Tinsukia, Assam: Tea gardens, orange orchards, ginger fields, paddy fields and other citrus fruits produced here in abundance make Tinsukia the commercial capital of Assam State. Tinsukia's proximity to Digboi in the same District where Asia's oldest Oil Refinery is located makes Tinsukia a landing base for oil tradesmen. Tinsukia city is action-packed with incessant hustle and bustle of trade and traders round the year. Perennial tourism adds to this joy.
Tinsukia city is a modern city now filled with the latest large branded malls and multiplexes and other coffee houses to hang out at. There are separate pockets of areas in the city for wood trade; tea trade; fish and meat markets; garments and electronics retail and cosmetics retail.
Among several others, the prime tourist spots around Tinsukia city are the Dibru Saikhowa National Park which is the only Park that is home to feral Horses; the Shiv Dham Temple; Tilinga Mandir (Bell Temple) and the numerous Tea Estates.
Typical of British culture, golfing is another major activity and tourist-attraction in Tinsukia owing to the 7 golf courses around the city which are about an hour's drive each from Tinsukia.
Parashuram Kunda Lake in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh - 150 kms from Tinsukia city, is a major Hindu pilgrimage place where hundreds of pilgrims go to take a holy dip in the lake.
The Tinsukia District is still home to centuries old migrant tribes such Singpho, Sema Naga, Tai Phake, Tangsa, Mishing and Tai-Khamyangs from across international borders, especially from China. You would get to see these tribes at the markets of Tinsukia. They have very distinct Mongoloid features.
Festivals and events which are held every year in Tinsukia are: Rongali Bihu; Aali-Aai-Ligang (paddy sowing festival); Dibru Saikhowa Festival; Dehing Patkai Festival (dedicated to the Patkai Rang and Dehing River); Durga Puja; Basanti Puja; Ganga Puja; Navratri; Ganesh
Puja and Eid.
Tinsukia is a city and the Administrative Headquarters of Tinsukia District in Assam State. Located at 27.500°N 95.367°E, Tinsukia has an average elevation of 381 feet above sea level.
Tinsukia is the capital of the Tinsukia District which is the upper most district of Assam and is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh State on the East; Dibrugarh District on the southeast and Dhemaji District on the north with the River Brahmaputra dividing the Tinsukia District and the Dhemaji District. The major towns of the Tinsukia District are Tinsukia, Digboi, Margharita, Makum and Doomdooma.
The city of Tinsukia belongs to one of the most fertile Districts of Assam with four major rivers flowing through - Brahmaputra, Lohit, Dibru and Buri Dehing.
Owing to the perennial water supply throughout the District of Tinsukia, the District houses 21 Reserve Forests, of which Dibru-Saikhowa National Reserve Forest attracts major tourist footfall throughout the year owing to its popularity. The Assam Government aims at creating awareness of the other equally beautiful Reserve Forests of the Tinsukia District. The city of Tinsukia acts a Tourism base.
The District of Tinsukia is popular for being home to the oldest Oil Refinery of Asia in Digboi; the massive coalfields; cosmetic industries; agro based industries; forest based industries; fruit processing industries; and tea industries apart from the 21 Reserve Forests.
Tinsukia city is located 480 kms northeast of Guwahati; 50 kms east of Dibrugarh; 36 kms northwest of Digboi; 119 kms northeast of Sibsagar; 116 kms east of Dhemaji; 337 kms northeast of Tezpur; 358 kms northeast of Nagaon; and 84 kms from Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
At the behest of medieval King Sarbananda Singha - the first King of the Muttack Kingdom, Godha Baruah excavated and constructed a triangular shaped pond in the Bangamara Kingdom and named this pond - 'Tinikunia Pukhuri'. Much later, when the Dibru-Sadiya Rail line was laid in 1884, a railway station was constructed near the 'Tinikunia Pukhuri' and the station was named 'Tinsukia' and ever since then, this area was named Tinsukia.
Dibrugarh (50 kms); Digboi (36 kms); Sibsagar (119 kms); Dhemaji (116 kms); and Guwahati (480 kms) are the nearest big towns.