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Located in the Nagaon district of Assam in India, Nagaon city is blessed with natural beauty in abundance. Here, you can find the true Assamese hue. Being the 4th largest city in Assam, it contains a large number of population. The city is also rich in agriculture and mostly known for paddy crops. It is also home to world-famous Kaziranga National Park where the world’s rare one-horned rhinoceros are found. This is the reason, the place witnesses a number of tourists throughout the year. Apart from being rich in flora & fauna, the place has also been the center for spirituality as it is also the birthplace of great polymath Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva who was the founder of Vaishnavism. Nagaon is one of those cities too where famous Satras are established by Sankardeva. 

History Of Nagaon

Nagaon was ruled by Burmese till 1826. After signing the Treaty of Yandaboo by General Sir Archibald Campbell (General of British Army) and Burmese Governor of Legaing Maha Min Hla Kyaw Htin, the village came into the rule of British. In the year 1893, Nagao, formerly known as Nowgaon became a municipality.

Places to visit in Nagaon

Kaziranga National Park. This world-famous park is the major attraction of Nagaon that is best-known for one-horned Rhinoceros. Apart from this, the sanctuary also consists of a large number of several breedings of elephants, eastern swamp deer and many more. 

Silighat River Port.  It is situated at a distance of 5o kilometers from Nagaon, it is known for its picturesque feature that allures every tourist to have a look. The river port also houses several temples.

Namghars. Almost every region of Assam is having Namghars which is a prominent worship place in Vaishnavite culture. Namghar means “House of Prayer” where devotees chant the name of Lord Krishna. The prominent Namghars are Bordowa Namghar and Bharali Namghar.

Also Read: This city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2019

Things to do in Nagaon

Nagaon Beach. The beautiful Nagaon Beach is the perfect getaway to enjoy fresh and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Apart from this, you can enjoy several water activities too,  such as banana ride, water scooter ride, water slides, parasailing, etc. 

Champawati Kunda. It is a popular waterfall situated near the Chapanala area of Nagaon. The waterfall is surrounded by the lush forest that includes picturesque sceneries.it is the perfect day-out destination for locals as well as tourists. There are also several ancient temples near the waterfall.  

Events and Festivals in and Around Nagaon

Assam Tea Festival.  As Assam is famous for tea plating, it becomes important to celebrate the speciality of the state. Thus, the Assam Tea Festival is one of the most popular festivals to promote tea of Assam. Every year, the festival is celebrated during the winter season between the months of November and January. Read More

Majuli Festival. It is another important annual festival of Assam. Majuli Festival is celebrated on the banks of River Luit in the Majuli district which is also the First river island district in India. The festival is more about celebrating Vaishnavite culture. Read More

Best time to visit Nagaon

Nagaon has most of the picturesque beauty of Assam. The beautiful and serene landscape of Nagaon becomes more lush green during the winter season, hence, making it the perfect time to explore the beautiful city of Nagaon. The Summer of Nagaon is also pleasant. One can opt his/her preferred time. 

How to reach Nagaon? 

Air. Tezpur Airport is the nearest airport which is just 73 kilometers away from Nagaon. Once you land at the airport, It will take almost two hours to reach Nagaon. There are frequent buses running towards the Nagaon town. Apart from this, if you are traveling from other parts of India or abroad, you have to land on Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. The well-established airport is served by several renowned airline services such as GoAir, Nok Air, SpiceJet. 

Rail. Nagaon Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is well-connected to other regions of Assam. There is another railway station named Chaparmukh Junction which is well-networked with other states of India. 

Road. The Nagaon city is connected to National Highways 36 and 37 which make it easier to access the nearby places in Assam. The local buses of Nagaon frequently run towards the major cities of Assam. 

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