KAZIRANGA National Park : World heritage site
Kaziranga is known all over the world for successful conservation of Great One Horned Rhinoceros. It is also home to a number of threatened wild animals and migratory birds. The Kaziranga Landscape comprises of sprawling grasslands, numerous water bodies and woodlands that provide an ideal habitat for a variety of flora and fauna. The flood plain ecosystem, which acts as important refuge of rich biodiversity, is the result of River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Kaziranga is a large complex of rivers, lakes and marshes in the flood plain of the Brahmaputra river. It is an extremely important area for larger mammals and birds- 17 species of mammals , 23 species of birds and 10 species of reptiles are in endangered list.
Salient Features of Kaziranga
— World's largest population of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros: 1855 as per 2006 census
— Highest ecological density of Tiger: 86 tigers year 2000
— World's largest population of Asiatic Wild Buffalo: 1937 (Year 2008)
— Important Bird Area of India with nearly 500 bird species
— Significant population of Asian Elephant: 1293 (Year 2008)
— Possess considerable Research, Education and Recreation values
— Last surviving population of eastern swamp deer: 681 (Year 2007)
— 1905 : Preliminary notification of Kaziranga as Reserve Forest.
— 1908 : Reserve Forest.
— 1916 : Game Sanctuary.
— 1937 : Sanctuary opened for visitors.
— 1950 : Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary.
— 1974 : Kaziranga National Park
— 1985 : World Heritage Site by UNESCO-IUCN
— 2005 : Centenary year of successful biodiversity
conservation in Kaziranga.
— 2007 : Declared as Kaziranga Tiger Reserve .
For more details visit the link to Kaziranga page
The birth place of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, the great artist, literateur, dramatist and the founder of Vaisnavism in Assam. The place is situated 18 km North – West from Nagaon town. There are two Sattras : Narowa Sattra and Salaguri Sattra. A mini Museum is located in Narowa Sattra and the birth and death anniversaries of the Vaishnava saints are observed there with great grandeur.
|POKHI TIRTHA( Samaguri Bill )|
|Where migratory birds from around the world come to nest in the winter. The bill is located at a distance of 16 km towards East from Nagaon town|
The wild life sanctuary is situated at Lowkhowa namely “AVAYARANYA” covering an area of 70 sq km and located at a distance of 25 km from Nagaon Town towards North. Its main attraction is the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Other attractions include the tiger, leopard, Asiatic buffalo, wild boar, civet cat, leopard cat, hog deer and various species of birds and reptiles. For accomodation and visit, please contact :
ROCKLAND Amusement Park
Champawati Kunda is a famous fall situated in Chapanala in Nagaon district.
|This is a village famous for its local Assamese gold plated ( traditional ) ornaments. The distance of Ranthali is 4 km from Nagaon town towards the West.|
|Situated at about 22 km west of Nagaon it was an important Chowki during the Ahom Days. Today, Raha is an important trade centre for agricultural products such as paddy, jute and mustard. An important institution here is the Fishery Training College - the first of its kind in Nagaon.|
|Located at 35 km from Nagaon, it is famous for its earthen wares.|
|This sub-division town situated at a distance of 48 km east of Nagaon is a historic place. As it was initially the headquarters of Barphukans during the Ahom days. It was also the scene of several battles against the Muslim invaders.|
|Situated at a road distance of 48 km from Nagaon town, it is a vital and picturesque river port lying on the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. Pre-communication links of Central Assam across the Brahmaputra are maintained through this port town. Besides playing host to the Assam Co-operative Jute Mill, Silghat also has several temples to enthrall visitors. A big Samantagiri hillock draws big crowds from everywhere.|
|This sub-divisional town is situated at a distance of 61 km from Nagaon town and is renowned as the granary of Assam, Besides its more allusive claim to being the centre of the Agar perfume industry, it is also the principal whole-sale market for rice in Assam. Besides rice, sugar-cane, mustard, jute and vegetables are also grown in abundance.|
|Situated 34 km South-East of Nagaon town, it was the seat of the Doboka kingdom, mentioned in the Allahabad inscription of the Gupta Emperor Samudragupta according to some historians. The Akashiganga waterfall, near Doboka is a favourite with many picnickers.|
|LUMDING AND CHAPARMUKH|
|These are two very important railway junctions and naturally serve as trading centres as well. Lumding is also the divisional headquarters of the NF railway. Various small scale industries including candle works and trunk factories are also located at Lumding.|
|Situated at about 6 km from Hojai, it has become well known after the recent discovery of remnants of a fort and three stone temples decorated with carvings and base-reliefs. Seven Siva Lingas have also been excavated and preserved here. An 11th century century idol of Chamunda has been discovered at Navanga village, 2 kms from Jugijan.|
|TEMPLES AND NAMGHARS|
KAMAKHYA TEMPLE :- The famous
Kamakhya Temple is situated in Silghat (Bank of the river Brahmaputra
). The Ashok Astami Melais are held every year near