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Best Places of Interest in Assam

Located to the south of eastern Himalayas on either sides of the mighty Brahmaputra River, Assam is an increasingly popular destination for wildlife tourism. Known for a rich biodiversity, tea, silk and petroleum resources, it is the largest state of the region. Although prone to natural disasters with annual floods, Assam has well preserved populations of several endangered species including the rare Indian Rhinoceros, Tigers, Elephants, Hoolock Gibbons and Jerdon’s Babbler. A fascinating natural paradise with green undulating hills, Assam is the most important stop on your journey into the northeastern parts of India.

Top Tourist Attractions in Assam

Heritage Sites: Apart from the Kaziranga and Manas National Parks, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, other heritage sites and structures in Assam include the old city of Sibsagar, Majuli Island and the Kamakhya Temple.

Wildlife Attractions: With an abundance of scenic grandeur and wildlife spread all along the River Brahmaputra and its tributaries, Assam is home to many National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, including the famous Kaziranga National Park, Rajib Gandhi – Orang National Park, the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park and several other wildlife refuges.

Tea Gardens: The state of Assam comprises of the world’s largest tea growing regions ever since the 1830s; these gardens have a unique ambience and a cultural entity employing a large amount of workforce from several parts of the Indian sub-continent.

Pilgrimage Centers: Pilgrimage is one of the most pacifying and leveling experience in Assam which is famous for worship. The main attractions include Kamakhya Temple, Sri Purva Tirupati Balaji Temple, the Navagraha Temple, Poa Mecca, Dargah of Ajan Pir, Bamunimaidan Buddhist Temple and several other shrines.

Top Cities in Assam

Guwahati – Situated on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra this capital city has an international airport, a busy railhead, and convenient connectivity through roadways, it is an ideal gateway destination opening a window into the northeastern Indian subcontinent.

Tezpur – With a significant place in regional history, Tezpur, situated on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra is surrounded by the hills and snow-capped mountains with outstanding architectural ruins and magnificent scenic beauty unsurpassed by time.

Silchar – Situated near the Bangladesh border on the Barak River in the southern region of Assam, Silchar is just about 85-kilometers south of Haflong, a popular hill station famed for its scenic beauty composed of azure blue hills.

Travel & Lodging:

Guwahati is an important destination connecting the northeast with the Indian sub-continent. This first access point is plush with hotels and transportation facilities to other parts of Assam which have a fairly well-developed and equipped tourism network serving several National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries.