Strabler asper, Legestromea flosregance, Ugenia spp, Ficus spp, Salmainia malabaricum, Lannea grandis, Erianthus ravennae, Toona ciliata, Saccharum elephant imus, Imperata cylindrica, Phongmites kakra, Saeherum munja, Arundo dank, Pollinia ciliata, cynodon dactylon, Enhydra fluctuans, Ipomea reptans, etc.

In addition to having the Highest Population density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a total of 22 species of mammals, 27 species of reptiles, 80 species of Butterflies, 9 species of amphibians and 8 species of turtles. Some of the fauna species found at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are Leopard, Asiatic Water buffalo, Jungle Cats, Flying fox, Wild boar, Fishing cat, Short nosed fruit bat, Barking deer, Grey mask shrew, Leopard cat, Large Indian civet cat, Common fox, Small Indian civet cat, Three striped squirrel, Jackal, Small Indian mongoose, Rufous-tailed hare Crab eating mongoose, Chinese pangolin, Smooth Indian otter, etc.

Apart from these, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also regarded as a Paradise of Birds. According to a census of 2012, over 20,000 Migratory birds of over 300 species have been sighted at the Sanctuary including the majestic Indian Hornbill species. Some of the Bird species found at Pobitora are Black Kite, Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, White rumped vulture, Crested Serpent Eagle, Pied Harrier, Common Kingfisher, Greylag goose, gadwall, spot-billed duck, northern shoveller, ferruginous duck, darter, little egret, grey heron, purple heron, great egret, intermediate egret, indian pond heron, black bittern, greater coucal, pied kingfisher, asian openbill, black necked stork, lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, spotted dove, eurasian collared dove, indian roller, house crow, large billed crow, black drongo, bronzed drongo, common iora, common woodshrike, black throated loon, white throated kingfisher, barn swallow, blue winged leafbird, bronze winged jacana, long tailed shrike, grey backed shrike, lineated barbet, blue throated barbet, red throated flycatcher, grey headed canary flycatcher, oriental magpie robin, purple sunbird, house sparrow, white wagtail, yellow wagtail, scaly breasted munia, spot billed pelican, little cormorant, great cormorant, great breasted grebe, rose ringed parakeet, red whiskered bulbul, red vented bulbul, white breasted waterman, common moorhen, nordmann’s greenshank, white vented myna, common myna, jungle myna, hill myna, asian pied starling, common tailorbird, jungle babbler, black headed ibis, common hoopoe, etc. (Reference – https://indiabiodiversity.org)


Challenges of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~

Just like the National Parks of Assam at Kaziranga and Manas, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary too faces certain threats to its varied wildlife population. At first, there is the problem of land encroachment. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary shares its borders with 27 different villages and however, this border of Pobitora with these villages has not been clearly demarcated properly. This often tends to land encroachment of the villagers of these villages with the area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to solve this problem permanently, the Government should initiative proper steps to clearly identify and demarcate the boundary of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. With continuous land encroachment the area of Pobitora will continue to shrink and the habitat of the animals of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary will decrease thereby animals will continue to stray out of the premises and eventually fall prey to humans.

The second major problem of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the annual floods. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by two rivers the Bramhaputra and Kolong which get flooded every year. During the time of floods the whole area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is filled with flooding water and the animals lose their shelter and eventually during floods a remarkable number of wild animals lost their life. After flood, there is a problem of food for the whole wild life animals.

The third major problem of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the domestic cattle of villager around the area. Often this cattle becomes a major challenge for the animals of Pobitora to survive for food. As Pobitora has a limited area and it has a large amount of wild animals who are directly depends on the grassland which is about 70% of the total area of the Sanctuary. So, if a large amount of cattle go inside the sanctuary for food, then there will be a problem of food for its wild animals. For this reason, the wild animals come out from the sanctuary in search of the food and have been killed when they came out of the Sanctuary premises in search of food.

Indian One Horned Rhinoceros at Pobitora ~

The Indian One Horned Rhinoceros is a majestic animal and is one of the most Endangered animals in the World. Famous for its prized horn that fetches millions of Dollars ($) in the International market the Indian Rhinoceros has been hunted regularly by poachers for its horn. Regular news of this animal being poached  at the Kaziranga  National Park can be seen on the media and to curb this menace of poaching requisite steps have been taken by the people and Government to help conserve this pride of the ‘Land of Red Rivers and Blue Hills ~ the State of Assam’.

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The Majestic and Endangered Indian One Horned Rhino Species at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam

One example of this conservation is not limiting the habitat of these Rhinoceros at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Project Tiger Reserve renowned across the World for having the highest population of Indian One Rhinoceros anywhere in the World! The Government of Assam has taken adequate steps to introduce new habitats for this majestic animals at the Manas National Park, the Orang National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary was initially a grazing reserve for the local villagers of the Mayong Village. In 1961, when the villagers sighted the One Horned Rhinoceros in their locality they decided to give their land to the forest and wildlife department. Pobitora was declared first as a ‘Reserve Forest’ on 18th November, 1971. After repeated demand of local people of Mayong, the Government of Assam decided to declare it as a Sanctuary and thus of 16th July, 1987 it became the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Later, the Government extended the area of this Sanctuary from 16 sq. kms. to 38.81 sq. kms. Pobitora, especially a protected area has become an important sanctuary for its Rhino conservation with a dozen population of one horned rhino in Assam in the year 1971. The number was increased to 84 in 2009 census and now crossed over 100 unofficially. As the 16 sq.km area of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has been found suitable, the one horned rhinos prefer to confined within this area only and that is the highest population density in a particular area anywhere in the World!

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The Majestic and Endangered Indian One Horned Rhino Species at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

The Indian Rhinoceros of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a majestic beast weighing up to 4000 kilograms and has a thick grey-brown skin and a prized horn. This horn is present in both the male and female species of the Indian Rhinoceros species found at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and is made up of pure keratin. The rhino horn records a length of up to 25 cm. In Asia, the Indian Rhinoceros is second in size only to the Asian Elephant species. Second largest behind the White Rhinoceros, a male Rhino on an average weighs around 2,200 kilograms while a female Rhino weighs around 1,600 kilograms.

