Tinsukia, Assam, North East India
The ancient name of Tinsukia
was Bangmara which was originally known as Changmai Pathar. It was the
capital of Muttack Kingdom. The Bangmara city was built by King Sarbananda
Singha with the help of his Minister Gopinath Barbaruah alies Godha. The
city was built in the middle of the present Tinsukia City (near the Senairam
Tinsukia the commercial town of Assam which is situated 500 Km away from Guwahati. The Shiv Dham and Marut Nandan Kanan Park are some of the added points of attraction for visitors. Tinsukia is well connected to the rest of the Country by rail and road.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a part of one of the prominent biodiversity hotspots of the World, located almost 13 KM away from Tinsukia. More about Dibru Saikhowa National Park.
Bherjan Borjan Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary
Bherjan Borjan Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of about 6 Km from Tinsukia. It is famous for different species of primates including endangered Hoolock Gibbon.
This temple of Lord Shiva, symbolised by a huge Banyan (pipal) tree, is at a distance of 17 Km from Tinsukia. It is believed that one may get his/her wishes fulfilled by offering a bell to this temple. Believers hang the bells to the branches of the pipal tree and this is how the temple got its unique name.
The first oil town of Asia, where oil well was drilled commercially in September 1889. A refinery was commissioned in December 1901, first of its kind in Asia and it was only refinery till India achieved independence and now it is the oldest operating oil refinery in the World. Digboi also has the distinction of establishing the first oil museum in India . The 18 hole Golf Course is an added attraction in Digboi close to Upper Dehing Reserve Forest. This golf course is known for its scenic beauty. A visit to the nearby War Cemetery and the Centenary park can offer a unique experience.
About 75 Km east of Tinsukia, Sadiya is a sub-divisional headquarter of Tinsukia District. In medieval times, there were trade routes leading from Sadiya into Tibet, China and Burma (Myanmar). Sadiya was the central market for all hill tribes inhabiting the extreme North East. The place of the Chutias, Sadiya is famous for Tameswari temple. It is one of the important centers of Shakti worship in Assam. A visit to Sadiya can also be an experience to relish as one has to catch a ferry at Dhola Ghat to cross the mighty Brahmaputra to reach Sadiya.
A beach island covering an area of 3.25 Sq.Km. is situated in the midest of the river Brahmaputra. It is a safe heaven for many indigenous and migratory birds. The best attractions are the long sandy beaches, sand banks for sun baths and parasailing. The place is ideal for a holiday that brings you away from the madding crowd,hustle and bustle of the modern life.
One of the sub-divisional headquarters of Tinsukia district, the Coal Queen of Assam, Margherita is nature's own paradise. The splendor of the mystic Patkai ranges on one side and the river Burhi Dehing flowing right across with lush green tea gardens forming the natural landscape of the other, Margherita is a true gift of nature. It was the British who, exploring oil and coal, set up a company here, the first of its kind in the state called 'the Assam Railways and Trading company' as early as 1881. Margherita is famous for plywood products and the first plywood factory was established here in 1924, which happened to be the fifth in India .
A ride through the beautiful tea gardens contouring the hillocks of Dirok, Namdang and Namtok section, touching the foothills of Patkai Ranges will be a treat for one's eyes. Watching the process of making tea and a visit to a plywood factory may also be a pleasant experience.
The picturesque Margherita Golf Course, a favourite destination for Golfers, has also added a feather to the crowning beauty of this tiny little town.
Pangsau Pass in the Patkai ranges is abount 130 Km. away from Tinsukia in the Indo-Myanmar border. The area is in Arunachal Pradesh and located at a distance of just 12 Km. from the beautiful town of Nampong. The journey to Pangsau Pass from Nampong through the abandoned stretch of Stilwell road with dense forest on one side and deep gorges on the other can offer a thrilling experience to the adventurisms. A fortnightly market is also held at the border where people from both side take active part. Interestingly, the age old barter system is still prevalent among the natives in this market. One can have a spectacular view of the mystic 'Lake of No Return' from Pangsu Pass.
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Tinsukia, Assam, North East India
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