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The town of Morigaon, located 80 Kms east of Guwahati, is the administrative headquarters of the Morigaon district. Enriched with a strong regional history, fascinating legends and unique traditions and culture, the town and the surrounding regions are home to many religious and cultural sites. The River Brahmaputra marks the northern limits of the district and the west offers the sight of snow-capped Himalayas. The district of Morigaon is also an agricultural land where vegetables, jute, mustard, wheat and paddy are mainly grown and provide a steady source of income for the locals. Dotted with many attractions and enriched with flora and fauna, Morigaon is also known as Marigaon.

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1. Sitajakhala

Sitajakhala
Sitajakhala is a famous ancient temple discovered during the last year of the fourth decade of last century. Nestled on the banks of River Killing, the temple is adorned with many idols of Goddess Sit (Read More)a and Lord Hanuman.

2. Sivakunda

Sivakunda
Sivakund is a spellbinding waterfall serving as a popular picnic spot of Marigaon attracting many tourists. Located in Amsoi Hills in the proximity of National highway 37, the place is best explored b (Read More)etween the months of October and March.

3. Kachasila Hill

Kachasila Hill
Another ancient and popular temple of the town at the top of Kachsila Hill is located a few kilometers from Pobitora. Dating back to 9th century, the temple houses many idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess (Read More) Parvati.

4. Mayong Assam

Mayong Assam
Mayong, also known as 'the land of black magic', is a cluster of villages situated at a distance of 40 km from Guwahati. The village lies on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in the district of Morig (Read More)aon in Assam. Mayong is a famous tourist spot and the famous stories of black magic and the magicians of the land make the place all the more enticing to the tourists. The ones who have been to the place say that there is an eerie silence surrounding the place which is completely opposite to the chaotic history associated with it.

5. Deosal Siva Temple

Deosal Siva Temple
Located at Deosal Village near Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, this temple as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Shiva. If you are visiting the place during the festival of Shivratri, you can take pa (Read More)rt in the festival that takes place at the site during the occasion.

6. Asia's largest Dry Fish Market

Asia's largest Dry Fish Market
The largest dry fish market of Asia is situated at Jagiroad in Marigaon District. One can find there the variety of freshwater and sea fish that were mainly brought to the place from states like Uttar (Read More) Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar.

7. Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary
A place enriched with various species of wildlife, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a paradise for the nature lovers. Spread across the area of 38.8 sq km, this sanctuary is most renowned for its (Read More) endangered Indian one horned Rhinoceros.

8. Joon Beel Mela

Joon Beel Mela
Joon Beel Mela is a traditional fair where the people of hills go to the plains and exchange the goods made by them with the goods made by the people of plains.

9. Shopping in Marigaon

Shopping in Marigaon
Marigaon do not offer many shopping options but if you are visiting the place then do buy dry fish. The place also houses Asia's largest dry fish market and exports it to many southeast countries.

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Jonbeel Mela

Every year on the weekend on Magh Bihu, a three-day festival is organised by the Tiwa community in Jonbeel in the Marigaon district. Jonbeel in Assamese refers to a crescent moon shaped water body. This festival is one of a kind and has been celebrated since the 15th century in the region. For the occasion, a huge bazaar is set up, and people from far and wide come to participate in the mela. The Tiwa, Karbi, Khasi, Jayantia tribes of the north east come down to the hills to barter what they want with what they own with the locals. This is perhaps the only form of festival dependent on the barter system in the country today.

The larger theme of the festival has always been peace and harmony and true to its theme, it always begins with an Agni Puja to seek blessings from the almighty for the prosperity of mankind and good for brotherhood. During ancient times, the Gobha kings would visit the fair with their courtiers to be a part of the celebrations with their public and collect taxes. Even today, the 19 customary successors of the kings from the Gobha kingdom run this tradition very proudly. Since a couple of years, these kings have been provided with the royal allowance by the government to maintain and survive the royal heritage. Over the years, this festival has become a huge attraction for tourists as it serves as a chance of meeting with a world completely different than theirs, knowing what it was like in the ancient times, experience the rich heritage of Assam and be a part of the joyous occasion which the locals celebrate by singing and dancing on their folk songs.

