20 Best Places to visit in Assam

In India, is there any place gifted with plenty of natural resources, wildlife, and soothing atmosphere means? Maybe Assam holds the first place. The beautiful and charming state of Northeast India, Assam has boundless attractions to explore. Not a single thing, the thick covered forests, exotic wildlife destinations, beautiful tea plantations, the lovely valleys of Brahmaputra River, and many. If we go on, the list adds on and gets multiply. Such a beautiful destination it is.

If you are very excited to explore the beauty of Assam, you may get confused about what to see here. So here you can catch up with the best 20 tourist spots of Assam, which are shouldn't be missed. Just take a read what they are?

1. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is the famous wildlife spot of Assam, and many think first about this place while visiting Assam. This national park is home to two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinoceroses and a great destination for wildlife apart from One-horned Rhinoceroses. If you are a nature thriller, this is the best place to visit. Here you can catch out Elephants, Leopards, Swamp deer, Civets, Sloth bear, Flying squirrel, Bengal Tiger, and a lot.

The Kaziranga National Park habituated with thick forests, waterlily, elephant grass, tropical trees, and the tributaries of River Brahmputra makes a perfect wildlife destination in Assam.

2. Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya temple is a well-known pilgrimage spot for Hindus in Assam. History says that this temple is one of the 51 Shakti peethas and built in the 10th century. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the main deities of the temple. The culture and traditional processings followed here will make you witness the Assamese culture. Especially, the temple is quite famous for its Ambubachi festival celebrates on the account of the annual mensuration of Goddess Kamakhya during the June month.

The temple is located at the top of the Nilachal hills and offers fantastic views of the surrounding villages and valleys. Behind the temple, you can catch the views of the Brahmaputra river also.

3. Majuli Island

Majuli Island is a great treat for our eyes with mesmerizing views of the stretched green landscapes and wonderful scenic views through long our vision. It is the longest river island in the entire world covering an area of 1250sqkms. During monsoons, most of the land gets submerged with the water and some islands like Kamalabari, Garamur, Auniati, will be left floating. The attractions of this island are nothing but just enjoying the peaceful and soothing environment.

Apart from natural beauty, Majuli is popular for its more than 600 Satras means monasteries. Overall, Majuli Island is a perfect hotspot for serene seekers in Assam to visit.

4. Sivasagar

If you are a history buffer, Siva Sagar is an iconic place to take a visit. This place was formerly known as Rangpur, which was once the capital name of Ahom Kingdom now it is known as Siva Sagar. For many centuries, Ahoms ruled Assam and considered it as a prominent place for them. Here you can go through many mind-blowing historical monuments, temples, tanks, palaces, which are the fantastic epitomes for brilliant architecture.

Shivadol, Durga Mata temples, and tanks such as Gaurisagar, Joysaga, Rudrasagar, and Ahom museum are the famous tourist attractions of this place. When you visit these wonderful attractions you will get stunned with the intense architectural styles. Sivasagar is a fantastic spot to witness the back days glory of Assam.

5. Hajo

Hajo located on the banks of Brahmputra is home to wonderful temples and magnificent artifacts. This place is a popular pilgrimage center for three religions namely Hinduism, Muslims, and Buddhism. Here you can see the three religions prominent deities getting worshipped in one place. Most of the temples here are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Buddha, and Muslim saints. Each temple is a marvel to see for its architectural beauty.

Hayagriva Mahadhav Mandir, Powa Mecca, Kedareshwar temple, and Ganesh temple are the best attractions to spot here. The confluence of three religions is a great attraction and attracts a large number of devotees every year.

6. Manas National Park

Manas National Park is another fantastic wildlife destination in Assam. Not, for one thing, Manas National Park is a tiger reserve, elephant reserve, and a biosphere reserve simply one in all best wildlife destination to chill out. This national park is famous for rare Golden langur, Red Panda, Pygmy hog, Assam roofed turtle and Hispid hare. Being home to many endangered species Manas national park is quite popular for its floral wealth too. What’s the unique thing of this park is it is home to many Indian endangered species according to IUCN Red Book.

