IN THE FAR NORTHEASTERN SIDE OF INDIA LIES A BEAUTIFUL HILLY STATE ASSAM WHICH ASHTONISHES YOU WITH ITS VIBRANT CULTURE, LUSH GREEN VALLEYS, AND MOUTH WATERING ASSAMESE FOOD. ASSAM IS KNOWN AS THE GATEWAY TO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTHEAST, IT IS BLESSED WITH WILDLIFE, TEA ESTATES, AND EVER STRETCHING GOLDEN RICE FIELDS.

STRETCHED OVER AN AREA OF 78,438 km² ASSAM IS ALSO HOME TO FAMOUS INDIAN RHINOS, ELEPHANTS, AND MIGHTY TIGERS ALSO IT SHARES ITS BOUNDARIES WITH BOTH BHUTAN AND BANGLADESH. ASSAM IS RICH IN FLORA AND FAUNA YET REMAINS A LESS EXPLORED DESTINATION. NOT ONLY THIS PLACE HAS RICH BIODIVERSITY BUT ALSO GREAT HISTORICAL VALUE IN INDIAN HISTORY. THE GREAT AHOM KINGDOM WHICH RULED THE NORTHEASTERN INDIA FOR NEARLY 600 YEARS MAINTAINED A SOVEREIGNTY IN THE AREA. THE GREAT AHOM KINGDOM WAS ALSO ABLE TO RESIST THE MUGHAL EXPANSION IN NORTHEAST INDIA.

THE MESMERIZING BEAUTY OF ASSAM IS ONE OF A KIND AND IT TEMPTS YOU. SO LET’S EXPLORE PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.

HOW TO REACH ASSAM

ASSAM IS VERY WELL CONNECTED TO ALL THE MODES OF TRANSPORT.

BY AIR

GUWAHATI AIRPORT, LOKAPRIYA GOPINATH BORDOLOI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS ONLY 25 KM FROM CITY AND IS VERY WELL CONNECTED TO ALL MAJOR CITIES IN INDIA. BEING AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IT ALSO HAS FLIGHTS FROM BHUTAN AND THAILAND.
WHILE THERE ARE 6 AIRPORTS IN ASSAM BUT MOST BUSY IS GUWAHATI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
ONCE YOU REACH HERE YOU CAN TAKE TAXI FROM HERE TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE.
DOMESTIC AIRPORT LIKE DIBRUGARH IS ALSO WELL CONNECTED WITH OTHER STATES.

AVERAGE FLIGHT TICKET PRICE FROM DELHI TO GUWAHATI
AVERAGE FLIGHT TICKET PRICE FROM DELHI TO GUWAHATI

BY TRAIN

ASSAM RAILWAY STATION LIKE DIBRUGARH RAILWAY STATION AND GUWAHATI RAILWAY STATION ARE VERY WELL CONNECTED WITH NEIGHBOURING STATES. ALSO, YOU CAN COME UPTO KOLKATA FROM WHERE YOU CAN TAKE TRAIN TO ANY PART OF ASSAM.

BY ROAD

ASSAM IS VERY WELL CONNECTED BY ROAD AS WELL. ALL THE ADJOINING STATES ARE CONNECTED VIA BUSES TO ASSAM. ASTC(ASSAM STATE TRANSPORT CORP.) AND PRIVATE BUSES RUN ON DAILY BASIS FROM NEIGHBORING STATE.
WHILE IF YOU ARE GOING ON A PRIVATE VEHICLE NATIONAL HIGHWAY 315A IS ROUTE WHICH CONNECTS NORTH EAST INDIA. IT CONNECTS TINSUKIA IN ASSAM AND KHONSA IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH.

PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM

THERE ARE LOT OF PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM. FROM HILL STATIONS, TEA ESTATES TO HISTORICAL SITES AND BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS THIS PLACE IS FULL OF BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES.

GUWAHATI

GATEWAY TO NORTHEAST INDIA GUWAHATI IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF ASSAM. GUWAHATI IS THE MOST FAMOUS AND LARGEST METROPOLIS IN NORTHEAST MAKING IT PREFFERD POINT AND FAMOUS IN THE LIST OF PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.
GUWAHATI IS SITUATED AT THE BANKS OF BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER AND IS HUB FOR ITS FLORA AND FAUNA. CAPITAL CITY DISPUR IS ALSO LOCATED WITHIN GUWAHATI ONLY. WORLD FAMOUS KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, MANA NATIONAL PARK, KAMAKHYA TEMPLE ARE HERE ONLY.

