Assam is not only about lush green tea gardens, but it more than it. There is a lot to explore including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, hot water springs, lakes, rivers, bird sanctuaries etc., in Assam. It is essential to mention Assam holds a total number of five national parks and eleven wildlife which add value to it. Here we are going to cite more about Assam. Let’s check it out.
10 PLACES WHICH YOU MUST NOT SKIP
- Dibru Saikhowa National Park:- It is located in Tinsukia in Assam. It is one of the largest parks in Assam. To explore magnificent natural beauty and incredible wildlife, stepping into Dibru Saikhowa National Park is excellent.
- Orang National Park: – it is located on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra and covers the wide area. Here, you can see the one horned rhinoceros, leopard, elephant etc. Be it local birds or migratory birds, both can be seen here.
- Haflong Lake :- It is located at the Haflong Hill Town also known as a Switzerland of the east. It is blessed with large and beautiful lakes, blue hills, waterfalls, pineapple trees, and orange tress and so on.
- Kaziranga National Park :- it is a world heritage site declared by UNESO. It has always been popular among the tourists. It covers a wide area approx. 430 sq. kms. There is a number of wild species like elephant, Indian bison, sambar, deer, astiger and so on. If you are looking for bird-watching, then you must come here in winter season to see the migratory birds. To explore the whole park, you may go in a jeep or can go along with elephant ride.
- Agnigarh Hill: – it is located in Tezpur in Assam. It is marvellous and good to get spellbound. It is surrounded with green plants and flowers which lift up its beauty.
- Kamakhya Temple :- The beautiful and prominent temple is situated on Nilachal Hill. It is 800 feet above see level. Without visiting Kamakhya Temple, visiting Assam would not be considered accomplished. There is a great view of hills and rivers to catch. To get blessed with the deity Kamakhya, you must make a visit to Kamakhya Temple. This temple is also popular because of Kamakhya Sindoor which is very helpful to remove a many problems.
- Digboi:- It is first oil refinery in Asia and it is around 100 years old. Here, you can explore Ridge Point and Digboi Centenary Museum.
- Haflong :- It is one and only hill station of Assam which is widely popular among the tourist. Here, there is mind-blowing Blue Mountains, pure green rivers and peaceful environment is all set to make you calm and cool. You can go for trekking and paragliding to add more fun to your trip.
- Guwahati :- Needless to describe more about Guwahati as the name is popular on a large scale. There is a number of temples to pamper your spiritual inclination. To explore the incredible culture belongs to Assam, Guwahati is perfect to step into. The beautiful ponds and palm trees will realise you nothing is beautiful rather than nature.
- Hajo :- This pilgrimage hols incredible beauty and significance. It is popular among Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Because of serving three religions in one go, it is regarded as a prominent ancient pilgrimage.
NEVER FORGET THESE 4 THINGS TO DO IN ASSAM
- Fancy Bazaar: – The name is quite attractive of the one of the favourite and most liked shopping place of Assam. This incredible market is flooded with adorable Assamese crafts. If you wish to experience Adventures Street shopping then Fancy Bazzar is only for you.
- Sualkuchi: – It is also popular as Manchester of Assam. And you must not miss to make a stroll here. It is the place which is known for producing finest silk to the whole country. And it is used on a large scale in manufacturing of Assamese Attires.
- Tea Garden in Dibrugarh : – The beautiful tea garden is all set to welcome you in an excellent manner. The finest blend of tea leaves is served from the Assam Tea Garden.
- River Rafting: – In this connection, Nameri National Park can be the next destination.
THE PROMINENT 5 FAIR AND FESTIVALS OF ASSAM
In this section, some of the prominent fair and festivals are being cited. You may take part in these festival sot make your journey to Assam memorable throughout the life.
- Bihu Festival: Bihu is the most important festival of Assam. It is celebrated with joy and abundance by all Assamese people irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith and belief. Bihu can be broadly divided into three categories: Bohag Bihu which augurs the wish for a good harvest because this is the time when farmers start sowing, Kaati Bihu which is observed to mark the cutting and binding of grains and Magh Bihu which marks the season of harvesting of grains.
- Elephant Festival: It is organised every year at Kaziranga Nation Park. To get entertained, you must take part in this festival.
- Tea Festival: To get closed to the nature, Tea Festival is very-very important. The tea festival revolves around the tea, merriment and music.
- Majuli Festival: – it is very popular and during the festival days a number of special events and programmes are organised. It is perfect to enjoy with family and friends.
- Brahmaputra Beach Festival: For the adventurous and fun lover people, nothing can be greater than Brahmaputra Beach festival as numerous exciting events are organised on the sandy beach of Brahmaputra.
- Baishagu : In between April, Baishagu is celebrated by the Bodo Kacharis. Among the Bodo Tribe it is very-very popular and celebrated as the welcome of the New Year.
Apart from the above mentioned, there is a wide array of events, fairs and festivals celebrated in Assam throughout the year like Ambubashi Mela, Rangol Utsav, Bohaggiyo Bishu, Jonbeel Mela, Ali-Ai Ligang, Rongker and Chomangkan and so on. The list is very long.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ASSAM
To explore Assam, the weather remains cool during November to May. On the other hand, orchids get blooms in between the month of March to May. During this time, visitors can enjoy the festival Bihu which is a harvest festival and quite popular. The tourists should avoid step into Assam in between the month of June to September because of rains. Heavy downpour cannot not only spoil your journey but it brings flood in Brahmaputra River.
HOW TO REACH ASSAM
- BY AIR :- The nearest airport is Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport situated in Guwahati. And it is well connected to other major cities of the country. There many companies providing regular service like Indigo Airlines, Spice Jet, Jetlite Airlines etc.
- By Rail :- It is well connected to others metro cities like Bangalore, Trivandrum, Mumbai etc., by train.
- By Train:- Assam can be get accessed by road. It is well connected to National Highways and roads.