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Head-Quater : Dhubri
Area : 2,838 sq. km
HQ PIN Code : 783301
HQ STD Code : 03662
Official Website : www.dhubri.gov.in
Dhubri District Map
Population : 19,48,632(2011 Census)
Male : 9,98,346
Female : 9,50,286
Sex Ratio : 952
Density : 1171 per sq. km

Dhubri district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Dhubri town which is situated at 290 km from Guwahati, the state capital. This was also the headquarters of erstwhile Goalpara district which was created in 1876 by the British government. In 1983, Goalpara district was divided into four districts and Dhubri is one among those. It is a small old town on the bank of the Brahmaputra and Gadadhar Rivers. .Dhubri District is bounded both by inter-state and international border i.e. West Bengal and Bangladesh in the west, Goalpara and Bogaigoan district of Assam and Garo Hills district of Meghalaya in the east, Kokrajhar district in the north, Bangladesh and state of Meghalaya in the south.Covering an area of 2,838 Sq. Kms. including forests, riverines, hills etc. the district has become the most densely populated district in India with a density of 1171 persons per Sq. Km.(As per 2011 census).

The name Dhubri comes from the tale of Chand Sadagar, where the main character of the story Netai Dhubuni used to wash her clothes on the surface of a big stone at bank of the river Brahmaputra . This particular place had a name called "Netai Dhubunir Ghat".

In 1669 AD Raja Ram Singh, Mughal general of Amber was deputed by Aurangzeb of Delhi to crash a rebellion by the Ahom king Chakradhwaj Singha. But Assam was a difficult country for such an operation and Raja Ram Singh requested Guru Teg Bahadur to accompany him. Guru Teg Bahadur accepted the request and his presence was initially thought to be a moral booster to both Ram Singh and his troops. However, later Guru's role was proved to be much more crucial than his mere presence. This operation was actually a punishment for Ram Singh because it was from his custody that Shivaji and his son had escaped, from Aurangzeb's likely execution, a few years earlier.

On arrival to Kamrup early in February 1669 AD, Guru Teg Bahadur camped at Dhubri while Raja Ram Singh with his army camped at Rangamati Fort. Though the Imperial Army was confident but still not sure whether the holy man with them would be able to destroy the evil effects of magic and witchcraft of the Assamese. Just across the river the Assamese were unnerved by the superior numbers of the Imperial Army but they were confident that the supernatural powers of their magicians would keep the attackers at bay.

 Dhubri district is primarily dependent on agriculture and forest products. Main source of income is paddy with surplus production than its requirment Jute and mustered seed occupy the major share of cash crops. From forest mainly timber and bamboo add to the income though boulder and sand also available. Fish, milk, meat and egg have small contribution to the economy. Land revenue collection is very small in amount whereas excise duty occupies a lion's share of the Govt. exchequre.

 Attractions of Dhubri District :

 Dhubri District is bestowed with attractive scenic beauties by the mother nature. Both the banks of river Brahmaputra with its lush green fields, blue hills and hillock is a feast to the eyes of the onlookers.

 1) Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegbahadur Sahibji : In the heart of the Dhubri Town and on the bank of the river mighty Brahmaputra, this famous Gurudwara is situated. Sikh Guru Nanaka visited this place in 1505 A.D. & met Sri Sankardeva during Nanaka's way from Dhaka to Assam. Thereafter the 9th Guru Tegbahadur came to this place and established this Gurudwara during 17th century. Sikh devotees from all over India and abroad assembled in this Gurudwara pevery year in the month of December to mark the Martydom of Sri Guru Tegbahadur with due solemnity and ceremony. Sikh devotees called this festival as Sahidee-Guru-Parav.

 Address of  Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegbahadur Sahibji, Dhubri :
 Gurdwara Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Saheb Jee
 Sikh Pratinidhi Board Eastern Zone
 Dhubri Saheb - 783301 - Assam - India

 Contact Person :

 S.Tahel Singh
 Sikh Pratinidhi Board Eastern Zone
 MOBILE: +91-9435100984

 S. Kulwant Singh
 General Secretary,
 Sikh Pratinidhi Board Eastern Zone
 MOBILE: +91-9435035116

 2) Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary : Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary falling under Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. It is famous for the Golden Langur and is the second protected habitat for Golden Langur in India. Chakrashila Hill was first declared as reserve forest in 1966 and on July 14, 1994 it was recognized with the status of sanctuary by the Government of Assam. It covers an area of 45.568 sq.km (4556.8 hectares). It is around 6 km from Kokrajhar town, 68 km from Dhubri town and 219 km from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati. The sanctuary is mainly a hilly tract running north-south and there are two lakes (Dheer Beel and Diplai Beel) on either side, which are integral to the eco-system of the sanctuary. The lower hilly reaches are covered with Sal coppice regeneration while middle and upper reaches are covered with mixed deciduous forests. Different kinds of mammals and birds, twenty-three species of reptiles including snakes, crocodiles, alligators, lizards and turtles, more than forty species of butterfly are found in this sanctuary.

