Guwahati: Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary that was closed to tourists due to the monsoon season has finally reopened on 6th November 2019.
The wildlife sanctuary located on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra in Morigaon district of Assam state is known for its Indian one-horned rhino population.
Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya reopened the Sanctuary for visitors. Minister of State for Health, Pijush Hazarika, Morigaon Deputy Commissioner Rituraj Bora and other forest officials were present on the occasion.
Apart from rhinos the sanctuary is home to for over a thousand buffaloes, wild boars, leopard and different species of snakes as well as migratory birds which come as winter sets in.
It is 55 km away from Guwahati. Elephant rides and jeep safaris are available in the Sanctuary.
“The Assam government is working towards developing the state as a tourism hub. We have taken up different plans to boost the tourism sector. We make Assam pollution-free, we appeal the people of the state to join hands and extend their support to us,” Suklabaidya said.