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Located at the base of the eastern Himalayas in Assam, Nalbari is a perfect getaway to explore the wilderness of nature with its vast Paddy fields and dense forests. With Indo-Bhutan border marking the north boundary of the district while Brahmaputra River lying on its south, Nalbari is a place of experiencing culture and nature together. 

This place is also a land of worship, spirituality and many ancient temples attracting tourists not only from India but from across the globe to seek blessings. Also famous for its folk dances and music, Raas is a major festival in the area celebrated in the month of November in Hari Temple and is worth attending.

Things to do in Nalbari

1. Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple
Located at the base of the eastern Himalayas, Nalbari is a perfect getaway to explore the wilderness of nature. With Indo-Bhutan border marking the north boundary of the district and Brahmaputra River (Read More) lying on its south, Nalbari is a place offering and promoting the natural tourism.

2. Hari Mandir

Hari Mandir
One of the major attractions for tourists as well as the devotees of Lord Krishna, Hari Mandir is situated at the heart of Nalbari town. Established in the year 1965, this temple is built on the land (Read More)donated by Rambahadur Pratap Narayan Choudhury.

3. Billeshwar Temple

Billeshwar Temple
Billeshwar Temple is an ancient temple with an interesting past of 500 years. Located at Belsor Village near Nalbari, the temple is devoted to Lord Krishna, although it is believed that a Shiva Linga (Read More)was found on the same spot.

4. Shripur Dewalay Mandir

Shripur Dewalay Mandir
An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati is said to have been created by an Ahom king, Sib Singha. As per the legend, the part of the body of Goddess Parvati or Sati fell here.

5. Daulashal Temple

Daulashal Temple
Another popular temple of Nalbari situated in Daulashal in the extreme south of the district, Daulashal Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his brother Lord Balram.

6. Jaypal Than

Jaypal Than
Jaypal Than is temple with a certain myth attached to it. As per the legend, the temple was revealed by the Ahom king Sib Singh by a cow named Kapali.

7. Basudeb Devalay

Basudeb Devalay
Basudeb Devalay is temple with a very fascinating story attached to it. It was built during the years 1718-1744 AD under the rule of Ahom King Sib Singha.

8. Thetha Gohain

Thetha Gohain
The sacred shrine of Thetha Gohain is built in a place away from the human habitation in a peaceful environ. It was established by the end of 19th century on a piece of land donated by an inhabitant o (Read More)f Kamarkuchi, Janmi Majumdar.

9. Bagheshwari Dewbahar Guri Dewalay

Bagheshwari Dewbahar Guri Dewalay
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this ancient temple is situated near Nalbari in Adabari. The temple was patronized by Kamleswar Singha, the Ahom king.

10. Ganga Pukhari

Ganga Pukhari
Ganga Pukhari, situated nearly 7km south of Nalbari is a pond that was created by a Brahmin named Gangadhar. The place is mostly renowned for a fair that is organized annually on the occasion of Ashok (Read More) Ashtami.

11. Mahmara Pukhari

Mahmara Pukhari
A place of historic significance, Mahmara Pukhari was dug up under the rule of Ahom kingdom. In fact is believed that a buffalo was sacrificed during the excavation in order to get rid of water scarci (Read More)ty.

12. Angradhowa Pukhari

Angradhowa Pukhari
Created by King Fenguwa, this lake as per the legend goes was used to wash the queen's jewelry with charcoal. And thus the lake got its name as Angradhowa.

13. Fenguwa Rampart

Fenguwa Rampart
A place of great historic importance, Fenguwa Fort is named after its creator. This fort, built by King Fenguwa in 14th century was very massive with 3.2

14. Sonkuhira

Sonkuhira
A spot of natural beauty, Sonkuhira is a major attraction of the town and famous picnic spot. It is a home to plethora of migratory birds and thus serves as the paradise for bird watchers.

15. Shopping in Nalbari

Shopping in Nalbari
Nalbari is a town famous for its bamboo and cane handicrafts, medicinal herbs, rice and tea. You can shop all these items at the local market of the town as souvenir of this place.

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Etymology

The term Nalbari derives from the two words Nal and Bari. Nal refers to a particular variety of reed, while Bari is an enclosed ground within a plantation or garden.

