Celebrate the end of summer in glorious Dibrugarh
We list the points of why you should visit in Dibrugarh for a fun holiday.
Dibrugarh in Assam is slowly emerging as a popular tourist destination, though it is best for quiet holidays. The tea town finds favour with solo travellers and honeymooners who want peace and relatively empty streets when they step out to sightsee. Charming and laidback, Dibrugarh will take you back in time and relax your senses.
When you book your flight ticket online, make sure you book your stay at a hotel or resort that is centrally located from all the tourist spots. There are several accommodation options in this part of Assam. You can also book a private taxi or two-wheeler to zip around the place.
If you’re still a little undecided about visiting Dibrugarh at the end of summer – yes, the temperature rises quite a bit, so you’re going to feel very hot – let these reasons sway your decision in favour of making the trip:
* Visit the famous satras: Assamese culture venerates ‘Satras’ or Ekasarana monasteries established by leading lights of the Madhavdeb and Damodardev sects. Normally, satras house cultural and traditional artifacts, and also rare books and scriptures. On your next Dibrugarh visit, be sure to walk around the famous satras at DehingNamti and Dinjoy.
* Go rafting in the Brahmaputra: India’s longest and most exciting river, the Brahmaputra, shows high ferocity in this part of Assam. The river’s tremendous power is often channelled for water sports, particularly rafting. Hire a raft at Tuting and embark on the most exciting rafting journey from the upper Brahmaputra to about 180 km down to Pasighat. On the way, you will catch glimpses of tropical rain forests and gorges.
* Go shopping: Make use of the last days of summer to book your Delhi to Dibrugarh flight and go shopping. Take a round of the shops in Chamba area, where you get the most unusual designs and materials. Another interesting item to buy in these markets is pickles! You will be left astonished by the sheer variety of pickles you can buy here to take home and distribute among friends and relatives.
* Monuments dedicated to prominent persons: Dibrugarh is rich in history and has a proud tradition of venerating prominent spiritual and authority figures with large monuments. You will find several examples of these monuments at LekaiChetaiMaidam, BahikhowaMaidam, RaidongiDol, BarbaruaMaidam, Sarumechlow and BormechowMaidam, etc.
* Visit the tea gardens: Tea plantations are a wonderful place to spend leisurely few hours in. Hushed and verdant, they offer clear and crisp air and a close encounter with nature. Plus, you can watch tea leaves being picked, and if you’re in luck, even sample the local brews. Dibrugarh boasts of an excellent tea plantation where you can interact with the tea pickers, watch the tea leaves being sorted and even have a fresh cup of tea at the adjoining centre.