Known to have excellent sense of hearing and smell but relatively poor eyesight, the Indian Rhinoceros species of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are usually solitary animals. Active early morning, late afternoon and during nights, the Indian Rhinoceros of Pobitora are primarily grazers feeding on mostly grasses and also leaves, fruits, shrubs and floating aquatic plants.

When Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam was declared as a reserve forest in the year 1971, only 8 Indian One Horned Rhinoceros were sighted here. However, after the introduction of effective forest management at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the rhino population at Pobitora started increasing visibly upto 56 numbers. As per the latest census this number at Pobitora has gone upto 104 making Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary as Home to the highest population density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World!

But threat to these endangered species remains an issue at Pobitora too as like in the other National Parks of Assam where Rhinos are found viz. Kaziranga, Manas and Orang. This is due to certain factors like Floods, Poaching, Encroachment, etc. At certain times during the winters, it is seen that Rhinos from Pobitora stray out of the Wildlife Sanctuary to nearby areas of Mangaldoi, Panbari, Kurua, Jagiroad, Amsoi, etc. Flood is a major threat to the Rhino population at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. As Pobitora doesn’t have any highland, flood causes major health issues to this animal. Rhino calf deaths are at times reported during the floods at Pobitora. During floods, most of the lakes in the Sanctuary get heavily silted and these Rhinos stay out of the sanctuary in search of water to become easy prey to the poachers. Poaching of Rhinos is still a problem across the National Park of Assam with Kaziranga National Park being the most vulnerable to this heinous act of crime by the poachers.

It is interesting to note here at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary that the Rhinoceros of this Sanctuary have adapted themselves to share the habitat with domestic cattle. At Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, it is commonly observed that Rhinoceros grazed together with cattle. Straying of Rhinoceros out of the Sanctuary in search of food to private agricultural areas, scrub areas and sandbars of the River Brahmaputra has become a regular occurance here. It is also observed at Pobitora, that the Rhinoceros here showed lesser reaction when approached by tourists and protection staff unlike in Kaziranga National Park.

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is an unexplored natural paradise. While Kaziranga National Park has the distinction of having the highest population of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World, Pobitora holds the distinction of having the highest population density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located around 70 kilometers from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati and at present this Wildlife Sanctuary holds the distinction of having a total population of around 102 rhinos in a 16 sq. km. corea area (effective rhino habitat). However, even with its varied list of flora and fauna, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary hasn’t been able to get good recognition among the tourists like the Kaziranga National Park that attracts thousands of visitors every year from India and across the World. Tourism in Pobitora is yet to gain a major stronghold and it surely expects to see many more visitors to sight the highly endangered species of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. Along with Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also a huge conservation success story of the Indian Rhinoceros.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to other animal species of the likes of the Asiatic Water Buffalo, Leopards, Wild Boars, Jungle Cat, Barking Deers, Deer, etc. As per the latest census conducted in 2018 by the forest official of Pobitora, there are a total of 102 rhinos counted at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. This survey was conducted after a period of six years when the population of Rhinoceros at Pobitora was around 84. And with the latest count of 102 in a 48 sq km area makes Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary as the “densest habitat of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World.” Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is considerably smaller in area compared to its counterpart – the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park. Along with Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary forms the three most important protected forest reserves for the protection and conservation of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros species.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a varied Flora, Fauna and Avifauna. The vegetation of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is classified into three distinguished forest type namely Tropical alluvial plain vegetation and Tropical moist semi evergreen hilly forest. The alluvial plain vegetation of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is found 50m above the mean sea level (MSL) and inundated during the monsoon. The vegetation of Pobitora is dominated by deciduous trees, middle shrubs and herbal canopy. Roughly the present floral area of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary can be estimated as follows ~

  • Tree Land – 13.09%
  • Grassland – 72.25%
  • Perennial Water Logged Area – 10.61%
  • Swampy Area – 4.05%

The floral species to be found at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are Albizia procera, Salmainia malabaricum, Barringtonia acutangula, Strabler asper, Casca fistula, Eugenia spp, Pollinia ciliata, cynodon dactylon, Ipomea reptans, Enhydra fluctuans, etc.

In addition to having the Highest Population density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a total of 22 species of mammals, 27 species of reptiles, 80 species of Butterflies, 9 species of amphibians and 8 species of turtles.

Dominant Fauna to be found at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary include Common Leopard, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, Wild Boar, Large Indian Civet Cat, Small Indian Civet Cat, Common Fox, Jackal, Rufous Tailed Hare, Chinese Pangolin, Feral Buffalo, Flying Fox, Short Nosed fruit Bat, Barking Deer, Grey Mask Shrew, Three Striped Squirrel, Small Indian Mongoose, Crab Eating MOngoose, Small Indian Otter, etc.

Apart from these, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also regarded as a Paradise of Birds. According to a census of 2012, over 20,000 Migratory birds of 375 species have been sighted at the Sanctuary including the majestic Indian Hornbill species.

Birds of Pobitora ~

The State of Assam is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the World and the state harbours many endangered animal species of the likes of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Indian Tigers, Asiatic Elephants, Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo, Sambars, Guars, Leopards, Hoolock Gibbons, Golden Langurs, etc. The National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam are home to a wide range of forests like the tropical, deciduous, evergreen, bamboo orchards, etc. These National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries also have many water bodies in the form of beels that harbour a varied aquatic life. Combining the factors of available forests and water bodies, Assam is a perfect home for a diverse species of bird life.  Come winters and Assam becomes a bird watchers paradise with thousands and thousands of birds coming from across the World and making these forests and water bodies of Assam their home for the next few months. The National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam spring to life with the arrival of these birds and their songs light up the clear winter skies of Assam.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is one such birding destination of Assam. While many visitors visit the National Parks of Kaziranga, Manas and Nameri to sight the varied species of bird life here, they miss out on the opportunity of birding at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Pobitora records the identical species of birds as found in the Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and the Nameri National Park. Over 300 various species of birds are recorded at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary every year. As per the records over 20,000 migratory birds were recorded at Pobitora in 2012 of which 14 were threatened species and 46 were among that of the resident bird species. Pobitora’s aquatic environment rich in fish and other aquatic tuna attracts these birds including the likes of Lesser Whistling Teal, Greater Whistling Teal, Osprey, Fish Eating Eagle, Hawks, Falcons, Black Necked Crane, etc. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the Brahmaputra river basin which has resulted in the landscape of Pobitora being made up of marshy wetlands that provide shelter and food to the wide species of birds. Open ideally from the months of October thru May, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is gradually becoming a popular destination for bird watchers and ornithologist. The vast wetlands of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary attracts vast variety of resident and migratory birds across the year especially during the winters. Pobitora is home to around 375 species of birds and a majority of these birds are migratory to be spotted in the winter season. The best time to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary for bird watching is during the time of January, February and March.

