Tourism in Barpeta District of Assam


Barpeta is the famous district of West Bengal. The superb scenario of natural beauty in this place attracts most of the visitors throughout the year. Giganic places in Barpeta includes Patbaushi, Kanara, Ganakkuchi, Baradi, Jania, Sundaridia which are so plesant for the tourist. Some more places of interests are described bellow.

Headquarters of this administrative district are situated at Barpeta. Covering an area of 3245 sq km, Barpeta is very famous as the `Land of the Satras`. The boundary areas for this Lower District of Assam state includes the international border of Bhutan on the north, Nalbari District on the east, Kamrup and Goalpara districts on the south and Bongaigaon district on the west. The Barpeta District is situated between latitude 26 degrees 5 minutes north to 26 degrees 49 minutes North and longitude 90 degrees 39 minutes east to 91 degrees 17 minutes East. Barpeta district of Assam

History of Barpeta District


Barpeta District was extracted out from the Kamrup District of Assam in July 1983. This district has derived its name from the headquarter city of Barpeta. It was built as a Civil Sub-Division in the year of 1841 by the British Administration. From the history of this district it is clearly seen that John Batlor was the first administrative Officer of Barpeta Civil Sub-Division. Now this district holds two Civil Sub-Divisions namely Barpeta and Bajali. Barpeta district is a place of grand religious importance.

Barpeta District mainly consists of large low-lying plains with many small hillocks specifically in the southwest region. Brahmaputra River flows through this area. Beki, Manas River, Pohumara, Kaldia, Palla, Nakhanda, Marachaulkhowa and Bhelengi are the major streams of Brahmaputra river flowing through the Barpeta district . The superb climate of this district is pleasant for observing this place throughout the year.

Various Satras were dstablished by some great saints which are refered as the cultural institutions or monasteries that formed great impact in the society, polity, economy etc. in the region of Barpeta district. Now a days these institutions gradually converted into open universities to become socio-cultural centres giving knowledge on many subjects including education, music, dance, sculpture ,drama, fine-art, Ivory-works etc. Patbaushi, Kanara, Ganakkuchi, Baradi, Jania, Sundaridia are some of the major satras of this region.

Awesome traditional handicrafts of Barpeta District including the ivory carving are very famous all over the State. The indigenous fire cracker industry is also popular in Assam. Another Brass metal industry at Sarthebari is well known throughout the world.

Barpeta district is popular as the region cotaining immense cultural importance. Barpeta district has become a famous tourist attraction including the numbers of Satras those were founded by the disciples of Vaishnava saint Shrimanta Sankardeva. Basically these Satras attract a large number of devotees from various region of the world during festivals. Out of them Barpeta, Patbaushi, Sundaridiya, Sunpura, Ganak Kuchi, Satra Kanara and Jania are some of the most visited Satras here.

Way to Barpeta


Barpeta District is well accesssible by road and train services. Barpeta Road is the nearest railway Station that locate at a distance of about 21 kms from Barpeta city. Barpeta Road is well connected to all over the state. Moreover there are regular bus fascilities between Barpeta and Guwahati.


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