North Lakhimpur is the district head-quarter
of Lakhimpur district of Assam. It
is located in the north-eastern corner of Assam. North Lakhimpur
is the major commercial hub for people eastern Arunachal
The principle attraction of the place is
in its natural beauty. The forests and rivers create an ambiance
typical of the North East full of greenery, tranquility and
peace. There are several temples of historical significance
around which are also attractive tourist destinations. Lakhimpur
district is also the gateway to several districts of Arunachal
Pradesh including its capital Itanagar.
Lakhimpur district is well connected by
rail, road and air. Lilabari 5 kilometers away is the nearest
airport. The nearest railway station is Nakari 2 km from the
city center. The meter gauge railway connects North Lakhimpur
to Rangiya Junction. Rangiya Junction in turn is connected
to the rest of the country. The National Highway 52 passes
through Lakhimpur district.
North Lakhimpur is 396 kms from Guwahati
and is the most important town in the district of Lakhimpur.
The Lakhimpur district covers an area of 2977 Sq. Km lies
at an elevation of about 104 mt above the sea level. The Lakhimpur
district is on the North Eastern corner of Assam bordering
the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Lakhimpur district has two sub divisions;
Dhakuakhana and North Lakhimpur. The main inhabitants of the
area include different local tribes such as the Ahom, Kalita,
Koch etc. There is also a significant population of Mising,
Deori, Sonowal Kachari and Khamti. A large population of Bengali
Muslim inhabit Naoboisa area. There are also many migrant
communities like Bihari, Marwari and Nepali. The major languages
spoken in this district are Assamese, Bengali & Hindi.
Things to see
Pabha or Milroy Sanctuary
– Located in Lakhimpur District, the Pabha Sanctuary
spreads in an area of 49 sq km. This Sanctuary was created
to protect the wild water buffalo.
Leteku Pukhori –15 kms from the town
of North Lakhimpur is the location of Leteku Pukhori (pokhori
meaning lake). The place is famous as the birth place of famous
Narua Satra – Built by Damodar Aata,
the grandson of Srimanta Sankara deva, this satra is situated
in the north-eastern part of Dhakuakhana.
Shri Shri Basudev Than – A well known
ancient temple of Assam.
Phulani Than –35 kms from North Lakhimpur
is Phulani Than, another holy place in Lakhimpur district.