7 Interesting Facts about Dwijing Festival of Assam

Dwijing Festival is an annual river festival celebrated in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) region of Assam. This Festival has begun on 27th December on the bank of River Aie at Chirang district of Assam. It is the third edition of the festival.

Being a medium/platform of earning for the local and others of the region, the festival put its focus especially to the buisness activities for the better economy generation through rural tourism. However the festival is meant to provide help to the flood victim families through charity generation and distribution.

Here are seven interesting facts about this festival.

1.’Dwijing’ means River Bank 

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Dwijing‘ means river bank and the festival covering areas around the river Aie focuses on business and income generation for the local people through rural tourism.

The main purpose of the festival is to showcase the tourism potential of areas under Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)

2. The River Aie plays a Vital Role

The river Aie, meaning ‘Mother’, originates from the Himalayas of Bhutan flowing through Chirang and Bongaigaon districts before meeting the river Brahmaputra. The Aie plays a vital role in the lives of people of the area. The venue of the various events of the festival will centre around the Hagrama bridge.

3. This is What The Festival Showcases

The festival would showcase ethnic trade, cuisine, culture, games and sports, exhibitions, adventure sports, river rafting, helicopter rides and cultural programmes to make it a center of attraction for the visitors as a New Year event.

4. Experience the Ethnic Foods – Roasted Pork -Jow Gisi

For the food lover’s who loves experimenting with ethnic foods, the festival offers various stalls with local dishes and drinks. One such item is the mouth smacking smoke or roasted pork which you would definitely love to taste it. The locals have the indigenous drink known as Jow Gisi. This is also known as Rice Beer which is extracted from Rice. These two mentioned items are the few must-try local dishes.

5. Experience The Thrill – Helicopter and Elephant Ride

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The helicopter ride and the Elephant ride are the most demanding adventurous activities among the tourists. You can explore the lush greenery hillocks of northeast India and neighboring country Bhutan through a helicopter ride.

And the Elephant ride is a very popular ride among the kids and families at Dwijing Festival. You can have a never experienced animal ride at this festival.

6. One Stop Destination for all Adventurous Activities

Dwijing Festival is one stop destination of all the adventurous sports. It gives an opportunities to experience all the thrills at one place. Activities you can experience are Paragliding, Hot Air balloon, Boating, and camping.

Camping beside the river is just mesmerizing with the colorful lights all around the fest and can enjoy the night activities at the festival.

7. Live Concerts – Fashion Shows – Bollywood Stars

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This festival has the place for music lovers too. Several local bands and artists showcased their talents to keep you entertained be it Rock or Soft Music. Artists like Kailash Kher, Amit Trivedi, Malaika Arora Khan, Himesh Reshammiya, Neeraj Shridhar, Bhoomi Trivedi Shweta Pandit, Great Khali and a galaxy of other stars attended and perform during the festival.

How to reach:

The location of the fest is just 5km away from the National Highway 31(C) at Chapaguri Point near IOCL Bongaigaon refinery village popularly known as Rowmari or Dangaigaon.

By Train: Bongaigaon-It has 2 railway stations.

New and Old Railway Station. The new Bongaigaon Railway Station is the 2nd largest railways junction in Assam and almost all the trains stops here.

By Air: Guwahati Airport. After reaching the airport one has to head to Bongaigaon town by train.

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