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Department of Environment & Forests(Government of Assam)


Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuaries


The 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 Area.

What you expect to see

Mammals : 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.

Birds : Altogether 375 species of both migratory and resident birds of 46 families have been recorded so far, with 14 listed in the Indian Red Data Book.

Fishes : An important breeding ground for a variety of fishes.

Amphibians : 9 species of amphibians have been recorded.

Reptiles : 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 Garanga Beel.

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, Tel.-03678-248157(O).

Best time for visit : November to March.


Buffaloes on highland during flood

Rhino taking shelter on road

Haduk Beel

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