Located in Assam, North East India, Tinsukia is one of the many popular tourist destinations in the state and serves as the gateway to many sanctuaries and many beautiful villages. It is around 500 km from Guwahati and is scenic. It is visited by people from near and far and has a lot in store. Picturesque landscape, rich history and culture are some of the things that attract people to Tinsukia.
Tinsukia is home to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, which happens to be one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. It is spread across an area of 650 sq. km and is home to the royal bengal tiger, jungle cats, sambar, leopard, asian elephant, Asiatic water buffalo, and much more. More than 350 species of birds can be found here. Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the leading tourist attractions here and is about 6 km from the city. It consists of three different forests and there are tea estates here as well. Dehing-Patkai wildlife sanctuary is another option you have, if you are fond of nature and wildlife. An important tourism place, Dehing-Patkai is home to clouded leopard, Assamese macaque, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, flying fox, and a wide variety of birds. For nature lovers Lakhipathar is a good place to visit.
Another important place to see in Tinsukia is Sadiya, which is lying on the foothills of Himalayas and is a small and beautiful village surrounded by rivers on three sides. On the fourth side, it has Arunachal Pradesh. Digboi is yet another must see place. It boasts of tea plantations and happens to be Asia’s first oil town. It has 18-hole golf course and amazing scenic beauty. Don’t forget to visit the oil museum here. One can also play golf at Margherita, another scenic and one of the must-visit places. It is surrounded by Burhi-Dehing River on one side and the Patkai ranges on the other.
Visiting the Rukmini Island is one of the top things to do in Tinsukia. Situated on River Brahmaputra, it is home to different species of birds and attracts migratory birds during the winters too. Strolling along the sandy beaches is something that you would surely love here along with trying out parasailing. Na-Pakhuri is a group of nine ponds and happens to be an important tourist attraction. Some of the other places that you can visit are the Bell Temple, Lekhapani, and of course tea estates.