Sanctuary harbours the world’s highest density of One horned
Rhinoceros, located in Morigaon district, but close to Guwahati
City. The habitat comprises of Assam alluvial grassland with hilly
forests for an area of 38.81 sq. kms. This is also an Important Bird
What you expect to see
A total of 81 Rhinoceros were sighted during the estimation in
April, 2006. Other mammals found are Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing
cat, Jungle cat, feral Buffalo, Wild pigs, Chinese pangolins etc.
Altogether 375 species of both migratory and resident birds of 46
families have been recorded so far, with 14 listed in the Indian Red
An important breeding ground for a variety of fishes.
9 species of amphibians have been recorded.
27 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary.
Visitor facilities :
Elephant ride & Jeep Safari facilities are available. Suitable site
for bird watching with guaranteed Rhino sighting. Picnic site near
How to reach :
From Guwahati 35 Kms. via Chandrapur and 52 Kms. via NH. 37– Sonapur.
Where to stay :
Mayang Tourist Lodge under Tourism Department with 4 rooms. Forest
Department Inspection Bungalow at Mayang with 2 rooms.
Whom to contact for visit :
Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division,
Guwahati-781009. Tel.-0361-2550207(R), 094350 31789 (Mobile), Range
Officer, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Mayang, Dist.-Morigaon,
Best time for visit :
November to March.