Top 22 Places to visit in Assam

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Best things to do in Assam and sightseeing in Assam

Assam is situated at the entryway of Northeast India, Assam is isolated by Bangladesh from mainstream India. Assam has an one of a kind scene with sprawling tea gardens and unending extends of paddy fields mixed with forests of coconut, areca nuts, and banana trees. Its populace is a conjunction of floods of distinctive races and tribes like the Negroids, Austrics, the Aryans, Indo-Tibetans, Indo-Burmese and Mongoloid. They have improved one another and have advanced to give an unmistakable character to the Assamese people. Assam can be comprehensively isolated into three particular physical units, the Brahmaputra Valley in the north, Barak Valley in the thin projecting south, and at last the state's sloping area isolating the two valleys. The Assam State Zoo is situates very close to the city's heart. Assam has several tourist destinations and is well connected by all sorts of transportation services. This place is very popular for the unique destination it has.

Guwahati - Assam

Guwahati is placed between the banks of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of Shillong, with LGB International Airport toward the west and the town of Narengi toward the east. It is bit by bit being extended as North Guwahati toward the northern bank of the Brahmaputra.The city encountered a brief time of Burmese standard amid the Burmese intrusions of Assam between 1817 to 1826. Right after the First Anglo-Burmese War, the city was turned into a piece of the British Indian Empire Vide Yandabo Teaty on the 24th of February 1826. Guwahati is one among the 98 Indian urban areas which will be moved up to Smart Cities under a task set out on by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. With the evaluation of a Smart city, Guwahati will have very state-of-the-art and radical procurements like normal and constant electric supply, top notch movement and transport framework, predominant social insurance and numerous other prime utilities.
It is the gateway of North-east, India as well as the largest city of north east region. Let me tell you an interesting thing how the city named Guwahati. Guwahati derived from 2 words first is "GUWA or GUA" which means areca nut and more popularly known as supari and tambool in Assamese language and second word is "HATI or HAAT" means market
Dibakar Bhattacharjee

5 Followers, 5 Reviews


starting block for most Northeast
Megha Arora

22 Followers, 9 Reviews


Neha Bhise Sadalge

268 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
November to May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
8500-18400

Kaziranga National Park - Assam

Kaziranga National Park lies mostly in Golaghat District and somewhat in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the most established park in assam covers a range of 430 Sq kms along the stream Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong slopes on the South. The National Highway 37 goes through the recreation center range and tea bequests, fixed by table-top tea shrubs. One can even see the rhinos and wild elephants straying close to the highway. The Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is renowned for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, the scene of Kaziranga is of sheer backwoods, tall elephant grass, tough reeds, swamps and shallow pools. It has been pronounced as National Park in 1974. The Kaziranga National Park is one of the last regions in eastern India undisturbed by a human vicinity. It is possessed by the world's biggest populace of one-horned rhinoceroses, and in addition numerous well evolved creatures, including tigers, elephants, jaguars and bears, and a huge amout of flying creatures.
on the way back to Giwahati, we visited over hyped kaziranga national park. my advice : don't go there at all, I was not able to see a single rhino. :-(
Ajinkya Mundle

6 Followers, 5 Reviews


Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in assam covers an area of 430 Sq kms along the river Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong hills on the South. The National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates, hemmed by table-top tea bushes. One can even see the rhinos and wild elephants straying near the highway.KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, a name known worldwide for its success in the conservation history of one horned Indian Rhinoceros, provides habitat for a number of threatened species and migratory birds. A symbol of dedication for the conservation of animals and their habitat, Kaziranga, with a National Park status represents single large established protected area within the Burma Monsoon Forest Biogeographically Province to provide long term viable conservation. Spread over civil jurisdictions of Nagaon and Golaghat districts in Assam with mighty Brahmaputra river on the north and verdant Karbi Anglong hills on the south between Longitude 92° 50′ E & 93° 41′ E and Latitude 26° 30′ N and 26° 50′ N, Kaziranga National Park is an out standing example representing significant on going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of wet land ecosystem and communities of plants and animals. Kaziranga contains the most important and significant natural habitat for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation. The above mentioned values and criteria made Kaziranga National Park to get inscribed on the world heritage list of “Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage” in the year 1985.
Vikas Acharyaa

