The Na-Pukhuri or the cluster of nine ponds is situated at the South-Eastern corner of Tinsukia Town. A great historical monument of the Muttock Kingdom ( 1788 – 1842 ), it was constructed during the reign of the last Muttock King Sarbananda Singha ( 1788 – 1805 ). It was during his times that many other beautiful tanks and ponds in and around his capital city Bengmara (now Tinsukia) were created.
The Central pond among the cluster of ponds is the main attraction of the Na-Pukhuri. It is such vast tank with natural water (area: 11.75 acres) that it can be very conveniently be called a lake. It is thought that , at least, with some improvisation, it can be made into a beautiful lake and the surrounding area can be turned into an amusement spot for all age group of people. For long , the beautiful landscape around the central pond or tank ( total are 23.80 acres) was lying in a very pitiable state.
Owing to its location, scenario and aesthetic potential, Tinsukia district administration decided to turn the ancient monument into an ideal park or amusement spot or even a tourist spot of the North East. It was also thought ,that apart from its glorious cultural and historical background, the attraction of the place can be enhanced considerably by adding modern facilities like swimming, water sports or luxury boating for visitors/tourists.
IN THE YEAR 1788 A.D. AFTER THE MOAMARIA UPRISING MEZERA THE POWERFUL LEADER PRO-CLAIMED INDEPENDANCE AND ESTABLISHED THE MUTTACK KINGDOM WITH ITS FIRST CAPITAL AT RONGAGORA AND TOOK THE NAME "SARBANANDA SINGHA". THE MUTTACK KING HAS DUG 24 TANKS AT VARIOUS PLACES IN HIS KINGDOM. NA-PUKHURI WHICH WAS DUG IN 1792 A.D. IS THE LARGEST AMONGST THESE TANKS. IT IS SITUATED IN TINSUKIA TOWN SHEET NO.12 COVERED BY DAG NO. 4951. ITS TOTAL AREA IS 35B-2K-14LS. ALONGWITH THE OTHER SMALLER TANKS THE WHOLE LAND AREA COMPRISES 72B-2K-19LS.
THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION WITH UTMOST EFFORT TRANSFORMED THE PARK AROUND THE TANK TO ITS SPARKLING BEST AND HAS RENAMED IT AS "MARUT NANDAN KANAN" IN MEMORY OF THE FATHER OF THE MUTTACK KING SARBANANDA SINGHA.