Explore Assam
Assam
Land of scenic wonders

Assam is a state in northeast India primarily known for its tea plantations, wildlife, biodiversity and archeological sites. This land of wonders perfectly co-exists with nature which makes it extremely beautiful. Brahmaputra river which flows through the state creates splendid landscapes to behold. Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, and ancient temples in Sivasagar are some of the gems of Assam. 


Popular cities: 


  • Guwahati

  • Dibrugarh

  • Haflong

  • Sivasagar

  • Silchar

Climate
Assam has a temperate climate. The best time to visit the state is between October and April.

  • January — Cold
  • February — Cool
  • March — Cool
  • April — Warm
  • May — Hot
  • June — Hot
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Cool
  • November — Cold
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life
Guwahati is a perfect melange of old world charm and modern culture. It also offers a vibrant nightlife through its pubs, disco bars and nightclubs. Some famous places to enjoy nightlife in the city include Silver Streak, Terra Maya, Kamikaze and Brooklyn Blues, among others. Owing to abundant tea plantations, Dibugarh is recognized as the ‘Tea City of India’. The city is profuse with rich culture and biodiversity. Besides sightseeing you can also indulge in thrilling river rafting in Brahmaputra. Jorhat Tea Capital of the world Kakochang Waterfalls, Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary are the prime attractions of Jorhat. If you want to learn about tea plantations or Indian tea industry, you must visit Tocklai Tea Research Center, which is among the largest and oldest research stations in the world. Sualkuchi displays the authentic traditions and cultures of Assam in its best form. It's well known for producing one of the best kinds of silk in the state.
History & Heritage
Sivasagar was the kingdom of Ahom kings and at present times tells the tales of its royal splendour through grand Vishnu, Durga and Shiva temples and beautiful architecture. Rang Ghar, Ahom Museum, Gargaon Palace are some of the places worth exploring in and around Sivasagar for their historical significance. Madan Kamdev, located in Kamrup, is an archaeological site dating back to almost the 9th century. Darrang has various mythological and religious relics displayed all over the place. It's home to several popular religious centers including Satras, Thaans and Bar Masjid. Padam Pukhuri and Hazara Pukhuri are a pair of tanks in the vicinity of the Bamuni Hills in Tezpur. Created from an archaeological excavation in the 19th century, Padam Pukhuri is an island park known for beautiful lotuses.
Museums
Assam State Museum is the best place to learn about the culture and heritage of Assam through its fascinating antiques. The exhibits are displayed under different sections such as Natural History, Anthropology and Folk Art, Epigraphy, Sculptures and more. Majority of the collections are very rare. Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is a cultural museum that houses a large collection of ancient manuscripts, cultural items and relics related to the cultural heritage of Assam. Tai Ahom Museum is one of the best places in the country to learn about the mighty Ahom dynasty. Other prominent museums in the state include Anthropological Museum, Uttaran Museum and Assam Forest Museum, among others.
Nature & Adventure
Majuli Island sitting on the turbulent waters of the Brahmaputra River is the largest river island in the world. Its eye-warming naturescapes will steal your heart away. The culture of the tribals living here is also one of a kind. Kamalabari Satra, Dakshinpat Satra, Auniati Satra, Tengapania and Garmur are important attractions of Majuli. Umananda Island is one of the smallest islands in the world. It is well-known because of its scenic landscapes blessed by Brahmaputra river and the famous Umananda Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Formed as an extension of the Brahmaputra river, Dipor Bil is a freshwater lake adorned with water lilies, rare species of flora, aquatic grass and Hyacinths. Silchar is culturally diverse as it shares its borders with Manipur, Mizoram, Bangladesh and Barai Hills. The town is profuse with nature's splendour. Silchar has bewitching landscapes that offer perfect getaway from chaotic citylife. Tinsukia is known for lush greenery and beautiful villages. Exploring its quaint hamlets is the best way to detach from all worldly problems. Digboi, Sadiya and Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary are a few of the beautiful places to visit in Tinsukia. Diphu offers a pleasant getaway through its scenic picnic spots. Haflong is the only hill station in Assam. With lofty terrains, sparkling Haflong lake and stunning hills, this hilly town is often referred to as the 'Scotland of Assam'. You can indulge in hiking, trekking, boating, paragliding, fishing, bird-watching and camping amidst Haflong's serene ambience. Panimoor Falls, Kakochang Falls, Akashiganga Falls, Ouguri Hill are few other scenic places to visit in Assam.
Wildlife
Kaziranga National Park is a major highlight of Assam tourist attractions and is also a World Heritage Site. It shelters almost two-thirds of the planet's population of one-horned rhinoceros. Besides this majestic mammal, Kaziranga is also home to royal Bengal Tigers, Elephants, Bengal Foxes, Wild Buffaloes, Gibbons, Chinese Pangolins, Leopards, Flying Squirrels and other such pleasant surprises. The best way to explore this versatile biodiversity and wildlife is through Jeep Safari. You can take a taxi, bus or flight to reach the park from Jorhat or Guwahati, as the airports of both these cities are the nearest ones to the park. Manas National Park is majorly a Project Tiger Reserve, a Biosphere Reserve and an Elephant Reserve all in one. It is recognized as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its surreal natural landscape, tropical evergreen forests, rare species of flora and fauna make it one of the best places to visit in Assam. Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary located near Jorhat is a haven for Assam's Hoolock Gibbon population. Surrounded by tea gardens and Brahmaputra river, this wildlife sanctuary is among the best spectacles for nature seekers and wildlife lovers. This enclosure houses over 40 Hillock Gibbons species, Stump-Tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris, Rhesus Macaque and so many other species of animals. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary represents a diverse ecology by housing rare animals and birds with orchid meadows and marshy lands. Located on the eastern Himalayan foothills, Pobitora offers breathtaking views of the snowy Himalayan peaks. Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden, Orang National Park, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Guwahati Zoo, Nameri National Park are some of the other famous places known for housing exotic flora and fauna.
Temples/Places of Worship
Asvakranta Temple, located in Guwahati, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Besides the beautiful idols of the gods, this temple is known for its scenic beauty and walls with intricate carvings. Located in Sivasagar, Devi Dol Temple is among the historical temples in Assam. The temple is adorned with beautiful sculptures and impressive architectural designs. The temple worships Goddess Durga as the main idol and is dedicated to women's power. Lalmati Duramari Ganesh Temple in Abhayapuri is one of the oldest temples of Assam. It is well-known for its natural beauty and historical ruins. Kamakhya Temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Assam for tourists and pilgrims alike owing to its magnificent Tantric adoration. Nestled atop Nilachal Hills, this temple is believed to protect the devotees from evil eyes. Other must-visit places to worship in Assam include Bageshwari Temple, Sukreswar Temple, Nabagraha Temple, Umananda Temple, Mahamaya Temple, Powa-Mecca, Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and Hayagriva Madhava Mandir.
How to spend time / how long will it take?

