Being among the seven sisters and is known as “ the land of red rivers and blue hills “, it is one of the most unexplored places in India. Settled its place in north-east Assam always makes headlines either among the books filled with wildlife wonders or lenses which die to capture scenic beauty.
Rich in flora, fauna, architecture, and a place to some of the rarest habitat for humans as well. Mostly famous for its tea gardens, Assam is not simply limited to the largest tea manufacturers in India. Here are some of the reasons why Assam can make it up to the best honeymoon destinations, a flourished destination for travelers, and a must-visit place for art lovers.
BEAUTY IN GUWAHATI
The largest city in Assam can keep you spellbound in beauty. Located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam in area. And does not only give a treat to the people who are looking for serenity and tranquility on their vacation but Guwahati makes for a complete package to all the history lovers and adventurers who love to spend some time with the wild.
Some of the most recommended places to visit during your stay in Guwahati are as follows:
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK:
All your dreams of wildlife photography and spending some time in nature can be fulfilled in this beautiful park. It is most famous for being home to one-horned Rhinoceros. Being very rich in both flora and fauna, Kaziranga National Park can give you a visual treat to have an acquaintance with some of the most exquisite creatures on the planet such as Swamp deer, Elephants, Flying Squirrels, Leopards, Gibbons, Bengal Foxes, etc. You must be ready to have a ride on the giant Elephants who would give you a safari around the park. With your SLR and binoculars, you can complete all your dreams to capture the wild in their natural habitat.
The best time to visit is from November to April when you can explore it the maximum.
As Guwahati welcomes nature lovers of his natural habitat so does it welcomes the history lovers as well. If you are the one who easily gives their heart to the old stone carvings, the beautiful floorings, the meditational high vibration surroundings, and the temple walls which speak of themselves, then Kamakhya Temple is just for you. Known to be one of the 51 shakti -peeths in India, it is called to be a home for Lord Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Being an architectural marvel in itself, this temple is said to protect its devotees from the evil eye.
The best time to visit this temple is from October to April.
Though Guwahati is one of the most visited places in Assam there is more to Assam than this which can quench the thirst of any wanderlust.
If you are in Guwahati and you are a pure star gazer, believe in the aliens and somewhat want to leave the planet and keep floating in space. Guwahati Planetarium is just the right place for you. It is not just a science visit but a whole treat to the people who want to let themselves dive into the ocean of the unknown and undiscovered universe.
A NATURAL EXCAVATION:
Did you know you need not to visit any wildlife sanctuaries abroad for a natural vision if Assam is on your travel list? Here are some of the best natural sanctuaries that you can check while you are here.
NAMERI NATIONAL PARK
If you are a true believer in a complete Jungle Safari, Royal Bengal Tiger must be on your watch list. And your wish can be granted by Nameri National Park which is also famous for leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. along with some of the rarest birds in India. Nameri allows you to indulge in Water Rafting, Fishing, Swimming, etc.
ORANG NATIONAL PARK
Orang National Park or Rajiv Gandhi National Park is not only beautiful but is the only place in Assam where you will find the perfect blend of impeccable creatures both on earth and in the sky. From Tigers, Otters, Hog Deer to birds like Woodpecker, Kingfishers, Pintails, etc. live in the complete habitat which this park offers
POBITORA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
When was the last time you have been passed over by a Giant Indian Squirrel, I am pretty sure not so soon. The squirrels which came to your mind were domestic but the fauna that you are going to visit in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the best of the two states as it is located on the borders of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It becomes a must-visit because nature here has no boundaries.
ASSAM STATE ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDEN
One of the most fascinating places to visit in Assam. This spot is flourishing with flora and fauna and is home to various kinds of cheetahs, chimpanzees, and white rhino which is rare to see. Apart from that, this botanical garden is a reserve for over 900 species of birds, animals, and reptiles.
THE WONDERS OF NATURE:
HAFLONG LAKE AND HAFLONG HILL
Your Assam trip might remain incomplete if you do not visit Haflong Lake and Haflong Mountain. It is a complete city surrounded by the lake and the mountain. It has the power to give you a few of the exquisite shots in your camera with its scenic beauty. All the adventure activities that you can perform here include paragliding, trekking, water-sports, boating, fishing, etc.
At a 100 km distance from Halflong, Panimoor falls with its gigantic roar and immeasurable water speed can give you the most beautiful cinematic experience while you are busy capturing its beauty in your lens.
Spread over the land of 452 sq km, it is a home for the rarest birds in India and is located near the largest city Guwahati. This place might astonish you with its fact that as it is a smaller island compared to other river islands in Assam, it gets completely submerged underwater during monsoon season.
A pure tourist attraction point, these waterfalls give an announcement of its presence by the roars of its falling water. Located near the city of Jorhat, Kakochang is the site to behold during post-monsoon seasons.
AN ARCHITECTURAL HEAVEN
If you are planning to collect any memoirs from Assam apart from all the beautiful pictures that you take in the camera, wait until you reach Hajo temple which is set to mesmerize you with its age and architectural wonder. It is mostly known for a mix of 3 major Indian religions that are Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists. Located on the riverbank of Brahmaputra, at a distance from Guwahati, Hajo binds your legs with Hayagriva Madhava Mandir and Hajo Powa Mecca.
Dibrugarh becomes a must-visit for any traveler in Assam because it is well connected to one of the most known and visited cities in Assam. The other reason that it has become famous among the tourists in recent times is because of its architectural wonder and as it is also known as the tea city of India.
This place becomes a must-visit for the people who prefer detoxification through nature and its beauty. Being the last capital of Kamatapur KIngdom, Bongaigaon will certainly bind your feet and won’t let you go without spending hours in its lap.
It is famous for its scenic beauty. A place that offers you pure tranquility with a mix of fresh natural breeze and a pure game of hiding and seeks between sun rays and clouds. It is a treat for the people who consider themselves sky gazers and can become an honest spectator of the Hailakandi beauty.
Famous for its mythological importance, Darang has a special mention in Mahabharata and is known as one of the best Religious and Mythological Spots in Assam.
ALL THE TEA BUDS
TOCKLAI TEA RESEARCH CENTRE
Though Assam is famous for its scenic beauty and architectural marvels, its industrial importance comes from the drink of the Nation which is Tea. Have you ever wondered the kind of tasting, processing, farming, packing, etc. (clearly not in the same order) that it takes to reach your home. Not, but once you will know all about it in The Tocklai Tea Research Centre, you won’t resist yourself of being in amazement of the wonders that it does and the freshness that it brings.It is one of the most visited places in Assam and is known for its prominent tea gardens surroundings and architectural beauty of Shiva, Vishnu, Durga Maa Temples. It was the home and the Kingdom of ancient Ahom Kings. Why would you leave visiting such a magnificent place?The beauty of Assam cannot be bound in words. It can simply be felt while you are there in the lap of nature on the land of Assam.