 3) Mahamaya Dham : Mahamaya Dham of Bogribari, about 30-35 Km.east from Dhubri town is next to Kamakhya Than (Guwahati) and Madan-Mohan (Cooch Behar) in its attraction to the pilgrims and tourists. Originaly the famous mother Goddess Mahamaya of Parvatjowar was worshipped by the local people like Kacharies, Koches and Nath etc. It was the presiding deity of the Jaminder of Parvatjowar. Now-a-days the mother Mahamaya is worshipped by all Hindus.

 4) Rangamati Mosque : The very famous Rangamati Mosque was built during 17th century by Hussain Shah, the Governor of Bengal.This Mosque belongs to pre-Mughal period which can be recognised from its typical architectural design. It is about 25Kms away from Dhubri Town. It may be mentioned that Rangamati area was once a very prosperous during thereign of the Koch rulers.It was also frontier post of the Koch rulers. During Mughal regime Rangamati was a great fort of the invading Mughal Army. This unique Mosque was used as a prayer place by the Mohmmedan Soldiers. There is also a Idgah and a deep Well which were also constructed during the same period.
 5) Panchpeer Dargaha : It is Mazar Sharif of five Sufi Saints who accompanied Raja Ram Singh during his time of invassion to Assam.This Dargaha is the best example of religious harmony where all section of people irrespective of their religion pay visit with great respect.

 6) Florican Garden : A newly setup garden cum natural park located at Bilasipara about 50 Km from Dhubri Town. It is a very attractive tourist place.

 Two world famous Wetlands - Dheer Beel and Diplai Beel adjoins Chakrasila W.L. Sanctuary. These two Beels are home of a large number of fishes, turtles, prawn and birds both indigenous and migratory.

 Other important places : There are many other important places in this District. There are Matiabag pPalace at Gauripur, Netai Dhubuni Ghat at Dhubri Town, Chandardinga Hillock and Dudhnath Mondir at Salkocha, Ramraikuti at Satrasal, Airport of IInd World War and Soreswar beel at Rupshi etc.

Economy of Dhubri District :

Dhubri district is primarily dependent on agriculture and forest products. Main source of income is paddy with surplus production than its requirment Jute and mustered seed occupy the major share of cash crops. From forest mainly timber and bamboo add to the income though boulder and sand also available. Fish, milk, meat and egg have small contribution to the economy. Land revenue collection is very small in amount whereas excise duty occupies a lion's share of the Govt.exchequre. Devoid of any industrial production the district is considered as a poor district which require more fund for administration, development and welfare works than it actually adds to the state exchequre.
But its rich natural wealth is yet to be explored and some believe that proper utilization of natural resources could provide a boost for the struggling economy.

Education in
Dhubri District :

1) B.N. College or Bholanath College : B.N. College, a premier institution of higher education in lower Assam, came into existence as a result of untiring efforts of the then leading and eminent persons of the undivided Goalpara district. Established in 1946, Bhola Nath College has completed its sixty four years of glorious exitance. Since its inception in the pre-independent days, the college has been realizing the long cherished dream of the people of western Assam, western Meghalaya and northern part of West Bengal. Thousands of young men and women of this region have been obtaining their first degree from this institution. The college is located at a distance of three kilometers from the historic shrine of Netai Dhubani Ghat, Gurdwara and Panchpeer Dargah providing a healthy and congenial atmosphere of teaching and learning. Phone :- 03662-230573(O)/230673(R)

2) Chilarai College, Golakganj : It is located in Golakganj in Dhubri district. The college is affiliated to Gauhati University, Guwahati. The College was was established in the year 1973. The College was brought under the deficit grant-in-aid system in the year 1987. The college has been awarded Grade 'B' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Phone :     03662-287220

