Sonitpur district is home to 73 tea gardens including world's biggest tea garden, Monabari. A visit to a tea garden provides insight not only into tea making and the unique culture associated with it but also gives the flavour of bygone era of the Raj.
Tezpur, Sonitpur's largest town and the largest urban centre on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra is located 180 km northeast of Guwahati. It is considered the cultural capital of Assam. Some of the state’s greatest icons – Filmmaker-musician-poet Jyoti Prasad Agarwala and balladeer Bhupen Hazarika – are associated with the town. A serene town, Tezpur is famous for its beautiful parks, ancient Hindu temples and archaeological ruins steeped in mythology, legend and folklore.