Dibrugarh (pron: ˌdɪbru:ˈgɑ:) is a city and is the headquarters of
Dibrugarh district in the state of
Assam in India. Well known as
the Tea City of India,
Dibrugarh is considered to be a major
city in eastern
India in line with
Guwahati and Bhubaneswar and is
the emerging communication and industrial hub of North East India.
Dibrugarh is also one of the two main cities in the state of
receive urban development aid from the Asian Development Bank
and is the nerve centre of industry, communication and healthcare of
Dibrugarh is located 439 km (273
miles) east of Guwahati, the largest city of the Indian state of
Dibrugarh is well connected to the rest of
India by rail, road
and air transport and thus serves as a gateway to eastern
also parts of
Arunachal Pradesh. Moreover, there has also been a
consistent demand, particularly from the industrial sectors, for
starting international flights from
Singapore. Mega projects like
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer
Limited, India's longest rail cum road bridge
Bogibeel bridge and
other upcoming modern urban infrastructure are transforming Dibrugarh
into a vibrant city. Of late, the city of
Dibrugarh is emerging as a
popular destination for business and leisure trips for tourists from
India and abroad and the 9th edition of the North East Business Summit
was held in the city with the theme "Building bridges with South East
Asia", where representatives from South East Asian nations and
business leaders of the country pledged to contribute substantially
for the socio-economic growth of the North East.
Dibrugarh is also
a centre of education and research and the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO) organized the 18th National Space Science
Symposium in the city in January–February, 2014. The city Master
Plan area of
Dibrugarh is 66.14 sq. kilometres and population is
Dibrugarh multimodal waterways terminal
7 Education and Research
7.2 Medical Science
Assam Medical College and Hospital
7.3 Engineering and Technology
7.4.1 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dibrugarh
7.4.2 Directorate of Distance Education,
7.4.3 M.D.K. Girls' College
7.5 Fashion Technology
8.4 Department stores
9.1 Electronic media
9.2 Print media
10 Tourist attraction
10.1 Tea estates
10.3 Koli Aai Thaan
10.4 Radha Krishna Temple
10.5 Maha Bodhi Vihar
10.6 Mahatma Gandhi Park
10.7 Shrikshetra Dhaam, The Lord Jagannath Temple
10.8 Namphake Village
10.9 Naharkatia Town
10.10 Vaishnavite Culture - Xatras
10.11 Dols and Maidams
13 Upcoming projects
14 See also
16 External links
Dibrugarh derived its name from Dibarumukh (as a renowned encampment
of Ahoms during the Ahom-Chutiya War). The name Dibru evolved either
from Dibaru river or from the Dimasa word dibru meaning 'blister';
garh means "fort". Both dibru and Dibaru are Dimasa words. The Dimasas
add the prefix "Di-" (which means "water") wherever there is small
stream, a river, or a large river in a town or city; for example,
Dimapur ('city with great river'), etc. When
the British came to this region, they constructed a fort on the bank
of the river Dibaru. Therefore, this might be considered as the source
of the name Dibrugarh.
Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh
The British arrived in
Assam in the year 1826, following the Yandaboo
Accord. They selected
Dibrugarh as an administrative and commercial
center in Upper Assam, making
Dibrugarh a hub of activity in this
region of north-eastern India. In the year 1842,
announced as the headquarters of Lakhimpur District. During World War
II, the town was the principal military base and was used as a transit
camp for the evacuees from Burma. In 1971 the
itself became a full-fledged district. Later, the Tinsukia
Sub-Division separated as a District in 1989 from
Dibrugarh is a separate district, with the District Headquarters
It is situated in the easternmost part of Assam.
Buridihing, a tributary of Brahmaputra, divides the district from
east-to-west. Buridihing flows through Naharkatia and Khowang, and at
a later stage in its course, Buridihing acts as a divider between
Sivasagar districts. The region is flat with a gradual
slope from the East
Arunachal hills to the west. The soil of the
district is mostly fertile, alluvial soil.
It is the gateway to the three tea-producing districts of Tinsukia,
Dibrugarh, and Sivasagar. These three areas account for approximately
50% of India's
Assam tea crop, and this gives
Dibrugarh its rightly
earned sobriquet as the "Tea City of India". Oil and timber are the
other two big industries in and around Dibrugarh.
In 1950, the Medog earthquake, measuring over 8.6 on the Richter
Scale, changed the course of the
Brahmaputra River, and this caused
the destruction of more than three-quarters of the town. It has since
then been rebuilt, though the River is a constant reminder to the
people who live in its shadow, of its turbulence and all-encompassing
journey to the sea.
