Tourist places in Assam

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Here are the top 33 places to visit in Assam in 2020:

1. Kaziranga National Park

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Home to the largest population of the one-horned rhino on earth, Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s national treasures in terms of flora and fauna. Located in the state of Assam in North-Eastern India, its total area is shared by the districts of Nagaon, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong placing it ...

Best Time: October to June

2. Majuli

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Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, a pristine and pollution-free freshwater island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city and located 347 Kms from Guwahati. With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world's largest river island and it attracts tourists from al...

Best Time: July to March

3. Guwahati

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Famously regarded as the gateway to North-East India, Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam. It is also the largest metropolis in the entire North-Eastern region of India, making it the most preferred staging point to other destinations in the region. Sandwiched by the river Brahmaputra...

Best Time: October to Apr

4. Manas National Park

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Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. The only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the rare golden langur and the red panda, Manas is one of the best-kept national parks in India.

Best Time: October to Apr

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5. Dibrugarh

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Dibrugarh is the largest city of Assam located 439 km from Guwahati. A major city in the northeastern region of India in line with cities like Guwahati and Bhubaneswar, Dibrugarh is the emerging communication and industrial hub of North East India. Dibrugarh has an airport that is well-connected wit...

Best Time: October to March

6. Dibru Saikhowa National Park

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Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of those places which boast of a rich collection of flora and fauna, many of them endangered. It is one of the few remaining protected sites in the Endemic Bird Area of the Assamese Plains.

Best Time: November to Apr

7. Barpeta

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One of the major towns in Western Assam, located around 98 kilometres northwest of Guwahati, Barpeta is the administrative headquarter of Barpeta district which is known as the 'Land of Satras'. The town is referred in the local tongue as 'Satra Nagari' or 'the town of temples' due it bein...

Best Time: October to March

8. Hajo

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At a distance of about 24 km from the city of Guwahati, Hajo adores the banks of Brahmaputra. An ancient pilgrim centre, Hajo finds its uniqueness in being an attraction for three religions - Hindu, Muslims and Buddhists. Shrines dedicated to Durga, Shiva, Vishnu, Buddha and major Muslim saints are ...

Best Time: July to March

9. Mayong Assam

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Mayong, also known as 'the land of black magic', is a cluster of villages situated at a distance of 40 km from Guwahati. The village lies on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in the district of Morigaon in Assam. Mayong is a famous tourist spot and the famous stories of black magic and the magician...

10. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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Home to the densest population of One-horned Rhinos in the world, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Assam, approximately 30 km away from Guwahati in the Morigaon District. The wildlife sanctuary also sees an astounding diversity of bird species. No wonder then that it is also called 'Bha...

11. Umananda Island

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The smallest river island in the world, Umananda Island is a place with legends aplenty, a place where man and the wilderness co-habit in peace and serenity. Umananda Island lies at the heart of the Mighty Brahmaputra River which flows through the middle of the city of Guwahati. An island with many ...

12. Sivasagar

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Dating back to the Ahom dynasty, this cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples.

Best Time: October to March

13. Jorhat

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Famous for its culture, mosques, tombs, gardens and most importantly - its tea plantations, Jorhat is a culturally and commercially important city in the state of Assam. The headquarters of Jorhat district, this city is also known as the tea capital of India. It is located at a distance of about 305...

Best Time: October to March

14. Nameri National Park

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Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. and also for being a bird watchers paradise.

Best Time: November to Apr

15. Silchar

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Situated on the Surma (Barak) River, and known for its scenic beauty and natural splendour, Silchar is surrounded by Manipur on the east, Bangladesh on the west, Mizoram on the south and the Barail hills on the north. Located south of Guwahati at a distance of 313 Kms, this town is considered as the...

Best Time: October to June

16. Goalpara

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Goalpara is a town located 140 kms West from Guwahati which is about a 3-hour drive away. It is the headquarters of the district of the same name. The word 'Gwaltippika', roughly translating to Guwali Village or the Village of the Milk Men is the origin of the name 'Goalpara'. The surrounding region...

Best Time: October to May

17. Tinsukia

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Tinsukia is quite popular with the tourists as it serves as the gateway to nearby beautiful villages and wildlife sanctuaries.

Best Time: October to Apr

18. Dispur

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Dispur is the beautiful capital of Assam packed with panoramic views, unique traditions and rich tribal culture. Declared as Assam's capital in 1973, the city houses some of the important buildings of the state like Assam Secretariat, State Emergency Operations Center and State Assemble House.

Best Time: November to March

19. Sualkuchi

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Sualkuchi is a small sleepy village that displays the culture and traditions of Assam in its best form. The weaving village is however, best known for its skills and craftsmanship for producing one of the best kinds of silk in the state and thus earning its self a nickname of 'Manchester of East'.

Best Time: November to March

20. Orang National Park

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Located in the beautiful state of Assam, Orang National park is the oldest game reserve in the state, situated on banks of river Brahmaputra. Located at a distance of 110 Kms north of Guwahati, this national park is shared by the districts of Darrang and Sonitpur. It is officially known as Rajiv Gan...

Best Time: November to Apr

21. Lilabari

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Lilabari is a small town located in North Lakhimpur in Assam. The town, located 376 kms from Guwahati, is famous for its waterfront, as it is situated on the left bank of Brahmaputra river and beautified with the breathtaking Dirang valley and Sela pass. Lilabari also has an airport which serves Aru...

