Dibrugarh is an industrial city in Upper Assam with sprawling tea gardens. It is located 435 kms East from the state capital of Dispur. It serves as the headquarters of Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam in India. The district of Dibrugarh with only one sub-division is situated in the eastern part of Assam. The district is surrounded by Dhemaji district and a part of Lakhimpur district in the north, part of Sivasagar district and Arunachal Pradesh in the south, Tinsukia district in the East and Sivasagar dist in the West. The district occupies an area of 3381 Sq Km.
The river Brahmaputra flows throughout the North Western boundary of the district. The only tributary falling at Brahmaputra in the district is Buridihing tributary which divided the district from East to West. It touches the town Naharkatia in the East, Khowang in the middle and at the last part of its course forms the boundary line between Dibrugarh and Sibsagar districts. The Dibrugarh district is a plain district of Assam. The entire is flat with gradual slop from the East Arunachal hills to the West. The soil of the district is mostly fertile Alluvial soil and this adjourning with the river Brahmaputra are composed sand and clay in varying proportion.
Dibrugarh town is the district headquarter, situated on the southern bank of the Brahamaputra, it is connected by broad gauge railway line of N.F. Railway to the rest of the state and the country through Tinsukia. The N.H.-37 is the major road running through the district. Mohanbari Airport is located at a distance of about 16 KM from Dibrugarh town, which serves the Upper Assam district of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar and Arunachal Pradesh and is linked with Guwahati, Kolkata, and Delhi. Besides, the Air force field at Chabua (Nadua) at a distance of about 25 KM from Dibrugarh is also used for air link with other important towns of the North East and Kolkata.
Oil and Tea are the major industries of the district. The headquarter of the Oil India Ltd. is located at Duliajan, at a distance of about 50 KM from Dibrugarh town. The Fertilizer Corporation of India and Assam Petro-Chemicals Ltd. At Namrup and the Assam Gas Co. at Duliajan, NEEPCO near Duliajan are some of the other major industries in the district.
Why visit Dibrugarh?
Renowned as the “Tea City of India”, Dibrugarh has been a popular travel destination of Assam for decades at a stretch. Along with tourism development, Dibrugarh is one of the major cities of India with massive growth in communication and industrial sector. Its economy thrives on 3 booming business: tea, oil and tourism. With several tourist attractions in Dibrugarh that touch one’s religious and spiritual soul, one has the chance to enhance his cultural knowledge and experience its beautiful heritage and landscapes. Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center, Jeypore Rainforest, Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuaries, Shrikshetra Dhaam and the Lord Jagannath Temple are some of the worth watching sites of this place.
Amongst the many top things to do in Dibrugarh, tourists find visiting the tea gardens to be the most appealing. One of the must visit places of Dibrugarh is Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center, which has some endangered plant species. Another one of the popular tourist attractions is Shrikshetra Dhaam, Lord Jagannath Temple which is the replica of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. It is one of the most important temples in Assam.
To enrich your tour to Dibrugarh even further, visit Koli Aai Thaan which is the spiritual centre dedicated to Koli Aai whose teachings still hold a large place in people’s heart.
You can visit Sarumechlow and Bormechow Maidam which are the graves of 2 queens belonging to the Ahom Dynasty; Dehing Satra that holds the ruins belonging to Ahom Dynasty; the Buddhist Monastery at Namphake Village; and many more places like these.
Dibrugarh holds many sightseeing places for you to visit during your holidays.
Best Time to Visit ?
Dibrugarh has a humid climate, where temperatures soar during the rainy season and mostly the weather is pleasant irrespective of what time of the year you are visiting. The heat during summers is moderate, while monsoons are usually heavy and there’s lush greenery everywhere! Winters are moderately cold and light. With a subtropical climate, the city experiences heavy rainfall on an average of 276 cm. The best time to visit Dibrugarh is October through March when the weather’s comfortable.
Spring (March-May):Springtime in Dibrugarh is typically warm with the combined levels of temperature and humidity. The temperature usually oscillates between 31°C to 27°C, with April and May being the warmest. Rainfall is quite common with nearly a week to 13 days of significant rain each month, making the period of March through May, one of the busiest times of the year for people who’re looking for things to do.
Summer (June-August):Summers in Dibrugarh are unusually breezy with an average temperature of 38°C to 28°C. It is hot, humid or very wet and it’d be wise to be equipped with ample sunscreen and an umbrella to save yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Even though the humidity during the morning makes the weather rather uncomfortable for visitors, evenings in summer are rather pleasant and you can look forward to being a part of the Bihu Festivities during this season, which is one the city’s biggest festivals.
Fall (September-November):September through November experience heavy rainfall which leads to an increase in the water pressure as well. The city’s perfect to enjoy surfing then. With an average temperature of 20°C-28°C, Dibrugarh receives the monsoons in April and witnesses a moderate climate through this period. Though you may enjoy the rains and the lush greenery everywhere, waterlogging woes may affect your travel plans and forest safaris are forbidden during the time as well, which may dampen your visit.
Winter (December-February):Dibrugarh’s lovely during winters, when the weather’s mild, pleasant and perfect for getting around the city. As the monsoons retreat, the city’s left picturesque throughout with rivers gushing and beautiful greens everywhere, the freshness in the air and the landscape make the place truly captivating. With festivals like the Maagh Bihu in January and Kaati Bihu in October, this period’s one of the best times to visit Dibrugarh. Temperatures usually range between 29°C-8°C and it is best to carry light woollens to beat the chill.
How to reach:
How to reach Dibrugarh by Air
This city has a domestic airport that accommodates various flights from Mumbai , Delhi and Kolkata. From the airport one can reach to the desired destination by availing the taxi service. The local taxis run on a regular basis from the airport.
Nearest Airport : Mohanbari Airport, Mohanbari.
How to reach Dibrugarh by Rail
Dibrugarh has a railway station that is located in the heart of the city. There are many express trains that arrive in this railway station from all over the country. Traveling by train is the most convenient way to reach Dibrugarh. From the railway station auto rickshaws and taxis are available for the tourists to travel further.
How to reach Dibrugarh by Road
Various state owned buses are available from different cities of Assam such as Itanagar (197 km) and Dimapur (261 km) in order to reach Dibrugarh. Buses from Dibrugarh to Guwahati, Itanagar, Dimapur etc are easily available.
One of the major attractions of Assam, Dibrugarh is dotted with numerous attractions and replete with a fair amount of things to do. The district is ideal for wildlife lovers who can satiate their wanderlust at the Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center, Jeypore Rainforest, Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuaries. And for those religious at heart, Dibrugarh has Shrikshetra Dhaam, Lord Jagannath Temple, Koli Aai Thaan, Dehing Satra and Buddhist Monastery at Namphake Village to imbibe spirituality.
Did you know?
Notable persons of Dibrugarh District