A major chunk of Assam can be covered in 7 to 10 days. Spend a day or two exploring Guwahati and its nearby tourist attractions such as Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Kamakhya Temple and Navagraha Temple, among others. Make a day trip to Umananda Island to explore the hidden gems of this scenic place. Spend a day in Darrang exploring mythological relics and Orang National Park. From here spend a day in Tezpur to visit Bamuni Hills and several temples located in this town. For a laid back ambience and to relax you can spend a day or two in Tinsukia. Spend a day in Sivasagar exploring a number of heritage and historical monuments and temples. Your next stop could be Jorhat. You can spend two days in Jorhat visiting its spectacular tea research center, extensive tea gardens and Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a short day trip to the scenic Majuli Island to rejuvenate. Spend two days amidst nature and wildlife at the fascinating Kaziranga National Park. You can end your trip by spending a day or two at the beautiful Haflong hill station. Besides sightseeing, you can also indulge in several adventurous activities in Haflong. 


Cuisine
  • Assamese cuisine is a confluence of cooking habits of the hills that prefer fermentation and those from the plains that provide fresh fish, meat and vegetables. It is also distinctly marked by Bengali cuisine influence. Some famous food dishes of Assam include Khaar, Masor Tenga, Duck meat curry, Oou Khatta, Paro Manxho, Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura and Pitha among others.
Costs
  • While the meal prices can vary, the average cost of food in Assam usually is around INR 150 per meal.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly INR 100. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Other need to apply for an Indian visa
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 10 days

Known For
  • Wild Life
  • Tea Plantations
  • Archeological sites
  • Temples
  • Nature
  • Islands
Areas to Visit
  • Majuli Island and Umananda Island for aquatic biodiversity and tribal culture
  • Dibrugarh and Jorhat for tea plantations
  • Guwahati for holy shrines, museums and nightlife
  • Sivasagar for temples and history
  • Wildlife Reserves across the state - Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary etc.

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