Dibrugarh is a beautiful town as well as the district on the banks of the River Brahmaputra in the upper Assam area. It is the centre of the tea industry in Assam. About half of the Assam tea is produced in the area. The place is also known for the production of Assam Silk. Apart from the tea industry, Dibrugarh is also known for its oil and natural gas reserves. The forest in the area also has been the source of the major timber trade. The town is located in the northeastern corner of Assam at a distance of 435 km from Guwahati.
Tea garden tours & a cruise in the Brahmaputra River are the main attractions for tourists here. The town is the gateway to the three tea-producing districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sivasagar. The city enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year.
There is an airport at Mhanbari in Dibrugarh that is 15 minutes drive from the town. Dibrugarh also is a major rail station as this is the terminal point for the North Eastern Frontier Railway. National Highway 37 passes through the city providing the principal road connectivity to the rest of Assam.
This district is bounded by Dhemaji District and a part of Lakhimpur district in the north, part of Sibsagar and Arunachal Pradesh in the south, Tinsukia District in the East and Sibsagar District in the West. Brahmaputra River flows through the north of the Dibrugarh district.
Things to see
Koi Aai Thaan has located 14 km from Dibrugarh town. It is dedicated to Koli Aai, the daughter of the head priest of the Dibaru Satra of Assam.
Barbarua Maidam is the location of two ancient graveyards that were raised to honour two officials of the Ahom Dynasty.
The Bahikhowa Maidam is another ancient graveyard in the Khowang Tea Estate area of Dibrugarh. This graveyard is in memory of Bahikhowa Dasarath Dowerah, the army chief of the Ahoms,
Dehing Satra – The ruins that are seen on the banks of the Dehing River under Larua mouza in present Dibrugarh, was a very famous satra during the rule of the Ahom King Rajeswar Singha.