3) Pramathesh Barua College : Pramathesh Barua College is located in Dhubri, Assam. It is one of the good Higher education institute in the region. The college is affiliated to the Gauhati University, Assam. Phone : 03662-281436

4) Dhubri Girls College :  It was established in 1983. It runs course(s) in Arts stream(s). Phone : 03662-232004

5) Dhubri B. T. College

Banks in
Dhubri District :

1) Central Bank Of India, DURGA DAS ROAD, Phone : (03662) 230863
2) Punjab National Bank, DHUBRI, Phone : +91-9435214145
3) State Bank Of India (SBI), G N B RD, Phone : 03362-232150, 234816, 233485
4) State Bank Of India (SBI), DHUBRI BAZAR, Phone : 03662-234944/ 230819
5) UCO Bank, H N ROAD, Phone : 03662-230243
6) United Bank Of India, N S ROAD, Phone : (03662) 230919
7) Allahabad Bank, DHUBRI, Phone: 03662-230741
8) Allahabad Bank, G.T.B.ROAD, Phone: 03662-234214
9) UCO Bank, AGAMONI, Phone : 03662-288723
10)UCO Bank, SAPATGRAM, 03667-281241
11)ICICI Bank, WARD NO. 2, T R PHUKAN RD, NEAR MAIN BAZAR, Phone : +91-9577390734

Various Banks ATMs in Dhubri District :

2) AXIS BANK LTD ATM, M.G. Place, Kali Bari Road.
3) UNION BANK OF INDIA ATM, Chowk Bazar, N S Road
4) AXIS BANK LTD ATM, GTB Road, Ward No.2, near Chana Bus Stand and Auswini Bus Stand, Panch More
7) Punjab National Bank ATM, Guru Tegbahadur Road

Photos of Dhubri
Mahamaya Temple Or Mahamaya Than Dhubri
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Mahamaya Temple Or Mahamaya Than Dhubri
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Mahamaya Temple Or Mahamaya Than Dhubri
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Mahamaya Temple Or Mahamaya Than Dhubri
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Anand Nagar, Bilasipara, Chapar, Gauripur, Mankachar, Sapatgram


1. Dhubri (Sadar)
2. Bilasipara and
3. South Salmara-Hatsingimari, Mankachar.


1) Mankachar - Dr. Motiur Rohman Mondal (INC )
2) South Salmara - Wazed Ali Choudhury (INC )
3) Golakganj - Ashwini Ray Sarkar (BJP )
4) Dhubri - Najrul Hoque (AIUDF )
5) Gauripur - Nijanur Rahman (AIUDF )
6) Bilasipara (West) - Hafiz Bashir Ahmed (AIUDF )
7) Bilasipara (East) - Ashok Kumar Singhi (BJP )


1) Dhubri Civil Hospital, Dr. S Paul, Phone : 03662 – 230959, Mobile: +91-9435029221
2) Chest Hospital (TB Hospital), Phone : 03662 – 230338
3) Dhubri Nursing Home
4) Amar Diagnostic Centre, D.D. Road
5) Medical Laboratory, H.N. Road, Ward No.7
6) Ultra Sound Centre, Archibal Road, Ward No.1
7) Bharat Pathological Lab, A.K. Azad Road


Name of the S. P. Shri Shri Diganta Borah, IPS
Phone : (03662) 230014/230974(O)-230004/233354(O)
Mob: 9678009954
Fax : (03662) 231100

Addl. S.P.(HQ) (03662) 230029 (O), 230017 (R)
Addl. S.P. (B) (03662) 231744 (O)
Dy.S.P. (HQ) (03662) 230045 (O), 230028 (R)
Dy.S.P. (DSB) (03662) 230028 (O), 233353 (R)
SDPO, Bilashipara (03667) 250213 (O)
SDPO, Hatsingimari (03662) 286326 (O)
C.I., Bilashipara (03667) 250330 (O)
C.I., Mankachar (03662) 285228 (O)

Name of the Police Station

1. Dhubri (03662) 230979
2. Golokganj (03662) 287230
3. Bilashipara (03667) 250221
4. Chapor (03667) 263555
5. Mancachar (03662) 285229
6. South Salmara -
7. Gouripur (03662) 281428
8. Sukchar (R/PS) -
9. Fakirganj (R/PS) -

Name of the OutPost

1. B. N. College T.O.P. (03662) 230074
2. Bazar T.O.P. (03662) 230077
3. Chagalia (03662) 238637
4. Sapatgram (03667) 281227
5. Bondihana -
6. Sukchar -
7. Chanderdinga (R/OP) -
8. Mahamaya -


1) Bishnu Talkies, A.M.Road,Dhubri (Capacity - 1000)


By boarding the Omni Buses at Guwahati, which are plying between Guwahati and Dhubri regularly, one can reach Dhubri. It is a six hours journey. Buses are available for day & night. Dhubri town is situated at 290 km from Guwahati, the state capital. Buses for Dhubri are also available from Siliguri (West Bengal). It takes about 5-1/2 hours.


