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Feral Horses at Dibru Saikhowa National Park at Tinsukia ~ Tinsukia ~ Assam ~ India. Image – Rajib Saikia

Located in Upper Assam, Tinsukia is one of the most important districts in the state of Assam and is often termed to as the commercial capital of Assam due to the many established business houses here. Tinsukia has the largest Railway junction of Assam thereby making this town most accessible by railways for the transport of goods. Tinsukia is a prime focal point for business considerations across the entire east of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from Anini in Arunachal Pradesh to Ledo in Assam up to Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh. Goods from across India are offloaded here at Tinsukia and later transported to all these locations via good trucks. Thus making Tinsukia a a commercial hub and an area of prime business interest. Various opportunities of work draw many communities from across India to come and reside at Tinsukia. People from various communities from various states like the Marwaris from Rajasthan, Gujaratis from Gujrat, Biharis from Bihar, Punjabis from Punjab, Bengalis from West Bengal and various tribes and ethnicities of Assam have settled in Tinsukia for either jobs or business opportunities. This is what makes Tinsukia to deserve its varied ethnic culture. In addition to various business of commodities and goods of daily use, Tinsukia district also deals in agricultural products such as tea, oranges, ginger, citrus fruits and paddy. Tinsukia district also covers the administration of Digboi and Margherita which have the prime resources of oil and coal. The earliest establishment of railway lines across east India happened in Tinsukia under the erstwhile AR&T Company. Tinsukia today is an integral part of business activities of Assam.

How to reach Tinsukia from Kaziranga National Park –

By Road – Tinsukia is located at a distance of around 270 kilometers from Kaziranga National Park. It takes around 6 hours by road to reach Tinsukia from Kaziranga. Private Bus operators ply from Guwahati to Tinsukia and can be boarded from Kaziranga National Park. We operate our Taxi Service to Tinsukia from Kaziranga National Park. Our well maintained fleet makes your journey from Kaziranga National Park to Tinsukia a comfortable one.

By Air – Tinsukia is well connected to the Dibrugarh Airport by road. You can choose to fly to Dibrugarh from the Guwahati Airport. We operate taxi service from Dibrugarh Airport to Tinsukia.

By Train – Tinsukia town has a railway Station and the Intercity Express arrives and departs daily from the Tinsukia Railway Station from Guwahati.

Places of Interest in Tinsukia –

1| Dibru Saikhowa National Park

2| Borajan Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary

3| Tinsukia Railway Heritage Park and Museum

4| Tinsukia Railway Junction

5| Nau Pukhuri

6| Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Bridge

7| Shiv Dham Temple

8| Bell Temple

Sample Itinerary for Kaziranga National Park – Tinsukia 

Day 1 – Kaziranga National Park – Dibru Saikhowa National Park

After Breakfast depart from Kaziranga National Park to the Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Tinsukia. Arrive at the Banashree Eco Resort at Dibru Saikhowa National Park.

Night Stay – Banashree Eco Resort at Dibru Saikhowa

Meals Included – Breakfast

Day 2 – Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Today we spend the day at Dibru Saikhowa National Park. Visit the age old banyan tree inside the premises of the National Park. Take a river cruise to dolphin point to sight the endangered river dolphins here. Evening visit the Maguri Beel to sight the various species of birds here and sight the traditional fishing techniques here.

Night Stay – Banashree Eco Resort at Dibru Saikhowa

Meals Included – Breakfast

Day 3 – Dibru Saikhowa National Park – Digboi

After Breakfast, depart to the Oil town of Digboi. Arrive at Digboi. At Digboi, visit the Digboi World War II Cemetery. Later visit the Digboi Oil Museum and the Digboi Golf Course. Arrive at Namdang Guest House for night halt.

Night Stay – Namdang Guest House Digboi

Meals Included – Breakfast

Day 4 – Digboi – Margherita

After Breakfast, depart to the Tipong Colliery. At Tipong, sight the Oldest Operational Oil Locomotives in the World of the likes of David and 796. Later depart to Mounglang Khamti Buddhist Monastery and International Meditation center of Bhante Baba’s fame. Later in the day visit the India’s only Coal Museum at Margherita.

Night Stay – Namdang Guest House Digboi

Meals Included – Breakfast

Day 5  – Digboi – Dibrugarh Airport

After Breakfast, depart to the Dibrugarh Airport. We drop you off at the Dibrugarh Airport for your onward destination. Tour Ends. Bid Adieu!

