Places to Visit in Dibrugarh
A beautiful town of upper Assam, Dibrugarh town has a number of tourist places which are frequented both by domestic and international tourists. These tourist places in Dibrugarh town include maidams (graveyards of Ahoms), satras (place for religious training) and beautiful places located across the town. The Dibrugarh town is filled with lush greenery and tea estates with the mighty river Brahmaputra flowing near the town. Because of the large production of tea, Dibrugarh is also known as the tea city of northeast. Some of the tourist places across Dibrugarh town include:
Dehing Namti Satra
The Dehing Namti Satra, one of the satras in Dibrugarh is located on the Disang river banks in Sasoni Mouza at a distance of about 8 miles from the Naharkatiya town. The Satra was established by Vaishnavite follower Binandashyam Gohain. Bir Lachit Borphukan, the famous warrior who defeated the Mughals in the Saraighat battle of Assam is a keen follower of Binandashyam Gohain. The Dehing Namti Satra was earlier situated between Hologuri and Sariyahtoli roads in Dibrugarh town.
This Satra is situated in Rohmoria Mouza site in Dibrugarh. The head priest of the Garpara Satra which is one of the oldest Satras was Narimaider. Currently, talks and plans are going on to shift the Satra to another location for protecting it from soil erosion in the current location.
The Moderkhat Satra is an extension of the Dinjoy Satra. This Satra was established by Chandrakantadev when his brother Sidanandadeb Dinjoy was the head priest of Dinjoy Satra.
The Raidongia Dol, which is situated in Kalakhuwa of Laruah Mauza area under the Barbaruah Dev block of Dibrugarh town, is famous for ancient relics dating back to the Ahom period. Earlier 24 statues were found, though currently only 14 of them were found engraved on the walls. The Raidongia Dol was established during 700 A.D by Ahom ruler Swargadeo Pramatta Singha. The place was earlier dedicated to Lord Vishnu but with time came to be known as Shiva Col. It is said that the Raidongia Dol along with the pond and 200 pura were given by Swargadeo Pramatta Singha as dowry when his sister was married to Raidongia Barua.
The Barbarua Maidam, one of the maidams of Dibrugarh town is situated 14 kms south of Dibrugarh town has two graveyards built in honor of two high ranked Ahom dynasty officials. It is situated near NH 37 with several maidams nearby for soldiers of the Ahom kingdom. According to historian Sarbananda Rajkumar, the Barbarua maidams were built Ahom rulers Bura Dihinigia Barbarua and Deka Dihinigia Barbarua.
The Bahikhowa Maidam, located in Khowang tea estate area of Dibrugarh town consists of the graveyard dedicated to Bahikhowa Rajeswar Singha. He was the Chief of the Army staff of the Ahom kingdom. He was popularly known as the ‘Borphukan’ (Army chief) and lived during the reign of Ahom ruler Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha. The maidam site also consists of smaller maidams which are currently in ruins.
Lekia Chetia Maidam
This maidam located in Sessa area of Mankota road was built in honor of Ahom kingdom official Lekia Chetia. Lekia Chetia lived during the reign of Ahom ruler Swargadeo Pratap Singha. This maidam is currently a Thaan and is large in size as compared to the other maidams.
Sarumechlow and Bormechlow Maidam
These maidams are situated in Lengeri Mouza locality and consists of graveyards of the queens Sarumechlow and Bormechlow of Ahom king Sukhamppha Khura.
The Rukmini Island near Dibrugarh is a beach island located 11 kms upstream from Dibrugarh town in the mighty river Brahmaputra. The Rukmini Island with beautiful beaches and water channels provides a beautiful sight for bird watches as migratory birds from different parts of the world flock here every year. One can also see the outer Himalaya Mountains from the island. Parasailing, water angling, country boating, water kayaking are some of the adventure activities available in the island for tourists.
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