The Grand Tour of the Gateway to North East India – the Awesome State of Assam, Incredible India!

Itinerary of the Grand Tour of Awesome Assam ~

Day 1 ~

Arrive at Guwahati Airport. On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport drive the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to spot the One Horned Rhinoceros of Assam, an endangered rhino breed indigenous to Assam. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has the highest density of one horned rhinoceros population anywhere in the world. Also, visit the Mayong Museum. Mayong is the famous land of black magic in India. Although black magic is no longer practiced, you will find relics in the museum showcasing these practices that were prevalent earlier. Also visit the Stone inscription at Burha-Mayong. This stone inscription is the longest in Asia at a length of 3.85 meters.

Night Stay: Jungle Resort at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 ~

Early morning go for a thrilling Jeep Safari into the interiors of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to spot the flora and fauna at Pobitora. Later in the day we will visit the ancient temples and Satras of North Guwahati. At first, we will visit the Dol Govinda temple that is one of the most revered shrines of Lord Krishna. Historical reference to this temple dates back to more than two centuries ago. Later we will visit the Assamese Vaishnavite Monestary ‘the Auniati Satra’. In the afternoon we will visit the Architectural Marvel of the Mighty Ahom Dynasty under the regime of King Shiva Singha – the ‘Aswaklanta Temple’ built in 1720 AD. Our visit will end at the Dirgheswari Temple that has rock cut images that can be traced to 11th to 12th century AD. Return to Guwahati.

Night Stay: Comfortable Hotel/Homestay at Guwahati

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 ~

Early morning we will visit the Holy Shrine of Goddess Kamakhya on the revered Shakti Peetha on the Nilachal Hills – the Kamakhya Temple. Offer your worship at the holiest Temple Shrine of North East India. After breakfast we will depart to the Holy Land of Hajo where we will visit the Hayagriva Madhava Temple and the Poa Makka shrine. After lunch we will drive to Suwalkuchi – ‘The Manchester of the East’ and the Silk Town of Assam. Appreciate the Grandeur of the Assam Silk at Suwalkuchi.

Night Stay: Comfortable Hotel/Homestay at Guwahati

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 ~

Today we will embark on our journey to Barpeta to visit the Neo Vaishnavite Monastery of the Barpeta Satra and then will halt at the Manas National Park. Evening will be free at Leisure to visit the nearby Tea gardens.

Night Stay: Jungle Resort/Cottages at Manas National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 ~

Early morning take a ride into the dense jungles of the Manas National Park aboard an Elephant Safari. Later in the day we will depart to the Nameri National Park.

Night Stay: Jungle Resort/Cottages at Nameri National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 ~

Early morning trek to the interiors of the Nameri National Park along with a forest gaurd to admire the varied avi fauna of the National Park. Later in the day depart to the Kaziranga National Park.

Night Stay: Bonroja Motel at Kaziranga National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 ~

Early morning we will go for an Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Kaziranga National Park . A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is home to the highest population of one horned Rhinoceros anywhere in the world. Later visit the Orchid park at Kaziranga. Depart to Majuli Island.

Night Stay: Eco Resort/Homestay at Majuli Island

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 ~

Spend the day at Majuli visiting the Neo-Vaishnavite Satras of Majuli Island. Spend time birdwatching and also learn about the lost art of Mask making. Return to Jorhat and on the way visit the ‘Dhekiakhua Bornamghor – home to the oldest burning oil lamp in the World’.

Night Stay: Hotel MDs Continental at Jorhat

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 ~

After breakfast depart to Sivasagar – the land of the Mighty Ahom Kings. Spend your day admiring the Engineering marvels of the Talatal Ghar and the Rang Ghar at Sibasagar. Later depart to Naharkatia to the Tai Phake Ecotourism Camp.

​Night Stay: Tai Phake Eco tourism Camp at Naharakatia

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 ~

Spend your day with the tribal community of the Tai Phake people and learn about their age old traditional practices. Trek along the forests and the beautiful countryside of the Ecocamp. Later in the afternoon we will depart to Tinsukia. In the evening we will visit the Railway Heritage Park and Museum at Tinsukia. Arrive at the Dibru Saikhowa National Park.

