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Kaziranga National Park

This National park is a destination which brings you out of your daily lifestyle and arranges a splendid meeting with carefree Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers while you settle yourselves with a jeep or Elephant safari. The abundance of marshes and lakes will be visually apparent having swamp deer, Gaur, Sambhar, Hog deer enjoying into them and multiple varieties of flora and fauna like waterlily, Elephant grass, and tropical trees surround them all over. Settled at a distance of 200 km from Guwahati in Nagaon and Golaghat districts, this park is easily reachable by roads and rail. 

For those who follow the air route, they need to reach Guwahati airport beforehand. Best accommodations with plenty of amenities are available inside the Kaziranga National park. If getting your pictures clicked in wildlife and natural aura, surrounded by hills and tall trees is topping your bucket list, we are sure you want to reach out to Kaziranga and yes, this is one the most prominent places to visit in Assam not to be missed out even in thoughts.

Timing-
 Open 24 hours.

Jeep safari timings-
 Morning session: 7:30 hours to 11:00 hours. Evening session- 14:00 hours to 16:30 hours.

Elephant safari timings-
 5:00 hours to 16:00 hours

Entry Fee-
 INR 20 for Indian nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

Elephant Safari Fee- 
INR 250 per Indian person and INR 750 per Foreign person.

Jeep Safari Fee-
 INR 1500-2000 per Indian person and INR 1500-2000 per Foreign person.
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Majuli Island

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.

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Kamakhya Temple

A heavenly abode in the laps of Nilachal hills brings you to Kamakhya Devi temple. And you have got to believe, this place has a totally amazing old story at its back having Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati as main leads. 

It was built in the old 10th century and located at a distance of mere 7km from the city of Guwahati, which can be easily reached by well-connected roads. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya and is one of the prominent Shaktipeeth of the country. The culture of the temple is well imbibed in local people and they celebrate Ambubachi festival in the month of June every year to commemorate the annual mensuration of the Goddess Kamakhya. 

The ancient temple is built in an elongated manner with a circular mandapa at the top, surrounded by lush green zones. Tourists, as well as devotees, usually come in the early morning to pay their respect to the temple and Goddess and keep their spiritual energy high in the sky.

Timing-
 Daily 8:00 hours to 13:00 hours. + 14:30 to 17:30 hours.

Entry fee-
Free for the public. For direct entry by skipping the queue, Rs 501 is applicable.
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Guwahati

Also famous by the name of the gateway to Northeast, the city is well urbanized and encompasses many spiritual temples, Natural sights to gaze, wildlife areas nearby, lakes and of course, River Brahmaputra at the edges on whose decks the city is residing comfortably. Moreover, the urbanization supports a full-fledged airport and well constructed plain roads to connect the other states of the North East zone. 

The places nearby Guwahati covers lakes like Dipor Bil, Kamakhya temple, Umananda island, Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary, Assam state zoo, and Assam state museum to stop by. The list isn't exhausted here. It continues for adventure seekers too who seek activities like parasailing, bungee jumping, paragliding, trekking, boating etc. So, whether your soul wants you to be spiritual, thrill seeker or a stargazer, Guwahati always welcomes its tourists with grace and cultural greeting.
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Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

Situated in the city of Guwahati within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest, this place is a must visit tourist place in Assam if one wants a to spend some time in presence of green zones, more than 900 types of animals, birds, and reptiles. 

The zoo set up in 1957 has expanded over the years and now has become a home for One-horned Rhinoceros, Tigers, clouded leopard, Elephants, Leopard cat and many many more. Not just them, this zoo houses exotic species like chimpanzees, white rhinos & black rhinos, zebras, ostriches and giraffes from Africa; puma, jaguar, and llama from South America and kangaroos from Australia. A great combination of types of wildlife, large green areas for Botanical gardens and water bodies could just attract you in Assam state zoo and Botanical garden from any part of the country.

Timing-
 10:00 hours to 23:30 hours

Fee-
 Rs 10 per person
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Manas National Park

A famous wildlife zone and one of the exhilarating places to visit in Assam can bring you directly to Manas National park. A world heritage site declared by UNESCO, an elephant reserve, a Biosphere Reserve and a Project Tiger reserve is all the highlighted tags that these park posses. This place is known as home for rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, and pygmy hog. 

If one wants to achieve golden moments within the thickly dense forests and enjoy the ripples of river water, a combination of tropical, deciduous trees with the flow of Manas river can totally cheer the mood up. Visit here and bring your wild side out in the laps of Natural beauty. Moreover, it is easily connected from the city of Guwahati by road as well as a rail as it lies 137 km Northwest to the city.

Timing-
 8:00 hours to 17:00 hours

Safari timings-
 Morning: 9:00 hours to 12:00 hours. Evening: 14:00 hours to 17:00 hours.

Entry fee-
 INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

Jeep safari fee- 
INR 120 per Indian National and INR 750 for Foreign National.
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Tezpur

Another city that is on the edges of river Brahmaputra and is a neighbor of Guwahati by the distance of 175 km, is the city Tezpur. Tezpur has a history with mythology but the actual ruins of medieval age could be seen in Bamuni hills. Modern Tezpur has a connectivity with the British era and composes of a subtle calm climate. Tezpur has a rich culture from where Bihu and Bagurumba dance is the most catching performance. 

A concoction of places like Bhairabi temple, Hanuman Mandir, Mahabhairav temple, Cole Park, Padam pukhuri, Rudra Path and many more makes this place best places to visit in Assam. Nature gets an extra gist of Kolia Bhomora Setu that connects Tezpur to Nagaon and the view of the bridge as well as from it makes one fall in love with river Brahmaputra again and again. Don't miss a chance to be in Tezpur when the tickets to Assam are booked and lying on your table.
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Nameri National Park

Nameri National park is an old set up in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. A huge spread of lakes and water bodies, the sight of Rhinos, Elephants, Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Dhole, Hornbills, ducks and Storks are easy in the zone. 

Someone having a love for vegetations like wide grassland, tall evergreen, and deciduous trees can totally spend a good time in the heart of Nameri. Moreover, it connects with Guwahati through swift roads and one will not face any hurdle in reaching this beautiful place. North to Tezpur, Nameri is 38.8 km and one can reach easily from here. Also, Guwahati airport and Tezpur airport can be chosen by the tourists who want to opt for flyway to be here.

Timings
- 5:00 hours to 19:00 hours

Entry fee
- INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals

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Traveller Tales from Assam

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Bedanta Dowerah

04 September 2017

"it's was nice experience.. "

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Akhelesh Kumar

21 December 2018

"Fantastic ride and scenes of sunset, love it and will repeat it !!"

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Aryan Menon

07 March 2016

The jeep safari was awesome. It is the best way to explore the amazing wildlife of this National Park. We spotted the one horned rhino and went for elephant safari as well. It is the best way to see an...

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Most Popular Places Around Assam

What You Should Know More About Assam

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. Drinking Age

    The legal age for drinking in Assam is 21 years.


  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    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.


  • Q. 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.