One of the prominent Upper Assam district, Tinsukia is bordered by Arunachal Pradesh on its Eastern and Southern side. It can be called as the commercial capital of Assam and is well connected by surface transport. Tinsukia is not only rich commercially but it has also a lot to offer from the tourism perspective. Tinsukia held a prominent position during the 2nd World War and the famous Steel-well road connecting the mainland of China and Myanmar with India to facilitate the movement of allied troops to resist the advance of Japanese troops. This road was opened on 28th January 1945 and is 1079 mile in length. Tinsukia is also home to one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and bio-sphere reserve whose proud inhabitants are the famous feral horses.
If you really want to experience some off-beat places, you can always extend your stay in Tinsukia by one or two days at Tinsukia if your main priority is to visit Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. To explore the unexplored you don’t have to travel extensively in Tinsukia. At a distance of 30 km from Tinsukia lies the Digboi Township which has the oldest oilfield in the world. Digboi is a little tranquil hamlet gifted by Mother Nature with British-era bungalows, an 18-hole golf course, a Centenary Museum, and a 2nd World War memorial with 200 Commonwealth soldiers graves preserved. Digboi is a place worth visiting. One can also plan an excursion to places like Sadiya, the capital of erstwhile Chutia Kingdom, Ledo having many coal field, Lekhapani and Margherita to relive the British Era oil and tea rich Assam.
The best time to visit Tinsukia are the winter months as the weather is very pleasant during this time with moderate cold.
Tinsukia has some very good private hotels along with some tea garden bungalows.