11 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Assam

Assam is a north-eastern state of India that offers plethora of desirability. It is blessed with panoramic views of nature and lands of everywhere in Assam offers awesome opportunity to the travelers to enjoy every moment being on tour.

The state has virtually the lot to enthrall the trippers with like striking foliage, breathtaking terrains, fascinating tea garden, dense forests and affluent flora and fauna. In the kindness of the great hospitality and fascinating appeals, the heritage of Assam tourism is flourishing amazingly day by day.

Holiday with cities allows the tourists to the acquaintance with the rich culture and the state’s tradition of the bygone era. The widespread and immaculate tea gardens of Assam augment the tourism with different kinds of tea like, black, white and green.

On the other hand, this north-eastern state of India is flourished with many vibrant fairs and festivals. The fusion of distinctive cultures blends in the festival to reflect Ahom lifestyles, spirits and tradition. Even wildlife, temples and the beckoning of fun-filled river cruise make the travelers happy with Assam trip.

The 11 most popular tourist spots of Assam are described below.

1. Kaziranga National Park:

Kaziranga National Park
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From wildlife photographers to travel enthusiasts, Kaziranga National Park is the lifetime aim to witness, to capture the different poses of one-horned rhinoceros. This species is world famous as The Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. This national park is located on the bank of wave rippling Brahmaputra River which is the heart of Assam. The dense forest of Kaziranga National Park covers the area of 430 square kilometers with craggy reeds.

Travelers wish to experience the grazing of elephant grass by withdrawing the eyes from their geography books. This unique grass makes a halcyon wandering for one horned rhinoceros. Besides this endangered mammal, a dime a dozen of shutterbugs are truly eager to take the snaps of wild buffaloes, herd of elephants, barasingha, grey-headed eagles with ample of water birds like whistling teal, pelicans, herons, bar-headed goose, swamp partridge, Bengal florican and many more.

November to March is the best time to explore Kaziranga National Park as one of the best tourist places in Assam.

2. Chitralekha Udyan

Chitralekha Udyan Tezpur
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Tezpur literally means “The Town of Blood” is the “Cultural Capital of Assam” provides loads of magnificent tourist attractions and Chitralekha Udyan is one of these stunning tourist destinations. This is commonly known as Cole Park. This park was first constructed in 1906 and later beautified in 1996. This park is garnished with slopes of small hills and pristine lakes.

The main reason for making crowd of globetrotters here is to involve with various exciting and amusement activities. Tourists can enjoy rowing and paddling opportunity with many more water sports. Even excursionists can get in touch of sculptural wreckages of Bamuni Hills and two colossal stony pillars of 9th and 10th centuries. Travelers can be fond of the serenity of the entire park atmosphere by using the walkway.

3. Majuli Island

Majuli Island Assam
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It is quite fortunate to witness India’s largest river island, Majuli which is in Brahmaputra River in Assam. This tourist destination is the perfect blend of Eco-tourism and spirituality. Majuli Island carries a rich heritage of Assamese Neo-Vashnavite culture through the tribal communities.

The scenic beauty of the tryst of Brahmaputra River and Kherkutia Xuti with Subansiri River is very eye catchy and alluring for the nature lovers.

4. Garmur Satra

Garmur Satra Assam
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Garmur Satra is the place of creativity, colors and carnivals. The tourists visiting Majuli Island should enter this bamboo hall of masks. Myriad kinds of masks basically on Hindu mythological characters like Narashingha, Hanuman, Ravana, Rama and many more are displayed.

The structure of bamboo made room also attracts the tourists experiencing the mask making process and artists’ creativity. So it is an add-on attraction for the globetrotters visiting Assam.

5. Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
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Kamakhya Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India which carries a myth to protect devotees from evil eyes. This temple in Assam is a quite popular site for pilgrims and tourists due to its amazing Tantric adoration. Among many Shakti temples in India, this specific temple is truly esteemed as another one. The main deity in this house of worship is Lord Shiva and Daksha Yagna (Death Incarnation). Nilachal Hill lies in Guwahati which is the location of Kamakhya Temple.

