Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Places to visit in North Assam -- Sonitpur District




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Kolia Bhomora Bridge - It is the bridge over river Brahmaputra that connects Sonitpur district on the north bank with Nagaon District on the south bank.It is not only an engineering master piece of 3.015 kms length but also a sight to watch.


welcome to Sonitpur- a land of natural beauty, ancient monuments and rich culturalheritage.Tezpur is an important tourist destination with beautiful parks, temples and ancient monuments .

Tezpur - 'City of Eternal Romance'

Situated on the northern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, Tezpur also known in the ancient days as Sonitpur- is a serene quite town, famous for its beautiful parks , ancient Hindu temples and archaeological ruins steeped in mythology, legend and folklore.
One can either avail the package tours provided by private tour operators or can contact the Tourist Information Officer , Tezpur, Tourist Lodge .(phone- 91-03712-21016)
Tourist Spots in Tezpur Town

Chitralekha Udyan (Cole Park)

It is, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful places in Tezpur.
Established by a British Deputy Commissioner,
Mr. Cole in 1906, the park has two massive
ornamented stone pillars, and other sculptural remnants .
It was recently renovated and revitalized in 1996 under
the stewardship of the then Deputy Commissioner,
Mr. M.G.V.K.Bhanu, IAS.
It has water sports facility, walk ways,
restaurant and open air stage.

Agnigarh
This hillock on bank of river Brahmaputra is the site of legendary romance of princess Usha (the only daughter of king Bana) and Anirudha, grand son of lord Krishna. Usha was kept on
this hillock which was surrounded by fire,hence the name of Agnigarh. Agnigarh provides a panoramic view of the great river and Tezpur. Recently Agnigarh has been developed as a beautiful park by district administration. It has a series of sculptures depicting the mythology ,open air stage, giant mushrooms and huge water fall .

Padum Pukhuri
This is a beautiful lake with an island. The island has been developed into a beautiful park with a musical fountain. There is an iron bridge to take you to the island. On the lake one can boat.

District Museum at Dak Bungalow
Dak Bungalow is an old and beautiful British era building in heart of the town. Recently it has been renovated and now houses the District Museum.

Ouguri hill
Ouguri hill on bank of Brahmaputra river provides breath taking view of
the mighty river and Tezpur town. There are huge rocks on the top of the hill which add to the beauty of the hill. These rocks provide facility for rock climbing. There is a giant statue of Kanaklata, legendary martyr of Quit India movement of 1942,on the top of the hill. Recently district administration started developing the hill in to a beautiful park.

Trimurty Udyan

This is a park along Borpukhuri. This has been named after the three jewels of Assamese culture: Rupkowar Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla, Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha and Natasurjya Phani Sarmah.

The Hazara Pukhuri

It is a large tank in name of Harjar Varman in Tezpur. It was excavated in the early part of the 9th century.

Bamuni Hills

The ruins of Bamuni Hills are famous for their exemplary artistic finesse. The sculptural remains date back to the ninth and tenth century A.D.

Da Parbatia

Ruins of the door frame of Da Parbatia temple, a few kilometres away from Tezpur, is perhaps the finest and oldest specimen of sculptural art in Assam. Its carving is characteristic of the early Gupta school of sculpture.

Mahabhairab Temple

The ancient temple of Mahabhairab stands to the north of Tezpur town. This temple is believed to have been established by king Bana with a Siva lingam. Formerly, this temple was built of stone but the present one is built of concrete. During the later years, the Ahom kings donated
devottar land for the Temple and Pujaris and Paiks were appointed to look after the temple. The responsibility of management was in the hands of a Bordoloi or Borthakur .But now the affairs of the temple is managed by the Government through a managing committee headed by Deputy Commissioner. Sivaratri is celebrated in the Temple in a big manner.

Haleswar
It is 10 km to the north of Tezpur, near Tezpur- Balipara main road. A linga was found by a cultivator ( Hallowa) while he was ploughing in the field. A temple was constructed initially on this linga. Later , the Ahom King Rudra Singha constructed the temple in 1705 AD.

