Tripoto Unveils the Hidden Gems of Assam & You Have To Bookmark This!


Step into the magical realm of Assam, where tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, and cultural landmarks have long been enticing globetrotters. But hold on, fellow explorers, for there's a delightful twist in this tale! Beyond the well-trodden paths lie the hidden gems of this incredible state, waiting for intrepid souls to uncover their mysteries.

Picture cascading waterfalls cascading down lush hillsides, tranquil lakes reflecting the sky's beauty, and charming villages nestled amidst mystical forests. Assam has more in store for you than you could have ever imagined!

Here are hidden gems of Assam that you must visit:

1. Majuli Island

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Photo of Mājuli Island, Goalabari No.1 by Tanisha Mundra

Known as the largest river island in the world, Majuli is a serene and picturesque place. It is an important centre for Vaishnavite culture boasting numerous Satras (monasteries) that have preserved ancient Assamese traditions, dance, music, and art for centuries, preserving ancient Assamese traditions and performing arts.

The island's scenic beauty is equally captivating, with lush green landscapes, water bodies teeming with migratory birds, and sunsets that paint the sky in a myriad of colours. Explore the island's rustic charm by bicycle, interact with the warm-hearted locals, and savour delectable Assamese cuisine.

Distance from Guwahati: 333 km

Stay Option: You will find various hotels, resorts and home stay in Majuli like Enchanting Majuli, Resort Sunrise Majuli and Maheshwar Land: A Riverine Tourist Resort.

Read more about Amrita's experience in Majuli.

2. Sivasagar

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Photo of Sivasagar, Upper Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Once the capital of the Ahom Kingdom, this historic town boasts impressive architectural wonders like Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar, and Kareng Ghar, which provide insights into the state's royal past. As you wander through the streets, you'll be greeted by impressive architectural marvels that whisper tales of a glorious past. Sivasagar's essence lies in its ability to blend history with modern life seamlessly. Amidst the age-old monuments, you'll find a bustling town that exudes warmth and vibrancy.

Distance from Guwahati: 362 km

Stay Option: Sivasagar offers a range of accommodation options to cater to various budgets and preferences. Hotel Piccolo, Hotel Kalita Palace and Rudra Singha Ethnic Village are some of the options.

3. Haflong

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Photo of Haflong, Central Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Often referred to as the "Switzerland of the East," Haflong offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts. Haflong's cool climate, lush greenery, glistening lakes, and breathtaking viewpoints make it a dream destination for nature lovers and photographers.

Distance from Guwahati: 328 km

Stay Option: You will find various hotels, resorts, homestays and nature camps in Haflong. Some of them are Landmark hotel, Nothao lodge and Misty Mountains homestay.

Nayan shared some postcards from Haflong that you cannot miss!

4. Manas National Park

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Photo of Manas National Park, Assam by Tanisha Mundra

Manas National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a gem of wildlife conservation. It's one of the most diverse and picturesque national parks in the region, providing a haven for a wide range of wildlife and bird species. With rich biodiversity and breathtaking scenery, the park's wild wonders and witnessing its conservation efforts will leave you amazed. You can also do river rafting while you are here.

Distance from Guwahati: 135 km

Stay Option: You will find eco-lodges and resorts, forest rest houses managed by the Assam Forest Department and cottages. Some of the stay options are Bansbari lodge, Birina eco camp and Musa jungle retreat.

5. Hajo

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Photo of Hajo, Lower Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Hajo houses sacred sites for Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists. Renowned for its religious diversity housing sacred sites of various faiths, making it a unique and spiritually enriching destination. It is a place where different faiths coexist harmoniously, symbolising the spirit of unity and tolerance. Hajo is also famous for its traditional handicrafts, including pottery and brass work.

While you are here, a boat ride on the Brahmaputra River near Hajo will mesmerise you with the stunning natural beauty of the region and migratory birds.

Distance from Guwahati: 30 km

Stay Option: Hajo is a relatively small town, and while it may not have a wide range of accommodation options like larger cities, there are still some places where you can stay comfortably. Some of them are Silk route spa resort, Soma the nature and Choudhury farm house.

6. Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

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Photo of Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Jorhat by Tanisha Mundra

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, located in the Jorhat district of Assam, is a haven for the Hoolock gibbons, India's only ape species. This unique sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of these highly endangered primates, providing them a protected habitat to thrive. The sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, offering a unique opportunity to witness the fascinating Hoolock gibbons in their natural habitat. Coupled with the nearby attractions of Jorhat and the picturesque tea gardens, a visit to this region promises an unforgettable experience in the lap of nature and culture.

Distance from Guwahati: 329 km

Stay Option: Since Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is primarily a wildlife sanctuary, it does not have many accommodation facilities within its premises. You can stay in Inspection bungalow or Gibbon eco camp. Stay in Mariani or Jorhat would be another option for you.

7. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Photo of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Morigaon by Tanisha Mundra

If you want to experience wildlife without the crowds of Kaziranga, Pobitora could be an excellent choice. It is a small but significant wildlife reserve known for its dense population of one-horned rhinoceroses. The sanctuary is home to a high concentration of these magnificent creatures, making it one of the best places to spot them in the wild. It is also home to a variety of bird species, including migratory birds that visit during the winter months. Combined with elephant rides, and the thrill of the wilderness, a visit to Pobitora promises a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of Assam's natural wonders.

Distance from Guwahati: 56 km

Stay Option: Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary itself does not have accommodation facilities within its boundaries. However you can stay in Arya eco resort, Zizina Otis resort and Mayong villa. You can also choose to stay in nearby towns like Guwahati or Morigaon. These towns offer a range of accommodation options, including hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays.

8. Satargaon

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Photo of SATARGAON LP SCHOOL, Garbhanga F.V. by Tanisha Mundra

An ancient capital of the Kamarupa Kingdom an important political and cultural center in ancient Assam. Archaeological excavations have revealed the presence of ancient structures and artifacts, making it an intriguing place for history enthusiasts. Before planning a visit, it's advisable to check with local authorities or experts regarding access and permissions.

Distance from Guwahati: 26 km

Stay Option: There are no stay options in Satargaon. However you have good stay options outside the town and in nearby areas like Mayong and Tinsukia.

9. Ranikhamar

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Photo of Ranikhamar - The Retreat, Lower Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Ranikhamar is a small village in the Cachar district of Assam, known for its picturesque landscape, tea gardens, and the nearby Kachakanti Hill. Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, the river provides a stunning backdrop.

The area offers a serene environment, making it an ideal place to unwind and enjoy nature. While you are here, you can enjoy a good hike and bird watching.

Distance from Guwahati: 64 km

Stay Option: There are a few options for accommodation in Ranikhmar like Hotel Ranikhmar, Rani homestay and Rani river resort.

10. Panimur Waterfall

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Photo of Panimur Waterfalls, Central Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Panimur Waterfall is a hidden gem nestled in the forests of Karbi Anglong district. This scenic beauty cascades down from great heights, surrounded by dense vegetation and rocky cliffs, offering a picturesque setting for nature lovers and photographers. Embrace the tranquillity and seclusion of this lesser-known spot, as you trek through the wilderness to witness the breathtaking sight of the waterfall.

Distance from Guwahati: 216 km

Stay Option: Few nearby stay options are Jungle hut resort, Tree house resort and Mayang eco homestay.

11. Maibang

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Photo of Maibang, Central Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Once the capital of the Dimasa Kingdom, Maibang is a charming town steeped in history. The town is known for its ancient ruins, temples, and scenic landscapes. Explore the town's rich heritage through its historical temples and immerse yourself in the serenity of the natural hot spring, Garampani.

Distance from Guwahati: 295 km

Stay Option: Few stay option in Maibang are Maibang Eco Resort, Jungle Hut Resort and Hotel Lahari.

12. Bholaguri Tea Estate

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Photo of Bholaguri, Lower Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

A serene haven surrounded by lush green tea gardens, Bholaguri is one of the lesser-known tea estates providing an opportunity to experience the tea-making process up close and enjoy the serene ambience of a tea garden. Savour the finest Assam tea, stay amidst nature in cosy cottages, take leisurely walks, and capture stunning photos of picturesque landscapes.

Distance from Guwahati: 295 km

Stay Option: At Bholaguri Tea Estate, you can stay at the Sapoi Tea Farms nestled amidst the picturesque tea garden. Alternatively, Octavius tea resorts and Dhansi eco camp are also good stay options.

13. Namphake Village

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Photo of Namphake Buddhist Monastery, Dihing Kinar Bangali by Tanisha Mundra

Namphake is a unique village located in the Tinsukia district of Assam. It is home to the Tai Phake community, who are believed to be descendants of the Tai people of Thailand. The village reflects the Tai Phake culture and lifestyle known for its traditional wooden houses and colourful paintings. Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of the Tai Phake community, explore the beautiful Namphake Buddhist Monastery, taste authentic Assamese cuisine, witness traditional handicrafts and take leisurely nature walks amidst lush greenery.

Distance from Guwahati: 459 km

Stay Option: In Namphake Village, you can experience the warm hospitality of the locals by opting for a unique homestay experience. You can also stay in the Namphake Buddhist Monastery.

Read Monisha's experience in Namphake here.

14. Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

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Photo of Dehing Patkai National Park, Digboi by Tanisha Mundra

Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Assam, covering parts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts. The sanctuary is characterized by dense forests, rolling hills, and numerous water bodies. Explore lush evergreen rainforests teeming with a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, gibbons, and colourful birds. Hop on a thrilling jeep safari to spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Enjoy the serenity of the Dehing River as you embark on a scenic boating adventure.