5 Followers, 19 Reviews


The rain from the previous night had washed and made the place look fresh. I had taken a Night Super Bus from Haflong to Bokakhat to reach Kaziranga nationnal park, by the time we were approaching the place it had been morning and the first rays of the sun were on the beautiful tea gardens on one side of the road and on the other side of the road was the forest. The sight was very captivating. Though its the One horned Rhino that makes the place famous, the wild buffaloes, Asiatic Elephant, Tigers, Swamp Deer and various species of birds are what the Kaziranga can boast of. The outdoor activities that can be enjoyed here are Elephant Safari through the National Park and also boat ride in Dhansiri river which is a tributary of the Mighty Brahmaputra. Best time to visit the Park is in between November to April. There are many guest houses and Resorts that have come up in Kaziranga for the tourists. But to get the feel of the place and also to know more about the lives of the people in living close to this Word Heritage site living in one of the home stays would be the best idea. Apart from that there has been few initiatives taken up to promote Eco Tourism in this part so there are resorts where one gets to enjoy a totally organic way of living, dining and enjoying nature.
dibya

169 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
Open Hours
All days of the week except Sunday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Budget
50 per person for Indians 500 per person for foreign tourists

Majuli - Assam

The greatest stream island on the planet, Majuli is situated on the waterway of Brahmaputra in Assam and is framed by Brahmaputra towards the south and Kherkutia Xuti joined by the stream Subansiri in the north. Making you feel content with nature, it is home to numerous transient birds. Located 1100 km far from the mouth of the Brahmaputra, Majuli had a range of 1256 sq km in 1991 however because of soil disintegration, it has now lessened to 875 sq km. Majuli has been the social capital of the Assamese human progress subsequent to the sixteenth century and its fundamental town, Naghmar, has all the imperative occasions, celebrations and prayers. A great learning place for neo-Vaishnavite theory, there are around 22 Vaishnava Satras found in the city, the first of which was set up in the fifteenth century by Sankaradeva, the father of Assamese society. These pull in a ton of sightseers.
Majuli is one of the world's largest river islands formed in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra. Situated in the Jorhat District of Assam, this island is a biodiversity hotspot and is the cradle of Neo Vaishnavism in Assam. The island is home to numerous Vaishnavite monasteries locally called xatras which have preserved their unique cultural heritage for at least six centuries. Find out more about Majuli at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majuli
Quiet wanderer

5 Followers, 2 Reviews


Rachit Pathak

82 Followers, 9 Reviews


We had read about Majuli right from our school days. The world's largest riverine island, here in India, nurtured by the majestic Brahmaputra. Day 2 This day, I came to see and hereby respect the role this grand river plays in the ecosystem and lifestyle of a million-odd people living on the banks. After a less than 2 hour ride, we reached Lakhimpur, had breakfast and searched for a waypoint to get across the river to Majuli. When we reached the village and found the last ferry gone, it dawned upon us that it was Independence Day. No demand, no supply. Travelling further east and crossing at Dibrugarh was an alternate, but a far stressful option. Plus, we wouldn't get into Majuli that way. After 30 minutes and a joint, we took the risk of crossing the rapid waters on a canoe. Swimming wasn't a problem, but if the canoe capsized, I would definitely owe someone an Enfield. After a terrorising 40 mins, we reached the banks of an island adjoining Majuli. We were told the road will take us to the town, but another three water straits greeted us before we finally reached. If you're anytime planning to visit Majuli, the best option is to go to Jorhat and then take the 2 hour ferry ride to Majuli Ghat. The Jorhat ferry service was also closed that day. We booked a room in Prasanti Cottages (run by Assam Tourism) for INR 1200, and blew off steam. Don't forget to leave the island without trying some homemade rice beer.
Amrit Kamal Lenka

90 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
November to May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Tezpur - Assam