7. North Cachar Hills

North Cachar Hills is a pleasant and tranquil place to get shut up all our daily routines and just to get pleased with the lovely atmosphere. Everywhere seem to be green and the breathtaking views of the place may confuse us whether we are in heaven. Here some tribes like Dimasa Kachauris, Hmars, Kukis, and Zeme Nagas are habituated and the population also very less. Maybe the beauty of this place unspoiled.

The notable attractions of the place are Jatinga, Maibang, Haflong, Panimoor, and Umrangso. For bird watching, Jatinga is a nice option. Overall, North Cachar Hills is a fine place for serene seekers to refresh our minds with nature therapy.

8. Haflong Lake

If you are thinking is there any lake spot? Then Haflong Lake in Haflong hill station is the one strikes first. Haflong lake is a beautiful and best tourist spot in Assam to explore. The lake is home to many migratory birds during winters you can spot them. The picturesque views surrounded the lake and the serene atmosphere leaves you in amusing. In addition to all these, for adventure thrillers water sports is a great advantage and boating, fishing are the best fun activities to enjoy at this lake. By the way, don’t forget to click photos on the Hanging bridge of the lake.

9. Kakochang Waterfalls

Very close to Kaziranga National Park, Kakochang waterfalls are the best refreshing spot to enjoy in Assam. The gushing waterfalls from the peak points of wet mountains and the dew coming from the falls and the chilling atmosphere ties you there to live in. Besides, the tea plantations and rubber plantations surrounding the falls add more charm to the Kakochang falls. Just taking a dip in the pond at the foot of falls and relishing the soothing atmosphere surrounded takes you to a serene world.

10. Padam Pukhuri

Padam Pukhuri is a pretty and wonderful island park known for its lotus collections. Near Bamuni Hills, Padam Pukhuri is a small island park, which was excavated in an archaeological survey in the 19th century. The park and the freshwater surrounded it offers a pleasing atmosphere with its cool breeze. In Assam, Padam Pukhuri is one of the renowned historical places. Inside the park, you can witness toy trains, musical fountains, and iron bridges, etc. Just to rejuvenate ourselves, Padam Pukhuri is a nice place to visit.

11. Tocklai Tea Research Center

For tea lovers, when they heard Assam, they first think about Tea because Assam is a great producer of tea in India. This tea research center is a famous one in Assam, which was built in the times of British ruling. For the past many years, this tea research center is serving tea plantation techniques or research in India. When you visit this research center, tea gardens, museum, and restaurants find the best attractions to enjoy here.

The best thing to do here is to communicate with the staff and they will explain the travel of Tocklai from the beginning days to today. It is a very interesting thing and knowledge source to know about the history of Tocklai.  

12. Tinsukia

Tinsukia, a perfect and must-place to experience the lovely atmosphere of nature in deep. This small town in Assam is very famous for its beautiful villages and wildlife sanctuaries. The villages here with untouched beauty and people living in hamlets surprises you. Simply, you can completely disconnect with the modern world when you are in Tinsukia. For nature lovers, this place may be a heaven on the earth. Such a beautiful and pleasant place to explore.

Marut Nandan Kanan Park, Shiv Dham, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, and the Bell temple are the major tourist spots in Tinsukia to explore.

13. Sualkuchi

Without visiting Sualkuchi means, your trip goes in vain. Because it is the perfect home that exhibits the true culture and traditions of Assam. If you want to explore the other side of Assam means, a visit to Sualkuchi is worthy enough. For its best kind of silk, Sualkuchi got tagged as the “Manchester of East”. A very interesting thing here is the houses of villagers made of bamboo and mud. Everywhere numerous temples, monasteries, and namghars in the village and lifestyle of people made Sualkuchi is the best place to witness the true culture of the Assamese.