Rudrapada Temple
To the east of Tezpur town, on the bank of river Brahmaputra the Rudrapada temple is situated. It is believed that Rudra ( Lord Shiva ) had left the print of his left foot (pada) on a stone found in the temple. It is believed that Mahadeva showed his real self to king Bana here. Rudrapada temple was later built by Siva Singha in the year 1730 A.D. The main temple was destroyed, due to erosion of river Brahmaputra.

Nine lines Inscription of Harjjar Varma

About 2 kms away from the heart of the town, close to the Rudrapada temple on the bank of river Brahmaputra the famous nine line inscription of Harjjar Varma (approximately – 815 – 834 AD) is seen. This inscription is of 829-30 A.D. This is found engraved on a stone. This inscription is archaeologically important.

Bhairabi Devalaya

Bhairabi temple is situated on a small hillock on the bank of river Brahmaputra. It is in the eastern side of Tezpur. Tradition has it that "Usha" the daughter of King Banasur, used to offer puja to the Goddess Bhairabi regularly. Bhairabi is another form of Durga.. The temple we see here now, is newly built. There is no sign of the old temple. It is believed to be destroyed by various natural calamities. Ruins of old temple are lying scattered around the temple.

Bhomoraguri

It is a mammoth stone inscription made by the Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Borphukan, who planned to construct a bridge over Brahmaputra. Almost two centuries later, a bridge at the same site now stands completed. The 3.015 km bridge, named after the great Ahom general, connects Silghat of Nagaon district with Tezpur.



Wild Life Trail
Nameri National Park :
Some 40 km away from Tezpur, the 212 sq km sprawling Nameri National Park opens up. It is famous for Tiger,Elephant, rare species of birds and rare species of fish in Jia Bharali river.

Nameri provides a diverse flora and fauna. The most famous white winged wood-duck ( Deo Hanh ) is found here. Besides these other animals found here are Black Bear, many types of deer’s, butterflies, fishes, elephants etc.

River Jiyabharali flows down through the Nameri National Park which provides wide vistas for adventure water sports like rafting and angling .


Eco-camp :

Near Bhalukpung and in close vicinity of Nameri National Park is the Eco-camp set-up and run by an NGO. The camp provides accommodation, food, elephant rides, angling and rafting in Jiabharali at a reasonable price.
Bura Chapori Wild Life Sanctuary :

Bura Chapari -an old sandbank turned permanent, faces the mighty river Brahmaputra and like the famousKaziranga National Park housed mammals, reptiles and birds and plays host to a host of migrants who can feed and move around here. Declared a reserved forest in 1974 it became a sanctuary in 1995 with all the protective and developing measures which follow in their wake. It is 40 km away from Tezpur Town.
It has an area of 44.6 sq. km. and forest type is of alluvial flood plains. Major part of the sanctuary is covered by grassland with patches of water bodies and woodland, strip of plantations created during the past has helped to create- barriers around the sanctuary. The mammalian species it harbours are Tiger, Elephant, Wild Buffalos, Hog Deer, Wild Boar besides bird species like Bengal Florican, Black Necked Stork, Open Billed Stork, White eyed Pochard, Millard, Spot Bill, Large Whistling Teal and many others
What you can see in Winter

1. Mallard 2. Black Naked Stork
3. White Eye Pochard 4. Open Billed Stork
5. Pintail 6. Brahmini Duck
7. Large Whistling Teal 8. Shovller
9. Common Teal, Darter, Cormorant.

