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5 Attractive Places In Assam That Will Keep You Spellbound


If you are looking for variety while choosing your holiday destination, Assam could be the perfect spot. Be it the natural scenery or culture of the people of Assam, you are sure to be awed by the variety and color Assam has to offer. People belonging to various cultures and races live here. The land has people following various faiths. 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 5 places to visit in Assam.

1. Guwahati

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: Wildlife, Temples, Culture.
  • Major Attractions: Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple.
  • Nearby Place: Tezpur.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 2 days.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”2″ tab_1_title=”About Guwahati” tab_1_content=”Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra river,<strong> Guwahati</strong> is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Being the gateway to many other places in North East, it also an tourist hub. The ancient temples dotting the cityscape, the wildlife sanctuaries, scenic beauty of Brahmaputra and its culture makes it one of the most visited tourist places in North East India. There is something for everyone here – from families to motorbike enthusiasts, no one leaves disappointed from Guwahati.” tab_2_title=”How to Reach” tab_2_content=”<ul> <li><strong>Air</strong></li> </ul> Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, about 23 kms away from Guwahati is the closest airport. Take a cab from the airport itself to any part of the city. <ul> <li><strong>Rail</strong></li> </ul> Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) in the city is connected to all major cities of India. Take a cab, auto or bus from the station to any part of the city. <ul> <li><strong>Road</strong></li> </ul> State buses run from nearby north eastern states at good frequency. The national highways connecting Guwahati to West Bengal and other places in north east are NH 31 and NH 37.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]

Places to visit:

Kaziranga National Park Manas National Park Umananda Temple
Kamakhya Temple Assam Rajyik State Museum Guwahati Planetarium
Navagraha Temple Nehru Park Brahmaputra River Cruise

2. Jorhat

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: History, Nature, Heritage, Culture, Vaishnavite.
  • Major Attraction: Majuli and Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar.
  • Nearby Places: Tezpur, Dibrugarh.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 2-3 days.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”2″ tab_1_title=”About Jorhat” tab_1_content=”<strong>Jorhat</strong> is a perfect amalgamation of history, culture and natural beauty. This place has many attractions holding both national and international importance. <strong>Majuli</strong> located about 20 kms from Jorhat is an ecological hotspot and world’s largest river island. <strong>Jorhat Gymkhana Club</strong> is the first to be ever built in Asia and is also the third oldest in the whole world. A visit here would surely provide everyone with lifetime memories and therefore do add this scenic beauty on your list, while visiting Assam.” tab_2_title=”How to Reach” tab_2_content=”<ul> <li><strong>Air</strong></li> </ul> The nearest domestic airport is Jorhat Airport and has flights from Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Bangalore. Take a cab from here to Jorhat. <ul> <li><strong>Rail</strong></li> </ul> Jorhat Town railway station (JTTN) is the nearest railway station with connectivity from all north eastern states. The nearest major railway junction having the best connectivity is New Tinsukia Junction railway station (NTSK), about 4 hours away . Take a cab, auto or bus from the station to Jorhat. <ul> <li><strong>Road</strong></li> </ul> State buses run from nearby north eastern states at good frequency. The national highways connecting Jorhat is NH 715.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]

Places to Visit:

Majuli Island Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary Kakochang Waterfalls
Gymkhana Club Tocklai Tea Research Centre Sukapha Samannay Kshetra
Bangalpukhari Cinnamora Tea Estate Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam
Thengal Bhavan

3. Tezpur

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: Nature, Brahmaputra, Culture
  • Major Attractions: Agnigarh, Kolia Bhomora Setu.
  • Nearby Places: Guwahati, Jorhat, Diphu.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”2″ tab_1_title=”About Tezpur” tab_1_content=”One of the most beautiful cities in Assam, <strong>Tezpur</strong> is another major tourist place in Assam due to its scenic natural beauty. The river Brahmaputra flowing through the city, further adds to the beauty of this place. Tezpur is also the cultural hub of Assam because of its theatre, traditional dances and cultural events. The tea estates around the city are also another attraction here.” tab_2_title=”How to Reach” tab_2_content=”<ul> <li><strong>Air</strong></li> </ul> The domestic airport in Tezpur, Salonibari Airport has flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Jorhat. The nearest international airport with the best connectivity is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, about 176 kms (4 hours) away. Take a cab from here to Tezpur. <ul> <li><strong>Rail</strong></li> </ul> Rangapara North Railway Station (RPAN) is the nearest railway station with connectivity from all North Eastern states. The nearest major railway junction having the best connectivity is Guwahati Railway Station (GHY), about 176 kms (4 hours) away . Take a cab, auto or bus from the station to Tezpur. <ul> <li><strong>Road</strong></li> </ul> State buses run from nearby north eastern states at good frequency. The national highways connecting Tezpur are NH 15 and NH 27.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]

Places to visit:

Nameri National Park Agnigarh Bamuni Hills
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary Chitralekha Udyan Da-Parbatia
District Museum Ouguri Hill Padum Pukhuri
Kalia Bhomora Setu Nag-Sankar Temple Ketakeshwar Dewal

