10 Things to do in Assam That You Shouldn't Miss

December 5, 2021 Marlin Saiz

Assam (English: /əˈsæm/, /-sɑːm/  listen (help·info)) is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

1. Brahmaputra River

India http://www.assambengalnavigation.com
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Brahmaputra River

One of the largest rivers in the world runs through Tibet, China, India and Bangladesh.

Reviewed By cycleSteve - Ipoh, Malaysia

I just completed an incredible one-week trip with Assam Bengal Navigation aboard the Charaidew. Where do I begin with superlatives? The tour itinerary included visits to beautiful tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries where we spotted several one-horned rhinos, small native villages and of course the beautiful expanse of the Brahmaputra where time seems to have stood still. The ship is one of the company's older vessels yet very comfortable, ensuite cabins, an extraordinarily friendly & helpful staff, food always freshly prepared, varied and quite tasty. Our group was never hungry! The tour included a naturalist during wildlife outings and even a tea expert to assist with tea tasting & education. The days cruising the river featured talks from the cruise director about Assam and India on a whole range of subjects, all quite interesting. On the top deck at night the sky was filled with stars - and unlike other river cruises I've taken, the ship does not move after sunset which makes for a great nights' sleep. I also enjoyed the evening we docked near Tezpur, a reasonable size city along the river. Strolling through the town center I truly had the feeling of being in a part of India few foreigners get to experience; the city was delightful, friendly faces everywhere at the markets and shops. This was my second visit to India and my first to Assam. I've come to so enjoy river cruises and highly recommend Assam Bengal Navigation. My hope is to join another of their cruises in the future along the Ganges.

2. Kamakhya Temple

Nilachal Hill, Guwahati 781010 India
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4.5 based on 1,722 reviews

Kamakhya Temple

Reviewed By senraayan - Varanasi, India

Located atop of a small Nilachal hill at Guwahati, the temple has a very unique history and is the most popular temple dedicated to Goddess Shathi (Bleeding Goddess) in India. The temple premises are clean and well maintained but mostly crowded, even during weekdays. One has to be there at early morning hours to get lined up for the free dharsan of the deity and the dharsan inside main tower, closes at 1300hrs. Special dharsan (500 bucks per head) facility is also available but tickets can be booked at the early dawn hours, on the same day of dharsan. A big tower along with a few nearby towers with kalasams at the top appears so divine and graceful, representing the great marvels of indian traditional architecture. Daily Annadhanam available between 1200 to 1500 hrs and is very very well managed by the temple authorities. Cameras and mobiles are allowed inside the premises but photography inside the main tower is prohibited. Special facilities like waiting room, wheel chairs etc for differently abled and old people are provided by the temple authorities and it is really worth tonnes of thanks and appreciation.

3. Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

Jorhat India +91 98540 54135 http://assamforest.in/NP_Sanctuaries/wls_Hollongapar.php
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Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

Reviewed By Purabi_Chowdhury - Jorhat, India

Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary situated near Jorhat. This small forest is visited by walk. Hence the best season to visit is winter if you are also scared of leech like me. The best time to visit is early morning. It is home to primates like stump-tailed macaque, northern pig-tailed macaque, capped langur etc the most famous being the hoolock gibbons. Gibbons are monogamous and live as family units till the offspring turn adults. The young ones are light brown in colour and the colour changes to black as they attain adulthood in case of males. They almost never come down to ground and move by swinging from branch to branch which is a sight to behold. They sing very loudly and generally quite gentle. Last Sunday we visited Hollongapar. We could see the Malayan giant squirrel and Gibbons. When we came out of forest and started walking along the railway track running through the forest, we saw a male Gibbon in a tree by the track. He treated us to a beautiful show of acrobatics by making huge leap from one tree to another. There are also leopards, elephants, wild boars, several varieties of snakes, around two hundred species of birds and butterflies. Most of the vegetation is evergreen and is composed of several canopy layers. The flora includes Hollong (the state tree of Assam), Shashi, Fig, Agar, Titachopa, bamboo, ferns and orchids. I was overjoyed to see ronga bahak (tita phool) which is a delicacy for me!

4. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Marigaon, Guwahati India +919613076574 [email protected] http://morigaon.nic.in/tourist_places/pobitora/pobitora.html
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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora or Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam in India. It is located about 30 km east of Guwahati. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is about 48 km by road from Guwahati.

Reviewed By Hillrovers - Assam, India

One of the best wildlife sanctuary to find and get a close to the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. It has a dense population of the one-horned rhinoceros which can be seen easily grazing around the Park. There are around 93 rhinos in merely 16 square km area of the park. So some of them have The park is also known as a Birding paradise, which is home to more than 2000 migratory birds. Jungle Safari Timings: Elephant Safari: 06:30 AM / 07:30 AM and 14:30 PM Jeep Safari: 07:00 AM and 15:00 PM

5. Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

37 National Highway near Lokhra, Guwahati India http://www.guwahati-tourism.com
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4.5 based on 304 reviews

Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

Reviewed By utpoldas - Guwahati, India

Nice layout of temple premises,well maintained South Indian Architecture,permanent and season flowers in the garden,manicured lawn.Being a devotee of Lord Venkateswara I visit sometime(not many devotees though in this part of India).

6. Agnigarh Hill

Sonitpur District Bank of the River Brahmaputra, Tezpur 784001 India
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Agnigarh Hill

7. Chitralekha Udyan

Mahabhairab, Tezpur 784001 India
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Chitralekha Udyan

8. Umananda Temple

Peacock Island Baruah Souk, North Guwahati, Guwahati 781030 India +91 70028 49914 http://www.assaminfo.com/tourist-places/56/umananda-temple-guwahati.htm
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Umananda Temple

Reviewed By souravghose - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

The Shiva- Parvati temple is situated on the peacock island in the midst of mighty River Brahmaputra.You need to travel by boat to reach the island and then walk up about 70 steps to reach the temple.The temple premise is kept clean.It was built by Ahom King during 17th Century.The island is smallest riverine inhabitated island in the world.

9. Kalia Bhomora Setu

Over Brahmaputra River, Tezpur India
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4.0 based on 38 reviews

Kalia Bhomora Setu

10. Nag-Sankar Temple

Jamugiri, Sonitpur District, Tezpur India
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Nag-Sankar Temple

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