Famous for its lush green landscapes, the North East is booming with exotic wildlife, historical sites, and stunning rivers that make it a lush paradise. But how many of us are aware of the scenic beauty of the Northeastern states, particularly Assam? The colorful state is almost like a precious gem hidden in plain sight that brings you close to nature. While offering ample touristy experiences and a boatload of cultural heritage, Assam is still waiting to be explored.
So, if you are thinking of taking a trip to a new place this year, then book a flight to Assam that will undoubtedly offer the most surreal Northeastern holiday.
Explore the River Island Majuli
Surrounded by the Brahmaputra river and known for its vibrant heritage and culture, Majuli is most certainly the world’s largest river island and one of the most scenic places in Assam. While it’s witnessing soil erosion lately, the beauty of the place is worth capturing. The satras established here preserve antiques like weapons, utensils, jewelry, and other items of cultural significance.
Admire the Tea Gardens of Dibrugarh
Northeastern landscapes and tea plantations are famous nationwide. Almost every district has a light or dense plantation, Jorhat has the best one. If you plan a visit between November and January, you can attend the tea festival during this season. Some of the best tea gardens are Mangalam Tea Estate, Manjushree Tea Garden, and Meleng Tea Estate.
Kaziranga National Park
Home to the great Indian one-horned Rhinos, the Kaziranga National Park is a popular tourist attraction that also houses many other exotic species. The sprawling space and vast terrains are covered by lush jade forests and other exotic plants. Along with the rhinos, you can explore tigers, swamp deer, leopards, hoolock gibbons, and other animals. The best time to visit is during November and April as the weather conditions make it pleasant for you to explore around.
Bihu And Tea Festival
Explore the vibrant Bihu and tea festivals that give you a sneak peek into the Assamese culture. With many diverse seasons, the state festivities comprise of traditional folk dances, brilliant attires, and great music.
Scrumptious Culinary Feasts
North-East is the treasure trove of savory delicacies and novel cuisines. When visiting the Assam state, make it a point to explore the local dishes and flavors, especially for non-vegetarians. From hot, spicy, and boiled, the categories of meat and poultry dishes are amazing. Make sure to try the Machor Tenga and Duck Roast when visiting Assam.
Cruising over River Brahmaputra
Cruising the Brahmaputra river and gazing at the glorious sunset is one of the most amazing things to do. This unmissable experience offers stunning views of the golden skies, filling you with thrill and excitement when you are witnessing the serenity of the river.
Immensely famous for its thriving handloom industry, Assam is a place where artisans weave magic with the looms and threads! Witness the best of the weaving techniques at Sualkuchi which is known for producing the best quality silks in the state.
Visit Khamakhya Temple
Assam has many temples and spiritual abodes to boast of. However, the Kamakhya Devi Temple stands out for being one of the most sacred Shaktipeethas across India. Make sure you visit it to glimpse Assam’s cultural side.
Asia’s Oldest Refinery at Digboi
The city of Digboi in Assam is famous as “the oil city” due to the existence of one of the oldest refineries in Asia. Located in the Tinsukia district of Assam, the place is also famous for its natural beauty that is reminiscent of the British Colonial era.
Explore the Ahom Kingdom, Sivasagar
Located 360 km Northeast of Guwahati, the Rang Ghar and Karen Ghar is a part of famous historical marvels that are a big tourist draw for Assam. Filled with fascinating folklores of Ahom Kingdom, the place gives you ample scope to explore and discover. So, what do you think? The above list may not be exhaustive as Assam is filled with many more wondrous attractions but it sure gives you a glimpse of what exciting places you can visit once you land in this fantastic part of India. Let us know your thoughts and check out our India packages with HI Tours.