Bamundi is a small, sleepy little place in the state of Assam in India. I visited here after many years because this is where my husband spent his early childhood, with his family. He has many fond memories here and I too love visiting it.

Small, sleepy and yet filled to the brim with natural beauty, this is a place to breathe in clean unpolluted air and enjoy the lush greens, the wild landscape, shelters of farm animals, fisheries, ponds and food that is grown inside everybody’s homes.

It is only an hour’s drive from Assam’s capital city of Guwahati and the drive through the stupendous Saraighat bridge is simply awesome.

The Saraighat Bridge is the first rail-cum-road bridge constructed over the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam.

The Hindustan Construction Company built the foundations and piers for the bridge, and Braithwaite Burn and Jessop company built the double-warren trusses between the piers and the shore. It was completed in September 1962.

The massive bridge cost Rs 10.65 crore to make. The road is 24 feet wide with six feet wide footpaths on both sides.

It is a marvel of architectural engineering and a must see, if you visit Guwahati in northeastern India

Published by Tashneem Ali

Journalist. New writer of fiction. Blogger. Reader. Poet. Chef. Music lover. Photographer. Singer.

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