Dibrugarh has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate
classification Cwa) with extremely wet summers and relatively dry
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Dibrugarh Airport (1971–2000)
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Distribution of religions
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As of the 2011
Dibrugarh city had a
population of 154,019. Males constituted 54% of the population and
females 46%. The sex ratio of
Dibrugarh city was 925 per 1000 males.
The average literacy rate of
Dibrugarh is 89.5%, which is higher than
the national average literacy rate.
In Dibrugarh, 9% of the population is between 0 and 6 years of age,
and the child ratio of girls is 940 per 1000 boys.
Dibrugarh city area
has a population of 154,019 according to a 2011 census. The Dibrugarh
metropolitan areas include Barbari (AMC AREA), Dibrugarh,
Mahpowalimara Gohain Gaon, Niz-Mankata, and Tekela Chiring Gaon
See also: List of cities in the North East and the Andaman and Nicobar
Dibrugarh multimodal waterways terminal
Dibrugarh multimodal waterways terminal on
Brahmaputra in Sissiborgaon
tehsil is being developed as part of
Bharatmala and Sagarmala
Fields Headquarters of Oil
India Limited at Duliajan
Dibrugarh aerial view
Dibrugarh is considered as an economic hub of North East region of
Dibrugarh is at the centre of economic activities dominated
by the following industries:
Oil and natural gas
The first oil well dug during the British era was in Digboi, 50 miles
(80 km) from Dibrugarh. Today, Duliajan, Dikom, Tengakhat and
Moran are the key locations for oil and gas industry in the district.
India Limited, the second public sector company in
in exploration and transportation of crude oil has its field
headquarters in Duliajan, 50 km from
Dibrugarh city. The company
was granted Navratna status by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural
Gas, in 2010
Assam Gas Company Limited is a public company that distributes
natural gas; its headquarters is in Duliajan.
Assam Gas Cracker Project, also known as
Brahmaputra Cracker and
Polymer Limited, was proposed as a part of implementation of Assam
Accord signed by Government of
India on 15 August 1985. 1ST largest
Nitrogen plant in
India by Linde
Assam Gas Cracker Project was approved by the Cabinet Committee on
Economic Affairs, in its meeting held on 18 April 2006, under an
equity arrangement of GAIL (70%), OIL (10%), NRL (10%) and Govt. of
Assam (10%) with a project cost of ₹ 54.6 billion, in which the
capital subsidy is ₹ 21.4 billion. The project was scheduled
for completion in 60 months. However, the commissioning of the project
has been pushed to December 2013, and the cost has escalated to ₹
92.8 million. The site selected for
Assam Gas Cracker Project is
at Lepetkata, 15 km from
Dibrugarh on NH-37. A joint-venture
agreement was signed on 18 October 2006, and the company Brahmaputra
Cracker and Polymer Limited was registered on 8 January 2007. Dr.
Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation
stone of this project on 9 April 2007.
Duliajan Numaligarh Pipeline Ltd is a joint venture company promoted
Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL), Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL)
India Limited (OIL) with equity participation of 51 per cent,
26 per cent and 23 per cent respectively. The Duliajan-Numaligarh
pipeline will be the first major cross-country natural gas pipeline in
Assam and once the availability of natural gas is ensured, it is
expected to be extended to major consumption centers of natural gas in
Nagaon and Guwahati.
A Tea Lounge in Dibrugarh
Tea: two leaves and a bud
Dibrugarh district has the highest tea production in India. There are
several tea gardens dating back to the British era. The first garden
was at Chabua, a place 20 miles (32 km) away from Dibrugarh,
owned by Maniram Devaan. Today, the headquarters of the
Directorate of Development of Small Tea Growers in
functioning from Dibrugarh, besides a Regional Office of the Tea
India headed by a Deputy Director of Tea Development
(Plantation) is also located in the city. The Zone I of the Assam
Branch Indian Tea Association(ABITA) is located at Dibrugarh.
Rail, road and air connectivity coupled with the presence of large
number of tourist spots in and around
Dibrugarh city has seen
impressive growth of tourism industry in this part of
India in recent
Dibrugarh has also become an important destination as well as a
major transit point for tourists from both
India and abrod. Such
tourist circuits include -
Dibrugarh - Roing - Mayudia - Anini Tourist
Guwahati river cruise besides 'Tea
Tourism' for tourists who prefer serenity and novelty to the
hustle-bustle of established tourist destinations
A flight takingoff from Mohanbari Airport.
Dibrugarh Airport, which is located around 15 km from Dibrugarh
town at Mohanbari. Airlines operating from the airport are Air India,
Pawan Hans Ltd.
IndiGo Airlines connects
Dibrugarh daily with Delhi via Kolkata and another non-stop to Delhi
while in return via Guwahati.