Night Stay: Banashree Eco Camp at Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11 ~

Early morning we will take a tour of the Dibru Saikhowa National Park aboard a River Cruise. Breakfast/Lunch will be served aboard the River Cruise. After the River Cruise we will visit the Nao Pukhuri at Tinsukia and depart to the Legendary Oil town of Assam at Digboi .

Night Stay: Namdang Guest House at Digboi

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12 ~

After breakfast visit the War Cemetery at Digboi and visit Digboi Oil town – ‘Home to the oldest operational oil refinery in the World’. Later Depart to Tipong Colliery to see the Steam Locomotives here. We will visit the historic Lekhapani Railway Station and tread along the Stilwell Road to visit the border of the State of Arunachal Pradesh. Later we will return to Margherita.

Night Stay: Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13 ~

Today we will visit the Histoic Ledo Airstrip and the International Meditation Center at the Mounglang Buddhist Monestary. Later experience open cast coal mining at Tirap Colliery. Afternon we will visit the Namdang Bibi Majhar and discover the exotic tea gardens at Namdang. The day will end with your visit to Asia’s oldest plywood factory at Margherita.

Night Stay: Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14 ~

In the morning we will visit the Singpho village near the Eco Lodge and learn about the practices and culture of the Singpho tribal people of Assam. Indulge in their daily activities of live like weaving on the Loom. Afternoon enjoy a traditonal cuisine at the Singpho Villa Restaurant in Baragolai and visit India’s only Coal Museum at Margherita. This museum has many historical artefacts from the Second World War. Night halt at the Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita.

Night Stay: Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15 ~

Early morning visit the Buddhist Monestary near the Eco Lodge and after breakfast we will enjoy a short trek across the nearby tea gardens. Later you will depart to Dibrugarh Airport for your onward destination. Trip Ends. Bid Adieu.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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The History of the Assam Railways & Trading Company (AR&T Company) and Asia’s oldest Plywood Factory ‘The AR&T Plywood Industries’ at Margherita, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

A quaint town located amidst the green hills and the lush tea gardens in the extreme north-eastern corner of the country speaks of a legendary history which in due time has lost its grandeur. In our quest to relive these moments of the past, Jungleideas narrates to you this story of the Assam Railways & Trading Company (AR&T Company) and Asia’s oldest Plywood Factory ‘The AR&T Plywood Industries’ at Margherita, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

The AR&T company was established on 30th July 1881, with a prime focus on harnessing the undiscovered potentials of natural and mineral resources in the blessed lands of Assam.  The credited of establishing this company goes to two prominent people of the erstwhile ‘British Raj’ in India – Dr. John Berry White and Mr. Benjamin Piercy. Dr. John Berry White, a Civil Surgeon, played a very significant role in the early development of the Assam’s mineral resources including the opening of the Makum Coalfields. Mr. Benjamin Piercy, on the other hand was a Civil Engineer from Britain who had to his credit, the establishment of major lengths of Railway Connectivity across the British Empire.

The contribution of the Ar&T company to the initial development of the Indian industries had been immense which had begun by the establishment of the pioneer Tea and Steamer companies in India. It was the first company to establish a full fledged railway route across the State of Assam in the form of the Dibru Sadiya Railway. The coal mines and collieries were later established in Assam in 1884-85. At the same time, five steamers and sixteen flats were brought into service on the rivers. Oil was struck in 1889 and ten years years later the Assam Oil Company was formed. Sawmills were established at Margherita and the Brickworks at Ledo. The Makum (Assam) Tea Company came into being in 1892 and the Namdang Tea Company in 1916, to which, a few years later, was added the Bogapani Tea Estate. This was all achieved under the able founders of the AR&T Company and their  able guidance. But it was in 1924, that the Company built the Margherita Plywood Factory for the manufacture of three-ply chests that made the AR&T Company one of the pioneers of this industry in India!