Ambubachi is the main festival of this temple when tourists from all over the world come to be witnessed this event. But temple is closed for three days from 22nd June to 24th June because it is belief that during this time period the menstrual cycle of Goddess begins. Plenty of sculptures are engraved on the wall of temple and all these signify various Goddess, Chamundeshwari, Ganesha and numerous dancing poses of Goddess which are very captivating.

Apart from that, the scenic beauty of hilltop is very attractive for shutterbugs to click the snaps.

6. Halflong

Halflong Assam
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Dima Hasao is adoringly called “Switzerland of the East” where oscillating hills and valleys are garlanded the entire area. Halflong is an important town of this dreamland named as “White Ant Hillock.” This “Scotland of Assam” is enriched with stunning Halflong hills, vista of terrains, variety of vales and mountaintops. As one of the best tourist places of Assam campers and nature lovers can catch the clouds on the lively hills and massive mountains. This is an incredible sight that is difficult to be erased from memory.

The green lush surrounding the hills and town will engage the globetrotters in such a way that they crave for more. There is a must visit natural lake which is one of the largest water bodies in Assam. Even Jatinga in Halflong is popular site due to phenomenon of bird suicides. Apart from these, tourists may experience orchid garden, Maibong, Borail Range while in this only hill station of Assam.

7. Sualkuchi

Sualkuchi Assam
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What do term a somnolent hamlet in Assam where the whole villagers entwine witchcrafts with silk? From “Silk Village” to “Silk Heaven”, from “Manchester of the East” to “Manchester of Assam”, Sualkuchi has few nicknames due to a wide existence of textile industries. This is a portrait like village located on the bank of manful Brahmaputra River.

The Golden Muga to Ivory White Pat and light brownish Eri this panoramic village is the perfect source of silk fabric. Among which Ahimsa Silk is world famous for Muga and Eri which are totally unique.  In a single word, Sualkuchi is the “Craft Village” because the pottery industry, gold making, handloom weaving, oil processing and many more handiworks are the chief occupation of the natives of Sualkuchi instead of fabric works.

Numerous tourists from different parts of India or outside of this country visit to listen to the rhythmic sounds of looms and shuttles.

8. Umananda Temple

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Umananda Temple is the most crowded temple in Assam. In between the Peacock Island of Brahmaputra and Kachari Ghat of Guwahati, this temple is enhancing the grace of the surrounding. Ahom King Gadadhar Singha was the founder of this temple where Lord Shiva is the chief deity.

Shiva Chaturdasi and Maha Shivaratri are the most vibrant festival in Umananda Temple and attract innumerable devotees in this time annually.

9. Hajo

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The pure holiness is the only recognition of Hajo. Located at a span of almost 24km from the largest city of Assam, Guwahati, Hajo can perfectly be termed as the pilgrimage city. Bestrewed with numerous Hindu temples, Hajo summons all tourists to relish the savor of extreme spirituality. Hayagriva Madhav Temple, Kedareshwar Temple and Temple of Ganesha are the famous shrines at Hajo.

Elsewhere, Muslims also respect Hajo as a place of divinity and gather here for paying homage at Powa Mecca. Hajo is also the pious place to Buddhists due to achievement of Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana. Irrespective of religious and non-religious, all types of travelers make crowd in Hajo in Assam to visit this holy destination and it is the challenge that all infidels becomes theistic and will be bend towards spirituality after coming Hajo.

10. Hazara Pukhuri and Padam Pukhuri

Sivasagar Pukhuri
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Hazara Pukhuri and Padam Pukhuri are the pairs of tanks positioned in the vicinity of Bamuni Hills, Tezpur. Hazara Pukhuri is recognized as the third largest artificial lake in this city. The total area covered by this water reservoir is 70acres. This reservoir was gleaned from an archeological excavation in early 19th century and named from Harjjar Verma. Due to the presence of this pond within the city, a cool and breezy ambiance stays alive always.