Raas Music Festival

The annual Raas Music Festival is a significant cultural and spiritual festival of North East India celebrated in Assam at the end of the year, generally in November. The festivities go on for 11 days in the premises of the Hari Mandir. ‘Raas’ essentially translates to dancing in delight, and is often associated with Lord Krishna - a symbol of love, happiness and beauty. And indeed the festival epitomises this - by transforming the little town of Nalbari into a festive extravaganza and attracting thousands of visitors every year. The festival was first believed to have been celebrated in the year 1933 in the Nalbari Purana Natkhola with the contributions of the late Amar Kundu, Naren Basu and others. The venue was later shifted to the present Hari Mandir to accommodate the growing number of visitors. In the earlier years, only upper caste Brahmins made the religious and other idols to be showcased at the festival, and people from the lower castes were forbidden to do so. The main puja mandap or hall at Hari Mandir has a beautiful idol of Radha-Krishna where the main Raas pooja takes place. In addition, there are several other temporary stalls with idols depicting a varied range of events - from events in the life of Lord Krishna to mechanized versions of events like the Orissa floods, the killing of Phoolan Devi and the bombing of the World Trade Centre, to name a few. The Raas festival, according to officials,is soon set to become the state’s tourism festival.

Suggested Itinerary for Nalbari

Nalbari is getaway adorned with exotic beauty of nature and a popular spot for nature tourism. It offers enough tourists attraction that can make your one day visit to the destination, incredibly exciting. After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, begin your day with a visit to Hari Temple, one of the most famous temples in the city. Shripur Dewalay Mandir and Daulashal Temple are the other major temples in the city worth visiting. Break for lunch at a restaurant and head on to Sonkuhira, a picnic spot and a place to connect with nature. Next either you can visit the magnificent Buddhist Temple and if any time left then to Ganga Pukhuri. Head back to the hotel for warm dinner and cherish the beauty of the place in the moonlight.

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How to Reach Nalbari

How to Reach Overview

Nalbari can be directly reached by road and rail. Guwahati houses both the closest airport and railway station. There are frequent bus services available to and fro Guwahati.

How to reach Nalbari by flight

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati serves as the nearest airport to Nalbari. Connected to many major cities of India via regular flights, the airport lays nearly 1-hour drive from the town. Taxis are easily available outside the airport to the required destination.

How to reach Nalbari by road

To travel Nalbari, you have to first fly till Guwahati that is easily connected via state owned buses as well as private buses from the neighbouring cities. Once reached the city, taxi is the best option and the most preferred option till Nalbari which located about 60 km away from Guwahati.

How to reach Nalbari by train

Nalbari houses a railway station that is very well connected to Paltan Bazaar Railway Station of Guwahati. One can avail almost any train from Guwahati till the required destination. There are also the direct trains to the town from Howrah and Delhi. The nearest major railway station is situated in Guwahati.

Local transport in Nalbari

Nalbari like many other cities of Assam has provision of good taxi service for intra city commuting. An auto-rickshaw ride can also be considered for short distance travelling. Apart from that make sure you plan you visit to the destination carefully keeping weather conditions in mind.

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What is famous about Nalbari?

Beautiful temples. Great during the festive season.

What is not so good about Nalbari?

A little difficult to access as it is 60 km away from the nearest major airport and railway station. Peak seasons may be crowded.

Who should visit Nalbari?

If you are a nature enthusiast and love watching birds, you should visit Nalbari. It is a perfect place for pilgrims, history buffs and archaeology lovers. It is visited by Hindu pilgrims from all across the country. A perfect destination for families and couples.

What is the best time to visit Nalbari?

With a sub-tropical climate, Nalbari experiences warm and dry summers which might be slightly uncomfortable especially during the peak. The monsoon season in the area receives extensive rainfall with the temperature moderate. Winters season in the area is quite cold which may require you to carry a set of heavy woollens. The temperature during the time may drop to a single figure. It is best to travel to Nalbari between the months of October and February.
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What is the local food in Nalbari?

Nalbari houses some of the very fine dine restaurants and eating joints offering delicious authentic Assamese cuisine. Various different delicacies of fish are served here including Paleng Xaakor Maachor Jhol.
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What is the best way to reach Nalbari?

Nalbari can be directly reached by road and rail. Guwahati houses both the closest airport and railway station. There are frequent bus services available to and fro Guwahati.
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What are the things to do in Nalbari?

The top things to do in Nalbari are Buddhist Temple, Hari Mandir, Billeshwar Temple, Shripur Dewalay Mandir, Daulashal Temple, Jaypal Than. You can see all the places to visit in Nalbari here

What are the places near Nalbari?

The top places near to Nalbari are Hajo which is 23 km from Nalbari, Guwahati which is located 44 km from Nalbari, Manas national park which is located 53 km from Nalbari, Sualkuchi which is located 33 km from Nalbari, Gangtok which is located 298 km from Nalbari

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Kovid Kapoor

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