Overview
“The joys are aplenty, the gaiety so infectious… my beauty lies in my simplicity, my smile touches the soul…”

To a first-time visitor, this small cosmos will seem to be a fantasy land out of the covers of a book. Rustic and unique, the many elements that constitute Durgapur's world are fascinating, to say the least: the thatched roof huts, tea gardens, silk weavers, fishing ponds, lively dance and foot tapping music, or the colourful fest and fiesta… it is a world to revel in!

Largely an agrarian community The site where Durgapur village is now situated was government land till the mid-sixties. The community members of 'Kuruabahi Satra', a village washed away by river bank erosion of the Dhanshiri River, were rehabilitated here as the first settlers in 1959. Today, about 350 people, predominantly of the Keont community, along with a few families of Koch and Kolita tribes reside in Durgapur. , local culture and traditions are directly linked to cultivation, and harvest times are occasions for grand celebrations. It is a beautiful sight to see women reapers with their sickles, cutting and reaping the grains singing a happy song, while their male counterparts carry the harvest home. The sight is equally beautiful when paddy, the chief crop, is planted in the muddy fields, using traditional farming methods and implements.

Durgapur reflects a clean environment, neatly divided by lanes on both sides. Bamboo is the prelude and interlude of the rhythmic local life. Huts are bamboo walled, mud plastered and thatch roofed. Bamboo fencing, bamboo gates, bamboo based looms, household appliances and decorative items abound; bamboo shoot is used in the delicious local cuisine.

Durgapur reflects a clean environment, neatly divided by lanes on both sides. Bamboo is the prelude and interlude of the rhythmic local life. Huts are bamboo walled, mud plastered and thatch roofed. Bamboo fencing, bamboo gates, bamboo based looms, household appliances and decorative items abound; bamboo shoot is used in the delicious local cuisine.
email  |  weblink
 
  Search Site

Latest news

  • 36 sites have been launched under Explore Rural India brand.
  • New website launched in May 2010.
  • New sites under the scheme are to be launched soon.
© Ministry of Tourism Government of India 2007 All rights reserved.