State : Assam in India.
Best time to Travel : October to May
Weather Conditions : Summer: 32.2 °C Winter: 10 °C; Average Rainfall: 160 cms.
Search Out : Tezpur is at a distance of 180 km from Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam.
Tezpur in Assam is situated on the banks of river Brahmaputra, in Sonitpur district. Tezpur Assam has a significant place in history. Situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, Tezpur in Assam is a town of magnificent scenic beauty and outstanding archaeological ruins. Flourishing green valleys surrounded by hills of Arunachal Pradesh, with snow covered peaks of Himalaya as the northern backdrop, lavish tea gardens and magnificent archeological ruins have all contributed to make Tezpur Assam a tourist's delight. It is the headquarters of Sonitpur district and is considered as one of the most beautiful towns of Assam.
Airport : Tezpur is connected by air, rail and bus. Indian airlines NEPC airlines connect Tezpur with Calcutta & Guwahati.
Road Transport : Deluxe bus services (both day & night) are available from Guwahati and other important towns. Govt. & Private Bus Services are plying between the city and Kaziranga (1:30hr), Jorhat (4hr), Sibsagar (5:5hr), Guwahati (4:30hr), Itanagar (5hr), Bamdila (6hr), Tawang (14 hr), Siliguri.
Staying in Tezpur
Tezpur offers excellent accommodation facilities for its tourist from all over the world. You may not find a luxury category accommodation near Tezpur in Assam.
Sightseeing in Tezpur
Agnigarh preserves the sweet memory of young lovers. Agnigarh or the rampart surrounded by fire, is perhaps the most beautiful tourist location of Tezpur. It is believed that, princess Usha the only daughter of King Bana was kept inside the palace which was surrounded by a rampart of fire.
The ruins of the Bamuni Hill is famous for its aesthetic beauty. The sculptural ruins, dating back to the 9th and 10th century A.D. now lie in the Cole Park and Missionary compound.
This is one of the most interesting places in the Tezpur. The park is the perfect place for the peace lovers. This is the place, where the two impressively ornamented stone pillars and the sculptural remains of the famous Bamuni hill can be seen.
An ancient temple where king Bana worshipped Mahabhairab, another incarnation of Lord Shiva. A holy place for the religious-minded.
The Hazara Pukhuri
The large tank preserves the name of Hazara Varman in Tezpur. It was excavated in the early part of the 19th century. This is the third largest tank covering an area of 70 acres.
A mammoth stone inscription made by the Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Phukan, who planned to construct a bridge over Brahmaputra could be seen here. About two centuries later, a bridge over Brahmaputra at the same place has now been constructed. The 3.05 km. Bridge named after the great Ahom general, connecting Nagaon district with Tezpur was opened for vehicular Traffic on 3rd April 1987.
Some Important Destinations Near Tezpur
Tezpur is just 180 km from Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam. As Guwahati is well connected to all of India, Tezpur can be reached very easily from any part of India. There are numerous interesting destinations in & around Tezpur, which fascinates every traveler to Assam in North East India.
Tezpur leads to Bhalukpung 60 km ahead on the border of Arunachal Pradesh. A few kilometers further into Arunachal Pradesh from here, brings one to Tipi, where Asia's third largest orchidarium has been set up. You can also find some old fortifications at this place. Bhalukpung is a beautiful picnic and angling spot near Tezpur.
Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, a miniature Kaziranga covering an area of 72 sq. kms. is only 65 kms. to the west of Tezpur town. One can find one homed rhinoceros, buffalo, leopard, samber, barking deer, tiger, varieties of water birds, green pigeon, florican, teal, geese and wild elephant at this sanctuary.
One can also visit the nearby town and cities like - Barpeta Rd. 50 km, Itanagar 212 km, Bamdila 160 km, Tawang 300 km, which have many interesting things to see.