Assam – Journey of Time or Tradition

Major tourist attraction 

  • Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve:- A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga is home to the one-horned Indian rhinoceros. It is situated in the Golaghat and Nagoam regions of Assam. A wide range of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, and various bird species make it home.
  • Majuli Island:- The largest river island in the world, Majuli is located in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. And is well known for its traditional arts and crafts, Vaishnavite monasteries (Satras), and different Assamese cultures.
  • Tea Gardens of Assam:- How can one come to Assam and forget to see the Tea Garden? Assam’s tea gardens are popular with tourists. Visitors can explore tea estates, see how tea is made, and take in the breathtaking views found on tea plantations. 
  • Kamakhya Temple:- A widely known Hindu temple in Guwahati that honors the goddess Kamakhya is located on top of Nilachal Hill. It is an important place of worship and a representation of the spirituality of the state.
  • Hajo:- A multicultural town popular for its religious locations, which include Madan Kamdev Temple, Powa Mecca, and Hayagriva Madhava Temple. Found in the Kamrup district of Assam, on the eastern bank of the Brahmaputra River. It is an ancient Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu pilgrimage attraction.

Major cities of Assam

  • Jorhat:- The name Jorhat is the combination of two Jor means Twin and Hat means Market. The name of the district literally defines the two markets Swokihat and Masorhat on the opposite sides of the River Bhugdoi. It contains historical attractions such as Majuli Island and Thengal Manor, as well as insights into the tea industry. 
  • Guwahati:- This is the most famous and mesmerizing location in Assam. Guwahati is the largest city situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra River in the state. The city is famous for its shrines of lord Shiva and Vishnu. The major attraction here is the hilltop Kamakhya Devi Temple. 
  • Sivasagar:- Sivasagar, earlier known as Rangpur, is an old and important historical city. There are several attractions that highlight Ahom architecture, such as Talatal Ghar, Kareng Ghar, Ahom Palace (Rang Ghar), and Sivasagar Tank. This place lies 224 miles (360 KM) northeast of Guwahati. 
  • Tezpur:- This place is home to many historic attractions and old temples that represent its rich background. The locals take important joy in celebrating festivals like Bihu and Durga Pooja. It is a location which is surrounded by lush green mountains.
  • Dibrugarh:- Because of its central position in the production and trade of tea, it is commonly known as the “ Tea City of India”. Dibrugarh has relaxing, humid weather most of the time. And this city is surrounded by beautiful tea gardens, which contribute to its charm. it is situated 435 km east of Dispur, the state capital.

The famous food of Assam

  • Masor Tenga: Made with fish, Masor Tenga is a tangy fish curry.
  • Aloo Pitika: This is a basic but flavorful mashed potato dish.
  • Assam Tea: Assam is well-known for its strong, aromatic tea.
  • Bamboo Shoot Curry (Khorisa): Bamboo shoots are a popular ingredient in Assamese cuisines

Many more food items like Xaak aru Bhaji, Pitha, Assamese Luchi, Bilahi Maas, Poita Bhat, and Tenga Moror Jol (Sour Curry with Lentils)

Assam is famous for 

  • Bihu Festival:- Assam celebrates Bihu, a historical event, with huge enthusiasm. It indicates the arrival of new seasons and is connected to agriculture. Traditional eating, music, and dancing define Bihu.
  • Silk (Assam Silk):- Silk production in Assam is very famous, especially Muga, Eri, and Pat silk. Assamese-only Muga silk, in particular, is admired for its strength and golden color. Another important product made by silkworms feed castor plants is Eri silk.
  • River Cruises and River Islands:- This place is blessed with a great number of rivers and river cruises on the Brahmaputra River are a popular activity. Majuli, the world’s largest river island, is a different and culturally outstanding destination in Assam.
  • Assamese Language and Literature:- In Assam, the Indo-Aryan language known as Assamese is commonly spoken. There is a long history of famous writers and poets from Assamese literature who contributed to both local and national literature.
  • Traditional Attire:- Assamese women generally dress in a two-piece garment known as a Mekhela chador. Their traditional cloth is known for its detailed patterns and is frequently used as headgear, scarf, or for religious festivities.

Best time to visit Assam 


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