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Best Time: Nov-Feb Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Shillong Check Flights

Morigaon Tourism

Marigaon is a place packed with many surprise elements for tourists to explore. Enriched with strong history, fascinating legends and unique traditions and culture, the town is like a box of surprises, waiting to be opened.

The River Brahmaputra marks the northern limits of the district and west offers the sight of snow capped Himalayas with sun peaking from its behind. The place is also an agricultural land where vegetables, jute, mustard, wheat and paddy are mainly grown and provide steady source of income for the locals. Dotted with many attractions and enriched with flora and fauna, Marigaon is also known as Marigaon and is an enchanting land of beauty and glory.

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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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Morigaon

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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One Day Itinerary

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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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

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

What's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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. 

How To Reach Morigaon

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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Kovid Kapoor 1 year 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 you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
1 year 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 hour 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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