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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