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Tihu is a small town situated in Nalbari district of Assam. Tihu is bordered by villages Nannattary and Makibaha on the south, villages Haldibari and Naykuchi on the north, to the east is the Kamrup district (Guwahati being 100 kms away from Tihu) and Bongaigaon (being 100 kms away) is located to its west. The nearest town to Tihu is Pathsala.
History of Tihu
Tihu was earlier known as ‘Dihu’ after a river named Dihu that flows through it. According to Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, ‘Di’ means water and ‘Hu’ means flow in Bodo language. According to Banikanta Kakati, the name of the river changed to Tihu with time and so the town name also changed.
Demography of Tihu
According to the 2001 census, Tihu had a population of 4301. The average literacy rate is 79% and the population percentage of males to females is 53% to 47%.
Economy of Tihu
The population of Tihu is engaged in the collection of paddy products, manufacturing of hardware and clothing. There are small businesses set up by the local people in Greater Tihu town.
Tourism of Tihu
Tihu provides scenic sights with the Tihu River flowing through it. The picturesque plains and the river banks provide a beautiful sight. Apart from that, there are different socio-cultural places like the Tihu Gandhi hall, Tihu Town Library, Tihu Hari Mandir, Shiva Mandir, Marwari Narayan Mandir, Jain Mandir and Mosque for sight seeing.
How to reach Tihu
By Road: Tihu is well connected to other places by the NH 31 which
is 5 kms away from Tihu. There are private and ASTC buses which ply from
Guwahati and other places to Tihu.
By Rail: There is the Tihu Railway Station
which is located in the south-end of Tihu.