About ASSAM

Gateway of northeast part of India, Assam is one of the most scenic and beautiful tourist destinations. Surrounded by majestic Himalayas and also blessed by mighty river Brahmaputra, this state is really offers splendid views and sightseeing. Assam state is also popular for its tea gardens where world’s finest tea produces and one horn rhinoceros who are plenty in numbers and very common in wildlife parks of the state.The Assam state is basically a place which is full of natural vista and perfectplace if are planning for eco- tourism. Maximum part of state is covered by dense forests and for this reason the state is proud owner of six national parks and eleven other wildlife sanctuaries and bird sanctuaries. The state is very productive because of the river Brahmaputra which is largest river of the world as well and a big tourist attraction.Natural beauty is spread all over the state as you can see huge tea gardens, fine forests, lush green valleys which looks wonderful along with mountains, lots of picturesque lakes, waterfalls, hot springs and many wildlife sanctuaries.Assam has a lot to offer including religious places, heritage sights and many festivals to its tourist so plan your trip right now and you will never regret this.

Getting There

Reaching Assam by air is very as Assam has an international airport named Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport or Bhojpur airport which is 25 km away from Guwahati and well connected to all major towns of India as well as foreign countries. You can get prepaid and post-paid taxis, cabs and auto here for your destination on reasonable fare. All major airlines provide their flights for this airport. Coming by train to Assam is cheap and best idea. Guwahati is a major railway head of the state and very well connected to all prime towns of India including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mumbai etc. This medium is best too if you want interstate travelling. Lots of superfast and express train are available for every corner of India from Guwahati. Taxis and cabs are available outside railway station to various destinations for your choice. Assam has dense network of national highways and very well connected to all nearby states by road. You can come by NH 31, NH37, NH40 and NH52 from different sides of the states. Roads are in very good condition and convenient as well. Lots of private and government owned buses are available on reasonable price. You can drive your own car as roads are pretty good.

By Train

Coming by train to Assam is cheap and best idea. Guwahati is a major railway head of the state and very well connected to all prime towns of India including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mumbai etc. This medium is best too if you want interstate travelling. Lots of superfast and express train are available for every corner of India from Guwahati. Taxis and cabs are available outside railway station to various destinations for your choice.

By Road

Assam has dense network of national highways and very well connected to all nearby states by road. You can come by NH 31, NH37, NH40 and NH52 from different sides of the states. Roads are in very good condition and convenient as well. Lots of private and government owned buses are available on reasonable price. You can drive your own car as roads are pretty good.

By Air

Reaching Assam by air is very as Assam has an international airport named Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport or Bhojpur airport which is 25 km away from Guwahati and well connected to all major towns of India as well as foreign countries. You can get prepaid and post-paid taxis, cabs and auto here for your destination on reasonable fare. All major airlines provide their flights for this airport.

Visit and Do

The state offers lot more to dos. As Assam is basically famous for eco-tourism, almost all activities go around it. Guwahati is the main and best tourist spot which offers everything from convenient living to many sightseeing and other activities. This is the largest city of the state and fast growing urban place which is now dear for corporates and tourists from all over. Also popular for its scenic beauty, monuments from ‘Raj’ timings, many religious places are also here to go. Kamakhya temple is the most popular temple of Hindus and a must go. Other famous temples are Bhuvaneshwari temple, Shiv temple, Navgarh temple etc. If you are history buff then Assam state is museum is the best place to go. Visit state zoo which is largest natural zoo of India if you are having kids along with you.Hazo is another tourist destinationwhich is 25 km away from Guwahati. This place is full of Hindu and Jain temples and also popular as heritage place. Famous Poa Mecca Mosque is also here. Hazo is a true mirror of Assam culture as well as best example of ‘Unity in Diversity’. Inspite of different religion natives the place is very calm and never sees any kind of dispute and issues.Kaziranga national Park is a must if you are in Assam. This national Park is perticularley famous for single horned Rhinos. Enjoy one hour Elephant ride inside Park to see and feel this mysterious place which is full of Rhinos and other wild animals including wild elephants, deer of many species and many rare birds as well. Other popular wildlife parks are Manas national park, Nameri national Park, Orang national park and Dibru Saikhowa national park etc.Wander in lush green, aromatic and well-manicured tea gardens. Assam is popular for its best tea leaf production so you should not miss and get some tea packs along with you for your near and dear once. Jorhat which is located near Guwahati is most popular for its tea gardens so visit here to see those huge green carpets like tea fields. Jorhat is also famous for wildlife. Lots of scenic places are here to go including hill stations like Diphu, Hailakandi, Haflong hill and Dhemaji, Dispur, Goalpara, Majuli, Silchar and Nalbari etc.For adventure lovers, lots of activities are here like angling, swimming, boating, trekking, gliding, Para sailing, rock climbing and water rafting. Golfing is also an integral part of Assam outdoor activities.Fancy Bazar and Paltan bazar are two main markets of Guwahati which are popular among tourists. You can pick handicrafts, artefacts, handloom fabrics, various kind of silk fabric and cane items. Try government owed shops for better deal.Lot more are here to see and do so you can choose from planet of options for your coming vacations.

Accommodation

As Assam is one of the most visiting places because of various reasons, accommodation is not a problem. All major towns of Assam offers plethora of all kind of options. You can get many luxury hotels, forest resorts in all famous national Parks, mid rug hotels and other cheap options as well. Guwahati, Dispur and Jorhat like places are full of every kind of hotels.On heritage and religious places you can get many cheap options for stay like lodge, small guest houses and Dharamshalas on very nominal price.Jungle resorts provide all facilities for your convenience including good food and other basic needs.

Food

Major cities like Guwahati offer all kind of food. You can get many fine dine and nice sit outs. You can get all kind of Indian food as well as popular continental food in specific restaurants.Local food is based on Rice, Fish and lentils. Meat is also common part of daily food. Green vegetables are also in regular use. Local people use onion, garlic, and ginger in almost every curry. Food is not spicy and will be good on your stomach. Try Masor Jul, Khar and Pitha to enjoy local food.