One of the significant towns in Western Assam, situated around 98 km northwest of Guwahati, Barpeta is the regulatory headquarter of Barpeta locale which is known as the ‘Place that is known for Satras’. The town is alluded in the nearby tongue as ‘Satra Nagari’ or ‘the town of sanctuaries’ expected it being home to numerous Vaishnavite Satras. The name Barpeta is gotten from ‘Bar’ which means large and ‘Peta’ which means lake. Henceforth, as the name proposes, it means a place that is known for large lakes. In the days of yore, before a great part of the urbanization, there were numerous lakes in the town bringing forth its name.
The numerous Satras in Barpeta stand declaration to the lessons and work of the Assamese researcher Srimanta Sankardeva and his supporter Shri Madhavdeva. These Satras have remained as instructive and social centers affecting the way of life of the individuals who live around them. On the Hindu celebration of Holi, numerous lovers run to the area, especially to the town of Barpeta itself, to watch Doul Mahotsav and praise the lessons of Srimanta Sankardeva.
The town is likewise the entryway to the rich normal hold of Manas National Park. One of the significant national parks in Assam and inside India, it gets its name because of the Manas waterway, a tributary going through it. This park is principally viewed as a tiger save but at the same time is home to creatures, for example, the Hispid Hare, Asiatic Elephants among others.
Attractions: The Barpeta Satra, Guwahati Zoo, Dargah of Syed Shahnur Dewan, Beki Rive, Brahmaputra river, Manas National Park, etc...
Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is from January to March and October to December.
Peak Season: December to March.
How to Reach
- By Air: The closest air terminal to Barpeta is the Lokriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati, which is a good ways off of around 98 km from Barpeta. From Guwahati, direct taxi administrations can be benefited to Barpeta. At increasingly reasonable costs, shared methods of transport, for example, transports or minivans likewise handle from Guwahati.
- By Rail: On the off chance that you are going via train, you should get down at Guwahati station from where the train course is associated through Barpeta Road (18 Km from Town). Nearby train administration is accessible in the middle of Guwahati – Barpeta street, morning and night.
- By Road: There are normal transport administrations accessible among Barpeta and Guwahati (ASTC from ISBT and Private transports from Adabari). Littler minivan administrations (called cruisers) are likewise accessible from Adabari/Hatigaon of Guwahati to Barpeta town.