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""Historical Monuments, Forests and a Vibrant Assamese Culture""

Bongaigaon Tourism

An important city of Assam, Bongaigaon was the last capital of the Kamatapur Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Centrally located within the state at around 180 Kms northwest of Guwahati, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture. The scenic beauty of Bongaigaon is well preserved.

The city of Bongaigaon is famous for the remnants of Buddhist culture, which can be seen in its hilly caves (also known as Gumphas) and the stone carvings of the Jogigopha hill rocks. Some famous places of attractions are Bagheswari temple, Rock Cut Cave and many other places. Although the city is being developed, the natural habitat remains largely untouched. Bongaigaon city is also an entry point for the Manas National Park which is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. Bongaigaon is also well known for its petrochemical industry, housing a major refinery township of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, IOCL.

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How to Reach Bongaigaon

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Bongaigaon city and its district are well linked to the rest of India by rail and road. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Bongaigaon, buses being operated both by private and government owners, especially the Assam State Road Transport Corporation. Trains also regularly ply to the city, as it serviced by two railway stations - New Bongaigaon Railway Junction and the Old Bongaigaon Station. Some of the major trains plying to the city include the Rajdhani Express, Saraighat Express and the Brahmaputra Mail. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, to Bongaigaon. Around 185 km away is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati which is the nearest major international airport. You can always take a taxi, bus or train from Guwahati, once you touch down at the airport.

How to reach Bongaigaon by flight

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati, is the nearest airport to Bongaigaon. This airport is located at a distance of around 185 kilometres from Bongaigaon. There are frequent flights from cities like Chennai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Dibrugarh, Tawang, etc. Taxis are easily available outside the airport to travel to Bongaigaon.

How to reach Bongaigaon by road

Bongaigaon via road is well connected to the entire state of Assam and other parts of India. National Highway 37, which runs across the state of Assam, connects the city to other major cities including Guwahati. The Assam State Transport Corporation operates government buses to Bongaigaon from various parts of the state each day of the week at affordable rates. Private operators like Network Travels and Green Valley also operate daytime and overnight buses to the city.

How to reach Bongaigaon by train

There are two stations in Bongaigaon - New Bongaigaon Railway Station (2nd largest railway junction of Assam state) and Bongaigaon (old) station. Major trains ply to the New Bongaigaon Railway Station every week from across the state and India.

Local transport in Bongaigaon

Auto-rickshaws and cycled-rickshaws are available for commute within the city of Bongaigaon. Buses too ply within the city following specific routes.

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FAQs on Bongaigaon

What is famous about Bongaigaon?

Comprises of many tourist options.The locals are very friendly and welcoming.

What is not so good about Bongaigaon?

The food available mainly consists of Assamese cuisine.

Who should visit Bongaigaon?

Bongaigaon is ideal for both cultural and wildlife based tourists. Suitable for backpackers from places like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, etc. It is a perfect eco-tourism place. It can be visited by family and couples.

What is the best time to visit Bongaigaon?

The best time to visit Bongaigaon is from late October to early March. This period is generally considered the winter period when the days are cool and nights are chilly with minimal to no rainfall. Humidity during this time is at a minimum. The winter period marks the migratory season when many birds land at the lush surroundings of the city.

From late March to June, the summer season can see temperatures rise high in the range of mid to upper 30s. The humidity also starts to increase, making the climate sultry. Heavy and erratic rainfall starts to occur from late April with the onset of Bordoisila (a wild and warm summer wind).

Monsoon season starts from July till September, marking long heavy rains during the daytime or at nights. While the rains reduce the temperatures down to the low 30s or high 20s, the humidity is generally very high. Travel is ill-advised as parts of the state become inundated during the monsoons in Assam.

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What is the local food in Bongaigaon?

Being a part of Assam, the food of Bongaigaon consists of traditional Assamese cuisine. Some of the local food of the area are Maasor tenga (sour fish curry), aloo pitika (potato mash), khar, murgir manxor jool (chicken curry), dal, xaak bhaji (green leaves fry), chutney, pickle and curd. After food, it is almost a habit of the people of Assam to have paan and betel nut ( tamul ) and offering it is a mark of respect.
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What is the best way to reach Bongaigaon?

Bongaigaon city and its district are well linked to the rest of India by rail and road. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Bongaigaon, buses being operated both by private and government owners, especially the Assam State Road Transport Corporation. Trains also regularly ply to the city, as it serviced by two railway stations - New Bongaigaon Railway Junction and the Old Bongaigaon Station. Some of the major trains plying to the city include the Rajdhani Express, Saraighat Express and the Brahmaputra Mail. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, to Bongaigaon. Around 185 km away is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati which is the nearest major international airport. You can always take a taxi, bus or train from Guwahati, once you touch down at the airport.
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What are the things to do in Bongaigaon?

The top things to do in Bongaigaon are Bagheswari Temple, Kakoijana Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachugaon Game Reserve, Manas National Park, Koya-Kujia Bill, Rock Cut Caves. You can see all the places to visit in Bongaigaon here

What are the places near Bongaigaon?

The top places near to Bongaigaon are Goalpara which is 35 km from Bongaigaon, Manas national park which is located 54 km from Bongaigaon, Gangtok which is located 216 km from Bongaigaon, Darjeeling which is located 236 km from Bongaigaon, Nameri national park which is located 54 km from Bongaigaon

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Simanta Kalita

4 years ago
Its the best place in assam, this town is declared as the pollution less and safe town in the state. This place has rich in it's culture and the natural scenario is very attractive.
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