On the northern banks of Brahmaputra we can find Tezpur, the fifth biggest city of the state of Assam. Called as the 'Social Capital of Assam, the old city has different myths connected with it. Remnants going back to fourth century are found in this town, which is Assam's most seasoned occupied city. The pleasant scene with snow clad Himalayan extents and tea greenhouses set aside a few minutes are the most loved ones for sightseers. No big surprise, it was favored by the British who ruled India. The term Tezpur implies town of blood. The city obtained its name inferable from a myth including one of the leaders of Tezpur. Sonitpur locale for which Tezpur is the base camp, has 73 tea patio nurseries and that incorporates the greatest tea garden on the planet. Appreciate the quintessence of society and the kind of tea while you are in Tezpur.
gateway to Arunachal Pradesh
Avinash Yegyanarayanan

130 Followers, 6 Reviews


The en route to Kaziranga can be taken from this city.
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


Tezpur is the heart of Sonitpur District on the banks of the river of seven sisters, Brahmaputra. It was a vibrant town built in the periphery of a majestic Padum Pukhuri lake. The town is connected to some of the major towns of Arunachal Pradesh through state run buses and shared cab services. I had some delicious paratha sabzi and booked a shared cab to Bomdila for a cheap rate of Rs. 350/-.
Saikkat Dasgupta

156 Followers, 28 Reviews


Best time to visit
November to May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Jorhat - Assam

Jorhat is also addressed as the Cultural Capital of Assam. It was initially shaped by two markets or caps the Chowkihat and Macharhat, on the eastern and western banks of the stream Bhogdoi. The spot is one of the quickest developing cosmopolitan towns, having the most astounding number of instructed inhabitants in the state. The city of Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom Dynasty. Prior the tradition's capital was arranged at Sibsagar. However, in the year 1794, the then ruling ruler of the Ahom Kingdom, Gaurinath, moved the capital to Jorhat. The social capital of Assam, Jorhat gloats of a substantial number of vacation spots inside of its limits. Such is the appeal of these attractions that they draw vacationers from Assam, as well as different parts of India and in addition abroad. At that point, there are various vacationer places that are arranged at some separation from the city of Jorhat, regularly termed as excursion.
Good stay, Hot water available, luxury rooms, Economical
uma

171 Followers, 20 Reviews


Shiva Rajvanshi

762 Followers, 15 Reviews


Lying in the largest tea producing region of India, Jorhat in Assam is fondly called the Tea Capital for solid reasons! The tea in Assam is dark, with a robust flavour. This ‘malty’ cup of tea is the best when it comes from the second flush of harvest- around May to June end. But you will love the tea in Jorhat any time of the year and the tea lover in you can even witness the making of black tea in Jorhat. Plan a stay or a visit to one of the many heritage bungalows on tea estates, they know their teas and their hospitality and a visit to Assam is incomplete without sipping tea at en estate. In the lap of nature’s beauty, the rich and astringent tea in Assam will be a cup to remember! P.S: If you visit later in the year, don’t miss the annual tea festival held in Jorhat in November.
Karishma

396 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
November
Things to do
Sightseeing
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary - Assam

Only 60 km far from Guwahati is Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is mainstream for deers and rhinos. This Sanctuary is approximately a 2 hours drive from Guwahati. Pobitora or Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary which is arranged in the renowned Magical town of Mayong in the Marigaon locale of Assam in India. It has a thick populace of the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary covers 38.8 Sq. km. However, the aggregate informed territory of the recreation center is 38.80 square kilometers, just 16 square kilometers is the successful rhino living space. Pobitora was announced a saved backwoods in 1971 and a natural life haven in 1987. It covers level surge fields and a hillock (Raja Mayong). Pobitora is for the most part renowned for its incredible Indian one horned Rhinoceros. There are around 80 such Rhinoceros that can be seen effortlessly around. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is additionally home to more than 2000 transient feathered creatures and different reptiles.
This Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO World heritage site. It is famous for the highly dense population of the famous One-Horned Rhinos (found only in Assam in India). Besides rhinos, about 190 bird species are identified in this area, which comprises critically endangered, vulnerable and threatened species. One can enjoy breathtaking views on an elephant safari.
Subhalakshmi Bezbaruah

