DighalipukhuriDighali Pukhuri, situated at the heart of the Guwahati City is a man-made lake that is surrounded by a road that leads to different destinations of the city. To the north of the pond is the Gauhati High court and to its south is the Assam State Museum. Beautifully located at a centre place, the pond beautifies the area around the college and hostels of Handique Girls' College. It is one of the important tourist spots of Guwahati.
History of Dighalipukhuri:The name Dighalipukhuri is derived from two Assamese terms: ‘Dighol” meaning long and “Pukhuri” meaning lake. The name hence clearly, explains that the lake is a long one.
Structure of Dighalipukhuri:Dighalipukhuri, as the name says is a long manmade lake. It is rectangular in shape and the length of the lake is said to be about half a mile long. As is known, the lake was engraved out of the mighty river Brahmaputra and gradually with the passage of time it has been separated out from it. Lying there since time immemorial, the lake proved to be a landmark for a lot of emerging offices, organizations and educational institutions.
Dighalipukhuri and Tourism:Dighalipukhuri has been a place of attraction for tourists since time immemorial. It is one of the prominent tourist attraction spots, as a lot of recreational activities take place here and people find it very exciting coming to this wonderful lake.
Activities:The Dighalipukhuri also boasts of activities like rowing championships. Initially, the Dighalipukhuri was the most preferred spot for swimming for the swimming training centre was in the lake itself. However, later on swimming was prohibited in the lake and so only boating and rowing is done in the lake now.
How to Reach Dighalipukhuri:Dighalipukhuri, being in the center of the city, is easy to reach. The nearest bus stop is Latasil playground bus stop and reach the lake is within walking distance. Apart from that,one can reach Dighalipukhuri by auto rickshaw as well.
One must definitely take a glimpse of the lake when one comes to the Guwahati, especially at night since the lights come into effect and gives the lake a breathtaking look.
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