Awesome Assam-Top 12 Tourist Places to Visit in Assam
Assam is the most vibrant of eight states comprising the Northeast. The state happens to be the land of many wildlife reserves, which are further home to the one-horned rhino, one of Assam’s tourism best-known mascots. Assam is famous for its varieties of indigenous silk known as Eri and Muga. The dresses woven out of these silks known as Mekhela Sador are part of the traditional attire of the state. Bihu is the most famous festival in Assam.
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Main Railhead- Guwahati,Tezpur,Tinsukia,Silchar, Airports-Guwahati,Dibrugarh,Silchar
River Cruise in Brahmaputra
The Brahmaputra is a 2,390-mile long river that flows within the boundaries of three countries in
Asia: China (Tibet), India, and Bangladesh. There are some luxury vessels that offer experiential cruises on the Brahmaputra. Visits and attractions such as wildlife viewing, village walks, visits to tea gardens, exploring
country towns in cycle rickshaws, barbecues on deserted river islands, dance performances, and visits to craft workshops.
7N/8D cruise tour is covering Guwahati, Tezpur, Kaziranga, Majuli & Sibsagar
Kaziranga National Park
Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River This park is also the breeding ground of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Over the time, the tiger population has also increased in Kaziranga, Kaziranga Park remain closed from 01 May till 31 Oct every year for the visitors.
Nearest Railhead-Tezpur, Nearest Airport-Guwahati
Manas National Park
Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. The only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the rare golden Langur and the red panda, Manas is one of the best-kept national parks in India. Nearest Railhead-Barpeta/ Bongaigaon, Nearest Airport-Guwahati (180km)
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Pobitora,35 km east of Guwahati,is a small wildlife sanctuary in Assam-India's North East with the highest concentration of Great One-Horned Rhinoceros in the World. It is a mini replica of Kaziranga.It is an hour journey from Guwahati along the river Brahmaputra,passing through the village of Mayong.Pobitora comprises of Assam alluvial grasslands with the hilly forests of the Raja Mayong Hills. Railhead-Guwahati Air-Gopinath Bordoloi in Guwahati Best time to visit-November to April
MAJULI- is not only the World's largest inhabited river island, it's also a Centre of Vishnava Culture.Satra is a unique feature of Vaishnavism in Assam, founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture. The satras are not just monasteries, but centres of traditional performing arts.Nearest Airport-Jorhat,
Suggested Itinerary-Jorhat-Shivasagar-Gibbon WLS-Majuli-Kaziranga-Guwahati
Maa Kamakhya temple
Located on the Nilachal hill in the capital city of Guwahati, the deity of the temple, Kamakhya Devi is revered as the ‘Bleeding Goddess”. One of the Shakti Peeth, where her womb and vagina fell is what constitutes the Kamakhya temple. The Kamakhya temple is dedicated to the tantric goddesses. It is 8km from Guwahati.
It is a historical town as it was the capital of the Ahom kingdom for about 100 years, 360 km from Guwahati. There is a 129-acre artificial tank called the Sivasagar Tank around which the town is built. The presence of historical monuments belonging to the Ahom times is considered the pride of the town. Nearest Airport-Dibrugarh/ Jorhat. The best time to visit Sibsagar is from October to February.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is located in the Tinsukia district of Assam. It is a safe haven for many extremely rare and endangered species of wild life including over 300 avifauna both endangered and migratory, some rare wild animal like Feral Horses, Capped Langur,Slow Loris, Water Buffalo are main attraction of this park.
It is just 45km from Tinsukia & 90km from Dibrugarh airport.
Silchar is the 2nd largest town in Assam, it situated on the Surma (Barak) River, and known for its scenic beauty and natural splendor, Silchar is surrounded by Manipur on the east, Bangladesh on the west, Mizoram on the south and the Barail hills on the north. Maibong, Hajo, Haflong will be visited from Silchar.
Haflong is a beautiful hill station in Assam and is also the headquarters of Dima Hasao district. The place has many tourist attractions which makes holidays here more interesting. It is the only hill station in the state of Assam and is visited by many travellers throughout the year. There are two prime attractions around Haflong, namely, Maibong and Jatinga. Where Maibong is known for a beautiful Hindu temple of Ramchandi, Jatinga is known for a strange phenomenon called bird’s suicide. Silchar Airport is 106km from Haflong. Train is also running from Silchar to Haflong.
Digboi & Margherita
Digboi is famous as the Oil City of Assam, this town houses the oldest refinery of India. Crude oil was discovered here in the late 19th century, which is still functioning. The oil refinery has been the pride of the town since the year 1899.Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Margherita Tea garden 14km & famous Namdapha Forest in Arunachal is 100km away from Digboi. Don’t forget to visit National Oil Museum in Digboi. Regular buses, trains and taxis ply from Tinsukia which is at a distance of 40 km.
Orang National Park
With one of the oldest game reserves of the state, The Orang National park located on the shores of river Brahmaputra, can be an exciting little bit of Assam with a huge variety of fauna finding its habitat here. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River. Tezpur is 80 kms and the Guwahati airport is 150 kms away from here