Pay A Visit to Assam
Assam with lush greenery and the mighty Brahmaputra River retain the aesthetic environment. It is a beautiful and distinct state with an incredible range of cultures and landscapes located in the northeast of India. It shares its borders in the North and East with the Kingdom of Bhutan and Arunachal v Pradesh. Along the south lies Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram. Meghalaya lies to her South-West, Bengal, and Bangladesh to her West.
Assam has many fascinating places to see and experience, including the Kaziranga National Park, home to the world famous and rare one horned rhinoceros, the remarkable Majuli island, ancient Ahom architectural marvels and numerous Golf courses backed by beautiful heritage/luxury resorts and colonial tea bungalows. Renowned for its tea, rich flora and fauna and other rare species of wildlife on the verge of extinction, there is perhaps no part of the world where such a variety of wildlife exists barring Africa.
Travel to Assam and you will find everything, from spectacular scenery and rare wildlife to vibrant cultures and soul stirring places of pilgrimage.
Places of Interest
Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra river, Guwahati is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Being the gateway to many other places in North East, a commercial hub, and a tourist place.
Asia's first oil refinery, which is the second in the world, is in Digboi. The oil town not only has a refinery, which is over 100 years old but also has a number of tea gardens. The place with misty blue hills offers various attractions including Digboi Oil Refinery, Ridge Point, and Digboi Centenary Museum.
A visit here would surely provide everyone with lifetime memories and therefore do add this scenic beauty on your list while visiting Assam. Jorhat is a perfect amalgamation of history, culture and natural beauty. This place has many attractions holding both national and international importance.
Located in Karbi Anglong district in Assam, Diphu has various tourist attractions. The 13-hectare lush greenery offers spectacular views, which soothes your mind. Botanical Garden, which is a 5 km distance from Diphu, houses a variety of species of trees and plants with Boating facilities.
One of the most beautiful cities in Assam, Tezpur is another major tourist place in Assam due to its scenic natural beauty. The river Brahmaputra flowing through the city further adds to the beauty of this place.
How to reach
AirwaysThe Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air to most of the metros in the country. There are regular flights to Guwahati running all year long on daily basis. All the major carriers of the country like Jet Airways, Kingfisher Red, SpiceJet, Go Air Business, JetLite and IndiGo airlines connect Guwahati to most of the major cities of India. Druk Air operates a weekly flight to Bangkok.
Most of the carriers also operate flights connecting the other towns of Assam like Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tezpur and Silchar to Guwahati and to the other major cities in India.
RailwaysA convenient Indian Railways network runs throughout the state connecting major Indian cities with Assam. There are train services connecting Assam to all corners of the country such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, and Trivandrum.
RoadwaysGuwahati, the largest city in Northeast India, is the hub of the road network to the north eastern region. A good network of National Highways and other roads connect Assam to all the prime cities of India.
Best Time to Visit
October to April is considered the best time to visit Assam as these months offer a mild and moderate climate with pleasant and sunny days and cool nights. Assam is never extremely cold or hot though during December and January night time temperatures may fall to single digit numbers.