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Oldest Refinery of India

Situated in Digboi. The place is of historical significance. The area is surrounded by lush forests... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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Digboi is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district in the north-eastern part of the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Situated in Digboi. The place is of historical significance. The area is surrounded by lush forests and tea garden. Abundant wildlife is present all around the place. The refinery was the oldest refinery in India. Built by the British. It is now operated by Assam...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Digboi is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district in the north-eastern part of the state of Assam, India Crude oil was discovered here in late 19th century. Digboi is known as the Oil City of Assam where the first oil well...More

Thank Neelachandra
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A historic Place where economy of Independent india started. Oil india company beautifully maintained the site and preserved history. Digboi is the place where first Oil well was drilled. This Oil well produced aroun 1000 liters of oil per day for 40 years. Inside museum,...More

Thank kishore786
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is a nice place to visit for knowing India's history in oil extraction/refining. The interiors are not open for all tourists. Only certain areas are public. Rest of the areas need special permission or need an insider to show you around.

Thank Deba_Nandy
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

You learnt how Oil Exploration and uses literally started in India. The Museum is a very informative one. Must visit place.

Thank Kejaroko P
Reviewed 27 January 2017

the Refinery is great established by the britishers at the dawn of 20th century. recently in 90s it was modernised for the recent demand in the oil sector. I have been working in the refinery for 3 years and it feels great to be a...More

Thank mukherjee07
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the first and oldest oil refinery of Asia. This refinery was set up in 1901. Oil was discovery for the very first time here accidentally. Indian Oil Corporation (IoC) took over the refinery and marketing division in 1981. One can learn about the...More

Thank deepakjk
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The first oil refinery in India. It would give you the feeling of greatness. The proud feeling that yes we gave oil to the nation! Amazing place. Clean. And nice people too

Thank Riyans0624
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing the old ways of life. The old style petrol pump, the displays inside the museum, the history of oil finding, the first well, the old equipments used. Again a history lover's paradise.

Thank Wudy26
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Digboi is the birthplace of Indian oil industry and the first refinery of the country too located here. Must visit place to see the first well, which is really memorable experience to see.

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