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Diphu Tourism

Diphu, the headquarters for the district of Karbi-Anglong in southern Assam, is located at a distance of about 250 Km from Guwahati. It is a small picturesque town which is a weekend popular picnic spot for people from nearby regions. Other than being a pleasant and quiet getaway, Diphu has a lot of popular regions in and around attracting tourists. One can take trips to Singhason, Kohora, Khanduli and a number of such places. These areas will let you enjoy trekking, horse riding, bird watching etc. While in Diphu one can visit religious sites such as the Iskon temple, Shiva Mandir and Deopani Durga mandir.

The name 'Diphu' has been derived from the two words of 'Di' and 'Guphu' from the Dimasa language. 'Di' translates to water and 'Guphu' translates to white. The name was so given, as it was said in olden days that the stream passing through Diphu, became white as it carried a large amount of sediment during the rainy season.

Diphu is somewhat considered a mini hill station as the town is situated on a hill at an elevation of about 186 m above sea level. This makes the weather here comparatively more pleasant than the surrounding lower-lying regions.

Things to do in Diphu

1. Arboretum Cum Craft Centre

Arboretum Cum Craft Centre
Located around 8 Km from central Diphu in the locality of Matipung, Arboretum Cum Craft Centre is a planned complex consisting of a park, garden and a craft and exhibition centre. The garden is well m (Read More)aintained throughout the year and has a variety of annual and seasonal flowers on display throughout the year. There is also a small park area for children to play in.

2. Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
5 km from Diphu town towards Marat Longri Sanctuary on the road to Lumding, the Botanical Gardens are one of the very few typically tourists' spots. It is a well-maintained garden where flower, trees (Read More)and plants native to the district and Assam are grown here. Many medicinal herbs and plants are meticulously grown here by the Forest Division of the government of Assam who are responsible for maintaining the entire complex. A semi-natural water body is also part of the complex which is suitable for boating.

3. Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary

Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary
The Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary, located around 10 Kms from Diphu, is a protected reserve which is a part of the greater Dhansiri-Lunging Elephant Reserve. Spread over an area of approximately 451 (Read More) sq.kms, this reserve was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 2003. Although it is relatively underdeveloped, it is home to much important fauna of the region, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Himalayan Black Bear and the Hoolock Gibbon.

4. District Museum

District Museum
Established in 1886, the District Museum located at a distance of 2 Kms from central Diphu, houses many regional archaeological artefacts. The collection of exhibits including those of handicrafts, hu (Read More)nting and house tools, ornaments, textiles, and traditional instruments reflect the culture and lifestyle of the various indigenous communities of the region. A brilliant image of Lord Narasimha is also on permanent display within the museum.

5. Trek to Singhason Peak

Trek to Singhason Peak
Located at a distance of around 4 Kms from Diphu, Singhason is the highest peak in the district of Karbi Anglong. It is an excellent spot for those who love hikes and treks and even for picnics of sma (Read More)ll groups. From the top, beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding Brahmaputra valley and the distant white peaks of the Himalayas can be seen. The sunrise and sunsets, which can be seen from the top, are highly recommended when the weather is suitable.

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A Potpourri of Cultures

Diphu is home to many indigenous communities of Assam. The Karbis, Dimasa Kachari, Boro Kachari, Garo Kachari, Rengma and Tiwa Kacharis are the major tribes of the district. It is an abode of many temples, churches, gurudwaras and mosques. The place witnesses all the festivals being celebrated with much pomp and show.

Suggested Itinerary for Diphu

Reach Diphu in the morning. Start your day with a visit to the famous Botanical gardens. Next, visit the Arboretum, a planned landscape of local vegetation. Visit the district museum post lunch. Head off to the next station.

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How to Reach Diphu

How to Reach Overview

Diphu is situated at around 270 km from Guwahati by road and around 213 Km by train. Dimapur Airport (54 km) is the nearest airport from Diphu. There is a local railway station in Diphu. Trains are available from this railroad station till the city of Guwahati. Direct trains are also available from Delhi, Amritsar, Dimapur, Chennai and other important destinations. Buses are operational from the cities of Dimapur, Guwahati, Tezpur and Hojai to visit this town of Diphu.

How to reach Diphu by flight

The nearest airport is the Dimapur airport, which is well connected to cities like Guwahati. From the airport, hire a taxi to reach Diphu. You can also take a bus to get to the place in almost 2 hours.

How to reach Diphu by road

Diphu is well connected to other towns and major cities across Assam via road. Government and private buses ply to and fro from Diphu on a daily basis to other destinations. One can hire private taxi services to Diphu from major cities like Guwahati.

How to reach Diphu by train

The place has a local railway station. So, travelling by train is the best option when one is not short on time and is looking for an affordable mode of transport. There are many trains operational from places like Delhi, Amritsar, Dimapur and Chennai.

Local transport in Diphu

Auto rickshaws are the main mode of transport if one is looking to get around Diphu.

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FAQs on Diphu

What is famous about Diphu?

Diphu is an ideal picnic spot, offering many activities like horse riding, trekking, bird watching, etc.

What is not so good about Diphu?

The accommodation facilities are very basic.

Who should visit Diphu?

An ideal destination for people looking to relax their nerves. A must visit for those travelling to Assam.

What is the best time to visit Diphu?

The best time to visit Diphu is from late October to February. This period marks the winter season across the state of Assam where the temperatures generally range from around 10°C to 24°C. The days are sunny but cool and nights can get chilly. Diphu being situated at an elevation of about 186 m generally experiences lower temperatures than the surrounding regions. Nights and even days can get extremely cold from late December to mid-January. Hence, it is advisable to carry warm clothes if visiting during this period.
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What is the local food in Diphu?

Eating at the hotel where you are staying will be the most comfortable choice. Other than that there are just a few local food joints which can offer decent food. The popular items of the state cuisine that you might find here include varieties of rice dishes Laksa, Tenga , a few fish delicacies and a handful more preparations.
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What is the best way to reach Diphu?

Diphu is situated at around 270 km from Guwahati by road and around 213 Km by train. Dimapur Airport (54 km) is the nearest airport from Diphu. There is a local railway station in Diphu. Trains are available from this railroad station till the city of Guwahati. Direct trains are also available from Delhi, Amritsar, Dimapur, Chennai and other important destinations. Buses are operational from the cities of Dimapur, Guwahati, Tezpur and Hojai to visit this town of Diphu.
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What are the places near Diphu?

The top places near to Diphu are Dimapur which is 36 km from Diphu, Kohima which is located 71 km from Diphu, Kaziranga national park which is located 84 km from Diphu, Majuli which is located 143 km from Diphu, Shillong which is located 156 km from Diphu

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