Dispur

Locations :

Lattitude: 26.1433°N N,
Longitude: 91.7898°E E
Best Time to Visit : September to March

Weather :

Summer : 25°C to 36°C
Winter : 08°C to 20°C
Monsoon : 15°C to 30°C

Dispur is one of the most scenic city of Assam. It is the capital of Assam since 1973, before this Shillong was the capital of the state. The city is renowned for the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre, where a large variety of tea is auctioned. This beautiful city offers the amazing natural beauty, unique traditions and rich tribal culture. Dispur is situated at 10kms from Guwahati.

Main Attractions
  • Assam State Museum, Dispur: It is located in Dighali Pukhuri at its southern end. Some of the collections at this museum belong to prehistoric period. Visiting Assam State Museum will make a perfect beginning to your tour of Dispur as you get to learn about the glorious past of the place and about its culture.
  • Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Dispur: It situated in a sprawling 432 acre of land, The animals in the zoo include white tiger, rhinoceros, leopard and Himalayan black bear. The botanical garden has a wide range of flowers, plants, herbs as well as shrubs.
  • Sualkuchi, Dispur: Is amongst the top favorites in Dispur, as it is renowned for silk production. This is where Muga, golden variety of silk is produced. This type of silk is not found in any other part of the world. You could view silk production and production of Muga.
  • Uma Nanda Temple, Dispur: This temple was constructed by King Gadapani of Ahom on Peacock Island of River Brahmaputra. Another attraction of the island where Uma Nanda temple is situated is that it is home to golden langurs, which are endangered. To reach the temple, you will have to hire ferryboats or motor boats.
  • Srimanta Shakardeva Kalashetra, Dispur: It is the place you need to be if you are keen to know about the life and culture of the people of Assam and the tribes living here. The aim of the institute is to promote, develop, research and restore the rich cultural heritage of the communities of Assam.
  • Regional science center and museum, Dispur: The special scientific equipments that are on display attract students; this was established in the year 1994. Interactive demonstrations on various topics including life during pre-historic period, science and education are conducted here.
  • Janardana Temple, Dispur: It situated on the hillock of Shukaleswar. The temple is believed to belong to 10th century. It was later renovated in 17th century. The temple is unique, as you will find the temple’s architecture to be a perfect blend of Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Navagraha Temple, Dispur: The temple is situated at a top of Chitranchal Hills. The Temple, dedicated to nine celestial bodies, was constructed around 18th century. According to those who follow Hinduism, the celestial bodies of our Solar system are considered Gods and they are considered to possess the powers to influence the lives on earth.
  • Shilpagram, Dispur: The specialty of the culture of Assam can be gauged by the handicraft items on display here. Some of the collections here include ethnic jewellery, silk sarees, handicrafts made of metal and wood and carpets. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Dispur.
  • Basistha Ashram, Dispur: Is a pilgrimage site located at the confluence of Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta rivers. Legend goes that the rivers acquired their names from the three wives of Sage Basistha. The Basistha temple, which is built in the ashram, is dedicated to Shiva. The temple was built by King Rajeswar Singha.
 



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Places of Worship:
  • Kamakhya Temple, Dispur
  • Uma Nanda Temple, Dispur
  • Janardana Temple, Dispur
  • Navagraha Temple, Chitrasal Hill., Dispur
Places of Entertainment:
  • Dhruba's Dreamland Amusement Park
  • Galleria 7D
 
Getting There
  • By Air – Guwahati International Airport lying at 18 kms from Dispur serves as the nearest airport. It is connected to all major cities on India via regular flights. One can avail a taxi or even a bus from the airport till Dispur.
  • By Railway – Guwahati once again serves as the nearest railway station to Dispur. In fact, it is apart from being a major station also headquarters of North East Frontier Railways connecting with all the major cities of country via regular superfast, mails and express trains. One you have reached Guwahati, hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw till Dispur.
  • By Road – State transport buses of Assam Government as well as the private buses runs regularly within the state as well as the major cities of whole North east region. If you are travelling to Dispur from any other state, the city is well connected via many National Highways.
 
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