Tezpur

Tezpur is situated in the Sonitpur district, 174 km away from northeast of Guwahati. Undulated green valleys surrounded by hills of Arunachal Pradesh with snow capped peaks of Himalaya as the northern backdrop, lush green tea garden and magnificent archaeological ruins have all contributed to make Tezpur a tourist’s delight. Tourist can enjoy delightful views of the Brahamputra River at dawn, then watch the flurry of activity as the day begins for the boats and the vessels lined up near the banks. The remains of 5th-6th century stone temples have been discovered in nearby Da Parbatia. The Cole Park recently developed attraction, is a big hit with visitors. Tourist can drive down to the Eco-Camp near Jai Bhoroli River, 50 km away.

Getting There:

Air: The nearest airport is Saloni about 10 km from Tezpur.

Rail: Nearest rail station is Rangapara.

Road: Both Govt. and private buses and taxis ply from Guwahati.

Tourist Attraction:

Da Parbatia: The ruins of the doorframe of Da Parbatia Temple a few km from Tezpur town, is the finest and oldest specimen of sculptural or iconoclastic art in Assam. Its carving has the characteristics of the style earlier Gupta school of sculpture. The doorjambs having two Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna standing below with garlands in hands in artistic pose and elegance are decorated with beautiful ornamental foliage.

 

Agnigarh: Preserving the sweet memories of young lovers, Agnigarh or the rampart, surrounded by fire, is perhaps the most beautiful tourist spot of Tezpur. The present Agnigarh now only a hillock facing Brahamputra provides the tourists a soul touching panoramic view of both Brahamputra and Tezpur.

Bamuni Hills: The ruins of Bamuni Hill are famous for its artistic beauty. The sculpture remains, which had been dated back to the 9th and 10th century A.D. now lie in the Cole Park and missionary compound.

Mahabhairab Temple

Mahabhairab Temple

Mahabhairab Temple: An ancient temple where King Bana worshipped Mahabhairab another incarnation of Shiva. A holy place for the religious minded.

The Hazara Pukhuri: The large tank preserves the name of Harazara Varman in Tezpur. It was excavated in the early part of the 19th century. This is the third largest tank covering an area of 70 acres.

Chitralekha Park

Chitralekha Park

Chitralekha Park: It is one of the most beautiful places in the town. The park, which was first established by a British Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Cole is the place for peace loving people. One can see here the two massive ornamented stone pillars and the sculptural remain of the famous Bamuni Hills.

Excursion:

Bhomoraguri: A mammoth stone inscription made of by the Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Phukan, who planned to constructs a bridge over Brahamputra could be seen here. Almost 2 centuries later, a bridge over Brahamputra at the same place has now been completed. The 3.05 km bridge named after the great Ahom General, connecting Nagaon district with Tezpur was opened on 3.4.87.

Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary: Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the south bank of the river Brahamputra in Sonitpur district. The area is about 44 sq. km.

Bura Wildlife Sanctuary

Bura Wildlife Sanctuary

Nameri National Park: Nameri National Park is located about 35 km away from Tezpur, at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, Nameri National Park covers an area of about 200 sq. km. Hill, deciduous forests and the river Jia Bhoroli have added an unique charm to it.

Bhalukpong: Situated on the Assam-Arunachal border, 69 km from Tezpur, Bhalukpong is another picturesque spot for angling and leisurely picnic. Remains of old fortifications are still visible. The picturesque spot lies on the way to Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. Other attractions of Bhalukpong are a hot spring, a big orchid garden at Tipi and the unspoiled beauty of nature. The nearest river Zia-Bharali fascinates the anglers. Govt. of Assam, has a tourist lodge at Bhalukpong. There is also Eco-Camp at Potasali.

Orang Wildlife Sanctuary: A miniature Kaziranga covering an area 72 km is only 65 km to the west of Tezpur town. 60% of the sanctuary is grassland. The animals to be seen in the sanctuary are the great Indian One-Horn Rhinoceros.

Kaziranga National Park: This Park is situated 80 km. from Tezpur. It covers partly in Golaghat District and partly in the Nagaon District of Assam. It covers an area of 430 Sq Km. The landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged needs, marshes and shallow pools.

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