39 Followers, 12 Reviews


Arranging for transportation here turned out to be a problem, but we managed to hire a long-distance driver. Following along Assam's mighty Brahmaputra River, the bus slowed down and we jumped off at the crossroad, hiring an auto rickshaw down the dusty 'non-road' towards Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary. As we bumped along we couldn't believe our eyes as wild rhinos, some with new babies, grazed lazily in the green fields along the road. We just sat on the ridge above these massive creatures and enjoyed watching their antics amongst the small ponds full of lotus with massive green leaves. As pointed out in "The Gods Must be Crazy", we wondered if these characters, like their African cousins, were notorious for stamping out any campfires they see?
Nancy & Joseph Gill

591 Followers, 67 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
One Horned Rhinoceros
Open Hours
All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
No Entry Fee

Kamakhya Temple - Assam

The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is a standout amongst the most adored Shakti sanctums in India, and is viewed as one of the Shakti Peethams connected with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Kamakhya is situated on a slope - Neelachala Parvat or Kamagiri close to the city of Guwahati in Assam. Shakti, dwelling on the Kamagiri slope is known as Kamakhya, the granter of goals. Assam generally has been known as the Kamarupa Desa and has been connected with Tantric hones and Shakti worship. This sanctuary was pulverized in mid sixteenth century, and afterward revamped in the seventeenth century by King Nara Narayana, of Cooch Bihar. Pictures of the manufacturer and related engravings are found in the temple. The Kalika Purana, an antiquated work in Sanskrit portrays Kamakhya as the yielder of all wishes, the youthful spouse of Shiva, and the supplier of salvation. This is a very good place for the art lovers.
One of the Shakti peeths, the home of the very powerful "bleeding" Goddess
Amrita Kapoor

333 Followers, 26 Reviews


The Temple and what it has to offer, go ahead and receive.
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
November To May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Kaziranga - Assam

Kaziranga National Park lies mostly in Golaghat District and somewhat in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the most established park in assam covers a range of 430 Sq kms along the stream Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong slopes on the South. The National Highway 37 goes through the recreation center range and tea bequests, fixed by table-top tea shrubs. One can even see the rhinos and wild elephants straying close to the highway. The Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is renowned for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, the scene of Kaziranga is of sheer backwoods, tall elephant grass, tough reeds, swamps and shallow pools. It has been pronounced as National Park in 1974. The Kaziranga National Park is one of the last regions in eastern India undisturbed by a human vicinity. It is possessed by the world's biggest populace of one-horned rhinoceroses, and in addition numerous well evolved creatures, including tigers, elephants, jaguars and bears, and a huge amout of flying creatures.
Nothing says that a national park should be out of limits for a female traveller, Right? With its abundant population of the one-horned rhino, Kaziranga sure makes a great attraction to see the wildlife up close and personal when travelling alone. The government run park provides private jeep safari and Elephant tours to help the tourists explore the park and we find the tour highly recommendable! Things to do: One-horned Rhino, Leopard, Fishing Cat, Large Indian Civet, Small Indian Civet, Sambar, Barking deer, Hog deer, Gaur, Hog Badger, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Assamese Macaque and Rhesus Macaque.
Sonali Gurung

125 Followers, 71 Reviews


Its home to the largest population of one horned Rhinos, but apart from that I loved the park for the safaris. The jeep safari was great and we saw quite a few species of birds and animals. Stayed at Jupuri Ghar and loved the place and the food there. The elephant safari was totally worth it.
Shoyeta chatterjee

335 Followers, 60 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
Wild life adventure
Open Hours
All days of the week except Sunday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Budget
RS - 50 /- for Indians 500 per person for foreign tourists

