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Darang Tourism

One can experience the best of everything in Darang from spellbinding nature to a rich past and unique culture and heritage. Tthe place finds its roots dating back to 16th century with a mention in the Mahabharata. One can witness relics of the past displayed all over the place.

Apart from that, Darang is also known for its spiritual aspect being home to several popular religious centers including Bar Masjid, Satras and Thaans. With pleasant weather throughout the year, this beautiful district of Assam is also adorned with large variety of flora and fauna carefully preserved in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. The place with so much to offer is definitely worth a visit!

Things to do in Darang

1. Gandhi Smriti Park

Gandhi Smriti Park
Gandhi Smriti Park is a beautiful lush green park with whiff of freshness and tranquility. Located at the center of Mangaldai town, the park is quite well maintained and at a walking distance from DC' (Read More)s office.

2. Patharughat Swaheed Minar

Patharughat Swaheed Minar
Patharughat Swaheed Minar, located 16 km from Mangaldai was established to commemorate the victims of Jallianwala Bagh of Assamese origin.

3. Satras

Satras
If you are visiting Darang, do visit Satras to witness the unique and rich culture that solely belongs to Assam. Similar to monasteries in structure, Satras were established by Sankardeva and later by (Read More) his followers.

4. Kamakshya Devalaya

Kamakshya Devalaya
Located near the Lakhimpur Village, Kamakshya Devalaya temple is renowned for its stone fetish and 8 lotus petals placed inside the complex. Dating back to 12th century, this temple was preferred by b (Read More)oth Ahom and Koch kings.

5. Bar Masjid

Bar Masjid
Once again located in the heart of Mangaldai town, the Bar Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Darang.

6. Engil Baba?s Mazaar

Engil Baba?s Mazaar
An architectural grandeur, Engil Fakeer's Mazaar is located in Mangaldai. It is situated in graveyard where Hindus and Muslims come together every Thursday to offer their prayers.

7. Batha Beel

Batha Beel
Located near Hazarikapara, Batha Beel is a paradise for bird watchers. It inhabit plethora of migratory birds that come to this place every year.

8. Pukhuria Beel

Pukhuria Beel
Another place for bird lovers, Pukhuria Beel is also known to inhabit hundreds of migratory birds that visit this place every year.

9. Baladev Pukhuri

Baladev Pukhuri
Baladev Pukhuri, situated at Baldevpara is a place that serves as a Government Fishery. Created during the rule of King Dharma Narayana, today it covers an area of 48 Bighaas.

10. Jaypal Pukhuri

Jaypal Pukhuri
Jaypal Pukhuri, located at Batkaliyajhar Village is a huge pond spread across an area of 20 Bighaas. Known to be established under the rule of King Jaypal, this pond today offers an ideal spot for pic (Read More)nics and relaxing with its serene environs.

11. Orang National Park

Orang National Park
Orang National Park also known as mini Kaziranga owing to their similar landscape is a paradise for wildlife buffs. Spread across an area of 78 sq. km, the place other one horned Rhinoceros also inhab (Read More)its Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar and Hogdeer, barking Deer, Elephant and Civet Cat etc.

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How to Reach Darang

How to Reach Overview

The nearest airport and railway station, are both in Guwahati. Darang is well connected by bus services to many neighbouring cities.

How to reach Darang by flight

The nearest airport to Darang is Azara in Guwahati (77 km) with the airport at Saloni, Tezpur being the other option located at a distance of 110 km. You can easily hire cabs from outside the airport to the required destination.

How to reach Darang by road

With National Highway 52 passing through Darang District, it is connected to various neighbouring cities via regular bus services. However, if you are travelling from outside Assam, you have to reach Guwahati via air, rail or road from where further you can avail taxi or bus.

How to reach Darang by train

Darang is itself not connected via rail but can be reached from Guwahati which serves as the nearest railway head. Tangla is the nearest railway station. You can hire a taxi or bus from Guwahati till Darang.

Local transport in Darang

Getting around the district of Darang is quite easy. You have plenty of options when it comes to transportation in form of auto-rickshaws, taxis as well as the water transport system. Owing to the presence of Brahmaputra as the districts northern boundary, there is a steamer service available from Upper Kurua till Guwahati. There is also a passenger ferry service from Kadamtali. However, for a pleasant glitches free trip make sure you avoid travelling during monsoon season.

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FAQs on Darang

What is famous about Darang?

Darang is famous for its historical forests, natural beauty, temples and tea gardens.

What is not so good about Darang?

The place is prone to floods during monsoons.

Who should visit Darang?

It is an ideal place for animal lovers, as it houses many forests and National Parks. Can be visited by people interested in culture and heritage.

What is the best time to visit Darang?

Darang experiences hot and semi-dry summers with temperature going up to 36 degrees Celcius. The winter season is cold yet pleasant with December and January being the coldest months. The temperature often dips below 10 degrees Celcius during the time. However, travelling during the monsoon season in the place should be avoided due to heavy rainfall often leading to floods. The monsoon commences during May or June and extends up to four months. It is best to travel between the months of November and April.
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What is the local food in Darang?

Darang is a district which offers many eating outlets from small dhabas to street food vendors are multi cuisine restaurants. However, the most prevalent cuisine in the area is Assamese which is a confluence of strong flavors of spices, exotic herbs and local ingredients. Rice and fish are among the core components of the cuisine. Machor tenga or Fish curry is one of the many famous dishes.
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What is the best way to reach Darang?

The nearest airport and railway station, are both in Guwahati. Darang is well connected by bus services to many neighbouring cities.

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What are the things to do in Darang?

The top things to do in Darang are Gandhi Smriti Park, Patharughat Swaheed Minar, Satras, Kamakshya Devalaya, Bar Masjid, Engil Baba?s Mazaar. You can see all the places to visit in Darang here

What are the places near Darang?

The top places near to Darang are Orang national park which is 37 km from Darang, Guwahati which is located 44 km from Darang, Marigaon which is located 38 km from Darang, Shillong which is located 98 km from Darang, Hajo which is located 54 km from Darang

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Shreyas Kapoor

4 years ago
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season owing to heavy rainfall and excess chances of flood.
- Winters are quite cold, so carry extra woolens.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehan (Read More)d of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
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