Located in upper northeast India, Duliajan is an ideal setting for the field headquarters of OIL. It is a thriving industrial township set amidst lush green perennial foliage, a remarkable feature of this part of the country.
Air Route: The nearest airport is 50 km away at Dibrugarh. It is connected by regular flights from Kolkata, the nearest international airport, and New Delhi, besides Guwahati, the capital of Assam.
Rail Link: Four major inter-state express trains operate on the rail link close to Duliajan, three from New Delhi and one from Kolkata. The nearest stoppages are at Tinsukia (30 km) and Dibrugarh (50 km). An inter-city shuttle plies daily between Dibrugarh and Guwahati (495 km).
By Road: Easily accessible by road by a branch-off (40 km) from national highway NH-37, Duliajan is also well connected to the nearest district headquarters of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh. NH-37 traverses the state of Assam connecting all major towns and cities.
Excellent accommodation is available at OIL’s guest houses on prior reservation and confirmation before arrival.
|Temperature|| Maximum: 23º Celsius in January; 32º Celsius during June-August|
Minimum: Drops below 10º Celsius in January; around 26º Celsius in July-August
|Monsoon||June - October|
|Rainfall||Between 180-250 cm during April-October; less than 4 cm between November-March|
For the discerning nature lover, Duliajan is a veritable bounty, with some extraordinary sights to savour in and around the town. Assam is among the largest tea growing areas of the world and a visit to the neighbouring tea gardens is a must. The township and oilfield of Digboi is a multi-century-old treasure that shouldn’t be missed by anyone, oilman or not.
Further east is Arunachal Pradesh, the frontier state on India's eastern borders. Here virgin forests and mountains, and gushing streams and rivers await the explorer. One can travel to the last post on the Indo-China border along Stilwell Road, a remnant of World War II, recently opened to the public.
To the west lie the plains of Assam draped by the great Brahmaputra River, one of the largest water systems of the world. 150 km from Duliajan is Sibsagar, which houses the historic ruins of the Ahom kingdom, rulers of Assam's bygone era. About 220 km away in the middle of the Brahmaputra is Majuli, the largest riverine island in the world, at the moment fighting an ecological battle wrought upon it by the river.
Further west, around 270 km from Duliajan is Kaziranga National Park. Home to the one-horned rhinoceros and an exotic spot of bio-diversity, the Park is open to visitors from November to April.