The gateway to Northeast India Assam is one of the least explored destinations in the country. The magical aura of this place can surely lure you thereby leaving you spellbound. Assam comprises of dense forests, mighty rivers and exotic flora & fauna. Apart from being the most charming states of India, Assam also contributes to the country's tea produce. Also known as the 'Land of the blue hills', Assam is a stunningly beautiful place.
Top Places to Visit in Assam
Kaziranga National Park
Home to about two-thirds of the earth's one-horned rhino population, this national park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Besides the REMARKABLE one-horned rhino one can spot- elephants, swamp deer, wild buffaloes, Chinese pangolins, sloth bears, leopards and many more.
Sitting at the top of Nilachal Hills, Kamakhya Temple is the most popular tourist attractions of Assam. The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and Daksha Yagna and is said to receive tourists from far & wide.
Offering with heart-warming vistas, Majuli Island is the world’s largest riverine island. It is not just a haven for nature lovers, but also a paradise for birdwatchers.
Manas National Park
The Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve, all in one. It is the only tiger reserve in Assam and is one best kept national parks in India.
The largest city in the state of Assam, Guwahati is where ancient history and modernization coexists. It acts as an important base for memorable holidays. Guwahati itself houses many malls, restaurants and theatres.
Hajo is an ancient pilgrim centre which is unique for being an attraction for all three religions- Muslims, Hindu and Buddhists. Located at a distance of 24 km from the city of Guwahati, Hajo sits on the banks of Brahmaputra.
How to reach?
By Air : Guwahati's Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the nearest airport to Assam. It is only 25 km away from the main city.
By Train : There are direct train services from various major cities to Guwahati, the main railhead of Assam.
By Road : The road connectivity of Assam is excellent. If you are planning to travel by road, try to avoid the monsoon season as the area is landslide prone.