Dibrugarh daily with
Jet Airways also had its services in
Dibrugarh which was
recently suspended by the Airline under unknown circumstances. The
Airports Authority of
India is planning to make
Dibrugarh Airport an
air hub for the northeastern region, along with
Agartala. In 2013,
Dibrugarh airport was provided with night
landing facility. Commercial operation of aerobridges have also
started in this airport.
Dibrugarh airport is the third airport in
India after Kolkata and
Guwahati to have the facility
of boarding in and disembarking from aircraft through aerobridges.
Dibrugarh holds a prominent place in the history of Indian Railways
with the first railway services of the entire North-East India
starting from here. On 1 May 1882, the first train rolled down the
tracks from Streamerghat at Dibrugarh. On 15 May 1882, it was extended
up to Dinjan. On 23 December that year goods train up to Chabua was
introduced. On 18 February 1884, at 7:20 am, the then Chief
Assam Sir Charles Illiot flagged off the first
passenger train from Reehabari rail station (now
Railway station) to Ledo with 400 European and Indian passengers. As
per the Centenary Souvenir of the
Assam Railways and Trading Company
Limited published in 1991, the said company, being the pioneer in
building Dibru-Sadiya railways, described the entire history of
railway development from Dibrugarh.
Rajdhani Express standing at
Dibrugarh Town and
Dibrugarh are two railway stations of the city and
also two of the important Easternmost railway stations on the map of
Indian Railways connected to some of the important Indian cities
like Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kolkata, Delhi,
Kanyakumari etc. through the railways network. The new Dibrugarh
railway station has been developed on the outskirts of the city at
Banipur. It lies on the
Lumding-Dibrugarh section of
division. It is the biggest railway station in the entire north east
spreading over 400 bighas of land and it is 2 km in length. One
goods yard is also being developed for loading and unloading of goods
along with a truck shed, which can accommodate 25 trucks at a
Dibrugarh is also the only non-capital city in
India to have
Rajdhani Express originating from and terminating in it daily.
Rajdhani Express trains (10 from
Dibrugarh and 10 from New
Dibrugarh with the national capital of New Delhi on a
weekly basis. Moreover, the Vivek Express, named after Swami
Vivekanda, which connects
Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari, is now the
longest train service in India, covering a distance of 4278 km in
five days. Important trains that run from
Dibrugarh are Vivek Express,
Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express, Kamrup Express, Avadh
Chennai Egmore Express, New
Bengaluru Weekly Express, Amritsar-
Dibrugarh - Kolkata Express,
Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express etc.
The Bogibeel Bridge, a 5-km long megastructure 17 km from
Dibrugarh, being built at a cost of more than Rs 32.30 billion
(original estimate Rs 17.67 billion), will finally be complete by
December 2015, late by more than five years.
Comprising a double-track broad gauge rail line on the lower deck and
a four-lane expressway on the upper deck, the bridge will be a
lifeline to the region as it creates a vital crossing point across the
Brahmaputra in the Upper
Dibrugarh city will benefit
directly from the bridge as its railway station is being expanded to
become the biggest in the region.
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The Mankata Road flyover in Dibrugarh
City roads in
Dibrugarh are smooth and well lit up with street lights.
However, due to rapid urbanization, the roads' capacity are reaching
their limits and in need of upgrades. There are two flyovers in the
city. one at the intersection of Convoy Road with N.H. 37 and the
other at the intersection of L.B.T. Road with N.H. 37 at Lahowal. As
part of the city frequently get inundated in flash floods during the
monsoon season mainly in the months of June, July and August, city
roads are being constructed with concrete. It is said that Dibrugarh
is the first city in the Northeast to have introduced city bus service
more than half a century, back sometime in 1956. Up till the
mid-1990s, City Buses and cycle rickshaws were the main modes of urban
transporrt. Later, 'Vikram', 'Minidor', 'Champion' etc. three-wheelers
were also introduced as means of urban transport.
Dibrugarh has three bus terminus. ASTC bus terminus at Chowkidinghee,
Muralidhar Jalan Bus Terminus at Malakhubasa and AMCH bus terminus at
Borbari near the AMCH gate. For inter-city testingjourney, luxury
Volvo buses plying between important destinations
Assam and other neighbouring states at frequent interval are
National Highways Authority of
India is proposing to make Dibrugarh, a
NHAI hub after the completion of Bogibeel bridge.
connected to the rest of
India by NH-37. After the completion of
Bogibeel bridge, it will be connected to northern bank of the
Brahmaputra by NH-52(B). A new bypass is being constructed to ease
traffic movement within the city area near Jameera. A new flyover has
also come up along the NH-37 over the newly developed Dibrugarh-Moran
rail line near
A ferry heading towards
Dibrugarh also possesses a developed waterway transportation system
along and across the
Brahmaputra river, known as the National Waterway
2 which extends from Bangladesh Border to Sadiya. Ferry services link
Dibrugarh with Sengajan (Dhemaji District), Panbari ( Dhemaji) &
Oiram Ghat (near Jonai Dhemaji). From Bogibeel IWT Ghat there are
regular ferry Services to Kareng Chapori & Sisi Mukh. Moreover,
luxury cruise services are also available from
Dibrugarh to Guwahati.