Some of the Bird Species found at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are ~

  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Indian Spot-Billed Duck
  • Black Kite
  • Pallas’s Fishing Eagle
  • Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  • White rumped vulture
  • Crested Serpent Eagle
  • Pied Harrier
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Greylag goose
  • Gadwall
  • Spot-billed duck
  • Northern shoveller
  • Ferruginous duck
  • Darter
  • Little egret
  • Grey heron
  • Purple heron
  • Great egret
  • Intermediate egret
  • Indian pond heron
  • Black bittern
  • Greater coucal
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Asian openbill
  • Black necked stork
  • Lesser adjutant
  • Greater adjutant
  • Spotted dove
  • Eurasian collared dove
  • Indian roller
  • House crow
  • Large billed crow
  • Black drongo
  • Bronzed drongo
  • Common iora
  • Common woodshrike
  • Black throated loon
  • White throated kingfisher
  • Barn swallow
  • Blue winged leafbird
  • Bronze winged jacana
  • Long tailed shrike
  • Grey backed shrike
  • Lineated barbet
  • Blue throated barbet
  • Red throated flycatcher
  • Grey headed canary flycatcher
  • Oriental magpie robin
  • Purple sunbird
  • House sparrow
  • White wagtail
  • Yellow wagtail
  • Scaly breasted munia
  • Spot billed pelican
  • Little cormorant
  • Great cormorant
  • Great breasted grebe
  • Rose ringed parakeet
  • Red whiskered bulbul
  • Red vented bulbul
  • White breasted waterman
  • Common moorhen
  • Nordmann’s greenshank
  • White vented myna
  • Common myna
  • Jungle myna
  • Hill myna
  • Asian pied starling
  • Common tailorbird
  • Jungle babbler
  • Black headed ibis
  • Common hoopoe

Reference – https://indiabiodiversity.org

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Black hooded oriole Bird species at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India. Image ~ Jhuma Borgohain Gogoi
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Black Drongo Bird species at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India. Image ~ Jhuma Borgohain Gogoi
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Bird flight on a water Beel at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India
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Brown Shrike Bird species at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India. Image ~ Jhuma Borgohain Gogoi

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Tips for Birdwatching at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary –

1| When you are out Birdwatching at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, even though you have a guide to show you around the bird species here, it is always advisable to carry a good field guide for the Indian Subcontinent. This guide will have illustrations or pictures of birds spread across the Indian Subcontinent and it becomes easier to identify the species in this manner. This field guide will also have important tips on behaviour, distribution maps and migration pattern of some of the bird species found at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

2| A good pair of binoculars proves to be a very good companion on your Birdwatching tour at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Even though your guide may carry along one, it is good to have your own pair at your disposal. A good pair will cost you around INR 2,500 at the local markets.

3| In order to be able to locate birds at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, you have to learn about the habitat of each of the species prefers. This would help you to often locate a bird by listening to the sound it produces.

4|Reading about birds is the best way to identify them in the vast forest reserves of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

5| When you are out Birdwatching at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, it is always advisable to wear neutral colored clothing. Avoid bright clothing as much as possible. Make little sound as possible and talk in whispers.

6| It is advised not to approach the bird’s nests, feed the birds in the wild and litter or throw food in the forest reserves of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Jeep Safari at Pobitora ~

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Jeep Safari at the Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

Just like in the other National Parks of Assam viz. the Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, you can also enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Unlike the Kaziranga National Park that has four Safari zones or ranges, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has only one designated safari zone for the Jeep Safari. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is an amazing wildlife destination and its vast natural surroundings would surely want to make you to visit Pobitora. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has a diverse flora, fauna and avifauna and this is spread across a total area of 48 sq. km. Therefore, in order to discover the rich diversity of flora and fauna at Pobitora it is an exciting opportunity to do this on a thrilling Jeep Safari.

This Jeep Safari will take you deep into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to sight the India One Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic water buffalo, Deers, Wild Boars, Jungle Cats, Leopards and many other exotic species of birds like the Indian Hornbill, spot-billed duck, northern shoveller, ferruginous duck, darter, little egret, grey heron, purple heron, great egret, intermediate egret, indian pond heron, black bittern, greater coucal, pied kingfisher, etc.

At the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the Jeep Safari starts from the Resorts you are put up in and it takes you into the interiors of the Sanctuary from the main entrance gate. The Jeep Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary takes around one and half hours duration of time to cover the entire distance of the park along the designated Jeep Safari route here. Armed forest guards escort the visitors to the interior of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The forest guard also acts as your guide showing you around the various species of fauna and avifauna at Pobitora. Jeep Safari at Pobitora operate during two shifts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning Jeep Safari schedule at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary starts at 7.30 AM in the morning with regular slots available. At a time, however not more than 4 Jeeps are allowed inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. After a short break the afternoon slots start at 1.30 PM and Jeep Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary continues to be available until 3 PM in the day.

Jeep Safari Rates at Pobitora (Accommodates 6 Visitors)

Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari terms and conditions:

  • We are responsible for booking Jeep Safari, collection of payment and handing over of payment receipt to our visitors
  • Entry Pass for Jeep Safari to be collected by visitors along with our representative from Safari Ticket Counter at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Authority reserves the right to admittance of visitors
  • Safari inside Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary may be closed without prior notice based on climate conditions and Rhino census
  • Above mentioned rates are subjected to revision without prior notice
  • We are not responsible for delay in start of Jeep Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Camera charges both Still and Video are additional as per Government prescribed fees
  • Please do not carry eatables inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Use of plastics is banned inside Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Avoid bright colored clothes inside premises of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Sample Itinerary for Jeep Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary:

Day 1 ~ Guwahati – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Arrive at Guwahati Airport. On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport drive to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Home to the highest population density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the Mayong village which earlier was renowned across the World for the practice of black magic. Although black magic is no longer practices its relics can be found at the Mayong museum which we will visit in the afternoon. Check into your Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Night Stay: Maibong Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Meals Included: NA

Day 2 ~ Pobitora – Guwahati

Early in the morning go for an Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to sight the One Horned Rhinoceros species of Assam. After breakfast go for a thrilling Jeep Safari to sight the other fauna species and birds of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Later we will return to Guwahati. At Guwahati, we will visit the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra which has on display the rich heritage and culture of the State of Assam.

