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Attraction of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary the Rhino breeding farm



Assam the north Indian state of India is popular worldwide for best quality tea, silk, variety of plant, animal life and its incredible wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the rare and diminishing animal species are flourishing in these protected areas. The state has become increasingly popular among worldwide tourists as the ace “Wildlife Tourism” center of India. It is already honored with two of its World Heritage sites Kaziranga and Manas which attract hordes of tourists throughout the year. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary near Guwahati has made a record in increasing the number of one horned Rhinos which were on the way of getting diminished.
This land with high rainfall and blessed with mighty rivers like Brahmaputra and its tributaries make the region fertile, with rich forests ranging from incredible grasslands, deciduous forests, wetlands and wide spread jungles of Sal and Bamboo. This large diversity in its type of regions makes Assam the largest shelter for a great variety of flora and fauna. The wildlife sanctuaries and the protected zones of the state provide a beautiful atmosphere for incredible birdlife which is concentrated around its wet lands. Among the many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries Pobitora wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Mariagaon district of Assam. This wildlife reserve is located just thirty km from Guwahati the major and important city of Assam.

This Park is spread on huge forty sq. km plot of land in which around sixteen square km are reserved specially for creating a rhino habitat spread on the plains and a hillock. A Rhino breeding farm at this reserve is the major attraction which runs a breeding program called Indian Rhino vision 2020, which initially helped in restoring the fast diminishing number of one horned Rhinos of the region. Gradually the success story reaching its heights has made the area overpopulated by the Rhinos. Other attractions near Pobitora are Haduk Hanging Bridge and Garanga Beel which is a beautiful pond. Pobitora National Park, Guwahati can be explored on elephant backs or by the fascinating jeep safaris which take you to the interiors in the natural habitat of the animals. These safaris are best means of viewing some of the animals like leopard, wild bear, wild cats and Asian buffalo. There is an opportunity to view some of the incredible bird species out of total two hundred migratory birds available at the reserve.

 The weather of Guwahati is moderate with warm summers and cool breezy winters. Heavy rains are observed from June to October. November to March is supposed as the best period to visit Pobitora wildlife reserves, as it offers a moderate climate and many interesting festivals of the region like Bihus, Magh and Bhogali bihu. Pobiitora can be easily approached by road from Guwahati. While travelling from Kaziranga to Guwahati, Pobitora can be reached by taking road to Mayang. Accommodations are available at a resort inside the sanctuary.

Kaziranga Rhino Tour


When Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, wife of Lord Curzon, the viceroy of British India, urged her husband to take immediate measures to protect Kaziranga's rhinoceros, she had no idea that that it would be a major event in this region's history. The Kaziranga National Park Assam offers for its tourists, has plenty of rhinos today. This is a great sight for tourists who visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site every year. Other than the great one-horned rhinoceroses, it also has tigers, leopards, jackals and many other wild animals. Park authorities have done a commendable job in maintaining it in an excellent condition and fostering growth of endangered species. This wildlife sanctuary often features as an important tourist attraction on the itinerary of North-East India tours. Tourists have also supported various initiatives that authorities have taken over a period of time for the park's wildlife conservation. They also feel enchanted by charming beauty of this region’s natural surroundings and amazing landscapes.

This wonderful habitat of rhinoceroses and other wild animals became famous after being declared as a World Heritage Site. This increased the number of tourists visiting this region, mostly for enjoying an amazing sight of one-horned rhinos and other animals wandering freely amidst natural surroundings. For domestic and international tourists travelling by air, airports located at Guwahati, Rowriah and Salonibari would be access points for reaching Kaziranga. They can either hire a private vehicle or use Assam State Transport Corporation's buses to reach the wildlife sanctuary. Best time to visit this region is between the months of November and April. Some of the hotels and resorts situated close to Kaziranga National Park provide luxurious accommodations for its guests. Rooms or cottages are fully equipped with modern facilities offer plenty of comforts and privacy for tourists. A stay in such hotels or resorts would enable tourists to enjoy their Kaziranga trip without any hassles. They can also enjoy additional facilities such as airport pick-up and drop facility, spa treatments and travel desk assistance. Some hotels in Kaziranga also arrange guided tours for watching rhinoceroses and other wild animals closely. With eco-tourism gaining prominence in recent times, there are certain hotels at Kaziranga that are best suited for individuals involved this form of tourism.

Visitors to this wildlife sanctuary can get huge discounts on accommodations if they get their bookings done well in advance. There are certain rules which need to be followed by all individuals visiting this National Park. Necessary permits have to be obtained before entering it and a safe distance has to be maintained while spotting wild animals. Playing of car stereo or transistors has to be avoided as the animals would get disturbed on hearing peculiar sounds. Following all instructions given by guides would ensure a smooth conduct of Kaziranga Rhino Tour and avoid any unpleasant situations. Guided tours offered by some hotels and resorts situated near the park are conducted by experienced professionals and being in their company would be beneficial in spotting all wild animals of this region. 

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