Assam is the central state and the largest and most accessible of the seven states in the North-East region of India. The state is rich in culture and literature. Most of the cultural heritage dates back to the early 13th century when the Ahom Kings travelled from Thailand through northern Myanmar to this region. Their rule lasted for 600 years. A land of high rainfall, Assam is endowed with lush greenery and the mighty river Brahmaputra. Here is the list of Top Destinations in Assam For The Traveler in You that will help you explore more about this Golden Land.
Also called as the Light of the East, Guwahati is one of the largest Top Destinations in Assam and is often referred to as the Gateway of Northast India. Fed by the Brahmaputra River, the place is teeming with life. It is the centre of many alluring tourist destinations in Assam like Kamakhya Temple, Bamuni Lake, Kaziranga National Park, Umananda Temple and Sualkuchi.
Another beautiful and important part of the State of Assam is the Barak Valley which showcases the lovely natural scenes and surreal surroundings. The valley covers the regions of Hailakandi, Cachar and Karimganj. The quiet and peaceful surroundings, hills, tea plantations, Kushiara and Barak rivers will take all your worries away and you will find a new self.
North Cachar Hills
The abode of Gods and the cloud covered mountains make you feel as if you are roaming in some other world. The folklores, the traditions, the rural life and the proximity of nature will make your journey exciting and mystic. There are lots of waterfalls, streams, ravines, beautiful landscapes, and chain of mountains in the North Cachar Hills area. The hills are located in the Dima Hasao district.
This place is famous for the temples, hillocks for trekking and camping (depending on the weather) and the Satras, the place is also worth visiting.
A little of history and whole lot of nature makes Majuli the best place to visit in Assam. Formed by the turbulent Brahmaputra, Majuli islands sprawls over an area of approximately 452 sq km. Majuli is a birdwatcher’s paradise and the camera wielders are simply going to get hooked to this place. Homestays are the only option here.
Kaziranga National Park
Home to two-thirds of the world’s one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site. One can find various wild species such as tiger, elephant, Indian bison, sambar, deer and many more apart from rhinoceros. If you love birds, you need to be here during winter as migratory birds are seen in great numbers. The nearest cities from Kaziranga National Park are Jorhat and Tezpur.
Visit Digboi, the Oldest Refinery in Asia. The ‘Oil City of Assam’ or Digboi is located in the Tinsukia district of Assam. This scenic town stands as a lively testimony to Assam’s British era. The place with misty blue hills offers various attractions including Ridge Point and Digboi Centenary Museum.
Nameri National Park
If you are an ardent fan of adventure and thrill, Nameri National Park should be your next adventure destination. The Jia Bhorali River passing through this sanctuary makes it for an enchanting destination for adventure sports like river rafting and Golden Mahsheer fishing.
Spend a day in Haflong, also known as the Switzerland of the East. Haflong is the only hill station in Assam. Rolling hills and mountains, pleasant climate, panoramic views, picturesque valleys and meadows are the main attraction of this quaint town.
Your trip to Assam will not be complete if you do not cruise river Brahmaputra. Dividing the city into 2 halves, the majestic flow of the river offers stunning views and great entertainment. A cruise on Brahmaputra offers tea garden visits, wildlife viewing and exploring villages and towns.