Sualkuchi nestled on the banks of River Brahmaputra and enclosed with lush greenery hills and known for its famous Muga silk and many things attract tourists to visit on high demand.

14. Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Home to many migratory birds, Dibru Saikhowa is one of the best-known national parks of Assam. Located very close to Tinsukia, this national park is home to many endangered animal species and birds. Among the seven parts of the park, one is a wetland, and others are covered with thick lush forests and grasslands. In this national park, you can spot some of the famous endangered bird species such as spotted-billed Pelican, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Bengal Florican, etc and then coming to wild animals you can spot Bengal tigers, Leopards, etc. If you take boat safari, you may have a chance to spot Gangetic River Dolphins.

15. Digboi

Known as the Oil City of Assam, Digboi is a famous town, where the first oil well was dug in the whole of Asia. In the late 19th century Britishers were used to dig oil from this town. Due to this reason, here some beautiful bungalows and golf courses of Britishers can be witnessed. Apart from the oil digging, Digboi is more than that with lush greenery landscapes, tea gardens, and the tranquil environment here makes you enjoy the lovely mood with just your presence.

Especially for birdwatchers, Digboi is a great place nearly 453 bird species can be spotted here. However, when you visit the place try to get the best accommodation because Digboi is known for its beautiful guest houses.

16. Goalpara

With a perfect combination of nature and spirituality, Goalpara is an outstanding place in Assam to explore. Goalpara, located on the banks of River Brahmaputra and covered with picturesque landscapes and evergreen forests offers a cool and pleasant atmosphere. In addition to all these, Goalpara is a famous pilgrimage site housing numerous temples, monuments, and stupas. Simply, Goalpara satisfies the tourists with two sides of nature and pilgrimage attractions. Also, Being a famous tourist spot for nature lovers this town is the best place for adventure activities like rock climbing and trekking.

17. Jorhat

Jorhat, The Tea Capital of India is the second-largest place in Assam everywhere tea plantations come to your way. Nearly, 135 tea gardens are there in Jorhat. The beautiful place with numerous cultural sites, tombs, gardens, wildlife destinations, and a lot gained popularity for its tourist attractions. Many attractions of Jorhat such as Raja Maidam, Thengal Bhawan, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, and Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, etc draw tourists every year in large numbers. In a few words, Jorhat is culturally rich and value for heritage sites.

18. Lilabari

Lilabari, a small and beautiful town of Assam located in North Lakhimpur on the banks of Brahmaputra river. The Dirang valley and Sela pass of Lilabari are the key attractions of this town. With beautiful scenic views and a pleasant atmosphere, Lilabari is a perfect destination for nature thrillers to enjoy. For adventure thrillers also, this town finds the best to dwell in the adventure with activities like hiking, trekking, angling, rafting, camping, fishing, and a lot. Overall, Lilabari is a fantastic place for nature seekers to enjoy the refreshing environment.

19. Bongaigaon

Located in the center of the state, Bongaigaon is a well-known tourist place for its valuable historical monuments and culture. Once it was the capital of the Kamatapur kingdom that’s why here many magnificent architectural monuments grab everyone’s attention. In Assam, Bongaigaon is a must-visit place for its scenic beauty and culture. The things to witness here are Bagheswari temple, rock-cut caves, Bagheswari hill park, Bongaigaon Eco-park, and Nakkati hill viewpoint, etc. In the sense of natural attractions, heritage, and culture, Bongaigaon is a must-visit tourist spot in Assam.

20. Umananda Island

Assam is home to the longest river islands and also it is home to one of the smallest islands such as Umananda Island. It is a popular religious island amid River Brahmaputra this island is also known as Peacock Island named by the British. This small island houses Umananda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Maybe the island seems to be small but in attracting the tourists it is a wonderful place to reach and rest in a pleasant atmosphere.

These are some of the best 20 tourist spots of Assam but don’t think that these are the only attractions. Assam is an abundant of fantastic tourist attractions if we go on mentioning we can’t put them in a list. So go on exploring the beauty of Assam.

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