The small town of Barpeta, is nearly a one hour drive from Goalpara and is a popular tourist destination. Various historical sites of religious significance can be found here.
The place also has a rich cultural heritage. The town show cases various forms of ethinic and traditional arts, a number of dance forms and traditional paintings. During the celebration of Doul festival, tourists can savour the Holi Geet, which is a popular form of chorus singing. The place is also famous for wood carvings.