Sivasagar - Assam

Sivasagar, better known as Sibsagar, is a district in Assam. Known for its monuments representing the Ahom kingdom, Sibsagar is a must visit if you are visiting the state. A significant sector for tea trading, Sibsagar is home to numerous tourist spots including Gaurisagar tank which is an artificial tank. There are temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu surrounding the tank that are a must visit. Rang Ghar, Shivadol, Ahom Museum and Kaziranga National Park, which is a little further away, should definitely be part of your itinerary. Another interesting spot is Kareng Ghar, also known as Garhgaon. A local tale surrounding Kareng Ghar states that a secret tunnel here leads you all the way to China! Well, whether or not it does, it's a great spot to visit if you are fond of history, architecture and art! Sibsagar is perfect for a day trip since you'll be able to pack in quite a number of places. Do keep the National Park for another day since it easily takes up the whole day!
Day 3 The first ferry out of Majuli to Nematighat near Jorhat is at 7am. The ride from Jorhat to Sivasagar and back is really frustrating. On a two lane road filled with potholes galore, the daily commuters, Swift cabs and trucks engage in dangerous street races. As bad the road is, this city has a special stress buster up its sleeves. Clear water tracts along the road, lush light green grass growing wild, and the perfect mix of sunlight and warmth, it relaxes you even in the midst of all bumps and traffic. The remains of the great Ahom kingdom reign intact and give this heyday town a quite grand historical flair. A very sweet pair of sisters (distant acquaintance) in Jorhat invited us into their home and treated us to a super tasty feast. With our tummy and the tank full, we proceeded towards the world-famous Kaziranga, home of the one-horned rhino.
Amrit Kamal Lenka

90 Followers, 5 Reviews


Sivasagar is known, mainly because of the legacy left behind by the Ahom Kingdom. It is otherwise a very quiet and simple town. Being there I felt connected to history.
Malab

225 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
April,May,June,July,August,September
Things to do
Adventure,Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places,Nature,Offbeat
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dibrugarh - Assam

Dibrugarh is the passage to Arunachal Pradesh. You will get all varieties of Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, mainland and nearby foods in this excellent town.Dibrugarh Airport is one of the most seasoned airplane terminals in eastern India furthermore the easternmost non military personnel air terminal of the nation. At present this airplane terminal has night landing facilities furthermore the administrations of two aerobridges. It is the third air terminal in eastern India after Kolkata and Guwahati air terminals to have the administrations of aerobridges. There are couple of good bar cum restaurents accessible in the town, for example Little royal residence, H2O, Studio 69. They ordinarily give both beverages and food. The traditionally made rice brew called Hanz is remarkable beverage in the district. It is prepared by normal aging procedure, and an uncommon sticky rice called bora is utilized to give an one of a kind sweet taste.
Dipmoina Dowarah

251 Followers, 16 Reviews


I landed at the Dibrugarh Airport to kick-start my journey. Dibrugarh is renowned as India’s tea capital. The finest tea in the world is grown here. This place essentially lies in the neighboring state of Assam with a few parts falling in Arunachal Pradesh. Dibrugarh is home to miles and miles of tea estates and the lush greenery brings many tourists here. There are a few national parks and botanical gardens to explore like the Jokai Botanical Gardens and the Saikhowa National Park and some Vaishnavite temples as well. This is one of the highly urbanized places, with universities and decent transport facilities. One of the few places in this part of the country where you can find a decent internet connection.
Vaivhav Todi

134 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Haflong Hill - Assam

Sometimes called white ant hillock, Haflong in Assam is arranged 310 km from Guwahati. Known for its wonderful Haflong slopes, scenes, valleys, and mountains, Haflong is famous among campers and nature lovers. It is arranged at a height of 680 m above ocean level and is perfect for a quiet holiday. Haflong is renowned for its lakeside resorts, and is gone by principally for the adventures activities which it offers, trekking and paragliding are a percentage of the prominent ones. Serving as the home office of North Cachar Hills area, Haflong is a creation place for agricultural produces like pineapple and oranges. Like other slope stations of India, Haflong's building design mirrors the British frontier past. Some of the most popular places to visit in Haflong are the Orchid Garden, Borail Range, Maibong and Jatinga. One will get amazed if they visit this beautiful place, this a very good place to spend a quality time with family and friends.
Haflong is Assam's only hill station, which explains why it was so tourist heavy. On our first day we were spontaneously invited to attend the Spring Planting Festival that evening. We weren't disappointed as the stage was filled with enthusiastic young people singing, dancing, drumming, reclaiming their traditions. The view was stunning, the market was friendly, the vegetables were fresh, the 12 cent samosas were hot, and Joseph had discovered the only decent little guesthouse in town.
Nancy & Joseph Gill

