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About Assam

Lazily sprawled like one prehistoric behemoth, Assam is very well located along the length of the Brahmaputra valley. It is one of the biggest and definitely the most accessible of the different Northeastern States of India. A cuisine with distinctive flavors and aromas, string of Hindu temples that top the list of attractions, no requirement of permits, a welcoming and hospitable population of the locals, vibrant artistic heritage and a picturesque and artistic site beautified with distinctive dance forms, Assam is visually and culturally a little ahead of the other six sister states. The stereotypical landscape of Assam is a serene canvas of golden and green painted from the surrounding rice fields and the aromatic tea estates that are framed well in the length. Further, the highlands of Meghalaya and Nagaland and the blue mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, complete this splendid scenery.  

Despite the culture and linguistic imbricates from the neighboring states of Odisha and West Bengal, Assam has very well preserved its sovereignty and identity. The mekhola sadar which is a traditional dress for women of Assam and the gamosa which is a white and red scarf that is worn around the neck by the men of the Assam are the visible manifestos of the identity and the regional costume of the state. On the other hand, the flavoured fish tenga, is the regional culinary cuisine here. With all this and more preserved in this small state of India, Assam indeed is a quintessential tourist attraction.  

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Assam FAQ's

Travel Advice

  • Assam is a beautiful place. Do not litter around and mar the beauty of the place.

  • Make sure you do not entertain the beggars.

  • Keep the touts at bay.

  • Never indulge in any verbal or physical spat with anyone here.

  • If you are up for some trekking, carry the necessary gear.

  • For people who suffer from a medical condition, it is advisable to carry enough medicines.

  • When you eat at the local street stalls, make sure you check the quality well.

  • Do not buy a water bottle that does not have a seal.

  • Drink only bottled mineral water.

  • Buy a bottle from a known or reputed brand only.

  • Never carry with you cash more than you’ll need.

  • Do not leave your valuables in the hotel room.

  • Make sure you leave the valuables in a room safe.

  • Carry with you a copy of your license and passport.

  • Make sure you respect the culture and traditions of the people of Assam.

  • Do not flash your valuables in public.

  • Avoid traveling alone during the night hours.

  • Women please ensure you do not wear clothes that are revealing or skimpy.

  • Always acquire enough information about the trekking trail, before you head for the hike.

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Drinking Age

The legal age for drinking in Assam is 21 years.

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Kamakhya Temple - Atheist or believer, Kamakhya Temple is an important place to see in Assam for all. Nestled on the Guwahati’s Nilachal Hill, it is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The temple has been built to celebrate the power of the women to endure and give birth to a new life. Devotees from across the country swamp the place in large numbers to seek blessings from the Goddess. To see the real glory of the Kamakhya Temple you must plan a visit during the Manasha Puja and the Ambubachi Mela that are conducted annually.

Kaziranga National Park - 
Declared a World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is spread over a vast area of 430 sq. km. In this national park you can find a varied species of birds and animals. Some of the species common here include elephant, Indian bison, deer, rhinoceros, sambar and tiger. For those who enjoy bird watching, visiting this site during the winters can be preferable as a number of migratory birds flock the place during that time. A fancy elephant ride or taking a jungle safari is an important thing to do here. Nearest cities from the national park are Tezpur and Jorhat.  

Agnigarh hill - 
Located in the Tezpur rehgion of Assam, the Agnigarh hill has a remarkable historical significance. If legends are to be believed, the citadel was built by the King Banasura with an object of isolating his daughter Usha.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park  - 
This national park is located in the Tinsukia region of Assam. It is believed to be one of the major biodiversity hotspots of the world. This is also a major sightseeing attraction given the fact that it is the largest park in Assam. The park here is an amalgam of semi-evergreen forests, deciduous forests as well as the swamp surface which makes it a bio diversity. A number of feral horses and wildlife species can be spotted here.

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What you will like there?

Wildlife - Of the 29 states and 7 Unison Territories of India, Assam holds a special position especially when it comes to the intriguing wildlife. The region has more than 18 sanctuaries that lie within the boundaries. For both wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the prospect of spotting a distinctive one-horned Rhino in the majestic Kaziranga National Park might be one alluring reason to visit Assam.  Spread over an area of 46 square km of the Chakrashila, it is a home to several rare and exotic species of wildlife such as the Chinese Pangolin and the Golden Langur. Another equally popular, Manas National Park is said to be the principal tiger reserve for India. This very reason makes Assam a hot favorite amongst the tourists. Do get some phenomenal snaps and capture some everlasting memories, don’t forget to carry a camera along.

