Adorned with enchanting nature and delightful traditions, Assam is the most charming place in North Eastern state. It’s truly a hidden gem, that’s yet to be explored. Are you yet contemplating whether to visit this state or not, then, let’s have a glance on these mesmerizingly beautiful destinations in Assam :-
Majuli island :- A beautiful riverine island with heart-warming nature. Here, you can stay at cozy homestays and admire the pristine sceneries. Sprawled over the mighty Brahmaputra river, its the largest riverine island in the world. Also known as ‘ Capital culture of Assam ‘, this place boasts for rich heritage of Assamese and Neo – Vashnavite culture being celebrated through tribal communities. Its a treat to witness the lifestyle of tribal people, the boat making, the art of pottery and weaving and indulge into their joyous festivals. Your travel plan to Assam is incomplete, if you miss this alluringly beautiful island.
Sivasagar :- An ancient city with oldest civilization and culture. This historical city was the kingdom of Ahom kings. And thus, you can see their essence and culture imprinted on the architecture here. Apart from being a fabulous place to explore historic monuments, fort and architectural marvels, Sivasagar is one of the most important oil and tea trading centres. Other popular tourist attractions are – Ahom museum, man – made tanks such as Joysagar tanks, Rudrasagar and Gaurisagar tanks, beautiful Temples, Gargaon Palace and Rang ghar. Make sure to visit this ancient city to experience the royal heritage and culture.
Guwahati :- Guwahati is fondly known as ‘ the Gateway to North East ‘, since this beautiful city is the first place that you will reach, while travelling to north eastern region. Its the largest metropolis city in North Eastern State, well connected with all developed cities of India. Situated beside Brahmaputra river, this urbanized city is one of the favourite destination for tourists. From religious temples to panoramic views of Brahmaputra river and the breathtaking nature, this city has almost everything to make your trip memorable and joyous.
Dima Hasao :- Dima Hasao, or Dimasa hills is home to many Assamese tribes like Dimasa, Hmar, Hrangkhol, Biate, Kuki and Zeme. Blessed with magnificent hills, rivulets and lovely valleys, this place is fondly known as ‘ Switzerland of the East ‘. You can take a stroll around the Haflong hill station, enjoying the mesmerizing scenic views of floating clouds and greenary covered mountains. Relish the tranquility of nature, sitting beside the serene Haflong lake. Dima Hasao, also called as North Cachar Hills is the mystic destination in Assam that will leave you spellbound with its surreal beauty.
Kamakhya Temple :- Amidst of Nilachal hills, you will found the sacred temple of Goddess Kamakhya. There are 51 Shaktipeeths across India, the Kamakhya Temple is one of them. A large number of tourists and devotees visits this temple every year. It would be worth visiting this auspicious temple and worshipping Goddess Parvati for blessings. Besides, you could get some nice clicks of lovely sceneries from Himalayas.
Manas National Park – Accredited as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this place is among the best tourist destinations in Assam. It is an Elephant Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve as well as a Biosphere Reserve too. Its worth visiting here to feel the wilderness and witness the rare and endangered species such as – golden langur, hispid hare, Assam roofed turtle and red panda. Besides, you would get to see the splashing Manas river, the evergreen forests with tropical trees and shrubs and the awestruck sceneries.
Kakochang Waterfalls :- Nestled amidst serene nature, this dazzling waterfall is one of the soothing place in Assam. Being situated between the coffee and rubber plantations, this place is surrounded with emerald greenary and has a enthralling beauty. The natural sceneries are quite fabulous here. You can enjoy admiring the pristine waterfall cascading down and wetting the rocks. And relish yourself into the peaceful atmosphere.
Silchar :- Famous for its bewitching landscapes, Silchar is an extremely beautiful destination of Assam. It is situated beside the Barak river. You would love to explore the Barak valley here, blessed with green hills and meadows, sprawling tea gardens, lovely landscapes and mesmerizing views. The best time to visit this beautiful place is winter season.
Kaziranga National Park :- India’s National Treasure, this magnificent park is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries. Its a shelter for the one horned rhinoceros, an endangered species. Apart from famed rhinos, you will get to see Elephants, Bengal Tigers, Swamp Deers, Wild Water Buffalo, Golden Jackal, Civets, Barasingha and Pangolins. Also, you would enjoy watching a plethora of beautiful birds such as – White-fronted Goose, Ferruginous Duck, Herons, Pelicans, Bengal floricans, Black-necked Stork and Asian Openbill Stork. Its a must visit place for wildlife explorers and photographers. You can also enjoy elephant rides here.
Sualkuchi :- A small pretty village in green hills beside the banks of Brahmaputra river. Fondly, knows as ‘ Silk Heaven ‘, this village produces the best silk in Assam. The handloom weaving, crafts, pottery and gold making are the main occupation of people residing here. Thus, this place is also known as ‘ Weaver’s village ‘. You would find it interesting to witness the houses made of bamboo and mud. Sualkuchi is simply beautiful with its rustic charm and ethnicity. It would be a delightful visit to this sleepy little village and discover the true culture and traditions of Assam.