Is it safe to visit Dibrugarh?

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Need to know is it safe to reach dibrugarh by trian.. And about the hotels.. Is it safe to take to boat service from dibrugarh to pasighat? How long it will take and what will be the fare? Please help me if anybody aware of these ..
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Yes, Yes, Depends on the tides, No idea. (That was the short answer.)

In detail:
If you feel that the train is too risky, then you can also fly to Dibrugarh from Kolkata.
When we took the boat ride up the Brahmaputra from Dibrugarh to Pasighat it took all day. That was in March 2009. In other words, low tides. Post-monsoons the river would be in a completely different state of flux. The tickets for the boat trip are very cheap. I cannot tell you exactly how much. We had the trip arranged by a travel agent and the boat ticket for our jeep was included in the overall cost.

It is a wonderfully scenic journey.

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Originally Posted by sandy2971 View Post Need to know is it safe to reach dibrugarh by trian.. And about the hotels.. Is it safe to take to boat service from dibrugarh to pasighat? How long it will take and what will be the fare? Please help me if anybody aware of these ..
Yes it is as safe as it is to travel from Kolkata to New Jaipalguri by train !

By the way travel by any train from Howrah to Dibrugarh in AC sleeper class.Most of the occupants will be officials from Indian military service and many of them are armed with weapons if travelling on duty. Dibrugarh is a nice place to eat and to sleep ! Book your travel ticket to Pasighat from Dibrugarh at the reception counter of Hotel Kusum which is situated at a place just few minutes walk from Dibrugarh town train station.The sumo taxi leaves at 6 am from hotel Kusum. The other train station (major station) is away from the city and has name DIBRUGARH ( newly built station).So do not get confused with the two names. The rate from hotel Kusum to Pasighat per head was RS 350 in March 2012 . Near Hotel Kusum are several other hotels and restaurants to select from.
Do not go on media report.I travel to dibrugarh frequently.It is one of the most peaceful city in upper Assam.
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To those who know Dibrugarh intimately, Kaoushik (?), which is your preferred hotel ?

Last time we were there, if I remember correctly, we stayed at the Little Palace. I have been reading about the Mancotta Chang Bungalow, which sounds lovely, but rather expensive.

We would only want to spend one night to break a journey before a long car ride the following day.
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During my last visit to Dibrugarh I had also stayed in Little Palace . Though it is bit away in Marwari Patti , it sounds better in comfort level. If you want to stay close to train station in busy area Kusum and Maurya can be considered. But the surrounding is bit noisy and crowded.
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Thanks, Kaoushik.
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I visited Dibrugarh in April 2013.
I checked out various options and found that Hotel Rajawas was the best option. Its Moti Mahal restaurant serves excellent food. The other hotels are either too expensive or else not up to the mark in terms of facilities. Theyyamdancer mentioned Mancotta Chang Bungalow on this thread, but the rates are very, very expensive even in off season.
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Speaking of food in Dibrugarh, we went to a great restaurant* which was on the top floor of a shopping mall. I wish I could remember its name. There was a view all over town. It is situated a short car ride away from the Little Palace hotel. We were there in April 2013.




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The restaurant is Studio 69.
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Please tell me totally how many days I need to visit Mechuka from Guwahati and back???

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