Dibrugarh is located along side the river Brahmaputra sometimes it is called as the gateway to some districts of Arunachal Pradesh. It's the largest tea exporting town in India. Dibrugarh is one of the most attractive places of Eastern Assam where you can explore the wonderful attractions like Dehing Satra which is located on the banks of the river Dehing under Larua mouza. Apart from this, Dehing Namti Satra, Dinnjoy Satra, Moderkhat Satra, Garpara Satra, Koli Aai Thaan, Barbarua Maidam, Bahikhowa Maidam, Lekai Chetia Maidam, Raidongis Dol, etc.
Major Attractions of Assam
Wild Life Tours
Assam has several National Parks which are
Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Nameri National Park, Orang (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park.
Pobha Or Milroy Sanctuary, Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary, Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Gorampani Wildlife Sanctuary, Golaghat, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary, East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary, Karbi Anglon.
Major Attractions of Assam
The tea gardens sprawled over Assam usually cover many acres of land and these gardens lie far away from the cities so it made the planters and management to be self-sufficient. These tea gardens have lavish bungalows, large retinue of retainers, many horses or multi-utility vehicles for transport, a golf course, a swimming pool and other entertainments thrown in. Tea gardens had become a spacious and peaceful resorts where the tourists can indulge just to see the greenery and the deft tea pluckers. Most of these are converted into boutique properties with the exotic lifestyle and environment that one can explore. Assam contributes 15.6% of the world's tea production and 55% of the country's output. Upper Assam's tea gardens are there for over 150 years, one of the most cherished destinations of British Empire. Today western tourists visit these tea gardens to soak in the ambience where their forefathers nurtured one of the most dura.
Festivals of Assam
Every Assamese celebrate the festival of Bihu irrespective of his class and caste. There are other three main festivals which are part of Bihu namely Rongali Bihu, Bhogali Bihu and Kangali Bihu.
The Other festivals of Assam are -
Ali Ai Ligang - A festival celebrated by the Mishing community of Assam.
Ambubashi Mela - The most important festival of Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati is held annually during mid-June.
Dehing Patkai festival - It is held at Lekhapani named after the Patkai range and the Dehing River.
Majuli Festival - Celebrated in November every year. Various cultural programmes by different cultural troupes of Assam are organised to exhibite various Assamese items. A food festival is also organized.
Rajini Gabra& Harni Gabra - Dimasas of Assam celebrate this festival. An annual festival related to the cultivation and harvesting of crops during the month of April and November.
Cities of Interest
Kamakhya temple, State Zoo and State Museum near the city of Guwahati have a lot to offer for the people visiting the state. Today, Guwahati is the business hub of the region and also Assam's largest city. It is the service centre for the oil industry and tea plantations; the world's largest tea auctions are held here. There are many ancient Hindu temples in and around Guwahati. Notable among them is the Umananda temple on Peacock Island dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Jorhat, the gateway to northern Assam, is the centre of the tea industry and is surrounded for miles by picturesque tea plantations. It is home to the world renowned Teklai Experimental Centre where research on new varieties of tea and its therapeutic qualities, is conducted. Jorhat is known as "The Cultural Capital of Assam". You can visit the ancient remnants of the Ahom dynasty in the surrounding areas. The Temple of Buri Gohani and the two burial vaults (maidam) of the great kings, Lachit Borphukan and Purandar Sinha, are worth visiting. Each November the Assam Tea Festival is held in Jorhat, attracting professionals and tourists in large numbers. The different facets of the tea industry are show-cased, combined with a wide choice of other activities like wildlife safaris, tea plantation tours, golf, ethnic cuisine, handicrafts, angling and river rafting on the Brahmaputra. Jorhat is the gateway to the unique river island of Majuli, where tribal and Vaishnav culture can be experienced first hand.
Sibsagar is around 80 kms from Dibrugarh Airport and is the headquarters of a district of the same name. Sivasagar is a heritage place in Assam famous for the monuments of Ahom kingdom. It is also a leading tea and oil producing district. Modern Sibsagar is a fast developing town. Sibsagar was the capital of the Ahoms who ruled Assam at a stretch for six hundreds years before the advent of the British. It is a beautiful town located around the huge Sibsagar tank, an artificial lake constructed by Queen Madambika in 1734 A.D. The Shiva idol or Shiva Temple on the bank of this tank is believed to be the highest Shiva temple in India. The other attractions are Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar & Ahom Museum.
Up in the rugged terrains stands Assam's only hill station, Haflong, where one can see the rainbow down below. It is the district Headquarters of North Cachar Hills. Hilly Assam is a land of sensuousness. A heaven to the senses where one touches the sweetest dream with one's fingers. The mountains float in the distant sky. The clouds descend and snugly lie below one's feet. A beautiful lake 'Haflong Lake' is located in the heart of the town. Jatinga 9 kms. from Haflong, is famous for the unexplained phenomenon of migratory birds 'committing mass suicide'. The migratory birds come during the month of August to November and it becomes the Orinthologists attraction.
Surrounded by numerous Tea Gardens and mystic blue hills, Digboi is a major oil town. A hundred year old Refinery and its hundred and twelve year old oil field still exist here. The Digboi Refinery came into being in 1901 as the first refinery of Asia and as the second one in the world. Today, the oil field and refinery are the oldest continuing oil field and refinery in the world. There is also a War Cemetry and Golf Course in Digboi.
Tezpur, known as Sonitpur (city of blood) of Puranic fame, is associated with the legend of princess Usha, the daughter of King Bana and prince Anirudha, the grandson of Lord Krishna for their eternal love and romance. The great mythological war believed to have been fought between Hari (Lord Krishna) and Hara (Lord Shiva) and as a result the whole city was said to have been drenched in blood, hence the name. Situated on the north bank of the majestic river Brahmaputra, Tezpur town is of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins. Undulated green valleys surrounded by the hills of Arunachal Pradesh, with snow capped peaks of the Himalayas as the northern backdrop, lush green tea gardens and magnificient archaeological ruins have all contributed to make Tezpur a tourist's delight. Her contribution to art, culture, literature particularly her contribution to the freedom struggle have earned for Tezpur a unique niche in the history of Assam.
Dispur is the capital of Assam. Dispur is a famous place for tourists, who visit the city to see the lifestyle of tribal and unconnected people. The mighty Brahmaputra river which flows through the city is a major attraction and known for its pristine beauty, fast current and thrilling rapids. Tea is another highlight of Dispur, in fact, a visitor to the city leave with at least a classic Dispur city made tea bag. Dispur is famous cultural hot spot for the local people and for visiting tourists as well. The city of Dispur encompasses its own unique form of dancing forms called Husari and Bihunas. These two dancing formats are considered the essential component of the Dispur culture and attract people from far and wide to take part.