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Diphu

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"Beautiful and Laid Back"

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.

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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.

Restaurants and 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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Suggested Itinerary

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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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

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 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 is not so good about Diphu?

The accommodation facilities are very basic.

What is famous about Diphu?

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

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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