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Lakhimpur Tourism

An absolutely beautiful and green place Lakhimpur in Assam is a paradise for nature lovers. Located in the North Eastern corner of Assam on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra Lakhimpur welcomes tourists wholeheartedly. Quite away from the hustle and bustle of city life Lakhimpur is a place of greenery and beautiful surroundings. Lakhimpur is home to two splendid wildlife sanctuaries known for their flora and fauna. In Lakhimpur are situated many sattras and thans which would be highly appreciated by tourists. So let us make a visit of Lakhimpur through Lakhimpur online.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Lakhimpur

Two wonderful wildlife sanctuaries are situated in Lakhimpur namely the Pabha Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bordoibam Bilmukh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Pobha Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobha Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Milroy wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 49 sq km. The sanctuary has been created exclusively for the protection of the magnificent wild water buffalo. One can have the opportunity to see water buffalo, elephants and migratory birds here in the sanctuary.

Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird SanctuaryBordoibam Bilmukh Wildlife Sanctuary

Located between the Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts the Bordoibam Bilmukh Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 11.25 sq kms.  In the sanctuary different species of birds like the large Whistling Teal, lesser adjutant stork, kingfisher, pheasant tailed jacana, black headed gull, Indian River tern, white wagtail, purple moorhen, black headed oriole etc could be seen. Apart from that, different species of fishes could also be seen here. Animals like fishing cat, porcupine, hog deer, otters etc are also found in the sanctuary.

Thans and Sattras in Lakhimpur

Thans and sattras are Assamese places of worship. In Lakhimpur are located many thans and sattras. Tourists can have a glimpse of Assamese places of worship in the forms of these thans and sattras. The most famous in Lakhimpur being:

Nahar Ati Than: This is a beautiful temple established in 1528. The than covers an area of 48 bighas.

Padumoni Than: Padumoni Than is located 15 kms away.

Leteku Pukhuri: Leteku Phukhuri  is the birth place of Sri Sri Madhab dev at Narayanpur.

Gharmara satra- It is an ancient seventeenth century Vaishnavi spiritual satra.

Other than these one can also visit Maghnowa Doll, Madhavdev Than Rangajan, Belaguri Satra, Badala Satra, Phulani Than and Basudev Than.

Ashrams and Temples in Lakhimpur

The Moitry Ashram and a Buddhist temple are situated in Lakhimpur.

Moitry Ashram: This is a beautiful an ashram based on Gandhian philosophy. The ashram was established by Vinowa Bhabe in late sixties. Everyday “bhajan” is performed in the ashram in morning and evening. There is a Buddhist temple at Narayanpur.

Tea Gardens in Lakhimpur

Lakhimpur presents a landscape for you which is all about unsurpassed scenic beauty as nature is at its best here. You will be mesmerized by the untouched scenic beauty of the place. There are many tea gardens in Lakhimpur which will at once grab the attention of tourists. The tea gardens and fish farms in Saijuli are therefore worth viewing for their unmatched scenic beauty.

Other beautiful places in Lkahimpur

Luit Khaboli : Luit Khaboli is a mishing tribal village, located 10 kms away from North Lakhimpur on the way to Jorhat. A large number of migratory birds could be seen here.

Joyhing: People like to picnic at Joyhing, a place of amazing scenic beauty. 

Dullung Reserve forest: There is Dullung Reserve forest.

Fish Farm: There is an ornamental fish farm at Siajuli.

Majuli- Majuli, the largest river island in the world, is a nearby place one can visit from Lakhimpur. There are a number of sattras in Majuli. Tourist would get a glimpse of Assamese way of worship in the sattras in Majuli.

How to reach Lakhimpur

The Lakhimpur district is easily accessible by airways, railways and roadways. The nearest airport to Lakhimpur is Lilabari airport located only 5 kilometres from the district headquarters. For road transport one can avail the facilities of Tourist and State Transport vehicles which are available to and from Lakhimpur. And for railways there is the Arunachal Express which runs between Lakhimpur and Guwahati. The railway station is situated in Nakari, just 2 kilometres from the town.

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