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Nearest Airport: Guwahati Check Flights

"Land of the Satras"

Barpeta Tourism

One of the major cities in Western Assam, located around 90 kilometres (56 mi) north west of Guwahati, Barpeta derives its names from 'Bar' meaning big and 'Peta' meaning pond. Hence, as the name suggests, Barpeta means land of big ponds and in old days Barpeta was full of such ponds.

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The Land of Satras

Barpeta is based in the district of Barpeta in the Indian state of Assam. It is the headquarter of its district. Barpeta is notable as a temple town or the Satra Nagari. It is also one of the many administrative districts of Assam. The Satras or the temples that can be seen here bear a witness to the reforms of an Assamese scholar, reformer, saint and exponent, Srimanta Sankardeva. The Satras have influenced the lifestyle and culture of the people living here.

The Satra have opened universities drama, ivory work, sculpture and music are taught. Barpeta Satra is among one of the must visit places in the town. This Satra is about 500 years old and still hold equal significance like the older days.

Restaurants and Local Food in Barpeta

Assamese cuisine is a blend of cooking habits from the hills, that is drying and fermenting and the use of fresh vegetables and lots of fishes from its ponds and rivers. The main ingredient here is the rice. This cuisine is known for its very little use of spices, little cooking and strong flavors, due to the use of fruits and vegetables that are either fresh, dried or fermented. They use a wide variety of fish, duck, squab etc.
They usually make use of the Bhuna cooking technique, that is gentle frying of spices before adding the main ingredients of the dish.
Here, the must tries are bhaat (rice) with dal (lentils), masor jool (fish curry), with mangso (meat curry). Fish curries made of rou, illish, or chitol are a favorite. If not a curry, simply fried fish. Birds like ducks and pigeon are also used in dishes. Pork and Mutton dishes are mainly popular among the younger generation
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One Day Itinerary

Reach Barpeta in the morning. Spend your day at the Manas National Park. Visit the Brahmaputra river in the evening to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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What's Great?

Rich in culture and history. Loads to sightsee.

What's Not So Great?

Not very conveniently linked. It is kind of isolated.

For Whom?

Barpeta is ideal for those who love travelling to destinations that are rich in culture, traditions and history. It can be visited on the way to Manas National Park. This historical place attracts tourists from all corners of the country. It has a beautiful landscape making it quite apt for nature lovers as well. 

How To Reach Barpeta

Barpeta is properly linked to other major towns and cities by railways. Guwahati is the nearest major town, housing the airport. Buses are regularly available to and from Guwahati to Barpeta.

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Surbhi Parashar 1 year ago
- The weather is slightly on the colder side, make sure you carry clothes accordingly.
- This place is extremely famous for it wildlife, make sure you capture the beauty to bring lots of memories back home, by this we mean, make sure you carry cameras and charging devices.
- Then again, usual travel tips to carry first aids, some extra clothing in case of an emergency, sunblocks, moisturizers etc.
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