The Assam government is converting the Kamrup DC Bungalow into a heritage site making it a major tourist attraction for the visitors of the city. The bungalow will now house a library, play zone for children, art and craft zone, a small museum along with restaurant, amphitheatre, viewpoint for the Brahmaputra and walking zone and an exhibition-cum-watchtower.
GMDA, CEO, M. Angamuthu on Sunday said that they are planning to open it to the public in the first week of April. The site and the bungalow has been renovated and beautified at the cost of Rs. 10 crore which will be a prime attraction for tourists’ as well as residents, he added.
The bungalow was built entirely of wood and had three spacious bedrooms, a dining hall, a small library and a large living room. Along with it four toilets, two storerooms and separate dressing rooms and fireplaces in the living rooms, bed rooms and the kitchen constituted the bungalow.
The history of the bungalow goes like this. Ahom general Lachit Barphukan had placed his cannons at the spot during the battle of Saraighat and it took its name from him, Borphukan Tilla. The British later constructed the Kamrup district DC’s Bungalow there, realizing its importance.
GMDA also appealed to the public to contribute any heritage artefacts. Interested people can contact at [email protected].