Located in the state of Assam, Goalpara is an administrative district with headquarters at Goalpara town. Sprawling over an area of 1,911 sq km, the destination is located on the banks of the River Brahmaputra. Goalpara was originally created in 1876 by the British. At present, Goalpara is divided into Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Dhubri.
According to the chronicles of history, it is said that the destination was a princely state, which was under the rule of Rajbongsi kings. However, after the rule of Rajbongsi kings, the destination went under the reign of undivided kingdom. At present, the royal family resides within the destination.
Goalpara is mostly inhabited by Koch Rajbongsi and the widely spoken language is Goalpariya language, a dialect of Assamese. Located at distance of around 12 km to south-east of the Goalpara town, Sri Surya Pahar is one of the most prominent attractions of the destination.
Sri Surya Pahar holds immense religious importance as it is evident from plenty of sculptures and relics belonging to Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Another popular place located in the destination is Dadan Hill. The hill houses a temple at its peak that was constructed by the King of Sonipur, called Bana. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is visited by tourists in large numbers.
Tourists travelling to Goalpara can avail flights, buses and trains. Those travelling by air can board flights to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport located in Guwahati, which is the nearest airport serving the destination. This airport is located at a distance of 124 km from the destination.
Goalpara does not have its own train station and is served by the New Bongaigaon Railway Station, which is the nearest railhead. Buses can also be boarded from different parts of India, which terminate at Goalpara Bus Stand. It is located at a distance of 1.3 km from Goalpara.
The best time to visit Goalpara is the winter season, which stretches from the month of October to February. The maximum temperature recorded during this season is around 23° Celsius, while the minimum temperature is 12° Celsius.