In this article I will tell you abut Assam. I will also tell about the natural beauty, sightseeing, lakes, waterfalls, national park and beautiful places to visit in Assam.
Assam is located in the north-east part of India. Geographically it is situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barack river valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 sq km.
Assam and Neighbouring states
The neighbouring states of Assam are Arunachal Pradesh to the north, Nagaland and Manipur to the east, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram to the south. West Bengal is neighbouring to the west through the Siliguri Corridor, a 22km narrow strip of land that connects the state to rest part of the country.
There are some neighbouring countries touching the Assam borders are Bhutan to the north and Bangladesh to the west. Dispur is the capital of Assam.
Assam is known for its oil refineries, wildlife sanctuary, tourism, archaeological sites and tea plantations. It is also famous for Assamese tea and Assamese silk. There are many tourist places in Assam.
The main tourist place in Assam are
Picnic place in Assam
Kaziranga National Park
In terms of animals, Assam is famous for rhinoceros. Kaziranga National Park is the home of two third populations of one the horned rhinoceros on the planet. The Park is a protected area spread floodplains of the Brahmaputra river. This is the best tourist place in Assam.
The forest, wetland and grasslands of Kaziranga are home to tigers, elephants and rhinos. It is a very beautiful, well preserved, sustained and a versatile biodiversity.
This is because it is a world heritage site. Kaziranga National Part is one of the top in the list of places to visit in Assam. It is also a picnic place in Assam.
This place is visited by many migratory birds, and grey pelicans roost near Kaziranga village. The other animals which draws popularity to this park are Elephants, wild buffaloes, Chinese pangolins, Bengal foxes, Loepards, are the few among them. Whenever you visit to north India, never miss the Kaziranga National Park.
Manas National Park
Manas National Park or Manas Widlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. It is a tiger reserve, elephant reserve and a biosphere one in all and the best places to visit in Assam.
The name of the park is originated from the Manas River named after the goddess Manasa. Manasa river is the major tributary of Brahmaputra river, which passes through the heart of the national park. The Park is known for its rare species of India’s flora. It is also the best picnic place in Assam.
Hill Station in Assam
Kamakhya temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kamakhya. It is also one of the oldest in 51 shakti
It is the main temple in the list of 10
Haflong is a hill station in Assam. It is located away from the city, the nearest urban area is Silchar which is 100km from Haflong. It is the best places to visit in Assam and also called the Scotland of Assam. Haflong is enriched with stunning Haflong hills,
Jorhat is known or its rich culture, history and natural beauty. It has the largest tea research centres in the country. It is also known as the Tea Capital City of India.
Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom kingdom and has the last burial mounds of the empire. Jorhat has the mix population of different cultures and the city celebrates festival one after the another which makes it among the top places to visit in Assam. It is also has the airport service named Rowriah Airport for domestic flights.
Tezpur is situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra. It is the largest city of the north bank towns with a population of more that 100,000. There are a lot of best places to visit in Assam which adds to the beauty and natural sightseeing.
The places of prime attraction in Tezpur are Nameri national Park, Padam Pukhuri, Agnigarh, Bamuni Hills, Kolia Bhomora Setu, Bura-Chapori wildlife sanctuary, Chitralekha Udyan, Ketakeshwar Dewal, Nag Sankar Temple, Ouguri Hill, Da-Parbatia District Museum.
All the places makes it a best place to visit in Assam.
Majuli is the first Indian island which is made as a district. It is a river island in the Brahmaputra river and has an area of 352 square km. This island is currently listed as the world’s largest river island in the Guinness Book of World record.
Majuli island is the perfect tourist destination and the best places to visit in Assam. Visitors spend long time here at the island and enjoy the natural beauty and the river sightseeing.
The scenic beauty of the linking of Brahmaputra and Kherkutia Xuti with Subansiri River is very eye catch and very attractive for the nature lovers.
Guwahati is the largest city in the Indian state of Assam. It is also called the heart of the north-east part of India. Previously its name was Pragjyotishpur (Light of the east). Guwahati lies between the south bank of
Guwahati is the centre of many alluring beautiful tourist destinations and the best places to visit in Assam. The tourist places in Guwahati include Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple, Bamuni Lake, Umananda Temple, Assam Rajyik State Museum, Guwahati Planetarium, Navagraha Temple, Nehru Park, Brahmaputra River cruise and Sualkuchi. It is the incredible part of India so whenever you come don’t fail to visit Guwahati.
Umananda Temple is situated on
In Assamese, Uma means the Hindu goddess Parvati and Ananda means happiness. This temple and island can be reached via 10mins ferry which is available from the nearby Umananda Ghat.
In the Hindu mythology Lord Shiva created this island for his wife Parvati’s happiness and pleasure. Shiva is said to have resided here in the form of Bhayananda.
Dibrugarh is considered to be a major city in eastern India. It is the emerging communication and industrial hub of North East India. This place also has the oldest airport and also the easternmost civilian airport
Dibrugarh is one of the best places to visit in Assam. The various visited places of Dibrugarh are Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Joypur rain forest, Naharkatia, Shri Jagannath Temple, Barbarua Maidam, Radha Krishna Temple, Namphake village.
Useful Information for Visitors:
- Assam state is well connected by all means of transport, you can reach there by train, road and by air.
- Guwahati railway station and Dibrugarh is two major railway station to reach Assam.
- The climate of Assam is good and a little humid.
- Best time to visit Assam tourism is winter and summer both. Avoid monsoon as heavy rainfall may cause inconvenience.
- In summer temperature is not too high but in winters the temperature goes down. The winters are chilling in Assam. November to May is the best time to visit Assam tourism.
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