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Tourism in Nagaon

Places of Tourist interest in Nagaon 

KAZIRANGA National Park : World heritage site

Kaziranga is known all over the world for successful conservation of Great One Horned Rhinoceros. It is also home to a number of threatened wild animals and migratory birds. The Kaziranga Landscape comprises of sprawling grasslands, numerous water bodies and woodlands that provide an ideal habitat for a variety of flora and fauna. The flood plain ecosystem, which acts as important refuge of rich biodiversity, is the result of River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Kaziranga is a large complex of rivers, lakes and marshes in the flood plain of the Brahmaputra river. It is an extremely important area for larger mammals and birds- 17 species of mammals , 23 species of birds and 10 species of reptiles are in endangered list. 

Salient Features of Kaziranga

— World's largest population of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros: 1855 as per 2006 census
— Highest ecological density of Tiger: 86 tigers year 2000
— World's largest population of Asiatic Wild Buffalo: 1937 (Year 2008)
— Important Bird Area of India with nearly 500 bird species
— Significant population of Asian Elephant: 1293 (Year 2008)
— Possess considerable Research, Education and Recreation values
— Last surviving population of eastern swamp deer: 681 (Year 2007) 

Milestone

— 1905 :  Preliminary notification of Kaziranga as Reserve Forest. 
— 1908 : Reserve Forest.
— 1916 : Game Sanctuary.
— 1937 : Sanctuary opened for visitors.
— 1950 : Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary.
— 1974 : Kaziranga National Park
— 1985 : World Heritage Site by UNESCO-IUCN
— 2005 : Centenary year of successful biodiversity 
               conservation in Kaziranga. 
— 2007 : Declared as Kaziranga Tiger Reserve .

Site Plan of Batadrava Thaan

BORDOWA

 

 

Bordowa

Bordowa  also referred to as Batadrava is situated 18 km north west of Nagoan. It is the birthplace of the revered Vaishavite saint of Assam Sirmanta Shankardev. . Famous for its two satras, namely the Narowa Satra and Salaguri Satra, the town is a collage of Assam’s rich religious history.
It is believed that the satras were founded when Srimanta Sankardeva returned from his first pilgrimage in 1494. He named the shrine as Thaan, for propagating the principle of one god, one mind and one soul.

The satrra at Bordowa is a major religious center for Vaisnava devotees from around the state.

 

POKHI TIRTHA( Samaguri Bill )

 Samaguri Beel, is a wetland located 16 km towards the east of Nagaon. . It was formed by the abandoned path of the Kolong River.  It is also popularly known as Pokhi Tirtha or Bird Pilgrimage as a variety of species of migratory bird visit this place during winter from all over the

 

LOWKHOWA

Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of around 70.13 sq km and lies on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River. It forms an integral part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system and is a notified buffer of the Kazairanga Tiger reserve

The sanctuary is home to the great Indian-one horned rhinoceros, elephants, royal Bengal tigers, Asiatic water buffaloes and more than 225 species of birds.

The barking deer, fishing cat, leopard cat, civet and wild pig are some of the other animals seen in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is also a breeding ground for around 39 species of fishes, 9 species of amphibians and 14 species of reptiles.

ROCKLAND Amusement Park, SAMAGURI 

CHAMPAWATI KUNDA

Champawati Kunda

Champawati Kunda falls are located in the Chapnalla town of Nagaon. The waterfall is a magnificent natural miracle that has been there since the beginning of time and has been the home to many birds that come here to visit. The historical place is also known for the temples that can found nearby. The ravine at the top goes through a few rocks and ultimately falls into the pond at the base of the falls. The waterfall is a popular tourist place and is a wonderful way to spend a day outside. READ MORE..

SILGHAT  : The port of Silghat is located on the banks of Brahmaputra known for its historical significance. The port is surrounded by hills and hillocks that have monuments which tourists can visit. One of these is the Samantagiri that has the Hatimura temple constructed in the 18th century. The temple of Goddess Mahishamardini is also nearby that was built during the reign of the Ahom king Pramatta Singha. The temple is known because of the historical evidence of human sacrifices being performed here. The shrine is  home to a variety of relics that were used during ceremonies here in the Ahom period. A must-visit for history buffs, the temples provide a rare glimpse into the Ahom kingdom and its legacy.