Tea Estates - Another compelling reason for Assam being one prominent tourist attraction is attributed to its tea estates. The spectacular expanses are aromatic and every bit scenic. Domineering the hilly landscape of Assam, the manicured tea estates are deeply associated with the very culture of the state. Velvety patches of land completed with lush green plants everywhere you set your eyes, will indeed make you believe that beauty lies in the minuscule of the things. Tea gardens of Assam are a visual treat for the tea aficionados as the state is the leading producer of some of the finest teas from around the world. You can find more than 100 tea estates and the identity of Assam is today tangled with its plantations. The importance of tea here is so huge that even the folks of the Assam have a dedicated Assam Tea Festival organized annually in the month of November. Do partake in the festival if you make a visit during that time.

Unique Culture - The first and the most important manner of exploring a region is by way of availing enough knowledge about its traditions, values and cultures. Impeccably unique in this regard, Assam offers you an umpteen number of ways to do the same. The culture here is marked by tranquility and the peacefulness and this is something that does make Assam noteworthy. Right from the locals indulging in local sports such as kabaddi and bull-fight to the women here dancing on the folk tunes to celebrate the Bihu festival, culture of the Assam is deep rooted in all its aspects. Locals here live harmoniously with each other despite their heterogeneous identity. 

Local Cuisine - One major drawcard of Assam is its local cuisine that is authentic and delicious. Its cuisines make it one of the greatest destination to be explored. Staple food item in Assam is rice so naturally the local cuisines do consist of an array of rice items. Assam’s neighbors like Odisha and West Bengal also have left an indelible mark on the food preferences of the locals. On the whole, the traditional and authentic cuisines of Assam is not too spicy. However, this doesn’t mean it takes flavor. Do try out some dishes like khar, kharali, pitha and tenga.

Rafting in the Brahmaputra - If you are one of those hungry travelers who are driven by adventure activities, Assam does have something for you too. River Brahmaputra that originates from the part of the Himalayas belonging to the Tibet region, is one of the major attraction in Assam, especially for the adventure seekers. This is because, Brahmaputra is one of the most famous rivers to enjoy rafting in Assam. Waters here are turbulent, so when you enjoy the water sport here make sure you do not neglect your safety.

Bihu Festival - Bihu marks the identity of the Assam. It is a time honored tradition that is celebrated thrice a year. Deeply respected by the local Assamese, the festival is celebrated to acknowledge the primary source of livelihood. This folk starts with Rongali Bihu or the Bohag Bihu which marks the beginning of the New Year. It is also the time when the seeds are planted. Next comes the Kongali Bihu or the Kati Bihu which is celebrated to acknowledge the conclysion of the sowing period. Last is the Bhogali Bihu or the Magh Bihu which marks the celebration of completion of the harvest period. Dance, food and music complete this humongous celebration.

Paramotoring in Sivasagar - Sivasagar is an important town of Assam and is said to be the soul of the state. Besides the number of temples and monuments found here, this bizarre town also attracts the adventure seekers accredited to its paramotoring opportunities. Flying over the picturesque landscape and the thrill of the adventure are something you cannot miss. Indeed, one of the most important thing to do in Assam.

Encounter with Riverine Dolphins in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary - Naturally, you do not get Dolphins in most states of India. So, when you get to catch a glimpse of Dolphins why miss the change? The renowned Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary gives you a phenomenal opportunity to encounter these gigantic beings. It is indeed one of the most important place to see in Assam.

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Assam Reviews

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Raj Deora
Reviewed: 19 Feb 2024
Trip started from Guwahati with Nayan as our guide and driver. We covered all the points, towns and states. We had memories of a lifetime like for example seeing Rhinos, Caves, Tawang monastery etc. Also ground staff like Indraneil and Indrajit were very sincere in their help. No travel company ca... Read More
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Soniya Soniya
Reviewed: 24 Oct 2023
It was a very nice experience. Nagaland Beneru was amazing. Special thanks to Rhea for awesome stay
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Chris Abraham
Reviewed: 07 Apr 2024
It was my 1st solo trip and was tagged with the right group by thrillophilla.  Pankaj gave me the Meghalaya trip package at an economical rate which helps to proceed with the trip. Indranil did brief well about the trip and on other aspects such as what to carry, precautions to be taken etc.,  T... Read More
Abhishek Kumar
Reviewed: 28 Jun 2022
I liked it.
Chandraketu Marar
Reviewed: 12 Feb 2021
To revel in the beauty of the north east, there is nothing like an Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh package that will ensure you make the most of a serene chance to view the stunning locations. We booked our trip with Thrillophilia and headed off to see many fantastic places like the Bomdila, Taw... Read More
Enakshi Shukla
Reviewed: 11 Feb 2021
Our visit to the largest monastery of India with Thrillophilia was just amazing. With top-notch amenities at the hotels and timely pick-up and drop services, the touring experience was great. We were assisted by experienced tour guides who gave us loads of information about the place during the sigh... Read More

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