Top Tourist Destinations in Assam
Guwahati is the biggest city in the North East region of India. It is the state Capital of Assam State and is situated at the bank of Great River "The Brahmaputra" scattering its mesmerized scenic beauty. This city is well connected with Railways, Roadways and Airways with all the major cities of India.
The main tourist attractions of this city are: Kamakya Temple, Assam State Zoo, Balaji Temple, Shreemanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, Umananda Temple (World's smallest inhabited river island), Bashista Ashram Temple, Chandubi Lake, Madan Kamdev Temple, Pobitora Willife Sanctuary, Brahmaputra River Cruising etc.
Mode of journey: Roadways, Railways, Airways
Railway Stations: Kamakhya Junction, Guwahati, Azara (Near LGBI Airport) & Agthori (Near IIT Guwahati)
Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
DIPOR BIL (DIPOR BEEL):
The “Dipor Bil or Dipor Beel” is a permanent freshwater lake situated at about 13 km on NH-31 towards southwest of Guwahati City in Assam. The name “Dipor Bil” is derived from the conjuction of a couple of Sanskrit words Dipa (Elephant) and Bil (Wetland). It is a natural habitat of about 219 species of birds. More than 70 migratory species of birds can also been seen here every year. Dipor bil can be viewed with more beauty from its southern bank i.e. Rani-Pamohi Road. Visitors can view the birds surviving there through a watch tower (Dipor Beel’s Bird Watch Tower).
Distance from Guwahati: 13 km on NH-31, 17 km towards Rani-Pamohi Road via Garchuk
Mode of Transport: City buses, Local Taxi, Shared Taxi etc.
Surface area: 4,014 hectares (40.145 sq. km)
Average Depth: 1 meter in winter and 4 meters in summer
Coordinates: 26.13N, 91.66E
Official website: http://www.diporbil.org
Majuli in Assam (India) is recognized as the “Largest River Island” in the world by the "Guinness Book of World Records". This great island had covered a total area of 1250 sq.km. in 20th century but due to significant erosion it had an area of 352 sq.km. in 2014. Majuli is situated in River Brahmaputra near Jorhat city in Assam. It has 144 villages with a population of 1,67,304 (Approx.) as per 2011 census.
The main tourist attraction of this place are Dakhinpat Satra, Garamurh Satra, Auniati Satra, Kamalabari Satra, Narasingha Satra, Benegenaati Satra, Shamaguri Satra, Bihimpur Satra etc. Apart from these, Scenic beauty is the prime attraction for tourist in this Great River Island.
Distance from Guwahati: 348 km via NH-37
Distance from Jorhat: 44 Km
Mode of Journey: Bus & Railway
Nearest Railway Station: Jorhat Town.
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK:
Kaziranga National Park is a protected "UNESCO World Heritage Site" situated on NH-37 in Golaghat District (Assam). It is one of the last remaining habitat of “Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros”. It has been identified as “Important Bird Area” by “Birdlife International”. Apart from Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, this National Park has significant breeding population of approximately 35 mammalian species. including Elephants. Asiatic Water Buffalo, Eastern Swamp Deer, Leopard Cat, Bengal Tiger, Golden Jackal, Hoolock Gibbon etc. Birds like Great Indian Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Weaver Birds, Asian Openbill Stork, Eastern Imperial, Lesser Kestrel are also attracts a lot of tourists worldwide.
Distance from Guwahati: 193 km via NH-37
Distance from Tezpur: 50.5 km
Mode of Journey: Bus, Car, Taxi
Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges and Guest House with Indian and Continental food.
Best time to visit: November to April
MANAS NATIONAL PARK:
Manas National Park is a Natural World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. It is a Project Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve and Biosphere Reserve. There are a lot of rare and endangered endemic species can be seen here. Some of these are Golden Langur, Assam Roofed Turtle, Pigmy Hog and Hispid hare etc. Most popularly this park is known for its Wild Water Buffalo species.
Distance from Guwahati: 148 km.
Distance from Barpeta Road: 31 km
Nearest City: Barpeta Road
Nearest Railway Station: Barpeta Road
Best time to visit: November to April
It was the seat of "Great Ahom Dynasty" (1228 - 1826). This area is surrounded by a lot of ancient monuments of Ahom Era. Some of these are Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar, Siva Dol (Lord Shiva Temple), Kareng Ghar, Joy Dol, Devi Dol (Goddess Durga Temple), Bishnu Dol (Lord Vishnu Temple), Sivasagar Tank, Joysagar Tank, Gaurisagar Tank, Namdang Stone Bridge, Panidihing Birds Sancuary with a variety of more than 250 species of birds. The Tai Museum and Uttaran Museum describe the history of Ahom. Sivasagar is also a destination to enjoy the beauty of Tea Garden.
Distance from Guwahati: 363km.
Distance from Dibrugarh: 82 km.
Distance from Jorhat: 58 km.
Nearest Airport: Mohanbari (Dibrugarh City)
Accommodation: Hotels and Lodges with Traditional Assamese food as well as Indian and Continental foods.
Jatinga is a village situated on the ridge, located in Dima Hasao District of Assam. This place is popularly known as the “Birds’ Suicide Place”.
Distance from Guwahati: 325 km.
Distance from Haflong Town: 5.4 km.
Nearest city/Town: Haflong
Mode of Journey: Roadways, Railways
Important Information About Assam
Area: 78,438 km2
Population: 3,11,69,272 (2012)
Literacy Rate: 73.18 %
Main City: Guwahati
Main River: Brahmaputra & Barak
Religion: Hindu, Vaishnav, Muslim, Christian and more
Coordinates: 26.20060N, 92.93760E
Total Districts: 34
Regional Language: Assamese, Bodo, Mising, Karbi, Bengali
Main Festival: Bihu
State Bird: White-winged duck
State Animal: One horned Rhino
State Flower: Kapou Phool (Rhyncostylis Retusa)
State Tree: Hollong
Longest Highway: NH-37
Weather: 35 - 380C Max. (Summer),
06 - 090C Min. (Winter)
Transportation: Air, Rail, Road