Holxo Tours in Tezpur
The ancient city of Tezpur lies between the snow-capped mountains of the Eastern Himalayas and the pretty hills on the north bank of the Brahmaputra. Called the cultural capital of Assam, the beautiful city is warm and welcoming, and you can easily spend a few days here exploring the pretty parks, pristine lakes, ancient ruins, old temples, and Colonial architecture. Its proximity to the Chinese border makes it especially significant for the Army and the Air Force, both of which have huge bases here. Tezpur is also a gateway for travellers heading to Arunachal Pradesh or nearby Nameri National Park (25 kms).
Agnigarh, a hill on the banks of the Brahmaputra offers breathtaking views of Tezpur on one side and the Brahmaputra on the other. The Chitralekha Udyan and Kanaklata Udyan are beautiful parks. Padum Pukhuri and Hazra Pukhuri are lovely lakes to see.Take a historical walk through Tezpur’s quiet lanes that house Colonial buildings – the Dak Bungalow (old post office), Old Court Building, Church of Epiphany, The Station Club, and the old mission compound – and end it at the banks of the Brahmaputra.
Balipara, little ahead of Tezpur is home to some of the most exquisite tea plantations and experiential plantation bungalow stays.Tezpur’s local markets are full of little shops selling charming handicrafts made of bamboo and cane. Jams and juices made from exotic fruits and vegetables, pickles, and preserves are worth buying.