Assam is a state in North eastern part of India, the state is lie along the ‘Brahamputra’ the biggest river of India.And Assam share its border with all other state in north east, so it act as a gateway to rest of state. In ancient times Assam was known as Pragjyotisha and Kamarupa.
Assam is always famous for its Tea plantation, it has wide range of biodiversity and natural beauty. Assam is also home of one of the main shaktipith ‘Kamkhya‘.
Assam has five national parks, among them Kaziranga and Manas National park have the label of the World Heritage Sites. Assam is home of great Indian one-horned rhinoceros.
Tourist Attraction of Assam:
|Guwahati: capital of Assam and the biggest city in North-East India, this serves as the major gateway to North East region. The major tourist spots of Guwahati are Kamakhya Temple, Govt and private river Cruise on the Brahmaputra, Shankardev Kalakshetra, Umananda Temple on river island, Assam State Zoo, Chandrapur and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are other famous spots outskirts the city.|
|Majuli: It is the largest freshwater island in South Asia on the Brahmaputra River. Majuli is famous for its Vaishnavite Satras (socio-religious institution) such as Kamalabari Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Garamurh Satra, Auniati Satra, Bengenaati Satra and Samaguri Satra.|
|Jatinga: This village is famous for mysterious suicides of the birds, located in Dima Hasao.|
|Sonitpur: have many wild life sanctuary like Nameri National Park, Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary and a part of Orang National Park.|
|Tezpur is a small town famous for its history and culture. Some of these are Agnigarh, Mahabhairav Temple, Chitralekha Udyan, Bamuni Hills, Usha Pahar etc. Biswanath Chariali town is 75 km away from Tezpur, is famous for the Biswanath Ghat, also called popularly as “Gupta Kashi“.|
|Jorhat:It was the last capital of Ahom, and the tea capital of India. There are some important spots in and around Jorhat city, which are Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium, Raja Maidam, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Lachit Maidam, Molai forest, Kaziranga Golf Resort, Thengal Bhawan etc.|
|Sivsagar was the center of the Ahom Kingdom, surrounded by many ancient monuments of Ahom era. Those are Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar, Sivadol, Kareng Ghar of Garhgaon, Joy Dol, Sivasagar Tank, Joysagar Tank, Joymati Maydam, Vishnu Dol, Devi Dol, Gourisagar Dol and Tank, Charaideo, Namdang Stone Bridge etc. Tai Museum and Uttaran Museum which exhibits the history of Ahom. Panidihing Bird Sanctuary, the abode of more than 250 species of birds.|
|Dibrugarh: tea capital of the world. The town is situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra River. Dibrugarh offers tourists the opportunity to experience a life in a tea estate. Recently, tea tourism has started becoming popular, with travel companies such as Greener Pastures and Purvi Discovery offering tea tours. Tipam is a famous tourist spot of Dibrugarh. Tipam is an ethnic village which is famous for its historical places.|
|Tinsukia Dibru-Saikhowa National Park one of the biggest national parks in India is situated in Tinsukia. The Tilinga Mandir(Bell Temple) is a well-known temple situated in the outskirts of Tinsukia city. Digboi Refinery the Asia’s oldest refinery is situated here.|
|Haflong is the only hill station of Assam. The headquarters of Dima Hasao.|
|Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage centre for Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.|
How to reach Assam:
Air: Guwahati have its International Airport just 15 Km from City, which is well-connected to the major cities in India. Taxi service are available at the airports for transfer to the city. There are also at Silchar, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Tezpur which run flights to Kolkata and the other parts of the northeastern region.
Rail: Assam is main center for rail network to the whole north east region and many trains available from Delhi and other parts of the country. Guwahati, Assam’s largest railway station.
Road: The Assam State Transport Corporation and some private owner operates bus service connecting Guwahati with Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Silchar, Dimapur, Kohima, Imphal, Aizawal and Itnagar.