From Guwahati The construction of Railway line is in the Process.


Dhubri has an airport at Rupshi which is about 15 km away from the town. It was constructed during World War II by the British Govt. mainly for military purpose. Till 1983, the Indian Airlines and some private commercial flights operated regularly between Calcutta, Guwahati and Dhubri. Now it is totally closed. However, recently the ministry of DONER, GOI, has taken some initiative to renovate and fuctinalise the airport. The town had a very busy river port on the bank of the Brahmaputra which was used as an international trade centre with the neighbouring countries, specially in British era. At present, this port is lying idle. The importance of the Railway station and the MG line was also decreased since 1947, when the direct line to Calcutta was snapped as it ran through erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).


1) Deputy Commissioner, (03662) 230050, (03662) 230419
2) Police Control Room, (03662) 232180
3) Fire Brigade (Control No.), (03662) 220033


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Boalkamari 783348
Bishkhowa 783334
Bilasipara S.o. 783348
Bidyardabri 783335
Bidyapara S.o. 783324
Bichandai 783334
Bhatipetla 783334
Belguri 783334
Bauskata 783127
Bashbari 783337
Barundanga 783334
Barkona 783131
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Balajan 783331
Baladoba 783334
Bagribari S.o. 783349
Asharikandi 783331
Amco Road S.o 783323
Alamganj S.o. 783339
Aironjongla 783323
Airkata Bazar 783330
Agomoni S.o. 783335
Boraibari Pt- V 783339
Borocharaikhola 783334
Borshijhora 783339
Chagalchara B.o. 783324
Chagolia 783335
Chapar S.o. 783371
Chatoguma 783335
Chirakuti Bazar 783330
Chirakuti Pt-i 783348
Choudhurirchar 783349
Dafarpur B.o. 783334
Debitola 783339
Debottar Hasdaha 783334
Dhanpur 783337
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Dhubri Balurchar 783323
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Dhubri H.o. 783301
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Dighaltari 783335
Dimakuri B.o. 783334
Duligaon 783337
Fakirganj S.o. 783330
Falimari Pt-i 783325
Fekamari S.o. 783135
Fulerchar 783135
Gashbari 783348
Gauripur S.o. 783331
Geramari 783339
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Golakganj S.o. 783334
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Hakama 783348
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Kacharihat 783334
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Kaimari 783335
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Kanaimara 783135
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Khudimari 783331
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Madartari 783330
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Mahamayadham 783349
Mahamayahat 783335
Majerchar 783325
Mankachar S.o. 783131
Manullapara 783135
Maragadadhar 783335
Molandubi 783334
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Moterjhar 783334
Muhurirchar 783128
Muthakhowa 783323
Nayeralga 783348
Nilokhia 783128
Pabarchara 783335
Paglahat 783334
Patakata 783127
Patamari 783324
Piazbari 783128
Piazbari Makrijhora B.o. 783349
Pocharchar 783127
Podmeralga 783339
Pokalagi 783335
Purandiara 783135
Radhamadhabhat 783131
Raijhora Bahalpur 783371
Raipur 783334
Ratiadaha B.o. 783334
Ravatari 783127
Rupsi 783331
Sahebganj Naicherkuti 783331
Salkocha 783348
Salmara South S.o. 783127
Sapatgram S.o. 783337
Sarkarergaon 783127
Satrasal Edso 783338
Sidalsati 783383
Silairpar 783331
Silgara 783348
Simlabari 783371
Sonahat 783334
South Geramari 783331
South Jhapsabari 783335
Suapata 783348
Sukchar S.o. 783128
Tiamari B.o. 783331
Tilapara 783348
Tipkai 783337
Tistarpar B.o. 783324
Tokrerchara 783334
Tumni 783127

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