Dibrugarh Travel Guide

how to get there

Dibrugarh is shown as the easternmost railway Station on the map of the Indian Railways and is connected to some important Indian cities (Yesvantpur in Bangalore, Perambur in Chennai etc.) through a direct broad gauge rail network. Direct flights to destinations like Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati are available from Dibrugarh Airport (Mohanbari). There are long-distance luxury buses plying between important destinations withinin Assam and other neighbouring states, popularly known as Day-Super and Night-Super, depending on the time of operation.

Until the 1990s, transportation within the town was largely by buses and Rickshaws. But recently auto-rickshaws locally known as "vikram" have come up in a big way to help in within-the-town transportation.

Dibrugarh is the headquarters of Dibrugarh District, Assam, India.

Dibrugarh is the third largest town after GUWAHATI,and SILCHAR in the state of Assam.It is situated on the banks of the River Brahmaputra, in Upper Assam, India, is the gateway to the three tea producing districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sivasagar. These three areas account for approximately 50% of India's Assam tea crop and this gives Dibrugarh its rightly earned sobriquet as the Tea City of India. Oil and Timber are the other big two industries in and around Dibrugarh.

In 1950, an earthquake measuring over 8.5 on the Richter Scale, changed the course of the River Brahmaputra, and this caused the destruction of more than 3/4ths of the city. The city has since then been rebuilt over the years, but the River Brahmaputra nearby is, as it always has been, a constant reminder to its people that live in its shadow, of its turbulence and all encompassing journey to the sea.