Chai Bagan Time – Dibrugarh’s separate Time Zone other than IST

Till now, all tea gardens of Dibrugarh, like other gardens of Assam, follow a time which is one hour ahead of the IST. It is referred as ‘chai bagan time’, which is different from the Indian Standard Time (IST). As sunlight comes early in Assam, the working time also starts and ends an hour before […]

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Did you know about Assam’s First Zoo in Dibrugarh?

Located near HS Road (Opposite Drug House) Viraj Ashram was established in Dibrugarh in 1916. A community prayer hall and temple established by Late Jogiraj Basu, eminent educationist of Dibrugarh. Here itself was a Zoo under the care of the inmates of the Ashram. The animals present there were 112 species of birds, 10 species […]

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History of Dibrugarh Municipalty Board

Dibrugarh Municipality was established in 1873. Before that, Dibrugarh town had been under numerous rulers. Beginning with the Chutias in the 12th Century, it was conquered by the Ahoms in about 1233 A.D. During the insurrection of Moamoria, Dibrugarh came under the Muttuck rule, before it finally came under the British in the 19th century. […]

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Boiragimoth and its rich history

Boiragimoth (বৈৰাগীমঠ) has its name origin since Ahom regime. According to folk lore, Loraa Rojaa (Sulikphaa – Ratnadhwaj Singha 1679–1681) was too avarice for continuing his rule over the throne. He started maiming the royal kins and descendants to the throne. Hence, one of his cousins fled the Capital kingdom of Garhgaon, now in Sibsagar […]

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Chabua – The Place Where First Tea Plantation Started

Chabua came in existence in the year 1823. Many poor Indian labours were taken by force to work in some plantation and in an unknown place. These poor labours were unaware of the farm and the plantation they were made to work for, but these labours were also Surprised on the Britishers crazy behaviour for […]

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Golden History of Press In Dibrugarh

The first weekly of Assam in the English language “The Times of Assam” was published on January 5th of 1893 from Radhanath Press, edited by Radhanath Changkakoty from Dibrugarh. In addition to that, three newspapers “The Eastern Herald” in 1902, “The Citizen” in 1904 and “The Advocate of Assam” in 1904 and during the First […]

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Flight Time Table To & From Dibrugarh Airport

Dibrugarh, the nerve center of the Upper Assam and some districts of Arunachal Pradesh is very well connected with Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati & Bagdogra with daily non stop flights. Private low cost carriers like Indigo & Spice Jet have daily multiple flights catering to the people of this region. Full service airlines like Air India […]

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Why is Dibrugarh known as Tea City of India?

Apart from military point of view, many other factors have projected Dibrugarh’s predominance and to make it a note-worthy town of the North-East. Especially, after being apprised in detail about the tea plants grown in the forests of Assam by Late Moniram Dewan and also by the Chingphow King Bichagam. Robert Bruce discovered tea-plants in […]

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