|Tourism in Assam
Attractive destinations in Assam
Assam is one of the most beautiful and scenic states in India. There is hardly any other state which has such variety and colour in its natural scenery and in the cultural treasures of the people that inhabit it. This land of contrasts is an amazing destination with each place having something special to offer.
Guwahati: One of the key urban centres of Assam and the biggest city in North-East India, this serves as the major gateway to the whole region. This is the primary hopping point for accessing Shillong, the hill station. The Light of the East, Pragjyotishpura, as it was known once upon a time, is said to have been a vast kingdom during the epic period of the Mahabharata. Today, the bustling metropolis of Guwahati is the hub of the region and also its largest city.
Brahmaputra: The only male river in India, this is both a source of sorrow and sustenance for the people of Assam. There is cruise facility to enjoy the beauty of the river.
Majuli: The world’s largest river island is situated in the midst of river Brahmaputra, is the centre of Vishnava culture in Assam. There are nearly twenty two Vaishnava monasteries or satras in Majuli. The major satras are Kamalabari, Natun Kamalabari, Auniati, Garmur, Samoguri, Dakhinpat and Bengenaati.
Kaziranga National Park: This is one of the few places covered as a World Heritage Site and the main habitat of the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Also check out Orang National Park and Nameri National Park.
Jatinga: The mystery of the bird suicides in Jatinga in the North Cachar Hills. Agnigarh Hill, Tezpur
Tezpur: Small town steeped in history and culture. Check out Usha Pahar, Agnigarh, Mahabhairav Temple, etc.
Sivasagar: Seat of the Ahom Kingdom. Check out Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar, Sivadol, Kareng Ghar of Garhgaon etc.
Hajo: Hajo is a small township situated to the northwest of Guwahati across the river Brahmaputra.Hajo is a remarkable example of communal harmony .This is an ancient pilgrimage centre for three religions Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park: Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is a beautiful National Park situated in Tinsukia district. There are few Eco lodges situated here to enjoy the beauty of this park.
Goalpara: Goalpara is also a major tourist spot in Assam.It has a numerous tourist spots and temples like Sri Surya Pahar,Tekreshwari Pahar,Paglartek in Pancharatna,Pir Babas Mazar in Joleshwar,Naranarayan Setu (Bridge) connecting northern Assam districts like Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Dhubri etc. to Goalpara,Guwahati and major part of Meghalaya.
Dibrugarh: Business hub in upper Assam. Serves as gateway to Nagaland.Naharkatiya is a place here which is famous for a Buddhist monastery. There are numerous temples, ruins of palaces, etc.