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GUWAHATI NIGHT VIEW BY RIVER
GUWAHATI NIGHT VIEW

PLACES TO VISIT IN GUWAHATI

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

HOME TO 2/3rd OF ONE-HORNED RHINO’S ON THE PLANET, KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM. THE NATIONAL PARK IS ALSO A WORLD HERITAGE SITE AND IS POPULAR FOR ITS BIODIVERSITY.
THE NATIONAL PARK IS ALSO HOME TO SWAMP DEERS, CHINESE PANGOLINS, ELEPHANTS, WILD BUFFALOS, LEOPARDS, AND ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS. KAZIRANGA REMAINS AT THE TOP IN THE LIST OF ASSAM TOURISM.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: FROM NOVEMBER TO APRIL
HOW TO REACH: KAZIRANGA IS 200KM FROM GUWAHATI, YOU CAN REACH GUWAHTI AND THEN CAN TAKE NATIONAL HIGHWAY 27 FOR KAZIRANGA.
IDEAL VISIT: 1-2 DAYS

MANAS NATIONAL PARK

ANOTHER FAMOUS NATIONAL PARK FROM ASSAM MANAS NATIONAL PATK IS FAMOUS FOR ROOFED TURTLE, GOLDEN LANGUR, AND PYGMY HOPG. MANAS NATIONAL PARK IS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE AND IS FAMOUS FOR ITS RARE FLORA AND FAUNA. MANAS NATIONAL PARK IS ASLO FAMOUS FOR GRASSLANDS, EVERGREEN FOREST, AND TIGERS. KAZIRANGA AND MANAS NATIONAL PARK REMAINS BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM FOR WILDLIFE.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: FROM OCTOBER TO MAY
HOW TO REACH: MANAS NATIONAL PARK IS 137 KM FROM GUWAHATI AND YOU CAN REACH HERE VUA NH 27 WHICH IS 3 HOUR LONG RIDE.
IDEAL STAY: 1 TO 2 DAY

RHINO'S IN MANAS NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM
RHINO’S IN MANAS NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM

KAMAKHYA TEMPLE

IN THE NILANCHAL HILL WHICH IS IN THE WESTERN PART OF GUWAHATI. KAMAKHYA TEMPLE IS ONE OF THE SHAKTI PEETHS IN INDIA OUT OF 51. THIS TEMPLE WAS BUILT AND RECONSTRUCTED IN BETWEEN 8TH TO 17TH CENTURY MULTIPLE TIMES. THE MAIN DEITY IN THE TEMPLE IS LORD SHIVA AND DAKSHA YAGNA. KAMAKHYA TEMPLE IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM FOR HERITAGE TOURISM.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: IN THE MONTH OF JUNE DURING AMBUBACHI FESTIVAL WHICH IS HELD FOR 4 DAYS. ELSE YOU CAN COME HERE ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.
HOW TO REACH: KAMAKHYA TEMPLE IS ONLY AROUND 10 KM FROM GUWAHATI WHICH IS A 20 MIN RIDE. YOU WILL HAVE TO RIDE VIA KAMAKHYA MANDIR ROAD.
IDEAL STAY: 3 TO 4 HOURS

UMANANDA TEMPLE

LOCATED IN PEACOCK ISLAND WHICH IS NEAR BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER UMANANDA TEMPLE IS DEDICATED TO LORD SHIVA. THE ISLAND WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY KING GADADHAR IN 1649. WITH LORD SHIVA OTHER 10 DEITIES ALSO RESIDE IN TEMPLE. UMANANDA TEMPLE IS ANOTHER BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM FOR HERITAGE ASSAM TOURISM.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: ALL YEAR ROUND
HOW TO REACH: ISLAND IS 7 KM FROM GUWAHATI. YOU WILL HAVE TO DRIVE TO AK AZAD ROAD VIA LOKRA ROAD TO REACH HERE. IT IS A 15 MIN RIDE ONLY.
IDEAL STAY: 2 HOURS

JORHAT

JORHAT IS PLACE BLESSED WITH NATURAL BEAUTY. THIS PLACE IS FULL OF SCENIC LANDSCAPES, RIVER ISLAND, AND FAMOUS TEA ESTATES. IN THE 18TH CENTURY JORHAT WAS THE LAST CAPITAL OF AHOM KINGDOM. JORHAT IS NEAR GUWAHATI AND IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM. LET’S SEE PLACES TO TRAVEL IN JORHAT

