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by Sumit Chourasia | Apr 15, 2019 | Category :travel

Top Places to visit in Bongaigaon, Assam

Top Places to visit in Bongaigaon, Assam

<p>Bongaigaon is a major city of Assam, India. The city area spans across Bongaigaon and Chirang district. Bongaigaon is one of the important cities in Assam. The city is one of the biggest commercial and industrial hubs of Assam and also of North-East India. Bongaigaon City also acts as the gateway of North-East Frontier Railway Zone with its New Bongaigaon Junction railway station, second biggest railway station in North-East India. The Asian Development Bank selected the city on their urban planning list of cities from other countries of Asia. Bongaigaon is one of the most populated urban agglomerations in west Assam with line of Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Silchar. Bongaigaon is the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Bongaigaon district.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It was the last capital of the Kamatapur Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. The city, divided into two parts &ndash; Old Bongaigaon and New Bongaigaon - is situated 180 kilometres (112 mi) north west of Guwahati, largest city of Assam. To meet the demands of Bodos of Assam, Bongaigaon was divided up to give way for Chirang district. Bongaigaon has a major petrochemical industry, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL BGR). The town occupied a place in the map of Indian Railway with the establishment of the railway station in the year 1908. Most of the institutions like ITI, Bongaigaon College, Office of the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s and in fact the very base of the development of the town was laid in this decade only. The development further gained momentum with the establishment of the Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) Complex in the year 1972 at Dhaligaon and also Thermal Power Plant at Salakati. Though these areas are not within the limit of Bongaigaon Municipality the town also caters to the demand of this population. The Bongaigaon Town Committee was first constituted in the year 1961 and was upgraded to a Municipal Board in the year 1977. Presently the Municipal Area consists of 25 nos. of wards covering an area of 14.31 sq m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The city today has evolved to be one of the major commercial and business hubs of the state with growing numbers of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, residential apartments and educational institutions. The city also serves as the base for tourism to famous places such as the Manas National Park. Centrally located within the state, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture, making it one of the most preferred places for local people to congregate.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Localities in Bongaigaon</p> <p>Mayapuri</p> <p>Borpara</p> <p>Paglasthan</p> <p>Mahabeersthan</p> <p>Chapaguri</p> <p>Dhaligaon</p> <p>New Bongaigaon</p> <p>Borsongaon</p> <p>Deuripara</p> <p>BOC Gate</p> <p>Rolling Mill</p> <p>Dolaigaon</p> <p>Notunpara</p> <p>Kururmari</p> <p>Hatimutra</p> <p>Salbari</p> <p>New Colony (Railway)</p> <p>Old Colony (Railway)</p> <p>Salbagan</p> <p>Bhakarivita</p> <p>Geography</p> <p>Bongaigaon is located at 26.47&deg;N 90.57&deg;E. Bongaigaon is situated at an average altitude of 62.6 m with the cardinal points 26028" east latitude and 90034" north longitude. The town is situated at a distance of 200 km west from the State Capital and occupies an important place in the communication network in Assam as well as northeast India. The New Bongaigaon railway station is a major junction connecting Assam with the rest of India. This town is also very well connected by road through the National Highway 31 B and 31C. This connectivity and the strategic location of the town in the regional set up has helped it to emerge as an important center in trade and commerce in Western Assam serving a vast hinterland.</p> <p>Entertainment</p> <p>In the city, there are two movie theatres (Cinema Hall) named Jolly Max Theater(Newly opened) and Mayapuri Cinema. Prakash Cinema which is situated in the north part of the town has been closed down.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Shopping &amp; Entertainment</p> <p>There are various public markets in the city for the different part of the city, those are mainly Boro Bazaar, (Borpara), Balaji Market (B.O.C Gate), China Market (New Bongaigaon), Tuniapaar Bazaar (near New Bongaigaon railway station), Dhaligaon Bazaar (near Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited), Chapaguri Hat (near NH-31, Gate of Bongaigaon City), Dangtola Bazaar &amp; Railway Market New Bongaigaon , Bazar India(BOC gate),Vishal Mega Mart( near prakash hall), Cygnett Park Meghna( NH27, Chapaguri, a 3 star hotel), etc. trends near mayapuri cinema hall.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Media</p> <p>The most popular Assamese newspaper of Assam Asomiya Pratidin is published from Bongaigaon along with Guwahati, Dibrugarh and North Lakhimpur.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sports</p> <p>The town has an indoor stadium named Chilarai Indoor Stadium and Swimming Pool At Borpara and a Mini Stadium Near Chapguri Road.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>NTPC Bongaigaon</p> <p>The NTPC project at Bongaigaon, NTPC Bongaigaon, a (3X250MW) is slated for commissioning. Assam will receive 300MW from Bongaigaon project. The total land requirement is 964 acres which is already available. The total project cost is estimated at Rs 40600 million.</p> <p>source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bongaigaon</p>

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