Assam

Discover Assam

Travel to Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Charaideo, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao (North Cachar Hills), Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salamara-Mankachar, Tinsukia, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong.

Assam, in North East India, is a treasure trove of natural beauty and diverse history, remaining as one of the most bountiful untouched regions in the country. Known as the land of ‘Blue Hills and Red River’, the state is home to wild forests, mighty rivers, and acres and acres of tea plantations. Popularly known as the home to the one-horned rhino, the state is one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the entire world. With the majestic Brahmaputra river, magnificent hills, rich flora and fauna, the state is every tourist’s paradise. One of the most beautiful states of India, Assam is the gateway to the enchanting and unexploited northeastern part of the country.

A veritable paradise, Assam shares international borders with both Bangladesh and Bhutan and boasts of its vibrant culture and scenic beauty, as well as its historical significance. The state enjoys a climate similar to tropical regions and has evergreen vegetation throughout the year.

Assam population in 2022 is estimated to be 36.3 Million (3.63 Corers), As per Unique Identification India data, updated 31, May 2020, by mid of year 2020 the projected population is 35,607,039. Currently Assam state has an area of 78,438 sq. km with density of 397 people per sq. km.

Baksa: Baksa district has enough potential for tourism development. After creation of the district, the world famous Manas National Park is now fall under Baksa district.

Famous Places in Baksa: Manas National Park, Manas Soushi Khongkhor, Moinapukhuri, Bogamati, Daragaon.

 

 

Manas National Park: Manas National Park and Tiger Project located at the western side of the district at the foothills of Bhutan is a place of great tourist attraction-National as well as International. There are as many as 60 species of mammals, 312 birds, 42 reptiles, 7 amphibian, 54 fishes and more than 100 species of insects. The most abundantly found animals are Tiger, Leopard, Golden Langur, Pigmie Hog, Dhanesh Pakhi, Wild Buffalo, Bison, Python, Wild Cat, Elephant, Hyena, Fox etc. The river Manas flow through the National Park. River Crafting facility is newly introduced for the tourists. Both Govt. and Private Lodging and Food facility is available.

Manas Soushi Khongkhor: An eco-tourism spot located on the middle part of the Baksa district on the mouth of river Pagladia. Enshrined with natural beauty just adjacent with Bhutan hills, it attracts a large number of picnic goers in the month of December and January. It is new well maintained and looked after by an NGO known as Manas Soushi Khongkhor Eco Tourism Society (MASKETS). Some endangerd wild animals are found there such as Bison, Deer, Hogg Deer, White Belly Heron, Royal Bengal Tiger etc. Food and Guest House facility is provided by the volunteers of MASKETS if needed.

 

Moinapukhuri: Moinapukhuri is located northwards of Mushalpur (District HQ) just adjacent to the International India-Bhutan boundary. It is in religious side. It is the only trekking site in Baksa district. As the place is located in the hills, around 3 Kms from the plains and there is no motorways, one have to walk through the difficult rugged tepped trekks to reach there. The motorable way ends near about 3 Kms before. Main attractions are dead lake, a picnic spot, place for puja for various Hindu religious communities etc. along with dense jungle.

 

 

Bogamati: A popular beautiful spot on the mouth of river “Barnadi” on the foothills of Bhutan, it attracts a large number of picnic parties during New Year and Magh Bihu. Far flung river sands and rocks in the month of December and January works as open air restaurant for the picnic goers.

 

 

Daragaon: Daragaon is a picnic spot surrounded by lush green hills, a gushing stream and beautiful skies with fluffy clouds to stare on the area falls under Dihira Reserved Forest of Baksa, here river Diring is the main attraction of the picnic spot. Thousands of picnickers visit these areas drawn to its natural scenic beauty. It is famous for trekking.

Barpeta: One of the major towns in Western Assam, located around 98 kilometres northwest of Guwahati, Barpeta is the administrative headquarter of Barpeta district which is known as the ‘Land of Satras’. The town is referred in the local tongue as ‘Satra Nagari’ or ‘the town of temples’ due it being home to many Vaishnavite Satras. The name Barpeta is derived from ‘Bar’ meaning big and ‘Peta’ meaning pond. Hence, as the name suggests, Barpeta translates to a land of big ponds. In the olden days, before much of the urbanisation, there were many ponds in the town giving birth to its name.

Famous Places in Barpeta: The Barpeta Satra, Sundaridiya Satra, Dargah of Syed Shahnur Dewan, Beki River, The Brahmaputra river.

 

The Barpeta Satra: The Barpeta Satra is one of the holy sites of the town, and is located in the north-west of Guwahati in Assam. It has the popular shrine and a Kirtanghara and the site is frequently visited by tourists and devotees round the year.

 

 

 

Sundaridiya Satra: Sundaridiya Satra, is one of the religious places in the destination and was constructed by Shri Madhavdeva after he left the Ganakkuchi Satra. Apart from serving adobe to Shri Madhavdeva, the premises of the shrine played a vital role in spreading Vaishnavisim and reformation.

 

Dargah of Syed Shahnur Dewan: Dargah of Syed Shahnur Dewan, one of the spots for tourists, especially those of the Muslim faith is located at Bhella, nearly 8 km away from the destination. This is a spot of great importance and faith because it is said that during medieval period, Syed Shahnur Dewan, a disciple of Muslim Sufi saint Ajan Fakir, arrived at this very place for spreading Islamic religion and Sufi philosophies.

 

 

Beki River: The Beki River, originating in Bhutan, is one of the right bank tributaries of the River Brahmaputra. A significant portion of this river flows through Assam. It serves as a source of livelihood and mode of transport for the many communities in Assam. A great view over the river can be had from the bridge along NH-31 which runs across the river.

 

 

The Brahmaputra river: Known as Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet, the Brahmaputra river originates from the south-western part of Tibet. It enters India through the Himalayas, where it is known as Dihang. The 2,900 km long river Brahmaputra is the main river often used for irrigation and transportation purposes. Tourists can visit Baghbar hills for beautiful views of the river as it flows down from the Great Himalayas.

Biswanath: Is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. It is one of newly created district in the year by 2015, declared by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on 15 August 2015. The district is created amalgamating Gohpur and most part of Biswanath Sub division on earlier Sonitpur district. The district is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh on north, Golaghat, Brahmaputra river on the south, Lakhimpur district on the east and Sonitpur district on the west. The administrative headquarter is located at Biswanath Chariali.

Famous Places in Biswanath: Biswanath Temple, Nagsankar Temple, Maa Kalyani Mandir, Green Ashiyana Island Resort, Nomara picnic place, Monabarie Tea Estate, Biswanath Ghat.

Biswanath Temple: Biswanath temple popularly known as “Gupta Kashi is located at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) river with Brahmaputra. The ghat has a cluster of temples of different gods. From the stone posts, beams and other ruins found there it is believed that once there was a stone temple. During the summer the temple remains under water. Only in winter worship is done by constructing temporary shed which draws lot of tourists. On the third day of the Assamese Bohag Bihu festival, a mela is held there. One can visit from here the island of Umatumuni, an archaeologically famous place.

 

Nagsankar Temple: Nagsankar Mandir is situated 15 km west of Biswanath chariali town, in a place called Sootea. The exact history of the temple is not definite. It was built around 4th Century AD. According to one belief, the temple was built by a King called Nag Sankar from Lohitya dynasty in the late 4th century. Nagsankar reigned eastern Kamrup (ancient name of Assam) in 378 AD. He was a great king and sent his representatives to his contemporary the Great Asoka of Maurya dynasty.

 

 

Nomara picnic place: Nomara is a naturally beautiful site in Biswanath near Arunachal Pradesh Border. It is Located 26 km North from Biswanath Chariali Town. It is mainly famous for its natural beauty.

 

 

 

Monabarie Tea Estate: Monabarie Tea Estate at Biswanath District of Assam is Asia’s Largest Tea Estate. The tea estate is owned by the McLeod Russel India Limited, a part of Williamson Magor Group.

 

 

Biswanath Ghat: Biswanath Ghat is Located towards south from Biswanath Chariali Town. Biswanath Ghat is also popularly known as “Gupta Kashi”. The town is named after the ancient Biswanath mandir.  It is called Gupta Kashi, in comparison with Kashi during the golden rule of the Guptas. The ghat has a cluster of temples of different gods.  A Siva temple was located at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) river with the Brahmaputra.

Bongaigaon: An important city of Assam, Bongaigaon was the last capital of the Kamatapur Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Centrally located within the state at around 180 Kms northwest of Guwahati, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture. The scenic beauty of Bongaigaon is well preserved.

Famous Places in Bongaigaon: Bagheshwari Temple, Kakaijana Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachugaon Game Reserve, Manas National Park, Koya-Kujia Bill, Rock Cut Caves, Bagheswari Hill, Boat ride, Tamranga Lake, Birjhora Tea Garden, The Lalmati- Duramari Ganesh Temple, Sri Surya Pahar, Jogighopa and Pancharatna.

Bagheshwari Temple: Bagheshwari Temple is one of the oldest temple of Assam. According to Hindu mythology, this is the place where ‘Devi Durga’s’ Trishul (trident like weapon) fell down when her body was cut into pieces by God Vishnu, just after ‘Dakhshya Yagya’ (ritual ceremony organized by Durga’s father).

