Tezpur Tourism

Tezpur Tourism

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  • State: Assam
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Sonitpur
Tezpur is located in Sonitpur district in the state of Assam. Apart from being an administrative and educational centre of Assam, it is recognised as an ancient city and a major base for the Indian Army and Air force. The city is also known as the main commercial hub of Assam. Tezpur has great contributions in art, culture and literature, in the history of Assam. Every year the city is visited for its tourist places and holy temples.

The name of the place originated from the Sanskrit words 'Teza' that means blood and 'Pura' that means town or city. According to legend, the original name of the city was Sonitpur. Modern day Tezpur was established by the British colonial administration in 1835, which used to be the headquarters of Darrang district.

Tezpur is located at a distance of around 191 kilometres from Guwahati and at the north bank of the River Brahmaputra. Tezpur is one of the top tourist destinations in Assam. Some of the major tourist spots of Tezpur are Agnigarh, Mahabhairab Temple, Ketakeshwar Dewal, Bamuni Hills, etc.

Agnigarh is a circular stairway that reaches the hilltop, which is mostly visited for activities like trekking, picnic and viewing the surrounding scenery. Bamuni Hills, located at the east of Tezpur city, are the remnants of Bamuni Hill and known for artistic design. The structural remains here belong to the 9th and 10th century, representing the Gupta period art.

Mahabhairab Temple, located in the northern part of Tezpur over a small hilltop, is considered as a significant landmark of the city. The temple was built between the 8th and 10th centuries AD, at the time of the Salasthamba dynasty. The original temple was made of stone and was continuously restored by successive dynasties.

Ketakeshwar Dewal, located in the northeast zone, is recognised as an important and sacred shrine of Hindus. The temple, an important pilgrimage centre in the state, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and enshrines one of the biggest Shiva lingams.

Apart from these two famous temples, there is another temple named Nag Sankar, which is dedicated to Shiva and is famous for the Shivaratri festival. Besides, there are other tourist attractions like Cole Park, Hazara Pukhuri and Padum Pukhuri.

Tezpur is well connected by airways and has its own airport, which is connected with Guwahati and Kolkata. Taxis or cabs are available from the airport to the city centre and other parts.  The city has a railway station, which is connected with Guwahati railway station. The best time to visit the city is between the months of October to May.

Tezpur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Guwahati and Dimapur.

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Bhaskar jit Borua

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  • 19 Reviews
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"City of history & romance"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2015
Nice cool beautiful city to visit in middle Assam. Its the heart of Assam. Near brahmaputra this place have places like agnigarh, chitralekha park, ganesh & jahaz ghat, mahabhairab temple, bhairabi temple. Several park & monuments to visit. Transport facility is very good.
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M d Baruah

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  • Lives in Guwahati
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  • 51 Reviews
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"The city of eternal romance"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2015
Tezpur is a historic city, situated on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river. Historically tezpur has been the center of art & culture of Assam. It is considered to be the cleanest city in Assam.

The main attractions in this lace include the Mahabhairab temple, Cole Park, Agnigarh park etc. Many prefer to hang out by the river side in the evening also - at Ganesh ghat. Also the riverside temple of Maa Bhairavi or locally known as 'Maithan' is also good destination to hang-out.

Tezpur also has some 12th century architectural ruins, which are historically important.

The main market is called the 'Chowk Bazar'. There are number of eateries at the main market area like Veggie foo, spring valley, delight bakery where you can refresh yourself. But if you want cheap & tasty food, head towards the local carts serving various foods in front of Kamrupia Namghar.

Whether it is summer or monsoon or winter, the weather is always favorable in this city.

Brahmaputra beach festival is also major festival for tourists which is held every year during January.

While in the city, interact with people, locals are generally good to ask for anything.
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Rahul B.

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"A historical place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 7, 2015
Situated on the banks of mighty Brahmaputra, this is one of the most beautiful town in Assam. Its history dates back to Mahabharata, and that gives it a historical importance too. There are many temples in & around d town with some wonderful sculptures & inscriptions. We also get to see some Ahom legacy here. Overall its a beautiful place.
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Mrinal Kalita

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"Good place to enjoy your 2 day trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2014
I went to Tezpur with my classmates last month. Overall it was an awesome experience. The scenic beauty of the place is just too good. Agnigarh park is the most likely destination a traveller should go. The local food is also very good. Specially the fish. We did boating and went to many other places in the bus. There are a lots of monkeys in Tezpur. The trip should be of 2 day at minimum to see all the places.
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Faf Dupera

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"Nice tour of Tezpur"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 13, 2014
Tezpur is a holy city of Assam located in the north-east part of Assam. It is a holy city, situated in the bank of river Brahmaputra. It comprises of many temples specially the one located near river Brahmaputra is awesome. The hilly park name Agnigarh is a nice place. There are lots of Dhabas near by. Accommodation is a problem if you don't book before your journey. Really nice place
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Narenasinhji dvansadia

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"While it is still a green city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 16, 2013
Tezpur is a lovely little town in the North-East. It is one of the few lush-green cities I have had the previlage to visit and experience. One has to always be in a hurry to have the best experience of a days life here, because the sun sets early here, as early as 4:45 pm.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I wasn't able to explore much of food and shopping. But it certainly has good areas to visit, like the lake garden, the riverside park, and of course the mighty bhrahmaputra river itself.

Activities & things to do: Shopping of local handicrafts, peaceful spaces to relax amidst the nature.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Tezpur is a 4 hours drive or cab-ride from guwahati. Never take the private buses from guwahati. Cab, or government deluxe buses is the most preferred.
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Arindam Chakraborty

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"Tezpur Trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2013
It is a very quite but well organized town. all the basic facilities are available in Tezpur.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Fooding inside the hotel KRC was excellent be it Chinese, Indian or South Indian. For Sight seeing also lot of places are there inside the town as well as outskirts of Tezpur.

Activities & things to do: No Idea.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Better to avoid the rainy season for this trip. Best months to visit are from Sept to March. Nearest Aiport is Tezpur or else can go via Guwahati also by road. The roads are very good.
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