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Flanked along the Brahmaputra Valley and Barak Valley is Assam also pronounced as Ahom one of the biggest states of North India. Located on the southern edged of Eastern Himalayas, Assam with its distinct culture, rich heritage and pictorial landscape has enthralled the minds of many travelers. Farmed by Blue Mountains of Arunachal Pradesh on the northern side, Assam is reckoned for being the seven sister states of India. Assam is famous for Assam Tea, Assam Silk and One horned Rhinoceros. This ecological thriving State has become a must visit destination for the travelers who want to learn about new culture and explore the unseen beauty of North India.
Sualkuchi located along the river bank of Brahmaputra is the Manchester of Assam. At a distance of 35km from Guwahati, Sualkuchi is famous for its handloom industry. Being the textile centre of Assam, visitors can find the best quality of Muga Silk, Pat Silk and Eric Silk in Sualkuchi. Each house in Sualkuchi is equipped with its own traditional bamboo loom which is used for producing shawls and saris. The rustic lifestyle and serene ambiance of Sualkuchi is an added attraction for visitors. Sualkuchi with its traditional beliefs and simple living style has wooed the heart of many travelers making it one of the must visit destination of Assam.
Dotted with numerous ancient temples is Hajo the pilgrimage hub of Assam. Located at a distance of 25km from Guwahati, Hajo attracts many Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim pilgrims. Hayagriva Madhava Temple, Kedareshwar Temple and Ganesha Temple are some of most sacred shrines of Hajo. The ancient stone temple shows an exemplary architecturing skill of the Assamese people. The tranquil ambiance and astounding temple which are associated with many legends attracts hordes of devotes and travelers towards Hajo. Hajo is must visit destination to find solace and learn about the religious aspect of Assam.
Founded in 1908, Kaziranga National Park is one of major tourist attractions of Assam. Kaziranga National Park is known for housing the largest population one horned Rhinoceros in the world. Sprawled with tall elephant grass, marshy land and vast expanse of tropical forest area, Kaziranga National Park has become a hub for nature lovers. It is located at a distance of 96km from Jorhat. Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park is one of the famous things to do in Assam. The marshy land of Kaziranga National Park offers an ideal ambiance for the hosting a vast collection of avifauna. During winter season visitors can witness migratory birds flocking amidst the verdant land of Kaziranga making it a birding paradise for avid bird watchers.
Flanked along the river banks of Brahmaputra is Tezpur the most pictorial city of Assam. It is located at a distance of 207km from Guwahati. Narrating the love story of the King’s Daughter Usha and Grandson of Lord Krishna Anirudha, Tezpur is often known as the City of Eternal Romance. Dotted with astounding archeological sites, dating back to 4th century and bestowed with abundance of nature Tezpur attracts many historian and nature lovers traveling to Assam. Tezpur has charmed visitors with its vista of spiraling tea garden and meandering river stream. It is one of the must visit destination of Assam for exploring the ruins from Gupta era and relishing the unsullied beauty of nature.
Named after a meandering river stream is a scenic gorge called Barak Valley. It is located in the southern region of Assam. Enclosed with lofty mountains and dotted with lush tea garden and meandering river stream, Barak Valley has become a favored sightseeing spot of Assam. Bhuban Temple, Siddheswari Temple and Badarpur Fort are some of the famous tourist attraction of Barak Valley. This serene valley is one of the places where visitors can taste the famous Lakhipur pineapple of Assam. Exploring the religious sites or simply admiring the impeccable beauty of nature, Barak Valley with its surreal beauty has captivated the hearts of many travelers.
Best time to visit Assam: Assam can be visited throughout the year. But November to March is considered the best time to visit Assam. During this season visitors can enjoy the cool weather of Assam.
How to reach Assam: Assam is well connected with other major cities of India like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi by the state bus network making it one of the easily accessible destinations. Visitors can boards on a fight towards Guwahati to reach Assam. Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the nearest airport which is only 25 km away from the city. Visitors can also reach Assam via railway route as there are direct railway services from Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore to the railway station in Guwahati.