India - Tezpur City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Tezpur City Information

The pleasant town of Tezpur lies amid tea gardens and military cantonments on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.

It has undulated green valleys surrounded by the hills of Arunachal Pradesh, snow capped peaks of Himalayas, lush green tea gardens and magnificent archaeological ruins.

Places of Interest:

Nehru Maidan Nehru Maidan - It is a triangular green park featuring a little church and a small District Museum apart from old manuscripts and sculptures from both ancient and modern times, labeled in Assamese and English.

Chitralekha Udyan - Chitralekha Udyan, with its central lake, was established by a British deputy commissioner to house the remnants of Asura's palace.

Agnigarh - It is said to be the place where Asura imprisoned his daughter, Usha. Preserving the sweet memory of young lovers, Agnigarh or the rampart, surrounded by fire, is perhaps the most beautiful tourist sport of Tezpur.

Da-Parbatia - Except for its finely carved doorframe depicting Ganga and Yamuna, this is said to be the oldest specimen of religious art is Assam.

Bamuni Hills - The ruins of Bamuni hills are famous for its artistic beauty.

Hazara Pukhuri -This large tank preserves the name of Harzara Varman in Tezpur and was excavated in the early part of the 19th century.

Cole Park -It is one of the most beautiful places in the town established by a British Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Cole.

Bhalukpong - Bhalukpong, a beautiful picnic and angling spot was the capital of 'Bhaluka', the grandson of King Banasura.

Bhomoraguri - A mammoth stone inscription made by the Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Phukan is present here.

 

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