There is no dearth of tourist attractions in this district of Assam. Here, the tourists can experience complete peace and tranquillity. It is said that the lush green valleys and scenic splendour of this area covering the geographical areas of Tinsukia District cast spell on visitors. Dehing Patkai festival has been one of the biggest attractions for the tourists. This festival is organized with the aim to highlight the tourist potentialities of the catchments areas of the river Dehing and the foothills of Patkai Hills Or Purvanchal Ranges. Tinsukia is the ideal stopover for tourist visiting Dehing Patkai region. This commercial town of Assam is situated 500 km away from Guwahati.
Pilgrimage Tourism in Tinsukia District
The Lord Shiva Dham and Marut Nandan Kanan Park are some of the added points of attraction for visitors. Tinsukia is well connected to the rest of the country by rail and road. One popular pilgrimage tourism option of this district is 'Bell Temple'. This temple of Lord Shiva, symbolized by a huge banyan tree, is situated at a distance of 17 km from Tinsukia. It is believed that people may get their wishes fulfilled by offering a bell at this temple. Believers hang the bells to the branches of the banyan treeand this is how the temple got its unique name.
Nature Tourism in Tinsukia District
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park: Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is a part of one of the prominent biodiversity hotspots of the world, located almost 13 km away from Tinsukia. This national park is famous for the presence of feral horses. It is partly wetland, partly grassland and dense forests. It is the home of the globally endangered White Winged Wood Duck, Slow Loris, Gangetic Dolphin, Water Buffalo, Elephant, etc.
Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary: This wildlife sanctuary is at a distance of about 6 km from Tinsukia. It is famous for different species of primates including rare Hoolock Gibbon.
Rukmini Island: A beach island covering an area of around 3.25 sq km is situated in the midst of Brahmaputra River. It is a safe place for many indigenous and migratory birds. The best attractions of this beach island are the long sandy beaches, sand banks for sunbaths and parasailing. The place is an ideal holiday destination.
Leisure Tourism in Tinsukia District
Digboi Refinery: The first oil town of Asia, where oil well was drilled commercially in September 1889. A refinery was commissioned in December 1901, first of its kind in Asia and it was only refinery till the country's independence and now it is the oldest operating oil refinery in the world. Moreover, Digboi also has the distinction of establishing the first oil museum in India. The 18-hole Golf Course is an added attraction in Digboi Oil Town. This golf course is known for its scenic beauty. Further, a visit to the nearby Digboi War Cemetery will be a unique experience.
Margherita: One of the sub-divisional headquarters of Tinsukia District, Margherita is described as the Coal Queen of Assam. The splendour of the mystic Patkai ranges on one side and the river Burhi-Dehing flowing across the lush green tea gardens Margherita is considered as nature’s paradise. Margherita is also famous for plywood products and the first plywood factory was established here in the year 1924. Here, watching the process of making tea and a visit to a plywood factory will be a pleasant experience. Another attraction is the picturesque Margherita Golf Course.
All these sightseeing options of Tinsukia District will surely give a memorable experience to its visitors.