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Tourist Places To Visit In Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh, encompassed by lush greenery and rainforests is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries with different flora and fauna inclusive of the Dehing Patkai Wildlife, Jokai Botanical Garden, beautiful and ancient temples, gorgeous monasteries, pagoda, traditional stilt houses and more. Dibrugarh, in addition to Tinsukia and Sivasagar, is a doorway to districts that are significantly engaged in tea production, which accounts for nearly 50% of the country’s Assam Tea Crops. Here’s a snapshot of tourist places to visit in Dibrugarh.
Satras are Ekasarana monasteries that were established in 1449-1568 AD, are usually considered treasure troves of cultural relics. Located roughly 5km from to North of Chabua Township, Dinjoy Satra was founded by Aniruddha Dev. A socio-cultural establishment from the Vaishnavite Sect Society, Dinjoy Satra was originally located at Bisnubalikakunshi, but owing to the Moamoria invasion and uprising, it ran into trouble. The Satra is renowned for its entreaties and adhering to the culture and principles of Vaishnavism. A visit here will reveal one’s ethereal side.
A commercial town in the Dibrugarh district, Naharkatia earned its name post a historic debacle, when Prince Nahar was beheaded by an Ahom Noble. As an emerging picnic site, the town also houses a number of beautiful locales like Namphake, Merill Eco-Tourism, Sasoni Gojpuria and Gobhuro Dolong within proximity. Naharkatia also has one of the oldest oil pools in Assam and is renowned for its gas & petroleum reserves. The best time to visit here is during winters when you can enjoy the Durga Puja Festivities and see the town decorated with lights. The town also serves as the commercial centre for neighboring tea gardens and villages.
Located 37 km from the city is the Namphake Village, residence to Tai Phakey families, set amidst an abundance of natural marvels and next to the Burhi Dihing River. The people of this village are observers of Buddhism with a lovely cloister in the township which is also a meditation centre, because of which Namphake’s considered a popular tourist spot. One of the most essential portions of the monastery is the Ashokan Pillar and the Buddhist Pagoda, with the statue of Lord Buddha in the main temple, made in Gold with a holy water tank called the Mucalinda. The months of October through March are ideal for visiting here, as this is the time when you can enjoy a variety of festivals like the Poi-Nun-Hok celebrated in honor of Lord Buddha and Poi-Nen-Chi, with occasional opportunities to witness traditional dances by the village folk.
A paradise that spans 108 sq.km. and is abundant with rainfall nearly the entire year, the Jeypore Rainforest tops the tourist places to visit in Dibrugarh, largely for its biodiversity, that includes tall Holong trees extending to 50 meters, 102 species of Orchids, common tree varieties like Sam, Nahar, Ajae, Segun and Bohot. The forest is also quite habitable for most animal species like the elephants, flying squirrels, leopards, spotted deer, hornbills, pythons and langurs. One of the best times of the year to visit here is during Mid Feb when the rainforest festival’s on and you can enjoy an assortment of adventure activities like elephant rides, bird watching, camping, hiking and rafting.
Radha Krishna Temple
A perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet and self-reflect is the Radha Krishna Temple, a white shrine encompassed by lush greenery in Jalan Nagar. The tranquility and calm you witness here will shut the chaos that follows you everywhere and it’s unique and well-defined architectural structure is one of the most important reasons, why the temple is popular as a tourist attraction. Some other neighboring tourist attractions include the Garpara Satra, Koli Aai Thaan and Dehing Namtii Satra. During winters, when the temperature drops down to 7 degrees, is one of the best time to be here.
Situated 14kms from the city, the Barbarua Maidam is a significant tourist attraction, which is actually an ancient cemetery, with two burial mounds devoted to Ahom Dynasty’s Higher Officials. The structural patterns used in the maidam illustrate the intricate detailing and fine engineering of the ancient era, with the structure being large, reflecting aristocracy and royalty in its architectural design. With a number of smaller maidams that honor the lower officials as well, the Barbarua Maidam clearly reveals the significance the martyrs have in the hearts of the town’s folks.
Bormechow and Sarumechlow
Located in the Lengeri Mouza, Dibrugarh City, the Bormechow and Sarumechlow Maidams are from the Ahom regime (1552–1611), built as graveyards to honor two of King Sukhampha’s Queens. These maidams are renowned for their tranquil and serene surroundings, where visitors usually flock for some leisure time, photo-shoots and quiet reflection. This site should not be missed when in Dibrugarh, especially if you are a sucker for history and culture of ancient places.
Raidongia Dol is one of the most popular ancient monuments in Dibrugarh, situated in Larua Mouza, at a height of 45ft and is a glorious representation of the Ahom Regime. With over 14 figurines of the 24 relics from the ancient era, Raidongia Dol was given away as a dowry with a neighboring pond and 200 pura during the wedding of Swargadeo Pramatta Singha’s sister, as per historical records. The base of the Dol is about 150 feet. The figurines represent the ethnic and cultural values of the Ahom Kingdom.
Koli Aai Thaan
One of the oldest thanns from the Ahom Dynasty, the Koli Aai Thaan is significant as a holy place revered by the people of the Dibrugarh District. Koli Aai was the daughter of the Dibaru Satra’s Head Priest. In the absence of a male heir, the Satra dissipated gradually, but Koli Aai kept the spirit alive with Divine powers and later disappeared from the place. The Thaan has an intense impression on the Assamese people’s religious beliefs and the site is flocked by many in reverence.
Dehing Namti Satra
Located on the banks of the River Disang, 8 miles from the Naharkatiya Town, Dehing Namti Satra was originally located between Hologuri and Sariyahtoli in Dibrugarh and was established by Binandashyam Gohain. Such Satras were symbols of socio-cultural significance from the Ahom Regime. The historic artifacts from this era are evidently popular with the lush green environment of the Dibrugarh District, making it a fascinating tourist site of historical significance and ancient remnants.