 

 

Kakaijana Wildlife Sanctuary: Kakaijana Wildlife Sanctuary or Kakoijana Reserved Forest is situated on the banks of river Aie, around 15 km away from the city of Bongaigaon. Its most famous inhabitants are the golden langurs which are native to western Assam and along the Indo-Bhutan border region. Initially, a reserved forest, as approved by the government, it later got promoted to the status of a sanctuary.

 

 

Kachugaon Game Reserve: Kachugaon Game Reserve is located in Kachugaon of Bongaigaon district of Assam. It is a protected area under the forest department of Assam. Kachugaon has rare and endangered species such a gaur, golden langur, spotted deer and elephant.

 

 

Manas National Park: Bongaigaon city is the entry point for the Manas National Park. Manas National Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam.

 

 

 

Koya-Kujia Bill: Koya-Kujia Bill is a fabulous place where one can enjoy bird watching. It is a project undertaken by Assam Tourism Development Corporation, situated about 25 kilometers from Bongaigaon.

 

 

 

Rock Cut Caves: These Caves are situated on the banks of river Brahmaputra , they don’t have any sculptural design. Just a platform of mud and brick. The five caves on the riverbanks belong to Salasthambha period.

 

 

 

Bagheswari Hill: This is a famous picnic spot where one can find an ancient shrine of Lord Shiva. The temple is a stone cave. The other famous temples are Baba Tarak nath and Bageshwari temple.

 

 

 

Boat ride: With such beautiful weather and peaceful water bodies, boating is definitely one of the most pleasant and soothing activities to be done in Bongaigaon.

 

 

 

Tamranga Lake: This lake is bird watcher’s paradise. A wide range of migratory birds come here during winters. Locally this lake is known as the Tamranga Beel. Source of water for the lake is the flood water of River Brahmaputra.

 

 

 

Birjhora Tea Garden: Birjhora Tea Garden is one of the biggest tea garden. It is also beautiful because of slopping towards Birjhora Hill. This tea Garden produces very good quality first flush Assam Tea.

 

 

 

The Lalmati- Duramari Ganesh Temple: The temple lies on the Khagrapar Hill near Abhayapuri. It is amongst the most ancient temples in the state of Assam. The stone carvings suggest that the temple could belong to a period between 8th and 10th centuries AD.

 

 

Sri Surya Pahar: Sri Surya Pahar is a significant but relatively unknown archaeological site in Assam. The site is a hilly terrain where several rock-cut Shivalingas, votive stupas and the deities of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain pantheon are scattered in an area of about one km.

 

 

Jogighopa and Pancharatna: Situated on the banks of River Brahmaputra, Jogighopa and Pancharatna are two famous historic sites in Bongaigaon, Assam. Pancharatna lies on the southern side while Jogighopa lies on the northern side of the banks of River Brahmaputra.

Cachar: Cachar is one of the oldest districts in Assam and also of North East India. This district was found during the British period and is spread over a large area of land. The headquarters of this district is located at Silchar, which is also one the popular travel destinations in the state. The place is full of flora and fauna and has tropical evergreen vegetation. Comprising of several tourist attractions, this district is worth spending a holiday in the state.

Famous Places in Cachar: Silchar, Khaspur, Bhubaneswar Temple, Kachari Fort, Kancha Kanti Kali Temple.

 

Silchar: Silchar, the second largest city in the state of Assam is the headquarters of Cachar district. About 90% of the population here consist of Bengalis who speak the local Sylhet language. The remaining 10% comprises of people from Bihar, Manipur, Bishnupur, Rajasthan, and some tribal groups including the Nagas. It is situated along Barak River in the place popularly known as Barak Valley.

 

Khaspur: A beautiful village, Khaspur is located only 20 km from Silchar, in Cachar district of Assam. It houses the ruins of the Dimasa Kingdom, which are a magnificent sight to see. There is a king’s temple, a Lion Gate, and a Sun Gate and these are centuries old. The king’s palace is almost non-existence but the main entrance gates still stands tall. These gates are in elephant pattern.

 

 

Bhubaneswar Temple: During the festival of Shivratri, thousands of Shivayats march towards this Bhubaneswar Temple perchedatop a hill. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is one of the most famous temples in South Assam. Located near Silchar, in Cachar district, this temple is located on the top of Bhuvan Hills and attracts pilgrims from near and far.

 

Kachari Fort: The Cachar district in Assam has a very important historical connection as it used to be the capital of the Cachar Kings during the medieval times. One such famous historical fort here is the Kachari Fort which is considered to be one of the magnificent forts to be visited in this area and tourists come here to see the remains of this kingdom at Khaspur which makes the place more interesting. It reflects the rich cultural heritage of the ancient era through the fine quality of work done by the engineers of those times. The fort is covered on all sides by the lush greenery which makes the place picturesque.

 

Kancha Kanti Kali Temple: Among the many sightseeing places in Silchar is the Kancha Kanti Kali Temple which is located about a distance of 11 km away from the city. Apart from being a religious site this temple is also a historical destination. The scenic splendor of the temple and its surroundings has turned it into a favored travel destination for the tourists. It was built in the year 1806 AD by a Kachari Ruler. But later on this old temple got destructed and was later re-built in the year 1978. This temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Kanchakanti who is said to be the combination of two powerful deities, Goddess Kali and Goddess Durga.

Charaideo: Charaideo is an administrative district in the Indian state of Assam.
Though the Ahom kingdom’s capital changed several times, Charaideo remained the symbolic hub. It houses the holy burial sites of Ahom kings and queens, as well as the Ahoms’ ancient Gods. After complex and protracted royal funeral ceremonies, the Ahom kings and queens were buried.

Famous Places in Charaideo: Charaideo Maidam, Dilighat, Sri Sri Haridev Bornamghar.

 

Charaideo Maidam: The Themaidams in Charaideo make the neighbourhood a popular tourist attraction. The maidams, which are similar to Egypt’s pyramids, are really burial places for Ahom Kings and Queens. They are wonders viewed through the spectacular architecture and expertise of Assamese artists and masons of the mediaeval age. The region also has old ruins and antiquities, which contribute to its lustre.

 

Dilighat: Dilighat is located at the Namrup-Borhat boundary on the banks of the river dilhi or disang (a tributary of the mighty Luit or Brahmaputra). During the winter, it has become a popular site for picnickers. The region’s wonder is enhanced by the construction of a hanging bridge across the river. The bubbling waters of the river, surrounded by nature on all sides, provide a wonderful mix for providing travellers with much-needed rest.

 

Sri Sri Haridev Bornamghar: Haridev Sri Sri Bornamghar was founded in 1662 in honour of MahapurushHaridev, the Great Saint of Assam who made significant contributions to social upliftment. Throughout the year, many people come to this almost 300-year-old religious institution to pray for their well-being. The CholapatharShyam Gaon Buddhist Monastery is Assam’s oldest Buddhist temple. The most lovely time to visit is during the Sangken Poi festival, which takes place in April. The Monastery also has a library with valuable books and antique manuscripts.

Chirang: Among the 27 districts of the north eastern state of Assam, Chirang is one, with its headquarter in Kajalgaon. It has been carved out of the erstwhile district of Bongaigaon in the same state. The district of Chirang derives its name from the Tsirang district of Bhutan, and the place is inhabited mainly by the Bodo people. Other than that, there are some other small communities of people such as Assamese, Santhali, Rajbangshis etc. There are three blocks, namely, Borobajar, Manikpur and Sidli-Chirang. However, the tourism industry in Chirang has developed mainly around places like, Datgiri near Bhutan border, Ai Rever Bengtol and the Laoti Hagrama Bridge.

 

Famous Places in Chirang: Kalamati, Bhumeswar Hill, Bongaigaon.

Kalamati: Chirang district in Assam is well known for its scenic beauty, as well as some specialized zones and Kalamati is its popular attraction as an orchid and butterfly habitat. Kalamati is a destination for lick soil which is next to the waters of Kanamakra. This is a place where various animals especially the elephants come to consume the salt. Different types of herbs, including the medicinal ones are found in this region, though deforestation is a major issue in the area.

 

Bhumeswar Hill: In the Chirang district of Assam, there is a Tehsil or Block named Sidli, where the Bhumeswar hills are situated. There is a village known as the Bhumeswar Hills NC. Bongaigaon, the nearest town from the Bhumeswar hills is 6 km away. Agriculture is one of the main occupations of the people here, and Assam tea, rice, mustard seeds, potato are some of the main products of the region. There are a number of festivals celebrated in the area, such as Bihu, Eid ul Fitr, Durgapuja, Porag, Bathow etc. The main tourist attractions of the place are, the Bageshwari hills and temple, Koya Kujiya Beel, Birjhora Tea estate etc.

Bongaigaon: The second largest city of lower Assam is the city of Bongaigaon. This city is one of the biggest industrial and commercial hubs of North East India and has also been one of the popular travel destinations of Assam. The city houses many historical monuments that reflect the Assamese culture and heritage.

Darrang: One can experience the best of everything in Darang from spellbinding nature to a rich past and unique culture and heritage. The place finds its roots dating back to 16th century with a mention in the Mahabharata. One can witness relics of the past displayed all over the place. Apart from that, Darang is also known for its spiritual aspect being home to several popular religious centers including Bar Masjid, Satras and Thaans. With pleasant weather throughout the year, this beautiful district of Assam is also adorned with large variety of flora and fauna carefully preserved in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. The place with so much to offer is definitely worth a visit!