PLACES TO VISIT IN JORHAT

MAJULI ISLAND

THE WORLD’S LARGEST RIVERINE ISLAND MAJULI IS ANOTHER TOP DESTINATION IN ASSAM. SPREAD OVER IN THE AREA OF 452 SQ KM THE ISLAND IS A BIRD WATCHERS PARADISE. IT IS INHABITED BY TRIBALS MOSTLY AND THAT’S WHY YOU CAN SEE A UNIQUE CULTURE HERE IN MAJULI. THERE ARE LOT OF FESTIVALS CELEBRATED HERE IN MAJULI BUT THE FAMOUS ONE IS RAAS. MAJULI ISLAND REMAINS A POPULAR DESTINATION FOR PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: OCTOBER TO MARCH
HOW TO REACH: FROM JORHAT YOU CAN TAKE TAXI OR BUS TO REACH NEEMATI GHAT, FROM NEEMATI GHAT YOU CAN TAKE FERRY FOR MAJULI ISLAND.

KAKOCHANG WATERFALLS

LOCATED IN KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, KAKOCAHNG WATERFALLS ARE A WONDER TO SEE. THE WATERFALL IS BEAUTIFUL AND IS A VISUAL TREAT. THE WATERFALL COMES TO LIFE AFTER MONSOON RAINS WHEN THIS WATERFALL IS FLOWING IN FULL VELOCITY. THE MAIN WATERFALL IS IN JORHAT IN BOKAKHAT.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: AFTER MONSOON SEASON
HOW TO REACH: FROM JORHAT AIRPORT IT WOULD TAKE 2 HOURS TO REACH HERE. YOU WILL HAVE TO DRIVE ON ROUTE NH 715.

KAKOCHANG WATERFALLS
KAKOCHANG WATERFALLS

CINNAMORA TEA ESTATE

THIS TEA ESTATE WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE 1850’S AND THAT TIME WAS UNDER THE BRITISH RAJ. THIS CINNAMORA TEA ESTATE IS ASSAM’S FIRST TEA ESTATE, WHICH IS RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY TILL NOW. HERE TEA IS CULTIVATED, EXTRACTED AND IS PROCESSED FROM HERE ONLY.

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HAFLONG

A MINY TOWN SET IN THE VALLEY’S OF DIMA HASAO, HAFLONG IS EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD PLACE. ALSO KNWON AS THE “SCOTLAND OF ASSAM” DUE TO ITS ALLURING HILLS, LAKES, AND LUSH VALLEYS. CAMPING AND TREKKING ARE ANOTHER ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES WHICH CAN BE DONE HERE. HAFLONG IS ANOTHER POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.

PLACES TO VISIT IN HAFLONG

HAFLONG HILL

THE HILL IS FAMOUS FOR ITS TREKKING AND PARAGLIDING ACTIVITIES. THE HILL IS ONE OF THE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF ASSAM. THE LUSH GREEN VALLEY IS PERFECT FOR SHORT TREKS AND PEACEFUL EXCURSIONS. HAFLONG HILL IS ONE OF THE POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM FOR TREKKING ACTIVITY.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: FROM OCTOBER TO MARCH
HOW TO REACH: TAKE JAN SHATABDI EX FROM GUWAHATI TO LANKA AND THEN TAKE TAXI TO REACH HAFLONG. FROM WHERE YOU CAN COME TO HAFLONG HILL.

HAFLONG BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM
HAFLONG

LAKE IN HAFLONG

IN THE HEART OF THE CITY LIES A LAKE. THE LAKE IS CENTER TO THOUSANDS OF MIGRATORY BIRDS COMING HERE IN WINTER WHICH IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. NOT ONLY HAFLONG LAKE IS PARADISE FOR BIRD WATCHERS IT IS ALSO HUB FOR BOATING AND FISHING. LAKE IN HAFLONG IS ONE OF THE POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: IN WINTERS AROUND OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY
HOW TO REACH: TAKE JAN SHATABDI EX FROM GUWAHATI TO LANKA AND THEN TAKE TAXI TO REACH HAFLONG. FROM WHERE YOU CAN COME TO HAFLONG.

PANIMOOR FALLS

A MINI NIAGRA FALLS HERE IN HAFLONG IS AROUND 100 KMS FROM TOWN. THE FALL IS 100M FROM THE MAIN ROAD BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR THE SOUND FROM FAR DISTANCE. THE SOUND OF GUSHING RIVER OVER THE ROCKS IS VERY PLEASANT. THERE IS VERY UNIQUE COLOUR TO THIS WATERFALL WHICH IS MILKY IN COLOR, ALSO THE RIVER ITSELF HAS A GREENISH TINT TO IT.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: FROM MARCH TO NOVEMBER
HOW TO REACH: TAKE JAN SHATABDI EX FROM GUWAHATI TO LANKA AND THEN TAKE TAXI TO REACH HAFLONG. FROM HAFLONG TAKE BUS OR PRIVATE TAXI TO REACH HERE.

