Goalpara is a place in Assam and has often been
described as a fusion of both tourism and spiritualism. This is one of the
reasons why the town stands out amongst others in Assam. Due to exquisite
landscape, beautiful town view by the hill and an all round lovely and serene
environment, Assam is recognized for being one of the zenith when it comes to
tourism in India.
Amongst the numerous tourists attractions of the
state, Goalpara district is one unique jewel of the state. Apart from taking
your breath away with its natural wilderness, it is also a well known place for
pilgrimage due to the numerous numbers of temples and beautiful culture that
abounds there. The Stupas and various commemorative found around also add to
beautify the city. The city is also known for its other activities like: rock
climbing, innumerable long distance trekking and many other adventures that
and Sustainable Development
One of the neatest towns in Assam State is
arguably Goalpara, with its sustainable development goals and methods, the city
has been able to maintain this status quo by taking several methods like: over
the past years, lots of buildings in that town ranging over 2000 have been
given a blue color, the blue color gives the town a serene feel and makes the
place look uniform which in turn, has given the city a neater appearance.
Also, in the state, due to the Swachh Bharat
Abhiyan there is a drastic increase in the number of cleanliness workers.
Furthermore, the city have been able to deploy lots
of dustbins in public places like outside homes, shops etc.
The city also took on planting of trees
regularly, this is to make the air fresher and for afforestation purpose.
The town also fixed road signs and direction
signs to make it easier for the public. Sodium vapour lamp was also fixed in
the city to light up the street. All of theservices have contributed to make
Goalpara to become one of the greenest and finest town in the whole of Assam.
Goalpara isn’t just popular for its green and
neat nature, it is also popular for the abundance of wildlife that abounds
there and the compacted forest.
The forest is known for a number of rare and
indigenous species of plants and animals. Although the wildlife seems to be
depleting, this is largely due to humans increasing in population, tourism
Long before now, the forests used to be covered
with Shorea Robusta which is also known as Sal trees but due to a rapid scale
vegetation decline as a result of exploitation and encroachment. This depletion
has brought about drastic environmental changes which is the major reason for
the loss of different plants and animal species.
There are several festivals celebrated in Assam,
festivals like Durga Puja, Diwali etc. Amongst the festivals celebrated in
Assam, the Bihu Festival is one celebrated by the people of Goalpara with
extreme passion, energy and vitality.
Due to the crop cycle timing, there are three
Bihu celebrations that takes place and they each depend on the timing of the
crop cycle. Of all the three celebrations, the Most notable one is the Rongali
Bihu because it signifies the start of an Assamese New year.
The remaining two Bihu Festival are Magh Bihu and
The festival is one celebrated with genuine unity
amongst the people, it is also done together with farming and the Bihu dance
The Rongali Bihu happens to be celebrated in the
month of April and it is the most colorful of all the other three festivals
On the first day of the Rongali festival, Sweets
are made to look like coconut ans larusfrom rice. The sweets are made by women.
Cows are also washed in preparation to be worshipped.
At the end of fourteen days, the Rongali Bihu
Festival comes to an end. The end of the Rongali Bihu Festival signifies the
start of the remaining two festivals.
The festivals are usually celebrated with so much
vigor that can’t be described by words alone except in attendance.
Food and restaurant options in Goalpara
Assam is known for its fresh, natural and spicy
food cooked in various styles.
The food in Goalpara is just more natural,
simpler, healthier and much more tasty. The foods here are cooked with local
herbs and with little oil, hence, it makes it have a very healthy and natural
When in Goalpara, there are several local dishes
you can try out, like: Khar, Tenga, several options of fish delicacies, laska
and much more. You can get food from outlets in the street or opt for
restaurants where you will have the option of intercontinental dishes.
How to Spend Three Days in Goalpara
Before you arrive Goalpara, do well to book a
hotel so you’ll have lots of options to pick from.
First Day: Try to arrive Goalpara in the morning and then Check into the hotel
you already booked. When you’ve relaxed for sometime, then the touring can
start. Best place for first visits is Surya Pahar. After there, you should take
a trip to Tukeswari Temple. Surya Pahar and Tukeswari Temple are separated by
only 15 kilometers so touring both place is can be about five hours. Next is to
have lunch, after having lunch, take a trip to Barpeta and retire for the day.
Barpeta is an hour away from Goalpara.
Second Day: Have an early start so you can visit a small town called Kokrajhar,
the town has quite a number of fascinating places to visit, including
sanctuaries and temples. If however make it back by early evening, then you can
go to Nandeswar Devalaya.
Third Day: The best is always saved for the last. Gear up for one of the most
interesting trip, a visit to Manas National Park. You will be thrilled seeing
various kinds of plants, flowers and animals. After the Manas trip, take
another trip to either the popular Dadan hills or you can pay a visit to more
religious places. In Goalpara, there are many temples you can take a trip to
liKevwe: Joybhum Kamakhya Temple, Shyamrai Satra etc.