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If you are visiting Marigaon and are a wildlife enthusiast, make sure you visit Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary and visit as early as possible as being lying in the east it tends to get dark early. Make sure you carry your food along as there may not be proper eating outlets there. Have breakfast and move on to Kachasila Hill, a ancient temple of 9th century. From there on you can move to Deosal Siva Temple where once there was the ashram of Maharishi Valmiki. Make sure you break for delicious Assamese lunch. Now itâ??s time to visit the Asia's largest dry fish market and do some shopping there. Finally, end your day with a hearty dinner at hotel.

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How to Reach Morigaon

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Morigaon is only about 80 km away from the main town Guwahati in Assam. This physical proximity makes it accessible to visitors from various parts of India through Guwahati.

How to reach Morigaon by flight

Guwahati airport is around 94 km away from Marigaon. It is widely connected with all major airports in the country and you can either book a taxi or board the local state bus for travelling ahead to the destination from there.

How to reach Morigaon by road

Marigaon is a connected to its neighbouring cities and other cities of state via a well-maintained network of roads. State owned as well as private buses run regularly within the city. It is located about 70 km from Guwahati and 40 km from Nagaon.

How to reach Morigaon by train

The nearest railway station to Marigaon is Jagi Road Railway Station. It serves as the main railhead for the whole district and is located on the Guwahati-Lumding Railway Line. Take taxi or bus from outside the station till the town.

Local transport in Morigaon

Marigaon, in form of public transport offers bus service but it you are travelling the town for sightseeing and adventure better opt for the taxi for commuting from one spot to another. However, try and visit the place during winters and avoid especially the monsoon season. Other than that, the place is full of natural wonders and makes a perfect vacation destination.

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What is famous about Marigaon?

Unparalleled natural beauty with very less pollution. An offbeat destination offering peace and tranquillity.

What is not so good about Marigaon?

Vulnerable to floods, been a constant victim of heavy rains and haywire commutation and hygiene routine as the town immerses in water.

Who should visit Marigaon?

Couples, families and individuals looking for a breath of fresh air, experience beauty and tranquillity, escape from the fast-paced life of the metros, this is the place to be. 

What is the best time to visit Marigaon?

Marigaon experiences almost similar weather conditions as rest of the Assam. The summers are quite hot with mum temperature going up to 39 degrees Celcius while monsoon season brings with heavy rainfalls and strong storm. The winter season is cold with December and January being the coldest when the temperature drops to the minimum of 6 degrees Celcius. Winters, overall are recommended to be the best season to travel to the town.
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What is the local food in Marigaon?

Marigaon as any other city or town of Assam is known for its authentic Assamese Cuisine. If you are visiting Marigaon, do try out the different fish dishes. Dhaniar Maachor Jhol, Adar Torkari Tiyahor Khar, Masur Dailor Bor and Manxor Jhol are among the specialties of the town.
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What is the best way to reach Marigaon?

Morigaon is only about 80 km away from the main town Guwahati in Assam. This physical proximity makes it accessible to visitors from various parts of India through Guwahati.

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What are the things to do in Marigaon?

The top things to do in Marigaon are Sitajakhala, Sivakunda, Kachasila Hill, Mayong Assam, Deosal Siva Temple, Asia's largest Dry Fish Market. You can see all the places to visit in Marigaon here

What are the places near Marigaon?

The top places near to Marigaon are Guwahati which is 61 km from Marigaon, Darang which is located 38 km from Marigaon, Shillong which is located 87 km from Marigaon, Orang national park which is located 39 km from Marigaon, Nongpoh which is located 60 km from Marigaon

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Kovid Kapoor

4 years ago
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season owing to heavy rainfall and strong winds.
- Winters are cold, so carry extra woollens.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever yo (Read More)u go sightseeing or have a guide with you.

on Deosal Siva Temple 4 years ago
Deosal Siva Mandir is located at Jagiroad just near the boundary of Jagiroad Paper Mill. it is not located near Pabitora Wild Life Sanctuary, which is far away from this place. it takes more than 1 h (Read More)our to reach from Jagiroad to Mayong Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary. Deosal is the village mostly populated by Tiwa, Bordo people. This temple is considered one of the most famous temple among the Tiwa people.
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