Top 5 Attractive Places to visit In Assam

Assam has enjoyed a reputation for unspoiled natural beauty, substantial biodiversity, tea plantations, and friendly people.

Supporting the state’s abundant wildlife and lush vegetation are the monsoons.  High temperatures cause the rivers to swell with melted snow from Himalayas. Winter begins in late November and continues till February. Cool, gentle breezes blow in January and February keeping the days clear and sunny. Winter mornings in most of Assam are marked by a dense fog. Assam is home for various crafts as well. Though the picturesque state has so much to offer, ensure that you do not miss the top 5 places to visit in Assam.

1. Guwahati

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: Wildlife, Temples, Culture.
  • Major Attractions: Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple.
  • Nearby Place: Tezpur.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 2 days.One of the key urban centres of Assam and the biggest city in North-East India, this serves as the major gateway to the whole region. The major tourist spots of Guwahati are Kamakhya Temple, River Cruise on the river Brahmaputra, Shankardev Kalakshetra, Umananda Temple, Assam State Zoo, Shilpagram etc.
  • Places to visit:
    Kaziranga National Park Manas National Park Umananda Temple
    Kamakhya Temple Assam Rajyik State Museum Guwahati Planetarium
    Navagraha Temple Nehru Park Brahmaputra River Cruise

2. Jorhat

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: History, Nature, Heritage, Culture, Vaishnavite.
  • Major Attraction: Majuli and Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar.
  • Nearby Places: Tezpur, Dibrugarh.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 2-3 days.

Jorhat  is an administrative district of Assam situated in the central part of the Brahmaputra Valley. The district is bounded by Lakhimpur district on north, Nagaland state on the south, Sivasagar on the east and Golaghat on the west. On the north of the district, the river Brahmaputra forms the largest riverine island of the world.  A visit here would surely provide everyone with lifetime memories and therefore do add this scenic beauty on your list, while visiting Assam.

Places to Visit:

Majuli Island Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary Kakochang Waterfalls
Gymkhana Club Tocklai Tea Research Centre Sukapha Samannay Kshetra
Bangalpukhari Cinnamora Tea Estate Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam
Thengal Bhavan

3. Tezpur

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: Nature, Brahmaputra, Culture
  • Major Attractions: Agnigarh, Kolia Bhomora Setu.
  • Nearby Places: Guwahati, Jorhat, Diphu.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

One of the most beautiful cities in Assam, Tezpur is another major tourist place in Assam.  Tezpur is a fast growing City on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest of the north bank towns with a population exceeding 100,000. It is 175 kilometres (109 mi) northeast of Guwahati, considered to be the “Cultural Capital of Assam”. Tezpur is also known as the Most Clean City of Assam because of its clean and green view. Tezpur attracts every visitor who comes here with its beautiful parks, hillocks, sceneries and well established hotels.

Places to visit:

Nameri National Park Agnigarh Bamuni Hills
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary Chitralekha Udyan Da-Parbatia
District Museum Ouguri Hill Padum Pukhuri
Kalia Bhomora Setu Nag-Sankar Temple Ketakeshwar Dewal

4. Digboi

Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Refinery, Oil Rig.
  • Major Attractions: Digboi Oil Refinery.
  • Nearby Places: Dibrugarh.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day

Asia’s first oil refinery, which is the second in world, is in Digboi.  The place with misty blue hills offers various attractions including Digboi Oil Refinery, Ridge Point and Digboi Centenary Museum. From Ridge Point, you could have a stunning view of snow-clad mountains of eastern Himalayas. Digboi Centenary Museum gives you an insight into the history of the town.

Places to visit:

Nameri National Park Agnigarh Bamuni Hills
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary Chitralekha Udyan Da-Parbatia
District Museum Ouguri Hill Padum Pukhuri
Kalia Bhomora Setu Nag-Sankar Temple Ketakeshwar Dewal

5. Diphu

  • Famous for: Culture, Nature, Hills, Lakes.
  • Major Attractions: Arboretum and Umwang.
  • Nearby Place: Tezpur, Dimapur.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.
Diphu is situated in Karbi Anglong district in Assam. The town has various tourist attractions. If you love nature, you would love Arboretum, which is located near Diphu. 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. Boating facilities are available here. If you are keen to learn about the cultural past of the town, you need to visit District Museum. The museum was founded in 1886 and it displays artifacts that have archaeological importance and represent the culture of the land. You could find hunting tools used by the tribes here.

Places to visit:

Botanical Garden District Museum Arboretum
Taralangso Cultural Centre Umwang
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