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15 Best Places to visit in Assam

1. Kaziranga National Park

This national park holds a very special place in the geographical value of India as it is declared as a ‘world heritage site’ by elite environmentalists. The major factor for its accomplishment as something so prestigious is because it holds the record of accommodating the world’s two-third population of one-horned rhinoceros. Besides this, it also consists of several other wildlife animals.

Timing :- Open 24 hours.

Jeep Safari timings :- Morning session: 7:30 hours to 11:00 hours. Evening session- 14:00 hours to 16:30 hours.

Elephant Safari timings :- 5:00 hours to 16:00 hours

Entry Fee :- INR 20 for Indian nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

Elephant Safari Fee :- INR 250 per Indian person and INR 750 per Foreign person.

Jeep Safari Fee :- INR 1500-2000 per Indian person and INR 1500-2000 per Foreign person.

2. Umananda Island

This Island is a religious addition to the travel bucket list of Assam. Also named as Peacock Island by the British, this has gained popularity because of its presence in between the river Brahmaputra and can be easily connected when you are in Guwahati. Umananda Island is also known as one of the smallest Islands of the world and comprise of Umananda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The old form of rock-cut figures of Lord Surya, Ganesh and Shiva allows anyone to appreciate the beauty and skills of craftsmanship of Assamese people who showed their dedication towards spiritual energy. The sound of temple bells and water alongside uplifts the mood of devotees and tourists in one sway. This has become one the best tourist places in Assam as it is easily reachable by jetties which are available on the banks of Brahmaputra river.

Timing :- 5:30 hours to 18:00 hours.

Entry Fee :- Free of charges

3. Sivasagar

For history lovers and architect enthusiasts, this place has much to deliver to them. It has numerous temples and underground forts that hold back history from ancient times.
This is an ideal place for people who are religious by nature, for its popular places of worship.

4. Jorhat

This place is famously called the ‘tea capital of India’, Jorhat, popularly known as the tea capital of India for its tea plantations spread across a wide land area. Apart from this, it is also known for its cultural heredity, mosques, gardens, tombs and artistic value that it depicts towards its visitors. Jorhat is famous for its culture, gardens, mosques, tombs, and tea plantations. Jorhat is the second-largest city in Assam. Major tourist attractions of Jorhat include Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja Maidam, and Thengal Bhawan. Believe it or not, there are 135 tea gardens in Jorhat.

5. Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Though Assam is famous for its national parks altogether, this one is special for its highly adorable collection of ‘flora and fauna’ which are mostly counted amongst endangered species’ list. This national park is engraved as a river Island and is considered as one of the nineteen biodiversity hot-spots of the world.

6. Nameri National Park

Nameri National park is an old set up in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. A huge spread of lakes and water bodies, the sight of Rhinos, Elephants, Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Dhole, Hornbills, ducks and Storks are easy in the zone.

Timings- 5:00 hours to 19:00 hours

Entry Fee- INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

7. Manas National Park

Of all the Assam Sightseeing places, this national park has potential amounts of reserves that attracts tourists to visit this place at least once during their tour of the state.

Timing-8:00 hours to 17:00 hours

Safari timings-Morning: 9:00 hours to 12:00 hours. Evening: 14:00 hours to 17:00 hours.

Entry fee-INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

Jeep safari fee-INR 120 per Indian National and INR 750 for Foreign National.

8. Kamakhya Temple

For all the devotees of Hindu religion’s mother goddess Kamakhya, this place holds emotions which are quite engaging in portraying the love of her blessings. It is situated in the west of Guwahati (the capital city), in the Nilachal hill and attracts many pilgrimage tourisms round the year.

Timing- Daily 8:00 hours to 13:00 hours. + 14:30 to 17:30 hours.

Entry fee-Free for the public. For direct entry by skipping the queue, Rs 501 is applicable.

Timings- 5:00 hours to 19:00 hours

Entry Fee- INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

9. Kakochang Waterfalls

A half an hour drive towards East from Kaziranga National park will make anyone go awestruck with the beauty channelized in the form of Kakochang waterfall. The pristine clear waters falling from the top of the hill and accumulating in the natural pond below is just praiseworthy. You can feel the drops sprinkling on your face and freshness in the air while anywhere around this fall.

10. Guwahati

The city is well urbanized and encompasses many spiritual temples, Natural sights to gaze, wildlife areas nearby, lakes and of course, River Brahmaputra at the edges on whose decks the city is residing comfortably. Moreover, the urbanization supports a full-fledged airport and well constructed plain roads to connect the other states of the North East zone.

11. Haflong Lake

The hill station of state, Haflong has proved to be a perfect tourist place to visit in Assam. Located away from major cities, the nearest urban agglomeration is Silchar which is 100 km from Haflong. An enchanting place to visit here is Haflong Lake. The charming beauty of crystal clear waters not just calms the nerves on one side but also excites people to take boat rides in the lake on the other.

12. Padum Pukhuri Lake

Padum Pukhuri lake, near Tezpur, has given a bliss to the city with its fresh waters and floating vegetation in some patches. Viewing this lake with green surroundings and blue sky above the head just combines all the aspect of Nature and soothes the heart and mind of the visitors in one go. The bridge passing in between is colored the same way this water body colors your life.

13. Majuli

Nothing can be as mesmerizing as Majuli. The world’s largest river Island, Majuli is a lush green, environment-friendly, an unspoiled and pollution-free freshwater Island in the river Brahmaputra. Inhabited by Tribals, Majuli offers a unique culture. The place is also called the cultural capital of Assam. It makes for a MUST VISIT place in Assam.

14. Hajo

Hajo has situated at the banks of river Brahmaputra. Since, shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Buddha, and Muslim saints are found in Hajo, which makes the place an important pilgrimage center for Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists. The most famous temple is the Hayagriva Madhava Mandir, it is believed to be the site where Buddha attained Nirvana.

15. Tezpur

Another city that is on the edges of river Brahmaputra and is a neighbor of Guwahati by the distance of 175 km, is the city Tezpur. Tezpur has a history with mythology but the actual ruins of medieval age could be seen in Bamuni hills. Modern Tezpur has a connectivity with the British era and composes of a subtle calm climate. Tezpur has a rich culture from where Bihu and Bagurumba dance is the most catching performance.

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