Dehing Patkai Festival
Begins16 January
Ends19 January
Tinsukia, Assam
InauguratedDecember 2002

The Dihing Patkai Festival is a once-a-year festival held at Lekhapani in Tinsukia district of Assam. The festival is named after the majestic Patkai range and the mischievous Dihing River.[1][2][3] It is organized by the Government of Assam, providing the tourists with boundless chances for fun and feast.[1]

This festival was first started in December 2002, and the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the honourable chief guest .


The festival incorporates indigenous Assamese communities fairs, tea heritage tours, golfing, adventure sports, and wildlife pleasure trip. Another attraction of the festival is that it offers a trip to the 2nd World War cemeteries. It also arranges for a trip to the Stilwell Road, which was once the passage to the golden land of Myanmar.[1][2][3] Visitors can choose to go for an elephant safari and take a path into the wildness. Food Festival, Craft Fair, and Cultural Functions are also held during these days for the visitors. The Festival offers a wide range of adventure sports like angling, kayaking and parasailing. Trips to the Tea Gardens and the Digboi oil field are also a part of the festival.[1][3]


See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Dehing Patkai Festival". North East India. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Dehing Patkai Festival". Locate India. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Dehing Patkai Festival". Incredible Northeast India. Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010.