Pobitara is OPEN!!!
Hi all T-BHPians. have been close to Guwahati on posting for about a year now. and ever since Pobitara closed, had been dying for it to reopen. Well, got the news that the sanctuary was to open on 08 Nov 11. Made plans and the best date worked out to be 12 Nov 11.
So there it was. The plan was to move for Pobitara on Saturday morning at 0630. We started on time and reached Pobitara by 0700. Had given prior intimation a day earlier (Thanks to my contacts). The Range Officer was kind enough to have our tickets (for the elephant ride) ready in no time. He said that the first trip of elephants had left a few minutes earlier and that there would be a little wait. Said thanks and started towards the elephant ride point.
The two black stallions.
The new hanging bridge.
Simple and to the point.
Recruit undergoing training for the rides.
We set off on the elephants to meet the silently majestical.
And there it is!!!
An another one!!
Mother and baby Rhino. A family actually!
With that, the journey came to a nice end. We got off the elephants, thanked the mahaouts and the elephants alike, and headed back for home.