GAURIPUR, July 17 - The undivided district of Dhubri situated along the Indo-Bangladesh and North Bengal border is full of many attractive temples, mosques, satras etc. But the department of Tourism, Govt of Assam has paid little attention for its publicity as a result of which these important places of historic importance have remained neglected for years together.
There are a large number of historical and religious places like the Kamakhya Temple, the grave of Mirjumla at Mankachar, Ramraikuti Satra, Satrasal, Netai-Dhubuni Ghat, Panchpir Dargah, Guru Tegh Bahadur Temple at Dhubri, Mahamaya temple and the Royal palace of Gauripur Zamindari Estate, Mahamaya and Snanghat Temple at Bagribari, Dhudhnath temple, Sandardinga hillock near Salkocha, Sanyasidham at Golakganj, Dhelkhewa Siva Temple at Rupshi, Mahamaya temple at Alokjhari hillock, Panbari mosque near Gauripur etc.
These places are not only important from the historical point of view but also from the religious angle. But people of the State not to speak of the people of other areas of the country seldom visit these areas for lack of proper infrastructure facilities.
People of the district have demanded a district-level office of the department of Tourism, Government of Assam at Dhubri for better management and publicity of these historical places along with the improvement in communication links so that the unemployed youths can avail of the opportunity of avenues of tourism in the near future.