Soothing beauty, offbeat tourist attractions, spiritual ambiance, the sacred river, humble people, and zealous culture, Assam boasts plenty of fascinating secrets.
Being one of the Northeast India’s iconic seven sisters, a holiday in Assam is about witnessing a mix of history, culture, and nature at the same time.
The state happens to be the land of many wildlife reserves, which are further home to the one-horned rhino, one of Assam’s tourism best-known mascots.
Why visit Assam?
To be a part of the euphoric festival celebration; check out one of the kind nature phenomena – river island at Majuli; visit the oldest temple in the history of India; go boat cruising on Brahmaputra river; purchase traditional silk garment and raft over Jia Bhorali River.
Best to visit:
October to March
Places to visit:
1. Kaziranga National Park
One of the most famous wildlife parks in India, this national park is home to the rare one-horned Rhinoceros. This is a world heritage site and also the most important tourist place in Assam. Other than the rhino, the swamp deer, elephant, flying squirrels, gibbon, leopards and many more animals attract many tourists here. Housing a very dense population of the Bengal tigers, it is also a tiger reserve.
Note : It will be a great experience if you could stay here a night and experience the park as a whole. You can take up different tours like the Jungle safari, the Elephant safari and also the Jeep safari.
Open: 24 Hours
Tickets: 20 INR for Indians and 250 INR for foreign nationals.
2. Kamakhya Temple
This is the Kamakhya Temple. Being one of the most famous temples for the goddess Shakthi, it is also one of the oldest in Guwahati. A truly amazing fact is that the river Brahmaputra runs red in June. This is said to be the menstruating blood of Goddess Shakthi. With one of the most amazing scenic views of the temple, this is always topping the list of tourist places in Assam.
Timing: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
3. Majuli Island
Boasting as the largest river island, Majuli Island has many heartwarming landscapes. It spreads up to a distance of 452 sq. km, while parts of the island that gets submerged during the monsoon seasons. The bigger islands like Auniati, Garamur and Kamalabari are always on the surface. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit while you are in Assam. With some of the most picturesque places where you will surely be spellbound, this is surely one of the best tourist places in Assam.
4. Kakochang waterfalls
This magnificent wonder of nature in Assam is surely a place to visit for all the nature lovers out there. Flowing down from the rubber and the tea plantations are the Kakochang waterfalls. This is an all-round place and there are tourists anytime you visit the falls. Spotted pretty closeby to the Kaziranga National Park, this is a place that is never to be missed out while you are in Assam. The time you visit here you will surely know how spectacular this place looks, this is one of the best tourist places in Assam. Visit this place for its mesmerizing beauty and its enthralling experience.
5. Assam state museum
Built around the year 1940, this museum is also one of the oldest in Northeast India. For the ones interested in the rich culture and history of Assam, this is a must-visit attraction. This museum holds some of the most prehistoric sculptures, ivory painting, metalworks and also costumes. This museum is a wonderful visit as it holds different categories of the above-mentioned exhibits which makes it much more interesting. So this is a must-visit tourist place in Assam.
Timing: (Closed on 2nd and 4th Saturday) 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tickets: 5 INR for entry
18°C to 31°C
April – June
23°C to 31°C
July – September
13°C to 21°C
October – February