During the establishment of these industries across the Makum district of Assam a pressing need of quality timber was aroused. Timber also became a prime necessity in the planning of rail routes and building of the Margherita and Doom Doomba bridges. Then again there was also a sufficient need in the coal mines. This demand of Timber led to the establishment of the first Sawmill on the south bank of the Dehing River near Margherita Station, conveniently placed for the Margherita Bridge and the collieries which for sonic years continued to absorb a major part of the output. Public demand at that time was limited mainly to tea box shook made of simul.

Although the art of veneering was practiced from early times, it was not mull the introduction of rotary cutting of veneers that the commercial possibilities of plywood were apparent. Weight for weight, plywood resists the strains of ordinary use to a much greater extent than solid boards. It keeps its size and shape better and is less liable to saturation. For these reasons, it has been widely adopted for use where lightness and strength are required, as in packing cases and especially tea chests. ‘Til this time, tea was packed in boxes of swan timber, known in the trade as shook and each box weighed nearly twice the modern three-ply chest.

This new discovery prompted the Directors of the Company to set up the Plywood factory at Margherita and the necessary machinery was ordered in 1922. Production began in 1924, and plywood boxes marketed under the name “Margherita” achieved a great success. Production continued and gradually lead to a total output of approximately five million square feet a year in the recent years ’til the modern day timber felling norms led to an complete halt of the production in 1996.

Although closing onto almost a hundred years since its inception this plywood factory still has machinery and equipment from Germany and Italy that are operational ’til today.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness  the History of the Assam Railways and Trading Company (AR and T Company) and Asia’s oldest Plywood Factory ‘The AR and T Plywood Industries’ at Margherita, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

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The Centenary year celebration of the AR and T Company at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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The Administrative Office of the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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BARN and Co. Limited Tank manufactured in 1922 at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Splicing Machinery of the Ruckle Company at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Beckner and Van Hullen machinery at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Cremone Peeler by CREMONA of Italy at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Cremona Peeling Equipment by CREMO Italy at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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CREMONA Machinery at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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CREMONA Slicer at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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RUCKLE Machinery at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Remains of the Shed at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Plywood Machinery at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Machinery at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Wood Preservation Plant at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Remains of the Shed at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Remains of the Shed at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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Remains of the Shed at the Asia’s Oldest Plywood Factory of the AR and T Company at Margherita in Assam

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The AR and T Company’s School established in 1938 at Margherita in Assam

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Interesting & Unique Facts about India’s ‘Paradise Unexplored’ – the Incredible North East of India, the States of Arunachal, Assam and Meghalaya!

‘Paradise Unexplored’ is how India describes its eastern most region, the North East India. And very true to this description, North East India is a land of breathtaking landscapes un-adulterated by the rapid globalization of the world economy. The region comprises of seven Indian states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Agartala also known as the ‘Seven Sister States’.

With each of these states having more than 60% of their area under forest cover North East India comprises of a wide variety of Flora, Fauna and Avifauna. The region is the second largest hotspot (Indo-Burma) in the world having 8,000 of the total 15,000 species of flowering plants in India. There are 850 species of birds in the region – the like of white-winged wood duck, Great Indian Hornbill, Jungle-fowl, Pheasant, Siberian Crane, Indian Gray Hornbill, etc. The diversities of the animal kingdom includes the like of the famous One Horned Rhinoceros, clouded Leopards, Elephants, the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Black Bear, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer, Barking Deer, Capped Langur, Pygmy Hog, Pig tailed Macaque, Hollock Gibbon, etc.

North East India is home to over 200 tribes. Each tribal community have their own distinct culture and traditions. They speak different languages, have different religious practices, wear clothes with distinct patterns and also have different ways of celebrating. These celebrations form a part of their festivals where these communities performs colorful dances, showcase their traditional cuisines and source of livelihood like their agrarian practices and their handlooms and handicrafts.

