Tourist Places in Assam
Assam, where the raging Brahmaputra
flows, tea gardens brim, the nature work comes alive with national
parks and sanctuaries. Assam, an up coming tourist destination is a
land that keeps on unfolding its varied resources and attractiveness
and also represent as the linkage and commercial hub of the whole
¤ Guwahati - A Commercial Center of the North-East
Guwahati is also known as the commercial capital of Assam and trade
center of the North-East. The best thing about the city is that any
part of North-East is accessible from here. Umananda temple, Kamakhya
Temple, Assam Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Assam State Museum are the
major tourist attractions to see when one is at Guwahati. Located on
the banks of Brahmaputra, the feel of the rural riverside is a
contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Central Market area.
¤ Main Attractions of Guwahati
Assam Zoo and Botanical Gardens
These are open from September till March and its visiting time starts
from seven in the morning upto four in the evening.
Assam State Museum
It is open on weekdays except Mondays from ten till four thirty in
the evening and on Sundays, the visiting timings are eight in the
morning till noon.
8 kms away from Guwahati and on the Nilachal hill, is the important
temple of the goddess Kali. It represents the distinctive Assamese
style in architecture and marks the place where one of the pieces of
goddess Kali fell to Earth. The magnificent Brahmaputra and the city
can be seen from a bird's view by walking a little further up the
Situated 20 kms towards the north of Jorhat, this is the largest fresh
water island in the world. This Island, that has a population of 1.6
lakhs, is also a natural habitat for the rare breeds of flora and
fauna and serves as a migratory path for ducks, geese and other birds.
For visiting Majuli one has to travel till Nimati Ghat(12 kms) and
take a ferry ride to get there.
Sibsagar which is 60 kms away from Jorhat and 369 kms from Guwahati
is the seat of Assamese culture from time immemorial. The Ahoms who
ruled Assam for six centuries had Sibsagar as its capital and the
number of historical monuments of the Ahoms are found in the region.
It is also famous for Shivadol which is the tallest Shiva temple and
the two smaller temples on either side of it for the Lord Vishnu and
the Goddess Durga.
¤ Excursions from Sibsagar
Situated at a distance of 369 kms from Guwahati, the place is one of
the oldest towns in Assam and with a number of historical monuments
which allow the tourist a glimpse into the past Assamese culture and
grandeur. Jorhat (55 kms): The scenic beauty with vast and lush green
tea gardens can be really worth visiting.
Dibrugarh (76 kms)
This small but progressing town is located in Upper Assam and from
here the best view of the majestic river Brahmaputra can be seen.
Apart from these excursions, some of the excursions that can be taken
from Guwahati are Chandubi Lake(64 km), Orang (150 km), Tezpur (181
kms) and Basistha Ashram(12 kms).