SILCHAR

MANIPUR ON THE EAST, BANGLADESH ON THE WEST, MIZORAM ON SOUTH AND BARAIL HILL ON THE NORTH WELCOME TO SILCHAR. ON THE BANKS OF SURMA RIVER SILCHAR IS 2ND LARGEST TOWN IN ASSAM. SILCHAR IS NOT ONLY AMONG FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM BUT ALSO IS A ECONOMIC HUB,

THE PLACE IS VERY WELL ACCLAIMED FOR ITS INSTITUTES BUT IT IS FULL OF ENCHANTING LANDSCAPES. THE CULTURALLY RICH AND DIVERSE SILCHAR IS REFERRED AS ISLAND OF PEACE.

PLACES TO VISIT IN SILCHAR

KHASPUR

IF YOU ARE INTO ANCIENT MONUMENTS AND STRUCTURES THAN KHASPUR IS SURELY FOR YOU. KHASPUR IS 20 KM FROM SILCHAR. HERE YOU CAN FIND THE RUINS OF GREAT DIMASA KINGDOM.
THE INTERESTING AND ATTRACTIVE THING ABOUT KHASPUR IS MAIN ENTRANCE GATE ‘SURYADWAR’, ‘DEBALAYA’ WHICH ARE IN ELEPHANT PATTERNS. KHASPUR IS ONE OF THE POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: ALL YEAR AROUND
HOW TO REACH: SILCHAR IS 300 KM FROM GUWAHATI. IT IS A 9 HOUR LONG RIDE FROM GUWAHATI TO SILCHAR. YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE NH 6 ROUTE TO REACH HERE.

DOLU LAKE

A NEARBY ATTRACTION IN SILCHAR IS DOLU LAKE. THIS PLACE IS FOR THOSE WHO SEEK PEACE AND FAMILY TIME. DOLU LAKE IS A GREAT PICNIC SPOT AND FAVOURITE PLACE FOR INSTA SELFIES.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: ALL YEAR AROUND BUT ESPECIALLY IN WINTERS.
HOW TO REACH: SILCHAR IS 300 KM FROM GUWAHATI. IT IS A 9 HOUR LONG RIDE FROM GUWAHATI TO SILCHAR. YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE NH 6 ROUTE TO REACH HERE. DOLU LAKE IS NEARBY THE TOWN.

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DIBRUGARH

THE TEA CITY OF INDIA DIBRUGARH IS THE LARGEST CITY IN ASSAM. THE TEA CITY IS 440 KM FROM GUWAHATI AND LINKS BIG CITIES LIKE GUWAHATI AND BHUBANESHWAR. IT IS ALSO A EMERGING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNICATION HUB OF NORTH EAST INDIA.
DIBRUGARH IS FAMOUS FOR ITS TEA ESTATES, TEMPLES, AND RICH FLORA AND FAUNA. DIBRUGARH IS AMONG VERY FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM.


PLACES TO VISIT IN DIBRUGARH

DINJOY SATRA

HOW THIS SATRA WAS FOUNDED BY ANIRUDDHA DEV. THIS TOURIST PLACE IS AROUND 5KM TOWARDS THE NORTH OF CHABUA TOWNSHIP.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: ALL YEAR AROUND
HOW TO REACH: DIBRUGARH IS VERY WELL CONNECTED TO ALL MAJOR CITIES OF ASSAM. BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUSES RUN TOWARDS DIBRUGARH.

RIVER RAFTING IN BRAMHAPUTRA

LET’S TAKE OUR DESTINATION TO THE EXCITING BRAHMPUTRA RIVER. ONE OF THE LONGEST RIVER ON EARTH BRAMHAPUTRA IS HOME TO A STRETCH OF 280 KM LONG RAFTING EXPERIENCE. YOU CAN AVAIL THIS EXPERIENCE FROM TUTING TO PASIGHAT.

