Dibrugarh is also called “Tea City of India” and has been one of the popular destinations to visit in Assam. It is one of the majorly growing cities in terms of communication and industrial sector. Dibrugarh thrives on its tea, oil, and tourism. On your visit to Dibrugarh, you will get the opportunity to explore the famous Joki Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Centre, Jeypore Rainforest, Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuaries, and the Lord Jagannath Temple.
The Botanical Garden of Dibrugarh has some endangered plant species in store that are of great interest to a botanist. To enrich your tour further, you can visit Koli Aai Thaan, which is a spiritual centre dedicated to Koli Aai, whose teachings still hold a great place in people’s hearts. You can also visit Sarumechlow and Bormechow Maidam, the graves of two queens who belonged to the Ahom Dynasty. Moreover, Dehing Satra holds the ruins that once belonged to the Ahom Dynasty as well.
So, there are many places in Dibrugarh that lures a number of tourists to visit here. Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. also offers several Assam packages that let you explore the best of Dibrugarh. If you want to know more about Dibrugarh, how to reach it, the best time to visit, where to eat and stay, and some useful travel tips, here is our comprehensively curated Dibrugarh travel guide.
Why visit Dibrugarh?
If you want to escape the monotonous life and spend time with your loved ones amidst the picturesque landscape, then visit Dibrugarh on a holiday. Explore the tea-growing centres and witness the Assam Himalayas. Be it nature, adventure, peace, beauty, or history, Dibrugarh is a place that offers opportunities to every kind of traveller. Explore the diverse cultural heritage, indulge in thrilling adventure activities, or just simply relax with amazing views. The peaceful environment of Dibrugarh will urge you to come back here again.
How to reach Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh is well-connected with important cities and towns in India via air, rail, and road. The nearest airport located in Dibrugarh is Mohanbari Airport. There are many flights that connect Dibrugarh to metropolitan cities including Delhi and Kolkata on a regular basis. To reach Dibrugarh by rail, there are two railway stations in the area. These are connected to major cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi via several flights. From the train station, you can take a taxi or cab to reach your desired location. This town has a great network of roads and thus, is well-linked to cities like Tezpur, Guwahati, and Itanagar. There are many bus services, private and state-run, that offer transportation services from the cities of Assam to Sivasagar.
How to get around Dibrugarh
To move around Dibrugarh, you can avail of shuttle cars. Auto-rickshaws and other motor vehicles are also great options.
Best time to visit Dibrugarh
Summers are quite hot in Dibrugarh with temperatures between 24°C and 35°C. Therefore, exploring the town can be but unforgettable and the heat will not let you enjoy the sightseeing tour. Nevertheless, you can still head out in the evening time to stroll around. During the monsoon season, Dibrugarh receives heavy and irregular rainfall. Monsoon begins in September and ends in November. And towards the end of the season, the rains become very scanty. The roads also get slippery. The winter is the best time to visit Dibrugarh as the weather is quite soothing. The temperature during the winter months hovers between 10°C and 25°C. The rainfall is also very less and the town enjoys dry weather.
Places to visit in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh is a beautiful town in Assam and sits on the Brahmaputra River. It lures a lot of tourists to its various attractions including the famous Radha Krishna Mandir. The town also features a lot of other places, which have their own importance or are just a gift of nature. Therefore, for a delightful experience, here are some of the best places to visit in Dibrugarh -
Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Joypur Rainforest
- Brahmaputra River
- Namphake Village
- Radha Krishna Temple
- Shri Jagannath Temple
Things to do in Dibrugarh
With ample places to visit and explore, there are plenty of things to do in Dibrugarh as well. From strolling in the lush tea estates to spending time in the pleasant weather or indulging in adventure activities, the following activities will keep you captivated throughout the trip. To make the most of your time, here are some of the best things to do in Dibrugarh -
- Attend the famous Assamese festival, Bihu.
- Indulge in rafting in the Brahmaputra.
- Witness the Aoling Festival.
- Try kayaking.
- Walks by the banks of Dihing River.
- Be a part of the Ambubasi Fair.
- Enjoy the historic beauty of Barbarua Maidam.
- Enjoy the views of the rain shower.
- Savour local Assamese snacks.
- Taste the tea of Dibrugarh.
- Stroll through Dibrugarh's Tea Estates.
- Enjoy Namdapha Wildlife Trek.
- Camp with amazing views.
- Explore the wildlife at Dehing Patkai National Park.
How many days are enough to visit Dibrugarh?
1 to 2 days are enough to explore the best of Dibrugarh.
Average Dibrugarh Trip Cost
The average cost of travelling to Dibrugarh will be INR 20,000 per person. The cost of the trip depends on the flight/train tickets, the type of accommodation, etc.
Accommodation in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh has a wide array of places you can choose to stay. From high-end hotels to budget-friendly ones, there are many hotels that offer a comfortable stay with decent to great amenities. The warm hospitality in almost all the hotels in Dibrugarh will make your stay even pleasurable. Here are some of the top places to stay in Dibrugarh -
- Hotel Tea County
- Hotel Devika
- Dibrugarh Club House
- Hotel Natraj
- Hotel Raj Palace
Where to eat in Dibrugarh
Assamese cuisine is a must-try on your visit to Dibrugarh. It is known for its techniques and styles with main ingredient, rice. This cuisine is cooked in very little spices, little cooking, and strong flavours. You can try fish, duck, quab and much more. Bhaat (rice) with dal (lentils), masor jool (fish curry) with mangsho (meat curry) are some major tries here. Pork and mutton dishes are also popular in the younger generation. On your trip, visit these restaurants to savour authentic flavours -
- H2O Restaurant
- Eat Repeat
- Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail
- Chawla Dillivala
Shopping in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh has quite a few places to shop at. The markets here are known for some specific items, which you will get at cheaper rates also. Some famous shopping markets in Dibrugarh are -
- New Market
- Naliapol Bazar
- Chowkidinghee bazaar
- There are shopping malls in Dibrugarh you can visit and buy items you like. Some of them are -
- Vishal Mega Mart
- Khushee Mega Mart
- Junction Mall
Useful Tips for Dibrugarh Trip
- Respect the local culture.
- Always check the weather before travelling.
- If visiting during summer, keep yourself hydrated and wear sunscreen lotion.
- Your experience will vary on the type of accommodation you choose, so book wisely.
- Underage drinking is prohibited in Dibrugarh. So, if you want to drink, make sure to carry your IDs.
- Avoid visiting Dibrugarh in the monsoon as it will hinder your outdoor activities.
- Wear proper woollens in winter to keep yourself warm and avoid cold.