History of Matiabag Palace
According to the locals, Raja Pratap Chandra Baruah went for hunting in the forest and he saw a frog eating a snake. At first it was unbelievable to him, but later he understood that since he is a devotee of Goddess Mahamaya, she has sent a message to him through this scenario. Then he constructed a temple dedicating to Goddess Mahamaya and named the place Gauripur as Gauri is another name of Mahamaya. He also shifted his capital of Zamindari from Rangamati to Gauripur. After moving to Gauripur they built the Matiabag Rajbari Palace as the permanent residence for the family.
Visiting Information to Matiabag Palace
Matiabag Palace can be reached from both Dhubri and Guwahati. Gauripur is 9 km from Dhubri and 261 km from Guwahati. Dhubri Railway Station is the nearest to reach Gauripur. Nearest airports for this place are Guwahati and Bagdogra (226 km). National Highway 34 connects Dhubri District to other major cities of India.
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