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Mangaldai

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Mangaldai is a municipal town located in the Darrang District of the state of Assam. This town has been named after Mangaldahi, who was the daughter of the king of Darrang. Mangaldahi got married to the Ahom king, Pratap Singha. It is one of the prominent cities in the district which is situated at an average elevation of 34 metres.

Mangaldai is a municipal town in the district of Darrang in Assam. The Orang National Park is a famous attraction of the town. It is a habitat for the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, elephant, tiger, green pigeon, Bengal florican and cormorant. Another important attraction in the region is the Kamakshya Devalaya. This is a temple known for the Doul festival and a stone fetish with eight lotus petals.

The major attractions in the town include the Gandhi Smriti Park, Patharughat Swaheed Minar, Pukhuria Beel, Kharupetia Nepali Bazar, Bar Masjid, Dihing Satra and Khatra Satra. The Sankardev Kalakshetra, Assam State Museum, Basistha Ashram, Saru Masjid, Sahitya Nagar Masjid and Islampur Masjid are close to the town of Mangaldai.

The important villages near Mangaldai are the Lengeripara, Chapai, Menapara, Dhula, Patharughat, Balipota, Sipajhar, Maroi, Duminichowki, Sanowa, Deomornoi, Kalaigaon, Balugaon and Dalgaon.

Mangaldai is the administrative headquarters of the district, which is an important trading centre for all agricultural products. Mangaldai is popular for its many attractions like Gandhi Smriti Park, Patharughat Swaheed Minar and Khatra Satra. Kamakshya Devalaya, Pukhuria Beel, Bar Masjid and Dihing Satra are other tourist attractions in the destination.

Sankardev Kalakshetra, Assam State Museum and Basistha Ashram that are located in Guwahati are nearby attractions from Mangaldai. Boating and camping are some of the main tourist activities in the destination. Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Orang National Park are the two major wildlife reserves near Mangaldai.

The city of Guwahati is located approximately 70 km from Mangaldai, which is connected through National Highway (NH–52). Guwahati Airport is the nearest airbase from Mangaldai and Balipara Railway Station is situated approximately 18 km away from the town. The peak tourist season in Mangaldai extends from October through April, which is suitable for indulging in adventure activities and sightseeing.

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