Naharkatiya is a town located in the Dibrugarh district of Assam. It is a commercial town of the district and has many villages and tea gardens. This place has a very tragic history connected with it. An Ahom noble named Kalia had beheaded Prince Nahar near the railway station of the town and from this incident the place came to known as Naharkatia. Today, this town is being explored by many travelers. There are many attractions in this town and also you get to discover many new places near Naharkatia. There are some beautiful villages that are located in close vicinity to the town some of which are Sasoni Gojpuria, Namphake, Merbill Eco Tourism and Gobhuro Dolong.
A few distance away from the town is the historic Jeypore Rainforest, which is a must visit place. This forest is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, wild cats and many other wildlife creatures. The simple lifestyle of the village people living here is really very heart touching. The town also has a Vainavi Satra which was founded by Sriram Ata many years ago. This satra is considered to be of great importance for the people living here and many devotees visit this religious site as well. This town also comprise of the oldest oil pool of the state of Assam.
Popular Things to do & See in and around
If you are visiting the Naharkatia town during the Durga Puja festival then you will get to experience the grand way in which the occasion is celebrated here. The town illuminates with lights all around and processions are organized on the last day of the puja. This festival is obviously an emotional attachment for the people of Bengal and they get to see a new version of this celebration on their visit to the Naharkatia town.
The town has its own railway station which is named as the Naharkatia Railway Station. The tourists will also get many private buses from Namrup, Dibrugarh, Moran, Sibsagar and Jorhat that take you to this town within few hours.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this town is during the winter months when the climate is very pleasant and soothing. Durga Puja is a special time to visit this town and experience the pomp and show.