Night Stay: Comfortable Hotel at Guwahati

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 ~ Kamakhya Temple – Assam State Museum – Guwahati Airport

Early morning go for a visit to the Holy Maa Kamakhya Temple which is among the 51 Shakti Peethas and is the most revered Temple shrine in North East India. Later in the day visit the Assam State Museum near Ambari. After lunch we drop you off at the Guwahati Airport for your onward destination. Tour Ends. Bid Adieu!

Elephant Safari at Pobitora ~

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Elephant Safari into the interiors of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary 

Another popular option of exploring the dense interiors of the amazing floral and faunal diversity at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the Elephant ride into the Sanctuary. The Elephant Safari ride is run by the forest department at Pobitora who arrange for these regular Elephant Safari rides starting early in the mornings. The Elephant Safari rides at Pobitora is one of the most popular safari options here as the view one gets from the Elephant’s back is very commanding. Visitors get to see a wide angle view of the varied flora, fauna and avifauna at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. At Pobitora, unlike Kaziranga National Park, there is only one safari zone from where the Elephant Safari is conducted. Visitors need to cross the hanging bridge from the Sanctuary entrance gate to reach the Elephant Safari riding point at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

At Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, each Elephant Safari ride can accommodate three guests along with a mahout on top of the Elephant back and explore the vast forest reserves here. An armed forest guard also accompanies a group of visitors on a seperate Elephant’s back with a mahout. Elephant Safari is also a way of speaking of conservation of the Asiatic Elephants and to show people that they are harmless animals and a lot needs to be done for the welfare of these elephants at various National Parks and Sanctuaries of Assam and India too. It is a way of searching a means of livelihood for these Elephants and their Mahous without which these majestic animals would have fallen into the merciless of hands of poachers who hunt then down for their prized tusks for ivory.

At Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary there are generally 2 slots for Elephant Safari in the morning. The very first Elephant Safari into Pobitora as mentioned begins at 6.30 AM in the morning and the next slot is at 7.30 AM in the morning. These Elephant Safari timings however can change upon the existing weather conditions here at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. An early morning drizzle or a wave of dense fog in the winters mornings may slightly extend the start of thee timings. The forest department at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary allocates the timing of Elephant Safari. The Elephant Safari bookings at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary need to be booked priorly as there are many visitors to Pobitora and with less number of available Elephants. The Pobitora Elephant Safari slots are generally full during the peak tourist season from October to April months and hence for taking an Elephant Safari at Pobitora it is always a good choice to book the slot before hand. We can assist to arrange for your bookings of Elephant Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Elephant Safari Rates at Pobitora (Per Head Cost)

Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Elephant Safari terms and conditions:

  • We are responsible for booking Elephant Safari, collection of payment and handing over of payment receipt to our visitors
  • Entry Pass for Elephant Safari to be collected by visitors along with our representative from Safari Ticket Counter at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Authority reserves the right to admittance of visitors
  • Safari inside Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary may be closed without prior notice based on climate conditions and Rhino census
  • Above mentioned rates are subjected to revision without prior notice
  • We are not responsible for delay in start of Elephant Safari at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Camera charges both Still and Video are additional as per Government prescribed fees
  • Please do not carry eatables inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Use of plastics is banned inside Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Avoid bright colored clothes inside premises of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Boat Safari at Pobitora ~

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Boat Safari counter at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

When at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, after exploring the vast forest reserves of Pobitora on an Elephant and Jeep Safari visitors can also choose the explore the areas around Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary by opting for a Boat Safari on the rivers flowing around the Sanctuary.  This boat ride is undertaken on the tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River and it takes you on a exciting river cruise to sight the varied water life of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The rivers of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the highly endangered Gangetic River Dolphins. These shy creatures were once having a sizeable population in the rivers of Assam, but uncontrolled hunting and habitat degradation by pollutions in the rivers have reduced their numbers to an extent that they are now highly endangered. Not only in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, river dolphins have also found a new home in the protected habitats of the Kaziranga National Park and the Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Assam. Their conservation attempts have now seen to bear fruits and there are numbers of them to be sighted on the rivers of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Regular boat rides are now conducted for visitors to Pobitora to catch a glimpse of these majestic mammal species. For visitors wanting to take a boat ride at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, there is a boat safari counter at the entrance gate of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary from where they can purchase their tickets.

Boat Safari Rates at Pobitora (Accommodates 10 – 12 Visitors)

Nationality Boat Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Boat Safari
Indians (Per Boat) 3500
Foreigners (Per Boat) 3500

** Above Rates are exclusive of transfer charges to Boat Safari Transfer Point

River Cruise to Pobitora from Guwahati ~

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The Umananda River Cruise that plys on the Brahmaputra from Guwahati to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Jungleideas in association with Umananda River Cruise presents to you the S.B. SUIKAPHA Luxury River Cruise, Guwahati.

The River Brahmaputra is among the largest rivers in the World originating in Tibet (where it’s called Tsangpo) and reaches Assam across Arunachal Pradesh (where it’s called Lohit) and finally flows into the Bay of Bengal after merging with River Ganges. The river Brahmaputra is to Assam as Nile is to Egypt. The river has been the center of Assam’s folklore inspiring literature, music and art. The Brahmaputra also serves as a major tourist attraction of Assam wherein Luxury Liners operate as floating Restaurants (Alfresco Grand), Discotheques (Kamakazi) and ferrying passengers to Kaziranga National Park, Sivasagar and Majuli Island (MV Mahabahu). Other liners also operate as House Boats at the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park near Tinsukia where you get an opportunity of exploring the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park onboard a river cruise (only one of a kind in India). At Guwahati, the Brahmaputra is also used by smaller boats to ferry passengers everyday to historical sites and ancient temple not accessible by road like to Umananda Temple.

