Assam, a state with the lush green land of rolling plains and dense forests is considered as the gateway to the north eastern part of India. This magical land of eternal blue hills and beautiful rivers is world renowned for its rich flora and fauna, the world famous one horned rhinoceros and other rare species of wildlife and tea. To experience the natural richness of this state, tourists can plan their trip through an esteemed tour operator like Tour India in order to explore the state in altogether different manner. Assam belongs to the north eastern region of India and is tucked just below the eastern Himalayan foothills. This wonderful state is surrounded by the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya, which together with Assam are collectively known as the seven sisters.
Assam and its surrounding regions are surly a paradise for the nature lovers and researchers. Moreover Assam tourism comprises of unique natural settings, biodiversity and hydro-geomorphic environment, which is unequaled and unparalleled in Asia. Tourist in their travel to Assam can experience from a flat flood plain with tropical rain forests and wet paddy fields to mountainous regions of Alpine-Himalayan climatic conditions at very high altitude and that too within the span of eighty to hundred kilometers of land journey. The popularity of Assam Tourism is also due to its various National Parks, birds and wildlife sanctuaries, archaeological areas and the areas of cultural heritage. The whole region of Assam is covered under the beautiful natural landscapes.
Embedded between the charming hills of the eastern side of the Himalayan mountain range, Guwahati proves to be the gateway to the seven other northeastern states for the tourists travelling to Guwahati. This astonishing city is a vital from tourism point of view as it links to various other attractions of this region, besides being an attraction in itself. Guwahati is situated on the Southern Bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River the son of Brahma, and is an important place travelled by most of the tourists. Guwahati tourism boast of several attractions such as Kamakhya temple, Basistha Ashram, Kalakhetra, Umanda temple, State Zoo, Sualkuchi, the Manchester of Assam, Madan Kamdev, Hajo, a pilgrimage for both Hindu & Muslim, Pobitora National Park that provide wonderful experiences to tourists in their travel to Assam.
Haplong (Hill Station)- 355 kms, Jatinga- 364 kms, Hajo- 32 kms, Kamakhya Temple- 10 kms, Basistha Ashram- 12 kms, Sualkuch- 32 kms, Chandubi Lake- 64 kms, Orang- 150 kms, Darrang- 100 kms, Bhairakunda- 137 kms, Batadrawa- 134 kms, Barpeta- 137 kms, Tezpur- 181 kms, Bhalukpung- 250 kms, Dibrugarh, Digboi, Jorhat, Majuli.
By Air: Connected with Calcutta, Delhi, Bagdogra, Imphal Agartala, Dibrugarh and Dimapur.
By Rail: Connected with New Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Cochin, Silchar, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.
By Road: Shillong- 103 kms, Kaziranga National Park- 217 kms, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary- 176 kms, Dimapur- 280 kms, Itanagar- 420 kms, Imphal- 487 kms, Agartala- 599 kms, Aizawal- 538 kms, Gangtok- 624 kms, Darjeeling- 587 kms, Calcutta- 1182 kms and Kohima- 342 kms.
This is the first and the oldest National Park of Assam situated in Golaghat District. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site spread over an area of 430 sq. km., which is the natural home of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros and various species of flora and fauna. The landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, rugged reeds, tall elephant grass, marshes and shallow pools. It is one of the most visited wildlife reserves of India, which is a must to travel for every tourist. Tourists in their travel to Kaziranga National Park are sure to encounter a memorable experience of their lifetime.
Area of the Park: 430 sq. kms. Temperature (deg C): Summer- Max.35, Min.18.3. Winter- Max.24, Min.7.2. Rainfall: Heavy in Summer (2300 mms). Best Season: November to March. Closed Season: Mid-April to Mid-October.
Languages spoken: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jorhat- 96 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railway station Furkating- 75 kms.
By Road: Guwahati- 217 kms, Jorhat- 96 kms, Furkating- 75 kms.
Sibsagar was the capital of the Ahom Kings who ruled Assam before the advent of the British. The town is build round the Sibsagar tank, dug over 200 years ago. The tank is above town level although situated in the heart of the town. On its banks are located some of the famous temples of Sibsagar. The Shiva temple, constructed in the year 1734 is believed to be the highest Hindu temple in India. Jorhat is famous for its sprawling tea gardens, it is the nerve center of tea industry.
Sibsagar Tank and Temples, Talatal Ghar, Kereng Ghar, Rang Ghar, Joysagar Tank and Temple, Gaurisagar Group, Gargaon Palace, Charaideo.
Jorhat- 55 kms, Dibrugarh- 76 kms.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Rewriah, Jorhat- 55 kms.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Simaluguri- 16 kms.
By Road: Guwahati- 369 kms, Kaziranga- 152 kms, Jorhat- 55 kms, Nowgong- 249 kms, Dibrugarh- 76 kms, Tinsukia- 114 kms.
In the lush hilly terrain lies this lovely lakeside resort which is Assam's only hill station. It is the name of variety of orchids, one of them being the rare Blue Vanda. Haflong Lake, situated in the heart of the hill station is a picturesque area. The Jatinga village unreveal the mystery of the flocks of little migratory birds crashing to death on still dark nights. Near Umrangsu, there is a hot water spring (Garampani) which is believed to possess medicinal properties.
Places Of Interest: Haflong Lake, Jatinga, Maibong, Umrangsu.
By Air: Nearest airport is Dimapur- 266 kms, Jorhat- 364 kms, Gguwahati- 355 kms.
By Rail: Haflong is connected by North Frontier Railway from Guwahati via Lumding.
By Road: Guwahati- 355 kms, Diphu- 170 kms, Dimapur- 266 kms, Jorhat- 364 kms, Newgong- 309 kms, Golaghat- 335 kms.