The Gateway to Manas National Park
Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the world heritage sites of Assam and a tiger reserve in India. The town is located in the Barpeta district of Assam.
Barpeta is connected with the rest of Assam as well as Bengal through National Highway 31. There is a railway station located 21 k.m from the Town.
Barpeta town is in the western part of Assam nearing the Bengal border. The district was carved out from the Kamrup district of Assam in 1983. Barpeta is bounded by Bhutan in the north, Nalbari district in the east, Kamrup and Goalpara district in the south and Bongaigaon district in the west.
The economy of Barpeta mainly depends on agriculture. Traditional Handicraft, Wood Craft, and Pottery is also an occupation for a substantial part of the population.
By Train - Train is a convenient mode of reaching here. The Barpeta road station is well connected with the rest of the country. There are direct trains connecting Barpeta with all major cities in the country including Kolkata, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Cuttack, Jaipur, New Delhi, Mumbai, Puri, and many other towns. Almost all trains passing through Barpeta also stop at Guwahati which is just 132 km (2 hours) away.
By Air - Guwahati is the nearest major airport which has connecting flights to all over India. From Guwahati, you can take a cab to drive to Barpeta in a couple of hours.
By Road - Guwahati about 135 km away is a 2-hour drive. Barpeta is located right on National Highway 31 connecting Bengal with Assam. Bengal town of Coochbehar is about 260 km away.
What to See
Manas National Park – The Park has located 52 km from Barpeta Town, on the banks of the river Manas, which flows along the Park. More
River Side View – The main rivers of Barpeta are Manas, Beki, and the Brahmaputra. The riverside offers great scenic views to attract tourists. The bridges on National highway 31 over Beki and Manas provide a panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Satra – The Satras are the religious and cultural centre of Assam. The Satras were Sankardeva and follow the Vaishnava tradition. Barpeta town has a number of Satras with most being located within 2/3 km from the town centre. Barpeta Satra, Sundaridiya Satra, Patbaushi Satra, Ganakkuchi Satra, and Baradi Satra are the more famous ones. The Barpeta Satra is located at the heart of the city and it attracts devotees from all over Assam, particularly during Holi and the anniversaries of various Vaishnava Gurus. The Kirtan Ghar is considered to be the largest in Assam.
Pari hareswar devalaya, dubi – Located 25 km from Barpeta. Pari hareswar devalaya is an ancient temple.
Chinpara-Vithi – About half a kilometre north of Barpeta Satra is the location of Chinpara-Vithi. It is the place where Srimanta Sankardeva landed on his boat at Barpeta on the banks of Palangdi Bori, which is presently called Palangdihati.
Brass Metal Industry of Sarthebari – Sarthebari town is 21 km from Barpeta Town and is famous for the household brass metal industry. A large number of households engaged in the industry create a variety of artefacts that are traditionally used by the Assamese people.
Where to Stay
A number of hotels are available within 2 km of the Barpeta road rail station. Most of the hotels are in the budget category with basic amenities. They include Hotel Manas Guest House, Hotel Chitralekha, Queens Castle, Debojit Hotel and others. Contact our helpdesk team by filling out the form below for booking these hotels.