Best Time: October to March

22. Karimganj

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Away from the blaring noises of cities, Karimganj, located at a distance of 313 Kms from Guwahati, is a small sleepy town of Assam steeped in the beauty of nature. Karimganj is the biggest city and administrative headquarter in the district. Situated in the southernmost part of the state, the region...

Best Time: October to February

23. Diphu

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Diphu, the headquarters for the district of Karbi-Anglong in southern Assam, is located at a distance of about 250 Km from Guwahati. It is a small picturesque town which is a weekend popular picnic spot for people from nearby regions. Other than being a pleasant and quiet getaway, Diphu ha...

Best Time: August to December, February to May

24. Bongaigaon

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An important city of Assam, Bongaigaon was the last capital of the Kamatapur Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Centrally located within the state at around 180 Kms northwest of Guwahati, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture. The scenic b...

Best Time: October to May

25. Hailakandi

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Hailakandi, located 312 kms south of Guwahati is a beautiful destination nestled in the heart of Barak Valley of Assam. The town is the administrative headquarters of the district of Hailakandi. It is a town with several legends attached to it and serves as a melting pot of various cultures and trad...

Best Time: October to March

26. Dhemaji

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The serene location, paddy fields, the temples and the culture makes Dhemaji an experience in itself. The town's name Dhemaji' is believed to be derived from a combination two Assamese words ""dhal"" meaning flood and ""Dhemaji"" meaning ""play"".

Best Time: October to March

27. Nalbari

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Located at the base of the eastern Himalayas in Assam, Nalbari is a perfect getaway to explore the wilderness of nature with its vast Paddy fields and dense forests. With Indo-Bhutan border marking the north boundary of the district while Brahmaputra River lying on its south, Nalbari is a place...

Best Time: October to February

28. Darang

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One can experience the best of everything in Darang from spellbinding nature to a rich past and unique culture and heritage. Tthe place finds its roots dating back to 16th century with a mention in the Mahabharata. One can witness relics of the past displayed all over the place.

Best Time: November to March

29. Morigaon

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The town of Morigaon, located 80 Kms east of Guwahati, is the administrative headquarters of the Morigaon district. Enriched with a strong regional history, fascinating legends and unique traditions and culture, the town and the surrounding regions are home to many religious and cultural sites. ...

Best Time: November to February

30. Nagaon

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Nagaon holds the distinction of being Assam's most populous district and one of the largest district in the area. It is also famously known to be the 'Rice bowl of Assam' and is rich in paddy. This district happens to be rich in wildlife too, as a part of this area is covered by the world famous Kaz...

31. Sadiya

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Situated in the Himalayan foothills, Sadiya is one of the sub-divisional headquarters of Tinsukia. It sits at the confluence of three three major rivers, Dihing (Tsangpo in Tibet), Dibang and Lohit that create the mighty Brahmaputra. It has an elevation of about 400 feet and stands on a grassy plain...

32. Digboi

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Famous as the Oil City of Assam, this town houses the oldest refinery of India. Crude oil was discovered here in the late 19th century. It is a primary source for raising the economic status of Tinsukia district. However, the city is more than just oil. It is also known for its golf courses which ar...

33. Bogamati

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Newly discovered Bogamati is a picturesque spot perfect for picnics that lies at the mouth of river ‘Barnadi’ on the foothills on Indo-Bhutan border, in the Baksa district, Assam. Inaugurated by Emanuel Muchahary, MLA of Tumulpur, about six years ago, the unexplored, panoramic view of the mountains ...

FAQs on Assam

What is not so good about Assam?

Relatively less developed tourist facilities as compared to rest of India. All cities are not easily accessible. Heavy rainfall may hinder travel during the monsoon season.

How much does a package cost for Assam?

The packages for Assam start at INR 5000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Assam?

The top places to visit in Assam are the Kaziranga national park, Majuli, Guwahati, Hajo, Sibsagar, Silchar, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Manas National Park among many others. You can see all the places to visit in Assam here

Who should visit Assam?

Assam is both serves as perfect family getaway destination while also being great for a trip with friends. The tour of the cities, towns and surrounding regions reveals the abundant scenic beauty that this state holds in store. It is also an abode of wildlife enthusiasts due to its unique ecology.

What is the best time to visit Assam?

October to March are the best months to visit Assam. While Assam sweats in the scorching heat during Summers, the state experiences high rainfall and humidity during Monsoon. During October to March, when the weather is pleasant with pleasant sunny days and cool nights, the rainfall is minimal, and the paddy fields look resplendent, is the best time to visit Assam.

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What is the local food in Assam?

The confluence of a variety of cultural influences in Assam has led to a myriad diversity in Assamese cuisine. Local dishes mainly consist of rice and fish, and riverine food forms a major part of Assam’s local cuisine. Fish is prepared in different textures and flavours and range from sour-curry fish Masor Tenga to smoked and fried fish and fishlings that are seasoned with vegetables. Spices used here are subtle like cumin, coriander, mustard, ginger, garlic, fenugreek, panch foran and cardamom. Preparations of exotic fruits and vegetables, as well as fish, duck and squab, are also favourite. Khar, Tenga, Pura, Poitbhat, Pitika, Paan are what Assamese Cuisine is known for and identified with. Another item without which the very definition of Assam is incomplete is Tea. One can indulge in the most excellent varieties of tea in the state and taste the robust flavours and fragrance of the tea produced here.

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