THE OIL TOWN OF INDIA- DIGBOI

Tripoto
21st Nov 2010
Photo of THE OIL TOWN OF INDIA- DIGBOI by MANISHI VERMA
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DIGBOI, IS KNOWN AS THE OIL CITY OF ASSAM WHERE THE FIRST OIL WELL WAS DRILLED IN ASIA .

CRUDE OIL WAS DISCOVERED HERE IN LATE 19TH CENTUR. THE FIRST OIL REFINERY WAS STARTED HERE IN 1901.

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DIGBOI HAS THE OLDEST OIL WELL IN OPERATION . EARLER A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF BRITISH PROFESSIONALS WERE WORKING FOR THE ASSAM OIL COMPANY.

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A GLIMPSE OF THE PETROL PUMP AT THE TIME OF THE BRITISHERS.
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THE PETROL PUMP
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THE PETROL WAS MEASURED IN GALLONS.
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TRY CATCHING THE SUN
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THE BEAUTIFUL SUNSET OF DIGBOI.
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ONE CAN SEE THE REMAINS OF THE PIPELINES THAT WERE BURIED IN THE GROUND AND RETRIEVED FROM THE FORESTS OF LEDO. THIS IS THE PART OF THREE PIPELINES THAT WAS LAID BY THE AMERICAN FORCES DURING THE WORLD WAR II TO TRANSPORT GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL FROM LEDO TO CHINA. THESE PIPELINES LAY PARALLEL TO THE HISTORIC 1079 MILES STILLWELL ROAD THAT IS THE BEST KNOWN LEGACY OF WWII THAT CONNECTED BURMA WITH CHINA PASSING THROUGH LEDO. THE JAPANESE OCCUPIED CHINA AND CUT ALL ROAD COMMUNICATION SO THAT ROAD WAS BUILT TO CONTINUE SUPPLY LINES TO CHINA AND TO RECOVER BURMA.

Photo of THE OIL TOWN OF INDIA- DIGBOI 10/11 by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of THE OIL TOWN OF INDIA- DIGBOI 11/11 by MANISHI VERMA
REMINDERS
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BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED GARDENS AND THE PRIDE OF THE OLDEST OIL REFINERY OF INDIA .

Photo of Digboi, Assam, India by MANISHI VERMA

HISTORY BUFF OR NOT, DIGBOI ALSO BECKONS ALL NATURE LOVERS.SURROUNDED BY DENSE FOREST OR ROLLING TEA GARDENS IN THE VICINITY,GREENERY ABOUNDS AND SO DOES SOME UNIQUE AND INTERESTING WILD LIFE.

THE FAMOUS 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE GIVES YOU A GLIMPSE TO THE BRITISH CULTURE AND TRADITIONS OVER THE LIFESTYLE OF THE BRITISH ERA-HUGE GOLF GROUND AND THE COLONIAL BUNGALOWS. THE MANICURED LAWNS AND THE FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING AND ARE A DELIGHT TO WATCH.

Photo of THE OIL TOWN OF INDIA- DIGBOI by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of THE OIL TOWN OF INDIA- DIGBOI by MANISHI VERMA

THE LONELY BIRD

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THE STAIR CASE OF BUNGALOW

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THE SLOPY BAMBOO ROOF BECAUSE OF THE RAIN.

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A TREE HOUSE .

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Day 2

THE DIGBOI CHURCH

Photo of Digboi, Assam, India by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Digboi, Assam, India by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Digboi, Assam, India by MANISHI VERMA

THE BEAUTIFUL DANCE

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WORKING AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

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BAPU'S CHARKHA

Photo of Digboi, Assam, India by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Digboi, Assam, India by MANISHI VERMA