Some Interesting & Unique facts about three (3) of the States of North East India are:

1| the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India:

  • Receives the first sunlight in India, hence called the ‘Land of Rising Sun’. Just like sunset in Kanyakumari, sunrise in Arunachal is wonderful view to witness.
  • It shares international borders with China, Bhutan & Myanmar.
  • The Tawang Monestary at Tawang in Arunachal is the Second Largest Buddhist Monastery in the World and the Largest in India.
  • It has the maximum number of regional languages in India
  • The Pangsau Pass is located at the Indo Burma Border near Arunachal Pradesh and is also known as the ‘Hell’s Pass’. The Historic Stilwell Road runs through the Pangsau Pass.
  • The Namdapha National Park is the third largest National Park in India and is home to the big four cat species –  Snow leopards, Clouded leopards, Common leopards and Tigers. The Majestic Hornbill Species is also sure to be spotted here.

2| the State of Assam, Incredible India:

  • It has the largest inhabited river island in the world ‘Majuli’ on the mighty Brahmaputra River.
  • It is home to the largest density of endangered one horned Rhinoceros population in the world at the ‘National Park of Kaziranga’.
  • Assam is also the birthplace of Indian Oil industry in Digboi and the Oldest operational Oil Well in the World.
  • Assam provides the largest tea production in the world.
  • Assam is also home to India’s only Coal Museum and one of the oldest coal mines in India.
  • Assam was a prime spot for the Allies in crushing the Japanese forces during World War II and the Historic Stilwell Road originates at Ledo in Assam.
  • The three famous Silks of the World ‘Muga’ (Golden), the ‘Pat’ (White) and the Warm ‘Eri’ is indigenous to Assam.
  • The ‘Kamakhya’ Temple is a revered ‘Shakti Peetha’ and is a famous Tourist attraction in the State.
  • The ‘Rang Ghar’ at Sivasagar is the first Amphitheater of Asia.
  • The State hosts the only market where Barter Trade (sale in exchange of goods) is practiced at the ‘Jonbeel Mela’ Festival.
  • ‘Mayong’ is the Magic capital of India and also home to the longest stone inscription in Asia that measures 3.95 meters.
  • The ‘Umananda’ island is the Smallest inhabited river island in the world on the mighty Brahmaputra.

3| the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

  • Meghalaya has the World’s highest rainfall at Cherrapunji and Masynram.
  • ‘Meghalaya’ means ‘Abode of the Clouds’ and the Capital City of Shillong is called the ‘Scotland of the East’.
  • Shillong Golf link is the 2nd largest natural golf course in Asia. Shillong is also the Rock capital of India.
  • The Village of Mawlynnong was awarded the cleanest village in Asia.
  • The Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji are a well known tourist attraction of the State.
  • The ‘Nohkalikai’ Falls at Cherrapunji is the tallest plunge waterfall in India.
  • The city of Shillong has India’s only Glass mosque the ‘Madina Masjid’.
  • The State of Meghalaya is the only State in India where the custom of Matrilineal society is practiced.
  • The ‘Bara Bazaar’ is one of the oldest and the largest marketplaces in North East India where most of the Shopkeepers and Traders are women.
  • Bamboo is found in abundance in Meghalaya and the extrinsic bamboo crafts of Meghalaya are renowned around the World.
  • Mawphlang is a famous site of the Khasi Hills Sacred Groves and is the hub of Khasi Culture in Meghalaya

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the Grandeur of the States of Arunachal, Assam and Meghalaya, Incredible India!

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The Centenary Oil Museum at the Legendary Oil town of Assam – ‘DIGBOI’, home to ‘Asia’s oldest Oil Refinery’ and the ‘Oldest Operational Oil Well in the World’, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

A quaint town located amidst the green hills and the lush tea gardens in the extreme north-eastern corner of the country speaks of a legendary history which in due time has started to lose its grandeur. In our quest to relive these moments of the past, Jungleideas narrates to you this story of the Legendary Oil Town of Assam – Digboi (home to ‘Asia’s oldest Oil Refinery’ and the ‘Oldest Operational Oil Well in the World’).

The history of Oil in India began to unfold in the early 1800’s at the head of the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam. It was a vast area of rain-forest surrounded by a semi-circle of high mountains and inhabited, in its more liveable parts, by the Singphos, Khamtis, Phakials and other tribes. Into this beautiful yet savage region, with all the hidden an overt dangers of the jungle, men of daring ventured. They came with different agenda; soldiers to ensure tranquillity and safety at the outposts of the British Empire, civil servants with the assignments of various nature, explorers looking for coal and timber and the exclusive tea-leaf. It was during this time that many came across oil seepages and fortunately for posterity, recorded such instances in their dairies and memoirs.

