Natural beauty at its best, Sonitpur is a district in Assam and is a famous tourist destination as well. Tezpur or the City of Eternal Romance is a town in Sonitpur district that has a lot to offer to all kinds of travellers. It is famous for its evergreen parks, age-old temples, archaeological ruins, and much more.
The mighty Brahmaputra River runs through the district and there are plenty of tea gardens here. It’s an absolute pleasure to take a stroll through these gardens. The picturesque landscape along with the surrounding Himalayas makes Sonitpur one of the most beautiful places in Assam. Serenity, tranquillity, and greenery is what defines this place.
Cole Park or Chitralekha Udyan is one of the must-visit places in Sonitpur. It was constructed in the year 1906 and has two beautifully ornamented stone pillars along with a walk way, sports facility, and a restaurant.
The Nameri National Park, lying on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas is home to some of rarest species of animals and plants. Spread over an area of 200 sq. km, the national park offers jungle safaris, river rafting, swimming, and other adventure sports. Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is also a major tourist attraction and lies on the bank of River Brahmaputra.
Agnigarh is another sightseeing place here and is a hillock on the banks of Brahmaputra. It is a big fortress and you need to climb a circular staircase in order to reach to the top of it from where the view of the river and the town is absolutely splendid.
Bamuni Hills is one of the other tourism places and has archeological ruins dating back to 9th and 10th centuries. The Mahabhairab and Bharabi Temples are also nearby and visited by most people who come to this place. Ouguri Hill is a favourite among climbers. It is a monolith and offers great views of the surroundings from the top.
Da-Parbatia is the proof of ancient Assamese sculptural excellence and is usually included in all kinds of holiday packages. Visiting the Tezpur District Museum is a must as it offers an insight into the beautiful and rich culture of Assam. Padum Pakhuri or lotus pond is also visited by most tourists. It is a huge lake and also has an island. It also has a park with a musical fountain and a toy train. Khali Bhomora Setu over Brahmaputra connects Sonitpur and Nagaon, is also a tourist attraction here.