Assam Tourism

Assam Tourism


About Assam

Assam

Assam, in the north east of India, is the most advanced and accessible state in the otherwise underdeveloped and isolated region called Northeast India. It is surrounded by all the six northeast states: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura, as well as by Bhutan and Bangladesh. Its biggest city, Guwahati, is the best base to start journeys into these states.

Assam lies just south of the eastern Himalayas, with the important Brahmaputra River cutting across it. In the northern hilly areas, the population is mainly tribal while the plains contain predominantly non-tribal Hindus. Agriculturally very fertile, with heavy rains between June to September, it is full of rice paddy fields, produces about 15 percent of the world's total output of tea (Assam Tea being a brand name in its own right) and also produces more than half of India's petroleum. Assam is also famous for its silks such as Paat or Muga. However, the rains that make it so fertile also make Assam uncomfortably humid during the summer and rainy seasons.

Guwahati stretches along both sides of the Brahmaputra. Its Kamakhya temple is a very important Mother Goddess shrine for Hindus who visit in thousands from the rest of India. Also important are the Navgraha (9-Planets) temple, the Umananda temple, located on an island, and the ruins of the 10th-c Madan Kamdev temple with erotic carvings, 50 km away. Assamese silk, bamboo and cane products are the best souvenirs to take home from here.

Majuli, the world's largest river-island, is situated in the midst of Brahmaputra in north-east Assam. It is the centre of Assamese Vaishnava culture, with over 15 Vaishnava monasteries, which are treasure houses of Assamese art, music, dance, drama, handicrafts etc.  Also in north Assam, towns like Jorhat, Sibsagar or Tezpur, offer typical tea-garden experiences.

 

The two national parks of Assam Kaziranga and Manas are World Heritage Sites for their biodiversity. The Kaziranga region is home to the extremely endangered animal, the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, as also to the rare Hoolock Gibbon and Bengal Florican.

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Somya Rathi

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  • Somya Rathi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1191 readers

"The most beautiful place I have visited so far"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2016
The best part about this state is it's nature, despite the fact it has a humid whether, it is the best and the most amazing thing which I noticed is the how clean and systematic everything was, a must visit place.
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  • 5 votes

Samrat Gupta bhaya

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  • Samrat Gupta bhaya
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1412 readers

"Its an awesome place with awesome features"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 20, 2015
Exquisite place. Its been always a nice experience while being in Assam. Everything is nice. So much of lively hood. The scenic beauty. One must visit Assam to enjoy this super place. Come visit this place and enjoy the inner beauty of the special place.
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Neelam Choudhary

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  • Neelam Choudhary
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2020 readers

"Best of nature,Assam"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2015
Its 1 of my native place. Its culture, natural beauty, traditional dressing ( mekhla chaddar)always attract me. Love being at Sibsagar( eastern Assam). Its Shivdol temple is the highest Shiv temple in India. Kaziranga is well known wild life sanctuary, famous for rhino & most famous part of Assam is Guwahati for its world famous Kamakhya temple.
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  • 3 votes

Priyanuj Dey

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  • Priyanuj Dey
  • Lives in Kokrajhar
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1609 readers

"Wonderful Place!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2015
The best place in India to live in. The temperature is absolutely mild and awesome. The green tea gardens are superb creation of nature. The river Brahmaputra flows through the central part of the state and it also adds to the beauty of the state. The various forests are very dense and have many kinds of wild animals in them.
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Lunjin Taran

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  • Lunjin Taran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 13 Reviews
  •  45 helpful votes
  •  13278 readers

"Nothing much to do"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted Jul 14, 2015
I went there only for my office work so there was not enough time to visit nearby places so I am unable to rate or share something about this. There was nothing to do masti out there. I suffered there for my food and city is quite far from hotel premises.
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  • 7 votes

Gowardhan Paliwal

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  • Gowardhan Paliwal
  • Lives in Pali
  • 1 Review
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  4284 readers

"A place worth visiting"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 11, 2014
Fill of good places to visit, like Kamakhya Maa temple, Kaziranga National Park to see Assam rhino. The evergreen cold place Shillong. The highest rainfall area of India,Cherapungi and Masinram, Mazulli deep , then good local Assamese food. every thing is worth.
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  • 11 votes

Hirak Mahanta

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  • Hirak Mahanta
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4328 readers

"Gateway of northeast"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2014
assam is rich in culture .... it is famous for tea...it is a land of green forest river plain areas. It is also the proud possessor of luxuriant Rain Forests. It is the treasure house of rare and endangered flora and fauna. there are five national parks, two of which are designated World Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. it is also famous for oil rig. Assam is the first state in the country where in 1889 oil was struck at Digboi.Nestled in the Brahmaputra valley this state has Tantrik Shaktism, Shivaism and later Vaishnavism flourishing in its laps... there are nos. of temple which are famous Kamakhya Temple,Nabagraha Temple, Umananda Temple, Madan Kamdev, Poa-Mecca
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Ankit  Singh

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  • Ankit Singh
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  4437 readers

"Had a great experience"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2014
My father is in army so he was posted there om August 2013 so we decided to go for a north east trip with my mother and sister. We went from Lucknow to new Jalpaiguri, we went to the Tiger Hill, Zoo, Seven Sisters, etc. It was an awesome experience!
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Raj

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  • Raj
  • Cityslicker
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  12404 readers

"Colorful Assam!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2013
Assam as a place and it's people have a taste and an aura of their own. The numerous tribes, clans, gotras have successfully brought out such a kaleidoscope of cultures and has made it so much more colorful that it isn't but mesmerizing. Common language being Assamese they have "tempo" of their own. The people of Assam and North-east as a whole consists of the indigenous population, closely bonded with nature and which is also engraved in their culture and their nature. This vast and numerous cultures present is the reason for such a colorful cultures, traditions and practices, however it is also the chief reason for the internal disturbance in most of the north-eastern states, including Assam. So, it's better to be updated before travelling.
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  • 6 votes

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