With River Tourism becoming an important part of the vast untapped potential of the tourism scenario of Assam, the S.B. SUIKAPHA (a unit of Umananda River Cruise, Guwahati) strives to bring forth to you a fun filled river cruise experience across the Brahmaputra in guwahati and surrounding areas.

The S.B. SUIKAPHA River Cruise operates to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary from the city of Guwahati. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located around 60 km from Guwahati with a road drive time of around 1 1/2 hours. One can choose to visit Pobitora (Home to the Highest Population Density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World) by road or by choosing to cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra onboard the S.B. SUIKAPHA. The River Cruise allows you to experience the beautiful scenario of riverine areas up to the nearby place at Pobitora called Kajalighat. Pobitora can be reached from Kajalighat on a 10 min drive by road. The journey begins at 6 AM from Guwahati and covers a river cruise, arrival at Pobitora, Jeep Safari into the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and cruise back to Guwahati. Meals included onboard S.B. SUIKAPHA are Breakfast and Lunch.

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Schedule and Rates ~ Umananda River Cruise to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Other Destinations covered by the S.B. SUIKAPHA near Guwahati are ~

  • Aswaklanta Temple
  • Doul Govinda Temple
  • Umananda Temple
  • The Manchester of East ~ ‘SUWALKUCHI’
  • The Holy Land of HAJO

So why wait?! Plan your visit to the Top Biodiversity hotspot in the World at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary onboard the S.B. SUIKAPHA, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Resorts, Lodges, Eco Camps and Homestays at Pobitora ~

1| Maibong Eco Resort at Pobitora ~

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Welcome to the Maibong Eco Resort at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

The pioneers of the hospitality industry at Pobitora, Maibong Eco Resort is an exquisite eco friendly jungle resort located in the heart of the Land of the highest population density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros – the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across a huge area right at the entrance of Pobitora, Maibong Eco Resort has a sprawling green campus area with many trees around the property to make you feel in the lap of mother nature. Maibong Eco Resort is a unique property that has a modern touch to a rustic jungle feeling that is equipped with all necessary amenities to greet its visitors with the natural and unspoilt beauty of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Maibong Eco Resort at Pobitora, has two categories of rooms viz. Independent bamboo cottages and traditional brick and mortar deluxe rooms. Each of these room categories are equipped with the facilities like Color television, Neat and tidy bathrooms, balcony area, sitting area, running water, hot water, etc.

Maibong Eco Resort is a jungle resort in its true sense that lets its visitors dwell in perfect harmony with nature which is pristine and waiting to be explored. Warm and ever greeting staff along with the owners of the Maibong Eco Resort are always present at the Resort premises to greet visitors with open arms and they take utmost pleasure in showing you around the area of the resort.

Maibong Eco Resort has an inhouse kitchen that serves delicious Assamese traditional food. Ethnic food offerings are a speciality of the Maibong Restaurant and the owner is personally present to take the valuable feedback of the esteemed guests of the meals served here. When the Maibong restaurant, try their local fish speciality cooked with tomato and natural herbs. Also try the mutton and local chicken curry recipes at the Maibong Eco Resort.

Facilities available at the Maibong Eco Resort – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 24 hours Hot / Cold water
  • Outdoor Games
  • Jeep Safari
  • Rooms/Cottage
  • Open Sky Picnic
  • Star Lit Dinner
  • Bonfire
  • Elephant Safari
  • River Cruise
  • Angling
  • Nature’s Shop
  • Information Centre
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Archaeological Site
  • Sunset View
  • Eco-Village tour
Maibong Eco Resort – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Deluxe Rooms 5 Single/Double 2000
Traditional Cottages 5 Single/Double 2500
Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1900

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

2| Arya Eco Resort at Pobitora ~

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Deluxe Cottages at the Arya Eco Resort ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

The Arya Eco Resort is another popular stay option at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Arya Eco Resort at Pobitora is the closest property to the entrance of the Sanctuary main gate. Deluxe style cottages with all modern facilities are available at the Arya Eco Resort. There are four deluxe cottages at the Arya Eco Resort that can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Arya Eco Resort, is situated just off to the main road near to the Pobitora entrance within an easy access to the range office of Pobitora. The Arya Eco Resort is surrounded by woodland at the foot of a hill and close to local village of Morigaon. The village town will within 10 minute walk. The accommodations in Arya Eco Resort is standard but very clean and the whole property is set out in beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens.

This is the only resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary that has air conditioning for visitors even planning to Pobitora during the summer season when the climate is a little sultry. A well maintained garden with ample parking facility for vehicles is present at the Arya Eco Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. There is an inhouse kitchen and spacious dining area that serves traditional ethnic assamese food as well as continental delights. The coffee at the Arya Eco Resort is recommended good by visitors from United States.

Facilities available at the Arya Eco Resort – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 24 hours Hot / Cold water
  • Jeep Safari
  • Cottages
  • Bonfire
  • Elephant Safari
  • River Cruise
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Information Centre
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Sunset View
  • Eco-Village tour
Arya Eco Resort – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Traditional Cottages 4 Single/Double 3000
Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

3| Zizina Resort at Pobitora ~

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Welcome to the Zizina Otis Resort at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

An example of a deluxe experiential stay option at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the Zizina Otis Resort. The Zizina Otis Resort is located near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and it offers tented cottages with all modern amenities and attached bathrooms. There are also ultra modern traditional thatch homes of Assam for your comfortable stay at the Zizina Resorts. Zizina Resort offers an exceptional stay option during you stay at Pobitora in a sprawling green campus. Each of the tents at Zizina Otis is very spacious and it offers all modern luxuries that is present in a luxurious hotel room. From modern bathrooms, air conditioning, television, etc. the tents of the Zizina Otis resorts has them all. The Zizina Otis Resorts is a venture of the Wild View Resorts Pvt. Ltd. and is located at Mayong – Mayong is also known as the land of ancient magic and medicines.

