Temperature: Max. 35° C, Min. 16° C
Ideal Duration: 1-2 days
Best Time: Throughout the year
Nearest Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International
Nearest Railway Station: Barpeta Road
40 km away from Manas National Park, Barpeta is one of the major cities located in western Assam. The district headquarters are also at Barpeta. The name of the city derived from two words, bar meaning big and Peta meaning pond. Hence Barpeta means the land of big ponds.
There are three rivers - Chaulkhowa, Mora Nodi( dead river), and Nakhanda, that are tributaries to the Brahmaputra and runs through the town. It is said that in earlier times, this area was full of such ponds.
Barpeta is famous as the land of the Satras. These Satra testify to the significant Assamese reformer, saint, scholar, and cultural exponent Srimanta Sankardeva and his able disciple Sri Madhabdev who through their social media from Upper Assam in the 16th century, laid a strong foundation for Assamese culture in the region.
The religious Vaishnava reform movement had come. This reform movement has left a historical legacy. The Barpeta Satra and many other Satras scattered around the district that attracts devotees from every nook and corner of Assam.
The majority of the town's population are Hindus, followed by Muslims. The major languages spoken here are Bengali, Assamese, and Hindi.
Barpeta has a subtropical climate with chilly winters and hot, humid summers. The places to visit in and around Barpeta are - Barpeta Satra, Sundaridiya Satra, Dargah of Syed Shahnur Dewan, Beki River and Brahmputra river.
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