Places of Interest
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park, one of the prides of India, is located in the Nagaon and Golaghat districts of Assam. This park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros according to the latest census held in March 2018, the current rhino population being 2413, as published by the Forest Department under the Government of Assam. Kaziranga is also home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world. Kaziranga was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment in the year 1985.
The park lies between the latitudes of 26°30' N and 26°45' N, and longitudes 93°08' E to 93°36' E within two districts of Assam- Golaghat and Nagaon. The park covers a vast area of 430 sq. km.
Attractions of Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is one of the major wildlife tourist’s attractions in India. Thousands of travelers from different part of the country and world come here every year. The tourism of Kaziranga is not just about spotting one of the many one-horned rhinoceros or tigers but also to watch the three giant herbivores that reside in the park called – The Asiatic Elephant, The Swamp Deer and the Asiatic Water Buffaloes. The park has also been demarcated as an important bird area by the Birdlife International in order to promote the conservation of endangered species.
One of the many Attractions in the Kaziranga National Park is exploring the hidden mystery of the dense jungle on elephants that are steered by the professional Mahout. It is a special treat to the travelers to move in the open grounds on these majestic animals.
Best Season to Visit
The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between October to February. The winters at Kaziranga National Park is enchanting with the best views of the fauna and flora that the park houses. The park is completely closed during June to September.
Jeep Safari : Jeep Safari is available from 1st November to 30th April and could be possible subject to weather and road condition on the months of May & October. Morning Jeep Safari : 07:00 to 09:30 and Afternoon Jeep Safari : 13:30 to 15:30
Elephant Safari : Elephant rides are available from 1st November to 30th April that start in the early morning and continues for 1 to 1.5 hrs.
How to Reach
By Air : Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, Guwahati at 217 kms from the park serves as the nearest international airport to reach Kaziranga. The other airport is located at Jorhat (Rowriah), 97 kms from Kaziranga.
By Train : The nearest railhead is at the distance of 75 kms from the Kaziranga National Park in Furkating.
By Road : Kohora, located on NH-37 is the main gate to reach the Kaziranga Sanctuary which is facilitated with handful of cafes and local markets ad this is the area that serves best for commuting by road. ASTC and private buses are easily available from Kohora to Guwahati, Tezpur and upper regions of Assam.
Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary
Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary is located in the Nagaon district of Assam. The distance of this sanctuary from the Nagaon town is just about 25 kms. The total area covered by this sanctuary is around 70.13 sq kms and lies on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River. It is situated 40 kms downstream of the Kaziranga National Park and 30 kms north-west of the Orang National Park on the other side of the river Brahmaputra.
Attractions of Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary
The sanctuary is an ideal habitat for Indian rhinoceros and Asiatic water buffaloes. Other animals found here are Indian royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian boar, civet, leopard cat, hog deer, about 200 species of birds, 14 species of reptiles, 39 species of fish & 9 species of amphibians.
Best Season to Visit
The best time to visit Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary is between 1st November to 30th April .
How to Reach
By Air : 120 kms from Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, Guwahati, 68 kms from Tezpur (Salonibari), 186 kms from Jorhat (Rowriah).
By Train : 1 km from Haiborgaon, 30 kms from Chaparmukh, 120 kms from Guwahati.
By Road : The distance by road from Nagaon is 25 kms. Regular bus services are available from all cities to Nagaon. The NH-36 & NH-37 passes right through the heart of Nagaon town.
Champawati Waterfall is located at Chapanalla in the Nagaon District of Assam. Champawati waterfall is also known as Chapanalla waterfall. The distance of this place from Nagaon Town is 25 kms (approx).
Attractions of Champawati Waterfall
Chapanala waterfall is a lovely place to visit. The waterfall and Tea Gardens around and birds and different species of breeds are lovely to watch. Weekly marketing (Bazaar) on Sunday is a tradition market with local products are point of attraction. The inhabitants are mostly Assamese and Bengali peoples with some percentage of Christians and Adivasi villagers around the tea gardens.
Best Season to Visit Champawati waterfall
The best season to visit Champawati Waterfall is from October to February. This will be the season post monsoon and the rivers and its tributaries will be filled and the waterfall is best viewed at its best.
How to Reach
By Train : There is no railway station near to Chapanala in less than 10 kms. However Guwahati Railway Station is major railway station 129 kms near to Chapanala.
Bordowa Satra is a centre of art and culture, and the Birthplace of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, the great Artist, Author, founder of Vaishnavism Religion, Dramatist etc. of Assam. It is also referred to as Batadrava Satra. Bordowa Satra is located at 26° 24’51”N Latitude and 92° 32’22”E Longitude. It is located 18 km north-west from the district headquarters of Nagaon and a 30 minutes drive from the heart of the town.
Bordowa Satra is one of the best known Satras founded by Srimanta Sankardeva. After returning from his first pilgrimage in about 1494 A.D., Sankardeva founded the first ‘Namghar’ and ‘Kirtanghar’ at Bordowa to practice and preach his newly founded faith in Bhagawata and Puran Sastras. At the time of Sankardeva the word ‘Satra’ was not used. Sankardeva also used the word ‘Dham’ and ‘Thaan’. So Bordowa is the first institution for propagation of ‘EK SARAN NAAM DHARMA’. Sankardeva also built the ‘Monikut’ together with Namghar and the ‘Cari-Hati’ for accommodation of his disciples at the Thaan. Simhasana or Thapana (alter of god) was placed in the Monikut with Bhagawata Sastra on it without any idol.
Best Time to Visit
To visit the place you can choose any season of the year as the weather here remains suitable.
How to Reach
By Air : Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, Guwahati is the nearest Airport.
By Train : Haiborgaon is the nearest Railway station while the nearest major Railway Junction is at Chaparmukh which is around 28 kms from Nagaon Town.
By Road : Nagaon is well connected by road links. The NH-36 and NH-37 provide easy access to the important places of Nagaon.
Places of Spiritual Interest
There are many Satras, Thans and Temples scattered throughout the Nagaon District. Some of them are –
Bharali Naamghar is situated at Bharali village, which is about 2 kms away from Hatbor, another place of historical importance under Kaliabor sub-division in Nagaon district. People of this place are mostly agriculture oriented and are guided by the rich Satriya (Eksarana religion) culture propagated by the renowned Vaishnavite saint Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev.
Trishuldhari Mandir is a Hindu temple where the mighty Brahmaputra and Silghat hills are enough to make you refreshed. It is located at Silghat at a road distance of almost 50 kms from Nagaon. It is also famous as a picnic place.
The Kamakhya Temple situated in Silghat (on the banks of the river Brahmaputra) is another place famous for worship. It was established in 1745. The Ashok Astami Melas held near the Kamakhya Temple every year.
The Maha Mrityunjoy Mandir is located at Barhampur is an important centre of Shaivisim.
Mataji Gurudwara, the second oldest Guruduwa in north-east India, is located at Chaparmukh. It was established in 1820 A.D.. This Guruduwara consists of 300 members.
The Bor Masjid at Jayantipur, Kaliabar is one among the oldest existent mosques of Assam.
The Baptist Church of Nagaon, established by Miles Bronson is the oldest church in the state.
Akashiganga is an enormous fountain near Dabaka City, located at the Dabaka-Dimapur road and at a distance of 50 miles on the south-east of Nagaon.