The cruise to
Dibrugarh passes through
Tezpur and the Kaziranga
Education and Research
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Entrance to the
Dibrugarh University, the easternmost University of
India was set up
in 1965 under the provisions of the
Dibrugarh University Act, 1965
enacted by the
Assam Legislative Assembly. It is a
teaching-cum-affiliating University with limited residential
facilities. The University is situated at Rajabheta at a distance of
about 5 km to the south of the premier town of
Dibrugarh in the
eastern part of
Assam as well as India.
Dr. John Berry White Auditorium, AMCH, Dibrugarh
Assam Medical College and Hospital
Assam Medical College
Assam Medical College was formally established on 3 November 1947. It
was, however, earlier known as Berry-White School of Medicine, which
was founded in 1900. It has the distinction of being the first medical
college in the entire North-eastern region of India. Following the
establishment of two other medical colleges in Assam, one at Guwahati
and another at Silchar, it now serves as the tertiary medical referral
centre for the entire upper
Assam as well as the some areas of
neighbouring states, especially
Assam Medical College was established by a personal grant from Dr.
John Berry White after he retired as the civil surgeon of Lakhimpur
district. The medical school, "John Berry White Medical School" was
set up in 1900 at Dibrugarh, and thus this premier institute started
its history, and marked a new era in education.
Assam Medical College
started the first Radiology Department in India, in year 1910, along
with two X-Ray machine (One 10MA and another 15MA). The X-Ray Machines
were bought from England, 15 years after the discovery of X-Rays by
Professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895–96. These two were the
first X-Ray machines in India.
Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh
The college is situated in the outskirts of city and set in the midst
of tea estates. Building renovation and new building construction
projects are underway, in joint collaboration with the North Eastern
Council and the State Government of Assam, to upgrade the college to a
premier medical institution.
The college boast some of the best teachers in
India in their
respective fields. The college has some great principals, of which one
has also won the Padmashree award. The college completed its Diamond
jubilee in November 2007.
RMRC, the International Centre of Excellence, at Lahowal, Dibrugarh
Regional Medical Research Centre (NE Region) is one of the six
regional centres of
Indian Council of Medical Research
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and is
located 10 km East of
Dibrugarh city centre and 2 km North
of Bokul Tiniali at Lahowal. It covers the most remote and less
developed, eight states of the north-eastern region of
India and is
responsible for carrying out Biomedical Research in the region. It was
established in 1982 and runs with intramural grant from ICMR and
extramural ad hoc projects from different funding agencies.
This premier Medical Research institute has been recognized as an
"International Centre of Excellence" by the National Institute of
Health (NIH) and Washington University of USA.
The institute, in collaboration with Centre for Development of Advance
Computing (CDAC), Pune, has been awarded the "MoSQuIT – mBillionth
SAARC Countries Award 2013" recognized by The Grand Jury of The
mBillionth Award South Asia as an Award Winner for the year 2013 for
inventing disease surveillance system for malaria using mobile
Engineering and Technology
Entrance to the DU Institute of Engineering and Technology
DU Institute of Engineering and Technology
A new engineering college, known as
Dibrugarh University Institute of
Engineering and Technology (DUIET), has been established under
Dibrugarh University to promote engineering and technology in and
Dibrugarh Polytechnic is located on the outskirts of the city at
Bokul tiniali, Lahowal near Regional Medical Research Centre,
Dibrugarh (ICMR). It offers courses in Civil Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
An Industrial Training Institute (ITI) is located on western outskirt
of the city at Barbaruah.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dibrugarh
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Dibrugarh is located at Romai, which is
about 20 km from
Dibrugarh city centre towards South-East. The
KVK Campus is being developed at Romai with construction of institute
building, farmers' hostel, staff quarters etc. and therefore, at
present this KVK is functioning from the temporary office located at
Ghoramara about 2 km far from Romai towards Lahoal. The land area
of KVK is 16 ha. The KVK is connected by NH 37 from
Lahoal, from Lahoal to Modarkhat by State road and from Modarkhat to
Romai by a good motorable village road.