As per the books of history it was in 1866 that Mr. Goodenough of McKillop, Stewart and Company was making an attempt to utilize the petroleum of Assam. He was granted certain rights over a large tract of land on both sides of the Dehing river, from Jaipur to the Noa Dehing. Oil was struck in one hole on March 26th 1867 at 118 feet, as many as eight holes having put down about this time. These results though didn’t allow Mr. Goodenough to establish a petroleum industry.

Attribute of setting up the Oil industry at Digboi goes to the Assam Railways and Trading Company (AR&T). It was under the guidance of Dr. John Barry White that on October 19th 1889, oil was struck at a depth of 178 feet at Digboi. From here started the journey of Oil Industry in India that speaks of a Legend holding its firm base at Digboi – the Legendary Oil town of Assam!

This Legendary history of the Digboi Oil Story is well preserved at the Digboi Centenary Oil Museum which is built on the fringes of Digboi Well No.1 from which oil is still gently seeping. Inaugurated in January 2002, this museum is a treasure house of memorabilia of the past, tools and equipment of the yesteryear s and elegant wall panels depicting the history of Oil refining in India. While an air raid shelter of the World War II greets visitors at the entrance of the museum, the steel rig of Digboi Well No. 1 stands as a silent sentinel of excellence adjacent to the museum building.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to visit the Centenary Oil Museum at the Legendary Oil town of Assam – ‘DIGBOI’, home to ‘Asia’s oldest Oil Refinery’ and the ‘Oldest Operational Oil Well in the World’, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

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The Air Shelter of the Second World War at the Digboi Oil Museum

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Welcome to the Centenary Oil Museum at Digboi, Assam, India

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The Vintage view of Digboi Refinery with major landmarks kept on display at he centenary oil museum at Digboi in Assam

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Tools used in Oil drilling on Display at the Centenary Oil museum at Digboi

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Tools used in Oil drilling on Display at the Centenary Oil museum at Digboi

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Tools used in Oil drilling on Display at the Centenary Oil museum at Digboi

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Tools used in Oil drilling on Display at the Centenary Oil museum at Digboi

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Tools used in Oil drilling on Display at the Centenary Oil museum at Digboi

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Tools used in Oil drilling on Display at the Centenary Oil museum at Digboi

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A historic ford card at a display of the colonial British Era at Digboi Oil town in Assam

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The Discover Oil Well No. 1 from where oil was first commercially drilled at Digboi in October 1889

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An Vintage Vehicle on Display at the Digboi Oil Museum

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Memoirs of the World War II – the Digboi War Cemetery, Digboi Oil Town, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

The period of 1939 to 1945 was one of the darkest moments in the history of mankind. It was during this period the world witnessed the Second World War – a state of ‘total war’ where the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. This war brought down the major super powers of the period into ashes. Japan was rocked with the mighty nuclear explosion of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and it was after the Second World War that the world realized the might of the Americans!

The World War II might have brought down the will of the Germans and Japanese to be the might of the World but it to be mentioned that all wars lead to destruction of devastating proportion. The World War II too led to the same fate and millions of people were killed around the world that included the soldiers of the Army who laid down their lives to bring peace to the World. The bodies of these brave soldiers were laid to rest across various cemeteries through the World and one of such is the Digboi War Cemetery that was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Located very near to the ‘Legendary Oil town of Assam’ – Digboi, this cemetery has about 200 burials mostly of British soldiers who laid their lives during World War II.

