Assam is the central state in the North-East Region of India and serves as the gateway to the rest of the Seven Sister States. Assam boasts of famous wildlife preserves – the Kaziranga National Park, which is home to the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, the Manas National Park, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Nameri National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (These first two parks are UNESCO World Heritage Site); the largest river island Majuli, known for its Vaishnavite Sattras; historic Sivasagar, famous for the ancient monuments of Ahom Kingdom; the city of eternal romance, Tezpur and the scenic tea-estates dating back to time of British Raj. The weather is mostly sub-tropical. Assam experiences the Indian monsoon and has one of the highest forest densities in India. The winter months (October end half to first half of April) are the best time to visit. The heritage of Madan Kamdev is same as Khajuraho which is located just 30 km away from Guwahati. Along with the Madan Kamdev tourist can visit very ancient temple Gopeswar Mandir situated in a village Deuduar near to Guwahati.
Assam has a rich cultural heritage going back to the Ahom Kingdom, which governed the region for many centuries before the British occupation. Other notable features include the Brahmaputra River, the mystery of the bird suicides in Jating, numerous temples including Kamakhya Temple of Tantric sect. ‘Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur also known as Damdama Sahib at Dhubri’ – This famous Gurudwara is situated in the heart of the Dhubri Town on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river in far north-east India. Guru Teg Bahadur the holy Sikh Guru visited this place in 1505 and met Srimanta Sankardeva (the founder of the Mahapuruxiya Dharma) as the Guru travelled from Dhaka to Assam, ruins of palaces, etc. Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, boasts many bazaars, temples, and wildlife sanctuaries. The government took many initiatives to promote tourism in Assam.Assam is home for various crafts as well. Though the picturesque state has so much to offer, ensure that you do not miss the top 10 places to visit in Assam.
Cruise on River Brahmaputra
Your trip to Assam will not be complete if you do not cruise river Brahmaputra. Dividing the city into 2 halves, the beautiful flow of the river offers stunning views and great entertainment. Brahmaputra is the longest river in the country and cruising on the river that flows through the rich beauty of Assam is a (like nothing else in the world) experience. A cruise on Brahmaputra offers tea garden visits, wildlife viewing and exploring villages and towns. You could have a great time experiencing the (basic, built-in, important qualities/scent) of Assam on your cruise.
Like most of the towns in Assam, Umrangshu is a beautiful beauty with beautiful hills and beautiful greenery. You would love your trip if you go traveling from Haflong Hill to Umrangshu. If you are planning a perfect holiday in a calm atmosphere that lifts up/raises up your spirits, you cannot choose a better place than Umrangshu. Nature has blessed certain places on earth very, but Umrangshu gains importance as it remains untouched by the modern world in the name of (what people commonly call a/not really a) city/people. Garampani, the hot spring here attracts many tourists for its medicinal value. Kapili Hydel Power Plant is located near the border and it is a famous tourist spot being the first of its kind here.
Diphu is located in Karbi (white American)ng district in Assam. The town has different tourist attractions. If you love nature, you would love (place where lots of woody plants are grown), which is located near Diphu. The 13-hectare beautiful greenery offers amazing views, which comforts your mind. Plant-related Garden, which is a 5 km distance from Diphu, houses a variety of species of trees and plants. Boating facilities are available here. If you are interested in learn about the cultural past of the town, you need to visit District Museum. The museum was founded in 1886 and it displays interesting (old) objects that have (related to studying people who lived a very long time ago) importance and represent the culture of the land. You could find hunting tools used by the tribes here.
Asia’s first oil (big place that makes gasoline, etc., from oil), which is the second in world, is in Digboi. The oil town not only has (big place that makes gasoline, etc., from oil), which is over 100 years old but also has number of tea gardens. The place with misty blue hills offers different attractions including Digboi Oil (big place that makes gasoline, etc., from oil), Ridge Point and Digboi (related to lasting 100 years) Museum. From Ridge Point, you could have a stunning view of snow-covered mountains of eastern Himalayas. Digboi (related to lasting 100 years) Museum gives you an understanding of the history of the town.
Haflong Lake is located at the centre of Haflong hill town, which is in a very well-known way called the ‘Switzerland of the East‘. The beautiful (wide view of a nature scene/wide area of beautiful land) with blue hills, large and beautiful lakes, fascinating streams, waterfalls and (oversupply/large amount) of pineapple trees and orange trees earns the title for Haflong town. Haflong Lake is one among the two lakes of the town. It is located at a height of 1683 feet above MSL and no wonder you will find clouds and mists touching your arms as they gently move away. The beauty not only thrills you but also offers different water sports and hence both your body and mind are made young again.
Orang National Park
The park is located on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra. It is the only National Park in the country, which was created naturally. The tribes who lived there had left alone 78.81-sq.km area. Some of the animals found here include royal Bengal tiger, one horned rhinoceros, leopard, elephant and many more. The place offers great delight to bird watchers as one could find different local birds and (traveling far distances all the time) birds here.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is located in Tinsukia in Assam. It owns the credit of being one among the major (lots of different living things all existing together) hotspots of the world and one among the largest parks in Assam. The park is a blend of deciduous forests, semi-evergreen forests and swamp surface making it bio-(many different kinds of people or things). You will find many rare wildlife species here and wild horses are one of the most famous species seen here.
Kamakhya Temple is located on Nilachal Hill, Guwahati top at a height of 800 feet above sea level. River Brahmaputra flows on the northern side of the hill. The temple is over 2200 years old. Apart from its rich cultural history, Kamakhya is beauty personified. It offers a stunning view of rivers and hills. Whatever faith one follows in life, being at this location would make one experience God/godlike quality.
Agnigarh hill is located in Tezpur in Assam. As per Hindu very old stories, a (large, very secure place) was built here by King Banasura with a view to (separate far from others) his daughter Usha. The legend further goes to say that the place received/made from the name because of the fire that surrounded the (large, very secure place) always to avoid movement in and out of the place. The word Agni means fire.