Goalpara Tourism

Goalpara Tourism

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Goalpara Info

  • State: Assam
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Goalpara
Located in the state of Assam, Goalpara is an administrative district with headquarters at Goalpara town. Sprawling over an area of 1,911 sq km, the destination is located on the banks of the River Brahmaputra. Goalpara was originally created in 1876 by the British. At present, Goalpara is divided into Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Dhubri.

According to the chronicles of history, it is said that the destination was a princely state, which was under the rule of Rajbongsi kings. However, after the rule of Rajbongsi kings, the destination went under the reign of undivided kingdom. At present, the royal family resides within the destination.

Goalpara is mostly inhabited by Koch Rajbongsi and the widely spoken language is Goalpariya language, a dialect of Assamese. Located at distance of around 12 km to south-east of the Goalpara town, Sri Surya Pahar is one of the most prominent attractions of the destination.

Sri Surya Pahar holds immense religious importance as it is evident from plenty of sculptures and relics belonging to Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Another popular place located in the destination is Dadan Hill. The hill houses a temple at its peak that was constructed by the King of Sonipur, called Bana. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is visited by tourists in large numbers.  

Tourists travelling to Goalpara can avail flights, buses and trains. Those travelling by air can board flights to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport located in Guwahati, which is the nearest airport serving the destination. This airport is located at a distance of 124 km from the destination.

Goalpara does not have its own train station and is served by the New Bongaigaon Railway Station, which is the nearest railhead. Buses can also be boarded from different parts of India, which terminate at Goalpara Bus Stand. It is located at a distance of 1.3 km from Goalpara.

The best time to visit Goalpara is the winter season, which stretches from the month of October to February. The maximum temperature recorded during this season is around 23 Celsius, while the minimum temperature is 12 Celsius.

Goalpara is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Guwahati and Jalpaiguri.

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Travellers from Guwahati, Ahmedabad

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Goalpara Traveller Reviews

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Waheed Bhat

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  • Waheed Bhat
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 1 Review
  •  169 readers

"A nice place to visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
I enjoyed the trip. I am lucky to see the place. It's a wonderful place in the world. It would be a good idea to see the place. I really enjoyed the weekend on Goalpara. You have to go there and enjoy. This is a great place.
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Nayan Banerjee

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  • Nayan Banerjee
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
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"A place famous for historical sights"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2014
It is situated at the bank of Brahmaputra. It is a small town far away from city traffic. Goalpara is famous for its historical sights like Srisurya and Pancharatna. The best view in the town is the Naranarayan Setu. If you want to watch wildlife, it is in the Urpad bill area. Elephants, various birds, crocodiles and river dolphins can be seen.
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Amal Baby

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  • Amal Baby
  • Lives in Amuntai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"Fantastic events and wonderful rock bands"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2014
Lovely atmosphere and everything is cool in Goa. The events are fantastic and the rock bands are wonderful. I advice people to visit at least once for the best experience. The destination is good with all modern amenities and lot of greenery in front of beach which is very good.
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