North Lakhimpur is the district head-quarter of the Lakhimpur district of Assam. It is located in the northeastern corner of Assam. North Lakhimpur is the major commercial hub for people in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
The principal attraction of the place is its natural beauty. The forests and rivers create an ambience typical of the North East full of greenery, tranquillity, and peace. There are several temples of historical significance 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 kilometres away is the nearest airport. The nearest railway station is Nakari, 2 km from the city centre. The meter gauge railway connects North Lakhimpur to Rangiya Junction. Rangiya Junction, in turn, is connected to the rest of the country. National Highway 52 passes through the Lakhimpur district.
The Lakhimpur district has two subdivisions; 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 Muslims inhabits the 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 over an area of 49 sq km. This Sanctuary was created to protect the wild water buffalo.
Leteku Pukhuri –15 km from the town of North Lakhimpur is the location of Leteku Pukhuri (Pukhuri meaning lake). The place is famous as the birthplace of famous Saint Madhabdev.
Narua Satra – Built by Damodar Aata, the grandson of Srimanta Sankara deva, this Satra is situated in the northeastern part of Dhakuakhana.
Shri Basudev Than – A well-known ancient temple of Assam.
Phulani Than –35 km from North Lakhimpur is Phulani Than, another holy place in Lakhimpur district.