Tinsukia (Pron: ˌtɪnˈsʊkiə) is a town and municipal board in
Tinsukia district, Assam, India. It is situated 480 kilometres
(298 mi) north-east of
Guwahati and 84 kilometres (52 mi)
away from the border with Arunachal Pradesh.
It is the administrative headquarters of
Tinsukia District of Assam,
India. It contains a mixture of indigenous Assamese communities, and
Hindi-speaking people. New malls and buildings are being constructed.
Tinsukia deals in agricultural products such as tea, oranges, ginger,
citrus fruits and paddy. It also contains the state's largest railway
3 National protected area
5 Trade and commerce
8 Notable places
12.1 List of schools
12.2 List of colleges
13 List of Hospitals
14 Urban Localities
17 External links
Tinsukia is the site of Bengmara, which was originally known as
Changmai Pathar. It was the capital city of the Muttack Kingdom which
was founded by
Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha.
Coin issued by Sarbananda Singha
Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha, known as Mezara, rose to become an able
administrator. Mezara adopted the name Sarbananda Singha after he
became the King.
Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha introduced coins after
his name and in Saka 1716 and 1717, he inscribed the title Swargadeo
in the coins.
As instructed by
Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha, his Minister Gopinath
Barbaruah alies Godha dug a triangular pond which is known as
Tinikunia Pukhuri. In 1884 a station was constructed near this pond,
when the Dibru-Sadiya Rail line was laid, which was named as Tinsukia.
Since then it has been known as Tinsukia.
Tinsukia is located at 27°30′N 95°22′E / 27.5°N
95.37°E / 27.5; 95.37. It has an average elevation of
116 metres (380 feet).
National protected area
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Tinsukia has a humid subtropical climate with summer, winter and
monsoon forming the seasonal cycle. Summer in
Tinsukia are typically
during the months of March–May, and these months experience a
maximum temperature of around 31 °C and a minimum of
24 °C. Rain showers are common during the summer months, and
humidity is normally at its highest during this season. the monsoon
Tinsukia are the months of June–September bringing heavy
rainfall. The temperature in the region during winter, which occurs
from October to February, ranges from a maximum of 24 °C to a
minimum of 11 °C(min).
Trade and commerce
A view of GNB Road and Ranghar Complex
The district is known for its tea production, and wood related
products like Kitply, Merino Ply, and National Ply. Chamber Road,
situated at the centre of the town, is the traditional business hub.
Besides the wood industry, businesses dealing in garments,
electronics, hardware for tea industry form the commercial base of the
Plastic park in
Tinsukia district: the state government has
commissioned a 1,500-bigha plastic park in
Tinsukia district to
accommodate 400 downstream plastic processing units.The plant will
produce various ranges of polymers for different applications in
sectors such as packaging film, injection, raffia and blow-moulding
which will be marketed with assistance from GAIL.
According to the
Tinsukia had a population of
1,25,216. Males constituted 55% of the population and females 45%.
Tinsukia had an average literacy rate of 70.15%, higher than the
national average of 64.84%: male literacy was 77.89%, and female
literacy 63.54%. 13.29% of the population was under 6 years of age.
See also: List of cities in the North East and the Andaman and Nicobar
ASTC Bus Stand
A View of the New
Tinsukia Railway junction at Night
Tinsukia is connected by air, national highway and railway. It is
492 km by road from Guwahati. Buses from ASTC and other private
operators conneceted the town with
Guwahati and other places. Local
transportation is facilitated by auto-rickshaws and mini vans, with
rickshaws being the primary mode of transportation.
The nearest airport is
Dibrugarh Airport at Mohanbari,
is about 40 km from
Tinsukia with daily flights to Delhi,
Kolkata and Silchar.
Tinsukia falls under Northeast Frontier Railway of Indian Railways. It
is also one of the divisional headquarters of NF Railway. The New
Tinsukia railway station connects the city with rest of the country
through notable trains like
Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express, Brahmaputra
Mail, Kamrup Express, New
Tinsukia - Bengaluru Weekly Express, Avadh
Assam Express etc. It is an A category railway station of Northeast
Frontier railway under
Tinsukia railway division. The town has another
Tinsukia Junction which is the old one.
The Dibru Saikhowa National Park, adjacent to the city is a national
India and is considered an important
Biodiversity Hotspot in
India. The
Brahmaputra is at the northern border and
the Dibru river at the southern, and the park is an island with feral
horses, endangered White-winged Wood ducks and Hoolock Gibbons.
Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary is about 6 km from
Tinsukia. It is famous for different species of primates including the
endangered Hoolock Gibbon. Maguri Beel is used for birdwatching.
The Shiv Dham is a temple of Lord
Shiva with a pond in the middle. The
pond constitutes of over 1000 fishes and few turtles. Devotees are
often seen praying to the Gods and feeding these fishes. The Tilinga
Mandir (bell temple), located at Bordubi, about 12 kilometer from
Tinsukia, is another world famous
Shiva temple. This temple is known
for its numerous Bells (tilinga) tied on the branches of a giant
peepal tree by devotees whose wishes made at this temple are believed
to have been fulfilled. The area also has Tea Estates. Marut Nandan
Kanan Park is also a tourist attraction.
A View of Shiv Dham
A view of the Railway Heritage Park of Tinsukia
Some attractions of
Tinsukia and its surrounding places are:
The Railway Heritage Museum of North East
India is at Tinsukia.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a biological hotspot of India.
Railway Junction in
Assam is at Tinsukia
Asia's oldest oil-refinery, The
Digboi Refinery is located a few
kilometers from the city of
Tinsukia at Digboi.
The incredible Hindu Temple, The Bell Temple or Tilinga Mandir is at
The Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary, which is about a
distance of 6 km.
The start point of the historical Stilwell Road, also known as Ledo
Road, is connected.
Brahmaputra River banks), known for its beautiful sunset and
river cruise and boats. It is 10 km from the town.
Tinsukia is part of
Dibrugarh (Lok Sabha constituency).
Dainik Janambhumi published from
Tinsukia along with
Guwahati and Jorhat.
Tinsukia has landline, mobile and internet connectivity. Internet
connectivity through wireless datacards and
Broadband is available.
The major cellular service providers are Airtel, IDEA, BSNL, Aircel,
4G services are a recent addition to the city.
List of schools
Holy Brook School
Tinsukia English Academy
Our ABC Play House/Our ABC Junior School (Estd.1995)
Kendra Vidyalaya Tinsukia
St. Stephen's High School, Bordoloi Nagar
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tinsukia
Senairam High Secondary School (Estd. 1937)
A New High School
Guru Teg Bahadur Academy
Our ABC Academy Borguri Court Tinali
Bhagwat Vidyamandir High School, Sripuria
Don Bosco High School, Tinsukia
Don Bosco High School
Hindi English High School
Holy Child Girl's/Boy's High School
Babies Nursery School
Buds Nursery School
Church at Don Bosco High School
Budding Buds Sr. Sec. School 
Hindustan Kendra Vidyalaya
Bimala Prasad Chaliha Nagar School
Aadarsha Parthomik School
Sarbajanik Balika Vidyalaya
Hindi Balika Vidyalaya
A view of
Tinsukia Law College
Bengali Girls High School
Railway High School
Delhi Public School, Digboi
Tinsukia Bangia Vidyalaya (H.S.)
Borguri High School
Jatiya Vidyalaya, Tinsukia
Don Bosco Bible School
Bhawti Bhagwan High Secondary School (Udyog Nagar)
Omega English Academy (Udyog Nagar)
Apple Bee Fun School (preschool)
Los Angeles English Academy, Bordubi
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tinsukia
Tinsukia Railway High School
Ganpatrai Rashi washia Basic, ME, High School Makum Road
List of colleges
ACE College of Commerce
G.S. Lohia Girl's College
Pinewood Residential Jr. Sc. College
B.B. Memorial Jr. College
Tinsukia Law College
D.H. Memorial College (Sripuria)
Tinsukia Commerce College (Sripuria)
List of Hospitals
City Hospital & Research Center
Life Line Hospital
Jeevan Jyoti Hospital
Dey's Nursing Home
The Apollo Clinic
Aditya Diagnostics and Hospital
R.C. Agarwal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre, Makum Road, Near
Borthakur nursing home
Pinewood Hospital, Subochoni Road, Tinsukia
St.Luke's Hospital, Duliajan Road, Tinsukia
Manav Kalyan Road
DM Lohia Road
Lal Bunglow Road
A view of Tilinga Mandir
A View of the Dibru River
A locality in Tinsukia
^ "Tinsukia". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tinsukia
^ "Census of
Assam / Tinsukia". Census of India. Retrieved 2
^ "Census Of India". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam.
Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
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