The Goalpara district of Assam located at the foothills of Meghalaya is endowed with natural beauty and serene environment. Among the many sightseeing places here, is the Pir Majhar which is located at the heart of the district. Here one can see the tomb that had been constructed in the memory of the dead Pir named Hazarat Sayed Abul Kasem Kharasani of the Muslim community. Sayed Abul Kasem was a great saint who was born at a place named Fatima Killa. During his early age he had set off to accomplish a spiritual journey in our country and he reached a place named Rangpur which is presently at Bangladesh. He often visited the Goalpara district to preach people living here. The tomb is amidst the backdrop of evergreen forests and vivid landscape. The fringes of the horizon seen from this spot are adorned with beautiful hilly ranges.
There are many places of historical relevance nearby. This place is often visited by many tourists of all religions from different parts of the country. On the death anniversary of this great soul, Urs is being observed each year to convey respect to him. Thousands of people irrespective of their religious beliefs visit this place to attend the ceremony each year.
To reach Pir Majhar, you can take rental cars or local buses from the main centre of Goalpara district. From Guwahati airport, you can get many taxis; similarly from New Bongaigaon railway station there are many transport facilities that take you to Pir Majhar directly. Tourists can avail cabs or buses to reach this place from all the nearby towns and cities.
Summers at Goalpara are not harsh but the monsoons bring in heavy rainfall in the district. The ideal time to plan vacations here is between the months of October and February.