- The term ‘Dighalipukhuri’ has been derived from two Assamese words ‘Dighol’ and ‘Pukhuri’
- The lake has an amusement park where children can play and have their share of fun
Guwahati is the largest city in Assam. The city features silk bazaars and the hilltop Kamakhya Temple. Umananda Temple sits on Peacock Island in the Brahmaputra river. The state capital, Dispur, is a suburb of Guwahati. In the city, there is a Dighalipukhuri lake which is turning now as a popular tourist destination offering recreational activities, including boat rowing championships and boat rides.
The term ‘Dighalipukhuri’ has been derived from two Assamese words ‘Dighol’ meaning long and ‘Pukhuri’ meaning lake. As the name indicates, it is a long manmade lake. Dighalipukhuri; also Dighalipukhri is a rectangular man-made pond about half a mile long. Dighalipukhuri has occupied altogether an area of garden and pond between 17-18 bigha lands.
The lake has an amusement park where children can play and have their share of fun and one of the sites that hold the attention of the visitors is the newly constructed replica of legendary Assamese Ahom General Lachit Borphukan.
Assam has already carved out a niche in the world tourism map and developing the infrastructure of such lakes will surely boost the tourism potential of the state.
The Assam Tourism Department is undertaking all possible measures like beautification of the lake, renovation the lake with various activities on the card like cleaning the lake, fencing and introducing facilities for tourists. Commuting to Dighalipukhuri is easy and convenient as city buses are easily available and apart from that one can easily reach Dighalipukhuri by autorickshaw as well.
According to a tourist who visited the lake, With the advancement in the park and more development, the tourist inflow will increase and more tourists from abroad will be attracted to this lake. I think coming here one can have a good time as the environment is peaceful and there is discipline. People come here enjoy maintaining peace and discipline.
(Inputs from TNT)