Explore Assam- The “Shangri-La” of India

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Districts

TINSUKIA

Tinsukia, is one among the richest districts of Assam was known as “Bangmara” among the local people. In ancient time it was the capital of the Muttack Kingdom. Famous muttack king Sarbananda Singha build his capital at Rangagarah in the bank of  river Guijan. Later he shifted his capital to Bangmara. Bangmara city was built by Sarbananda Singha with the help of his mother Godha. Tilinga Mandir

Several ponds were dug in the days of Muttack Kingdom. Chauldhuwa Pukhuri, Kadamoni Pukhuri, Da Dharua Pukhuri, Maah Dhuwa Pukhuri, Bator Pukhuri, Logoni Pukhuri, Na-pukhuri, Devi Pukhuri and Rupohi Pukhuri was among them. Apart from these ponds, The Muttacks have constructed many roads. Among them Godha Borbaruah Road, Rangagarah Road, Rajgor Road, Hatiali were main roads within Muttack Territory.

The British discovered tea plant in Sadiya in 1823 and the first tea plantation was started near Sabua in Tinsukia District. Coal was found in 1876 near Margherita and Ledo in Tinsukia. In 1882 crude oil found in Digboi, and the first oil well in India was drilled in Digboi of tinsukia District.

NAGAON

Nagaon, is a nice little town at the center of entire North East. It was the second largest populated districts in Assam nagsand for that British Govt. described Nagaon as the District of Three-C’s …. Children, Chicken and Cases.

Being a district of Assam, Nagaon has an interesting and confusing mix culture of Hindus, Muslims and Vaishnavs. Sankardev the reformer of assamese culture had born in Batadraba in Nagaon. A part of Kaziranga National Park also comes under this district.

A huge business of Agar (Perfume) which is exported to all over the world and mainly to middle east is also processing at Hojai in Nagaon, which is an undiscovered façade of Nagaon District.

Nagaon means the newly organized village, which was earlier known as nowgong. It was ruled by different Kings. The remaining effect of this nowgong was nicely reorganized and utilized by Mumai Tamuli Borphukan, an Administrative officer of the Ahom Kings.

During Burmese (Maan) rule in Assam, this densely populated town was a preferred area of violence. But when British came down and defeated the Burmese soldiers the people of Nagaon haul a relief. And according to the Yandaboo Treaty this province along with Nagaon was passed off to the British. And finally it got a fine shape in the hands of the company. The British has tried different places to set up the administrative headquertars including Puranigudam and Rangagora, but finally it was on the riverbed of Kolong.

The British Govt. takes the credit of the preface of education here. The famous Nagaon Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School was established by the British in 1875, on the bank of Kolong. Later Christian Missionaries established Loyola School, Mission School and Christ Jyoti School in Nagaon.

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  1. watcat said

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