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About Golaghat

Golaghat is the official headquarters of Golaghat district of Assam. Golaghat is the proud home to the famous world heritage site, the Kaziranga National Park. Other than this the sprawling tea gardens of Golaghat are the primary attractions of the town.

Origin of the name Golaghat

The name Golaghat originated from two words “Gola’ which means shop and “ghat’ which means the landing point of ferries from river. This name originated from the shops built by the Marwari businessmen way back in the 20th century at the banks of the river Dhansiri.

Origin of the name Golaghat

Geography of Golaghat

Golaghat is bounded by the Brahmaputra River on the North, Karbi Anglong on the South, Jorhat on the East and Nagaon on the west. It is a sister town to Jorhat which is located around 5 kms away from Golaghat. The total area of the district is 3502.00 Sq. Km.

History of Golaghat

The ancient relics and stone inscriptions reveal the presence of a kingdom dating back to the 5th century in the Doyang-Dhansiri valley. This valley was under the rule of the Ahom dynasty during 16th century. Before this, this valley was ruled by the Kacharis known as Herombial. During the British rule thereafter, the Doyang-Dhansiri valley was included in the Golaghat subdivision of the Sibsagar district in 1846. However, Golaghat was later recognized as a full-fledged district on 15th August 1987. During this rule, Golaghat developed with great iconic figures and colonial buildings being built which are recognized till today.

Demography of Golaghat

Golaghat recorded a population of 10,66,888 in 2011 Census. The literacy rate stands at 82% and the percentage of males to females is 53% to 47%.

Economy of Golaghat

The economy of Golaghat mainly depends on tea plantation and agriculture. Tea, rice, sugarcane are the major crops grown here with tea being the maximum produce. There are a number of tea gardens spread over Golaghat. The Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is another large industry in Golaghat. It provides another scope of income generation for people who are engaged there.

Economy of Golaghat

Administration of Golaghat

Golaghat district is an administrative district of Assam with its headquarters located in Golaghat town. The Golaghat district has three sub division and seven developmental blocks.

Golaghat Municipal Board

The town of Golaghat is managed by the Golaghat Municipal Board. The board supervises the efficient maintenance and smooth running of the different departments of the town. The Golaghat District Administration oversees the smooth running of the various developmental blocks and departments of the district of Golaghat as a whole.

Kaliabor Lok Sabha Constituency

The Kaliabor Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the fourteen constituencies of Lok Sabha in the state of Assam. The Kaliabor Lok Sabha Constituency consists of the assembly segments of Golaghat, Dergaon, Bokakhat, Dhing, Samuguri, Kaliabor, Sarupathar, Khumtai, Rupohihat and Batadraba.

District Rural Development Agency

The District Rural Development Agency in Golaghat implements infrastructure and policies for the development of the rural sectors of the district in their social and economic fields. Under the effectiveness of various programmes implemented by the development authorities, the agency works to bring them into effect and develop the rural areas under the district.

Services in Golaghat

Golaghat is an administrative district of the state of Assam. Being an important district and an important place in Assam, Golaghat has many well equipped medical facilities, emergency police and other facilities.

Emergency Services in Golaghat

Al types of emergency and utility services are available in the town. There are also helpline services which provide instant medical help to any accident victim. One can call up police services by dialing 100 or the local police station in Golaghat for immediate help.  There are also fire services available in their emergency telephone number 101.

Some of the important contact of medical facilities, police stations and fire services in Golaghat are:

Name of the Police Stations:
Golaghat (03774) 280081
Bokakhat (03776) 268017
Kamargaon (03776) 267038
Dergaon (0376) 2380272
Sarupathar (03774) 277030
Borpather (03774) 278230
Merapani (03774) 240030

Name of the OutPosts:
Kohora (03776) 262426
Khumtai (03774) 289097
Kamarbandha (03774) 247004
Furkating (03774) 246040
Numaligarh Refinery (03776) 265421

Fire Stations in Golaghat:
Fire Brigade Golaghat: 03774-280300
Fire Brigade, Bokakhat: 03776-268017

