Tilinga Mandir- Where the Bells Chime
The tinkling sound of thousands of bells make up for the ambience of the Tilinga Mandir, situated at Bordubi, at about 7 km away from Tinsukia town. Away from the hustle bustle of the town, the temple hosts a serene atmosphere amid long stretches of lush green tea gardens towards the north bank of Brahmaputra. Tilinga Mandir literally means the bell temple. Due to its peaceful surroundings and strong religious beliefs associated with it, the temple is a popular spot that attracts hordes of people.
With heaps of bells, the Tilinga Mandir holds the record for hosting the largest number of bells of various sizes and types. The history of the temple can be traced back to the year 1965, when the workers of the nearby tea gardens noticed a Shiv Linga emerging from the ground near a banyan tree. It was then that they decided to build a temple around it, which eventually came to be known as the Tilinga Mandir.
A trip to the Tilinga Mandir come with various other options of sightseeing. During the trip to the Tilinga Mandir, one may like to visit the Rukmini Island, Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakhipathar, Aiy Than, etc. One may also like to wander around the nearby tea gardens to treat their eyes with lush greenery.
Nearest railway station: Tinsukia Railway Station
Nearest airport: Mohanbari Airport, Dibrugarh