|Mama rhino and baby rhino|
Legend has it that the King of Mayong gave the name Pobitara to the forest after his lovely daughter who died in her youth. In 1971, the forest was declared a reserve forest to protect the famous rhinos. In 1987, Pobitara was declared a wildlife sanctuary.
In January 2012, my friends and I decided to visit Pobitora. So one fine winter morning, Zaveer, Aparna, Sandeep, Madhusmita and I set off to Pobitora. The road itself to Pobitora is amazing as we have to drive by the Brahmaputra river. We were pretty excited about the trip and planned to take a jeep safari. But on reaching there, we found that the sanctuary was closed (that particular day) as rhinos were being transferred. We were heartbroken. Some of us even tried using our connections for a special permission. But no, it was hard luck. We were told that it was informed in the local newspapers that the sanctuary will remain closed to visitors that day. Well we don't do newspapers on weekends. So we loaded our long faces into the car and headed back to Guwahati. On the back journey, we did a extensive photo session and shared it on Facebook. When we were asked where have we been, we just said that we went for a long drive! Here are some of the photographs we took.
|The gang minus the photographer|
|Lassies in the wild|
|Our 'hangover' rhino|
|With the photographer|
I am taking part in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge [April 2014].
More information about Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary: