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Dhemaji

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"The green valley in the laps of Brahmaputra"

Dhemaji Tourism

The serene location, paddy fields, the temples and the culture makes Dhemaji an experience in itself. The town's name Dhemaji' is believed to be derived from a combination two Assamese words ""dhal"" meaning flood and ""Dhemaji"" meaning ""play"".

Dhemaji is a small yet very important district of Assam and it is located in the north-east part of Assam. Dhemaji district borders with Arunachal Pradesh and is part of the Brahmputra plains. It is considered very important from point of view of archeology. Dhemaji is inhabited by many Assamese tribes including Chutia, Ahoms, Sonowal Kacharis, Koches, Kalitas, Kaibartas and other tribes like Mishings and Deoris, so you can experience their culture and way of living. Abundant with rich green beauty and wonderful water bodies punctuating every place, it is a place which is waiting to be explored.

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The Solitary Paradise

Being a small district located in the foothills of Arunachal Himalayas and the bank of River Brahmaputra, Dhemaji is a beautiful place not yet explored by many people. With the tourism slowly blooming in the area, the authorities have started coming up with ways for the advancement of the place. Established by the first king of Ahom reign, Chow Chukafa, Dhemaji has come a long way from that time to be the tourist attraction it is now.

Still inhabited by some Indigenous tribes, including Mising, Khamti, Konch, Deori and Laloong, the place is a beautiful depiction of the cultural heterogeneity of the country and the religious tolerance. Most of the places to visit in the town are associated with the rulers prevalent in the area along with the tribes, which came up ith numerous practices and places which later turned to be major tourist attractions in the town.

Suggested Itinerary for Dhemaji

Day 1: Start afresh on the first day of your trip and book up a taxi to travel down to Gerukamukh, which is located at a distance of 44 km from Dhemaji. If time permits, utilise the day to even pay a visit to Malini Than, known for the worship of the local goddess Malini.

Day 2: Explore the beautiful Ghughua Dol and Maa Manipuri than on the second day of your trip, which is at a convenient distance from each other, to bring a wonderful and memorable end to the trip.

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FAQs on Dhemaji

What is famous about Dhemaji?

With proximity to important cities like Guwahati and Dibrugarh, the place provides some comfortable and pocket-friendly travel option to the tourists. Also, with a lesser population, Dhemaji might be a nice pick away from the hustle-bustle of the regular tourist destinations.

What is not so good about Dhemaji?

The monsoon in the region is mostly erratic in nature and is thus not a preferred time to visit as it may trigger landslides and can cause severe accidents. Located at the base of Himalayas, the place can get cold during winter nights, thus rendering a bit of difficulty for the tourists.

Who should visit Dhemaji?

People looking forward to visiting the lesser discovered area of Northeastern India are the ones who will enjoy their visit down to Dhemaji. Couples, young people, and even families, everyone can look forward to visiting this beautiful place.

What is the best time to visit Dhemaji?

The best time to visit Dhemaji is from November to February. This period marks the winter season in the state of Assam, where the days are cool and nights can be chilly or cold. The humidity is also quite low, making it a great time for road trips and outdoor sightseeing. It is advisable to carry a good set of woollen clothes as temperatures can dip as low as 2°C or 3°C, during the last week of December upto the first two weeks of January.
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What is the local food in Dhemaji?

Being a part of Assam, the food of Dhemaji district 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 Dhemaji?

Dhemaji is well connected with other important hubs of Assam via road, rail and by air. Two domestic airports, Lilabari and Dibrugarh airports, lie near Dhemaji at distances of 68 Km and 75 Km respectively. The national highways are in great condition in this part of the state with the now functioning Bogibeel bridge connecting Dhemaji to Dibrugarh via a much faster route. Dhemaji railway station services the city and trains function regularly connecting it to other major towns and cities including Guwahati.
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What are the things to do in Dhemaji?

The top things to do in Dhemaji are Gerukamukh, Malinithan, Maa Manipuri Than, Ghuguha Dol, Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary, Angling and Fishing. You can see all the places to visit in Dhemaji here

What are the places near Dhemaji?

The top places near to Dhemaji are Majuli which is 70 km from Dhemaji, Ziro which is located 73 km from Dhemaji, Dibrugarh which is located 35 km from Dhemaji, Sibsagar which is located 55 km from Dhemaji, Lilabari which is located 50 km from Dhemaji

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