Assam Tourism

Assam is a beautiful gateway to North-East India. This North Eastern state of India is untouched by fake layers of modernity and is cuddled by a simple lifestyle worth cherishing. Visit here and spend some time in the lap of nature sighting the pristine Brahmaputra River enjoying beautiful background of hills. Tea plantation of Assam remains highly popular among vacationers and adds to the beauty of this state.

Top Places to Visit

Edging the banks of Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is a culturally rich city of Assam. Here you can find many places of interest like Kaziranga National Park , Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple and Assam Rajyik State Museum. Mother Nature resides in every corner of Guwahati which makes this place a perfect abode to unwind.

For experiencing a mélange of history, culture and natural beauty, nothing is as exciting as Jorhat. Here you can visit the Jorhat Gymkhana Club which is third oldest on the planet. Jorhat’s natural charms are unmatched and it has rightly earned the title of Tea Capital of India as it is home to the largest Tea research station in the country. Some of the top places to visit in Jorhat are Bangal Pukhuri, Thengal Manor, Burigosain Devalaya, Bilvesvar Siva Temple, Magolu Khat, etc.

For spotting beautiful yet simple handloom, Sualkuchi is a great place. This remains the real pride of Assam as here you find traditional bamboo looms telling you a lot about the state’s cultures and heritage. Visit here and see locals indulging in silk weaving techniques to design Mekhla Chadars, saris and shawls. The place still holds a rustic appeal and takes you close to simple lifestyle of locals here.

With river Brahmaputra flowing right through its center, Tezpur brings great pleasures to nature devotees. The place is known for theatre, traditional dances and cultural events. There is no dearth of tourist attractions here. Do visit places like Nameri National Park, Agnigarh, Bamuni Hills, Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary, Chitralekha Udyan and District Museum here.

This is a popular place of religious importance in Assam. Here many Hindu temples are located like Hayagriva Madhab Temple, Kedareshwar Temple and Ganesha Temple. Pilgrims also never miss a visit to Powa Mecca, a Muslim pilgrimage. The place is important among Buddhist followers too as it is believed that Lord Buddha attained Parinirvana here.

The city rests in Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Look around and all you will see is lush green landscape. The Botanical Garden here is beautiful where travelers stroll around to spot stunning species of trees and plants. District Museum is also a good place to relish cultural importance of Assam with artifacts of archaeological significance.

Assam is known for crafts made of bamboo and cane. Thus, one must buy local items, handicrafts and souvenirs from street markets here. Jappi, a sunshade, remains popular among travelers as it makes great souvenir. Travelers can also choose from wooden crafts, tribal masks, traditional jewels and local paintings.

Food of Assam is made using fresh ingredients and simple techniques. Duck meat curry is prepared in all local houses. Some other must try dishes of Assam include Maasor tenga (fish curry), Aloo Pitika (potatoes cooked in local spices) and Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura (chicken with bamboo shoot). Those with sweet tooth must try pitha (molded sticky rice cake with black sesame filling).

Best Time to Visit
November to March (winters and summers) remains a great time plan holidays to Assam.

How to Reach
Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is nearest to Assam. Travelers taking train travel can deboard at Guwahati railway station. The state also has road links with states like West Bengal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

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