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Jorhat, located approximately 300 km away from Guwahati, is the second largest city of Assam. The name Jorhat comes from the amalgamation of two words – ‘Jor’ which means ‘two’ and ‘Hat’ which means ‘market’. The name comes from the 18th century......Read more on Jorhat

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Gymkhana Club, Jorhat
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The Gymkhana Club is situated around 4 km away from the Jorhat City Centre. This club was constructed in 1876 by D. Slimmon, the Secretary of the Club in the Seconidhara Village. Ever since its inauguration, the club has served as a venue for horse races. The Governor's Cup is the major event... Read More »
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Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan, Jorhat
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Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan was founded in 1926, in the memory of Radhakanta Handique. It now serves as the headquarters of the Assam Sahitya Sabha. This bhavan has been under the control of some of the renowned personalities like Dimbeswar Neog, Chandradhar Baruah and Mitradev Mahanta, to name... Read More »
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Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Jorhat
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Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is a small sanctuary, covering an area of around 20.98 sq. km. The sanctuary is named so as it is a habitat of the hoolock gibbon, the only ape species found in India. It has semi-evergreen forests and evergreen patches of tea gardens and offers shelter to... Read More »
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Nimati, Jorhat
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Nimati, also known as the Nimatighat, is located around 17 km away from Jorhat. This site is counted amongst the important river ports of the district, as well as of Upper Assam. The ghat also serves as a link for ferry boats that operate from the river port to the Majuli Island, Kamalabari and... Read More »
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Raja Maidam, Jorhat
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Raja Maidam is a vault on the southern bank of the Toklai River, in the north of Jorhat. This vault preserves the remains or ashes of the erstwhile King Purandar Sinha. This maidam was constructed after his death, on 1st October 1894. Read More »
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