30 Best Places to Visit in Assam 2019 (Photos & Reviews)

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The state of Assam is situated on the foothills of the Himalayan range of mountains and the Meghalayan plateau. The state is particularly dominated by the presence of the Brahmaputra River, which acts as the factor of pristine beauty for this state. The countries of Bangladesh and Bhutan acts as its immediate neighbours.

The Kaziranga National Park is one of the alluring attractions of this region and acts as the world heritage site where one can find the rarely seen one horned rhinoceros. The other species of animals which can be seen in this state include red-headed vulture, Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Ganges shark, wild water buffalo, barasingha, Indian dog heer, black pond turtle etc. The white winged wood duck is tagged as the state bird of Assam. This state harbours the largest number of the Wild water buffaloes. There are nearly 820 species of birds present in this region. Around 190 species of mammals can also be seen in this state.

The three main destinations of Assam are Haj, Guwahati and Digboi. Usually Guwahati acts as the starting point for the journey in the state of Assam. The ancient monuments and the tribal handicrafts available in this region can captivate the senses of the tourists to make visits to this state. The Kamakhya temple located in Guwahati act as one the major pilgrimage spot located in this state.

The leisure tourism of this region is one of the major factors which calls a large number of tourists to this state. The places such as Silchar, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Sibsagar and Majuli are the major tourist hubs for the tourists. The best time to tourists who plan to visit is between the months of october to april and a word of caution also needs to be sounded as Assam is a hotbed for insurgents and maoist activities. One should be careful and alert at all times when heading out to Assam.

Guwahati
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The gateway to the northeast and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the region, Guwahati serves as the starting block for the other seven sisters locations . This featureless city – a prosaic heap of glass and concrete for the most part – is a blend of old and new sights but there are a scattering of interesting temples to explore, when it comes to tourist places in Guwahati. Walk its back alleys and old quarters to  click some timeless picture and you will be able to salvage a generous amount of local flavour that lingers amid its suburban sprawl of ponds, palm trees, small single-storey traditional houses and old colonial-era mansions.It is located on the south bank of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest city of Assam and Northeast. The place has many ancient temples and is also known as the ‘city of temples’ in Northeast India. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya an incarnation of Sati. It is on Nilachal hill, says the Shiva Purana, which the yoni or creative organ of Sati fell when Vishnu, in a bid to save the world from the Shiva’s tandava nritya or dance of destruction, cut her dead body into 51 pieces with his sudarshan chakra. Other ancient temples located in the city are Navagraha temple, Umananda temple which is tucked on an island on the river Brahmaputra, Balaji Temple; you can also visit the state Zoo.

 

The British legacy is still visible in the architecture and food habits of the population. The place serves as the starting block to getaways like Meghalaya, Kaziranga National Park, Kohima, Imphal, Tawang, Mawlynnong, Bhalukpong, Dirang, Bomdila, Tezpur etc.  Northeast is a hidden treasure of India and if you really want to explore the best of India then do not miss this region with exceptional vistas, phenomenal cultural differences in each state and a the unaltered Himalayas with some of the highest peaks in the world. The tourist places in Guwahati are indeed is a place for every traveling soul to visit once.

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Places to Visit in Guwahati
Kamakhya Temple

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 

Assam State Museum
Famous as one of the richest repositories of antiques, Assam State Museum is hailed as one of the biggest multipurpose museums in India. Situated in the scenic locales of Dighalupukhuri area, Assam State Museum was built in 1940 and boasts of being the oldest museum in Northeast India.

Established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti, this museum is a must-visit to explore the culture and heritage of Assam through the fascinating antiques that are on display here. Some of the most interesting things that one can find here are prehistoric ivory paintings, sculptures, metal, woodwork and costumes etc. With different categories of exhibits like Epigraphy, Sculptures, Miscellaneous, Natural History etc, the museum is a wonderful visit for everyone who wishes to witness the traditions of the state of Assam.

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

Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

Popular as the largest zoo in North East India, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is situated in the Hengrabari Reserved Forest. Home to a number of animals, birds and reptiles, this place is a popular tourist attraction if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Also called ‘green lung’ for Guwahati, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is a nice place to indulge in awareness activities and encourage animal welfare and education. 

Offering a natural habitat for flora and fauna, this place is a great place to relax and unwind in the realm of nature when you are in Guwahati. Some of the popular animals which you can see in Guwahati Zoo are Royal Bengal tiger, white tiger, white rhino, black panther, Asiatic lion, deer, sambhar deer etc. 

Location: Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden, Zoo Road, Japorigog, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable):7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): INR 30

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 12.7 Kilometer

Guwahati Planetarium

One of the most famous tourist places to visit in Guwahati for lovers of astronomy, Guwahati Planetarium attracts a number of visitors. If you love knowing more about the universe, Guwahati Planetarium is an enthusiastic retreat to dive into the celestial space. 

Along with enhancing your knowledge of solar system and universe, Guwahati Planetarium is known as a popular astronomical research centre. Tourists here can look forward to enjoying a number of seminars and exhibitions along with witnessing some celestial events like an eclipse or a meteor shower closely when arrangements are made to attract a number of visitors. 

Location: Guwahati Planetarium, M G Road, Near Gauhati High Court, Latasil, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable): 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): INR 30 for adults

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 121 kilometres 

Nehru Park
One of the popular tourist places in Guwahati, Nehru Park is a bustling attraction that you must visit when you are in Guwahati. Constructed in 2000s, Nehru Park is named after Jawaharlal Nehru and boasts of having a number of famous educational institutions in its vicinity.

Known for having thousands of species of trees with several dancing statues performing Assamese folk dance, Nehru Park boasts of a serene escape for the tourists. The splendid park also has a rock garden and an open-air theatre where one can enjoy a refreshing getaway with lawns and blooming flowers. The scenic park attracts a number of tourists and makes for a wonderful visit if you are visiting with children.

Location: Nehru Park, Cotton College Road, Pan Bazaar, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable): 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): Adults: INR 10, Kids- INR -5

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 1.8 Kilometer
Dibrugarh
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The city of Dibrugarh is quite a colourful, vibrant but tiny location situated in the state of Assam. It is recognized as the Tea city of India quite naturally due to the abundance of tea crops that are grown over here. The location is also considered to be among the top major places in the Eastern hemisphere of India alongside other similar towns such as Guwahati and Bhubaneswar. The place is emerging at an increasingly fast pace at being known as the ultimate communication and industrial hub of the popular North East India.


Dibrugarh is recognized as one of the top places to visit in the North East due to many reasons. Not only is the place is full of lush green plantations but the city also offers its visitors with a variety of experiences including adventure activities. At the same time, the city is considered to be quite developed as well.


Dibrugarh is situated approximately 439km away from the city of Guwahati that is among the largest cities in Assam. Considering how small the town is, it is surprising how the place is also quite well connected with the rest of India by different means of transport including rail, road and air. Thus, getting to Dibrugarh is not a difficult task at all. Visitors can quite smoothly travel to this perfect holiday destination and have a great time as well.


There are many other aspects that this town is recognized for. For instance, its mega projects like the Brahmaputra Cracker and the Polymer Limited which are perhaps, India’s longest rail cum road projects. And what about the upcoming modern-urban infrastructure projects that aim toward making Dibrugarh a vibrant city?


Amidst this, the tourism industry also plays an equally important role at catering to the city’s economy. The service industry including hotels, restaurants, home-stays, activities conducting companies and more are quite sorted as well.


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