Tourism in Morigaon has been a hit because of its several festivals and cultural events. Morigaon boasts rich wildlife sanctuaries, temples, markets and beautiful locales that will be liked by all. There are several sightseeing places in Morigaon to visit, like Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Patekibori Than, Kachasila Hill, Deosal Siva Temple, Sitajakhala and Asia's Largest Dry Fish Market.
One of the must visit places of Morigaon is the Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary where the special attraction is the one-horned rhino which is currently an endangered species. You can also find migratory birds, wild pigs and buffaloes, and rare species of bird in Pabitro Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sitajakhala, another tourist place in Morigaon was discovered during the year 1949 to 1950 and is believed to have been the abode to pregnant Sita who was left there by Lord Ram. It is believed that Valmiki had cut the stones to form stairs so that Sita could reach the River Killing from the temple. Apart from this, is the Deosal Siva Temple, which is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here Shiv Ratri Mela is held annually with lots of colour and mirth.
Another place to see in Morigaon is Kachasila Hill, which houses an ancient and beautiful temple, dating back to 9th century. The temple has huge statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are also numerous statues of Lord Ganesha spread across the temple. Apart from this, Sivakunda is a scenic waterfall in the Amsoi Hills and is a magnificent picnic spot for tourists and local inhabitants during the winter season. One can also visit Asia’s Largest Dry Fish Market in Morigaon where you can find the largest assortments of dry fishes which are distributed to several parts of the country from here.
Another interesting event to attend in Morigaon is the Joon Beel Mela, which is held annually during the months of January and February. This mela has an obscure beginning but it is a symbolic event which enriches the bond between the tribes residing in the plains and the hills. During the fair, goods are exchanged by barter system. This tradition has been carried on for centuries and is very important to all the local inhabitants.
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