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Jorhat

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"Tea Capital of India"

Jorhat Tourism

Famous for its culture, mosques, tombs, gardens and most importantly - its tea plantations, Jorhat is also known as the tea capital of India.

The beautiful, commercial, cultural and artistic city of Jorhat is the second largest inÊAssam. Tea plantation is the main agricultural activity of the city which also takes shape of a tourist attraction given its simple natural charm. There are as many as 135 tea gardens in Jorhat. Jorhat's rich culture and heritage combined with the numerous places to see makes it a major tourist attraction. Thengal Bhawan, Raja Maidam, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary and Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar are some of the major places of interest here. The Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is the oldest and the most famous place of worship in Assam, which attracts a lot of tourists every year. The river island ofÊMajuli, which is world's largest river island is just 20 km away from this town and it can be accessed by ferries from Nimati Ghat.

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The Tea Festival

The tea festival is held every year in Jorhat which is the hub of tea industries and famous for its beautiful tea gardens. If you are planning to visit Jorhat, do not miss this festival of ultimate excitement and fun. It is held during the winter season, between the months of November and January. During this festival, you will get to visit tea gardens, to play golf, safaris in jungles, tasting delicious food items, shopping and cultural entertainment.

You can also enjoy playing golf in 'Jorhat Gymkhana', which is the world's third oldest golf club. Apart from this, food fests and fairs are held. There are adventure sports also like river rafting. You will know the culture and will meet kind-hearted people of Assam. Besides pleasure and fun-filled activities, business conferences and trips are organised to address the issues of the tea industry. Delegates from different countries fly down to Jorhat to discuss the issues. So, a visit to Jorhat during tea festival will definitely make your trip more memorable and thrilling.

Restaurants and Local Food in Jorhat

The food of the north-eastern states differs quite a bit from the typical spicy and rich Indian food. The food of Assam is mild in spices, with simple and little cooking and is very natural. In Jorhat, you can experience this Assamese food in its authentic and splendid form.
The town will offer all the traditional sweets as well as sides to the course and an exquisite Assam's thali, that one must try. The local cuisines of the state include Khar, Tenga, Laksa, Poitbhat, Pitika and more. Also other than the local cuisines one can chose from Chinese, Continental and North Indian menus.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Jorhat by morning. Check into your hotel and relax for a while. After this, you can start your day by visiting Raja Maidam park. It is located nearby from the main city. As per your choice, you can plan a picnic in this beautiful park. In the evening, you can head out to Burigosain Devalay temple.
Day 2- You can start your day by visiting Nimati Ghat early morning. There are ferry services to take you from Nimati Ghat to Majuli, the biggest river island. After lunch, head out to Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Since it is 30 km away from the city, it will take around 4 hours including the travel time. After this, if you have time, you can go to Jorhat Planetarium.
Day 3- You can visit Sukhapa Samannya Kshetra. Make sure to start early to avoid traffic. Then, you can head out to the famous Assamese temple, Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar. In the evening, visit the first tea garden of Assam, Cinnamora Tea Estate. It is just 7 km from the city centre so travelling time will not be longer.
Day 4- If you are here for one more day, then you can visit Kaziranga National Park. It takes 2 hours to reach the reserve from Jorhat.

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What's Great?

Beautiful tea gardens. Pleasant weather in winters. Assamese are known for their kind and loving nature.

What's Not So Great?

Hot and humid summers. You might face problem in understanding the language.

For Whom?

Perfect for those who want to know the gist of Assam and its culture. Great for nature lovers. Since Jorhat has wildlife sanctuaries, it is also good for wildlife lovers.

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How To Reach Jorhat

You can easily travel to Jorhat via rail, road or air transport. Rowraih Airport is situated 7 km away from the main city and is well-connected to prominent cities. Regular bus services of different types are also available. Alternatively, you can also hire a taxi from nearby cities like Guwahati and Imphal. You can also choose to travel by train. Jorhat has two railway station located at a distance of 18 km and 2 km respectively.

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