Dispur, the capital of Assam, acquired the status following the separation of Meghalaya from Assam. Until then Shillong was the capital. Dispur, one amongst the smallest capitals in the world, is famous for largest tea production. Dispur is one of the important tourist destinations with attractive tourist spots in and around the city. Here are the top 12 places to visit in Dispur to make your tour complete.
Located in the lower part of Assam, the district Bongaigaon was formed in the year 1989. Some areas of Goalpara and Kokrajhar were taken to form Bongaigaon. Though the formation of the district was in the recent past, it has a rich past that dates back to ancient period. The lineage of kings who ruled this part of Assam is traced back to pre-Vedic age. A tour to Bongaigaon will let you enjoy the abundance of nature, brilliance of ancient constructions and the reflection of rich cultural heritage of the bygone era in the historical buildings. Here are the top 7 places to visit in Bongaigaon that present the best views of the district’s past and the present.
Barpeta is famously referred to as the ‘Land of the Satras’. During the 16th century, Srimanta Sankardeva and his disciple Shri Madhabdeva launched a vigorous movement to promote Vaishnavite Art and Culture. Barpeta Satra, a renowned Vaishnavite temple was established in the year 1583 and in due course, many other satras were built in the town. Hence, it acquired the names, ‘Land of the Satras’ and Satranagari. These satras influenced the society in all forms by impacting the culture, lifestyle, politics and the economy. With the passage of time, the satras developed further to become open universities dealing with various branches of education and arts, including music, dance, drama, sculpture, ivory work and many more. The places to visit in Barpeta will give you an insight into the culture of the town and also let you enjoy the immense natural beauty of the place.
To spend a wonderful vacation in the wilderness, hearing the chirping of birds, listening to the whispers of wind, excited by the sound of gushing river and set the clock back to let your mind race to the past, you need to be at Guwahati, Assam. Situated on Brahmaputra River banks, Guwahati is a paradise for nature lovers. The majestic Himalayan ranges and the famous Brahmaputra River provide a stunning landscape and the rich cultural background of the place combine to provide you with unique experience, which will remain in your memories forever. You will not be short of tourist attractions in the land; neither will you find the place to be short of entertainment. Guwahati offers the best and it is indeed a tough task to decide on what to see and what to miss, if your vacation is short. Here are the top 9 places to visit in Guwahati, which you would not want to miss on your next tour to the place.
Digboi is one of the important cities in the state of Assam. It is referred to as the ‘Oil City’ as the country’s first ever oil refinery was established here. Going by the history of the land, its existence dates back to 18th century, the period during which oil was first discovered here. In the year 1867, when the railway tracks were being laid here, oil traces were found and the rest is history.
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.