 

Famous Places in Darrang: Gandhi Smriti Park, Patharughat Swaheed Minar, Satras, Kamakshya Devalaya, Bar Masjid, Engil Fakeer’s Mazaar, Batha Beel, Pukhuria Beel, Baladev Pukhuri, Jaypal Pukhuri, Orang National Park.

 

Gandhi Smriti Park: Gandhi Smriti Park is a beautiful lush green park with whiff of freshness and tranquility. Located at the center of Mangaldai town, the park is quite well maintained and at a walking distance from DC’s office.

 

 

 

Patharughat Swaheed Minar: Patharughat Swaheed Minar, located 16 km from Mangaldai was established to commemorate the victims of Jallianwala Bagh of Assamese origin.

 

 

 

Satras: If you are visiting Darang, do visit Satras to witness the unique and rich culture that solely belongs to Assam. Similar to monasteries in structure, Satras were established by Sankardeva and later by his followers.

 

 

 

Kamakshya Devalaya: Located near the Lakhimpur Village, Kamakshya Devalaya temple is renowned for its stone fetish and 8 lotus petals placed inside the complex. Dating back to 12th century, this temple was preferred by both Ahom and Koch kings.

 

 

 

 

Bar Masjid: Once again located in the heart of Mangaldai town, the Bar Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Darang.

 

Engil Fakeer’s Mazaar: An architectural grandeur, Engil Fakeer’s Mazaar is located in Mangaldai. It is situated in graveyard where Hindus and Muslims come together every Thursday to offer their prayers. Urus Mubaraka Festival is celebrated there on 5th February every year which is visited by many tourists and devotees.

 

 

 

Batha Beel: Located near Hazarikapara, Batha Beel is a paradise for bird watchers. It inhabit plethora of migratory birds that come to this place every year.

 

 

 

Pukhuria Beel: Another place for bird lovers, Pukhuria Beel is also known to inhabit hundreds of migratory birds that visit this place every year.

 

 

 

Baladev Pukhuri: Baladev Pukhuri, situated at Baldevpara is a place that serves as a Government Fishery. Created during the rule of King Dharma Narayana, today it covers an area of 48 Bighaas.

 

 

 

Jaypal Pukhuri: Jaypal Pukhuri, located at Batkaliyajhar Village is a huge pond spread across an area of 20 Bighaas. Known to be established under the rule of King Jaypal, this pond today offers an ideal spot for picnics and relaxing with its serene environs. The best part is the pond is pristine blue and the water always remains above the ground level.

 

 

Orang National Park: Orang National Park also known as mini Kaziranga owing to their similar landscape is a paradise for wildlife buffs. Spread across an area of 78 sq. km, the place other one horned Rhinoceros also inhabits Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar and Hogdeer, barking Deer, Elephant and Civet Cat etc.

Dhemaji: The serene location, paddy fields, the temples and the culture makes Dhemaji an experience in itself. The town’s name Dhemaji’ is believed to be derived from a combination two Assamese words dhal meaning flood and Dhemaji meaning play. Dhemaji is a small yet very important district of Assam and it is located in the north-east part of Assam. Dhemaji district borders with Arunachal Pradesh and is part of the Brahmputra plains. It is considered very important from point of view of archeology. Dhemaji is inhabited by many Assamese tribes including Chutia, Ahoms, Sonowal Kacharis, Koches, Kalitas, Kaibartas and other tribes like Mishings and Deoris, so you can experience their culture and way of living. Abundant with rich green beauty and wonderful water bodies punctuating every place, it is a place which is waiting to be explored.

Famous Places in Dhemaji: Gerukamukh, Malinithan, Maa Manipuri Than, Ghuguha Dol, Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary, Angling and Fishing.

Gerukamukh: Gerukamukh, located at a distance of around 45 Kms from Dhemaji, is one of the most beautiful natural spots in the state of Assam. Here, the river Subansiri, the largest tributary of the Brahmaputra, meets it. This region surrounded by rolling hills and dense evergreen forests is a popular picnic spot for locals during the winter months. Another favourite activity here is angling, which is done by both tourists and locals alike.

Malinithan: Malinithan, situated 32 Kms from Dhemaji in the state of Arunachal Pradesh is a site of ancient temple ruins. It is located at the foot of the Siang hills of Assam, close to the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. A favourite among history buffs and archaeologists, this site has many relics within its ruins. This site holds great religious importance for locals and is also a popular tourist spot.

Maa Manipuri Than: Located at a distance of 25 Km in the south-west direction of Dhemaji, Maa Manipuri Than is a temple, established by the then Ahom King, Gourinath Singha in tribute to the Manipuries for their aid in controlling Mua-Mariah renaissance during the later period of Ahom reign. The site is frequented by a large number of devotees and pilgrims throughout the year.

Ghuguha Dol: A temple and a revered historical site, Ghuguha Dol was constructed in the memory of queen Ghuguhi, who was the wife of then Ahom King, Tyao Khamti. The legend associated with this temple is that Bamuni Konwar, son of Tyao Khamti and his wife Ghuguhi, had taken his first breath on the very premises where this temple stands. One can reach the temple by road, towards the south-east direction from Dhemaji at a distance of 20 Kms.

Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary: Located at a distance of about 46 Kms in the southwest direction from Dhemaji, Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary is shared between the districts of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur. Covering an area of around 11.25 sq.km, this bird sanctuary is the breeding for many bird species, most notably the Whistling Teal. It was in 1996 that the then government of Assam officially declared this region a wildlife sanctuary.

Angling and Fishing: At Gerukamukh Subansiri is a distributary of the Brahmaputra touching the plains from the hills. This makes the spot a great spot for fish to thrive. Locals fish here regularly for their daily fare. Recreationally during the On Season, which is generally the winter season, many tourists can try their hand at the sport of Angling.

Dhubri: Dhubri District is bestowed with attractive scenic beauties by the Mother Nature. Both the banks of river Brahmaputra with its lush green fields, blue hills and hillock is a feast to the eyes of the onlookers. The Chakrasila wild- life sanctuary, the Tegbahadur Gurudwara, the Rangamati Mosque, Mahamaya Dham and the royal palaces attract the people for their unique structures, religious sanctity and mythological importance.

Famous Places in Dhubri: Mahamaya Dham, Rangamati Mosque, Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegbahadur Sahibji, Panchpeer Dargaha, Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mahamaya Dham: Mahamaya Dham of Bogribari, about 30-35 KM. east from Dhubri town is next to Kamakhya Dham (Guwahati) and Madan-Mohan (Cooch Behar) in its attraction to the pilgrims and tourists. Originaly the famous mother Goddess Mahamaya of Parvatjowar was worshipped by the local people like Kacharies, Koches and Nath etc. It was the presiding deity of the Jaminder of Parvatjowar. Latter the goddess received wide acceptance and these days, all Hindus of Assam worship mother Mahamaya.

Rangamati Mosque: The very famous Rangamati Mosque was built during 17th century by Hussain Shah, the Governor of Bengal. This Mosque belongs to pre-Mughal period which can be recognised from its typical architectural design. It is about 25 Kms. away from Dhubri Town. It may be mentioned that Rangamati area was once a very prosperous during the reign of the Koch rulers. It was also frontier post of the Koch rulers. During Mughal regime Rangamati was a great fort of the invading Mughal Army. This unique Mosque was used as a prayer place by the Mohmmedan Soldiers. There is also a Idgah and a Deep Well which were also constructed during the same period.

Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegbahadur Sahibji: In the heart of the Dhubri Town and on the bank of the river mighty Brahmaputra, this famous Gurudwara is situated. Sikh Guru Nanaka visited this place in 1505 A.D. & met Mahapurush Sri Sri Sankardeva during Nanaka’s way from Dhaka to Assam. Thereafter the 9th Guru Tegbahadur came to this place and established this Gurudwara during 17th century. Sikh devotees from all over India and abroad assembled in this Gurudwara every year in the month of December to mark the Martydom of Sri Guru Tegbahadur with due solemnity and ceremony. Sikh devotees called this festival as Sahidee-Guru-Parav.

Panchpeer Dargaha: It is Mazar Sharif of five Sufi Saints who accompanied Raja Ram Singh during his time of invasion to Assam. This Dargaha is the best example of religious harmony where all section of people irrespective of their religion pay visit with great respect.

Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary: In the year 1994, Chakrasila Hill Reserve Forest was declared as Chakrasila Hill Wildlife Sanctuary by the Govt. of India covering an area of 4558.7 hectares of land. This Sanctuary falls under Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts. The distribution of varities of plant species in Chakrasila provides diverse niches for many Wild Life. The Significant Golden Langur exists in Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary in addition to other mammals like Leopard, Leopard cat, Porcupine, Pangoline, Flying Squirrel, Civet Cat etc. Adjutants Stork, Indian Owl, Myna, Parrakit, Dove, Hornbil, Jungle Fowl, Kingfisher, Harren, Darter, Snipe, Teal etc. are the birds commonly found. Python, Monitor, Crait, Cobra, Turtle, Tead and frog are some reptiles and amphibian that are also found.

Dima Hasao: Dima Hasao is one of the breathtaking tourist destinations of Assam. It is home to many exotic places like Haflong, Umrangsu, Jatinga etc. You can’t feel the beauty of this place until you visit there. This place offers many immersive experiences like nature walks, boat rides, cruises, trekking, hiking etc. Dima Haso has many stunning worth visit places which are absolutely visual and sensory delight.

Famous Places in Dima Hasao: Haflong, Jatinga, Umrangso, Maibang, Panimur waterfall.