4. Digboi

digboi
Photo by Subhashish Panigrahi, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Refinery, Oil Rig.
  • Major Attractions: Digboi Oil Refinery.
  • Nearby Places: Dibrugarh.
  • Ideal Visit Time: Less than a day.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”2″ tab_1_title=”About Digboi” tab_1_content=”<strong>Asia’s first oil refinery</strong>, which is the <strong>second in world</strong>, is in <strong>Digboi</strong>. The oil town not only has refinery, which is over 100 years old but also has number of tea gardens. The place with misty blue hills offers various attractions including Digboi Oil Refinery, <strong>Ridge Poin</strong>t and <strong>Digboi Centenary Museum</strong>. From Ridge Point, you could have a stunning view of snow-clad mountains of eastern Himalayas. Digboi Centenary Museum gives you an insight into the history of the town.” tab_2_title=”How to Reach” tab_2_content=”<ul> <li><strong>Air</strong></li> </ul> The nearest domestic airport is Dibrugarh Airport about 73 kms (2 hours) away. It has flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. Take a cab from here to Digboi. <ul> <li><strong>Rail</strong></li> </ul> Digboi Railway Station (DBY) is the nearest railway station with connectivity from all north eastern states. The nearest major railway junction having the best connectivity is New Tinsukia Junction railway station (NTSK), about 1 hour away . Take a cab, auto or bus from the station to Tezpur. <ul> <li><strong>Road</strong></li> </ul> State buses run from nearby north eastern states at good frequency. The national highways connecting Digboi are NH 15 and NH 215.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]

Places to visit:

Nameri National Park Agnigarh Bamuni Hills
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary Chitralekha Udyan Da-Parbatia
District Museum Ouguri Hill Padum Pukhuri
Kalia Bhomora Setu Nag-Sankar Temple Ketakeshwar Dewal

5. Diphu

diphu-hills
Photo by Sardar Hironjyoti Beshra, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Culture, Nature, Hills, Lakes.
  • Major Attractions: Arboretum and Umwang.
  • Nearby Place: Tezpur, Dimapur.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”2″ tab_1_title=”About Diphu” tab_1_content=”<strong>Diphu</strong> is situated in <a href=’https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karbi_Anglong_district’>Karbi Anglong district</a> in Assam. The town has various tourist attractions. If you love nature, you would love Arboretum, which is located near Diphu. The<strong> 13-hectare</strong> lush greenery offers spectacular views, which soothes your mind. <strong>Botanical Garden</strong>, which is a 5 km distance from Diphu, houses a variety of species of trees and plants. <strong>Boating facilities</strong> are available here. If you are keen to learn about the cultural past of the town, you need to visit<strong> District Museum</strong>. The museum was founded in 1886 and it displays artifacts that have archaeological importance and represent the culture of the land. You could find hunting tools used by the tribes here.” tab_2_title=”How to Reach” tab_2_content=”<ul> <li><strong>Air</strong></li> </ul> The nearest domestic airport is Dimapur Airport about 61 kms (approx 2 hours) away. It has flights from Kolkata and Delhi. Take a cab from here to Diphu. <ul> <li><strong>Rail</strong></li> </ul> Diphu railway station (DBU) is the nearest railway station with connectivity from all north eastern states. Take a cab, auto or bus from the station to Diphu. <ul> <li><strong>Road</strong></li> </ul> State buses run from nearby north eastern states at good frequency. The national highway connecting Digboi is NH 329.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]

Places to visit:

Botanical Garden District Museum Arboretum
Taralangso Cultural Centre Umwang

The moment you think of Assam, you might feel the tea taste in your mouth. If you visit tourist places in Assam, you will see that the state has a lot more to offer. Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dispur, Goalpara, Karimganj, Nalbari and Silchar are also some places which are worth a visit in Assam. The scenic landscapes and the enthralling views of Assam make the place a traveler’s delight.

16 comments

  1. The trip of Assam is incomplete without a visit to historic Sivasagar, the capital of Ahom Rajasthan. It is the place where one can have a glimpse of initial phase of soci-cultural and political developments of the state.

  2. Going to Assam for 7 days trip including journey to and fro Kolkata by Air. Would you pl suggest a good tour program for me…

  3. Shailesh VArade

    We are planning to go on a road trip for 3 days. Can you suggest some places to visit in and and around Assam. We are a group of 2-4 people max.

  4. Please suggest a good trip in Assam joing places for 3-4 days…..

    Anirban

  5. What is the Best time to visit Assam? Would June thru September work out? Kaziranga is a must for me to see.Would 2 weeks be enough or do we need more?

  6. I’m going to visit Assam from 26 Jan 2017 to 5th Feb 2017 (I have a wedding to attend on 5th Feb in Guwahati) : What is the recommended itinerary?
    I’ve heard of Shilling, Haflong, Kaziranga & Tawang but are these places good to go during my dates?

    • December, January, February is the best time to visit Assam if you like cold weather. All of the places in the list are the best you can have.

  7. I saw Assam’s beautiful place and awesome green grass.

  8. very nice place assam.

  9. Hi, Suggestions for Shillong and anything else in Tawang?
    Going next week.veg food available?

    thanks

  10. Kajiranga is a very exciting place.

  11. We are planning to go Assam and Meghalaya during Durga Puja 2017 (from 1st Oct, 2017 to 6th Oct, 2017).
    We are thinking to cover Kaziranga, Hafflong, Majuli, Kamakhya temple & Shillong. Could you please let me know if there are any other places that we can visit? We can extend our trip, we will start our journey from Kolkata.

    • Dear Mr Dey,
      Places to visit are:
      a) Kamakhya temple
      b) morigaon–asia,s largest dry fish market 40 km from Guwahati.
      c) Bordowa-birth place of SANKAR DEV the vaisnavite guru of 16th century–60 km from morigaon
      d) kaziranga–wild life site — 150 km from Bordowa.
      e) Sibsagar–Shivadol -the 600 years old temple -and AHOM KINGDOM seat of power–100km from kazironga.
      f) Digboi–Asias’s oldest oil refinery 150 km from Sibsagar.

      Take a taxi and drive through the entire area.The road goes through some of the best tea gardens in world of companies such as MAGROR, LIPTON and AMBOOTIA.

      While returning to go to Shillong try and visit TEZPUR and TAWANG the place where DALAI LAMA entered from TIBET 58 years ago.

    • You must visit Sivasagar in the upper Assam. It has so many historical places to visit..

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