Sonai Rupai Sanctuary :

In this Sanctuary one can find a huge variety of animals and wild lives. One can see following animals in this Sanctuary -
Widely distributed

1. Elephant and Python
Fairly distributed

1. Tiger 2. Leopard
3. Bison 4. Bengal Florican(bird)
5. Hornbill(bird) 6. Hispid Hare
7. WhiteWinged Wood Duck


Outside Tezpur Town
Biswanath Ghat :

Beyond Biswanath Chariali at Biswanath Ghat, Biswanath temple popularly known as "Gupta Kashi is located at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) river with Brahmaputra. The ghat has a cluster of temples of different gods. From the stone posts, beams and other ruins found there it is believed that once there was a stone temple. During the summer the temple remains under water. Only in winter worship is done by constructing temporary shed which draws lot of tourists. On the third day of Assamese Bihu festival a mela is held there. One can visit from here the island of Umatumuni, an archaeologically famous place.
For people visiting other archaeological sites of Biswanath and Gohpur area, Biswanath Chariali town provides the base.

It is around 80 km away from Tezpur town.
Tourist Taxis are available here . Accommodation, either in Govt. Circuit House, Tourist Lodge or in Hotels is also available. A tourist lodge at Biswanath Ghat is under construction .

Singri Temple:
The Singri Temple is towards west of Tezpur town and is located on the bank of river Brahmaputra, within a distance of about 45 km .This temple has been mentioned in the Kalikapuran as Shringatak.. It is said that one can attain penance worshipping it. As the Shiva Linga of this temple revered as God remains under water, the temple is also known as Gupteshwar. Derived from the word "Gupta" which means hidden and "Eshwar" denotes God.
A big mela organised on Sivaratri in the Temple draws number of devotees to Singri.

Nag-Sankar :
It is situated towards East of Tezpur in a place called Jamuguri . This Devalaya is said to be built by King Narasankar of Nagakha in the 4th century with Pratapgarh as its capital. This is a renowned place of pilgrimage.
The temple has a pond nearby where hundreds of the rare variety of Gangetic soft-shell turtle and peacock are found. Some of the turtles are even hundreds of years old. A rest house with modern amenities has recently been constructed by DRDA .

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Sonitpur district is located on north bank of Brahmaputra .It is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh in north, Lakhimpur district in east and Darrang district in west . Tezpur , the head quarter of Sonitpur district is located on way to Bomdila, Tawang, and Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh and very near to the world f amous Kaziranga National Park , Rajiv Gandhi Wild Life Sanctuary at Orang in Darrang district and Nameri Sanctuary within Sonitpur district. Tezpur is a historic town , having a number of archeological relics . Tezpur has a number of beautiful hillocks and ponds .Bhalukpung , Eco camp in Namery sanctuary , Biswanath Ghat and Singri temple are important tourist attractions .
Thousands of tourists come to Tezpur every year. They are impressed by natural beauty of the town, Chitralekha Udyan, Padum Pukhuri etc. They visit Bhalukpung and Eco Camp in Nameri sanctuary. Tourism provides employment to thousands of people directly and indirectly.
Development of tourism in t he district will provide employment to thousands of unemployed youths. Tourism is one important sector which has immense growth potential in Sonitpur district because of following reasons .
(a) Tezpur is well connected to rest of the country by road and air.
(b) Tezpur is on route to Bomdila, Tawang and Itanagar.
(c) Tezpur is close to Guwahati and world famous Kaziranga National park .
(d) There are number of spots in Tezpur and other parts of the district which can be developed to attract tourists.
Mid Term Plan :
The following schemes are planned to be executed within next three years.
1) Preservation of Dak Bungalow as a heritage building and shifting of
existing museum to Dak Bungalow.
2) Provision of Light and Sound show at Chitralekha Udyan, Tezpur.
3) Development of water sports near Bhomoraguri Bridge.
4) Repair of road to Singri Temple.
5) Renovation of Biswanath Temple.
6) Renovation of Ouguri Pahar.
7) Promoting Eco- tourism at Bhalukpung.
8) Development Jahajghat near Circuit house.
9) Renovation and protection of Bhairabi Devalaya.
10) Installation of “TOY TRAIN” at Padum Pukhuri park.

Long Term Plan :
The following schemes are planned to be executed within next five years.

