States Assam Baksa

Baksa Travel Guide

With a UNESCO world heritage site - Manas National Park; an eco-village - Moina Pukhuri, and trails just right for exploration - Moina Pukhuri, Baksa is a unique destination of Assam that one must visit. Approximately 85 kilometers from Guwahati, Baksa is mainly inhabited by the Bodo people. One can plan a holiday to Baksa throughout the year, but to see the city full of zeal, a good time to visit would be festival season including Diwali, Kali Puja, Christmas, and Bihu.

An Insight into Baksa Tourism in Assam

Baksa is a district under Bodoland Territorial Council, in the state of Assam. One of the main tourist attractions of this place is the Manas National park, the major part of which comes under this district. There is a controversy related to the name of this district as some people also call this district as Bagsa instead of Baksa. The Bodo sources reveal that Bagsa is the name of a type of rice. The headquarters of this place is Mushalpur, which is around 105 kms away from Guwahati. The lush green forest and the enchanting hill makes this one of the must visit places in the state of Assam.

Some of the main tourist places in the district include the Manas National Park and Tiger Project, which is home to wild water buffalo and golden langurs. There are 312 types of birds, and 60 different species of mammals found in this park. Tigers, pygmy hogs, leopard, hornbills are to be found in a high number here. One can also enjoy river rafting facilities in the park. It is a place of interest for most tourists, and especially the wildlife enthusiasts. If you are planning for a tour of Baksa, Manas National Park will be at the top of your list.

Other sightseeing places of the area consist of Moina Pukhuri, and Manas Soushi Khongkhar. Moina Pukhuri is a trekking site whereas, Manas Soushi Khongkhar is an eco tourism post, which is well known for the beautiful Pagladia River nearby. One of the top things to do in this spot is to arrange a picnic with a group and enjoy. Another well known spot is near the Bogamoti River. This place attracts a number of groups of tourists especially during the Magh Bihu.

The district is mainly inhabited by the Bodo people, and if you want a slice of the art and traditions of their lives, you should stay here for a few days. A number of festivals including Diwali, Kali Puja, Christmas and Bihu are celebrated in Baksa with great zeal.

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Popular Tourist Places to See in Baksa

The highlight of Baksa is Manas National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, where safari is unmissable. Besides, tourists can visit Moina Pukhuri for trekking. Besides, Manas Soushi Khongkhar, which is an eco tourism spot is so good that it should not be missed over a holiday in Baksa.

Where to Stay in and around Baksa?

Baksa is home to the Manas Nation Park, and that's why here one can find jungle retreats and resorts that are close to nature. In rest of the Baksa, one can find good number of budget, and three star hotels.

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