A little to elaborate, during the Second World War, Digboi, in the north-eastern corner of the state of Assam, near the Burmese border and on the road to Ledo, was on the lines of communication, and a military hospital was established there. Digboi War Cemetery was started for burials from the hospital and at the end of the war contained 70 burials. Later, the Army Graves Service brought in further graves from burial grounds in Panitola, Jorhat, Margherita, Tinsukia, Ledo, and as well as from the US Military Cemetery at Shingvuoiyang in Burma where permanent maintenance could not be assured. Originally the cemetery stood on a small spur rising sharply from the main road, but an earthquake in 1950 caused cracks here with one fissure extending the full length of the cemetery. Subsequent landslides occasioned by heavy rains, particularly in 1953, so endangered the cemetery that it became necessary to move the graves to the present site which was not likely to be affected by erosion. The cemetery now contains 200 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

And truly mentioned in one of the quotes of the cemetery –

‘These graves bear silent testimony to those soldiers, unlisted workers and labourers who ventured into Virgin jungle amid blistering heat and laid down their lives in the line of duty during the Second World War. Whilst part of all forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to Witness History and Relive the Memoirs of the World War II – the Digboi Cemetery, Digboi Oil Town, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The neatly arranged graves of the soldiers at the Green Digboi War Cemetery. Image Anil Paudel

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The Entrance to the World War II burial ground of the Digboi War Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The Digboi Second World War Cemetery has been built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The neatly arranged graves of the soldiers at the Green Digboi War Cemetery in Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The neatly arranged graves of the soldiers at the Green Digboi War Cemetery in Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The neatly arranged graves of the soldiers at the Green Digboi War Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The neatly arranged graves of the soldiers at the Green Digboi War Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The Graves of the Burials of the Brave Soldiers of the British Army who died in the Second World War at Digboi Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The Graves of the Burials of the Brave Soldiers of the British Army who died in the Second World War at Digboi Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The Graves of the Burials of the Brave Soldiers of the British Army who died in the Second World War at Digboi Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Heritage Tourism, Second World War Stilwell Road, Assam Ecotourism, War Cemetery Digboi, Coal Museum Digboi, Oil Museum Digboi
The Graves of the Burials of the Brave Soldiers of the British Army who died in the Second World War at Digboi Cemetery

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Awesome Assam, Digboi Cemetery, Digboi Oil Refinery, Digboi Oil Museum
The Welcome Gate at the Digboi War Cemetery ~ Digboi ~ Assam ~ India

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Awesome Assam, Digboi Cemetery, Digboi Oil Refinery, Digboi Oil Museum
Distant view of the Center Cross at the Digboi War Cemetery ~ Digboi ~ Assam ~ India

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Awesome Assam, Digboi Cemetery, Digboi Oil Refinery, Digboi Oil Museum
The Well maintained graves at the Digboi War Cemetery ~ Digboi ~ Assam ~ India

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Awesome Assam, Digboi Cemetery, Digboi Oil Refinery, Digboi Oil Museum
The Center Cross at the Digboi War Cemetery ~ Digboi ~ Assam ~ India

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Awesome Assam, Digboi Cemetery, Digboi Oil Refinery, Digboi Oil Museum
The Graves at the Digboi War Cemetery ~ Digboi ~ Assam ~ India

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam

Memoirs of the World War II – the Historic Stilwell Road, the Ledo Airstrip, the Lekhapani Railway Station and the Digboi Cemetery, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

The period of 1939 to 1945 was one of the darkest moments in the history of mankind. It was during this period the world witnessed the Second World War – a state of “total war” where the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. This war brought down the major super powers of the period into ashes. Japan was rocked with the mighty nuclear explosion of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and it was after the Second World War that the world realized the might of the Americans!

Though many movies have narrated the incidents of the Second World War and grossed millions at the Box office and many historic sites of the War have turned into places of tourist interest earning revenue to the locals, one such historic location has failed to draw the attention of the world over and thereby gradually lost its grandeur to the passing time. Our teams visit to this land narrated in this writing will try and recreate the moments of the history that this historic place has been witness to.

The British had realized the Economic potentials of the upper Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. When Assam first came under the British rule, it possessed four great assets, land, rivers, forests and minerals, all awaiting development. The British ensured that various skills were imported into Assam to harness the natural resources of the State and they brought in skills like tea making from China and others from Britain. In 1834, the Governor General set up a committee to explore the possibility of tea growing in India. It was found that the tea plant was indigenous to Assam, a discovery followed by the importation of tea makers from China, leading, eventually to the great Tea industry of Assam. This marked the beginning of the rapid industrialization of the State. The British were successful in discovering crude oil and vast coal reserves in Assam that prompted them to establish the Asia’s first oil refinery at Digboi in Assam and introduce underground coal mining at Namdang. The timber reserves added to the national treasury and one of Asia’s oldest Plywood manufacturing facility was set up at Margherita. Although the river route provided an efficient means of transportation, the British laid the tracks for an extensive rain route to run across Assam to enable quick transportation of these Natural resources that had value equivalent to Gold during the time of rapid industrialization.

