Famous Dhubri District of Assam

The perfect gateway of western Assam Dhubri district is an a unique Cultural Heritage and Historical Background for the tourists. Dhubri town is situated at about 290 km from Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam. This district houses many historic places with other famous sight seeing like , Dudhnath, Chandardinga, Boukumari and many moore.

Sikh Gurudwara of DhubriDhubri District of Assam is one of the best tourist sight of the state Assam. Assam ends its boarder with its south western region with this district. Dhubri District is the civil sub-division of former Goalpara district. This famous town is formed in the year 1876 during British empire. The district headquarters was shifted from Goalpara to Dhubri in the year 1879. Covering a total area of 2,838 sq kms Dhubri District is spreaded over forests, hills, rivers, etc.

Agriculture is the main livelihood for the people of the district.
Basically Dhubri District is bounded by both inter-state and international border like West Bengal and Bangladesh in the west, Goalpara and Bongaigaon District and Garo Hills district of Meghalaya in the east, Kokrajhar district in the north and also Bangladesh and Meghalaya in the south. This district is located in between 89.42 to 90.12 degree east longitude and 26.22 to 25.28 degree north latitude on the map. The district is situated at about 30 meters above the sea level. Dhubri is plain scattered with a many small hillocks including Tokorabandha, Dudhnath, Chandardinga, Boukumari, Boropahar, Chakrasila, etc. These all are situated in the north eastern region of the district. River Brahmaputra is flowing through this district from east to west with its other tributaries including Champabati, Gourang, Gadadhar, Gangadhar, Tipkai, Sankosh, Silai, Jinjiram etc.

Mainly the administration of Dhubri District is catagorised into three major sub-divisions including Dhubri, Bilasipara and South Salmara-Hatsingimari, Mankachar. Moreover, there are seven tahsils under Dhubri District. It cosists of eight police stations. The Deputy Commissioner of this district is the head of all developmental offices of the district and works as sanctioning authority of the developmental funds.

Dhubri District includes several places of interest as well as numerous sightseeing for the tourists. They can keep their attractions on Rangamati or Panbari Mosque, Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahamaya Dham, Florican Garden, Panchpeer Dargaha and many more.

Till now the district consists of 15 colleges for higher education. Out of them B. N. College, Dhubri established on 1946 is one of the oldest and popular institute in Assam. An Industrial Training Institute also run there. Among with them hundred high and higher secondary schools are also raising the educational system of the district. Dhubri District also offers the historical sights of the eminent personalities like Guru Nanak Dev, Srimanta Sankardeva, Guru Teg Bahadur, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Gopinath Bordoloi and Rajiv Gandhi. The main tourist spots in Dhubri district include Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Mahamaya Dham, Rangamati or Panbari Mosque, one of the oldest mosque in entire northeast region of India with Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary, Florican Garden and Panchpeer Dargah. Dhubri has great importance for the Sikh community. Hence it is famous for the Sikh Gurdwara namely Gurdwara Damdama Sahib or Thara Sahib which was established in memory of First Sikh Guru Nanak Dev and later it was followed by Ninth guru, named Guru Tegh Bahadur and then after the famous Gurdwara is named as Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.


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