TezpurÂ is a city and the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Sonitpur district in the state of Assam in northeastern India. Tezpur is an ancient city on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest of the north bank towns with a population exceeding 100,000. It is situated 175 kilometres (109 mi) north east of Guwahati, the fifth largest city of Assam, considered to be the “Cultural Capital of Assam”.
HOW TO REACH
Tezpur has its own Domestic Airport named as Salonibari Airport, Tezpur. It is well connected to flights from Kolkata and Silchar via Air India. The nearest International Airport from Tezpur is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, roughly 165 Kms from Tezpur. It is well connected to the major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Imphal, Lilabari and Jaipur etc. via Air India, Indigo, Kingfisher Airlines, Pawan Hans, Jet Airways and Druk Air.
Tezpur is 63 Kms from Nagaon, 75 Kms from Udalguri, 92 Kms from Paneri, 102 Kms from Behali, 132 Kms from Gohpur, 162 Kms from Guwahati, 163 Kms from Itanagar, 206 Kms from East Kameng and 263 Kms from Sagali via Assam State Road Transport Corporation (ASRTC) and some private travel service.
It has its own Railway Station named as Tezpur Railway Station which is connected to all the major cities of Assam.
WHAT TO SEE
India. In Hindu mythology, it is the site of the fortress which was built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The name itself is derived from the words ‘Agni’ (meaning fire) and ‘garh’ (meaning fortress or wall) in Sanskrit.
The Bhairabi Temple is located on the outskirts Tezpur in Assam, India.The Goddess Bhairavi is worshipped here as She is one of the Mahavidyas of Ma Durga Devi.Its a very Important Shakti Peeth Of Assam.
Cole Park/Chitralekha Udyan:-
Cole Park, Tezpur is a very picturesque park near the centre of Tezpur. It has recently been renamed as Chitralekha Udyan although both names are synonymous. The name is after a famous character in Agnigarh Aniruddha-Usha love story.
Kolia Bhomora Setu:-
The 3.015 km long road bridge across the Brahmaputra.
Da Parbatia is a 6th-century architectural site of a stone-built Hindu temple. On the ruins of this structure, a brick Siva temple had been built during the Ahom period,
The door frame stands in front of a large block of stone with a square cavity that held the original lingam. The two jambs have Ganga and Yamuna, two female deities, holding garlands in their hands.
The Orang National Park:-
The Orang National Park located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam, India, covers an area of 78.81 square kilometres (30.43 sq mi). It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999. It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park.
Nameri National Park:-
Nameri National Park is a national park located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 35 kilometres from Tezpur.
Tezpur does not have big shopping centres of shopping malls, but shopping in small markets of the town is altogether nice experience. Here you can buy traditional handicrafts and a variety of locally made items for your friends and loved ones.
Wide gamut of local Assamese popular food items are dished out to the tourists.