Baladev Pukhuri is a registered government fishing zone and scenic pond in Darrang district of Assam. The place it is located at is known as Baldevpara on the west of Sipajharat. It is spread over an area of 15 acre and is one of the oldest ponds in Assam. It was built during the reign of King Bali Narayan, also Dharma Narayan, who fought against the Mughal along the Ahoms. Baladev Pukhuri is now a part of government fishery project and also a haven for bird watchers.
Popular Things to Do and See in and Around
Darrang district of Assam is a beautiful place. There is a lot to see and explore here apart from just this pond. Hatisila is a famous picnic spot on the sandy beaches of River Brahmaputra. The Hatisila temple is also quite famous.
Batha Beel is another famous place here. It is visited by many migratory birds during winter. Pukhuria Beel is another such place that you can visit if bird watching is your passion.
Your trip to Darrang is incomplete without a visit to the Orang National Park. It is home to several wild animal species.
Patidarrang Ardhanariswar Shiba Temple is a 400 years old temple that you can visit as well to take a glimpse of religious heritage. Khatara Satra and martyr’s monument are some of the other places that you can visit. Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary is 70 km away.
You can reach Baladev Pukhuri from Guwahati in less than 2 hours via state buses.
To reach Baladev Pukhuri, the local transport of taxis or auto rickshaws are convenient enough from rail stations and bus stands.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Darrang is winter. The ponds are full of migratory birds while the weather is cool and pleasant as well.