Dibrugarh: India's Original Tea City 

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Photo of Dibrugarh: India's Original Tea City by Priya Pareek

Located on the banks of the river Dibru, Dibrugarh is the largest tea producer in the country. Known as the “Tea City of India”, Dibrugarh is a perfect blend of natural beauty, tradition and culture. Visit to this city is indeed a bliss for nature lovers, with gurgling rivers, lush greenery and sprawling tea gardens welcoming visitors.

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Photo of Dibrugarh, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

When it comes to adventure activities, the region offers best in its limits including trekking, mountaineering and camping. An authentic reflection of Assam, Dibrugarh offers opportunity to see the most turbulent face of Brahmaputra. The city is an important hub of silk garments and you can also visit enticing silk centres. Exhilarating in all its senses; Dibrugarh is one experience that you should not miss out on when in Assam.

Wildlife Tourism

Dibrugarh is rich in wildlife and is home to multiple areas of conservation. A paradise for nature lovers, the city has some of the best wildlife areas.

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Photo of Jokai Botanical Garden, Bolai T.E., Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Centre houses an orchid house, a water pond, a medicinal and aromatic plant plot, rainforest specimen plot among other attractions. There is a germplasm storehouse as well that displays some of the valuable and endangered species of flora of the region.

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Photo of Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Laika Gaon, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Offering mesmersing natural vistas, the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the two biosphere reserves in Assam. It mainly consists of wet evergreen forests, canebrakes, tropical moist deciduous forests and grasslands. Dibru-Saikhowa offers visitors an opportunity to spot many endangered species. It also has a large diversity of fishes owing to auto stocking by the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers.

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Photo of Dibrugarh: India's Original Tea City by Priya Pareek

One can spot various animals in their natural habitat such as hoolock gibbons, royal Bengal tiger and leopards. Some restricted-range species found here include white-winged wood duck, lesser adjutant stork, bengal florican, spotted-billed pelican, white-bellied heron, swamp partridge, pallas's fish eagle, jerdon's babbler, black-breasted parrotbill and Striated grassbird.

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Photo of Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Powai Mukh No.1, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Spread across an area of 111.19km, the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for Assam Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests. The Sanctuary is a part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve and is home to seven different species of wild cat including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, golden cat, jungle cat and marbled cat. The Sanctuary is also a bird-watcher's paradise, where one can spot rare birds like white-cheeked hill partridge, great pied hornbill, white winged wood duck, lesser adjutant stork, white-backed vulture, slender-billed vulture, green imperial pigeon, etc. 

Other Popular Attractions

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Photo of Radha Krishna Mandir, Dibrugarh, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Dedicated to Hindu God Krishna and Goddess Radha, the temple is located amid lush green lawns. Scores of devotees from nearby cities throng this temple to find peace and to offer prayers.

Bahikhowa Maidam

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Photo of Dibrugarh: India's Original Tea City by Priya Pareek

This ground is dedicated to Bahikhowa Dasarath Dowerah Borphukan who was the Chief of the Army Staff of Ahoms during the rule of Rajeswar Singha. It is located in the Khowang Tea Estate, but is presently in ruins. There are 3 more small maidams located very close to the Bahikhowa Maidam where visitors can relax.

Food & Restaurants

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Photo of Dibrugarh: India's Original Tea City by Priya Pareek

Dibrugarh is one of the best places to relish authentic Assamese food. The cuisine of Assam is prepared by using techniques such as drying and fermenting. Fresh vegetables, rice and fish form the main ingredients of most dishes. The delectable cuisine is known for mild spices, little cooking and strong flavors. Some of the must-try dishes include bhaat (rice) with dal (lentils), Assam Laksa and masor jool (fish curry) with mangso (meat curry). 

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Photo of Chawla Dillivala Dibrugarh, KC Gogoi Path, Borpukhuripar, Khaliamari, Dibrugarh, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Cost for two: ₹900

Timings: 11:30am to 10:30pm

Must try dishes: Bannu chicken and paneer butter masala

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Photo of Eat Repeat, Dibrugarh, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Cost for two: ₹500

Timings: 11am to 10pm

Must try dishes: North Indian dishes

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Photo of Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail (Dibrugarh), Dibrugarh, Assam, India by Priya Pareek

Cost for two₹700

Timings: 9pm to 11pm

Must try dishes: Chicken lababdar with tandoori roti.

Where To Stay

Photo of Dibrugarh: India's Original Tea City by Priya Pareek

Luxury: Hotel Little Palace. Cost starts from ₹3,726 per night including breakfast.

Budget: Nikii's Home Stay. Cost starts from ₹1680 per night excluding breakfast.

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With enticing tea gardens, beautiful views of river Brahamputra and amazing attractions, Dibrugarh indeed is a beautiful place to visit.

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