There is an inhouse restaurant at the Zizina Otis Resort along with a fine dining area that offers it guests a unique dining experience in an open environment. Various delicious meal types are churned out from the kitchen of the Zizina Otis Resorts. This is a perfect place to rejuvenate after your days safari sighting the Indian Horned Rhinoceros and the varied species of Fauna and Birds at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Facilities available at the Zizina Resort – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 24 hours Hot/Cold water
  • Jeep Safari
  • Rooms/Tents
  • Open Sky Picnic
  • Star Lit Dinner
  • Bonfire
  • Elephant Safari
  • River Cruise
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Archaeological Site
  • Sunset View
  • Eco-Village tour

4| Prashanti Tourist Lodge at Pobitora ~

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Prashanti Tourist Lodge of Assam Tourism at the Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

The Department of Tourism – Assam Government has initiated many tourist complexes for the comfortable stay of tourists at the major destinations of tourist interest across the State. Known under the brand of Prashanti, these tourist lodges are prominently found across the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam. Deluxe and comfortable rooms and good service at affordable rates are the prime motives of this initiative and the very good response provided here ensures that ‘Once you visit Assam, it stays with you forever’.

Developed and promoted by the Government of Assam (Deptt. of Tourism), the Prashanti Tourist Lodge is at the heart of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. A huge sprawling campus greets you on arrival at the Prashanti tourist lodge at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Ever greeting staff members are always present at the reception are to greet all their guests with a warm Namaskar and to show you around your rooms at this deluxe property at the home of the highest population density of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the World!

Spacious A/C and Non A/C rooms all equipped with traditional handicrafts of Bamboo of Assam ensures your comfortable night halt at Pobitora. The Prashanti Tourist Lodge at Pobitora is an Eco friendly property that harness solar power for its electricity needs ensuring to promote a sustainable environment at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Facilities available at the Prashanti Tourist Lodge – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 24 hours Hot / Cold water
  • Outdoor Games
  • Jeep Safari
  • Rooms/Cottage
  • Bonfire
  • Elephant Safari
  • River Cruise
  • Nature’s Shop
  • Information Centre
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Archaeological Site
  • Sunset View
  • Eco-Village tour
Prashanti Tourist Lodge – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Deluxe Rooms 10 Single/Double 2650
Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

5| Pobitora Village Eco Camp at Pobitora ~

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The Pobitora Village Eco Camp at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

If you want to experience the true ethnic Assamese way of living at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, then the Pobitora Village Eco Camp is the right stay option for you. The catchline of the Pobitora Village Eco Camp itself mentions that “In order to savor complete ethnic local cuisine and the pleasure to stay in a traditional thatch home of Assam” can be experienced at the Eco Camp. The Pobitora Village Eco Camp is an initiative to provide employment to the local people of the village of Pobitora and offer them a chance to livelihood by taking an opportunity at what we Assamese people are very good at viz. welcoming and serving our guests.

The Pobitora Village Eco Camp is located at the beginning of Pobitora village and welcomes you with a large signage that greets you and shows you the direction to the camp. On your arrival here, a well maintained small flower garden greets you along with the welcoming staff of the camp. You are offered a glass of freshly squeezed lime juice that gives you nourishment for the fun filled day at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. At the Pobitora Village Eco Camp take the opportunity to unwind from your busy schedule. Take your day off in one of their cottages, spend time around interacting with the locals of Pobitora and later go for your adventure ride into the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary for a thrilling Jeep and Elephant Safari ride. Later in your day take your time off by going for a boat safari to sight the endangered species of Gangetic River Dolphins on the mighty Brahmaputra river. Late evening and early morning take an adventurous trek to the Sonoka Village by the banks of the Brahmaputra that gives you soul an internal peace and solace.

Facilities available at the Maibong Eco Resort – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 24 hours Hot / Cold water
  • Outdoor Games
  • Jeep Safari
  • Rooms/Cottage
  • Open Sky Picnic
  • Star Lit Dinner
  • Bonfire
  • Elephant Safari
  • Boat Safari
  • Nature’s Shop
  • Information Centre
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Archaeological Site
  • Sunset View
  • Eco-Village tour
Pobitora Village Eco Camp – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Traditional Cottages 5 Single/Double 1400
Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

6| Silent rocks Homestay at Pobitora ~

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The Silent Rocks Homestay at Pobitora ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Assam ~ India

Located on the outskirts of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary the Silent Rocks Homestay at Pobitora is an ideal retreat among the lush greenery of the forests of Burha Mayong. If you enjoy a homestay experience instead of a modern day Hotel or Resort then Silent Rocks Homestay is the place to be. Spacious home environment rooms with delicious traditional cuisine awaits you at the Silent Rocks Homestay. With only two double rooms at disposal for guests this Homestay eliminates the hustle and bustle of a resort so that you can enjoy a moment of calm rejuvenating, relaxing, unwinding or simply reading a book of your choice.

The Silent Rocks Homestay near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary offers a complete homely accommodation. This Homestay is located in Burha Mayong 7 kilometers away from the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The rooms of the Silent Rocks Homestay are clean, spacious and close to nature.

The Silent Rocks homestay provides a homely accommodation to our visitors in a complete Jungle experience. They provide two types of rooms, Double Bedded, Triple Bedded. Each room at the Silent Rocks Homestay contains comfortable bed, television, geyser, attached bathroom & parking, fresh drinking water. Extra bed is also provide on request. Over all, the lush green atmosphere makes you feel at home.

Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari and Boat Safaris are the main safaris at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Among these elephant safari is most popular between tourists, It has the 100% chance to spot the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and other wild animals such as wild boar, asiatic wild water buffalo, deer, various birds and many more flora and fauna.

Facilities available at the Silent Rocks Homestay – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 24 hours Hot / Cold water
  • Jeep Safari
  • Cottages
  • Bonfire
  • Elephant Safari
  • River Cruise
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Information Centre
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Sunset View
  • Eco-Village tour
Silent Rocks Homestay – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Deluxe Rooms 2 Single/Double 2000
Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

7| Pobitora hill and Eco Camp at Pobitora ~

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Top view of the Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Located along the mighty Brahmaputra river, the Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp is a unique camping getaway near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in the Sonoka village near Pobitora and it offers a unique ecotourism getaway for its visitors where not only they get to enjoy the vast wilderness of the forests and the varied flora and fauna of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary but they also get to experience a unique countryside experience of Assam here. Many historical rocks are present in the Sonoka village area near Pobitora and if you love nature then this the Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp is the place to be.

The Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp offers tented accommodations to visitors and is a preferred getaway for the back packers and young group of people to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, who in addition to sight the majestic one horned Rhinoceros also want to experience a culture and tradition of a village life of Assam. The camp offers basic amenities required for a comfortable stay alongside the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river. The Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp provides facilities for Camping, Fishing, Boating, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari and Trekking along with other activities. During the time period of your camping they assure to provide the aforesaid service and facilities with a minimal and affordable rate.

They have an inhouse kitchen too that caters to the hunger needs of its visitors. This kitchen is necessary as visitors need to cross the river on a country boat to reach the camp. The surroundings have no other restaurants that cater to the needs of visitors and hence the kitchen is the only means to have food here. And the kitchen staff do not disappoint. They churn out some of the most ethnic delicacies to be found around the area of Pobitora. From exotic veg recipes to poultry and fish, they know how to prepare in a traditional way of cooking over fire that offers a perfect traditional village life getaway at the Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp.

Pobitora Hill and Eco Camp – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Tents 5 Single/Double 1200
Inclusive of Dinner and Breakfast
Nationality Safari Rates at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 1900
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 2500
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 950
Foreigners (Per Head) 1950

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

8| Sonoka Eco Camp at Pobitora ~

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Welcome to the Sonoka Eco Camp ~ Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

Currently under construction, the Sonoka Eco Camp at Pobitora is another nature retreat setup in the nearby archaeological site of Sonoka Village near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Sonoka Eco Camp offers an ideal stay option for visitors who want to experience the ethnic life of Assam while on their visit to Pobitora.

We will update further details on this stay option near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary upon completion of the project and rates and additional pictures will be uploaded for our visitors reference for a pleasant and warm stay at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mayong the Land of Black Magic near Pobitora ~

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Welcome to the Land of Black Magic at Mayong near Pobitora

The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the heart of the one time Land of Black Magic in India ~ Mayong Village, which was once renowned in the ancient time for its Black Magic Worldwide. The Mayong Village is located in a picturesque setting of nature in the west of the district of Morigaon in Assam. The mighty Brahmaputra river flows along the outskirts of northern Mayong and the river Kolong lies on its west; and the two beautiful rivulets namely Pakaria and Daipara lie in its east. The drive from Guwahati to Mayong is across dense forests and once you enter these woods you can feel a strange calm that sets into your soul and you can feel the magical vibes flowing through your body. In addition to Magic, Mayong  has a large number of archaeological relics dating back to several hundred years lying scattered in different parts of the area. The longest stone inscription in Asia which is 3.85 meters in length is located at Mayong. Mayong still practices the tradition of lineal king or Monarch. Though he doesn’t use his powers of a King, he is considered to be a reverend figure in the society and his judgement are valued by the local people.

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Mayong Black Magic Relic at the Mayong Magic Museum near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Though the people of Mayong have  stopped their practice of Black Magic, they still use magic to cure many ailments of the local people. Some of these magical rites are ‘Tez Rakhowa Mantra’ (to stop the oozing of blood), ‘Ushah Shular Mantra’ (to relieve the pain while breathing), ‘Bichar Shung Guchuwa Mantra’ (to cure the hairy caterpillar bite), ‘Narengar Mantra’ (to cure abscess in the back bone) and many others are still practiced to help and cure people with ailments. One of the famous outstanding magical art (we witnessed it in front of our eyes) that is very much prevalent in Mayong is curing of back pain by village witch doctor who utters a magical chant and uses a copper dish to track where the pain originates. The plate gets stuck to the body and the locals believe that this dish eats away the pain. The local witch doctor demonstrates the magical act and if the person is really suffering from a back pain, then the copper dish becomes hot like fire with seconds and its gets smashed automatically.

Mayong is the place where Magic is being used not only as an illusion for the eyes but also for the betterment of the society.

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Welcome to Mayong Museum and Python Park ~ Mayong ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayong Magic, Black Magic, Awesome Assam Tourism
A set up depicting Sorcerer’s powers of taming a tiger at the Mayong Museum of Magic ~ Mayong ~ Pobitora ~ Assam ~ India

The Burha Mayong Rock Inscriptions near Pobitora ~

Burha Mayong is a site located very near to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in the Morigaon district of Assam famous for its rock inscriptions dating back to the Medieval Period. All of the rock sites are mostly found on top of Hillocks made up of quartz of eldspathic gneiss and fine grained granites on the banks of the Kopili River which is an important tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River of Assam.

The Rock Cut Inscriptions of Burha Mayong are the longest in Asia!

These group of inscriptions has six lines on the left, fifteen lines in the middle and five lines on the right, placed horizontally and appears to contain three inscriptions in series. The inscriptions measure 395 cm. in lengh and 112 cm. in breadth. Each of the inscriptions measure 85 cm X 47 cm, 40 cm X 112 cm and 270 cm X 30 cm respectively. The contents of these inscriptiosn are however yet to be deciphered and are probable datable to the medieval period.

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The Rock Inscriptions at Burha Mayong near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit Kaziranga Majuli, Pobitora Rhino, Assam Tourism
The Rock Inscriptions at Burha Mayong near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam which is the longest in Asia
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit Kaziranga Majuli, Pobitora Rhino, Assam Tourism
The details of the Rock Inscriptions at Burha Mayong near the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam which is the longest in Asia

Guwahati ~ the Gateway to Pobitora and Assam ~

The State of Assam is the central state in the North-East Region of India and serves as the gateway to North East India and is a jewel in the crown of the Seven Sister States. The land of red river, blue hills & lush green tea gardens, Assam comprises of three main geographical areas: the Brahmaputra Valley, the Barak Valley and the intervening Karbi Plateau and North Cachar Hills. Assam is bounded on the north by the eastern section of the great Himalayan range, the frontier tribes front west to cast being Daflas, Miris, Abors and Mishmis on the east by the Patkai Hills, inhabited by the various ‘Naga Warrior’ tribes and the Burmese frontier; on the south by the Chin hills and the frontier of Bangladesh; and on the west by the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal.