Apart from these vast natural reserves, the British in collaboration with the Allied Forces realized the boon of the Upper Brahmaputra valley during the World War II during the Japanese blockade of the Burma Road that prompted the Western Allies to build the ‘Stilwell Road’ aka the ‘Ledo Road’ so that they could supply the Chinese as an alternative to the Burma Road. Built under the able guidance of American General Vinegar Joe Stilwell with an army of 15,000 American Soldiers and 35,000 locals, this road having a stretch of over 1079 miles (from Ledo in India to Kunming in China) was completed within 2 years under the most treacherous conditions and this is what makes this road “an Epitome of an American Engineering Marvel”. Although, there was a flip side to this feat as more than 1100 American soldiers and many more locals had to lose their lives in the construction of the Western Allies march to crush the Japanese.

The Historic Lekhapani Railway Station marks the beginning of the Stilwell Road in India which is also the eastern most Railway Station in India. The Lekhapani Railway Station played a pivotal road during the movement of the Allied Armed forces during the Japanese blockade in the World War II.

Also during the World War II the state of Assam, in India’s Eastern Command, was an operational area of the Burma Campaign. Ledo, was on the lines of communication, and a military hospital was established here. Ledo airstrip was an important 2nd World War operational theatre and took an important role to aid the alliance forces in China. The runway is still visible and in good condition.

The World War II might have brought down the will of the Germans and Japanese to be the might of the World but it to be mentioned that all wars lead to destruction of devastating proportion. The World War II too led to the same fate and millions of people were killed around the world that included the soldiers of the Army who laid down their lives to bring peace to the World. The bodies of these brave soldiers were laid to rest across various cemeteries through the World and one of such is the Digboi War Cemetery that was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Located very near to the ‘Legendary Oil town of Assam’ – Digboi, this cemetery has about 200 burials mostly of British soldiers who laid their lives during World War II. And truly mentioned in one of the quotes of the cemetery – ‘These graves bear silent testimony to those soldiers, unlisted workers and labourers who ventured into Virgin jungle amid blistering heat and laid down their lives in the line of duty during the Second World War. Whilst part of all forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to Witness History and Relive the Memoirs of the World War II – the Historic Stilwell Road, the Ledo Airstrip, the Lekhapani Railway Station and the Digboi Cemetery, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Namdapha National Park and Rain forest, Assam Ecotourism and Homestay, Deban tourist lodge, Stillwell Road in Assam, Dehing Patkai Festival of Assam, Tribes of Assam and North East India
The Historic Stilwell Road from Ledo (India) to Kunming (China)

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

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The Stilwell Road today at Lekhapani

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

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The Historic Ledo Airstrip that was used as a landing ground for Aircrafts of the Western Allies

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

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The World War II cemetery at Digboi. Image Courtesy: Anil Paudel

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Namdapha National Park and Rain forest, Assam Ecotourism and Homestay, Deban tourist lodge, Stillwell Road in Assam, Dehing Patkai Festival of Assam, Tribes of Assam and North East India
The Pangsau Pass or the Hell’s Pass and Indo Mynamar Border

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Namdapha National Park and Rain forest, Assam Ecotourism and Homestay, Deban tourist lodge, Stillwell Road in Assam, Dehing Patkai Festival of Assam, Tribes of Assam and North East India
The Mysterious Lake of No Return at Myanmar as viewed from the Pangsau pass

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

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Welcome to the Legendary Oil Town of Assam at Digboi

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
Asia’s oldest Refinery – the Digboi refinery that has the oldest operational oil well in the World. Source: wowindia

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Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The North East Coal fields is one of the primary industry at Margherita and its surrounding areas

