This Protected Area became quite important from when the conservation of Rhino is concerned. With a dozen population of Rhino in 1971 the number was increased to 84 as per the census record of 2009.
At present at least 100 Rhinos are present in the sanctuary. From the suitable habitat point of view, Rhinos prefer to confined within 16 Sq Km of the sanctuary situated near Mayong side and that is the highest density of one-horned Rhino in particular area throughout the world.
As the area is on the flood plains of river Brahmaputra it get flooded every year living behind the heavy
deposit of silt and act as a sweeper of the protected area which is significant from the conservation point of view.
Besides Rhino, the park is inhabited by animals like Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, wild boar, Civet cat and is also home to various reptiles. The Protected Area is a paradise for both resident and migratory birds. The area is also identified as an Important Bird Areas in India by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). About 190 bird species have been recorded here. The presence of migratory water fowl during winter is quite significant. Two critically endangered, four endangered, eight vulnerable and three near threatened bird species are recorded so far. Marsh Babbler (Pellorneum palustre) is the Assam plains endemic bird also recorded in the protected area.
The Sanctuary can be visited both by light vehicle and on elephant back by specified route. Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary can be reached by road from Guwahati via Chandrapur where distance is about 35 Km, or via Jorabat where the distance is about 46 km. From Jagiroad it is 34 Km and from Morigaon it is about 42 Km.
Mayong (or Mayang)
Category : Mysteruious, Art, Culture, Hills
Mayong or Mayang, also known as the Land of Black Magic, is a village in Morigaon district, Assam, India. Very close to Mayong, is the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Mayong lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, approximately 40 km (25 miles) from the city of Guwahati. According to history, Narabali or human sacrifices were carried out in connection with the worship of Shakti till the early modern period. The swords resembles the ones used for human sacrifice in other parts of India, suggesting that human sacrifice may have occurred in the Ahom era in Mayong. Mayong is a tourist and archaeological location because of its rich wildlife, archaeology pilgrimage, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, cultural tourism and river tourism. There are numerous archaeological relics and artefacts, including books on black magic and Ayurveda at the Mayong Central Museum and Emporium, which was opened in 2002.
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Pobitora or Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary is about 48 kms by road from Guwahati. It is popular for deers and rhinos. Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the flood plains of river Brahmaputra in the district of Morigaon.
The Pobitora grazing reserve of erstwhile Nagaon District came into limelight during 1961-62 for the presence of Rhino. An area of 15.90 Sq KM then declared as Reserve Forest in the year 1971.
Subsequently, in the year 1987 comprising the area of Pobitora Reserve Forest, Rajamayong Hill Reserve Forest and few adjoining Govt khas Land, a total area of 38.81 Sq Km was declared as Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Category : Wildlife
Assam is a charming land with heart warming people. It is one of the Seven Sister states in the North East of India. It is encircled by the remaining Sister states Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and another state West Bengal. Moreover, the countries Bangladesh and Bhutan share the international borders with this state.
Assam is a wonderland of enchanting beauty and excitement, a Green Paradise. It contains so much beauty and depth that a nature lover is held spellbound.
Rongmon Tourism Society is committed to showcase this charm and wonder to the people of the world. This activity has the potential to generate tremendous tourist movement and business potential. Assam also has the advantage of being the gateway of the
Rongmon Tourism Society Office,Garchuk-Airport Road,via Pamohi, Deepor Beel,Deuchatal,Guwahati Kamrup(M) Assam, pin-781035,India, Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org, contact no- +91-76380 38399, +91-94018 01943
Places to visit nearby Pobitora :
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