Golaghat

Headquarter of Golaghat district, Golaghat lies at the bank of Dhansiri River. The small town of Golaghat is unique for its well-maintained settings.

Popularly known as Uncle Robin’s Children Museum, the Science and Nature Museum built by eminent naturalist of International repute Dr Robin Banerjee is a must see here. The museum houses dolls, artefacts, mementos and other items from Dr Banerjee’s lifetime. Golaghat Baptist Chruch, established in 1898 is one of the oddest and Biggest Baptist churches in the state.

Pay a visit to one of the oldest namghors in the state - Athkhelia Namghor. It located 20 km from the main town of Golaghat and is an important pilgrimage center of Assamese community. Climb up some stone steps to reach the famous Negheriting Shiva dol, 20 km away from Golaghat. Some endless flight of stairs, located 31 km from the town takes you to Deoparvat Archeological Ruins that dates back to pre-Ahom era.

The recently inaugurated Sati Sadhani Kalakshetra, named after Sati Sadhani, the last queen of Chutia dynasty is slowly evolving as a major attraction of Golaghat. This cultural complex houses a centrally air conditioned auditorium, two storied tourist lodge, amusement park for children and a pretty large water body inviting visitors for boating.

If you love bird watching, a short drive away from the town will take you to Japixojia Beel- a stopover for migratory as well as local birds. Last but not the least is the Garampani Widlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary derives its name from the popular hot springs in the region.

 Air

Air

Rowriah Airport at Jorhat (55 Kim/1 hr) is the nearest airport whereas Golaghat Town Railway station is the nearest railhead.

 Train

Train

Furkating Junction railway station

 Bus

Bus

NH37 connects Guwahati and Golaghat. Several state as well as private buses plies frequently from Guwahati to Golaghat and vice versa.

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