Night Stay – NA

Meals Included – Breakfast

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Exploring Tinsukia with our guest from Slovakia ~

Mr. Martin was on a long tour for 20 days with us across Assam and the final leg of the tour was at the Tinsukia area of Assam. We were coming on our journey to Tinsukia from Jorhat and we reached Tinsukia at around 12 PM, At first, we headed to explore the Tilinga Mandir (Bell Temple) at bordubi area near Tinsukia. This temple near Tinsukia is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sees devotees from across Assam and other States of North East India coming to offer their prayers here. It is said that your wishes are granted true once you tie a bell across an area of the temple premise here. Many devotees were present at this temple on our day of visit and we explored the area around the temple for a while. I offered my prayers and explained to Martin how I tie a bell here in the temple premises.

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The premises of the Bell Temple at Bordubi ~ Tinsukia ~ Assam ~ India

Shortly we left the temple to come back to Tinsukia again. At Tinsukia, at first we visited the Na Pukhuri lake. The Na Pukhuri is an ancient site in Tinsukia meaning a Cluster of nine ponds. These ponds were dug in the year 1792 AD by the rulers of the Muttack kingdom of Assam as a symbol of benevolence for their subjects. The pond in the center which is a popular among the nine occupies an area of 11.75 acres and has now been developed into a park and tourist spot as well. We took a walk around the area of the pond and then headed to the local market of Tinsukia. We reached the market shortly and headed to have a quick lunch and later explore the Tinsukia bazar. Here at the bazaar Martin wanted to look to see if he could buy a Nepali Khukuri knife as the handwork on these knives intrigued him when he had seen one with one of my friends back in Guwahati. We looked around but couldn’t find a decent knife to buy so we left the market at Tinsukia to continue to visit the Railway Heritage Park and Museum at Hijuguri in Tinsukia. This Railway Park at Tinsukia illustrates the history of the Dibru Sadiya railway – among the first railway lines established in India. The museum also has on display various steam locomotives and engines from early period that have been preserved and displayed here.

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The view of the Nau Pukhuri Lake at Tinsukia ~ Tinsukia ~ Assam ~ India
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The entrance to the Railway Heritage Park and Museum ~ Tinsukia ~ Assam ~ India

After exploring this exciting museum it was around 4.30 PM and so we headed to our place of halt near Tinsukia at the Banashree Eco Resort in Dibru Saikhowa National Park. We arrived here at 5 PM and I helped Martin to check into his Bamboo cottage at the resort. The boys here Dilip and Sanjay were very helpful and they assisted us with everything here. I ordered for Martin’s dinner and after a quick cup of tea, I came back to Tinsukia to my aunt’s place where I would be staying for the night. After speaking to my cousins for a little while I had my dinner and went to bed.

The next morning I left early at 6.30 AM to reach Dibru Saikhowa National Park from Tinsukia. Martin had got up early to visit the banks of the Dibru river at the Guijan ghat nearby the resort to check out the catch of fishes by the local fishermen who bring them to the the ghat after a night of fishing at the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers. I arrived at 7 AM and saw Martin having a cup of tea and talking to the boys from the resort who could speak and understand a bit of english. They thanked me on coming and asked me to help translate what Martin was asking them. After a little while Martin went to the nearby tea gardens to look around while I went to the Range Forest Office to pay our entrance fees to visit inside the Dibru Saikhowa National Park. We came back by 8.30 AM and had our breakfast. We had hired a boat to take us across the river Dibru to the interiors of Dibru Saikhowa National park in Tinsukia where we would be exploring the local villages and visit the Mora Beel and the Kekjori tree area inside the park. We were soon joined by two forest guards who would be escorting us into the forest premises.

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Martin exploring the area of the Kekjori tree at Dibru Saikhowa National Park ~ Tinsukia ~ Assam ~ India

We started at 9.30 AM and crossed the river Dibru shortly. Next up we reached the other side of the river and started on our hour long trek to the Kekjori tree crossing 2 local villages and the Mora Beel area. We reached the Kekjori tree area and it was a beautiful tree spreading over a huge area and visitors from across the world come over to catch a glimpse of this wonderful tree. We explored the area near the Kekjori tree and in sometime headed on our trek back to the river bank to return to our resort. On our way back the boat driver took us to the dolphin view point at the Dibru river. The endangered species of river dolphins can be sighted here. We had to wait for sometime and then we were successful in sighting around 8 river dolphins here. It was very interesting to see this friendly creatures. We returned back to our resort at around 1.30 PM and we had our lunch here. An amazing fish curry was served to us for lunch. After sometime we headed to the Maguri Beel area to catch a glimpse of the various bird species here and also for Martin to try his hands at fishing here. A boat was ready for us when we arrived and the boatman took us into deeper waters of the Maguri Beel where Martin tried to fish here. We explored the Maguri Beel for a while and were able to sight many bird species here as well. At around 5 PM we came back to our resort where we spoke for sometime. I returned back to Tinsukia to my aunt’s place and began to prepare for the next morning drive back to Guwahati.

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Exploring the Maguri Beel near the Dibru Saikhowa National Park ~ Tinsukia ~ Assam ~ India

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