Haflong: Haflong is the headquarters of Dima Hasao the most fascinating site in the entire region. Breathtaking hills crowned with green trees and the railway track passing over it makes a picture-perfect scenery. Breathtaking views of the nearby valley can be seen from the top of Borail hill. Haflog lake is another stunning man-made lake constructed during the time of the British. It’s a wonderful place to spend an evening gazing at the fish or enjoy boating.

Jatinga: known for the bird suicide phenomenon it is a famous destination for nature lovers. Different species of migratory birds arrive from various parts of the world to this place from August to early November. Several viewpoints are constructed in this area to observe birds. Renowned as the ‘valley of death for birds’, it is located around 9 km from Haflong town on the Lamding- Silchar road. In between October and November in the winter months, birds came here and hit lighting objects or fire.

Umrangso: Umrangso is a spectacular paradise located 112 km from Haflong and 134 km from Shillong in Meghalaya. It is located on the border of Assam and Meghalaya. Umrangso lake and Kopili Hydro Electric Project of Nepco are the top charms of this area. You can experience boating, camping and staying in a luxury houseboat here. This place is beautifully constructed by Dima Hasao tourism development corporation.

Maibang: Maibang is the ancient capital of kachari kingdom. You can see the ancient stone houses constructed by the Kachari king here.

Panimur waterfall: Located on the way to Dima Hasao it is a stunning waterfall on the river Kapili, one of the biggest waterfalls in Assam. It is the perfect spot for picnic and adventure tourism. Apart from these koka waterfalls is another pleasing waterfall located nearby in the Karbi Along district.

Goalpara: Goalpara is a town located 140 kms West from Guwahati which is about a 3-hour drive away. It is the headquarters of the district of the same name. The word ‘Gwaltippika’, roughly translating to Guwali Villageor the Village of the Milk Men is the origin of the name ‘Goalpara’. The surrounding regions of Goalpara are generally vast green plains with the banks along the Brahmaputra river giving rise to fertile agricultural lands. Two water bodies, Urpad Beel and Kumri Beel, located within 15 km from the town are known for hosting a variety of migratory birds during the winter season. Certain parts of the district are hilly with evergreen trees forming continuous canopies.

Famous Places in Goalpara: Surya Pahar, Tukeswari, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Nandeswar Devalaya, Joybhum Kamakhya Temple, Buraburi Than, Shyamrai Satra, Dadan Hills, Barpeta.

Surya Pahar: The chances of an average person knowing about Surya Pahar are quite low. This relatively unknown site near Goalpara in Assam is high on archaeological value. Calling it an Archaeologist’s gold mine won’t be an overstatement. Surya Pahar translates to ‘Hill Of The Sun’ in English. The name implies that the site was associated with the cult of sun worship. The archaeological findings discovered from the area are kept in the local museum.

Tukeswari: Around 15km from Goalpara on Highway 37 is the popular religious spot of Tukeswari. According to legends, a portion of Goddess Sati fell at this site. The Tukeswari temple is situated atop the Tukeswari Hill where there is also a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Kokrajhar: Kokrajhar is one of the 27 districts of Assam and is located on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. It stretches to the international border with the Kingdom of Bhutan. Abode of the elusive Golden Langurs, the Chakrashila Wildlife Park is situated in the heritage-rich district of Kokrajhar in Assam. The area is rich in natural beauty and sits at the foot of lower Himalayas. The whole region is dotted with lush green forests. Kokrajhar is also the headquarter of the Bodoland Autonomous Council which was created in 1993. The rugged beauty of nature glorifies the little town and provides picturesque views for the onlooker from each and every corner. It is called the gateway to North Eastern India and undoubtedly a scenic one.

Nagaon: Nagaon, previously known as Nowgong, is a city and a municipal board in Nagaon district in the Indian state of Assam, situated 120 kms east of Guwahati. The Kolong River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, flows through Nagaon. Nagaon houses the Kaziranga National Park, which is known all over the world for successful conservation of the Great One Horned Rhinoceros.

Nandeswar Devalaya: One of the most ancient shrines of the region, it stands atop the Nandeswar hill alongside river Dudhnoi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiv and comes in major limelight during the festivals of Shivratri, Dol Jatra and Durga Pooja when numerous devotees come here and celebrate.

Joybhum Kamakhya Temple: One of the 51 ‘Shakti Sthals’ of Hindu religion, the Sri Sri Joybhum Kamakhya Temple is a major one nestled in the bank of River Brahmaputra, located at a distance of around 50 km. from Goalpara Town. There is also a temple of Lord Shiva built near the Joybhum Kamakhya Temple. Thousands of devotees assemble at the temple during the celebration of annual festival in the month of October.

Buraburi Than: An important religious site on the banks of Brahmaputra, this place represents national integrity since people from different religions take part in the various religious functions.

Shyamrai Satra: The hub of Vaishnavite culture and religion, the Shyamrai Satra was established in the heart of the town of Goalpara. The Asthi of Sri Manta Sankardeva has been preserved by the Satra authority. The Asthi is displayed during the celebration of Sankar Jayanti in the month of Sukla Dasami in Satra campus.

Dadan Hills: The temple of Shiva was set up by Dadan, one of the Generals of King Bana of Sonitpur. One of the many legends that surround this temple suggests that a wild elephant was killed by this General at the foothill of Dadan.

Barpeta: One of the major towns in Western Assam, located around 98 kilometres northwest of Guwahati, Barpeta is the administrative headquarter of Barpeta district which is known as the ‘Land of Satras’. The town is referred in the local tongue as ‘Satra Nagari’ or ‘the town of temples’ due it being home to many Vaishnavite Satras. The name Barpeta is derived from ‘Bar’ meaning big and ‘Peta’ meaning pond. Hence, as the name suggests, Barpeta translates to a land of big ponds. In the olden days, before much of the urbanisation, there were many ponds in the town giving birth to its name.

Golaghat: Golaghat is a popular city located in the Indian state of Assam. This city came into existence in the year 1987. The name of Golaghat means the anchoring point of the ferry or a boat. It was given by the Marwari traders of Rajasthan. Golaghat is endowed with the beautiful meadows and valleys that have a serene ambiance. The region of Golaghat was ruled by the different dynasties like Ahom, Kacharai, Singha and finally by the British.

Famous Places in Golaghat: Negheriting Shiv Mandir, Yupia, Hulukanda Pahar, Bhalukdhubi Kali Temple, Kaziranga National Park, Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park.

Negheriting Shiv Mandir: Negheriting Shiva Mandir is an ancient Hindu temple in Golaghat. It was built during the 8th-9th centuries by the Kacharis. This temple enshrines Lord Mahadeva in the form of a linga. Many times, this temple was damaged and reconstructed due to natural calamities. Finally, Swargadeo Sangha reconstructed this temple on a hillock.

Yupia: Yupia is a popular destination in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Located 20 km from the main city, Itanagar, Yupia is nestled in a quaint location. The town is blessed with serenity in its atmosphere in abundance. People from nearby and far off places visit Yupia for spending vacations.

Hulukanda Pahar: Hulukanda Pahar is a well-known travel destination in Assam. Located in the region of Golaghat, it is hillock that belongs to the Surya Pahar. The place is a home to the Hulu monkeys and houses the ruins of the ancient temples that were built during the then times. This hill is widely visited by the locals and tourists alike.

Bhalukdhubi Kali Temple: Bhalukdhubi or Bhalukdubi Kali Temple is one of the famous Hindu shrines in Goalpara. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, a form of Goddess Parvati, the holy consort of Lord Shiva. It is a beautifully constructed shrine built in the Hindu style of architecture. The devotees of Goddess Kali frequently visit this temple.

Kaziranga National Park: Explore the wilds of Kaziranga National Park! The Kaziranga National Park is located in Assam and covers the area of two districts of Nagaon & Golaghat. In the year 1985, Kaziranga National Park was declared as a World Heritage site. The park has two-thirds of the world population of The Great one-horned Rhinoceros.

Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park: The vast open country makes Kaziranga National Park very accessible and wildlife viewing fairly pleasurable. Here one can leave in the early hours of the dawn for an elephant-back-ride. Authorized and trained Mahouts who guide visitors through the park train the Elephants. One could see wild Elephant herds roaming around or Indian Rhinos browse past visitors unconcernedly.

Hailakandi: Hailakandi, located 312 kms south of Guwahati is a beautiful destination nestled in the heart of Barak Valley of Assam. The town is the administrative headquarters of the district of Hailakandi. It is a town with several legends attached to it and serves as a melting pot of various cultures and traditions, all existing at one place in great harmony with each other.

Famous Places in Hailakandi: Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir, Pach Pirr Mukam.

Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir: Situated at Badarpur Ghat, Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir is a popular temple dedicated to Siddyashar Bari.

Pach Pirr Mukam: Offering a splendid view of the River Barak, Pach Pirr Mukam is another famous spot of the town situated in South Hailakandi. The huge cropland near the place adds charm and beauty to the site.

Hojai: Hojai is a new district in the state of Assam and was formed in the year 2015 on the Independence Day. It is also the headquarters of the new district formed with the combination of three tehsils Doboka, Lanka and Hojai. It was formerly a part of the Nagaon district. The place is popular for its transformation of a tehsil to a district with two other tehsils and is an amazing place with lots of natural amusements around the place. It is also known as the granary of Assam and is the centre of Agar perfume industry and is an important wholesale market of rice.
Jorhat: Famous for its culture, mosques, tombs, gardens and most importantly – its tea plantations, Jorhat is a culturally and commercially important city in the state of Assam. The headquarters of Jorhat district, this city is also known as the tea capital of India. It is located at a distance of about 305 Km from Guwahati and around 138 Km from Dibrugarh.

