Enjoy the vibrant land. Absorb the scenic beauty. Breathe in the fresh air and listen to the chirping of birds. And all these you can do only at Assam. Assam attracts you in a different way. It can entertain you and can engage you with its culture, beauty and much more. Each place in Assam has something to offer you, be it things to buy or dresses to shop or food to eat. Blessed with the amazing natural beauty of the wild, peaceful villages, and lush green tea gardens, this place offers the best trip for every enthusiastic traveler. The historical monuments at Sivasagar, the ancient temples at the heart of Umananda, the tea gardens of Jorhat and the wildlife population of Kaziranga paint the canvas of Assam with vibrant shades. Also, the food habit, cuisines, and desserts prepared here are much distinctive than the rest of the country. So, it is obvious that a traveler won’t be able to explore all exciting elements of Assam at a go. It is a treasure trove of diverse history and natural beauty.
Be it the stunning ambiance or the heart-warming sceneries, Assam tourism undoubtedly offers you the best tourist destination. Here are 15 best things to do and see in Assam:
Spend A Great Evening in Srimanta Sankardev At Kalakshetra, Guwahati
It is the best cultural establishment in Guwahati. Portraying and Showcasing the indigenous cultures of the Assamese, it is a one-stop destination to know more about Assam and its glorious history.
River Rafting and Angling in Nameri National Park:
If you are fond of adventure and thrill, Nameri National Park should be your next ideal adventure destination. The Jia Bharali River passing through this sanctuary makes it for a perfect destination for adventure sports like river rafting and Golden Mahseer fishing.
Check out Assamese Culture in Sivasagar:
Sibasagar, popularly called as Sivasagar or the ‘Ocean of Lord Shiva’ is clad with great monuments and epics that describe the Assamese culture and history at the best. Kareng Ghar, Talatal Ghar, and Rang Ghar, are some of the most popular and stunning monuments to visit in this town.
Sample Masor Tenga And Duck Roast
Without lip-smacking foods, the Assamese culture is just like the sea without the tides. Be it any event, festival or celebrations, Assamese people take in the delight of several authentic and traditional delicacies. While in Assam, do not forget to sample roasted Duck and Masor Tenga, a type of fish curry and pamper your taste buds!
Get Introduced to Bhut Jolokia and Khar
Your visit to Assam will never be fulfilled without the taste of Khar and Bhoot Jolokia. The most authentic and traditional meal in the Assamese cuisine, Khar is made from papaya or the burnt skin of a banana. The Bhoot Jolokia pickle just fits into any of the dishes as an appetizer!
Visit Agnigarh, a Saga of True Love in Tezpur:
According to the ancient legends, this fortress was once the residence of a princess called ‘Usha’, who fell in love with ‘Aniruddha’, the grandson of Lord Krishna. It is one of the best-sacred places in Assam.
Witness the Cult of Voodoo in Mayong:
Located around 30km from the main city Guwahati, Mayong is disguised as the ‘Land of Black Magic’. A rustic hamlet where voodoo is believed to be practiced by most of the villagers, the inhabitants of this village were known to perform black magic for the Ahom rulers in defending their homeland. Black magic and sorcery are still believed to be an indispensable part of the Mayong culture!
Enjoy River Cruise in the Brahmaputra:
Flowing through the whole breadth and length breadth of the state, the mighty Brahmaputra is also a great river cruise destination in the country. With its origin at the great Himalayan Range, a cruise down this stunning river will take you through most of the stunning and amazing spots in Assam. In some parts of the river, you can also experience river rafting and delightful boat rides.
Land into great History, Beliefs, and Faiths in Dhubri:
Jotted with the Brahmaputra River on all the sides, Dhubri; popularly known as the ‘Land of Rivers’, is one of the oldest as well as least discovered towns in Assam. Sharing international boundaries with Bangladesh and national boundaries with Meghalaya and West Bengal
, this quaint town is the home to Gurdwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib; one of the most sacred Gurdwaras in the world. Also, the town served as the resting camp of the Mughals, before they tasted defeat in the hands of the mighty hands of the Ahom rulers.
Visit sacred place Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati:
With the Goddess Kamakhya as the main deity, this pious temple is one of the great 51 Shakti Pithas. Situated atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, this 8th-century temple is a prime pilgrim center for the Hindus and is visited by thousands of devotees every year. According to the legends, the main temple was crafted by Lord Vishwakarma, which got demolished by several intruders before the present one was finally established later in the 17th century.
Explore Tea Gardens in Dibrugarh:
If you are drinking a cup of the tastiest and quality tea anywhere in the world, there are more than 80% of chances that the tea was blended in Dibrugarh! Also known as the ‘Tea City of India’, this town in Assam is known for its finest blends of tea leaves and is also the largest tea producing town in the world.
Have a great Picnic in the Peacock Island:
Looking like a shape of a peacock, the Umananda Island in the Kamrup district is also known as the ‘Peacock Island’. Surrounded by the mighty Brahmaputra on all the sides, it is the tiny river island in Assam and is a pure delight for activities like picnic, leisure day outing and much more. It can be easily reached from the mainland of Guwahati on boats and ferries.
Have a Silky Visit to Sualkuchi:
Sualkuchi called as the ‘Manchester of Assam’, is the home to some of the finest silk producing units in the country. The silks used in the colorful Assamese attires are majorly crafted from Sualkuchi silks. Not only silk, but this town is also known for its mixed diversity and pictorial beauty.
Be a Part of the Tea Festival in Jorhat:
The producer of the finest quality tea in the world, this place has an age-long bonding with tea production! On a visit to this Jorhat, mainly during November to January, you can witness and discover Assam’s immortal bonding with tea leaves at the Tea Festival; a chance to witness and sample some of the best quality black tea in the world and know more about the tradition.
Spend a day in Haflong, the Switzerland of the East:
Haflong is also called as the ‘Ant Hill Town’ or the ‘Switzerland of the East’. Rolling hills and mountains, pleasant climate, panoramic views, picturesque valleys, and meadows are the main attraction of this quaint town.