Directorate of Distance Education,
Course and Programmes:
Bachellor of Business Administration (Flying) or BBA (Flying)
M.D.K. Girls' College
Course and Programmes:
Bachelor of Arts
Major Courses :
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
JD Institute of Fashion Technology is a premier institute of
fashion-designing with presence in major cities across India. In NE
India, the institute is present in
Guwahati and Dibrugarh.
New Market is the main market area and of
Dibrugarh city. R.K.B. Road
is towards South, Mankota Road is towards East and A. T. Road is
towards North and West of this market. The main city roads passing
through New Market are, H.S. Road, B. N. P. Road, C. K.
H.W.G. Cole Road and B. Poddar Road. New Market is the centre of
wholesale shops for branded electronic goods/appliances,
chothes/garments, cosmetics and fashion items, branded jewellery,
crockery, leather items, perishable items, medicine and hardware
items. Also a number of quality hotels and restaurants are present in
New Market area.
Paltan Bazar derives its name from the cantonment area nearby. The
main city road passing through this market is Bordoloi Avenue. This
market area is nearby the
Assam Medical College campus and a good
number of pharmacies, diagnostic laboratories, lodges and hotels,
restauants, and above all a number of leading nursing homes/hospitals
of the state are located here.
This market is located in the Naliapool area of the city and is famous
for cheap rates of almost all commodities. A. T. Road passes through
this market. A modern Municipal Market Complex is coming up in
Chowkidinghee Bazar is in the Chowkidinghee area of the city and is
near the ISBT of
Assam State Transport Corporation. The main city road
passing through this market is Tarun Ram Phukan Road. This market is
mostly famous for availability of fresh local vegetables, grocery
shops and restaurants/fast food joints. In the evenings, covered
pull-carts selling momo, chowmin, samosas and pakoda etc. items are
seen in plenty in Chowkidinghee Bazar.
Milan Nagar Bazar
This market is in the Milan Nagar area of the city. The main city road
passing through this market is Mancotta Road. Mostly grocery items,
gift items, stationery items, vegetables, fish and meat etc. are
available in this market. A number of eating joints are also coming up
of late in Milan Nagar Bazar.
Honda, Maruti and Hyundai showrooms are located nearest to the
Amolapatty Bazar. So, apart from a number of shops selling
car-accessories, car washing and tyre care shops, there are
restaurants, fast food joints, furniture shops, vegetable vendors,
grocery shops and Newspaper/megazine stores as well in Amolapatty
Bazar. This market is located around the intersection of A.T. Road,
Steamerghat Road and T.R. Phukan Road known as Amolapatty Chariali.
This market is in the Shantipara area of the city and adjacent to the
Dibrugarh Town railway station. The main roads passing through this
market are P.N. Road and B.C. Das Road. This market is famous for
local fish and fresh vegetables. Also, grocery shops and eating joints
are there in plenty.
Graham Bazar was developed by a British administrator of
back in the British era. The historic Berry White Medical School was
founded in Graham Bazar area in 1900 AD. This market is noted for cane
and bamboo furniture and show pieces.
Dibrugarh Industrial Tribunal is
also located in this area.
Dibrugarh State Hospital, offices of the
Joint Director of Health Services and Drug Inspector, two wheeler
showrooms, a private law college and a nursing home is also present in
Located near the BCPL Project and proposed
This market is in the Lahowal area located 10 km east of the city
centre. A. T. Road passes through this area. This market area covered
by beautiful tea gardens and factories.
Dibrugarh Polytechnic and RMRC
is located here.This market is located around the intersection of A.T.
Road and LBT Road. This area is mostly famous for Lahowal College,
Dibrugarh Polytechnic & RMRC & Small scale Industries like
Assam Iron Factory, Damayanti Industries etc.
Junction Mall, Dibrugarh
Junction Mall is located on the southern side of R. K. B. Road and
near the City Regency Hotel. This mall has seven floors, two lifts and
four escalators. M.P. Jewellers, brandshops of Reebok, Adidas,
departmental store Sohum, multiplex Fun Cinemas etc. are housed in
A couple of new malls are also coming up in the city.
Formerly known as Fun Cinemas, this multiplex is located in the
Junction Mall and has two screens. Each screen presents five shows per
day. Ticket rates for viewing a movie in this multiplex during peak
hours is among the highest for multiplexes in India.
Sohum is housed in the Junction Mall. High end priced items like
branded readymade garments, cosmetics and fashion items, imported gift
items and collectibles etc. are main attractions of this departmental
Vishal Mega Mart
Vishal Mega Mart is located in Corporate Park by the R.K.B. Road. This
departmental store is part of a chain of departmental stores. This
store is famous for cheap rates of all commodities.
Khushee Mega Mart
Khushee Mega Mart is located in between R.K.B. Road and B. Poddar Road
and provides a wide range of quality and branded grocery items, frozen
food and cosmetics.
