Assam is the gateway to the North-East states of India, Known for Ahom people, Assam tea, Assam silk,Brahmaputra River,World heritage sites and largest population of one-horned Indian rhinoceros along with wild water buffalo and rare pygmy hog.
Awesome Assam is the tag line for Tourism in Assam, City of Guwahati serves as the gateway to the rest of the Sister States and also best place to start wildlife reserves tour like the Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
Guwahati is the biggest city in North-East India and also one of the fastest growing cities in India, situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra river. Dispur is the capital of Assam but Guwahati has all the major tourist attractions, places and destinations such as Kamakhya Temple, statue of Ahom general, Chandubi Lake, Saraighat Bridge, Shankardev Kalakshetra, and River Cruise on Brahmaputra river.
Guwahati is well connected by train, flights and by road to all major cities of India and also there are regular helicopter service to Shillong and Tura.
List of tourist attractions in Guwahati includes Deepor Beel wetland, Rani Garbhanga Reserve Forest and Hayagriva Madhava Temple Hajo, for more information please follow the link.
Majuli is world’s largest river island in the Brahmaputra river of Assam, formed by Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The island is only accessible by ferries from the city of Jorhat and a bird lover’s paradise.
Kaziranga National Park of Assam is well famous for its Big 5 wild animals, collectively known as Big Five of Kaziranga. The park has breeding populations of swamp deer, Asiatic water buffalo, Indian elephants, Indian gaur and sambar deer along with largest population of the Greater One Horned Rhinoceros in India and highest density of tigers in the world.
Sivasagar city of Assam is famous for the Rongali Bihu festival, Sivasagar Shivadol temple and home to many historical monuments of the Ahom era such as the Talatal Ghar and Rang Ghar. Talatal Ghar is the largest of all Tai Ahom monuments, located in Rangpur and Rang Ghar is another famous monument of Assam.
Charaideo is another most popular place to visit in Upper Assam, located about 30 km from Sibsagar town and was the capital of the Ahom kingdom.
Haflong is the only hill station in Assam and only accessible by road and rail from Guwahati or Silchar. The hilly town of Haflong is surrounded by beautiful lake, bounty waterfalls, lush green hills and Fiangpui Garden.
Deepor Beel is located in the vicinity of Guwahati city and is the largest beels in the Brahmaputra valley, A freshwater lake and natural habitat to many varieties of birds including Spot-billed pelican and giant water lily in India.
Akashiganga Waterfalls is the largest waterfalls of Assam, located in the Naogaon district and there is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kakochang waterfall near Bokakhat is also popular tourist attraction near Kaziranga.
River Manas is a major tributary of mighty Brahmaputra with two major biomes and home to Hoolock gibbon, Capped langur, Golden langur and one of the best place to spot clouded leopard in North East India.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of the best and must visit place in Assam, bounded by the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers and home to one of the largest salix swamp forest in India and haven for many endangered wild species such as rare feral horse, chinese pangolin and white winged wood duck.
Assam tea gardens and estates are found around the lowlands of Assam in the valley of the Brahmaputra river.
Best tea estates in Assam are Monabarie Tea Estate in Sonitpur which is also the largest tea estate in Assam, Nonoi Tea Estate, Halmari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh and Corramore Tea Estate in Darrang.
Dhola Sadiya Bridge or Bhupen Hazarika Setu is currently the the longest bridge in India with 9.15 kilometres in length, across the Lohit river connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Bogibeel Bridge and New Saraighat Bridge are also major tourist attractions of the state, Bogibeel Bridge across the Brahmaputra river is currently the longest rail cum road bridge in India.
Brahmaputra river cruise is the youngest tourist attraction in Assam, gives you the feeling of Indian Amazon river with full of diversity and Kaziranga as the Serengeti of India.
Must visit tourist places and attractions in Assam also include Garmur Satra in Majuli,Sualkuchi Manchester of Assam, Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar in Jorhat,Mahabhairav Temple in Tezpur, Sualkuchi boat race,Duliajan oil town and Digboi oil town, Chitralekha Udyan and Nameri National Park in Sonitpur.