Darrang Travel Guide

On the North western side of the mighty River Bramhputra, and in the central part of Assam, the Darrang district is situated. It is believed, that this region was a part of the Hindu kingdom of Kamrup. Tourism in this district has a good prospect as a number of different places of interest exist and a number of festivals are observed in this region.

An Insight into Darrang Tourism

The old sub division of Mangaldai in North East India was converted into the district of Darrang in July 1983. The name is derived from the Bodo word Dourang which means the playground of the Gods. The main travel destination of the region is Raj Hauli or the palace of the Koch kings. This place attracts more tourists during its famous Durga Puja, in which the idol is red in color (in absence of such an idol red cloth wrapped pots are worshipped). Another of the must visit places of Darrang includes the historical Shahid Minar of Patharughat, where a huge number of people were shot by the police on 28th January 1894. Other important tourism places of this district comprises of the Bhairabkunda, a lake near Udalgiri. The lake has both religious significance and magnificent beauty which attract people in a large number.

If you are keen on watching some wild animals during your holiday, you can visit the Orang National Park. Located on the border of the district of Darrang, the National Park is spread over an area of 79 Sq Km and has a number of wild animals including the rhinoceros.

For a nature lover, there is another treat in this district in the form of the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting the sanctuary which is home to a few species such as the pigmy hogs, and the Himalayan black bear, is among the top things to do in this district. A part of Manas National Park is also in this district, adding to its diversity of flora and fauna.

If one is interested in a religious tour, he can also visit Narikali Temple of Lord Shiva. There are also other important religious places, which include the Khatara Satra, or the Vaishnavaite monastery in the area. The district has a diverse number of folk art and traditions which you will also enjoy.

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Popular Tourist Places to See in Darrang

Darrang offers a number of religious places to visit. Apart from this, Darrang is quite famous for a place called Raj Hauli or the palace of the Koch kings. Another must visit place include the historical Shahid Minar of Patharughat, where it is believed that a large number of people were shot by the police on 28th January 1894. Other important attractions of this district comprise of the Bhairabkunda, a lake near Udalgiri. One can also visit Narikali Temple of Lord Shiva. There are also other important religious places, which include the Khatara Satra, or the Vaishnavaite monastery.

Where to Stay in Darrang?

Darrang has very few hotels in the district. Some decent places to stay in Darrang is in Mangaldoi. These are budget hotels that cater to the basic needs of the travellers. One can expect neat and airy rooms with warm hospitality.

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