Famous Places in Jorhat: Majuli, Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar, Nimati ghat, Raja Maidam, Cinnamora Tea Estate, Sukapha Samannay Kshetra, Ladai Garh, Burigosain Devalay, Bangalpukhari, Tocklai Team Center, Thengal Bhawan, Hatibaruah Namghar Temple, Gazpur, Magolu Khat, Molai Forest, Jorhat Gymkhana Club, Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam, Nimati Ghat, Kakochang Waterfalls, Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar.

Majuli: Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, a pristine and pollution-free freshwater island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city and located 347 Kms from Guwahati. With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world’s largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Among one of the most surreal places in India, Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam.

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary: Located around 20 km from the main town, this isolated wildlife sanctuary is famous for its hoolock gibbon population. Surrounded by the Brahmaputra river on one side and with tea gardens everywhere else, this is a good enclosure for the 40 or so species of hoolock gibbons that reside here. Apart from the gibbon, one can see capped langur, stump-tailed macaque, pigtail macaque, Assamese macaque, rhesus macaque and slow loris, elephant and so many other species of animals here.

Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar: Established by the saint and reformer Madhabdev in the year 1461, this is a famous Assamese temple just 4km from the main city. The saint reformer started this centre for preaching Vaishnavism. It is a large complex wherein various cultural and social programmes are held.

Nimati ghat: One of the most important ports of the state, the Nimati ghat serves as a link for ferry boats that operate from the river port to the Majuli Island, Kamalabari and Auniati.

Raja Maidam: Located North of Jorhat, the beautiful Raja Maidam is a vault that preserves ashes of the erstwhile King Purandar Sinha. This maidam was constructed after his death, on 1st October 1894. It is now a pretty park.

Cinnamora Tea Estate: Maniram Dewan, a sirastadar of an assistant commissioner had established this tea estate in 1850. At that time, he worked under the British administration at Jorhat. The Cinnamora Tea Estate is the first tea estate of Assam.

Sukapha Samannay Kshetra: Sukapha Samannay Kshetra was constructed in the memory of Sukapha, the first Ahom king of Assam. An excavation is undergoing here hoping to find remains of the Ahom Kingdom.

Ladai Garh: This is a fortified structure nearly 15km from Jorhat. It was constructed by King Pratap Sinha to protect his kingdom from the neighbouring kingdoms. The garh comprises three parts out of which, Mera Garh is at Majhuli.

Burigosain Devalay: This temple is situated in the heart of Jorhat city and Burigosain is the presiding deity of the temple. Apart from this, another deity here is that of a priest. Both the deities were brought from Jayantiya and established first at Rangpur. Later, these idols were shifted to its present location.

Bangalpukhari: Bangalpukhari is a celebrated water tank located in the South of Jorhat City. Created in 1739, this water tank is untouched by the people of this city due to the myth that it will bring bad omens. This famous water reservoir is located near Na-Ali and even though it is not used, it has become quite a popular tourist attraction in Jorhat.

Tocklai Team Center: Tocklai Team Center, also known as Tocklai Tea Research Center or Tocklai Experimental Station for Tea Research is a laboratory and research institute sited near River Tocklai in Jorhat, Assam. Established in 1911, this tea station is marked as one of the largest and oldest tea stations in the world and is definitely a must-visit spot for all the tea-lovers.

Thengal Bhawan: The official place where the first Assamese newspaper was released, Thengal Bhawan has now become a leading attraction in Jorhat. It was built in 1880 by Raibahadur Siva Prasad Barooah and the first newspaper was printed in the local language in 1929, called the Assamese Weekly. This attraction, even though is very simplistic, is definitely a go-to spot for anyone who visits Jorhat.

Hatibaruah Namghar Temple: The holy place for the Assamese community, Hatibaruah Namghar Temple is the main place of worship for the natives. The word “Namghar” literally translates to Prayer House and is highly precious to the Ekasarana sect of Hinduism. When in Jorhat, taking out time to visit this temple can be a great option.

Gazpur: A place initially created to keep elephants is now in ruins. The king of this place is said to have asked his soldiers to bring around a 1000 elephants that he had captured here in order to celebrate the inauguration of a new city under his rule. Despite the unfortunate history behind this place, this attraction is still worth a visit.

Magolu Khat: A historical site created by the King Rajeshwar Sinha, the Magolus or the Manipuris were built after he got married to the Manipuri princess, Kuranganayani. This attraction was thus, built as a symbol of love and what a king can do for his significant other. Even though in ruins today, Magolu Khat is definitely worth a visit.

Molai Forest: Often referred to as the “One-man forest”, MolaiForest is a famous forest on Majuli Island in Jorhat, Assam. It is named after Jadav Payeng, a forestry worker and environmental activist. When the forest was abandoned by the forestry division of Golaghat District in 1983, Jadav single-handedly put in 30 years of effort into making this a full-fledged 1360-acre forest reserve which has also been the site for a number of documentaries and films.

Jorhat Gymkhana Club: Built by D. Simons, Jorhat Gymkhana Club is a sports venue in Jorhat that majorly focuses on horseracing, lawn tennis grass courts, billiard, swimming pools, gentleman’s bar, cinema theatre and polo. This club dates back to the British era as it was built in 1876. It is the site for the Governor’s Cup event every year and has served as a venue for horse racing for over 140 years.

Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam: Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam, named after the famous Ahom General, Lachit Borphukan is one of the most interesting attractions in Jorhat. This maidam has a memorial stone which was constructed in the memory of the 16th-century warrior of this city. It is often recommended to visit this attraction in order to pay tribute to this great soul and is definitely worth a visit.

Nimati Ghat: Nimati Ghat, or just Nimati, is one of the most essential ports in Assam. It is the only entry point to the largest river island in the world, Majuli and it serves as a link for ferries that go to Auniata and Kamalabari. This Ghat is located near the Brahmaputra river and is significant not only for local villages here but also for upper Assam.

Kakochang Waterfalls: Located at an altitude of 116 meters, Kakochang Waterfalls are one of the most popular waterfalls in Assam. Also called Kakojan, it is situated in the unknown forests of Bokakhat. Remains of the historical Numaligarh can be found at this site. However, more than that, these waterfalls offer a remarkable view to visitors and serve as a great picnic spot.

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar: Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, a Nambghar in Jorhat is said to have been built by Madhavdeva, a saint-reformer. He ignited an earthen lamp which had been burning since 1528 and till date, it is kindled by priests in this Namghar. It is called Bornamghar due to its rich history and a large campus. The Namghar is spread across 13 bighas of land and is the site for a number of social, cultural and religious activities in Jorhat.

Kamrup: Flanked by Brahmaputra river, Kamrup is a district of Assam, famous for the pristine temples of Kamakhya and Hajo, that attract a number of pilgrims from all over the world. Kamrup main features the important cities of the region – Guwahati and the state capital Dispur. There are many places to visit in and around Kamrup like Madan Kamdev temple, Poa Mecca, and Hayagriva Madhava Temple. Kamrup is also known for its rice production, brass cups and plates.

Famous Places in Kamrup: Aswaklanta Temple, Sualkuchi, Madan Kamdev Temple, Doul Govinda Temple.

Aswaklanta Temple: Aswalkanta is a famous Hindu temple situated on the bank of the mighty River Brahmaputra, in the district of kamrup in Assam. The temple is situated near the capital of Assam, Guwahati, and is a famous tourist spot in the area. In 1720 AD, the Ahom King Shiva Singha had established this temple. According to Hindu mythology, when Lord Krishna was searching for Narakasur, his horses became tired and he stopped in this spot to give them rest. This is why the temple is called Aswaklanta temple as it means tired horses. Another story says, Arjuna, the third of the Pandavas was persuaded to stay here, so that his son Abhimanyu could be killed in the war.

Sualkuchi: Sualkuchi, a sleepy village in the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra is the center of Assam’s textile production, which has earned it the name of Manchester of India. The weaver’s village specializes in mainly two types of silk, Muga silk and Pat silk. Indigenous items such as mekhela chadors, and gamosas made of these materials are the famous produces in the country. It has been declared as a Handloom Heritage Village, and thus is steadily growing up as an important tourist spot in Assam. Eri silks and Endi clothes from this region is also quite well known. Sualkuchi Village is also quite rich in flora and fauna, and it retains the traditional charm with bamboo houses and overall rustic nature of the villages.

Madan Kamdev Temple: Madan Kamdev, an archaeological site dates back to the 10th and 12th century AD, is situated at Baihata Chariali of Kamrup in Assam. There is a controversy regarding the builder of this temple among the archaeologists, though it is likely that the Madan Kamdeva temple was commissioned by the Pala kings, such as Indra Pala, Ratna Pala and Go Pala, as argued by the archaeologist Dr. Pradeep Sharma. The ruins of the temple included statues of 6 headed Bhairav, 6 headed Vishnu, 4 headed Shiva, Sun, etc. The temple area has the Mandakini River flowing just beneath, and there is also a vast swampy land. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva had once burned the God of love or Madan down to the ashes and this was the place where the God of love and pleasure resurrected.

