Assam (currently called Asom) is a beautiful state among one of the seven sisters of northeast and a major tourist place of north-east India. Famed as a tea state due to biggest tea producing state, Asom is the most easily accessible state of northeast and is called the gateway of the northern frontier India. Assam has a rich cultural since its known origin when it was called 'Ahom'. The whole Assam can be divided into two categories: Lower Assam and Upper Assam. The lower Assam is a land of plain area while upper Assam is mountainous, which falls in the foothills of great Himalayas.
Assam has several places of Tourist interests including its World Heritage Wild Life Sanctuaries - Kaziranga Wildlife National Park and Manas Wildlife National Park. Assam falls in India's highest monsoon region and experiences heavy rains. The temperature of the state is sub-tropical, so here visitors can see a wide variety of species in state's dense areas. Assam also holds pleasing landscapes, awesome beauties of falls, rivers and mountains, and have several religious places including prestigious Kamakhya Temple.
Here is the list of major places of Tourist Interests in Assam for the visitors:
Visit to Brahmaputra River: Brahmaputra river is one of the longest river of India that also flows in neighborhood countries - Tibet and Bangladesh. It river has always among the major tourist attractions for the visitors who want to measure its beauty from the naked eyes. Here, you can enjoy the cruise traveling.
Guwahati City Information: Guwahati, the foremost tourist place of the state is the largest city of the state and prime gateway for the entire region. Guwahati is also the gateway for entering Shillong, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and amazing hill station. Guwahati is spread over the Brahmaputra river and holds huge number of temples including Kamakhya temples, Nabagraha temple, Umananda temple etc. Assam Zoo, Botanical Garden, and Assam state museum are another major tourist attractions of the Assam that lie in the city.
Majuli Tourism: Majuli is state's largest fresh water island lies 20 k.m. north from Jorhart district of Asom. Majuli is a natural habitat of rare flora and fauna, and several species of fowls.
Visit to Kaziranga National Park: Annexed in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites, Kaziranga National Park is another major tourist place for visitors. It is the premium place for wildlife lovers. This natural sanctuary is famous for great one-horned rhinoceros (which is declared as an endangered species), giant water buffalo, Asian Elephants, guar, Sambar, and Indian Tiger. Kaziranga National Park is claimed to be the most secured tiger reserved in the world.
Trip to Manas National Park: It is also listed in UNESCO's world heritage sites and a prestigious wild life sanctuary known for preserving rare species like Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog. After annexing in UNESCO's natural world heritage site, Manas National Park has become one of the leading tourist destinations of India.
Tinsukia: Because of being the business capital of Assam, Tinsukia is one of the major tourist places of Assam. The beautiful Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is also one of tourist attractions of Assam.
Dibrugarh Information: Just 60 k.m. west from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh is a small but a beautiful town that is famous for best viewing point of Brahmaputra river.
Jorhat Information: Jorhat is the most crucial tourist destinations for its several visiting places like Tokolai Tea Research center,Hatigar Dewal, Burigosani Than or Dewal, Garakhiadol Temple (Shiva Temple), Borbheti Than (Originally moneastery), Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, NEIST,Gymkhana Club, Lachit Borphukan's Maidam, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, The Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan Asom Sahitya Sabha. and major spot etc.
Tezpur City Information: Tezpur is a small town in Assam but a major tourist destination because some amazing sites like Usha Pahar, Agnigarh, Mahabhairav Temple, etc..
Goalpara Travel Information: Goalpara is one among the major tourist destinations of Assam. There are several tourist places in the districts like Sri Surya Pahar,Tekreshwari Pahar,Paglartek in Pancharatna,Pir Babas Mazar in Joleshwar, Naranarayan Setu (Bridge).
Sualkuchi Visit: A small village renown for its high quality silk fabrics. It is world's largest weaving village, commonly known as Manchester of East. Because of its silk fabric, it has become an interesting tourist place.
Digboi Information: Digboi is a major oil town and containing the world's oldest continuing refinery plants. It is also a famous tourist place, as it holds numerous tea gardens and mystic blue hills.
Sibsagar: A famous tourist place of Assam, Sibsagar is 369 kms. west from Guwahati. It has the highest Shiva temple in India. Due to it, it is major tourist destination of state.
Hajo City Guide: Just 32 km northwest of Guwahati, Hajo is a major pilgrimage for people of all religions - Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. Hajo is also famous for a giant turtle resides in the pond situated below the shrine.
The other major Tourist Places of Assam are:
Nameri National Park, Orang National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary, Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary, Burasapori Wildlife Sanctuary, Bornodi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonai-rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary, Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Joydihing Rainforest, Podumani Bherjan Borajan Wildlife Sanctuary, Panidihing Bird Sanctuary, Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary, Barpeta, Sarthebari, Jorhat Gymkhana Club, Bogamati, Ledo and Stilwell Road, Haflong, Maibong and Jatinga, Bongaigaon, Umrangshu hotwater spring, Madan Kamdev archaeological region, Charaideo, Surya Pahar Goalpara archaeological region, Tezpur archaeological region, Kapili Valley archaeological region, Dhansiri/Dhonxiri Valley archaeological region, Karbi Anglong, Mayong, Bordua and Chapanalla Waterfall etc.
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