Tezpur

Tezpur is a city Sonitpur district, Assam state, India. Tezpur is on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest of the north bank towns. A historical city of Assam whose existence dates back centuries, Tezpur slouches with lush tea gardens, endless stretch of the paddy fields, picturesque landscape and various temples. The city is also is close vicinity with many of the nature reserves and forests.

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Placed on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra, Agnigarh is a hillock known for its mythological and historical significance. This hill is placed around 5 km away from Tezpur town. This lush hill was once the site of a fortress and is now a beautiful hill - garden with slanting lawns and a number of sculptures dotted all around.

As per Hindu mythology, this hill was the site of a fortress that was surrounded by fire at all time so that no one could enter or go out without seeking permission. The stone sculptures on the Agnigarh hill portray the entire picturesque story of love...

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Bamuni Hills
7 kms from Tezpur city limits
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In the Bamuni Hills in the district of Sonitpur, one can find spectacular ruins from the Gupta age. The Archaeological Survey of India who is incharge of this place has dated back the remains to be from 10th-12th century AD. The ruins are just around 7 kms from Tezpur city center.

Situated on the bank of river Brahmaputra, the Bamuni Hills display amazing stone carvings and statues of the ancient architectures. The design and style of construction is said to be from the Gupta period. It is not determined who had led the construction of the temple but it was started during the Pa...

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The Bhairabi Temple, also locally called as Maithan or Bhairabi Devalaya, is a historic Hindu religious site - a Siddhapeeth - where people offer their prayers to Maa Bhairabi. The temple is located on the outskirts of Tezpur, almost 6 kms from the city centre.

Goddess Bhairavi, one of the Mahavidyas of Maa Durga Devi, is worshipped here. One has to climb the stairs leading upto the temple on a small hillock. At the back of the temple, the view looking towards the Kolia Bhomora Setu across the Brahmaputra river is alluring. There are stairs at the back of temple which lead direc...

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Bhomoraguri Historical Stone is a rock near the Koliabhomora Bridge on top of a hillock. The inscription along with the stone had to be relocated during the construction of Koliabhomora Bridge on the river Brahmaputra in the year 1985. It is located at a distance of 9 kms from Tezpur city center.

The Bhomoraguri Historical inscription dates back to 1616 AD and is a memoir of an auspicious event of the historic era which is the victory of the then Ahom King over the Mughals. It is a stone inscription made by the Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Borphukan, who planned to construct a bri...

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Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary
40 kms from Tezpur city limits
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Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most visited tourist spots and a very famous wildlife sanctuary of Assam. It is located at a distance of 40 kms from Tezpur town.

The Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary covers around 44. 06 sq. km on the south bank of Brahmaputra River. The Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of another sanctuary called Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, though the names are different they are actually in a single common area. Its surroundings comprise wet alluvial grassland, riparian and semi-evergreen forests which enhances the beauty of this area to a g...

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Chandmari Shiv Mandir, Tezpur
Within Tezpur city limits

The Chandmari Shiv Mandir Temple is one of the prominent temples in Tezpur. The temple is located at a distance of just 5 minutes from the Tezpur Railway Station.

The Chandmari Shiv Mandir has a beautiful opening and is surrounded with lush green trees. The temple is small in size and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is old and famous in the area. Priests offer prayers and help others do the same by performing Aartis that usually take place early in the mornings, right at the break of dawn.

The Chandmari Shiv Mandir can be visited during timings 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM....

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Formerly known as the Cole Park, the Chitralekha Udyan is the largest park in Tezpur, located right close to the city center. The name is after a famous character in Agnigarh Aniruddha-Usha love story It has had a long tradition of hosting painting/dawing competitions for the nearby schools due the various features it possesses. Situated at a distance of about 5. 4 km from the main city of Tezpur, Chitralekha Udyan is one among the famous tourist spots of the city.

The park was built in 1906 by a commissioner of Assam named Mr. Cole, and was later reconstructed by M. G. V. K Bhanu...

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Da Parbatia Temple Ruins
Within Tezpur city limits
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The Da Parbatia Temple is a historic Hindu religious site and one of the most beloved spots among the tourists near Tezpur. Lord Shiva is mainly worshipped here. It is located in the Dah Parvatiya Village in Tezpur, near Tezpur city limits.

