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Welcome yourself to the first island district of India while stepping on the land surrounded by the mighty river the Brahmaputra and its distributaries. This abode land is reachable through a ferry ride from the city of Jorhat from where Neemati Ghat is 14 km away.
The most significant aspect here is cultural and historical concoction which is well descriptive with the presence of tribes like Misings, Doris and their celebration towards the culture of Neo-Vaishnavism is watch-worthy.
The existence of more than 600 ‘Satras' or monasteries set up in the 15th century to later times provides a colorful ambiance to Majuli and makes this a unique place to visit in Assam. These ‘Satras' like Dakhinpat, Garamurh, Kamalabari, Auniati are famous for ‘Krishna Rasleela' where local people trained in Sattriya Classical dance swirl with cymbals and drums. Famous handloom of Majuli, pottery making, mask making, Ali Aye festival in the month of February, winter sunset, beautiful birds and their habitats in marshes is what Majuli is all about. This place has a huge potential to color the lives of the tourists and fills them with utter smoothness.
Assam and Tea are both inseparable in literal terms. People around the world are totally in love with the taste of this tea and the curious minds visit Tocklai Tea center to satiate their taste and various scientific research process of tea making.
Set up in times of British rule and following the legacy with the developed state, this place is standing high in tea research facility. One can experience the peaceful environment here while enjoying the well-maintained facilities at their tea garden, museum, and Restaurant. The amazing part is friendly staff who helps everybody in acknowledging the history as the well-developed legacy of the tea industry. Tocklai institute is located in Jorhat city and easy to reach by roads.
If you are a tea lover and your day begins with having a cup of the same, you must not leave Assam without adding this place on your itinerary.
Timing- 8300 hours to 1700 hours
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- 5300 hours to 1800 hours.
Entry fee- Free of charges
One of the most famous Shakti Peethas in India, Kamakhya Temple is a venerated shrine in Assam. One of the oldest temples in Guwahati associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna, Kamakhya Temple is a famous temple and visited by millions of devotees. Renowned for its legendary tales, Kamakhya Temple is located on the Nilachal Hill with a splendid complex of 6 temples and 6 monuments inside it.
The temple is listed among the famous tourist places in Guwahati and associated with a legend that says during the month of June, the waters of River Brahmaputra turn red due to the Goddess’ menstruating blood. The scenic beauty encompassing the complex of Kamakhya Temple is breathtaking and one can look forward to exploring various artistic sculptures here. Kamakhya Temple is best visited during the months of September and October when there is a fantastic celebration of the festival of Durga Puja for five days.
Location: Kamakhya Temple, Kamakhya, Guwahati
Timings: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm
Entry Fee/charges: Free to visit
Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 133 kilometres
Location: Assam State Museum, Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Near Dighalipukhuri Park, Ambari, Guwahati
Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Mondays, 2nd, and 4th Saturday)
Entry Fee/charges: INR 5
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