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We had an evening to spend in Dibrugarh before we started our awaited journey towards Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. We just strolled around to experience the evening in the quaint little town of Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river dotted with numerous tea gardens. A walk through the streets was the best way to get a picture of a slow and a laid back life in this beautiful town.

I’ll let the pictures tell you about our evening spent in Dibrugarh.

1. Supari (Betel nut)

is everywhere. Supari Trees everywhere in the town and supari in everyone’s mouth. :). People are not tired of chewing suparis the whole day and night.
Supari Tree

2. Narrow lanes

dominate the town. There is a old world charm about these narrow streets and bylanes. The narrow lanes

3. The Huts and the Houses

of the people complements the old charm of the town. These were houses on the banks of the Brahmaputra river inhabited by Biharis and Bengalis.

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4. Life in the little town

is slow and laid back. People have good time to spend with their friends and family. A group was playing carom and others around were watching the game as if they were watching a deciding cricket match. 🙂

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5. The Mighty Brahmaputra River

is an important part of the life of not only the people of Dibrugarh but also the other living beings. The cows are taken everyday by boat to the other bank of Brahmaputra for grazing. It was nice watching them unload from the boat. Its their daily routine. Fishing is another important activity here. People just  take these small nets and try to catch fishes near the shore.

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6. The Bazaar

of Dibrugarh is vivid and has variety. Different lanes has a different market. One lane is just for clothes, another just for stationery, another just for fruits and vegetables. It was an interesting night view while walking along the new market of Dibrugarh. you could also spot old haveli-like buildings.

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7. The Street Food

is a must try for foodies. ‘Puchkas‘(panipuri) are must try. You would find lot of small thelas selling ‘Chana Chor Garam‘ , chatpata chaat, Singhada(samosa), Kachori. Also do not forget to have a taste of the dosa. Yes, the east indianized version of dosa and chutney tastes little different. I love the chutney here better than what I have at Bangalore. For sweet tooth lots of mithais.

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8. The Vegetable Market

as all other places is very colourful. You could find lot of local fruits and vegetables here.

 

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