Dirang – Seesa – Agnigarh – Jorhat Stay
Today was the day of testing time of the taxi driver for driving & testing time for us to sit through a long journey of around 380 km. After a tasty breakfast at Awoo Resort, we started our journey at 0800 hrs. We stopped to buy different types of rajma & walnuts at Bomdila. We reached Sessa Orchid Sanctuary at 1200 hrs. It was not in a good shape. But still we found some orchids blooming.
At 1400 hrs, we stopped for lunch at Balipara. Since Agnigarh at Tezpur was closed previously when we crossed Tezpur during onward journey, we went to Agnigarh and reached at 1500 hrs.
Agnigarh is a beautiful hill top garden located beside the Brahmaputra river. It is a scenic spot to view the broad and magnificient Brahmaputra River from the hill top. Kaliabhomora Bridge can be viewed from above the hill. With well built steps running around the hill till top, Agnigarh marks the spot where the legendary battle of Sonitpur between the armies of Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna took place. Garden is clean and well maintained, with beautiful and well carved statues of Usha- Anirudha and Hari-Hara battle (a mythical battle of God Hari and God Shiva), each narrating a story of its own.
It was a good place to hang out and to recharge ourselves for the journey ahead. We started for Jorhat at 1530 hrs.
After reaching Jorhat at 1940 hrs, we checked in Prashaanti Tourist Lodge, marking an end of our long and tiring journey.
We were famished and took our dinner at nearby restaurant and went to bed early.