Doul Govinda Temple: One of the most famous temples in Assam is the Doul Govinda Mandir. Located in North Guwahati, on the foothills of Chandrabati Hills, this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is not only visited by Krishna devotees but by people of all faith for its scenic beauty. It is said that deity of Lord Krishna in this temple was installed by someone named Ganga Ram Baruah who brought it from a place in Nalbari named Sadhyasar.

Karbi Anglong: Originally known as Mikir Hill, Karbi Anglong or the land of the Karbis is one of the largest districts in Assam. It has rolling hills, dense forests, Waterfalls, rivers, and streams. One of the barely explored treasures of Assam, Karbi Anglong is also known or its attractions like Koko Falls, Khanduli Tourist Centre, Umwang Tourist Centre, and Kohora Tourist Resort. Trekking expeditions to Singhason are one of the primary reason why people visit Karbi Anglong.

Famous Places in Karbi Anglong: Amreng, Khanduli, Umwang, Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Amreng: The district of Karbi Anglong has some mesmerising tourist spots, and one of the main spots is Amreng, a river cape, which is about 120 km away from the town of Diphu and 30 km away from Lanka. This picturesque spot is situated in between the river Kapili, one of the most celebrated rivers of Assam, and its tributary, a river which is also called Amreng. The tourist spot is bordered on all sides with lush evergreen forests, and magnificent blue color water. There is a tourist lodge in the area, on the river bank. However, like other tourist spots of Karbi Anglong district, the real potential of this place is yet to be tapped, and many of the infrastructure of the tourism industry needs to be developed.

Khanduli: Khanduli, situated in the block or Tehsil of Donka, in the district of Karbi Anglong is also known as the New Zealand of the east owing to its breathtaking locales and sceneries. This is a temperate grassland and has similar characteristics like its adjacent grassland of Umwang. The grassland has undulating molds which looks like sand dunes of a desert, in the moonlight, and thus attracts a number of tourists, for its scenic beauty, if not anything else. The place is 26 km away from the headquarters of the west Karbi Anglong, called Hamren. Khanduli attracts a number of visitors, who come to unwind far away from the stressful life of the cities.

Umwang: In the Donka tehsil of Karbi Anglong district of Assam, the serene village of Umwang is situated with a backdrop to gaze in awe. The Donka block has 568 villages, of which Umwang is one. It is known to be a temperate grassland and the whole area is about 35 km in height. The table land of Umwang has three small rivers bordering its three sides, and one big river encircling it. The place is quite close to Meghalaya, and also to another temperate grassland and tourist center, Khanduli. There is a bridle path connecting Khanduli to Umwang that makes of a good trekking route. This place attracts a number of adventure sports enthusiasts, who take up trekking or different water sports in the river of Barapani.

Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary: The Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Karbi Anglong district of Assam is home to 51 rare species of orchid. The size of the sanctuary is 6.05 square kilometer, and it is a safe home for endangered animals, birds and trees. The flora of the sanctuary is of tropical semi evergreen type and the weather condition of the sanctuary is of moist tropical variety. The sanctuary is one of the oldest in this area, and has a hot water spring. The Garampani Sanctuary is surrounded by another wildlife reserve called the Nambor Sanctuary. It includes a number of animals such as the clouded leopard, barking deer, jungle cat, sambar, gaur, and Asian elephants. The sanctuary also houses a number of birds namely, hornbill, green pigeons, kingfisher, minivet, brown fish owl, among other species. It also has a number of trees like, bhelu, holokh, holong, proma, hilikha etc.

Karimganj: Away from the blaring noises of cities, Karimganj, located at a distance of 313 Kms from Guwahati, is a small sleepy town of Assam steeped in the beauty of nature. Karimganj is the biggest city and administrative headquarter in the district. Situated in the southernmost part of the state, the region majorly consists of wetlands and farms for which it is known as one of the major agricultural districts in Assam. It is an important centre of trade and commerce with important resources that it exports to several states in India. With a thick cover of trees, forest produces are a very important means of resource for the livelihood of the people, Karimganj has an intense pool of culture associated with local tribes, languages, and traditions that are exclusive to their place of origin.

Famous Places in Karimganj: Chhatachura Range, Duhalia Range, River Kushiara, Malegarh Crematorium, Adamail Range, Bird watching, Trekking in Karimganj,

Chhatachura Range: Chhatachura Range that flanks the town arises from south east side of the district. Its highest peak is 2087 ft above the sea level with its middle part known as Saraspur which is 1000 ft high. The lowest section of the hill called Badarpur is 500 ft above the sea level.

Duhalia Range: Separating the valleys of Longai and Chargola, the Duhalia Range is the 3rd range passing through the district of Karimganj. Popularly referred to as the Pratapgarh Range; its highest hill is 1500 ft above the sea level.

River Kushiara: River Kushiara separated by River Barak flows from Karinganj to Bangladesh. The river serves as an international border separating Assam from Bangladesh.

Malegarh Crematorium: A chivalrous reminder of the past, Malegarh Crematorium is a place where the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the 1857 mutiny were cremated here. About more than 50 soldiers lost their lives in the revolt and thus this place will once again help you visit the glorious past of our country.

Adamail Range: Adamail Range forming a border with Bangladesh is also referred to as the Patharia Range. Marking the western border of the district, the range is spread over a length of 45 km, with its highest peak elevated at about 800 ft above the sea level.

Bird watching: Karimganj is a beautiful place flanked by two rivers and beautiful meadows, and a haven for bird watchers. Different kinds of birds are spotted around the scenic beauty of Karimganj, rendering it as Elysium for photography and bird watching enthusiasts.

Trekking in Karimganj: The lush, untouched beauty of Karimganj makes it necessary for one to be encouraged to don their walking shoes, pack in some stuff for the day and set off to explore a little section of the beauty of the seven sisters.

Kokrajhar: Kokrajhar is one of the 27 districts of Assam and is located on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. It stretches to the international border with the Kingdom of Bhutan. Abode of the elusive Golden Langurs, the Chakrashila Wildlife Park is situated in the heritage-rich district of Kokrajhar in Assam. The area is rich in natural beauty and sits at the foot of lower Himalayas. The whole region is dotted with lush green forests. Kokrajhar is also the headquarter of the Bodoland Autonomous Council which was created in 1993. The rugged beauty of nature glorifies the little town and provides picturesque views for the onlooker from each and every corner. It is called the gateway to North Eastern India and undoubtedly a scenic one.
Majuli: Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, a pristine and pollution-free freshwater island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city and located 347 Kms from Guwahati. With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world’s largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Among one of the most surreal places in India, Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all joyous and vibrant. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and it is an exciting and interesting spectacle.

Famous Places in Majuli: Kamalabari Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Gamur, Tengapania, Auniati Satra.

Kamalabari Satra: One of the other famous site of the island, Kamalabari Satra, this religious site too houses significant articles related to art, culture, literature and classical studies. The North Satra, another portion of the Kamalabari Satra participates in several cultural events of satria art in various Indian cities.

Dakhinpat Satra: This was the chief satra patronized by the Ahom Ruler. This ancient educational centre is visited by thousands of devotees all throughout the year. Rasotsava, a prime festival of Assam, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and passion here. The highlight of this festival is the performance of Rasleela on a full moon night.

Gamur: One of the important attractions of Majuli, Gamur is among the many holy seats. Other prominent holy seats in the destination are Auniati, Daksinpath and Kamlabari. This Vaishnavite spot preserves ancient artifacts and articles, the most prominent among these being Bortop.

Tengapania: Located on the banks of river Brahmaputra, Tengapania is a spectacular and popular picnic spot of the region. It is bounded by Dhakuakhana, Machkhoa and Disangmukh and is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike.

Auniati Satra: Famous for its Apsara and Paalnaam dance, this centre was founded by Niranjan Pathakdeva and features a wide collection of traditional Assamese utensils, jewellery and handicrafts. Old utensils, jewellery and handicrafts are also housed in the centre.

Morigaon: The town of Morigaon, located 80 Kms east of Guwahati, is the administrative headquarters of the Morigaon district. Enriched with a strong regional history, fascinating legends and unique traditions and culture, the town and the surrounding regions are home to many religious and cultural sites. The River Brahmaputra marks the northern limits of the district and the west offers the sight of snow-capped Himalayas. The district of Morigaon is also an agricultural land where vegetables, jute, mustard, wheat and paddy are mainly grown and provide a steady source of income for the locals. Dotted with many attractions and enriched with flora and fauna, Morigaon is also known as Marigaon.

Famous Places in Morigaon: Sitajakhala, Sivakunda, Kachsila Hill, Mayong, Deosal Siva Temple, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Joon Beel Mela.

Sitajakhala: Sitajakhala is a famous ancient temple discovered during the last year of the fourth decade of last century. Nestled on the banks of River Killing, the temple is adorned with many idols of Goddess Sita and Lord Hanuman.

Sivakunda: Sivakund is a spellbinding waterfall serving as a popular picnic spot of Marigaon attracting many tourists. Located in Amsoi Hills in the proximity of National highway 37, the place is best explored between the months of October and March.

Kachsila Hill: Another ancient and popular temple of the town at the top of Kachsila Hill is located a few kilometers from Pobitora. Dating back to 9th century, the temple houses many idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Mayong: Mayong or Mayang, a village in Morigaon district of Assam. It is almost 40 km from Guwahati. It is the place which is known as the Land of Black Magic among the visitors as the place has some spiritual story related to it. The place is situated on the banks of Brahmaputra. The place is famous as a tourist attraction due to its related history of black magic.