1. Construction of hanging bridge from Biswanathghat to Umatumoni over river
Burigang.
2. Construction of Watch Tower at Umatumoni from where tourists can see wild
animals of Kaziranga National Park.
3. Development of Dologuri (Kamdewal) for Historical Open Bihu.
4. Development of Eco tourism on the upper stream of River Buroi.
5. Construction of Orchid house near Agnigarh hill.
6. Construction of black topped road from Bhairabi Devalaya to Mara Bharali.
7. Development of Da-parbatia as heritage village.
8. Renovation of Rudra pada and provision of road.




(i) Bird watching : The area is rich in avifauna. More than three hundred species have been identified in the adjoining Nameri National Park. Most notable birds in the area are white winged wood duck, Cormorants,Herons,eagles, storks,pelicans , egrets , hornbills, Hillmans,duck ,pheasant ,partridges, wood peckers, floricans etc. Most of these bird species fly to proposed ecotourism Zone which can be sighted by ecotourist under the guidance of an experienced bird watcher. The identification of different bird species, their behavioural patterns etc. will be interesting activity in Ecotourism Zone. Further the nesting, feeding and resting site of residential as well as migratory birds will provide great pleasure to ecotourists. Such activities will definitely help in controlling habitat destruction, fragmentation, hunting and illegal trade of birds.
(ii) Watching of other wild life across the river Jia Bharali : Nameri National park harbours a variety of diverse faunal species which include tiger, leopard, small cats, elephant, bison, sloth bear, black bears, wild dogs and many primates etc. Many of these animals roam in the proposed Eco tourism Zone as well since the area is an integral part of the Nameri Wild Life habitat.
(iii) Trekking in identified nature trail : Natural trail will extend in entire 200 hac area of the Eco tourism Zone. The eco travelers will experience real thrill, while trekking through the forests, watching wild life birds, varieties of butterflies and other fauna. Trails are very important in Ecotourism Zone. Therfore, proper trail route selection and design will be marked in the field by the D. F. O. , Sonitpur West with technical experts.
(iv) Rafting in Jia Bharali River : Jia Bharali river originates from snow capped mountain of Arunachal Pradesh flows along the Western boundary of Nameri National Park and finally meets in the Brahmaputra river in Tezpur town. The Jia Bharali river is unique ideal site for rafting because it has a beautiful gradient, clear water which has tremendous potential for introducing rafting and other such adventurous sports. Rafting activities is identified as one of the most fascinating and thrilling activities in proposed ecotourism zone. The ecotourist by this activity can enter into the Nameri National Park and can also go for regulated angling. By rafting activity an ecotraveller can also view varieties of flora and fauna.
(v) Regulated Angling : Due to fast increasing urbanization there is always a search for outdoor recreation and so the angling has become a source of family recreation for the people of all ages. At present the D.F.O. , Western Assam Wild Life Division, Tezpur regulates angling in Jia Bharali river by providing licenses to limited anglers. The hooked fishes later on released back to the water after taking measurement, weight and other data and this feedback is submitted to the D.F.O. , Western Assam Wild Life Division for analysis of habitat, population growth and diseases etc. Regulated angling can also be carried out in proposed ecotourism zone. Such activities will attract lakhs of ecotourist both from home and abroad and will also help in monitoring of the river ecosystem.
(vi) Elephant Riding : Elephant riding will be arranged by local N.G.O. /trained forest guides and they will take the ecotravellers to different area of ecotourism zone. It will also help the ecotourist to see the wild animals more closely.
(vii) Tree planting with local indigenous species : Depletion of forest cover in Balipara Reserve Forest has taken place in last several years mainly by encroachers. The ecological impact is highly serious and alarming. The ecosystem that thrived and flourished for ages have been disturbed almost beyond repair. Therefore, it has became necessary to go for tree planting by indigenous species for maintaining ecological balance and preventing environmental degradation. Forest department will take up plantation programmes with the help of N.G.O. and ecotourists.
(viii) Eco Development Works : The most important objective of ecotourism is environmental conservation which is the need of the hour. It is most essential to conserve and protect the natural heritage of the Bhalukpung area and the Division as a whole by preserving the remaining natural forest with the vast variety of flora and fauna.
Such activity is basically to motivate the local people in the vicinity of Bhalukpung Ecotourism Zone in order to check further illegal felling and encroachment. To achieve this goal following eco development works are suggested :
(a) Forest protection and conservation committee should be constituted under Presidentship of local village headman or local leader or Elite person of the locality and membership is to be given to rightholders, students, N.G.O’s, mahila samiti or other recognised organisations etc. Regular meeting be organised by forest official of these committees.
(b) By celebrating programme of environment awareness which falls every year at a particular time. These are : Seuji Saptah (1st week of May ). World Environment day (5th June), Van Mahotsava (1st week of July) and Wild Life week (1st week of October) etc. These programme will be celebrated by forest department in Ecotourism Zone with the help of local N.G.O’s, students, teachers and ecotourists etc. Such programme will create proper awareness and interest among the masses for conservation and development of our forest. This will also help in motivating the people for extending their co-operation towards implementation of various eco development schemes.
(c) Professionals like biologists, anthropologists and site researchers be involved in conservation.
(d) Extension of medical facilities. To arrange medical camp both human and veterinary for the nearby people.
(e) To provide knowledge of preservation f nature and natural resources to the people reside in the vicinity of ecotourism zone by organising seminars as well as film show on environment.
(f) To create drinking water and education facilities for the people living in the vicinity of ecotourism zone.
(g) To create job opportunities to the local people more particularly among unemployed youth by engaging them as local guides and also for other ecotourism activities. Active participation of local community into plan process and in operation management is essential in order to achieve the conservation and sustainable development goals of ecotourism.
(h) By setting up Ecotourism Library : A library can be set up for study of books/materials related to conservation, environmental protection, wild life and other related subject like biodiversity etc.
(C ) Proposed Guidelines for Ecotourism Project in and around Bhalukpung area of Balipara Reserve Forest.
Ecotourism will be a successful industry only if natural resources are protected and the natural resources will be best protected if there is an ecotourism management strategy/guidelines in a place. Guidelines/Rules are the most basic component of a complete excotourism management scheme. These may be as follows :
(1) For entry into ecotourism zone, prior permission will be required as per provision of Assam Forest Regulation 1891 and as amended in 1995. The permission may be obtained from nearest forests office.

