Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
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Pobitora or Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam in India. It is located about 30 km east of Guwahati. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is about 48 km by road from Guwahati.
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GolakaNath
Mumbai, India1,515 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Family
We visited Pobitora wildlife Sanctuary after spending 3 nights in Manas. Pobitora is closer to Guwahati but about 5.5 hours drive from Manas. We had booked the jeep safari using an website and landed up paying substantially high price. Hence, please avoid booking online unless you book from the website of the forest dept./national park. Other websites have names which will make you feel like you are booking from Govt. / National park portal but in the end you will find it is a private entity and charging you a very high price. We paid 3500 (Safari is only 1 hour) (without camera charges) against the standard price of 1800 and there are always Jeeps available on the counter at Pobitora and hence be assured of getting a Jeep if the Sanctuary Gate is open (Supply is far higher than Demand). The best thing is to request your resort to make arrangement for Jeep safari and it will be the actual cost charged by the National Park. Unlike Manas, the visitor having an SLR camera has to pay 500 per camera and you have to book at the time of booking. Please tell your resort that you are carrying an SLR camera otherwise you will be paying cash to the gypsy driver. If you have to pay cash, it will be without any receipt and the Gypsy guy is most likely to pocket the same. It happened in our case. Hence, please inform your resort to do the booking for you. Booking in advance is not at all necessary here. The demand for elephant safari (6.15AM to 7.15AM) is a bit high and hence has to be booked the previous day. Our resort (Arya near the entry gate) did the booking of elephant ride on the previous night and it was as per the Govt. rate.
In the Jeep safari (lot of dust), you can see wild buffalo, Chitals, a few Rhinos, many birds, (we missed a nightjar which was sitting on the road and went into the bush and we could not trace it). It was a pleasant ride from 3 to 4 PM. Good sighting of animals as Pobitora is a very small park unlike Manas.
The elephant ride is a must if you want to see Rhinos from close quarters. The ride was pleasant and it took us into the grazing field of Rhinos and wild buffalos. We really enjoyed our trip to the Sanctuary.
Written 23 February 2024
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51stinky
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia6 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Business
A good place to see a bit of wildlife an nature of Assam. Make sure you have a camera with you, as you may see some interesting animals while visiting the sanctuary.
Written 7 January 2024
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DIBYENDU
Guwahati, India6 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best wildlife adventure. We were there on 23rd and 24th dec 2023. Elephant safari was excellent. It starts early in the morning 6.30 and 7
30 . Online Pre Booking recommended . We say roughly 15 rhino with their little ones, wild Buffalo and wild boar. Good experience. Cost is Rs 950 per person. Good quality resorts and hotels available for stay. We stayed at Prashanti Lodge run by Assam Govt Tourism Dept . Spacious room.Average food but Bonfire was the highlight of the trip...Lot of riverside restaurant in and around Pobitora .. Overall great 2 days getaway destination...
Written 25 December 2023
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M H
Chennai (Madras), India31 contributions
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Nov 2022 • Friends
Easiest place to see the Indian one horned rhino! And so close to Guwahati. The Jeep rides are well organised and there are no crowds to battle here.
Written 7 October 2023
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Sharad G
Navi Mumbai, India109 contributions
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May 2023
We visited Pobitora Sanctuary as Kazhiranga was likely to be closed from 1st May. We stayed overnight in a resort at sanctuary as the elephant safari starts early morning at 6.30 am. Did the Jeep Safari too. Will highly recommend Elephant Safari-we could sight more than 20 One Horn Rhinos where as in Jeep safari we sighted only one and that too from a far distance. There are 5/6 Elephants in a group with two or three tourists who go deep in to the forest and one can get to see Rhinos from 25 feet distance. Between Kanziranga and Pobitora one should opt for Pobitora because it is smaller in size and density of Rhinos per sq meter basis is much higher and chances of seeing them is much higher. There are resorts and restaurants near by but they are not 4 or 5 star quality.
Written 17 June 2023
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Malay
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May 2022
It is a very beautiful place just 1 hour away from Guwahati. Elephant and Jeep safari are great experience here.
Written 28 February 2023
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Tanvir Singh Sabharwal
Eldoret, Kenya95 contributions
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May 2022 • Solo
The overall experience was breathtaking! I feel lucky to have seen the one horned Rhino while riding an elephant! Yes you heard me right, Pobitora has 2 options for safari, on-board a jeep or birds eye view on the elephant and I pick the second option.
This shall always be a memorable experience and one I shall talk about with anyone I meet.
Written 26 May 2022
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amitdhar
Rourkela, India38 contributions
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May 2022 • Family
Being a sanctuary to protect Rhinos, sure to see 5/6 Rhinos in a hour long safari- chances of seeing more is in early hours before 9/10am. You can find wild buffaloes here and there. And then 80% filled with cattles from near by villages . You can see all of them grazing together.
One counter for Entry ticket per adult 50/, entry for vehicle(zeep for safari) - 300/
Another counter for zeep safari ticket with a gunman- 1200/
Written 19 May 2022
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SameerM
Bengaluru, India118 contributions
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Dec 2021 • Family
It’s a sanctuary created specifically to settle rhinos in a safe place. It’s not a jungle. So, unlike a jungle safari where sighting a big animal is chancey…here, you will certainly see rhinos. But having been to a number of well organised jungle safaris in S.India & W. India, a safari at Pobitora wasn’t as thrilling.

However, It’s indeed a beautiful place and has a lot of water bodies within the sanctuary. The early morning safari was magical..with the fog, rising sun and the stillness of the place. apart from the rhinos..Pobitora has hundreds of migratory birds, wild boar and surprisingly many many cattle.

It had been a dream to see a rhino in its natural habitat, and I could check that off my list. There are over a 100 rhinos in there and they look magnificent. Loved the experience overall.

Organising a safari wasn’t difficult. We booked directly with the forest / tourism dept but your hotel could book this for you as well. The jeeps were old but worked well, and the accompanying armed security personnel (anti-poaching) in the jeeps gives one some sense of safety overall. We did 1 elephant safari as well.

The elephant safari wasn’t very exciting or comfortable. I wouldn’t do that again for a number of reasons (incl the issue of how the animals are treated).
Written 25 December 2021
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Pravin
india34 contributions
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Nov 2021 • Family
Pobitora is a wildlife sanctuary, situated about 90 minutes away from Guwahati. We had a pleasant drive there yesterday. The roads are narrow but good. After exiting Guwahati, the scenery is quite pleasant and actually reminded me of Kerala.

Apparently one can get to see a lot of rhinos but we got there a bit late and couldn’t go on any of the (jeep/elephant/boat) safaris … which is a good thing in these times I guess :)
Written 8 November 2021
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