City Kart is a chain of retail stores present in Gurgaon, Lucknow,
Allahabad, Ballia, Jhansi, Varanasi, Bahraich, Dimapur, Mirzapur,
raibareli, Silchar, Hajipur, Darbhanga, Begusarai, Farbesganj, Baxur,
Deoria, Nautanwa, Sahjahanpur and other cities. The chain has opened
its departmental store in
Dibrugarh recently[when?] in the B. Poddar
Road at New Market.
Reliance Trends is a chain of retail stores present in
&Tinsukia. The chain has opened its departmental store in
Dibrugarh recently in the RNC Path at Thana Chariali.
Reliance Footprints is a chain of multibrand footwear retail stores
which has opened its retail store in
Dibrugarh on the R. K. B. Road
Dibrugarh has a full-fledged All
India Radio centre, All
Dibrugarh broadcasting in both AM (567 kHz at 529.1 metres of
MW) and FM (101.30 MHz) bands airing three transmissions a
day along with a 5-minute regional news bulletin at 6:00 PM
Dibrugarh was commissioned way back on
15 February 1968. The station has its studios located at
Dibrugarh and the high power transmission tower located
at Lepetkata near the present
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited
Doordarshan Kendra, Dibrugarh
As for television viewing, the second
Doordarshan centre of Assam,
telecasting programmes in Assamese language,
Dibrugarh was established in the city in the year 1993. Earlier the
Kendra used to telecast
Assamese language programmes capsuled in
Guwahati beginning 20 December 1991. The programmes produced in
this Kendra are telecast through a high power transmitter.
Doordarshan Kendra is contributing programmes to the 'DD
North East' channel.
Moreover, NETV is a satellite channel operating from
Dibrugarh with a
Zonal Office besides V&S, Dibru Live and Luit View are cable TV
channels from Dibrugarh.
Dibrugarh also has a digital cable TV
Dibrugarh has been a pioneer of newspaper journalism in entire Eastern
India with the Times of
Assam being the first newspaper published from
Dibrugarh in the late nineteenth century. After four decades of
publication, Times of
Assam ceased to publish and from 1939 The Assam
Tribune started its journey from Dibrugarh, which after 7 years of
publication from Dibrugarh, shifted to Guwahati. However, this premier
English daily of the North-East India, The
Assam Tribune is published
Dibrugarh along with
Guwahati and The Sentinel is published from
Dibrugarh along with four other cities of North-East India. Several
vernacular, as well English and Bengali dailies are published from
Dibrugarh. Assamese newspapers published from
Dibrugarh are Asomiya
Pratidin, Janasadharan, Niyomiya Barta, Dainik Asam, Dainik Pratikshan
and Pratibimba,. Jugashangkha is a Bengali daily published from
Dibrugarh along with
Guwahati and Silchar.
Dibrugarh and adjoining areas offer its tourists a unique blend of
tourist attractions ranging from the ecstasies of the tea estates and
their heritage to wildlife and culture, also touching the heart of
someone with a religious fervour, all in the backdrop of a vibrant
The lush and serene greenery of a tea estate in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh accounts for the finest
Assam Tea that is drunk anywhere in
the world. Set midst miles and miles of tea estates,
the opportunity to experience a life in tea estates. Tea tourism has
started becoming popular, with travel companies such as Greener
Pastures and Purvi Discovery offering tea tours.
Dibrugarh has rich flora and fauna in the surrounding wildlife
sanctuaries and rainforests.
Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center
Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center spread over an area of 1.2
Ha. amidst Jokai Reserve Forest is 12 km from
Dibrugarh town on
Mancotta-Khamtighat road. Apart from the storehouse of germplasm of
some of the valuable and endangered species of flora of this region,
the center is a showcase of what this region has in terms of floral
biodiversity. The various zones of this center include Orchid house,
Medicinal and aromatic plants plot, Rainforest specimen plot, a water
Added attractions to visit this botanical garden are Elephant ride to
have an overview of the richness of Jokai Reserve Forest, a retreat to
scenic beauty of Era-suti along northern boundary of Jokai Reserve
Forest famous for migratory birds.
The work of developing trekking routes inside Jokai reserve forest and
introduction of boating facilities at Era-suti is in progress to
ensure that a tourist has a complete date with nature here.
Dibru – Saikhowa National Park
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the two biosphere reserves in
Assam, the other being Nameri National Park. It is located at about
42 km north of
Dibrugarh town of
Assam covering an area of
350 km2. It lies between 27°30' N to 27°45' N latitude and
95°10' E to 95°45'E longitude at an average altitude of 118 m (range
110-126 m). The park bounded is by the
Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in
the north and Dibru river in the south. It is situated in Dibrugarh
Tinsukia District of Assam. It mainly consists of wet evergreen
forests, tropical moist deciduous forest, canebrakes and grasslands.