Ranthali Xunari Village

Ranthali is a is renowned for its traditional Assamese gold plated ornaments. It is located at a distance of 6 km from Noagaon town. Almost all the household in this villages is engaged in making traditional gold ornaments.

The art once patronized by local Ahom and Bhuyan kings is specific to the village.

Raha Town

Raha Town is one of the prominent trade centres in Assam, for agricultural products like jute, paddy and mustard. The Fishery Training College is considered as the first of its kind is located here

The Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya Temple situated atop a hill at Silghat is renowned as the second Kamakhya Pith of Assam. The main deities of the temple are Goddess Durga and Kamakhya

The main temple was constructed during the reign of Banamalavarman of Salasthambha Dynasty, as it was destroyed owing to natural calamities it was later rebuilt by Ahom Swargadeo Paramatta Singha in 1745 AD.

The Ashokastami Mela  held near the temple in the month of April is a major tourist event

 

Hatimura Durga temple

Hatimura Durga temple, situated atop a hill to the east of the Silghat town, has been one of the prime centers of Shaktism in Assam. It was built during the reign of Ahom king Paramatta Singha in 1745-46 AD.

The main deity of the temple is Goddess Durga in her Mahisasuramardini form sculpted on a rock of the shape of the head of an elephant.

Misa Polo Club

Misa Polo Club is located at a distance of 40km from Nagaon. It was established in 1888, as a club for tea planters and British district administration heads. Set amidst the picturesque setting of the Kellyden Tea Estate, the club boasts of nine hole golf course besides a host of other sporting facilities.

KALIABOR

 

This sub-division town situated at a distance of 48 km east of Nagaon is a historic place. As it was initially the headquarters of Barphukans during the Ahom days. It was also the scene of several battles against the Muslim invaders.

 

SILGHAT

 

Situated at a road distance of 48 km from Nagaon town, it is a vital and picturesque river port lying on the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. Pre-communication links of Central Assam across the Brahmaputra are maintained through this port town. Besides playing host to the Assam Co-operative Jute Mill, Silghat also has several temples to enthrall visitors. A big Samantagiri hillock draws big crowds from everywhere.

 

DOBOKA

 

Situated 34 km South-East of Nagaon town, it   was the seat of the Doboka kingdom, mentioned in the Allahabad inscription of  the Gupta Emperor Samudragupta according to some historians. The Akashiganga waterfall, near Doboka is a favourite with many picnickers.

 

LUMDING AND CHAPARMUKH

 

These are two very important railway junctions and naturally serve as trading centres as well. Lumding is also the divisional  headquarters of the NF railway. Various small scale industries including candle works and trunk factories are also located at Lumding.

 

JUGIJAN

 

Situated at about 6 km from Hojai, it has become well known after the recent discovery of remnants of a fort and three stone temples decorated with carvings and base-reliefs. Seven Siva Lingas have also been excavated and preserved here. An 11th century century idol of Chamunda has been discovered at Navanga village, 2 kms from Jugijan.

 

TEMPLES AND NAMGHARS

 

KAMAKHYA TEMPLE :- The famous Kamakhya Temple is situated in Silghat (Bank of the river Brahmaputra ). The Ashok Astami Melais are held every year near the Temple.


BHARALI NAMGHAR :- It is situated in Hatbar.
BORDOWA NAMGHAR :- This Namghar is situated in Nagaon Sattra, where Mahapurush Sankardev was born. 
SAUBHAGYA MADHAV, DULAL MADHAV and GOPAL MADHAV are three ancient temples built during the reign of the Ahom King Shiva Singha.


DANCES :- Of the many dance forms practised in Nagaon, particularly “Nagayan Ojhapali“ is well known.

All about Champawati fall at Chapanala

Also known as the Chapnalla Falls, Champawati Kunda is a magnificent waterfall located at Chapnalla in the Nagaon District of Assam.

