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Tezpur Travel Guide

The cultural capital of Assam, Tezpur, is located on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Tezpur is often recognized as the cleanest city of Assam. With picturesque landscape and expansive tea gardens, Tezpur is counted amongst the most beautiful places to visit in Assam. The cleanliness and the greenery of this place is worth mentioning. This travel destination in Assam is also famous for its rich cultural heritage and is reckoned to be the core of culture in Assam. 

Being one of the oldest inhabited cities in Assam, Tezpur is a delight for all the history buffs. Not just this, history enthusiasts also find this place as their dream destination because of the ancient ruins that trace their history from the 4th century. Bamuni Hills, Agnigarh and Da Parbatia are some famous historical places to visit in Tezpur. Besides, District Museum, Mahabhairab Temple and Chitralekha Udyan are some other must-visit places in Tezpur. Not limited to this, the city is also known to proffer an ultimate wildlife experience to tourists at Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary. Such is the charm of Tezpur that a visit to this city is sure to leave tourists with pleasant memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

Top Tourist Attractions to Visit in Tezpur 

The northeastern destination of Tezpur is every traveller’s delight. One can spend peaceful time in the city’s bewitching attractions.

Bamuni Hills

Bamuni is a beautiful hill adorned with abundant greenery, ancient rock carvings and stone figurines. The place is also known for its ancient ruins.  There is a Bhairavi Temple which is believed to be the ruins of an ancient shrine that dates back to the 9th – 10th century. At present, the historical site in Tezpur is under the administration of the Archaeological Survey of India. Along with that, Bamuni also includes the inspiring stone statues and carvings of the bygone era. 

Agnigarh

A beautiful mountain with historical significance, Agnigarh is located on the northern bank of Brahmaputra River. This hillock was once the fortress and presently, it serves as a gorgeous hill-garden adorned with the exquisite landscape and statues. The legend has it; this place was once surrounded by fire so that no one could go in or out of the fortress. 

District Museum

Situated in the downtown of the city, District Museum was established in the year 1986. It’s the Dak Bungalow (a historical building from the British era) that houses the rich collection of this museum in Tezpur. The museum holds a collection of more than 600 objects which include wooden artefacts, sculpture, textiles, paintings, copper plate, manuscripts, inscriptions, and more. Craftwork from the Satra institutions is also put up on a display that depicts the significance of neo-Vaishnavism. 

Mahabhairab Temple

An ancient shrine in Tezpur, Mahabhairab Temple is said to be built by King Bana. The temple is believed to be constructed between the 8th and 10th century, although many modifications have been done over the ages. For the fact, the Shivalinga inside the temple is said to be the largest of its kind in the world. On the pious occasion of Shivaratri, the temple witnesses a large gathering of devotees from every nook and corner of the country.  

Chitralekha Udyan

Established in the year 1904, Chitralekha Udyan, also known as Cole Park, is one of the most peaceful attractions in Tezpur. The park is named after Chitralekha – a famous person in Aniruddha Usha mythological love story. It is known for its scenic beauty and a beautiful lake where one can indulge in a boating experience. The park also has restaurants for the tourists.

Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Some 41 km south of Tezpur city, Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is a renowned wildlife attraction. Founded in the year 1995, Bura-Chapori is a paradise for bird watchers. The sanctuary is home to various bird species, reptiles and other wild animals. Bengal florican, mallard, whistling duck, openbill stork, black-neck stork and teal are some common feathered creatures that can be seen here. Besides, Indian one-horned rhino, wild buffalo, leopard, hog deer, tiger, and wild pigs are mammals that reside in the sanctuary.

Hazara Pukhuri

The third largest water tank in the region and a popular sightseeing spot in Tezpur is Hazara Pukhuri. Sprawling over an extensive area of 70 acres of land, this place is an ideal picnic spot, and hence, people often come here with family to spend quality time. This reservoir has got its name from a famous personality, Hazara Varman. Near this place, there is another tank, known as Padum Pukhuri, which is also visited by tourists. 

Top Things to do in Tezpur

Whether kids, adults or older people, the city Tezpur has something for everyone. 

Wildlife Tour

Wildlife is one of the major attractions of Tezpur tourism. With Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary in close proximity to the city, the tourists have a chance to indulge in an amazing wildlife expedition. If that’s not enough, Nameri National Park is also located close to the city of Tezpur. Nameri is one of the most renowned national parks in Tezpur. 

Nature Sightseeing

Like most of the cities of Assam, Tezpur is also blessed with the abundance of natural beauty. Adding a unique charm to the entire natural beauty of the city are the mighty Himalayas in the backdrop. There are several sightseeing spots in the city, including Hazara Pukhuri and Padam Pukhuri where one can go and savour the beauty of nature.  

Pilgrimage Tour

Apart from wildlife and nature, tourists often come for a pilgrimage tour in Tezpur. The city is home to many sacred sites, some of which are historical. Mahabhairab Temple, Ketakeshwar Dewale, Da Parbatia, Rudrapada Temple and Haleshwar Temple are some popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in the city that draw an influx of devotees. 

Accommodation Options 

Home to some amazing tourist sites, Tezpur attracts a huge number of travellers. For them, the city offers a good and comfortable staying options. There are few resorts, lodges and hotels in Tezpur that cater to the needs of the tourists. These hotels are efficient enough in proffering a comfortable stay and a memorable time in the Assam. From budget to deluxe to luxury, tourists can find a range of accommodation options in Tezpur. 

Best Time to Visit

Unlike most of the tourist destination in Assam, Tezpur witnesses a mild summer from March to June. During this time, the city receives a considerable footfall of tourist and make summer an ideal season to visit Tezpur.  Whereas in the monsoon, the entire city remains drenched because of the regular rain. Commencing in the month of November, winter season enjoys pleasant and dry weather, which makes it the best time to visit Tezpur. During this time, the temperature ranges from 12 degrees to 21 degrees Celsius. The winter season in Tezpur ends in the month of March.   

How to Reach?

The city of Tezpur has its own domestic airhead which is well connected with Kolkata and Silchar through Air India flights. It is the most ideal way to reach Tezpur for those coming from other states and foreign countries. The second best way to reach Tezpur is by railway. Tezpur Railway Station connects travellers to the city from several major destinations. Another way to enter this place is by road. Buses, both private and government, ply daily from neighbouring cities and towns like Nagaon, Udalguri, Behali, Guwahati, Gohpur, and Itanagar.   

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