The Land of Red Rivers and Hills has something celestial and astonishing to offer. The gateway of North East India is endowed with bewitching scenic beauty. The One Horn Rhino, which is the only unicorn Rhino found in the world and the Largest River Island “Majuli” is unique of its kind.
Exploring the Area:
One can explore the states’s unique beauty, flora and fauna, historical monuments, sculptures, temples, tea gardens, etc. Moreover the national parks, wild life sanctuaries, rivers, lakes, hot water springs and thick wooded forest and wildlife, colourful festivals are the major components of tourist attractions in Assam. It is counted as one of the prime Eco tourism destinations in India. Eco tourism in Assam attracts a large number of nature lovers and animal lovers who love to see colourful wildlife in their natural habitat. There are five National Parks and eleven wildlife and bird sanctuaries for protection and preservation of wildlife in the state.
Zeep and Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Paying homage to The Holy Temple of Kamakhya Devi, Nabagraha Temple, Umananda Temple, Basisthashram, Madan Kamdev, Haflong, Poa-Mecca, Da-Parbatia can give a peace of mind and blessings, Also can make a historical tour to the Mythological sites of Agnigarh and the historical monuments of The Great Ahom Dynasty at Sibsagar. For adventurous tourists, there are many sports like river rafting, trekking, para sailing, para gliding, bird watching etc. “Jatinga” which is situated a distance of 9 kms from Haflong is famous for bird mystery, where the migratory bird commit mass suicide. Also, Guwahati City Tour with an evening river cruise gives a value addition.
How to Get Around:
By Air: The Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air to almost all the major cities in the country.
By Rail: A convenient Indian Railways network runs throughout the state connecting major Indian cities with Assam.
Travel to Assam by Road: A good network of National Highways and other roads connect Assam to all prime cities of India.
For local travelling, you can hire cabs, bus, traveller, rickshaw, city bus etc according to your requirement.
Where To Stay:
There are lots of good hotels, resorts & home stays in Assam. Stating from 5 Stars like Taj Vivanta & Raddission Blue, one can find a variety of hotels and resorts according to the need and requirements. Also, there are fully vegetarian hotels also available everywhere. Also, there are arrangements for stay in Boat House and river side camping for the adventurous and nature loving tourists.
Fairs & Festivals:
Assam celebrates festivals of various religions and various tribes. It holds colourful festivals of all tribes with great gusto and enthusiasm. The major festival that Assam celebrates is Bihu in three forms – Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu in April, Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu in January and Kati Bihu or Kongali Bihu in October/ November. The other festivals are Majuli Festival, Elephant Festival, Tea Festival, Dehing Patkai Festival and Brahmaputra beach Festival.
Customs & Cultures:
The culture of Assam is traditionally a hybrid one, developed due to cultural assimilation of different ethno-cultural groups under various politico-economic systems in different periods of history.
The roots of the culture go back to almost two thousand years when the first cultural assimilation took place with Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto-Burman as the major components.