Localities and Areas in DibrugarhIn the Dibrugarh there are many localities which are slightly different in their ways living. Though these localities are part of Dibrugarh yet they have their own identity. Naharkatiya, Duliajan, Chabua and Boiragimath are some of the important areas of the Dibrugarh district.
NaharkatiyaNaharkatiya is a town situated at Dibrugarh district in Assam. It is a town area committee in Dibrugarh district. The Naharkatiya town is famous for petroleum and gas reserves.
In nation’s hydrocarbon history, Naharkatiya was declared as the first oil township of India. Duliajan was earlier in the circle of Naharkatiya. Naharkatiya is part of the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha Constituency. Naharkatiya is situated at 27.28 degrees north and 95.33 degrees east. It is situated at an elevation of 397 feet.
History of Naharkatiya
During the attack of Koch general Chilarai, Naharkatiya had been visited by Tai-Ahom king Khora raja, Kachari king Bicharpatipha and Austric king Sung-Saumara. In the early part of 19th century Burmese general Mingimaha Tilwa went to Mung-dun-chun-kham via the route of Naharkatiya. The route was also used by Ahom general Patalsingh Barbaruah to set up the Jaypurgarh.
Demography of Naharkatiya
Economy of Naharkatiya
Tourism of Naharkatiya
Buddhist monastery: There is a Buddhist monastery in Naharkatiya known as Namphake Buddhist monastery. The monastery is being visited by several tourists. The monastery serves as a meditation centre.
Naharkatiya Planters Golf Course: Naharkatiya Planters Golf Course is located at Achabam tea estate. It was inaugurated in 1974. The golf course is an extremely beautiful place to visit.
Baba Loknath mandir: Baba Loknath mandir is situated at Balughat.
Naharkatiya Church: Naharkatiya Church is also an important tourist place here.
Near Naharkatiya there is the historical Tipam, Jaypur and Namrup situated. Kaliapani, Achabam, and Sasoni villages are situated a few kilometers away from the place which serves as major tourists places.