Tezpur University, best point to view the Himalayas

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Tezpur, Sep 23 (UNI) After Pokhra in Darjeeling and Gangtok, sleepy town of Tezpur in Assam has emerged as the latest destination to view the Great Himalayan range.

A four hour drive from Guwahati, Tezpur provides the complete treat to the eyes as atleast eight peaks of this majestic mountain range is visible from here. Whereas from Pokhra and Gangtok only one peak could be sighted Moreover, the Tezpur University campus, 10 km from the town is the most ideal location as one can have a clear view of the peaks on a sunny day.

''Generally the peaks are visible between November and December.

But this time the sight is clear even during September,'' said P Anbarasan, Head of Mass Communication&Journalism department in the university.

Though the tall buildings and dust in the atmosphere usualy block the sight in the town, he added.

Suggesting the wee hours as the most suitable time, Mr Anbarasan said eight to nine peaks, towering over the Arunachal Pradesh hills, can be sighted at that time.

''However, but for some reasons or other the people are unaware of the importance of the place. The Himalayas also can be seen from Balipara, Gohpur and Jamuguri area near here,'' Mr Anbarasan said.

Despite situated near the banks of Brahmaputra, the view is even more wonderful before the sunrise on a clear winter day.

''With the first crimson rays of the sun, the peaks get even more serene. The rays invading the fog and piercing through the thick Sal forests makes the sight more amazing,''Anikita Gogoi, a student with the university avered.

She also expressed her views that the Assam government should market the place and convert it into a tourist spot.

Gorichen (22,500 ft), the tallest of all peaks located between Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal-China borders is the most clearly visible peak. The peak referred as 'Sa-Nga Phu' means the 'kingdom of the deity' by the Arunachalees.

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