Tezpur as a Tourist Destination - Important places to visit in Tezpur (Sonitpur) Assam | Assam Journal

Tezpur as a Tourist Destination - Important places to visit in Tezpur (Sonitpur) Assam

Tezpur is a historical city and a very popular tourist destination in Assam. It is located within the Sonitpur district along the mighty river Brahmaputra. The place is gifted with natural scenic beauty as well as many ancient ruins of archaeological importance for which it is regarded as one of the historical city of the state. The city is surrounded by lush green valleys by the hills of the Northeastern state called Arunachal Pradesh and the Himalayan peaks which stands covered with snow in the Northern backdrop. The transportation system in the city is very good which includes Bus, Train and Air services and they are all well connected with important places across the states of North Eastern India. It has lots of places for tourists to visit and thereby is thronged by busy crowd of domestic and foreign tourists in the region. Some of the very popular and most widely visited tourist places in the city can be listed as follows:-

Mahabhairab Temple

The Mahabhairab Temple can be listed as one of the first tourist attraction which is situated in the centre of the city and the same is also considered to be the best place for the pilgrimage. It is an ancient temple which was erected by the famous king ‘Bana’ to worship Mahabhairab in the temple. The Shiva Linga or the stone-phallus which exists inside this ancient temple is also popular as it is said to be one of the largest of its kind in the entire world.


The Da-Parbatia is also a temple located a few kilometers away from the Tezpur city which also attracts many tourists to the region. The main attraction of this temple is that of some fine ancient specimen of sculptural art in Assam.


The Agnigarh can be termed as one of the must-visit tourist spot in Tezpur and therefore is also a recommended destination for all visitors who plans to visit this historical place. There remains a legend on the Agnigarh which is that of the Princess Usha - the only daughter of King Bana who was confined within the boundary of the said palace that was guarded by flames of fire surrounding it and is hence called as Agnigarh where Agni implies Fire and Garh means a palace surrounded by security. The visitors can also avail the opportunity to have a glance of the beautiful panoramic view of the Brahmaputra river as well as have the first hand preview of Tezpur town from the Agnigath itself.

Bamuni Hill (a.k.a Usha Pahar)

The Bamuni Hills, also known as Usha Pahar is located nearby to the town and also attracts the tourist to visit the city. The scenic beauty and the sculptures of the hills are the central attraction of the Bamuni Hills. The sculptures of the hills is said to have existed since the period of 9th and 10th century A.D.

Chitralekha Udyan (a.k.a Cole Park)

The Chitralekha Udyan also popularly known as the Cole Park is one among the most beautiful places that one can visit in Tezpur town and thus is also regarded as a favorite tourist spots by many visitors. It was first established by a British Commissioner Mr. Cole and it was in the memory of him that the name of the park was kept as the Cole Park. The major attraction of this park can be referred to that of the stone pillars which stands ornamented with massive size and the sculptural remains belonging to the popular Bamuni Hills.

Hazara Pukhuri (a.k.a Hojora Tank)

The Pukhuri is an Assamese word which has the meaning of a pond. It is a large tank that is named after Hazara Varman and thereby preserves his name to be called the Hazara Pukhuri in the city and holds the credit to be considered as the 3rd largest water tank that covers an area of around 70acres.


The Bhomoraguri can also be treated as another important place of tourist attraction in Tezpur town where the longest bridge called ‘Kaliabhomora’ of North East India is located. The bridge extends to a length of about 3 kilometers approximately and is built over the Brahmaputra River. It is named after the popular leader named Kalia Bhomora Phukan who was the General of the Ahom who planned the constructions of such a bridge over the mighty river.

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