On the other hand, Padam Pukhuri is another island park famous for lotus. A wooden footbridge eases to frequent the tourists to take stroll on the bank of the pond. This park allures the travel enthusiasts with its musical fountains, toy train and iron bridge.

11. Jorhat

Jorhat Assam
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Quantified to be the Assam’s Cultural Capital, Jorhat offers myriads of interesting attractions to the adventurists and travelers. Before sketching about Jorhat, it should be mentioned that it was closing capital of Ahom Kingdom. Today it is famous for the productivity of tea and considered as the largest Tea Research place in India.

People of different culture riches the state with colorful festivals and celebrations. Travel lovers want to be floated with different forms of Bihu, Bagurumba, Ali Aye Ligang and many more carnivals and all these can be traced by visiting Jorhat.

9 thoughts on “11 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Assam

  1. Hi Srimanta, I am going to be in Assam in February. I would like to find out the best way to get to Halflong. Is it accessibe by train from Guwahati. I am with three friends and we would like to find a good place to stay in Halflong.
    I would be glad for some advice.
    Thank you
    Gill

    1. Hello Gill,

      Glad to know that you’re planning to visit Assam very soon. Yes, You can reach Haflong by train, The station of this hill station is Haflong Hill Railway Station which is well connected Guwahati, Silchar and Lumding. “Landmark Hotel Haflong” is recommended place to stay in Haflong.

      Let us know if you need any more information, So I can help to make your trip more easier.

      Thank you
      Srimanta

  2. Hi, This is Sanjoy Mazumder from Kolkata want to go for Haflong, Kaziranga and Guwahati and will start from Kolkata on 28.01.17. Can you give an idea, how can we travel from Haflong to Kaziranga. Our plan is like – on 29 and 30 th in Haflong and by 30 evening we want to start from Haflong to Kaziranga. We will stay at Kaziranga for 31 st jan. and 01 feb. By 01 st feb. we want to start from Kaziranga around 10 pm and want to reach Guwahati by 2nd. morning. There will be my wife, 51/2 years old son and two more elderly person with me. Is it possible to travel from Haflong to Kaziranga in the night of 30.01.17 by some car? Kindly help.

    1. Hi Sanjoy Mazumder,

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 We will be happy to help you. Great idea to start from Halflong, Distance between Halflong to Kaziranga is approx 288 Km. You can hire private car or taxi to reach Kaziranga. It is better to take a share-car in night journey. It will take 5-6 hrs to reach Kaziranga.

      Hope everything will go well with many beautiful experiences. Have a nice trip. 🙂

      Thank you

    1. Hi Pritam,
      Thank you for your query. We’ll be pleased to help you. Good idea to visit Assam in this winter season. Here, We have mentioned some popular tourist places in Assam such as Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga National Park etc.

      Assam is well connected with Kolkata via Road, Railways and Air. The best way to reach from Kolata to Assam are by Air and Railways. Guwahati Railway Station is the major station of this state, You can get so many trains from Howrah Jn. It will take approx 17-20 hrs to reach.

      Keep visiting to get more information and guide.

      Happy Journey

  3. I want to visit Assam in May 2017 pl provide information about tourist places of Assam and distance from Guwahati. comlete road map Pl

  4. SIR MYSELD BANWAT FROM JALGAON..MAHARASH. I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT ASSAM AND NEARBY STATE LIKE MIZORAm …manipur …etc please give me detail information. and also best time to visit these places
    thanks

    1. Hi N M BANWAT, Glad to know you’re going to visit Assam and its nearby state. We will be happy to help you by giving details information. You can contact us via contact form or direct mail with your queries.

      Thank you

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