591 Followers, 67 Reviews


Best time to visit
November to May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Haflong - Assam

Sometimes called white ant hillock, Haflong in Assam is arranged 310 km from Guwahati. Known for its wonderful Haflong slopes, scenes, valleys, and mountains, Haflong is famous among campers and nature lovers. It is arranged at a height of 680 m above ocean level and is perfect for a quiet holiday. Haflong is renowned for its lakeside resorts, and is gone by principally for the adventures activities which it offers, trekking and paragliding are a percentage of the prominent ones. Serving as the home office of North Cachar Hills area, Haflong is a creation place for agricultural produces like pineapple and oranges. Like other slope stations of India, Haflong's building design mirrors the British frontier past. Some of the most popular places to visit in Haflong are the Orchid Garden, Borail Range, Maibong and Jatinga. One will get amazed if they visit this beautiful place, this a very good place to spend a quality time with family and friends.
Haflong is one of the most visited places in Assam. The hill station has scenic vistas comprising of azure blue hills, emerald green rivers, unique orchids such and rare species of birds. Situated 310 km from Guwahati. Haflong hillstation is known for its beautiful landscapes, valleys, hills and mountains. Haflong is famous for the adventure activity options it offers. Trekking and paragliding are the most popular adventure activities. Places to wander are Orchid Garden, Borail Range, Maibong and Jatinga. A must visit is the Haflong Lake, which is one of the largest natural water bodies in Assam and situated in the heart of the town. The lake provides boating facilities too.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
November to May
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
NA

Palasbari - Assam

Palasbari is a town and a municipal board in Kamrup district in the Indian state of Assam.
Day3: Morning 9ish after a quickbreakfast, me and Manoj left for Palasbari- a small village- culturally important for the local Assamese for the annual Durga puja festival held here. This village is located another 20 kilometers ahead of the airport along the banks of Brahmaputra. Even though this one isn’t exactly a tourist place, a drive away from the hustle bustle of the city through the greenery and along the Brahmaputra river would satisfy any nature lovers thirst! On the way back Manoj took me to see the remaining places left to see in Guwahati, first of which was the Basistha ashram- 12 km southeast of Guwahati. It stands on a pretty spot that marks the confluence of 3 streams with a waterfall and groves of trees around it. This is said to be the site of the ashram of sage Vashistha- a famous character in Ramayana. Next was the Assam state museum- the largest in Northeast which was gonna provide me a lot of useful info about the tribes and their culture for my thesis report write up. The museum which is just east of the railway station, has fine reconstruction of tribal villages and a comprehensive collection of local handicrafts and a gallery of medieval stone and bronze sculptures which were excavated from Ambari- an archaeological site in the heart of the city. This state museum has the best collection of tribal wares, sculptures, musical instruments, cane work, jewellery, masks etc etc. After visiting the science centre which had nothing that I had not seen in the numerous science centres that I had already visited in many cities, I had a quiet stroll around Guwahati’s Ambari area for some handicrafts shopping in the Govt emporia in this area followed by a walk in Dighali Pukhari Lake Close by.
Onkar Tendulkar

838 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Umananda Temple - Assam

The Umananda temple is situated on a little island on the Brahmaputra waterway. The island is called Peacock Island and maybe is the littlest waterway island on the planet. To visit this spot you should take a ship ride from the banks. There is a little slope on the island shielding the sanctuary to be specific, Bhasmacala. Siva is said to have lived here as Bhayananda. As per the Kalika Purana, to start with of the creation Siva sprinkled fiery remains (bhasma) at this spot and conferred learning to Parvati (his consort). It is said that, when Siva was in contemplation on this hillock, Kamadeva intruded on his yoga and was thusly smoldered to fiery debris by the flame of Siva's outrage and subsequently the hillock got the name Bhasmacala. The sanctuary of Umananda was implicit 1694 A.D. by the Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique by the request of King Gadadhar Singh.
Enjoy when you have reached.
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
November To May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Peacock Island - Assam

