Diphu (Pron:ˈdɪfu:) is the headquarter of
Karbi Anglong district
Karbi Anglong district in
the state of
Assam in India. This small town is a popular tourist hill
station for people of nearby cities.
5 Places of interest
6 Public parks and gardens
8 Education institutions
8.3 Technical and vocational institutes
8.5 Projects under way
9 Health infrastructure
13 Notable People
14 See also
Diphu is a
Dimasa language for White Water. Di mean Water, Phu mean
White. Historically it is said, the stream in diphu carry large amount
of sediment during rainy season, giving it the colour of white, hence
the name White Water.
Diphu is located at 25°50′N 93°26′E / 25.83°N 93.43°E
/ 25.83; 93.43. It has an average elevation of 186 metres
(610 feet). It is about 270 km by road and 213 km by
railways from Guwahati. The town is beautifully located on a hill.
As of 2011[update]
Diphu had a population of 63,654.
Based on population, it is classified as a class-II city (between
50,000 and 99,999 inhabitants). Males constitute 52% of the population
and females 48%.
Diphu has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher
than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 94% and, female
literacy is 86%. In Diphu, 13% of the population is under 6 years of
age. The major indigenous communities living in
Diphu are Karbi,
Dimasa Kachari, Tiwa (Lalung) Kachari, Bodo Kachari, Keot(Kaibarta),
Koch (Rajbangshi) Kachari, Garo Kachari and Rengma Naga.
The town is home to many indigenous communities and other communities
from rest of the country, the Karbis, Dimasa Kachari, Tiwa Kachari,
Bodo Kachari, Garo Kachari being the major tribes of the district. The
town truly exhibits the peaceful and harmonious coexistence among
them. It houses temples, churches, mosques and a gurudwara. The town
celebrates all the major festivals together with much fun-fare.
Rongker, Bushu-Dima Wangala, Bihu, Sikpui-Ruoi, Christmas, Durga Puja,
Diwali and other festivals are celebrated with fervour and joy.
Places of interest
Statue of Rongpharpi Rongbe
In the middle of the town there is a great statue of Rongpharpi Rongbe
and her comrades- a grand sculpture enlivened in the hand of its
sculptor. It has immortalised a glorified page of Karbi history.
Rongpharpi Rongbe was the first woman who rebelled against
exploitation and oppression.
It is in the heart of Diphu. The headquarters of "Karbi Cultural
Society", which is an established democratic cultural organisation, is
permanently set here. The Karbi Youth Festival is celebrated in
Taralangso every year. During the festival the place becomes a
About 7 km away from
Diphu along the
Lumding road, there is a
botanical garden of Forest west division. The garden is rich in many
valuable trees, herbs and orchids.
Recreation Park cum Medicinal Garden
Situated on the Diphu-Manja road it is a very beautiful garden set up
by the forest department. The park has much natural scenery, valuable
trees and herbs which attracts many people. There is also boating
facility in a lake.
Public parks and gardens
Khorsing Ingti Children Park
Semsongsing Ingti Memorial Park
Drongo Express (English daily)
Hill Observer (English daily)
Pherangke (Karbi daily)
The Arleng Daily (Karbi daily)
The Hills Emissary ( English daily)
The Hills Times (English daily)
Thekar (Karbi daily)
Diphu house an All
India Radio station.
Diphu house a relay centre for Doordarshan. There is also a CATV, KAT,
operating in the town. Currently, KAT is only local channel in the
IGNOU study centre
Diphu Girl's College
Don Bosco Junior college
Diphu Government College
Diphu Law College
Renu Terangpi Memorial College
Technical and vocational institutes
Basic Training Centre
Hindi Teacher Training Centre
Industrial Training Institute (ITI)
Diphu polytechnic, diphu
Vocational Training and research Centre (VTRC)
Adarsh Binapani L.P. & M.E. School
Badan Memorial English High School
Calvary Home Academy
Covenent Higher Secondary School
Christian English High School
D.A.V Higher Secondary School
Diphu Government Boy's Higher Secondary School
Diphu Government Girl's High School
Diphu Town Primary School.
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School
Hilltop Christian School
Home for Destitute and Vagrant Children
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School
Modern English High School
Mt. Calvary School
North Point English High School
New Hope High School
Presbyterian Mission School
Ratan Kro High School
Rengbonghom Higher Secondary School
Springdale High School
St. Mary's High School
Projects under way
Assam Hills Medical College and Research Institute
Diphu Civil Hospital
Veterinary Hospital (2 Nos.)
National Highway 329A passes through the Town. It connect the town
Lumding and Manja .
Diphu is well connected to most districts and
Assam State Transport Corporation, The District
autonomoy body, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, owned Transportation
service and private buses connect . Shared
Car also ply between nearby
town and places.
Auto rickshaw is the main mode of transport in the
Diphu town is served by
Diphu railway station of Northeast
Frontier Railway zone which lies on Lumding–
Dibrugarh section. Many
crucial trains which connect the town like
Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express,
Brahmaputra Mail, Kamrup Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Chandigarh
Nagaland Express etc.
Football is the main sport of Karbi Anglong and mostly popular among
the people. The multipurpose KASA (Karbi Anglong Sports Association)
Stadium is home to Morning Star F.C., the premier football club of
Karbi Anglong. They represent Karbi Anglong in the top division Assam
State Premier League. New Sport's Complex is under construction in
KASA Stadium field and 5th Mile, Diphu.
Diphu is part of Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency).
Biren Sing Engti: M.P.
Late Semsonsing Ingti: founder of Karbi Anglong district
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List of educational institutions in Assam
Assam Province (1912 – 1947)
Assam (Since 1937)
Assam History Timeline
Districts and divisions
Karbi Anglong (West)
Assam (East Assam)
Assam (West Assam)
Barak Valley (South Assam)
Mora Dhansiri River
Halflong (The Hill station of Assam)
Traditional crafts of Assam
Folk dances of Assam
Textiles and dresses of
Assam (Muga and Eri)
music and cinema
List of Assamese Poets
List of Assamese writers Pen Names
List of Assamese Periodicals
The Arunodoi (
Orunodoi - 1846)
Assam Rhetorical Congress
Music of Assam
Cinema of Assam
Joymati, first Assamese motion picture
Guwahati Theatre Festival
List of people from Assam
Barua (and its variations)
Choudhury (and its variations)
Fairs and Festivals