Sunday, 8 January 2012

Tezpur Excursions

Nameri National Park

Around 35 km from the city of Tezpur, at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, is situated one of the most exquisite park of Assam - Nameri National Park. Covering a total area of about 200 sq km, it is considered to be one of the richest as well as the most threatened reservoirs of the plant and the animal kingdom. The park was originally set up as Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary, on 18th September 1985.

Tezpur, the city of mythology, folklore, and legends, is situated in the Sonitpur district of Assam. Situated amidst lush green valleys and lofty snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, the city is the ultimate travel destination of every tourist and nature lover. A few kilometers west of the city are the remnants of one of the oldest and the finest illustrations of sculptural or iconoclastic art in Assam - Da Parbatia Temple.

Around 50 km from the center of the Tezpur city of Assam, off the road to Arunachal Pradesh, is the unique Eco Camp, which can be reached by a short drive over creaky bridges and a dirt tract. This is one of the most favorite excursions and outdoor recreational sites around the city of Tezpur and is the outcome of the united efforts of the Assam Anglers’ Association and the Forest Department of the state.

Tezpur-Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang Pass

One of the most beautiful tourist routes from Tezpur is the Tezpur-Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang. Starting from the plains of the Tezpur city, it goes to Tawang Monastery, with a number of interesting places seen all along the route. One such place is Nuranang, which provides ample opportunities to for fishing; the famous snow and rainbow fish found in abundance in this region. Another attraction is the Sella Pass (14000 feet high), which runs across a beautiful blue lake containing exquisite species of rhodendrons. The other places of interest include War Memorial, Mayadia, Bhismaknagar, Mehao Lake, Namdapha National Park, Parasuramkund, Miao Mini Zoo, etc.


Bhomoraguri is a bridge connecting Nagaon district with Tezpur. A massive stone inscription made by the Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Phukan, who had initially planned to construct this bridge, stands here. Almost about two centuries later, the bridge was constructed, 3.05 km long and dedicated to this great Ahom general. The bridge was opened for vehicular traffic on 3rd April 1987.

Orang Wildlife Sanctuary

Orang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 31 km from the city of Tezpur and is popularly known as mini-Kaziranga. The entire sanctuary occupies a total area of 72 sq km and is the home to a large number of wild animals, like the one-horned rhino, elephant, leopard, barking deer, tiger and a variety of water birds, green pigeon, florican, teal, and geese.

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the northern part of the Barpeta district of Assam is the famous Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site (by UNESCO) and also a national park. This 500 sq km high park, with its rich alluvial soil and dense forests, is regarded as a paradise for tourists and nature lovers. Among the fauna found here, the ones worth mentioning are the golden langur, hispid hare, pigmy hog, Bengal florican and tiger. One of the best ways to enjoy the scenes and sights of this region is by taking a safari (elephant or a boat safari)............

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