The Peacock Island can be gotten to from Guwahati and North Guwahati by ships and steamers. One can employ a ferry from Sukleshwar ghat or Fancy Bazar Ghat. This is costly however one can get the waterway's vibe and its surroundings with no intercessions. This is most perfect for couples and family trips. Notwithstanding, a much helpful and less expensive transport has been given by Inland Water Transport, which associate the Peacock island to Guwahati from Uzanbazar Ferry Ghat. Umananda Devaloi is a Shiva sanctuary situated at the Peacock Island amidst stream Brahmaputra simply inverse the Deputy's workplace Commissioner of Kamrup or the Kachari Ghat in Guwahati. It was assembled by the Ahom King Gadadhar Singha during 1681–1696, who was a faithful Shaivaite. This is a very good destination for couples and people coming for honeymoon. This place offers scenic views and the atmosphere is also very pleasant, which makes this place a ideal tourist spot.
The amazing place and the smallest island.
Kushendra Tiwary

203 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
November To May
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Burha Mayang - Assam

This hilly village also holds a lot of archeological remains. There is a big stone inscription, which is 3.85 metres long and has been regarded as the longest stone inscription found in Asia. There are many stone cut images of Shiva Parvati, Lord Ganesha, various chakras, Yonipeethas and Shiva lingas found across this village.
Subhalakshmi Bezbaruah

39 Followers, 12 Reviews


Barpeta Satra Namghar (কীৰ্তনঘৰ) - Assam

Srimanta Shankardev and Madhavdev were social reformers who established Vaishnavite sites called Namghars/Kirtanghars which were institutions to preach and practice culture. This is one place that receives less number of tourists. Only during the Indian festival of Holi this place is crowded when in this place Doul-Utsav is celebrated. Barpeta is famous for these Naamghars which have a serene environment and the evening and morning prayers(called "Prasang") from these Naamghars gives the entire neighborhood a feeling of bliss.
dibya

169 Followers, 7 Reviews


Umananda - Assam

The Umananda is situated on a little island on the Brahmaputra waterway. The island is called Peacock Island and maybe is the littlest waterway island on the planet. To visit this spot you should take a ship ride from the banks. There is a little slope on the island shielding the sanctuary to be specific, Bhasmacala. Siva is said to have lived here as Bhayananda. As per the Kalika Purana, to start with of the creation Siva sprinkled fiery remains (bhasma) at this spot and conferred learning to Parvati (his consort). It is said that, when Siva was in contemplation on this hillock, Kamadeva intruded on his yoga and was thusly smoldered to fiery debris by the flame of Siva's outrage and subsequently the hillock got the name Bhasmacala. The sanctuary of Umananda was implicit 1694 A.D. by the Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique by the request of King Gadadhar Singh.
The island offers a great view of itself from the city. A few makeshift shops and tea stalls are available for the tourists, but not enough to burn an appetite asking for a lunch. The place is home to a rare species of mammals called the Golden Langurs. The island is named after a temple (built by the Ahom Kingdom) of Lord Shiva and his wife, as per the Hindu Mythology. Do take a walk through the island, and you would realize how small it actually is. Offerings to the deity (Prasada), maybe taken if you wish so.
Malab

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Best time to visit
November To May
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worship
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Biswanath Ghat - Assam

Biswanath Ghat is one of the bank of river Bramhaputra (only male river of India) which is situated in Biswanath Charali which is 4 h 53 min (253.8 km) via AH1 from Guwahati. From guwahati bus service, Train service and private cars are available for Biswanath charali. It is a holy Hindu temple is located where
Dibakar Bhattacharjee

