Barpeta

Barpeta is a town in Barpeta district, India and is district headquarters. The city is located 90 kilometres (56 mi) north west of Guwahati and is one of the major cities in Western Assam.

Barpeta district was created in 1983 when it was split from Kamrup district. On 1 June 2004, it lost part of its territory to the newly formed Baksa district.

In 2006 the Indian government named Barpeta one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640.) It is one of the eleven districts in Assam currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF.)

There are eight Assam Legislative Assembly constituencies in this district, the Barpeta, Baghbor, Bhawanipur, Chenga, Jania, Patacharkuchi, Sarukhetri, Sorbhog.[5] Sorbhog is in the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency, whilst the other five are in the Barpeta Lok Sabha constituency

Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the largest forests of Assam and one of the few tiger reserves of India.

Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the largest forests of Assam and one of the few tiger reserves of India.

The nearest railway station, airport and port is Barpeta Road, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and Dhubri respectively. Barpeta town is connected to National Highway 31 through Howly, and Hajo-Doulashal road connects it to Guwahati town.