TOURISM AND CULTURE

Tourst Spots

Cave Temple ( Jogighopa)
Bagheswari Temple ( Bagheswari Hill, Bongaigaon Town)
Bishnupur Shankardeva Shatra ( Bishnupur, Abhayapuri)
Ganesh Mandir Ruins ( Khagrapar Hill, Abhayapuri )
KakoiJana Reserved Forest ( For Golden Langur and Birds)
Proposed Eco-Tourism Development Projects in the District
Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh Mandir
Projects Under Nature Conservation & Eco-Tourism Development  Now in Progress(As per Vision Documents)
Rock-Cut Cave
Natural Beauty OF Koya-Kujiya
Bongaigaon Eco-Development Park
Birjhora Tea Garden a Tourist Spot

People, Culture, Languages and Festivals

PROJECTS UNDER NATURE CONSERVATION AND ECO-TOURISM DEVELOPMENT:

Name of Projects:
1. Jogighopa Historical site along river Brahmaputra(Jogighopa)
2. Eco-Tourism Development of Bhageswari Hill Top(West of Birjhora Tea Estate)

3. Tamranga Lake Eco-Tourism Projects(Bishnupur under North Salmara Sub-Division)

AIMS

1. Jogighopa is a historical site situated on the Northern Bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra, 30 KMs away from historical town Abhayapuri, the Royal Kingdom of the Koch-Rajbongshi dynasty. The Eco-Restoration Projects is intended due to its historical importance and quite natural beauty. Every year thousand of visitors pay visit to this important historical site, particularly on the day of Ashok-Ashtomi. The number of visitors swell up to half a lakh of people. The area holds potential for Eco-Tourism Development. Further Eco-Restoration programme by large scale afforestation along bank of the river Brahmaputra will prevent erosion of river bank and thus facilitate protecting the site from further erosion.
2. The Bageswari Hill situated hardly 1 K.M. away from Bongaigaon town and surrounded by the only Tea Garden namely Birjhora Tea Estate. The hill presents a natural watch tower where from entire town and its surrounding can be viewed. The hill houses ancient Siva Temple inside a stone cave flanked by either side two other temples namely Bageswari and Baba Taraknath. Due to heavy biotic interference, the hill becomes completely barren. Every year more than 20,000 devotees pay visit to the Siva Temple on the day of Sivaratri. Presently there is no road leading to the templeand it has been the demand of the local population for construction of a parmanent road to the hill top which is approximately 500 meters in length.
3. a) To preserve and protect the bird species and to increase their population
    b) To increase healthy atmosphare around the lake site to attract tourist and to make it a suitable tourist spot.
    c) To preserve the mementoes in and around the Beel area for entertainment of the visitors while coming to visit the Project            site.
    d) To uplift the poor economic condition of the people of the locality by making tourism an alternative means of earning.