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Assam Pabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Pabha wildlife sanctuary is known for the wild water buffalo. This sanctuary is located in the northern part of Lakhimpur district of Assam state. All the details regarding this sanctuary are available with the Chief Forest Conservator, Assam, whose office is in Guwahati city. Assam being the focal point of north east India has a vital importance in all the sectors. Being in the middle of seven eastern states, this province has special attention whether in the sector of entertainment, education, politics or even wildlife. This wildlife sanctuary was specially established for wild water buffaloes. Milory is another designation of this sanctuary.
During the year 1979, Lakhimpur area was re-surveyed with regards of animal life and husbandry. Northern part of the district was already noticed with the increasing population of wild buffaloes. Outskirts of Lakhimpur North were the main target while doing the animal census. It was decided to provide shelter to this specie. After deep efforts, wild buffaloes were given the status of endangered species and the area was declared as wildlife sanctuary. This area is specially known for typical Asiatic Wild Buffaloes. Though, the same species is also habited in Udanti Wild Life sanctuary in Chhattisgarh but the buffaloes found here are having a steep round on horns and longer tails. In Lakhimpur district, buffaloes are normal pet animal but in the close outskirts these species are existing with wild nature. It is also seen that the population of these species is increasing in last few decades. Preservation activities are continuing in the area since the declaration of wildlife sanctuary.
How to Reach
This sanctuary is also accessible by Air.
Guwahati airport is the nearest air boarding station. From airport, road conveyance is available to reach this sanctuary.
Guwahati is also the nearest railway station. Major trains are available till Guwahati.
All the key cities are also linked with this district by road as Lakhimpur is just 87 kilometers from Guwahati and road conditions area better to move further.
Best Time to Visit
Though, this sanctuary can be visited throughout the year, but yet November to April is the best time to visit as monsoon creates disturbance in visiting because all the tracks of the area goes muddy.