The giant banyan tree at Khoragaon, Bongaigaon District


Situated at a remote place named Khoragaon, near the town of Abhayapuri in the Bongaigaon district, nature can be seen here in one of its grandest forms, in the form of a giant banyan tree. In the article below, I have tried to give a little more information about this beauty of nature.

Nature offers so much to a travel lover in forms which are quite unpredictable at times. Among others, the Giant Banyan tree, in a remote and lesser known village named Khoragaon (around 4-5 kms. from Abhayapuri town), is one such wonder of nature that would struck the traveller with awe and beauty.

The tree, considered to be more than 200 years old, is like a relief to the weary traveller. Covering a vast expanse of land and forming a canopy of its own branches , the whole tree are the aerial roots that branched out of the original tree (that has died years ago), which has taken the form of giant trunks with the passage of time. The trunks have grown in such a way that a person can comfortably take a rest, if he wants to, on them. With cool shade and gust of refreshing breeze, it’s the perfect place one would want to be on a hot and humid day, during summers. Due to lack of publicity, this site is quite unknown (or very little is known), but, once visited, a traveller can never take this beautiful natural vision out of his mind.

The road to the place is one which the travel enthusiast would give his last penny for. Meandering through hills and fields on both sides (with a few huts/houses here and there), it's one of the nature's ultimate splendour.

As it is situated at a somewhat remote place, lack of transportation and food might be an inconvenience, though arrangements of meals can be done if requested beforehand, and, it is advisable to hire or take vehicles on your own at the beginning of the journey. Vehicles such as Tata Magic, tempos, etc. can be hired from the stands or in and around the marketplace of Abhayapuri town.

Nearby attractions include the Ganesh temple at Lalmati, Koya Kujia, Coconut farm, Rajbari, etc.


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