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Bongaigaon , Assam

A city in Assam, Bongaigaon is one of the developd parts of this state. Also it is quite distinctly divided into Old Bongaigaon and new Bongaigaon which make it quite and interesting city in itself. This is a place which has been quite recently carved out of two districts in Assam and thus the history can be slightly muddled. It originated in the British era and thus makes for quite a recent place. Thus you mostly see a wealth of modernisation free from the past. It also catapulted into rapid industrialisation with the establishment of the petrochemical insustry here. Thus one ofthe developing cities of the country, Bongaigaon is looking towards a progressice and productive future indeed. With a chequered past filled with some harsh rules of kings, zamindars of the Indo Mongoloid origin, this is a place which offers you quite a mix of ethnicity indeed. Though records hold existence here from the ancient times their greatest legacy is probably the Hilly Caves (Gumphas) and stone carvings of Jogighopa hill-rocks demonstrating the existence of Buddhist culture. These caves are very old and they hold a wealth of history showing a life here that no one would believe to be possible. It is also one of the lush green parts of the contry and the green covers the terrain, the valleys, the hills punctuated with numerous ponds and lakes. One of the rainyland s of India, Bongaigaon offers a very scenic place of retreat . The scenic beauty of Bongaigaon is well preserved. Although, the city is being developed, the natural habitat remains largely untouched. The town park is open for residents as well as tourists and is well located in the heart of the city. Bagheswari Temple and Bageswari Hill are also two attractions for the visitors. Thus you will not face any problems while here and there are plenty of reasons why you should be here.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 144 mm 201feet 60550.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Cave Temple

    "The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples located at Badami, a town in the Bagalkot District in the north part of Karnataka, India. They are considered an example of Indian rock-cut architecture, especially Badami Chalukya Architecture. Badami, the capital of the Early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka in the 6th to 8th centuries, lies at the mouth of a ravine with rocky hills on either side and a town tank in which water from the ravine flows. The town is known for its ancient cave temples carved out of the sandstone hills above.[1]"

    Cave Temple

  • Bagheswari Temple Hill

  • Herbal Garden cum Orchidorioum and Butterfly rearing House

  • Tamranga Lake

  • Bongaigaon Eco-development Park

    "Bongaigaon Listeni/b???????????/; (Assamese: ????????) is the 5th largest city of Assam and also 2nd major industrial city of the Indian state Assam. The City is the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Bongaigaon District. It was the last capital of the Kamatapur Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. The town, divided into two parts - Old Bongaigaon and New Bongaigaon, is situated 180 kilometres (112 mi) north west of Guwahati. To meet the demands of Bodos of Assam, Bongaigaon was divided up to give way for Chirang district. Bongaigaon has a major petrochemical industry, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL BGR).\nThe town occupied a place in the map of Indian Railway with the establishment of the railway station in the year 1908. Most of the institutions like ITI, Bongaigaon College, Office of the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 60's and infact the very base of the development of the town was laid in this decade only. The development further gained momentum with the establishment of the Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) Complex in the year 1972 at Dhaligaon and also Thermal Power Plant at Salakati. Though these area are not within the limit of Bongaigaon Municipality the town also caters to the demand of this population. The Bongaigaon Town Committee was first constituted in the year 1961 and was upgraded to a Municipal Board in the year 1977. Presently the Municipal Area consists of 25 nos. of wards covering an area of 14.31 sq m.\nThe city today has evolved to be one of the major commercial and business hubs of the state with growing numbers of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, residential apartments and educational institutions. The city also serves as the base for tourism to famous place such as the Manas National Park. Centrally located within the state, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture, making it one of the most preferred places for local people to conglomerate."

    Bongaigaon Eco-development Park


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