It is the largest salix swamp forest in north east India. Situated in
the flood plains of the
Brahmaputra and the Lohit, at an altitude of
118 m above sea level, Dibru-Saikhowa is a safe haven for many
endangered species. Due to the auto stocking by the
Dibru river, it is rich in fish diversity. Dibru Saikhowa has tropical
monsoon climate with a hot and wet summer and cool and usually dry
winter. The annual rainfall ranges from 2300 mm to 3800 mm.
The main rainy months are June, July, August, September. The average
coldest and warmest temperature of the area ranges from 7 °C to
34 °C where June, July and August are the hottest while December
and January are the coolest months.
Situated 60 km southeast of
Dibrugarh town in eastern Assam,
Jeypore Rainforest is India's easternmost rainforest, one of very few
wildlife reserves on earth housing seven wildcat species including
Royal Bengal tiger, clouded leopard, common leopard, golden cat and
marbled cat. Jeypore reserve forest and Dilli reserve forest
combine to be the only rain forest area in the state spread across the
three of upper Assam's districts of Tinsukia,
Dibrugarh and Sibsagar
comprising a total area of 575 km2. The forest is listed to be
the last lowland forests under the
Assam valley wet evergreen forest
area in the region.
Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuaries
Dehing Patkai rainforest
Dehing Patkai rainforest with an area of 111.19 km2. is
Tinsukia districts and is famous for Assam
Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests bordering
Arunachal Pradesh. A
part of the 575 km2 Jeypore, spread across three eastern Assam
districts, forms the Dehing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary. The
Sanctuary is a part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve having the
World War II
World War II cemeteries nearby, along with the Stillwell Road and the
oldest refinery of Asia in
Digboi and 'open cast' coal mining at
Koli Aai Thaan
Koli Aai Thaan is a very famous tourist spot of Dibrugarh, which is
dedicated to Koli Aai, the daughter of the head priest of the Dibaru
Satra of Assam. It is said that due to the lack of male heir, the
satra started disappearing. However, Koli Aai kept the Satra alive by
preaching its ideals and principles. It is believed that Koli Aai was
bestowed with divine powers and she vanished from the site one day,
leaving behind a strong religious hold in the minds of the people.
Radha Krishna Temple, Dibrugarh
Radha Krishna Temple
This temple, situated in a sprawling campus near the
College, features two life size idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess
Radha. The temple is considered to be an architectural marvel and is
entirely made of marble stone. The serinity and divinity of the temple
and its campus attract tourists in large numbers and even from other
Maha Bodhi Vihar
The word 'Vihar' in itself means recreation. For people looking for
recreation, the Maha Bodhi Vihar located in Jyoti Nagar,
a must visit as it is one of the few institutions in Upper
Buddhist art, culture, religion and education. The Vihar was
visited twice by his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 1996 and 2003
subsequently. Established under the banner of International
Brotherhood Mission in 1973, the vihar also serves as a destitute
home, primary school, junior high school and vocational training
Mahatma Gandhi Park
Situated at Khanikar, 10 kilometres South of
Dibrugarh city centre,
this newly developed park is on a 22 bigha plot of land and features a
blend of modernity and tradition and is a major attraction for
tourists of all ages for a recreation.
Shrikshetra Dhaam, Dibrugarh
Shrikshetra Dhaam, The Lord Jagannath Temple
A replica of the Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, has come up in
Dibrugarh near the Mahatma Gandhi Park at Khanikar. The height of this
temple is 85 feet. This temple is expected to be a major centre for
religious tourism in eastern Assam. As per the architectural
structure, this temple is the 2nd after the original Jagannath Temple,
Puri in India.
At a distance of about 37 km from the township of Dibrugarh, on
the banks of the river Burhidihing, is the Namphake village (Thai:
น้ำฝาแก่ namfaagae) of Assam. A very beautiful
Buddhist monastery is located in this area. This monastery is regarded
as a meditation center, due to its unique natural settings and serene
atmosphere. It also serves as a very famous tourist attraction of
Assam. Apart from this, the other attractions of the area are Nong
Mungchiringta (Musulinda tank), Ashoka Pillar, Pagoda, and traditional
stilt houses. The Princess of Thailand visited the village in 2009 and
spoke with the residents. Despite the distance, the language and
modern Thai have so much in common they are mutually intelligible.
