Assam Tourism

Thursday, June 30, 2011

North East India has a  number of treasures that you can explore on your trip. Some of these destinations are more frequently visited by tourists than others and Assam is one amongst them. The largest state in the north east India, Assam tourism offers its visitors the best of both modern and traditional world. Add to this the beauty of nature and you have just the perfect destination to spend a funfilled holiday.

Dispur – The Capital City
Dispur was named the capital of Assam after Meghalaya was carved out of the Assam. Shillong, which was till then the capital of Assam became the capital of Meghalaya. Dispur is situated at the outskirts of Guwahati and is known for its natural beauty and tea gardens. It is a lovely place for travellers to visit.

Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and a base to travel to other parts of north east India. It is well connected with other parts of the country and and has number of attractions to enjoy.  The Brahmaputra river that flows through it is a chief attraction. Water sports like rafting and boat races can be enjoyed here. Apart from this sightseeing options on Guwahati tourism includes Kamakhya Temple, Bhubaneshwari Temple, Shiva Temple, Navagraha Temple, Vashistha Ashram and Guwahati Zoo.     

Other Famous Cities of Assam
Apart from Guwahati, there other cities and towns in Assam that attract a large number of tourists. These include Tezpur, Majuli, Silchar,Hajo and Sibsagar.  

Wildlife of Assam
Wildlife is one of the major drawers of crowd to Assam. Infact, the two wildlife sanctuaries – Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park are hugely famous for their one horned rhino and tigers respectively.Orang National Park , Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pabha or Milroy Sanctuary, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (, Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Namber Wildlife Sanctuary, Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary and Barandi Game Reserve are the other wildlife attractions of the state.

Adventure in Assam
Enjoying adventure in Assam is very popular. The popular adventure sports that can be enjoyed here include rafting,angling, river cruise, boat racing,mountaineering and trekking, mountain biking and cycling, para sailing, hang gliding and  bird watching.     

Assam Tea
Tea Gardens in Assam produce one of the best quality tea in the world. It is also the largest tea producing area in the world with more than 1,500,000 pounds of tea yearly yield. Assam Tea has a flavour that is rich, strong and full-bodied with a distinctive malty taste.

Accommodation in Assam
Travellers to Assam have plenty of options to stay. There are a number of hotels in Guwahati which is the main base for travellers. These include Hotel Rajmahal, Hotel Dynasty, Hotel Nandan, Hotel Kuber International, Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Hotel Rituraj and Wild Grass Lodge.    

Assam Tour Packages
There are a number of tour packages that you can take up to explore Assam and other north east Indian states. The Best of North East India Tours is one such package that will allow you to explore destinations like Guwahati, Shillong, Cherapunji and Kaziranga.

Explore More of North East India
Sikkim Tourism - Gangtok Tourism
Tripura Tourism
Mizoram tourism
Manipur Tourism
Nagaland Tourism - Kohima Tourism
Meghalaya Tourism - Shillong tourism
Arunachal Pradesh Tourism



Samual June 30, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

Thanks for sharing this post. India is a charming place for its various destinations with numerous captivating natural scenes and culture. Latest trends of tourism in India show India as fast emerging and highly ranked tourist place of South East Asia.

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