Distance from Guwahati: 477 km

Stay Option: Consider staying in nearby eco-lodges, forest rest houses, or jungle resorts like The Dehing eco camp. You can also stay in the nearby village of Mayong, which is known for its black magic practices.

15. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

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Photo of Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Laika Gaon by Tanisha Mundra

An enchanting biodiversity hotspot, this hidden gem boasts a unique mix of grasslands, wetlands, and lush forests, providing a sanctuary for a diverse range of flora and fauna. From majestic Bengal tigers and Hoolock gibbons to rare white-winged wood ducks and wild water buffaloes, the park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. You can explore the park through boat safaris along the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers, where you might spot migratory birds, endangered Gangetic river dolphins, white-winged wood ducks and feral horses known as "Feral Horses of Dibru-Saikhowa."

Distance from Guwahati: 530 km

Stay Option: Stay in eco-lodges or nature resorts located in or near the park like Dibru-Saikhowa eco camp or KG eco camp.

16. Paradise Lake (Nagaon)

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Photo of Nagaon, Central Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Also known as Kapili Hydropower Dam Reservoir, Paradis Lake is a picturesque water body located in the Nagaon district. The serene lake is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a tranquil environment, perfect for picnics and relaxation. You might be fortunate enough to witness elephants roaming freely, a sight that adds to the magnificence of the place.

Nagaon is a treasure trove of natural wonders, including the magnificent Akashiganga waterfalls. It also attracts pilgrims due to its association with the Holy Shakti Cult. Visitors flock to this sacred site to dip themselves in the waters collected from the waterfalls.

Distance from Guwahati: 122 km

Stay Option: Some of the best stay near Paradise lake are Green hills resort or Mayang eco homestay. You can also choose to stay in Nagaon village which is mere 25 km away.

17. Bhelughat Waterfall

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Photo of Bhelughat Waterfall, Central Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Nestled in the picturesque Karbi Anglong district of Assam, India, Bhelughat Waterfall is a true gem for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With its impressive height of approximately 300 feet and its backdrop of lush green forests, the waterfall offers a captivating sight. Embark on invigorating hikes along the trails leading to the waterfall or take a dip in the small pool at the waterfall's base. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be delighted by the diverse bird species that inhabit the area. And if you're in the mood for a delightful outdoor meal, there's a lovely picnic area near the waterfall where you can relish a serene picnic lunch.

Distance from Guwahati: 197 km

Stay Option: There are very limited stay option near the waterfall. You can try Rains inn eco resort. You can stay in the town of Amoni, just 15 km away where you will find comfortable stay options.

18. Bhairabkunda

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Photo of Bhairabkunda, North Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Surrounded by lush green hills and meandering streams, this picturesque spot offers a serene ambience to relax and connect with nature. It is known for the holy confluence of the Bhairabi and Belsiri Rivers, attracting pilgrims seeking blessings. Explore the beautiful surroundings through trekking and nature walks, and for adventure enthusiasts, there are options for river rafting and camping. Bhairabkunda's unique location allows you to experience the cultural flavours of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, making it a delightful and offbeat travel experience.

Distance from Guwahati: 148 km

Stay Option: There are hotels, guesthouses or homestays and camping options near Bhairabkunda. Some of them are Monai resort, Bhairabkunda tourist lodge and Hotel Sneha.

19. Chandubi Lake

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Photo of Chandubi lake, Lower Assam Division by Tanisha Mundra

Chandubi Lake is a charming freshwater lake formed after the great earthquake of 1897 and is surrounded by tea gardens and dense forests, making it an enchanting destination for nature lovers. The lake's tranquil waters offer a captivating view, reflecting the surrounding hills and forests. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the diverse avian species that call the lake home. Enjoy boating and fishing on the calm waters or take a hike to soak in the beauty of the hilly terrain. For a unique experience, consider camping under the starlit sky near the lake.

Distance from Guwahati: 57 km

Stay Option: Some of the best stays near Chandubi Lake are Chandubi lakeview homestay, Chandubi nature retreat, Chandubi jungle camp and Chandubi island resort.

20. Nakkati Hill (Bongaigaon)

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Photo of Nakkati Hill, View Point, Bongaigaon, Assam, Boitamari by Tanisha Mundra

Nakkati Hills offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes with breathtaking views of lush green valleys and distant hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. The serene atmosphere invites you to embark on leisurely nature walks, allowing you to soak in the cool breeze and connect with the tranquility of the surroundings. Picture-perfect sunrises and sunsets paint the sky with vibrant hues, making Nakkati Hill a photographer's paradise.

Distance from Guwahati: 150 km

Stay Option: Some of the best stays are Nakkati hills eco-tourism camp and Nakkati hills resort.

Read more about Mridusmitha's first sunset of the year on top of the Nakkati Hill.

So, the next time you plan a trip to Assam, dare to veer off the well-trodden path and set forth on a quest to uncover its hidden treasures. Embrace the thrill of discovery, immerse yourself in the local culture, and let the beauty of these hidden gems weave their spell on you.

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