(2) Following acts will be prohibited in Ecotourism Zone :
(a) any fresh clearing.
(b) Setting fire.
(c) Kindling, keeping or carrying any fire except at such reasons and in such manner as a forest officer specially empowered in this behalf may from time to time notify.
(d) Felling, cutting, girdling, marking, lopping, tapping or injuring by fire or otherwise.
(e) Quarrying stone, burning lime or charcoal or removing any forest produce.
(f) Clearing or breaking of any land for cultivation or any other purpose.
(g) Poisoning water or in contravention of any rules made by the state govt. hunting, shooting, fishing etc. violation of this order will attract provision of Assam Forest Regulation, 1891 and Wild Life Protection Act. 1972.




Satra

The important Satras of Sonitpur are :
NIKAMUL,
SIPAHA
MADAR GURI
BALIPUKHURI
KUNDARBARI
BARALIMARA
NALESWAR THAN
DAKSHINPAT
SOUDKUCHI SATRA..

Bare Shaharia Bhaona

Generally the term Bhaona in Assamese means a cultural activity involving dramas, depicting the various stories taken from the epics. These dramas were mostly written by Sankardeva and Madhabdeva.
Bare Shaharia Bhaona of Jamuguri (50 kms from Tezpur) is a unique form of Bhaona. Twelve or more Bhaonas are performed simultaneously in different stages built on a single platform.

Sivaratri Fair

It is held at Mahabhairab Temple (Tezpur), Halleswar Temple (Halleswar), Singri Temple (Dhekiajuli), Biswanath Temple (Biswanath Ghat), Kalyani Temple (Gohpur).

