With the advent of Shrimanta Sankardeva Barpeta region turned into a place of great religious importance. Large number of Satras were established by the disciples of this great Vaishnava saint. Since time immemorial these Satras attracts large number of devotees from all over the state, particularly during festivals and anniversaries. Among the Satras that are regularly visited by outsiders are Barpeta, Patbaushi, Sundaridiya, Sunpura, GanakKuchi, Satra Kanara and Jania.
The town of Barpeta is uniquely divided in 22 Hattis that are inhabited by the devoted followers and families of the Gurus, that are administered by the Satra administration. This unique feature is not found in any other place in Assam.
The traditional handicrafts of Barpeta including ivory carving are popular all over Assam. The indigenous fire cracker industry is also well known in Assam. Brass metal industry of Sarthebari is known all over the world.
Barpeta can be reached by Bus & Railways. The nearest Railway Station being Barpeta Road which lies at a distance of 21 K.M. from Barpeta Town. Barpeta Road is connected to all over Assam by National Highway No.31, North of the District Head quarter Town of Barpeta. Howly connects Barpeta with the National Highway which lies about 16 K.M. There are regular bus services between Barpeta and Guwahati.
Tourist lodge with information centre is located at Barpeta Road. The deptt. of tourism have a forest lodge also. The directorate of tourism organises conduct tours to the Manas National park. The best time to visit the park is between November and April.
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|Satra||Established by||Distance (KM)|
|Barpeta||Shri Madhab Deva||0|
|Sinpara||Shri Sankar Deva||1|
|Kamarkuchi Than||Shri Sankar Deva||15|
|Patbaushi||Shri Sankar Deva||2|
|Ganak kuchi||Shri Madhab Deva||0.75|
|Sundaridiya||Shri Madhab Deva||2|
|Baradi||Shri Madhab Deva||2|
|Kapla||Shri Madhab Deva||20|
|Gumura||Shri Madhab Deva||24|
|Guagacha||Shri Madhab Deva||21|
|Bhabanipur||Shri Gopal Ata||28|
|Kanara||Narayan Das Ata||8|
|Bhatkuchi||Keshav Charan Ata||2|
|Gobindapur||Shri Bhagaban Deva||41|