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Dhansiri is the main river of Golaghat District of Assam and the Dimapur District of Nagaland. It originates from Laisang peak of Nagaland. It flows through a distance of 352 kilometres (219 mi) from south to north before joining the Brahmaputra on its south bank. Its total catchment area is 1,220 square kilometres (470 sq mi).[1]

Dhansiri River
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Dhansiri river near Golaghat
LocationAssam, Nagaland, North-eastern India
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationLaisang peak
 ⁃ location
Brahmaputra River
Length352 km (219 mi)

While flowing as the boundary between Karbi Anglong and Nagaland, it flanks a large wilderness very rich in wildlife. On one side is the Dhansiri Reserved Forest and on the other Intanki National Park.[2]

It has several types of important wood bearing trees along its bank like Intanki Forest.[3] Dhansari river along with Kapili by headward erosion has completely isolated the Mikir hills from the Peninsular plateau. There are numerous perennially waterlogged swampy region locally known as bils associated with this river.

In Ahom Buranjis, It is mentioned as Khe-Nam-Ti-Ma which means A river coming from watery place. (Khe = A river , Nam = Water , Ti = Place , Ma = Coming)[4]


  1. ^ "Geography of Golaghat". Government of Assam. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
  2. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2009). A Naturalist in Karbi Anglong. Revised 2nd edn. (1st pub. 1993), Gibbon Books, Guwahati, India. 152pp.
  3. ^ "Brief documentation of Dhansiripar Block". Government of Nagaland. Archived from the original on 27 June 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
  4. ^ Borua, Gopal Chandra. Ahom-Assamese-English dictionary (PDF). Calcutta. p. 40.

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