Golaghat is one of the oldest existing erstwhile subdivisions found exclusively at the northeast Indian state of Assam, produced during the pre-independence era in the year 1848, it has grown to be a full fledged district (139 years later) on October, 1987. Golaghat is also a land, which evokes images of the captivating and mesmerizing Kaziranga National Park, truly blessed with tea gardens, dense forests, amazing ancient temples and ruins. It is a land which has made way for development and progress while stocking to its roots through its traditional art, culture and heritage. The district headquarters are located at Golaghat. The district occupies an area of 3502 km2 and lies 100 m above sea level. As of 2001, Golaghat district has a population of 10,66,888. Golaghat is at a distance of 290 Km from the state capital Dispur.