Balichar Festival

The festival is organised by the District Administration at a river island on the Brahmaputra River in the month of November. It is observed for five months from November to March. Food festivals and cultural programmes are its unique features.
Tourist Spots in Tezpur Town




Tezpur Festival


(Annual Tourism Festival)


HORSE SHOW

FASHION SHOW

RIVER RAFTING

AGNIGARH

DA PARBATIA

CHITRALEKHA UDYAN
GOLF

ANGLING

ARCHERY

TREKKING

PADUM PUKHURI

AUGURI HILL

MAHABHAIRAB MANDIR
VINTAGE CAR RALLY

FLOWER SHOW

POKI

BAMUNI HILL


HALLESWAR
CRAFTS MELA

FOOD FESTIVAL

CULTURAL SHOWS

ECO CAMP



BHALUKPUNG

Situated on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, Tezpur is a beautiful and multifaceted city steeped in mythology and history.The city abounds in archaeological sites, hills, lakes and gardens.

The doorframe of Da – Parbatia is the finest and oldest specimen of sculptural art in Assam and its carving is characteristic of the style of the Gupta school of Art. It dates back to 600 A.D. The figurines of goddesses Ganga and Yamuna on the Jambs of the door frame are enchanting.
The sculptural remains of Bamuni hills date back to 9th Century A.D. A cross- shaped bracket lintel ornamented with horned Kirtimukha panels contains the figures of 10 incarnations of Vishnu.
The Bhomoraguri stone inscription of the Ahom general Kalia Bhomara Barphukan and Harjjar Varman’s 9 line inscription are located near Tezpur .
The picturesque stone inscription of yore is endowed with hillocks, gardens and lakes. The Chitralekha Udyan, the most beautiful garden of Tezpur has impressive ornamental stone pillars, sculptural relics, water sports facility, lush green walkways and a small amphitheatre too. Here, the ancient and the modern co-exist in harmony.

Agnigarh hill is the site of the legendary romance of Princess Usha , the daughter of King Bana and Aniruddha , the grandson of Krishna . King Bana kept Usha on this hillock surrounded by fire. A landscape garden with exquisite sculptures, soft illumination and a cascanding waterfall welcome thousands of tourists to this memorial of eternal romance. The hill top provides a spectacular view of the Brahmaputra and the Kalia Bhomora bridge.
The Ouguri Hill houses giant monoliths which are any rock climber’s delight. The hill top provides a panoramic view of Tezpur on one side and the Brahmaputra on the other.
The Padum Pukhuri, literally meaning lotus pond, has a lovely central island. A musical fountain and a toy train are other attraction in the Padum Pukhuri Park.

Tezpur, the cultural capital of the state, is home to the three doyens of Assamese culture …… Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala,Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rava and Nata Surya Phani Sharma . In this year of the birth centenary of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala , his ancestral home in Tezpur , ‘POKI’ has been renovated and houses a collection of Rupkonwar’s memorabilia. During the freedom struggle Mahatma Gandhi and many other national leaders stayed at Poki.
Nameri national Park, 40 kms from Tezpur is home to whitewinged wood duck(Deo Hanh ) apart from the black bear, deer and elephants. The Eco camp provides tent accommodation , rafting and angling facilities in the Jiyabharali a must visit for outdoor enthusiasts.


The Mahabhairab Temple believed to have been built by King Bana, has one of the biggest and oldest Shivalingas of the world. It attracts thousands of devotees especially during Shiv Ratri festival. Other historic temples in the vicinity of Tezpur include Holleshwar , Bhairavi and Rudrapada temple.
Sonitpur district has 73 tea gardens including Asia’s biggest tea garden, Monabari . A visit to a tea garden provides insight not only into tea making and the unique culture associated with it but also gives the flavour of bygone era of the Raj.
The Kolia Bhomora Bridge is a 3- km bridge over the Brahmaputra River that connects Tezpur on the north bank with Nagaon on the south bank. It is one of the longest bridge in India and stands unrivalled in its grandeur.