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
Welcome to the Coal Queen of Assam – Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

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The Beautiful Namdang tea town near Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Lake of No Return, India's Bermuda Triangle, India Burma Border, Pangsau Pass Festival, Stilwell Road India
The Jairampur War Cemetery that has burials of Chinese Soldiers who laid down their lives during the Burma Campaign of World War II

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Stilwell Road Second World War, Coal Mining in Margherita, Assam Tourism, World War II cemeteries, World War Hospitals India
The Entrance to the Grand 20th General Hospital at Margherita during World War II. Image Source: researchgate.net

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Memoirs of World War II

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam

The Coal Queen of Assam – Margherita, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

The tinsel town of Margherita is situated on the banks of the River Dehing, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra and is bordered by the evergreen mystique Patkai Range towards the eastern side. Since time immemorial this region is inhabited by both tribal and non tribal community living harmoniously with their unique cultural and traditional values.

The warm hospitality of the people and their mouth watering ethnic delicacies always offer a warm welcome to an outsider. The awesome landscape of this area painted with the lush green tea gardens along the road, the hillocks, the bountiful flora and fauna, the dark green forests, the streams, enchanting blue hills, flowing rivers, the mysterious clouds that bring rain to the valley, the rich bouquet of arts and cultures of the different community will never fail to beckon tourists to this beautiful area throughout the year. This valley has resources immersed in it that can enthrall an Ecotourist. It’s a futile attempt to narrate the beauty of Margherita in short because Margherita is a nature’s Paradise and one can certainly cherish the beauty of God’s creation in this heavenly abode.

Places of interest at/near Margherita are:

  • India’s only coal Museum at Margherita
  • The Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Heritage Park at Margherita
  • The Singpho Eco Tourist Lodge at Inthong Village
  • The Tea Gardens and Tea Factories at Margherita
  • The Legendary Oil town of Assam and Asia’s oldest Refinery at Digboi
  • The Stilwell Road at Ledo
  • Opencast Coal Mining at Tirap Colliery
  • Oldest operational Steam Locomotives at Tipong Colliery
  • The War Cemeteries of World War II at Digboi and Jairampur
  • The Ledo Airstrip Landing ground of World War II at Ledo
  • Indian Railway’s final frontier at Lekhapani
  • The Tribal Villages for ethnic cuisine and exclusive handicrafts and handlooms
  • The Lake of no Return at Jairampur
  • The Pansau Pass or the Hells Pass at Indo Myanmar Border
  • The Dibru Saikhowa National Park at Tinsukia
  • The Namdapha National Park at Arunachal Pradesh

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to visit the Coal Queen of Assam – Margherita, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
Welcome to the Coal Queen of Assam – Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The North East Coal fields is one of the primary industry at Margherita and its surrounding areas

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The John Steam Locomotive by W G Bagnall Stafford at India’s only coal museum at Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Steam Locomotives at Tipong Colliery near Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The World War II cemetery at Digboi. Image Courtesy: Anil Paudel

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Park at Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
Asia’s oldest Refinery – the Digboi refinery that has the oldest operational oil well in the World. Source: wowindia

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
Established in 1925 by the British, the India Club at Margherita is one of the historical buildings at Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Third Largest National Park of India – the Namdapha National Park at Arunachal Pradesh

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
Ferral Horses at Dibru Saikhowa National Park near Margherita. Image Courtesy: Rajib Saikia

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The beautiful view of the Countryside near Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The calm and serene Buddhist Monasteries near Margherita fill your heart with solace

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The beautiful Namdang tea town near Margherita

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Namdang Bibi Mazhar where its believed that a persons wishes are granted true

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Eco Tourism Singpho Eco lodge at Inthong Village

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Historic Lekhapani Railway Station that played pivotal role in the Allied Forces march to victory in the World War II

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita

Assam Eco tourism homestay and Cottages, Ecotourism in North East India, Tour of Tribes in North East India, Tribes and Festivals of Assam
The Historic Stilwell Road from Ledo (India) to Kunming (China) on which the Allied Forces marched to victory over the Japanese in the World War II

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Upper Assam – Digboi & Margherita