Located in the upper reaches of the state Assam, Dibrugarh is one of the most important cities in the state. It is a major tea producer and a large reserve of oil and natural gas. Due to its large tea production, about 50 percentage of Assam’s total tea production, it is just often called the “Tea City of India”. Tea production is a major industry here and along with tourism, agriculture, and a few other industries contribute to the city’s revenue. Dibrugarh is also a chief educational hub. There are a couple of noted educational institutions situated here including Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh University, Salt Brook Academy, and Kanoi College. The place is also a good tourist destination in North East. There are certain exclusive tourist attractions to lure travelers to the place, such as the Dibrugarh Airport which is one of the oldest airports in eastern India, the historic Dibrugarh Town station, which is the first railway station ever to be built in northeast India, the far stretching tea estates, the mighty Brahmaputra River, and many others. Sufficiently equipped with hotels in Dibrugarh that are situated in prime locations, your stay in the town is nothing short of a comforting experience. The place is a scenic and awarded with multiple sightseeing spots and a pleasant weather. It is a good getaway for those who seek to explore and experience Northeast India. Given below are some major places to visit in Dibrugarhthat a must-visit.
Rukmini Island – There is perhaps nothing that can compete with the natural beauty and serenity of Rukmini Island. Especially at sunrise and sunset the beauty of the island reaches a new level. It is about 11 k.m. upstream of the town’s centre. The island is a river island set in the centre of Brahmaputra River. The major attractions here are the large counts of birds, white sandy beaches, azure water channels flowing through, Ganges dolphins, and Asiatic wild buffaloes. A couple of adventure activities are also available, such as parasailing, kayaking, water scooting, angling, etc.
Jokai Botanical Garden – It is a beautiful botanical exhibit situated in the Jokai Forest Reserve and about 12 k.m. from the town. It is an ideal place to spend some time in the midst of nature. There are numerous specimens of flora and fauna from the region, including some very rare and vulnerable species. The botanical garden is divided into different zones, each being unique and worth visiting.
Satras spread around the town – Satras are nothing but social-religious institutions belonging to Maha Purusha Dharma in Assam. They are perfect means of understating and experiencing the culture and religion of the place. There are multiple of these spread around the town within the radius of 10 k.m. To name some major Satras include: Garpara Satra, Dehing Namti Satra, and Moderkhat Satra.
Apart from the abovementioned the other major sightseeing spots are: Radhakrishna Mandir, Mahatma Gandhi Udyan, Paridhan, Koli Aai Thaan, Tilinga Mandir, Lakshminath Bezbaruah Udyan, Hong Kong Market, Junction Mall, Jalan South Tea Estate, etc. Head to the town on your next vacation and spend a wonderful holiday. Accessing the town is easy; the Dibrugarh Railway station is a major rail head in eastern India and well served by trains from different cities. Get into the town via train and pick lodging at one of the hotels near Dibrugarh railway station.