SIVASAGAR

THE KINGDOM OF THE GEAT AHOM KINGS FROM 1699 TO 1788 SIVASAGAR IS A CENTURIES OLD PLACE. THIS CULTURALLY RICH TOWN IS FULL OF HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS LIKE FORTS AND TEMPLES.
SIVASAGAR IS GREAT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO SEE OLD MONUMENTS, LOVE TO SEE HISTORY THROUGH EYES. TEMPLES OF LORD SHIVA, VISHNU, MAA DURGA ARE ALSO SOME OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS HERE IN SIVASAGAR.

PLACES TO VISIT IN SIVASAGAR

AHOM MUSEUM

IF YOU ARE A HISTORY BUFF LIKE US AND LOVE TO SEE OLD ARTIFACTS THAN AHOM MUESEM IS THE DESTINATION. AHOM MUSEUM NOT ONLY HAS THE HISTORY OF ASSAM BUT ALSO OF A GREAT KINGDOM WHO PREVENTED THE MUGHALS FROM CONQUERING THEM. THE MUSEUM IS SITUATED ON THE BANKS ON SIBA SAGAR LAKE. THERE ARE LOT OF THINGS WHICH YOU CAN SEE THERE LIKE ROYAL ARMORY, MANUSCRIPTS, ARTIFACTS ETC. AHOM MUSEUM REMAINS A POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT IN ASSAM FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR HISTORICAL TRIP.

TALATAL GHAR

SITUATED IN THE NORTHERN REGION THIS PALACE IS IMPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE. THE TALATAL GHAR IS ALSO KNOWN AS RANGPUR PALACE. THIS PLACE IS THE EVIDENT PROOF OF VIBRANT ASSAMESE CULTURE AND RICH HISTORY.
IT IS A MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE TYPE PALACE. THIS PALACE WAS USED BY ROYAL FAMILIES.

TALATAL GHAR IN SIVASAGAR
TALATAL GHAR

BEST TIME TO VISIT ASSAM

ASSAM CAN BE BEST EXPLORED AFTER MONSOON AND BEFORE SUMMERS. FROM MONTHS OF OCTOBER TO LATE MARCH IT WILL BE ADVISABLE TO VISIT ASSAM. WEATHER DURING SUMMERS IN ASSAM IS VERY HOT HENCE MAKING THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE BAD. ALSO IN THE MONTHS OF MONSOON ASSAM RECEIVES A LOT OF RAINFALL WHICH MAKES TRAVEL UNACHEIVEBALE. BUT IN THE WINTER SEASON AND SPRING SEASON WEATHER REMAINS CALM AND PLEASANT HERE WHICH IS PERFECT FOR TRAVELLING.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ASSAM COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ASSAM COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS

ASSAM’S FOOD

ASSAM IS VERY DIVERSE STATE LIKE OTHER INDIAN STATES. ONE CAN TASTE ALL KIND OF DISHES HERE WHICH ARE INFLUENCED BY OTHER STATES. ASSAM HAS GOOD OPTIONS FOR VEGETARIANS BUT FOR NON- VEGETARIAN’S ASSAM IS THE BEST PLACE. BUT ONE THING WHICH IS COMMON IN BOTH IS THAT BOTH KIND FOODS WILL TICKLE YOUR TASTE BUDS.


FEW MUST HAVE ASSAMESE FOOD

  • KHAAR
  • MAASOR TENGA(FISH CURRY)
  • OU KHATTA
  • BAANHGAJOR LAGOT KUKURA
  • ALOO PITIKA

SOME COMMON FAQ’S

HOW IS ASSAM FOR TOURIST?

ASSAM IS LESS CROWDED PLACE THAN OTHER PARTS OF INDIA IN TERMS OF VISITORS WHICH MAKES IT PERFECT DESTINATION

DO I NEED PERMIT TO ENTER ASSAM?

NO, ASSAM DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY PERMIT SYSTEM TO ENTER ITS BOUNDARIES.

WHAT THINGS SHOULD I BUY IN ASSAM?

YOU CAN BUY
– TEA LEAVES
– TRADITIONAL JEWELRY
– WOODEN RHINO STATUE
– ASSAM SILK

MOST FAMOUS FOOD OF GUWAHTI, ASSAM?

WHILE EVERY DISH IS POPULAR BUT KHAAR IS A UNIQUE ASSAMESE DISH WHICH IS TASTY.

SO WHEN ARE YOU THINKING TO VISIT THIS EXOTIC NORTHEASTERN STATE OF INDIA. TJE MESMERIZING VIEWS, SPLENDID FOOD AND WELCOMING PEOPLE MAKES ASSAM EVEN MORE SPECIAL. DO TELL ME IN COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR STAY AND VISIT OF ASSAM.

Happy Travelling.

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