The tourist flow to the wildlife sanctuaries in Assam is increasing day by day and off late, the rush has been seen the most in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. This season, the Sanctuary located in Morigaon district witnessed a heavy turnout of tourists, especially from England, Switzerland and Belgium, as compared to last year. The surge of tourists is seen as a positive impact of the improved infrastructure, better advertising and marketing facilities undertaken by the concerned authorities.
According to Forest Department sources, from October 1 up to December 31, 2018, as many as 15,021 domestic and 276 foreign tourists visited the sanctuary. During the period under reference, revenue generation was recorded at Rs 28.93 lakh.
Pobitora is a paradise for avian species. Countless species of aquatic as well as woodland birds gather in the forest. At least, 80 species of butterfly have been recorded in Pobitora, thus far. Leopards too are seen in the Raja Mayong Hills. The tiger census of 2000 showed the absence of big cats in Pobitora, but recorded 13 leopards.