Deosal Siva Temple: Located at Deosal Village near Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, this temple as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Shiva. If you are visiting the place during the festival of Shivratri, you can take part in the festival that takes place at the site during the occasion.

Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary: A place enriched with various species of wildlife, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a paradise for the nature lovers. Spread across the area of 38.8 sq km, this sanctuary is most renowned for its endangered Indian one horned Rhinoceros.

Joon Beel Mela: Joon Beel Mela is a traditional fair where the people of hills go to the plains and exchange the goods made by them with the goods made by the people of plains. Symbolizing the understanding between among the hills and plain, the mela takes place every year during Magh. However, how and when this tradition started is not known but it was given an organized form by the king of Gova.

Nagaon: Nagaon holds the distinction of being Assam’s most populous district and one of the largest district in the area. It is also famously known to be the ‘Rice bowl of Assam’ and is rich in paddy. This district happens to be rich in wildlife too, as a part of this area is covered by the world famous Kaziranga National Park, which makes Nagaon a tourist magnet that is flocked with tourists all year round. Apart from being rich in flora and fauna along with having strong agricultural roots, Nagaon also has a lot to offer to tourists with many other natural and human-made attractions.
Nalbari: Located at the base of the eastern Himalayas in Assam, Nalbari is a perfect getaway to explore the wilderness of nature with its vast Paddy fields and dense forests. With Indo-Bhutan border marking the north boundary of the district while Brahmaputra River lying on its south, Nalbari is a place of experiencing culture and nature together. This place is also a land of worship, spirituality and many ancient temples attracting tourists not only from India but from across the globe to seek blessings. Also famous for its folk dances and music, Raas is a major festival in the area celebrated in the month of November in Hari Temple and is worth attending.

Famous Places in Nalbari: Buddhist Temple, Hari Mandir, Billeshwar Temple, Shripur Dewalay Mandir, Daulashal Temple, Jaypal Than, Basudeb Devalay, Thetha Gohain, Bagheshwari Dewbahar Guri Dewalay, Ganga Pukhari, Mahmara Pukhari, Angradhowa Pukhari, Fenguwa Rampart, Sonkuhira,

Buddhist Temple: Located at the base of the eastern Himalayas, Nalbari is a perfect getaway to explore the wilderness of nature. With Indo-Bhutan border marking the north boundary of the district while Brahmaputra River lying on its south, Nalbari is a place offering and promoting the natural tourism.

Hari Mandir: One of the major attractions for tourists as well as the devotees of Lord Krishna, Hari Mandir is situated at the heart of Nalbari town. Established in the year 1965, this temple is built on the land donated by Rambahadur Pratap Narayan Choudhury.

Billeshwar Temple: Billeshwar Temple is an ancient temple with an interesting past of 500 years. Located at Belsor Village near Nalbari, the temple is devoted to Lord Krishna, although it is believed that a Shiva Linga was found on the same spot.

Shripur Dewalay Mandir: An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati is said to have been created by an Ahom king, Sib Singha. As per the legend, the part of the body of Goddess Parvati or Sati fell here. Every year in this temple, the festival of Durga Puja and Kali Puja are celebrated here by the people of Assam and the tribals with great fervor.

Daulashal Temple: Another popular temple of Nalbari situated in Daulashal in the extreme south of the district, Daulashal Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his brother Lord Balram. Once known as Daulakhal owing to the presence of great temple (doul) and a canal (khal), today it is a center of religious significance attracting huge crowd of devotees every year.

Jaypal Than: Jaypal Than is temple with a certain myth attached to it. As per the legend, the temple was revealed by the Ahom king Sib Singh by a cow named Kapali.

Today however, only some part of the temple is visible, the larger part being buried underground due to the earthquake.

Basudeb Devalay: Basudeb Devalay is temple with a very fascinating story attached to it. It was built during the years 1718-1744 AD under the rule of Ahom King Sib Singha.

As per the legend, once fishing net of fisherman fishing in the pond got stuck there for seven days. On the seventh day a local had dream of God Basudeb wishing to be relieved from the fishing net. When the news of dream reached King Sib Singha, he immediately tried to remove the two stones on the spot. However, in case of failing attempt, the king decided to build a temple there. Today, this temple is renowned for its enthusiastic celebration on Douljatra, Shivratri and Janmashthami.

Thetha Gohain: The sacred shrine of Thetha Gohain is built in a place away from the human habitation in a peaceful environ. It was established by the end of 19th century on a piece of land donated by an inhabitant of Kamarkuchi, Janmi Majumdar.

Bagheshwari Dewbahar Guri Dewalay: Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this ancient temple is situated near Nalbari in Adabari. The temple was patronized by Kamleswar Singha, the Ahom king.

Ganga Pukhari: Ganga Pukhari, situated nearly 7km south of Nalbari is a pond that was created by a Brahmin named Gangadhar. The place is mostly renowned for a fair that is organized annually on the occasion of Ashok Ashtami.

Mahmara Pukhari: A place of historic significance, Mahmara Pukhari was dug up under the rule of Ahom kingdom. In fact is believed that a buffalo was sacrificed during the excavation in order to get rid of water scarcity.

Angradhowa Pukhari: Created by King Fenguwa, this lake as per the legend goes was used to wash the queen’s jewelry with charcoal. And thus the lake got its name as Angradhowa.

Fenguwa Rampart: A place of great historic importance, Fenguwa Fort is named after its creator. This fort, built by King Fenguwa in 14th century was very massive with 3.2

km length. The purpose of the fort was to provide safety to the kingdom.

Sonkuhira: A spot of natural beauty, Sonkuhira is a major attraction of the town and famous picnic spot. It is a home to plethora of migratory birds and thus serves as the paradise for bird watchers.

Sivasagar: Dating back to the Ahom dynasty, this cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples. Sibsagar is a state of Assam that provides various tourist attractions related to architectural marvels, history and culture. Some of the most popular places here include a water tank called Bhorpukhuri along with Joysagar, a man-made lake, Ahom Museum, Rudrasagar tank and temples, Gaurisagar tank and temples. One can also visit the Kareng Ghar and the Rang Ghar.

Famous Places in Sivasagar: Talatal Ghar, Rang Ghar, Ahom Museum, Charaideo, Joysagar Tank and Temples, Shivadol, Gaurisagar Tank, Gargaon Palace or Kareng Ghar, Sibsagar Lake.

Talatal Ghar: This is one of the most popular attractions of Sibsagar. Just 6km from the town, this is a three story structure including and underground level. People come here for the lovely architecture, design and the great upkeep.

Rang Ghar: Often referred to as the ‘Colosseum of the East’, Rang Ghar is one of the oldest surviving amphitheatres in Asia. It is located near Rangpur Palace at a distance of 3 km from Sibsagar or Sivasagar town. The name translates to ‘House of Entertainment’ and dates back to 1746 A.D. when the Ahoms used to rule present-day Assam. This monument is an important edifice reflecting the architectural precision and grandeur of that time.

Ahom Museum: It is on the banks of Sibsagar Lake and displays artefacts such as royal armoury, clothes, manuscripts, etc which belonged to the rulers of the Ahom dynasty.

Charaideo: Located 28 km away from Sibsagar, this was the capital of Ahom dynasty. This was built by Sukhapa, the founder of the Ahom dynasty. The main attraction of Charaideo is its burial vaults (or maidans) of the king and members of the Ahom dynasty.

Joysagar Tank and Temples: These are located in the nearby Rangpur. These massive structures were completed in a record 45 days in 1697. Along with these tanks and temples which span an area of nearly 320 acres, there are also temples on the banks of the water body – Jeydol, Shiv Temple, Devi Ghar and Nati Gosain temple.

Shivadol: This famous Shiva Temple is located on the shores of the Sibsagar Lake and was constructed in 1734. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shivadol was built by Bar Raja Ambika, queen of Ahom King Swargadeo Siba Singha.

Gaurisagar Tank: The artificial reservoir near Sibsagar town is spread over 150 acres! There are temples scattered all around it. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga.

Gargaon Palace or Kareng Ghar: This was the royal seat of the Ahom Dynasty – a royal attraction. Located 13km from the town, it consists of seven floors – three of which are underground. The are also many exciting underground passages – many of them are closed to the public due to safety reasons.

Sibsagar Lake: The landmark of the town, the Sibsagar Lake is also an artificial lake built by Queen Ambika, wife of King Shiva Singha, in the year 1734. The pretty lake is surrounded by parks, gardens, museum, masjid, Buddhist monastery, church and temples.

Sonitpur: Sonitpur is the second largest districts of Assam and it stretches over the northern banks of Brahmaputra. It is home to sparse natural attraction and it also is home to some wildlife hotspots. Sonitpur has a number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that are located in and around the destination. Besides, one can definitely enjoy the sight of its major rivers like Brahmaputra, Jiabharali, Gabharu, Borgang and Buroi. Sonitpur is a must visit destination if you want to escape from the hectic city life and be surrounded by evergreen parks, age-old temples, archaeological ruins, and much more.

Famous Places in Sonitpur: Da-Parbatia, Bamuni Hills, Chitralekha Udyan, Agnigarh Hill.

Da-Parbatia: If you are interested in archaeology and the ruins of the bygone era, Da-Parbatia in Assam will be a treat for you. Situated 6 km westward to the beautiful city of Tezpur, in the district of Sonitpur in Assam, Da-Parbatia is a small village, where ruins of two ancient temples have been found. One of the temples was built during the 6th century, according to the experts, and on the ruins of this temple another temple of Lord Siva was believed to have existed during the Ahom rule. Two excavations were carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India, the first one in the 1924, and another one in the 1989-90, and at present the area is under jurisdiction of the same. The ruins of the temple show a square shaped Garbhagriha or sanctum sanctorum while the mandapa or the outer gallery is rectangular in shape. Built by stone and bricks, the figurines of the ruin resemble the Gupta style. On the ruins of this temple of the Gupta period, the Ahom rulers had built a temple of Shiva.

Bamuni Hills: In the north eastern state of Assam, there are a number of relics of the olden times which remind one of the glorious past of the area. In the Bamuni hills of the district of Sonitpur, one may find such spectacular ruins, which attract a number of people to the region. On the right bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, the low hill names Bamuni is situated, which displays a number of awe inspiring stone carvings and statues of the bygone era. According to Hindu mythology, Aniruddha, the nephew of Lord Krishna, had fallen in love with the daughter of Banasura, who disapproving of the match had imprisoned Aniruddha in this place. The Archaeological Study of India, under whose control this area currently is, has fixed the date of these ruins at 10th to 12th century A.D.

Chitralekha Udyan: In the beautiful city of Tezpur, a picturesque park is located, called the Cole Park. The park was built in 1906 by a commissioner of Assam named Mr. Cole, and was later reconstructed by M.G.V.K Bhanu in 1996. The park has recently been renamed as Chitralekha Udayan Park, after the name of a famous person in the Aniruddha Usha love story. Located amidst a number of misty hillocks and green terrains and blue lakes, this park is well known for its breathtaking scenic beauty. Inside the park there is a serene lake, in which boating can be done.

Agnigarh Hill: In the district of Tezpur, Assam, there is a hillock on the bank of the River Brahmaputra called Agnigarh hill. The place is well known for the mythological romance associated with it. According to Hindu mythology, the grandson of Lord Krishna Aniruddha and the daughter of the asura king Banasura, called Usha had fallen in love with each other. Banasura however, did not approve of the match and imprisoned Aniruddha in another place and kept his daughter Usha in seclusion in this place. It was believed that this place had a boundary of fire, which no one could cross without the permission of Banasura, and thus, it was called, Agnigarh or the fort of fire.

South Salamara-Mankachar: South Salmara-Mankachar District is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Hatsingimari town which is situated at about 245 km from Guwahati, the state capital. Earlier it was a sub-division of Dhubri District.

Famous Places in South Salamara-Mankachar: Kamakhya Temple, Mir Jumla Mazar.

Kamakhya Temple: The Kamakhya temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya, located in Thakuranbari village in the Assam-Meghalaya border area near Mankachar town of South Salmara Mankachar district. The temple is revered equally to renowned Kamakhya temple of Guwahati. Being one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology, this temple is one of the holiest sites for devotees. As per mythology the navel part of Goddess Sati’s dead body fell in this area.
Kamakhya Devi is the presiding deity of the temple, housed in a sanctum. There are also shrines of Lord Shiva, Durga, Hanuman and Santoshi in the temple premises.

Mir Jumla Mazar: The tomb of Mir Jumla, Governor of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb is located in Thakuranbari village in the Assam-Meghalaya border near Mankachar town of South Salmara Mankachar district.
After being appointed the Governor of Bengal by Aurangzeb in 1659, the 69 years old Mir Jumla invaded the Koch kingdom of Cooch Behar and forced the Raja of Cooch Behar to submit to Mughal authority. Interestingly, when Cooch Behar was conquered, he gave explicit orders to Mughal soldiers that common people must not be harassed or looted in any way. In 1662, Mir Jumla proceeded to invade the Ahom kingdom of Assam. But ironically, this last campaign of Mir Jumla’s life turned out to be a disaster. Mughal soldiers had to fight in very difficult terrain and suffered heavy losses. Supplies ran out and many lives were lost. Mir Jumla lost two thirds of his army and they had to retreat.

Tinsukia: Tinsukia is quite popular with the tourists as it serves as the gateway to nearby beautiful villages and wildlife sanctuaries. An important town of Assam, it is quite popular with the tourists as well. It also serves as a base place to carry on with holidays to nearby cities. It is almost 500 km from Guwahati. The Marut Nandan Kanan Park is a famous tourist spot here. The Shiv Dham, Dibru Saikhowa National Park and the Bell Temple are other popular attractions of the city.

Famous Places in Tinsukia: Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Bell Temple, Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Na-Pukhuri, Doomdooma, Lekhapani, Sadiya, Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bardubi, Dighaltarang, Digboi, Rangagora, Ledo.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park: This National park is located just 13 km from Tinsukia. Brahmaputra, Lohit and Dibru rivers are surrounding this National Park. Various animals including aquatic animals are found in this National Park including White-winged wood ducks, water buffaloes, wild horses, tigers and Capped Langurs.

Bell Temple: Located 17km from Tinsukia, the Bell Temple is a major attraction of the town. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also known as the Tilinga Temple, where ‘Tilinga’ stands for ‘bell’, a huge banyan tree which stands in the complex is tied all over with pretty bells by devotees.

Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary: Just 6km from Tinsukia, it is a popular tourist attraction. Various species of animals including species like hoolock gibbon, stump tailed macaque, capped langur, common macaque and slow loris can be found here.

Na-Pukhuri: The Na-Pukhuri is the biggest attraction of the town. This is a group of nine lakes on the periphery of the town. It is a historical monument built during the period of King Sarbananda Singha.

Doomdooma: Famous for its Tea Gardens, this is another attraction of Tinsukia. The plantation here is known as the Hindustan Lever’s Doomdooma Tea Gardens. The Doomdooma Reserve Forest is another place you may visit.

Lekhapani: This is the starting point of the historic Stilwell Road. It is situated in the Patkai foothills on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The Tangsa Naga tribe is the main tribal community residing in this town.

Sadiya: Sadiya, a small village located in the Himalayan foothills surrounded by rivers on three sides in Tinsukia, Assam is one of the major tourist destinations of the state. Rich in nature, the place lets one enjoy its breathtaking landscapes peacefully. Rich in culture with an awe-inspiring past and stunning locations to remind one of these, this location has a lot to keep one engaged for long.

Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary: This Wildlife Park spans an area of over 110 sq. km. It is home to a number of beautiful and rare birds, such as white-winged wood duck, slender-billed vulture, white-backed vulture and so many more along with the various species of animals. It is a great place to visit.

Bardubi: This scenic and mesmerizing small village is located 12 km from Tinsukia. It is surrounded by towering snowcapped peaks.

Dighaltarang: This small town is located only 15 km from Tinsukia. It is well known for its tea plantations.

Digboi: Referred to as the ‘Oil City’, as the country’s first ever oil refinery was established here, Digboi is one of the important cities in the state of Assam. Going by the history of the land, its existence dates back to 18th century, the period during which oil was first discovered here. Beautiful local handicrafts, wax dolls and traditional textiles are some of the most popular products of the city. The Digboi Oil Refinery, Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, the Golf Course and the War Cemetry are some of the most famous destinations of Digboi. However, the most popular one is Margherita, which is a town located 14 kms away from the city, famous for its lush tea gardens and plywood factories.

Rangagora: This is yet another village near Tinsukia (10 km away) known for its tea plantations.

Ledo: This place is 6 km from Margherita and is known for the Indo-Burma Highway. This highway is about 430 km long and was built during the World War II.

Udalguri: Udalguri is a City in Udalguri District of Assam State, India. 88 KM from State capital Dispur towards South. Udalguri City is limited by Odalguri Tehsil towards west, Rowta Tehsil towards East, Bechimari Tehsil towards East, Bechimari Tehsil towards South. Mangaldoi City, Dhekiajuli City, Rangia City, Marigaon City are the close-by Cities to Udalguri. It is in the 104 m elevationaltitude. This Place is in the outskirt of the Udalguri District and Darrang District. Darrang District Khairabari is west towards this place. Mangaldai, Orang National Park, Bhalukpong Tipi, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Bomdila are the close by Important vacationer goals to see.

Famous Places in Udalguri: Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhairabkunda, Orang National Park.

Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary: Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary is a 26.22-square-kilometre (10.12 sq mi) wildlife sanctuary situated on the foothills of Himalayas bordering Bhutan in the north and in Udalguri district & Baksa District of Assam. This sanctuary is named after the river Bornadi which flows on its western border. It is 30 km (19 mi) from Tangla town and 130 km (81 mi) from Guwahati. The sanctuary was established in 1980 to protect the hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) and pigmy hog (Porcula salvania). The sanctuary is home to many birds such as The White Capped Water Redstart and the Red Billed Blue Magpie. If you are lucky you can also spot some animals including panther, deer, Himalayan goat and even a leopard at times

Bhairabkunda: Bhairabkunda is situated with the wonderfull sites of nature in the tri-junction of Bhutan, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It is considered to be a God’s gift for the human beings. It is located at the northern bed, some 22 km from the district headquarter of Udalguri town. It is also prominently known as an important pilgirm place for the devotees of Shiva.  The Bhairabkunada is not only the meeting place of geographical borders, but it is also for the river Jia Dhansiri, Bhairavi and Daifam.

Orang National Park: Brahmaputra in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam with an area of 78.80 sq. kms. It is an important breeding ground for varieties of Fishes. It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999. It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park (IUCN site) since the two parks have a similar landscape made up of marshes, streams and grasslands and are inhabited by the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.