From east to west stretches the fertile valley of the Brahmaputra, an alluvial plain about 450 miles long with an average breadth of 50 miles interrupted halfway by the Mikir hills and by low hills on both sides of the river in the neighborhood of Guwahati and Goalpara. South of the valley are the Garo and Khasi hills.

Dispur is the capital of Assam and the largest city of the state is Guwahati, which is also one of the fastest growing cities of the world. Famous for its freshening world class tea, the Muga (Golden) and Eri (Ahimsa) silk, Natural resources like Coal, Petroleum products and minerals, Assam can truly be described as a state bestowed with breathtaking natural beauty, vast reserves of natural resources and a rich bio diversity. Assam is also home to the endangered one horned rhino species and the Kaziranga National Park is home to two-third of this species in the world. The river Brahmaputra (the only male river in India) flow across the heart of the state and is a lifeline to the people of Assam just as Nile is to Egypt. The Brahmaputra river in Assam is also host to the World’s largest inhabited river island ‘Majuli’ and the World’s smallest inhabited river island ‘Umananda’. The second hottest pepper in the world, the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ is also native to Assam and is grown extensively by the village folks across the State.

Guwahati ~

The largest and the fastest growing city of Assam ‘Guwahati’ is also a popular tourist attraction. The city is host to many tourist attractions in the region the like of:

  • Kamakhya Temple:

The holy shrine of Goddess Kamakhya, this place is one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in India. The Ambubachi Mela, hosted in the month of June to celebrate the end of the Goddesses’ menstrual cycle, attracts devotees from across India and abroad.         

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The Maa Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati
  • Umananda Temple:

Situated in Umananda, the World’s Smallest Inhabited River Island, this is the place where people believe that Lord Shiva by using his third eye burnt Kamadeva.      

  • Balaji Temple:

Balaji temple is situated at Betkuchi in Guwahati. The Balaji Temple with its striking South Indian architecture, is unlike the other temples.

  • Basistha Temple:

Basistha Temple, located in the south-east corner of Guwahati city is a Shiva mandir constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in 1764 AD along with gift of land 835 Bighas for the ashram. The history of the Basistha Ashram where the temple is located dates back to the Vedic age. According to legend the ashram was founded by the great saint Basistha (Vasishtha).

  • Suwalkuchi:

About an hours (1 Hour) drive from Guwahati will lead you to Suwalkuchi. Better known as the ‘Manchester of the East‘, Suwalkuchi is famous for its production of the three (3) varieties of the indigenous Silks of Assam i.e. MUGA (Golden Silk),ERI (Warm Silk) and PAT (White Silk)

  • Hajo:

A revered pilgrimage center, Hajo is the holy land of the Hindu, Muslims and Buddhists. A land where Hindus and Muslims have been living in communal harmony since very ancient days of the Mughal Regime in India, Hajo is famous for the Temple of Hayagriva Madhava and the Poa Makka. Hajo is also known for its exclusive Bell Metal and Brass Handicrafts of Assam.

  • The Guwahati World War II Cemetery:

Built and Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Mission the Guwahati War Cemetery has burials of over 200 soldiers of the British Army and many from the Indian Army under the British Regime. This is the only World War II Cemetery in India that had burials of the Soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. It was in 2012 that Japan decided to carry the remains of these soldiers back and provide a formal burial in Japan.

  • Dipor Bil and Chandubi Lake:

Bird lovers paradise as hundreds of birds species local and migratory can be spotted at these places during the winter season.

  • Doul Govinda Temple:

One of the most Revered Shrines of Lord Krishna, the Doul Govinda Temple is located by the banks of the River Brahmaputra at North Guwahati

  • The Saraighat War Memorial:

Dedicated to one of the most fierce Battle fought in Indian History the Sariaghat War Memorial depicts the War between the Mighty Mughal Empire and the Ahom Kingdom of Assam. The Mughal Army outnumbered the Ahoms who were able to defend their Kingdom using their strong knowledge of the terrains of Assam.

  • The Aswaklanta Temple:
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The Aswaklanta Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

The Aswaklanta Temple is located on a hill top overlooking the Brahmaputra. There are two temples in this holy place. One situated in the foot hill namely the ‘Kurmayanardan’ Temple  and the other in the up-hill namely the ‘Anantasayi’  Temple. A long tread across the flight of Stairs will get you to the Temple premises where the sight of the Brahmaputra River, floating small islands and the Guwahati city across the river will mesmerizing any person visiting the Temple to seek the blessings of the Almighty!

  • The Dirgheswari Temple:
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The Dirgheswari Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Dirgheswari Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Pethas across India. The present temple at Dirgheswari was constructed by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha reign (1714 -1744), under the supervision of Tarun Duwarah Borphukan, the Ahom viceroy of Guwahati. The temple was constructed using bricks, at the top of the hill, which is filled with solid rocks. The Garbha-griha or the inner chamber of the temple, where the idol of Goddess Durga was present is located underground, in a small cave. During the royal tour of Ahom king Swargadeo Rajeshwar Singha in 1756, the king visited the temple and granted more lands and men for the proper maintenance of the temple. The king also presented a silver Japi or hat, which is still used to cover the main idol of Devi Durga in the temple.

It is believed that your true pilgrimage at the Kamakhya Temple ends after the visit to the Dirgheswari Temple.

  • The Treasured Wheels Museum at Sonapur:
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The Founder of the Treasured Wheels Museum Mr. Piklu Deka at the premises of the Museum

Perhaps the greatest example of a man’s power of dreaming, believing in his dream and working continuously to realize that dream is illustrated when you step foot into the ‘Treasured Wheels Museum’ near Guwahati in Assam. Mr. Piklu Deka or Piklu Da as everyone calls him is the man behind this dream. What started as a dream to own a vintage car thirty (30) years ago has finally transformed in the shape of a museum with a collection of over 50 vintage cars, 50 motorbikes and much more.

A short half an hour drive from Guwahati will reach you to the Treasured Wheels Museum. You are greeted at the Museum Entrance by a collection of helmets used by Soldiers during World War II announcing your expeditions across a huge campus filled with the memoirs of the War. From vintage Russian Army Trucks, American Motorbikes to Chinese Paratrooper Cycles you are sure to find them here. The amazing part is that all these Motorcars are in a perfect running condition.