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Tourist Places To Visit In Mayong
A tourist and archeological hub given its abundant wildlife, archeological marvels, pilgrim attractions, adventure activities and an amalgamation of cultural, river and eco-tourism, Mayong has a variety of relics and ancient artefacts. The town also hosts numerous books on the art of black magic, Ayurveda and more at the Central Museum and Emporium, and is home to the popular Wildlife Sanctuary at Pobitora. With a picturesque ambiance and scenic charm, the village is also encompassed with a supernatural vibe, where black magic practices are followed to date. Here’s a snapshot of tourist places to visit in Mayong and neighboring areas.
Mayong Central Museum
With a wide assortment of varied ancient manuscripts basis which most magic Tantras have been written, the Mayong Central Museum also holds on display different ancient relics, which has been preserved well and run by individual efforts. Established in 2002, the museum also has several books, mythological tales, masks associated with black magic, with detailed information on Ayurveda, Black Magic and more. There’s no provision for food or refreshments here, so it is best to carry your supply in case you plan to visit and spend time here. Mayong also possesses numerous ancient figurines and sacred shrines, with some of the most prominent ones being those of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha, dating back to the 10th century. There are some ancient writings engraved on rocks and stones that span over 3.85m long as well, some of which are ruins owing to natural conditions over a period of time. Besides this, there are other numerous archeological finds that include stone-bullets, lotus circles, stone-exes, whetstones and yonipeeths, shiva lingams and varied earthen vessels & more.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the most popular tourist spots in Mayong, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary inhabits one of the world’s largest population of the one-horned Rhinoceros along with numerous wild boars, wild buffalos and more. Spanning over 39 sq.km the rhino habitat encompasses only 16sq km with flat floodplains and a hill inside the sanctuary. Originally called a reserve forest in 1971, the Pobitora National Park was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1987 and is a must-visit not only for the endangered One-Horned Rhino but also for its assorted bird species both rare and migratory.
Kachasila Hill is a must-visit tourist spot, known for a significant and renowned temple atop the Hill, located a few kilometers from the Wildlife Sanctuary. The temple dates back to the 9th century with a number of idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It also is home to many other gorgeous idols of Lord Ganesha within the complex with a number of rare statues and coriin stones that attract many researchers to visit the town.
Deosal Siva Temple
Situated in the Deosal Village, close to the Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the Deosal Siva Temple’s about 4km from the Jagiroad Town, with a huge ancient temple built in honor of Lord Shiva. The annual Shiv Ratri festival’s celebrated here with great pomp and show and as per local beliefs, Deosal was an ashram for Saint Valmiki, as well as the site where Lord Ram left Goddess Sita behind.
A renowned ancient shrine that was discovered around 1949-50 when Goddess Sita was abandoned by Lord Ram, pregnant, Sitajakhala lies on the banks of the Killing River. Bestowed with beautiful idols of Lord Hanuman and Goddess Sita, it is said that Maharishi Valmiki built stone steps here for Mata Sita so that she’d access the river with ease, and hence the steps were named after her as Sita Jakhala. The area surrounding the shrine is abundant with cattle population as well.
Morigaon Dry Fish Market
Considered one of Asia’s largest dry fish market at Jagiroad, Marigaon District, you can find here an assortment of sea fish and freshwater fish from all parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, which is then supplied onwards to Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and A.P. Furthermore, the dry fish from this market is also exported to Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Singapore.
Located about 28km from Mayong via SH.3, Jagiroad is renowned for a paper mill and the Morigaon Dry Fish Market. It houses one the largest population in the district that includes Tiwa, Bengali and Assamese communities. Jagiroad also has some must-see tourist attractions like the Nizora Park and Hornbill Park. The Nizora Park or the Swapnadong Children Eco Park houses a beautiful waterfall with varied play swings, rides and equipment for kids. Jagiroad is also considered a centre for fish hatching and produce in Assam nowadays.
About an hour and few minutes from Village Mayong, the Tegheria Waterfalls are set among lush green hills with cool and refreshing cascades of water that now draw a huge influx of both local and tourist crowds to the tourist attraction. Considered a magnificent natural spot, the Tegheria Waterfalls is also a much-preferred picnic spot in the region.