Naharkatia is a town situated in the
Dibrugarh district of Assam,
which is renowned for its petroleum and gas reserves. The place is
especially famous for its tea gardens and is considered to be an
important commercial hub of the state. At a short distance from the
town lie the historic Jaipur/Jeypore, Tipam and Namrup. Besides this,
the oldest oil pool in the state is also located here.
Vaishnavite Culture - Xatras
More information on Satra (Ekasarana Dharma)
Dehing Namti Satra
Around 8 miles from the town of Naharkatia, on the banks of river
Disang (under Sasoni mouza), is the age old Dehing Namti Satra of
Assam. The satra was established by Binandashyam Gohain and was
initially situated between the roads of Hologuri and Sariyahtoli, in
Dibrugarh. The current location of one of the chief sings of the satra
is at Namti, in Nazira.
This satra was first established by a prime devotee of Gopal Atadev,
Srimanta Aniruddha Dev, in a village of North Lakhimpur. It was later
shifted to Khutiaputa, around the time when t
he Moamoria rebellion took place. During this period, Astabhuj Gosain
was the head of the satra. But after his demise, this religious seat
remained vacant for 14 years. Later on, Pitambar Chandra Dev was made
the head. The satra fell into trouble once again at the time of
Burmese invasion of India. It was finally brought to the present site
of Dinjan, about 5 km from the township of Chabua, after peace
Moderkhat Satra is actually an extension of the Dinjoy Satra and was
established in the Moderkhat area of the
Chandrakantadev was the founder of this monastery. He was the brother
of Sidanandadeb Dinjoy, who was the head priest of the Dinjoy Satra of
Garpara satra is older than the Dinjoy Satra itself and is situated in
Rohmoria mouza, Assam. The head priest of this satra was Narimaider.
In recent times, there has been a proposal of shifting the satra to a
new safer location, because of soil erosion at the present site.
The ruins that are seen on the banks of the Dehing River under Larua
mouza in present Dibrugarh, was a very famous satra during the rule of
the Ahom king Rajeswar Singha. During the famous Moamoria revolution,
the satra received royal support from Ahom King Rajeswar Singha and
also from a number of other kings like Lakhi Singha and Gaurinath
Dols and Maidams
Raidangia Dol is found in the Kalakhuwa area of Laruah mauza, under
the Barbaruah Dev Block of Assam. Established in 700 AD, by Swargodeo
Pramatta Singha, the place was originally dedicated to the worship of
Lord Vishnu. Later on, it became famous as Shiva dol. The dol contains
relics of the powerful Ahom Kingdom. Initially, 24 statues were found
engraved on the walls of the temple, but now only 14 of them are to be
found. There is a large pond situated just adjacent to the temple. It
is said that the dol, along with the pond and 200 pura, was given as a
dowry when Swargadeo Pramatta Singha married his sister to Raidnogia
At a distance of 14 km to the south of Dibrugarh, just adjacent
to the NH37, there are two ancient graveyards that were raised to
honour two officials of the Ahom Dynasty. Historian Sarbananda
Rajkumar believes that these two maidams or graveyards were erected
for Bura Dihinigia Barbarua and Deka Dihingia Barbarua. Apart from
these, there are several other smaller maidams at the same site, which
were constructed to honour other soldiers of the same regime.
Sarumechlow and Bormechow Maidam
These two maidams are found in the Lengeri mouza locality of Dibrugarh
city and are said to be the graveyards of Sarumechlow and Bormechow,
who were the queens of King Sukhampha Khura (1552–1611) of the Ahom
Lekai Chetia Maidam
This maidam is dedicated to Lekai Chetia, an officer of the Ahom
Kingdom, during the term of Swargadeo Pratapsingha. Located in the
Sessa area, near Mankata road of the
Dibrugarh district, the maidam
has now become a revered spot in Assam.
The Bahikhowa Maidam is found in the Khowang Tea Estate area of
Dibrugarh. This graveyard is dedicated to Bahikhowa Dasarath Dowerah.
He was the Chief of the Army staff of Ahoms, during the reign of
Swargodeo Rajeswar Singha. Apart from this huge maidam, there are
several other smaller maidams located in the nearby places, but all of
them are in ruins now.
Dibrugarh is part of
Dibrugarh (Lok Sabha constituency).
Dibrugarh Railway Station
Dibrugarh flight status shown at IGI airport along with other
Hotel Raj Palace (Left) & Hotel Little Palace (Right)
A heritage building in
Dibrugarh (built in 1906) now housing the city
office of Air
Flood in front of United Bank of India,
Dibrugarh Branch on 31.08.2015
Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank sponsored
Dibrugarh drainage development
Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank sponsored Solid waste management project at
Construction of BCPL township.
Construction of CISF township.
Dibrugarh Handloom Trade Centre
Proposed ITBP battalion
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