Coordinates:   26°19'13"N   92°54'4"E

OverView of Chapanala

Champawati Kunda in Chapanala, NagaonChampawati Kunda is a famous fall situated in Chapanala in Nagaon.Chapanala waterfall is a lovely place to visit for weekends and day time leisure creation. The waterfall and Tea Gardens around and birds and different species of breeds are lovely to watch. This place is 1hour (approx) from Nagaon Town. Weekly marketing (Bazaar) on Sunday is a tradition market with local products are point of attraction.The inhabitants are mostly assamese and Bengali peoples with some percentage of Christians and adivasi villagers around the tea gardens. Road condition is quite bad for small cars but good for HUV segment cars to reach at the site. People must arrange their food along with or can cook at site for fresh food.Perfect place for refreshment in weekends.

About Chapanala

Chapanala is a Village in Barhampur Tehsil in Nagaon District of Assam State, India. It is located 25 KM towards East from District head quarters Nagaon. 13 KM from Barhampur. 137 KM from State capital Dispur 
Chapanala Pin code is 782135 and postal head office is Chapanalla . 

Amguri ( 10 KM ) , Niz Chalchali ( 12 KM ) , Puranigudam ( 14 KM ) , Samaguri ( 14 KM ) , Barhampur ( 15 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Chapanala. Chapanala is surrounded by Bajiagaon Tehsil towards North , Rupahi Tehsil towards west , Nagaon Tehsil towards west , Kaliabor Tehsil towards west . 

Nagaon , Hojai , Tezpur , Lanka are the near by Cities to Chapanala.

Demographics of Chapanala

Assamese is the Local Language here. 

Polling Stations /Booths near Chapanala

1)Badalgaon Primary School 
2)Baliadhipa L.p. School (east Pt.) 
3)Balijuri M.e. School 
4)Bamuni High School (east Pt.) 
5)Bamuni High School (north Pt.) 

HOW TO REACH Chapanala

By Rail

There is no railway station near to Chapanala in less than 10 km. How ever Guwahati Rail Way Station is major railway station 129 KM near to Chapanala 

PLACES TO VISIT

  1. Kaliabor: This is a historic place about 48 kms. from Nagaon. It was the headquarters of the Barphukans during the Ahom days. The place witnessed many battles with the Muslim invaders.

  2. Agnigarh Temple: This temple is located in Tewzpur which is about 63 kms. from Nagaon. The temple facing the mighty Brahmaputra is a monument dedicated to Princess Usha daughter of King Bana. Princess Usha was kept inside a rampart surrounded by fire (Agnigarh).

  3. Da-Parbatia: This is a 4th century architectural site of a Hindu temple. It is mostly in ruins due to the vagaries of nature. It is situated in Tezpur.

  4. Mahabhairav Temple: Originally the temple was stated to have been built by King Bana and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has since been renovated. The temple is located in Tezpur.

  5. Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary: Situated about 25 kms. from Nagaon, it  has inhabitants like the One Horned Rhinocerous, Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Cat, Civet cat, Leopard Cat,  and Hog Deer. It has also various species of birds and reptiles.

ACTIVITIES

Champawati Kunda is a great picnic spot. The place is also near the Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary and will be of interest to wild life lovers, wild life photographers and enthusiasts.

BEST SEASON

The best season to visit the waterfall is from October to February. This will be the season post monsoon and the rivers and its tributaries will be filled and the waterfall is best viewed at its best.

GETTING THERE

Champawati Kunda is located on the side of the Highway that connects Tezpur-Nagaon and Dimapur. The nearest town is Kaliabor, 48 kms. east of Nagaon. The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport at Borjhar. The nearest railway station is at Chaparmukh which is 28 kms. from Nagaon. The road is Nagaon is a well maintained highway. Buses and Taxies are available from Nagaon to the waterfall.

TRAVEL ADVISORY

  1. Since there are no eateries near the waterfalls, visitors are advised to carry food and water while visiting the waterfalls.

  2. Do not litter. The area around the waterfall should be kept clean.

  3. It is advisable to carry first aid kits, walking shoes and to wear light clothes

  4. Visitors are advised not to venture climbing those wet and slippery rocks

  5. Since it is a forest area, campfire is not allowed

  6. Do not feed animals or disturb them. Do not provoke the animals.

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