State : Assam in India.
Significance : A Pilgrimage Centre
Location : Situated at adistance of few Km from the Tezpur town of Assam. Tezpur is 180 km from Guwahati.
Da-Parbatia in Tezpur Assam is the oldest and finest representation of sculptural or iconoclastic art in Assam in the form of the ruins of the door-frame of the Da-parbatia temple. The carvings of Da-Parbatia temple displays the characteristic style of the early Gupta School of sculpture. The two legs of the door-frame have the carvings of the two Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna. Both of them are standing at the bottom with garlands in their hands. The whole frame is elaborately decorated with beautiful ornamental foliage.
Sightseeing near Da-Parbatia
Agnigarh, a hillock facing the river Brahmaputra, is famous as the site of the romance of Usha and Anirudha. The Brahmaputra and a view of Tezpur can be seen from this hillock
An important tourist destination of Tezpur, the Cole Park has two massive stone pillars. Its beauty is enhanced by the sculptural remnants of the famous Bamuni Hills.
Now in ruins, the Bamuni Hills still retain their charm. The sculptural remains date back to the ninth and tenth century A.D.
Journey to Da-Parbatia
Airport : Tezpur is connected by air, rail and bus. Indian airlines NEPC airlines connect Tezpur with Calcutta & Guwahati. The nearest airport is Saloni (about 10 kms.)
Railhead : The nearest rail station is Rangapara. One can easily reach Da-Parbatia from here.
Road Transport : Tezpur is 180 kms. from Guwahati, 82 kms. from Kaziranga, 60 kms. from Bhalukpung and 65 kms. from Orang Wildlife Sanctuary. One can easily reach Da-Parbatia from these places. Both Government and private buses and taxis ply from Guwahati.
Staying near Da-Parbatia
Assam Tourism Department has a well furnished tourist lodge with modern amenities. Tezpur offers excellent accommodation facilities for its tourist from all over the world, with reasonable tariff, offering comfortable accommodation. Tourists can avail of the modern amenities of Dak Bungalows, the Tourist Lodge and the Circuit House at reasonable rates.
Some Important Destinations near Da-Parbatia (Tezpur)
Tezpur, situated on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra, is a city dipped in scenic beauty and archaeological ruins. The beauty of the city is replete with green valleys offering a view of the snow capped mountains. It was earlier known as Sonitpur. This town has numerous sights for its tourist to visit.
If you are interested in river adventure activities then Eco camp is the place for you. Located near the Jia Bhoroli river at a distance of 50 Km from Tezpur, the camp offers various adventure activities like river-rafting, fishing and angling. The camp shelters the endangered golden Mhaseer fish.
Also situated near the Jia Bhoroli river, the Nameri National Park spreads from Assam to Aruachal Pradesh. The best way to explore the Park is atop elephants. The Mithun or Indian Bison, the rare White Winged Wood Duck and other avian species can be found here.
Guwahati is just 180 km form here. You can give a visit to this commercial capital of Assam. Guwahati has numerous places of Interest for the visitors to Assam.