The entire door frame of the Da Parbatia Temple has been designed and decorated with intricate art works and floral patterns. Owing to its ancient majestic and exquisite beauty, the Da Parbatia Temple has been announced as a protected site under the authority and undertaking of the Archaeological Survey of India. This temple was built during the...

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Gajraj Park, Tezpur
Within Tezpur city limits
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Gajraj Park is a park maintained by the Armed forces located in the city of Tezpur, Assam. The park is located at a distance of 15 minutes from the Tezpur Railway Station and the tourist can avail a cab service to reach the place.

Gajraj Park is located in the army cantonment area and can be accessed by army personnel and their families. The park has a magnificent view to offer, being surrounded by lush green trees. The park has a walking zoo where tourists can see various species of animals and birds. The park also has a pool area where one can enjoy swimming or learn the sport. Ho...

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Ganesh Temple is one of the most famous religious places in Tezpur, around 2 km from the Bhairabi Temple and 5 km from the city centre.

Located on the banks of river Brahamaputra, Ganesh Ghat has an alluring view and calmness of the huge river. The temple of Lord Ganesha on the ghat is quite old and has relics of stone carved idols of many Gods and Goddesses. The place is not yet developed as a tourist destination but more advancements in this direction are been taken now. The locals keep this place crowded and lively at all times of the year. There is also a small park nearby w...

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Haleshwar Temple Tezpur
8.5 kms from Tezpur city limits
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Haleshwar Temple is one of the oldest temples of Tezpur. The temple of Haleshwar is located at a distance of 8. 5 kms from the Tezpur city center.

Haleshwar temple is the oldest temple built by the king who established the capital of Kamrupa at Harupeswar. The temple is a praying point for various communities. The name of temple has been derived from the local name "hal" which means plough and "iswar" which means God i. e. Plough-God. According to Mythology, it is said that a farmer while ploughing his farm land found a "Linga"(a stone idol of lord Shiva). From there on he started ...

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Kalia Bhomora Setu
10 kms from Tezpur city limits
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The Kalia Bhomora Setu is one of the major constructions in the history of Assam in the Tezpur city. It is located at a distance of 10 kms from the Tezpur city center.

The Kalia Bhomora Setu was built in the year 1987 in order to join the Nagaon and Sonitpur Districts. This bridge is surrounded with the Brahmaputra river which is having a length of 3. 015 km. The Bridge is one of the major tourist attractions and thus counts for the major tourism in the Tezpur city. Visitors come here to explore the dynamic view of the Kalia Bhomora Setu and spend some relaxed time. This place is c...

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Kanaklata Park, Tezpur
6 kms from Tezpur city limits
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Kanaklata Barua was an Indian Freedom Fighter from Assam who was shot dead while leading a procession bearing the National Flag during the Quit India Movement of 1942. It is in her memories that the Kanaklata park was established at a distance of around 6 kms from the city centre on the bank of river Brahmaputra. It is a rock garden with great view of the Tezpur city.

The Kanaklata Park provides a great view of the Brahmaputra river as well as the Tezpur city. It is on top of Denukhanda Hill and has a surrounding with a mix of green trees and rocky hill. It has a statue of Biran...

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"Ketakeshwar Dewal Temple, Tezpur," 4 min (1. 5 km) via NH715(from Tezpur).

Location: TezpurDedicated To: Lord ShivaHighlights: Houses one of the biggest Shiva lingams in the entire worldKetakeshwar Dewal is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the northeast zone of India. The entire temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and enshrines one of the biggest Shiva lingams in the entire world. Over the years, the temple has emerged as the most important pilgrimage centre in the state of Assam. A local committee of Tezpur looks after the development and maintenance of the temple...

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The ancient Mahabhairav Temple is located at a hillock on the northern part of Tezpur town, Assam. This temple is believed to have been established by king Bana in the pre-historical times. Located at a distance of about 2. 6 km from the main city of Tezpur, this historical temple is one among the key tourist attractions of the city.

