Monday, February 4, 2008

Places to visit in Central Assam -- Nagaon District




Nagaon




1.BORDOWA:-

The Birth place of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, the great Artist, Author, founder of Vaisnava Religion, Dramatist etc. of Assam. The place is situated 18 Km North – West from Nagaon town, There are two Sattras one is Narowa Sattra and other is Salaguri Sattras. The mini Museum is there in Narowa Sattras. Fagua Festival and the Birth and Death Anniversaries of the Vaishnava saints are observed there with great grandeur.

2. POKHI TIRTHA:-

( Samaguri Bill ) – Where Migratory Birds from different place of the world comes in winter Season. The distance of the place is 16 K.M. towards East from Nagaon town.

3. LOWKHOWA :-

The wild life Century is situated at Lowkhowa namely “LOWKHOWA AVAYARANYA” covering an area of 70 Sq. Kms. Distance from Nagaon Town is 25 K.M. towards North. Its main attraction is the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Other animals are Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer etc.Various species of birds and reptiles are also found in Laokhowa. For accomodation and sanctuary visit please contact :

i) Tourist Information Officer, Nagaon Tourist Lodge, Nagaon, Assam. Phone +91 3672 22906
ii) Divisional Forest Officer, Nagaon Wild Life Division,Assam. Phone +91 3672 23104

4. CHAMPAWATI KUNDA:-

Champawati Kunda is a famous falls situated in Chapanala in Nagaon district.


5. RANTHALI:-

This is a village, where Assamese Gold plated ( Traditional )ornaments are made by local people. The distance of Ranthali is 4 K.M. from Nagaon town towards west.

6.RAHA :-

Situated at about 22 KMs west of Nagaon it was an important Chowki during the Ahom Days. Today, Raha is an important trade centre for Agricultural product such as Paddy, Jute and Mustard. An important institution here is the Fishery Training College - the first of its kind in Nagaon.

7. JAMUNAMUKH :-

Located at 35 KMs from Nagaon is famous for its earthen wares.

8. KALIABOR :-

The Sub-division town situated at a distance of 48 KMs east of Nagaon is a historic place. As it initially was the headquarters of Barphukans during the Ahom days. It was also the scene of several battles against the Muslim invaders.

9. SILGHAT :-

Situated at a road distance of 48 KMs from Nagaon is a vital and picturesque river port lying on the South bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. Pre-communication links of Central Assam across the Brahmaputra are maintained through this port town.Besides,playing host to the Assam Co-operative Jute Mill ,Silghat also has several temples to enthrall visitors.A big Samantagiri hillock draws big crowds from everywhere.

10.HOJAI:-

This sub-divisional town is situated at a distance of 61kms from nagaon and is renowned as the granary of Assam,besides its more allusive claim to being the centre of the Agar perfume industry.It is also the principal whole-sale market for rice in assam.Besides rice, sugar-cane, mustard and jute,vegetables are also grown in abundance.

11.DOBOKA:

situated 34kms ,south-east of Nagaon was the seat of the Doboka kingdom,mentioned in the Allahabad inscription of Gutpta Emperor Samudragupta according to some historians.The Akashiganga waterfall ,near Dabaka is a favourite with many picknickers.

12.LUMDING and CHAPARMUKH:

are two very important railway junctions and naturally serve as trading centres as well. Lumding is also the Divisional headquarters of the NF railway,.Various small scale industries including candle works and trunk factories are also located at Lumding.

13.JUGIJAN:

situated at about 6 kms from Hojai has become well known after the recent discovery of remnants of a fort and three stone temples decorated with carvings and base -reliefs.Seven Siva Lingas have also been excavated and preserved here.An11th century century idol of Chamunda has been discovered at Navanga village,2kms from Jugijan.

Temple and Namghar

1. KAMAKHYA TEMPLE :-

The famous Kamakhya Temple is situated in Silghat (Bank of the river Brahmaputra ). The Ashok Astami Melais held every year near Kamakhya Temple.

2. BHARALI NAMGHAR:-

It is situated in Hatbar.

3. BORDOWA NAMGHAR:-

This Namghar is situated in Nagaon Sattra, where Mahapurush Sankardev was born.

4. SAUBHAGYA MADHAV, DULAL MADHAV AND GOPAL MADHAV

These are the three ancient temples during the reign of Ahom King Shiva Singha.

DANCES :- There are many dance forms available in Nagaon mainly “ Nagayan Ojhapali “



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