Places to Visit in Assam - Assam Sightseeing


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If travelling from mainland India, one cannot enter the Seven Sisters of India without crossing the state of Assam, at least aerially. Also known as Ahom, the state boasts of a hospitable culture and rich heritage. The place is naturally gifted because of its proximity to the majestic Brahmaputra also gifting it a fantastical geography, replete with carefully maintained tea estates and rice fields.Famous for: Tea and silk.Places to Visit: Guwahati (Kamakhya Temple), Kaziranga National Park (for the endangered one-horned rhinoceros), Majuli (the largest river-island in Asia).Things to Do: Attend Bihu, a festival that is celebrated in January, April and December, and marks the change of season. Attend Ambubachi Mela in June, dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya.Food: Have a piping hot cup of authentic Assamese Tea in a tea estate. Try the subliminally flavoured fish tenga, an aquatic dish prepared in sour curry. Try bhoot jolokhia, one of the hottest chillies in the world – at your own risk of course!Climate: 8-20 degrees Celsius in winters. 35-38 degrees Celsius in summers.Best Time to Visit: All year round.Average Expenditure Per Head (excluding flights): Rs. 11,000 for 5 days.How to reach: The main airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. It is accessible from all the major cities in the country.For an extended itinerary on Assam, refer to this trip.

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Best time to visit Assam is from October to April


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