The Tezpur festival provides a great opportunity to see and feel all that Tezpur and Assam has to offer………..
Performances by renowned artists in the amphitheatres of Agnigarh and Chitralekha Udyan will be a memorable experience. The whole repertoire of the dances of assam : Sattriya,Bihu,Jhumur and Bagrumba will dazzle you. One will surely carry home the fragrance of the culture of Assam.

The festival promises to be a connoisseur’s dream come true. The choicest traditional Assamese dishes will be on offer alongwith an entire range of other culinary delights.
Sport lovers can participate in a wide range of sporting activities from Golf ,Archery and Marathon to the traditional Dhop .

Destination Adventure --- The Eco Camp at Potasali on the banks of the sparkling Jiya Bhoroli. Angling, rafting, trekking – take your pick from outdoor recreation in one of the most scenic sites.For more information contact : DFO (Wildlife) : 03712-220854
Eco Camp : 03712-234246
The handloom wealth of this region will be displayed through a unique Fashion Show to be choreographed and presented by the best talents of North East.
A Crafts Exhibition will help you pick up gifts for your near and dear ones. Choose from bamboo work, metalcraft, wood sculpture, silks and handlooms of Assam.

A Vintage Car rally is being organized for enthusiasts and antiquarians who want to drive their beauties around this historical town. To drive or to watch ………the pleasure is all yours.



Getting here …………………..

Tezpur is well connected by air,road and rail
AIR LINKS :
Direct Alliance Air flights to Tezpur from Kolkata are available on Thursdays and Sundays.
Daily flights to Guwahati from Kolkata and New Delhi.
RAILWAYS:
Tezpur is connected by metre gauge line to Rangia Junction via Rangapara Junction.
ROAD ROUTES: Guwahati to Tezpur.
National Highway No. 52 via Baihata Chariali and Dhekiajuli
Distance : 181 kms
National Highway No. 37 via Nagaon upto Kaliabor Tiniali and 52A from Kaliabor Tiniali via Kolia Bhomora bridge .
Distance : 198 kms.
There regular bus services from Guwahati. Besides taxis are available at Guwahati to bring you to Tezpur .Direct Bus services from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Jorhat, Itanagar, Dimapur and Siliguri to Tezpur also exist.




Where to stay ……………
Name of hotel Phone No. ( STD Code - 03712)
Tourist Lodge 221016
Circuit House 220100
Arunachal Guest House 220241
Hotel Basant 224941,230831
Hotel Durba 224276
Hotel Luit 222083,222084
Parijat Hotel 220656
Hotel Indralaya 232819
Bhairabi Boarding 220556
Blue Star Hotel 220682
Central Lodge 221171
Chaliha Inn 221692
Himalaya Hotel 220133
Hotel International 220965
Hotel Mehgdoot 220714
Hotel Swad 221413
Kanyapur Hotel 220261
Madhuban Hotel 223156
Punjab Hotel 230590
You can feel free to call ………… if you need information or help
1. Deputy Commissioner , Sonitpur : 03712-220011/220005
2. District Information and Public Relations Officer : -03712-220184
3. Circuit house , Tezpur : 03712-220100
4. Superintendent of Police ,Sonitpur.Offiice : 03712-230593/230581
5. Civil hospital , Tezpur : 03712-220033
6. Airport, Salonibari : 03712-258353
7. Tourist Information officer and Tourist Lodge, Tezpur: 03712-221016
8. Railway Station ( Enquiry Office) : 03712-220131
9. D F O ( Wildlife), Sonitpur Office : 03712-220803/220854

Roadways :-
Tezpur the head quarter of Sonitpur district is very well connected by roads, air and rail and is very easy accessible .It is very easy and quite simple to come Tezpur. There are two routes from Guwahati to Tezpur.
National Highway No. 52 ( via Baihata Chariali , Mangaldoi, Kharupetia, Dalgaon, Rowta, Orang, and Dhekiajuli )
Distance : 181 kms.

National Highway No. 37 (via Jorabat, Jagiroad, Roha, Nagaon upto Kaliabor Tiniali ) and 37A (from Kaliabor Tiniali via Kolia Bhomora bridge).
Distance : 198 kms.

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