Dhemaji


Dhemaji
Dhemaji Info
  • State: Assam
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 298 M
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Dhemaji is a small district situated in the state of Assam, which was officially established on 1st October 1989. This district is one of the remote areas located towards eastern-most part of the state. The name Dhemaji is derived from two Assamese words, 'dhal' which means flood and 'dhemali' that refers to play.

This town is situated at the confluence of rivers that flow down into Brahmaputra River, which has various tributaries, passing through the district. The district was part of the Kingdom of Tai Ahoms, having capital at Habung, which is around 32 km from Dhemaji. This site is famous for attractions like Maa Manipuri Than, Malini Than, Padumani and Ghunguha Dol that were constructed by the Ahom rulers.

The place is inhabited by numerous tribes, including Ahoms, Kalitas, Chutia, Kaibartas, Sonowal Kacharis, Kaibartas, Koches, Deoris and Mishings. Dhemaji Mouza is located in the heart of the district, which is equivalent to a taluka. Sissi Borgaon and Silapathar are the popular business areas in the district of Dhemaji.

It takes over 10 hours by road to travel to Dhemaji from the city of Guwahati. This is a flood-prone area, which is known for a variety of fishes. Dhemaji is connected with the nearest Murkong Railway Station, which is situated near Jonai. This railway station s connected by metre gauge trains till Rangiya Junction, which in turn is connected by broad gauge rail line with Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Siliguri.

Lilabari Airport, which is situated near North Lakhimpur, is the closest air base that is just 66 km from Dhemaji. Tourists can visit the destination throughout the year, except for the monsoon season, from July to September, as it rains heavily during this time. The perfect time for enjoying tourist activities in Dhemaji is during winters, extending from October through February.