Goalpara at a glance:
Coordinates: 26.1641° N, 90.6252° E
Goalpara is the district headquarters of Goalpara district, Assam, India. It is situated 134 kilometres to the west of Guwahati.
How to reach Goalpara:
By Air :
The nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is Goalpara Town Railway Station. Taxies are available from the railway station.
By Road :
Goalpara is well accessible via Cabs/Buses.
Places to visit in Goalpara:
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The small town of Barpeta is nearly an hour drive from Goalpara and is a popular tourist destination. Various historical sites of religious significance can be found here.
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An important religious site on the banks of Brahmaputra, this place represents national integrity since people from different religions take part in the various religious functions.
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The temple of Shiva was set up by Dadan, one of the generals of King Bana of Sonitpur. One of the many legends that surround this temple suggests that a wild elephant was killed by this General at the foothill of Dadan.
Joybhum Kamakhya Temple:
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One of the 51 ‘Shakti Steals’ of Hindu religion, the Sri Joybhum Kamakhya Temple is a major one nestled in the bank of River Brahmaputra, located at a distance of around 50 km. from Goalpara Town.
Known as the ‘gateway to North East India’, Kokrajhar district lies on the bank of Brahmaputra river and is adjacent to the beautiful country of Bhutan.
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The second most populous district of Assam, earliest establishments of the place like the Rajasthan Hotel and the Jubilee field are the major attractions here.
One of the most ancient shrines of the region, it stands atop the Nandeswar hill alongside river Dudhnoi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and comes in major limelight during the festivals of Shivratri, Dol Jatra and Durga Pooja when numerous devotees come here and celebrate.
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The hub of Vaishnavite culture and religion, the Shyamrai Satra was established in the heart of the town of Goalpara. The Asthi of Sri Manta Sankardeva has been preserved by the Satra authority.
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Ancient sculptures and remnants of temples can be found here scattered all over the area. Various Shivalingas have also been excavated here. The Sun God is worshipped in Assam, and sure enough, a temple dedicated to him can also be found here.
Around 15km from Goalpara on Highway 37 is the popular religious spot of Tukeswari. According to legends, a portion of Goddess Sati fell at this site. The Tukeswari temple is situated atop the Tukeswari Hill where there is also a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
What to Eat in Goalpara:
The cuisine of Assam is a fresh and natural standout a country’s cuisine which is full of spices and elaborate cooking styles. The food here is subtle, simple, cooked with lesser oil and local herbs, making it one of the most natural and healthy menus of the country. In Goalpara you can either venture out and try local cuisines such as Laksa, Tenga, Khar, fish delicacies and more at the local street outlets or relish the same richness of the food of Assam in the handful number of restaurants found here.