Mangaldai, Assam, North East India
Mangaldai is district
capital of Darrang
Tourist attractions of Mangaldai, Assam
Gandhi Smriti Park: Located in the heart of the Mangaldai town & within walking distance from DC's Office, this is a very well maintained & beautiful park.
Patharughat Swaheed Minar: There is a swaheed minar in a beautiful park.
Satras are similar to monasteries and unique about Assam. Satras were conceived & founded by Sankardeva and then by his followers. Not only the Bhagawatee Baishnav religion was practiced here, but also many types of art forms were & being nourished, known as the Satriyaa Art - a characteristic stream in Assamese culture. Thus the Satras can also be defined as State's Cultural Heritage Centers.
There are two satras in Darrang:
Khatara Satra:It is one of the oldest Satras and located at Dipila, 22 kms. from Mangaldai.
Dihing Satra:This satra is located at Kurua, 45 kms. from Mangaldai.
Kamakshya Devalaya: To the south-west of Kalaigaon, near Lakhimpur village, is this Devalaya. There is a Stone fetish inside the temple with 8 lotus petals on it.
Doul Festival (Festival of Assam) - the religious part of the Holy Festival is celebrated here in Spring. It was founded before 12th century AD and favoured by Ahom& Koch Kings.
There are total seven (7) maszids around Mangaldai town viz. Saru Maszid, Sahitya Nagar Maszid, Islampur Maszid etc.
Bar Maszid: Bar Maszid is one of two oldest mosques in the District, and located at the heart of the Mangaldai Town.
Engil Baba's Mazaar: Engil Baba, or Engil Fakeer's Mazaar is located at Kabarstaan (Graveyard). The architecture it is very beautifully constructed. Hindu & Muslim, both unite here for prayer
on every Thursday. Also Urus Mubarak is celebrated here on 5th of February every year.
Historic Beels & Ponds
In 1615 AD, Koch Kings took over in Darrang from Bhuyans. It was these two periods where most of these ponds were created. Many large ponds were also created during British rule and post
Batha Beel:A nice opportunity for bird watchers, thousands of migratory birds come to this beel. It is near Hazarikapara (Sipajhar)
Pukhuria Beel:Another choice for Bird watchers. Hundreds of migratory birds come to this beel every year.
Baladev Pukhuri: Located at Baldevpara, west of Sipajhar, is a beel covering 48 Bighaas was created during the reign of King Dharma Narayana. Today, it is serving as Govt. Fishery.
Jaypal Pukhuri: A huge Pond, with an area of 20 Bighaas at Barkaliyajhar village known to be created during the reign of King Jaypal. The water of this pond is crystal clear and stays above
All these above places are well connected by Road, and can be reached within One & half an hour by Car.
How to reach Mangaldai:
The district is well connected by Road, and Water transport system.
The nearest Airport is at Azara,(Guwahati), at 77 kms. from District HQs., Mangaldai. There is another Airport at Saloni (Tezpur), that is at 110 kms. east of Mangaldai
To reach here from outside the state, one has to reach Guwahati (Capital of Assam) by Air, Train, or Bus. There are regular public buses plying from Guwahati to Mangaldai. Taxies etc. are also easily available.
NH 52 is the major road link passing through the district in East-west direction connecting the district with neighbouring Kamrup , Udalguri and Sonitpur districts.
In addition, the district is benefited by the water transport due to its northern boundary being covered by river Brahmaputra. There is Steamer service from Upper Kurua to Guwahati. Moreover, there is Passenger Ferry service from Kadamtali, near Kharupetia
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Mangaldai, Assam, North East India
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