Healthcare Services in Golaghat

The town of Golaghat has many premier efficient hospitals, health care centres and medical research centres spread across the town. These medical health facilities provide advanced health remedies and are well equipped with latest technologies to provide the best services in their field. Some of these health facilities are:

Joint Director of Health Services
Phone - 03774-280265

Vivekananda Kendra NRL Hospital

NRL Township,
Phone: 03776- 266539

Healthcare Services in Golaghat

Civil Hospital
Station Road
Phone: 03774- 281443

H.G.M. Nursing Home
G.D Road,
Phone: 03774- 280774/ 281774

G.B.M. Nursing Home
Stadium Road,
Phone: 03774- 282965

Life Line Hospital & Research Home
J.G Road,

Supdt., Civil Hospital
Phone- 03774-280373

Postal services in Golaghat

A very important utility service for a society, Golaghat too has its own Postal services at the service of the public. Details are as follows:

Golaghat Head Post Office
Phone: 03774- 4282034/ 283497/ 287180

Golaghat Post Master:
Phone: 03774- 280548

Banks in Golaghat

There are different banks and financial organizations in Golaghat which provide their services to the people here. Largest commercial banks in India, like the State Bank of India too have branches all over Golaghat. Apart from that, other Indian banks like Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Dena Bank among others also have their services in Golaghat. These leading banks also have their ATMs for easy transaction facilities for the public. Following are the locations of the banks across Golaghat town. One can also locate the ATMs of the respective banks by clicking on the bank names as follows:

Axis Bank
G.F. Road,
Phone: 03774- 281501/ 281422

Central Bank of India
Kapoor Complex,
Main Road,
Phone: 03774- 283607

J.B complex,
Hospital Road,
Tokani Circle,

Indian Bank
Main Road,
Phone: 03774- 281345

Punjab National Bank
Phone: 03774- 281297

State Bank of India
Phone: 03774- 283539/ 2800553- 2321048/ 2321049

Union Bank of India
1st Floor, Conn RD,
Dhodar Ali,
Phone: 03774- 281392

United Bank of India
Dhodar Ali,
Phone: 03774- 2393650

Vijaya Bank
Jamuna Super Market, 1st Floor,
G.D. Market,

Electricity in Golaghat

The Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) is the electricity board of Assam.  It is a public sector undertaking managing the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Assam with its successor companies Assam power generation Co. Ltd, Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Ltd, Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd.

Electricity Office:
ASEB Division Office  & Sub Division Golaghat
Phone: 03774- 280417/ 280248

Important numbers
Ex. Engg., ASEB - 03774-280312
Asstt. Engg .ASEB - 03774-280417

Entertainment in Golaghat

The term 'entertainment' includes aspects like cinema, theater, sports, games, dance and music among others. The serene town of Golaghat, located in Upper Assam has many well developed commercial establishments in different corners of it. There are shopping malls, restaurants and many entertainment avenues in and around Golaghat.  The district Golaghat has all the entertainment facilities by which one can relax and have fun. Some of these entertainment avenues are:

Cinema Halls in Golaghat

Cinema is an important source of fun and entertainment for people. It is a way of unwinding and relaxing after a day of tiresome work. Some of the cinema halls located in Golaghat are:
  • Chitralekha Cinema Hall
  • Chandrama Cinema Hall
  • Amassor Theatre Hall

Theater in Golaghat

Theater is another important source of entertainment of Assamese people since earlier times. People often watch theaters and Bhaonas or plays enacted by artists.  The rural people still find theater the most important source of entertainment. Famous theater groups better known as Bhramyaman theaters like Aabahan and Kohinoor enact plays across the state of Assam.

Dance & Music in Golaghat

Dance and music, being the significant entertainment medium, people are engaged mostly in Bihu dance which is the folk dance of Assam.

Dance & Music in Golaghat

Shopping in Golaghat

Shopping is one of the most common and favorite pastime for many people. The town of Golaghat has many commercial establishments and shopping complexes which are built across the town.

Clubs in Golaghat

There are many clubs like Rotary Club and Lions Club and sports clubs like the famous Tennis Club, Swimming Club and Boxing Club in Golaghat.

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