About Tezpur

Tezpur is the headquarters of the centrally located Sonitpur district in Assam. Mythologically known as Sonitpur, Tezpur is famous as a seat of Assamese culture. Located on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, 180 kms north-east of Guwahati, Tezpur overlooks the beautiful snow peaks of the Himalayas throughout the winter.

Several ancient sites such as Bamuni hills, Hazara tank, Da-Parbatia, Mahabhairab temple, Bhairabi temple, Agnigarh in and around Tezpur are worth visiting. The Chitralekha Udyan, the 3.02 kms long Kalia-Bhomora bridge over the Brahmaputra are two spots which attract many visitors.

Other important tourist spots around Tezpur include Bhalukpung (64 kms)and Tipi (68 kms) which is famous for the largest orchid garden in Asia. The Nameri National Park and Orang Sanctuary (40 km) offer interesting wild life outings including river rafting and wild-life trekking. The Kaziranga National Park which is the habitat of the great Indian one horned rhinoceros is just 75 kms away from Tezpur.

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