HERITAGE OIL TOUR
Day 01: Dibrugarh / Jairampur (180 Kms, 4 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast depart by car for Jairampur.
Jairampur: It is the headquarter of Jairampur sub-division. The famous and historic 'Stilwell Road' passing through this small town from Ledo, Assam, India to Kunming, Yunnan Province, China via Burma. The World War II cemetery of about 1,000 graves of Allied Soldiers is located 6 Km away from Jairampur at the Nampong road.
World War II Cemetery: The recently unearthed large Burial-ground with about 1,000 graves of allied soldiers believed to be mostly of Chinese, Kachins, Indian, British and Americans soldiers who died in Second World War is located at Stilwell Road ( Ledo Road ) in the Jairampur-Nampong road, 6 km from Jairampur town, 39 km from Ledo and 24 Km before reaching Pangsau Pass ( Hell Pass ), India - Burma (Myanmar) border. The hidden cemetery covered with thick jungles midst of the bank of Namchik River. The Army has cleared the area and found about 1,000 graves within an area of about three acre. The boundary was enclosed by concrete posts with entrance on three sides. The graves are arranged in five Lines and several rows with a large grave, possibly a mass burial in the centre. The bricks were from Ledo AR&T Co's brick fields, and others marked as B&C-119 and IR.N!C9 were being used.
Overnight at guest house.
Day 02: Jairampur / Digboi (130 Kms, 3 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast depart for Digboi.
Digboi: Digboi is the cradle the two modern wonders of the world-- a hundred year old oil-field still producing and the world's oldest operating oil refinery. Digboi is situated in Tinsukia District, at a distance of about 30 kms from Tinsukia town and about 522 kms from Guwahati. Digboi is the first Asian place where oil was found in 1889 and oil has been commercially produced since 1901.
Arrive and check in at the Refinery Guest House
Digboi Centenary Museum: The Digboi Centenary Museum is a life gesture of the centenary celebration of Digboi Refinery which showcases the history of oil exploration in Asia. The museum offers a rich collection of machines, visuals, scale-models and photographs. The museum was inaugurated on 4th January, 2002. The IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) authorities have taken much pain to put the entire place in order, just beside the historic Discovery Well No. 1, unbelievably, crude oil continues to stream out naturally within a corner of the museum complex.
Digboi Centenary Environment Park: Another beautiful place of the town is The Digboi Centenary Environment Park, which is near the main entrance to the refinery. This park is a combination of nature's beauty and Mans' God's gifted brain skill. This Park covers an area of 40,000 sq mtrs, this area also covers mesmerizing natural ponds and waterfall. There are the honeymoon bridges from where one would never want to leave. The hanging bridge above the huge pond with the elegant site of a dozen ducks swimming in there make the park more than attractive for young people. The green grass and the blessed flowers in the park rejuvenate life to the elders too. Other attractions of the park are the four fiber glass boats, where visitors can avail of the facility to fulfill its desires for a carefree life.
Margherita: 14 kms east of Digboi, this is the centre of Tea Gardens, Plywood factories and coal mines. There are a number of coal mines and locomotive railway engines aging about 100 years.
Rest of the time free at leisure.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 03: Digboi / Dibrugarh Depart (75 Kms, 1 ½ hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast in time transfer to airport / railway station for the onward destination.