Bongaigaon district is a district in the northwestern part of the state of Assam, whose headquarter is also Bongaigaon. It was the last capital of the Kamatapur kingdom. This district was created on 29 September 1989 by merging some parts of Goalpara and Kokrajhar districts, then in 2004, the size of this district was slightly smaller when a new district was carved out of this district, Chirang district.
Bongaigaon is a very peaceful and beautiful city and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Bongaigaon made up of the word Ban, Gai, and Gaon. The ban means forest, Gai means cow.
Today Bongaigaon has everything that a modern city should have. The scenic beauty of Bongaigaon is well preserved, and the people here always have a sense of peace and calmness on their faces.
Bongaigaon also serves as the base for tourism to places such as the Manas National Park.
You will find an absorbing mix-up in the socio-cultural life here.
There is more or less such diversity in the taste of food. From typical Assamese dishes to Chinese and Mughlai flavors found in the newly opened Dhaba and restaurants everywhere.
There are also various public markets, shopping malls in the city for shopping. It is mainly Boro Bazaar, Balaji Market, China market, Tuniapaar Bazaar, Dhalugaon bazaar, Chapaguri Hat, Dangtola Bazaar, Railway Market New Bongaigaon, and many more to explore.
Its language is also peculiar, which is a byproduct of Bengali, Assamese, Bodo, Nepali, Hindi, and Punjabi languages.
The city is no less than any city in India in terms of cinema, theatre, music, fair, fun, and festivals.
The Bongaigaon Refinery is the eighth largest refinery of Indian Oil. The refinery situated at Dhaligaon in Chirang district of Assam, 200 km west of Guwahati.
The city of Bongaigaon is well known for the remnants of Buddhist culture, which can be seen in its Gumphas (hill caves) and the stone carving of the Jogigopha hill rocks.
Some other places to visit in Bongaigaon are-Nakkati Pahar, Koyakujia Bil, Bagheswari temple, Bagheswari hill, Pancharatna, Kachujaon Game Reserve, Kakoijana Reserved Forest, Aai river sand, Roumari dam, Bongaigaon city garden, Manas river point, Sri Surjya Pahar, Manas national park, Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh temple, and Rock-cut caves and many more to explore Bongaigaon.