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History of Jorhat
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 presence of two markets - Chowkhat and Machar Hat, which were located on either side of the Bhogdoi River. Apart from being a part of the Ahom Kingdom end, the city is known for its tea plantations. It also has the oldest tea research centre in the world in the form of the Tocklai Research Association. The city of Jorhat is often re...