Barpeta is the headquarters of Barpeta district, Assam, India. The city is located about 90 kilometres (56 mt) north west of Guwahati. Barpeta is known for its Vaishnavite satras.
It is 44 km away from Manas National Park. Two rivers - Saolkhowa and Mora Nodi (Dead River), both of whoch are tributaries to Brahmaputra run through the town.
Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the largest forests of Assam and one of the few tiger reserves of India. It is also famous for the various temples in the district.
The nearest railway station is Barpeta Road. Buses come from the capital Guwahati, Assam and all major towns every 15 minutes. The nearest airport is LGB International Airport Guwahati. It can also be reached by water: the nearest port is Dhuburi.