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The Rhythm of Grassland – Durgapur 1959

Durgapur village provides experiences of culture, craft, food habit and lifestyle of Assamese Baishnavite communities to the tourists. This village is among the very few rural tourism sites of India.

Durgapur village is situated 2 Km. east of Kohora, the central range of Kaziranga National Park. The population of the village belongs predominantly to Keont community.

 

Most of the families of this village are below the poverty line. The conventional rural livelihood of ‘agriculture’ and ‘animal husbandry’ are in stake here because of the proximity to the National Park.

From the year 2005, NEST is working in this village to strengthen rural tourism as an alternative livelihood for the communities.

 

 

Weaving craft: In Durgapur one could see the processes and products of gorgeous Asomia outfits.  The women artisans of the village also produce a range of crafts with traditional designs in various utility products including contemporary, traditional, adapting and ethnic products. These are also for sale in a very reasonable price.

Bamboo craft: The products of handmade bamboo craft are available here. The local artisans are skilled on various utility and desktop bamboo craft products in this village.

Satria Cultura: Durgapur village is a rich hub of Vaishnabite Satria culture. One could see here the performances of various dances, songs and drama in the village in its original form. Artists of this village are skilled on the Vaishnavite culture and spirituality which could be enjoyed in this village.

Traditional food: Durgapur village is all set to provide delicious traditional Asomia food to the tourist with its high therapeutic value for various common diseases. The traditional herbs and vegetable based extensive meal is also enriched with fish and poultry.  
 

Enjoy the Interactive Village Tour


 

It encompasses

 

    Traditional Assamese welcome

    Visit to the Naam Ghar – place of worship and an institution for village governance

    Weaving trail to homes with traditional looms

    Enthralling cultural show of Indian Classical Satria and folk Bihu dance and music

    Grand Asomiya feast prepared by the community members, served the traditional way.


 

Location of NEST office