Do’s & Don’ts When You Visit Pobitora National Park

By TUSHAR [28/Mar/2024] Pobitora National Park is a wildlife sanctuary located in the Marigaon district of Assam, India. Pobitora National Park covers an area of approximately 38.8 square kilometers. The park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1987 and was later upgraded to a national park in 2017.Pobitora is renowned for its dense population of Indian one-horned rhinoceros. It has one of the highest Rhinoceros densities in the world, with over 100 individuals inhabiting the park. The park is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 200 avian species recorded within its boundaries. Bird species include migratory and resident birds like the greater adjutant stork, white-necked stork, Asian openbill stork and various species of ducks, herons, and eagles.

Planning a holiday and going to a Pobitora National Park is not just about spotting rhinos and tigers but is also about how one needs to conduct themselves in such open surroundings which has the possibility of danger. Below are a few of the do’s and don’ts that you must keep in mind while you visit the wildlife sanctuary.

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A list of the things that you should do while visiting a Pobitora wildlife sanctuary:

1. Maintain Complete Silence: Silence allows visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of the park and observe wildlife in their natural surroundings without interference. It heightens the sensory experience enabling visitors to hear the sounds of nature and appreciate the park's biodiversity fully. While doing Safari in Pobitora visitors are required to maintain complete silence in the park so as not to disturb the wildlife.

2. Must Abide by the Park Rules: Get yourself well-known with the rules of the park and make sure you follow them at all times. There are designated areas in the park where the jeep and elephant can stop and you can get off so do not force your driver/Mahawat to stop wherever you want.Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the park before entering. These rules are in place to protect both visitors and wildlife.

3. Make Friendship with Nature Guide: You are always accompanied by anexpert nature guide. If you wish to know in detail about the diverse range of flora and fauna of then you need to make friends with your local guide as they will only help you to enhance your tour knowledge. You can ask them any questions if you doubt in your mind.

A list of the things that you should not do while visiting a Pobitora wildlife sanctuary:

1. Do not Disturb Wildlife Species: Avoid making loud noises, chasing or otherwise disturbing wildlife. Respect their space and natural behaviors. We respect the privacy of the wildlife animals. Do not try to get closer to them as it may be dangerous sometimes. Do not forget thatthis is their home and their boundaries should be respected at any cost.

2. Do not Litter the Park Area: Avoid littering in the park. Carry out all trash and dispose of it properly in designated bins. Please remember that it is a natural habitat for the wildlife species and plastic is the last thing that they need to choke on. Always carry a small bag to store all your trash instead of throwing it out of your safari.

3. Keep Cell Phones Off& Do not Play Music: Please keep the cellphones in airplane mode and do not try to play loud music to get the attention of the animals. In all probability, you will end up scaring them and they will wander further away.Avoid using flash photography as it can startle wildlife, especially during nighttime visits.

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Aditi Paul

A degree holder of B.A. and M.A. in English from University of Calcutta, Aditi is an enthusiastic and professional content writer. Being a keen travelling and tourism fanatic herself, she has contributed to the website of Global Tourism of India pvt ltd. with her well researched and fact-based valuable blogs and articles. With sheer dedication to exploration she is well-versed about general tourism and wildlife tourism of India.