Assam – Explore nature and wildlife

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Are you looking for a picturesque tourist destination with promising natural beauty and amazing wildlife? Do you also fancy a rich cultural and architectural heritage?

If yes, Assam could be your dream destination!

Assam is a picturesque Indian state with Kingdom of Bhutan on its north, an Indian state, Arunachal Pradesh on its east and a magnificent river, Brahmaputra cutting through the state’s lush green hills and valleys. An outstanding mix of hills, valleys and river, it is a great place to visit.

Whether you are a nature lover, architecture lover, a photographer, a spiritual individual, a quiet poet or a sport loving adventurous soul, Assam is a treat for everyone!

Assam boasts of five national parks, several wildlife and bird sanctuaries; out of which two i.e. Kaziranga and Manas have been designated as World Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It is home to over 180 species of mammals, which includes rare and endangered species like the golden langur, the royal Bengal tiger etc.

The state is widely popular for its agricultural product, tea- used as a beverage. Tea is grown both in the Brahmaputra and Barak plains. The tea gardens can be visited in Sibsagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sonitpur and Nagaon districts. The state produces 51% of the total tea production in India and about 1/6th of the tea produced across the world. Besides a significant contribution to Assam’s economy, the tea gardens are significant employers to work force in Assam.

Assam is a hub of religions. Most of the temples and other places of worship in Assam belong to the medieval period and represent the architectural heritage of the royal courts of Ahom, Koch and Kachari. Most popular among tourists are Nabagraha Temple, Kamakhya Temple and Umananda Temple. A mosque built by Pir Giasuddin Aulia is also there in Assam. It is believed that its sanctity is one-fourth of that of Mecca.

Besides the nature and monuments, there are more things you can try hands on while in Assam. This beautiful state has sprawling tea estates with bungalows having old-world charm. Majority of them have golf courses attached to them. Although most of them are nine-hole golf courses, Digboi is an eighteen-hole course.

Cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River that runs for 1800 miles from its source in the Tibetan Himalayas to its delta in the Bay of Bengal through this beautiful state can be one of your grandest experiences ever.

The river Kapili, Jia Bhoroli and Manas are famous destinations for angling. An annual Angling competition is organized at Jia Bhoroli and is enthusiastically appraised by anglers across the world.

If you are an avid camper, Eco Camp situated at the fringes of the Nameri National Park is an ideal getaway for you.
Assam is a comfortable and convenient tourist place with good facilities for staying and commuting. The best months to visit are from October to April because of the pleasant climate. The lodging options are many. There are guest houses, hotels and bungalows available for tourists. The variety of food available for tourists is also good. If you don’t savour new cuisines, it is easy to find regular meals in local eateries also. The warmth that the local people extend to the visitors is heart warming.

JayB

A self-described travel enthusiast...

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