5 Followers, 5 Reviews


Bhutan Road - Assam

If you are planning to enter Bhutan by street the underwriting is done at the passage focuses in Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephu. You will need to need to get government permit from the imigration officials upon your landing before you are issued with a permit. The fundamental purposes of passage to Bhutan are through Phuentsholing in the south that connects Bhutan with the Indian fields of West Bengal, through Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar that connects Bhutan with the Assam in India and through Paro. Bhutan has one and only universal airplane terminal at Paro. Druk Air is the national carrier that travels to destinations that incorporate Delhi, Bodh Gaya, Kolkata, Dacca, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Guwahati in Assam. The street will have the exceptional distinction of turning into the first National Highway with two special 'elephants only' underpasses to permit activity free traffic for the huge evolved creature. A drive from this road offers exceptional experiences.
Time, the cruel mistress did not allow to wind up our trip with a nice finishing touch of Bhutan. Although the Indian-Bhutan border had quite the charm as well.In view of the long-standing political disputes and border confrontations between India and China, Bhutan has long been part of India's strategic defense plan. In the view of some Indian strategists, Bhutan was a weak link in India's defense against China. Although we managed to sneak in the borders for a few peeks of the King's palace and some breathtaking sights.
Sagnik Basu

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Sibsagar - Assam

Sibsagar was the capital of the compelling Ahoms, who ruled Assam for more than six hundred years before the British's appearance. The most striking scene of the town is the 200 year old Sibsagar tank. On its banks are three sanctuaries - the Shivadol, the Vishnudol and the Devidol- - each of the three constructed by Queen Madambika, wife of Siva Singha, in the year 1734. The Shivadol is accepted to be the most astounding Siva Temple in India, having a stature of 104 feet and the border 195 feet. The tank is arranged in the town's heart however the water level is over the town's level. Today Sibsagar is a quick developing town in business, modern and instructive exercises. Around 6 km from Sibsagar is a monstrous seven storeyed royal residence, three of which are underneath the ground level - known as Talatal Ghar - and rest is left of the stories above.
A historical city. Sibsagar was the capital of the mighty Ahoms, who ruled Assam for more than six hundred years before the advent of the British. On its banks are three temples-- the Shivadol, the Vishnudol and the Devidol-- all three built by Queen Madambika, wife of Siva Singha, in the year 1734. The town, which literally means 'the ocean of Lord Shiva', is strewn with the tell-tale ruins of a powerful empire. The most remarkable landmark of the town is the 200 year old Sibsagar tank. Places to visit are Tatal Ghar, Gargaon palace, Charaideo and Joysagar. Sprawling over 318 acres on the edge of Sibsagar town, Joysagar is believed to be the largest man-made lake in India.
Sagnik Basu

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Best time to visit
November to July
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Majuli Island - Assam

The greatest stream island on the planet, Majuli is situated on the waterway of Brahmaputra in Assam and is framed by Brahmaputra towards the south and Kherkutia Xuti joined by the stream Subansiri in the north. Making you feel content with nature, it is home to numerous transient birds. Located 1100 km far from the mouth of the Brahmaputra, Majuli had a range of 1256 sq km in 1991 however because of soil disintegration, it has now lessened to 875 sq km. Majuli has been the social capital of the Assamese human progress subsequent to the sixteenth century and its fundamental town, Naghmar, has all the imperative occasions, celebrations and prayers. A great learning place for neo-Vaishnavite theory, there are around 22 Vaishnava Satras found in the city, the first of which was set up in the fifteenth century by Sankaradeva, the father of Assamese society. These pull in a ton of sightseers.
Majuli, India's largest river Island. Majuli's individual distinctiveness is that it is not uphill, down dale, snow capped mountains or warbling mountain springs which put a tourist into the thrall in Majub, but it is the freedom of the wind, the freedom of the rivers, the vistas of freedom opening up one after another, the freedom of the birds and the pristine primitiveness, simplicity and innocence of the people living for centuries at close proximity of nature that sways, excites and thrifis the imagination of the tourists. At night wild geese and ducks fly in flocks high above one's head to far-away destinations. Wild birds of a thousand lands- local as well as migratory swarm the heels and rivers in Majuli. There are islands within islands in Majuli and like a capricious woman quickly changing her mood, the landmass keeps changing its shape after every summer. Its beauty reminds a visitor of the shifting reality of the rainbow.
Sagnik Basu

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Best time to visit
November to May
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