an initiative of ARYA Hospital

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

We should be able to provide the wildlife a secure habitat and environment.

     Pobitora Wildlife sanctuary is situated in the district of Morigaon, Assam, within a distance of about 40 kilometers from Guwahati via Chandrapur. With an area of 38.81 sq km this sanctuary has become a natural habitat of nearly 100 one horned rhino.

   Besides rhinos, the sanctuary is a heaven for both resident and mifratory birds. About 190 bird species are identified in this area which comprises critically endangered, vulnerable and threatened species also pobitora is an ornithologist's delight. And is every bit as entertaining and enlightening for the amateur birdwatcher too. 60% of the total area of the sanctuary is grassland, 25% woodland and 15% wetland, thereby maintaining a well balanced eco system of its own.

    Pobitora is a swampy marshland. This is a perfect habitat for the Rhino, wild buffalo and the wild boar. There are a few embankments through the parks and rough roads have been built on these. Pobitora is surrounded by farmland and villages.

Distance From:


Airport (LNGB International Airport) : 64 km
Railway Station(Guwahati) : 44 km
Dispur Capital : 42 km
ISBT, Guwahati : 50 km
Shillong : 125 km
Pobitora owns its origins partly to its geography. It is swampy and was historically unsuitable for farming. It was also protected by the local villagers as grazing land and rhinos and cattle have co-existed here.

Mayong

   Mayong, also known as the Land of Black Magic, is situated in Marigaon district of Assam, on the bank of the river Brahmaputra. Situated just besides the pobitora Sanctuary and once considered the cradle of black magic, Mayong is today a place of tourist attraction because of its history.

   Mayong is also evolving fast as a hot-spot for tourism for wildlife, archaeology pilgrimage, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, culture tourism and river tourism. It is full archaeology relics and artefacts some discovered and some yet to be discovered. Mayong Central Museum and Emporium in the village has preserved some of the ancient manuscript of Black Magic and Ayurveda.