Archaeologist believe that the temple was built during 8th to 10th century A. D. by the kings of the Salasthamba dynasty ,which is evident by the presence of huge stone pillars scattered all around the temple. The original temple was destroyed durin...

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Nag-Sankar Temple, Tezpur
45.7 kms from Tezpur city limits
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The Nag-Sankar Temple is one of the oldest and most respected shrines near Tezpur. It is located at a distance of 45. 7 kms Tezpur city center.

The Nag-Sankar Temple was built far back in the 4th Century AD. Though in many regions it is considered to be constructed by King Narasankar of Nagakha in the 4th Century AD. Ahom king Su-sen-pha repaired Nagsankar temple in 1480. In this temple mainly, Lord Shiva is worshipped and is followed very religiously. Following the Hindu temple ethics all the rituals and poojas are done here regularly. It is having two ponds nearby and various spe...

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Nameri National Park
35 kms from Tezpur city limits
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Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 35 kms from Tezpur. Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km2 of which Nameri has a total area of 200 km2.

The area is criss-crossed by the river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari etc. A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. The vegetation type of Nameri is of semi-evergreen, moi...

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Ouguri Hill
Within Tezpur city limits
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Ouguri Hill lies on the banks of Brahmaputra River washing its feet. On the top of the hill there is a statue of Kanaklata, the renowned martyr of Quit India Movement. Its rugged terrain is perfect for rock climbers. From the hill top one can have a panaromic view of the river and the Tezpur city.

The entry is free and there is no rigid timings to visit the hill. ...

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Padum Pukhuri, Tezpur
Within Tezpur city limits
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One of the most famous landmarks of Tezpur in Assam, Padum Pukhuri Lake, which literally means a lotus-pond, is a scenic lake with an island in it. The presence of the lake allows the toruists to engage in water sports such as rowing and paddling. The Padam Pukhuri Lake is located within Tezpur city limits.

Padum Pukhuri has an island in the middle which is now converted into a park with a musical fountain. This island-park is connected with the mainland through an iron foot-bridge, which also is an added attraction affectionately enjoyed by the visitors. Several tourist water r...

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The Rudraprada Temple is very famous temple present in the Tezpur city of Assam; it is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at a distance of 2. 4 km from Tezpur Railway Station.

The Rudraprada Temple was built by Siva Singa in 1730 AD and lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra river and is a temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Rudra. The devotees believe that a stone in this temple carries the print of left foot of Lord Shiva. As per an ancient story the temple is at the spot where Lord Shiva showed his real life to king Bana. It is not among those huge...

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Tezpur Museum
Within Tezpur city limits
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Tezpur District Museum is a home to the diverse culture of Assam and is located at a distance of 5 minutes (1 km) from the Tezpur Railway Station.

The Tezpur Museum gives a deep insight of the rich culture and heritage of Assam. The museum was established on 16th March 1986 under the Directorate of Museums, Guwahati, Assam. Presently, the collections are stored and displayed in a British era historic building called dak-bunglow in local Assamese language.

Presently, the Tezpur District Museum has more than 600 objects in its collection. The multipurpose collections are t...

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Trimurty Udyan, Tezpur
Within Tezpur city limits
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Located at a distance of not more than 5 km from the city centre, Trimurty Udyan is a popular recreation centre of Tezpur. The place has been named after the three eminent personalities of Assamese culture which are Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Roopkowar Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla and Natasurjya Phani Sarmah.

Many flowering plants and birds can be seen here. The natural beauty and refreshing air around and in the park has made it a great place for spending some quality time. The statues of the three personalities to whom the park is dedicated (trinity) is installed at the centre of...

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Trishuldhari Silghat Temple is a historic Hindu Temple located near the city of Tezpur. It is located at a distance of 26 kms from Tezpur city center.

The Trishuldhari Shiv Mandir is a temple dedicated to lord Shiva and is situated on the southern bank of River Brahmaputra at Silghat, near Jakhslabandha under Nagaon District Assam. The major attraction of the temple is the fact that it is 2000 years old. Localites believe that whoever comes to seek blessing here has his wish granted and also lives a prosperous life.

The Trishuldhari Silghat Temple gives a panoramic view ...

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