DARRANG DISTRICT (Assam)- Complete Details:
Udalguri on the north; Sonitpur on the east; Kamrup (Metro) and Morigaon on the south; and Kamrup on the west.
How to Reach Darrang (Mangaldai)
To reach here from outside the state, one should reach Guwahati (Capital of Assam) by Air, Train, or Bus. There are regular public buses plying from Guwahati to Mangaldai. Taxies etc. are also easily available.
Rivers & Tributaries:
Bornodi. Na-nai, Nowanoi. Jiya Dhansiri and Mangaldoi.
Historic Beels & Ponds:
Botha Beel, Rowmari Beel, Pukhuria Beel.
Baladev Pukhuri, Jaypal Pukhuri, Lakshimpur Pukhuri, Burhinagar Pukhri
Temples & Devalaya:
Narikali Shiva Mandir, Khatara Satra, Ardha Nariswar Shiba Mandir, Kamakshya Devalaya.
Bar Maszid, Saru Maszid, Sahitya Nagar Maszid, Islampur Maszid, Engil Baba’s Mazaar
Mangaldoi, Sipajhar, Kharupetia, Dipila
Darrang district is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. The district headquarter is Mangaldai and the one sub-division of this district is Mangaldoi Mangaldoi is named after the Koch princess Mangaldoi who got married to Ahom king Pratap Singha. Besides a number of educational insti-tulions. Mangaldoi is a seat of several central as well as State government offices.
Darrang district bears a vast repertoire of historical significance. The first peasants’ revolt during the struggle for independence of India broke out in this district at Patharughat. Patharughat is located at about 12 km west of Mangaldoi. On the 28th January, 1894, the local people of Patharughat put up a demonstration before the Deputy Commissioner to protest against the enhancement of land revenue and the local tax rate imposed by the British administration. Instead of lending an ear to the grievances of the people, the British Officer ordered armed police to open fire in which 140 people died and more than 150 people were injured. This event is known as Patharughatar Rant, (revolt of Patharughat). The popular revolt was the climax of a no-tax agitation launched by the peasants for quite sometime.
FORESTS, SANCTUARIES and PARKS
ORANG NATIONAL PARK
Orang National Park, which is also called the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, is located in the Darang and Sonitpur districts of Assam on the north bank of Brahmaputra river, covers an area of 78.81 square kilometers (30.43 square miles). It was established in 1985 as a sanctuary and on 13th April, 1999 it was declared a National Park. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, piggy hogs, elephants, wild buffaloes and tigers. This is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north coast of Brahmaputra river.
Animals: One Horny Rhinestone, Royal Bengal Tiger, Barking Deer, Elephant, Leopard, Sambar and Hogdeer, Pangolin, Civet Cat and Otter.
Birds: both migrant and local bird viz Palicans, Green Pigeons, Bengal Florican, Cormorant, Greylag Goose, Big Whistling Teal, Great Adjutant Stork, King Vulture.
How to reach: Orang is at a distance of 140 km. From Guwahati, 32 km 68 kilometers from Tezpur From Mangaldai, from the District Headquarters Road. It takes two and a half hours to reach Mangaldai. The nearest railway is Rangapara and nearest airport is Saloni (Tezpur). Public buses and rental cars are available from Guwahati, state capital or Mangaldai.
Accommodation: There are two (2) inspection bungalows inside the park. One is in Silobori and the other is in Satsumulu inside the forest. There is a tourist lodging in Nalbari (tourism department). Apart from this, there is a government tourist lodge, a circuit house and other private hotels in Tezpur. There are hotels and lodges in Mangaldai and Rowta.
DFO, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Tezpur (for accommodation at IB).
Deputy Director, Tourism, Govt. of Assam, Tezpur (for accommodation at Govt. CH)
Range Officer, Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, Orang, P.O. Silbori (Pin-784114) Darrang (for visit).
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