Located in Golaghat district, Assam, Deopahar is famous for its ruins that are centuries old. The ancient ruins and monuments attract people from near and far and is a great site to see. This spot is located very close to the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and close to the Kaziranga National Park as well.
According to mythology, this place was a part of Kingdom Jarasanda, in ancient Assam. Spread over an area of 135 hectares, this place has been declared as a reserve forest and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Assam.
Deopahar is completely covered with forests and you would come across a wide range of trees and plants here, some of which are of medicinal importance. It is also a home to different types of snakes like the Indian python, great snake, and many more.
Popular Things to Do and See in and Around
Pakhila Uddyan, a butterfly park was established by the NFL here and is a famous tourist attraction of this place. You would come across some unique species of butterfly here.
There are also ruins of ancient monuments in Deopahar. These monuments were mostly temples and statues of Vishnu and Shiva, which are many years old. Though in ruins, the grandeur and beauty of the place is something that you would remember forever. Climb to the top of the hills here. It is a bit tiring but worth your efforts the view of the Numaligarh tea estate and Karbi Anglong hills is spectacular.
Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary and Kaziranga National Park are also nearby.
Deopahar Ruins are a famous tourist attraction in Assam and you can easily reach here. Direct buses and rental cabs are available from nearest railway junctions of Furkating, Sarupathar, and Kamarbondha to reach this place. Rental cars are available at Dimapur and Jorhat airports to reach Deopahar. You can also avail buses from nearby cities and town that connect Kaziranga National Park and Deopahar in one route.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Deopahar Ruins is during winter. If you are lucky you can even spot elephants grazing in the reserve.