Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in Jorhat:

1. Majuli

Must visit 3.4 / 5

27 kms
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Majuli is a beautiful island located in the river Brahmaputra, close to Jorhat. This island is the biggest river island in the world and it attracts tourists from all over the world.

2. Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Must visit 3.5 / 5

15 kms
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Located around 20 km from the main town, this isolated wildlife sanctuary is famous for its hoolock gibbon population. Surrounded by the Brahmaputra river on one side and with tea gardens everywhere else, this is a good enclosure for the 40 or so species of hoolock gibbons that reside here.

3. Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar

3.1 / 5

14 kms
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Established by the saint and reformer Madhabdev in the year 1461, this is a famous Assamese temple just 4km from the main city. The saint reformer started this centre for preaching Vaishnavism. It is a large complex wherein various cultural and social programmes are held.

4. Nimati Ghat

3.2 / 5

10 kms
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

One of the most important ports of the state, the Nimati ghat serves as a link for ferry boats that operate from the river port to the Majuli Island, Kamalabari and Auniati.

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5. Raja Maidam

3.1 / 5

1 kms
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Located North of Jorhat, the beautiful Raja Maidam is a vault that preserves ashes of the erstwhile King Purandar Sinha. This maidam was constructed after his death, on 1st October 1894. It is now a pretty park.

6. Cinnamora Tea Estate

3.1 / 5

6 kms
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Maniram Dewan, a sirastadar of an assistant commissioner had established this tea estate in 1850. At that time, he worked under the British administration at Jorhat. The Cinnamora Tea Estate is the first tea estate of Assam !

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7. Sukapha Samannay Kshetra

3.1 / 5

16 kms
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Sukapha Samannay Kshetra was constructed in the memory of Sukapha, the first Ahom king of Assam. An excavation is undergoing here hoping to find remains of the Ahom Kingdom.

8. Ladai Garh

3.1 / 5

10 kms
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

This is a fortified structure nearly 15km from Jorhat. It was constructed by King Pratap Sinha to protect his kingdom from the neighbouring kingdoms. The garh comprises three parts out of which, Mera Garh is at Majhuli.

9. Burigosain Devalay

3.1 / 5

1 kms
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

This temple is situated in the heart of Jorhat city and Burigosain is the presiding deity of the temple. Apart from this, another deity here is that of a priest. Both the deities were brought from Jayantiya and established first at Rangpur. Later, these idols were shifted to its present location.

10. Bangalpukhari

0 kms
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Bangalpukhari is a celebrated water tank located in the South of Jorhat City. Created in 1739, this water tank is untouched by the people of this city due to the myth that it will bring bad omens. This famous water reservoir is located near Na-Ali and even though it is not used, it has become quite a popular tourist attraction in Jorhat.

11. Tocklai Tea Centre

3 kms
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Tocklai Team Center, also known as Tocklai Tea Research Center or Tocklai Experimental Station for Tea Research is a laboratory and research institute sited near River Tocklai in Jorhat, Assam. Established in 1911, this tea station is marked as one of the largest and oldest tea stations in the world and is definitely a must-visit spot for all the tea-lovers. 

12. Thengal Bhavan

0 kms
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

The official place where the first Assamese newspaper was released, Thengal Bhawan has now become a leading attraction in Jorhat. It was built in 1880 by Raibahadur Siva Prasad Barooah and the first newspaper was printed in the local language in 1929, called the Assamese Weekly. This attraction, even though is very simplistic, is definitely a go-to spot for anyone who visits Jorhat. 

13. Hatibaruah Namghar

0 kms
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

The holy place for the Assamese community, Hatibaruah Namghar Temple is the main place of worship for the natives. The word “Namghar” literally translates to Prayer House and is highly precious to the Ekasarana sect of Hinduism. When in Jorhat, taking out time to visit this temple can be a great option. 

14. Gazpur

13,207 kms
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

A place initially created to keep elephants is now in ruins. The king of this place is said to have asked his soldiers to bring around a 1000 elephants that he had captured here in order to celebrate the inauguration of a new city under his rule. Despite the unfortunate history behind this place, this attraction is still worth a visit. 

15. Magolu Khat

1,324 kms
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

A historical site created by the King Rajeshwar Sinha, the Magolus or the Manipuris were built after he got married to the Manipuri princess, Kuranganayani. This attraction was thus, built as a symbol of love and what a king can do for his significant other. Even though in ruins today, Magolu Khat is definitely worth a visit. 

16. Molai Forest

13 kms
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Often referred to as the “One-man forest”, MolaiForest is a famous forest on Majuli Island in Jorhat, Assam. It is named after Jadav Payeng, a forestry worker and environmental activist. When the forest was abandoned by the forestry division of Golaghat District in 1983, Jadav single-handedly put in 30 years of effort into making this a full-fledged 1360-acre forest reserve which has also been the site for a number of documentaries and films. 

17. Jorhat Gymkhana Club

1 kms
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Built by D. Simons, Jorhat Gymkhana Club is a sports venue in Jorhat that majorly focuses on horseracing, lawn tennis grass courts, billiard, swimming pools, gentleman’s bar, cinema theatre and polo. This club dates back to the British era as it was built in 1876. It is the site for the Governor’s Cup event every year and has served as a venue for horse racing for over 140 years.  

18. Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam

1 kms
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam, named after the famous Ahom General, Lachit Borphukan is one of the most interesting attractions in Jorhat. This maidam has a memorial stone which was constructed in the memory of the 16th-century warrior of this city. It is often recommended to visit this attraction in order to pay tribute to this great soul and is definitely worth a visit. 

19. Nimati

1 kms
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Nimati Ghat, or just Nimati, is one of the most essential ports in Assam. It is the only entry point to the largest river island in the world, Majuli and it serves as a link for ferries that go to Auniata and Kamalabari. This Ghat is located near the Brahmaputra river and is significant not only for local villages here but also for upper Assam. 

20. Kakochang Waterfalls

1 kms
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in Jorhat

Located at an altitude of 116 meters, Kakochang Waterfalls are one of the most popular waterfalls in Assam. Also called Kakojan, it is situated in the unknown forests of Bokakhat. Remains of the historical Numaligarh can be found at this site. However, more than that, these waterfalls offer a remarkable view to visitors and serve as a great picnic spot. 

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