13 Man-made Structures- Other to explore in Assam
Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2. The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India
Dhubri port is an important river port in Assam. This port is located in Dhubri town on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. This port is located on the National Waterway 2 . It is important for port terminal. It is located near the Bangladesh border at the western end of National Waterway 2.
Bordowa or Bordowa Satra is a shrine, a centre of art and culture and is the birthplace of a great litterateur, artist, dramatist and founder of Vaishnav dharma in Assam. The Bordowa Satra is founded by great saint Sankardeva after his return from his first pilgrimage in about 1494 A.D. This pious pilgrimage or shrine is itself a popular place to visit.
Established by saint cum reformer Madhavdeva, Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is a famous namghar in Jorhat district of Assam. It was established in the year 1461, he kindled an earthen lamp and it has been burning till today, with the help of the priests who religiously refuel it, as and when required. It has a large campus and is one of the oldest namghars in the Assam. Namghar literally meaning Name House, which is associated with a religion named Ekasarana in the state of Assam.
Located very close to the border of the country Burma, Digboi served as an army camp for the Burmese campaign during the Second World War. The town was made the communications line centre and a hospital was established to treat the injured and casualties during the War. The Digboi war Cemetery started out as a burial ground for the dead bodies which came from the hospital. There were 70 recorded graves on the grounds of the original cemetery.
Gethsemane is a man made forest and an eco-park located in the udalguri district of Assam . It is a treat for all nature lovers and it is home for several lifeforms. Trekking and adventure lovers can explore this area and can enjoy the nature and the wilderness of the forest.
Jorhat Gymkhana Club is a sports venue located in Jorhat, Assam. Club built in 1876 by D. Slimmons. The club has been a venue for horse races, lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, polo, golf, cricket etc. ever since its inauguration. The Governor's Cup is played here every year with a lush green 9-hole golf course circuit.
Joysagar is a man-made lake that has historical significance. It was made by Swargadeo Rudra Singha, an Ahom king in the memory of his mother in the year 1697. Covering an area of 318, this is one of the largest man-made lakes in India. It is also the largest one constructed by the Ahom kings in Assam. Joysagar becomes home to hundreds of migratory birds during winters and bird watching is an important activity during this time.
Kamalabari satra was founded by Bedulapadma Ata. It is the center of culture, art, literature and classical studies for many long years and even continues to do so. This satra has produced many great figures in the state in the culture sector. This Satra has many well-known artists like Muktiyar Bayan and Late Maniram Dutta who had contributed a lot towards upliftment of the classical dance status of Assam.
This religious destination is located about 42 km away from the district towards the north eastern direction. This place of worship had been built in dedication to Goddess Malini who had been worshiped here since the ancient times. Being a famous pilgrimage site amidst the hilly ranges of Arunachal Pradesh it is flocked by many devotees and pilgrims almost all round the year. Many archaeological excavations have been carried out in this spot .
Established in the year 1994, Regional Science Museum is located in Khanapara, Guwahati. It is one of the many educational institutes in the state and was built to promote, enlighten, and educate people about prehistoric times and science and technology. Interactive exhibits and activity driven science education is what people come here for. One of the most famous tourist attractions in the state of Assam, it is visited by not only kids but anybody who has an aptitude for learning.
Sukapha Samannay Kshetra in a dedication worked in the memory of Sukapha, the principal Ahom lord of Assam. The Sukapha Samannay Kshetra is arranged close Mohbandha close Jorhat and Dergaon. Sukapha was the organizer of the Ahom kingdom which kept on existing for almost six hundred years.