Assam Travel Guide

Assam is an ultimate travel destination that allures the tourists from far and wide and allows them to explore its monuments, islands, and lagoons. Assam State is surrounded by wide stretches of paddy fields, land of wild forests, rivulets, acres of tea plantations, and mighty rivers as well as is the home to the one-horned rhino. The Assam travel guide will give a brief about the city. Take a look and get some knowledge before planning the Assam trip.

Assam has a breathtaking landscape and is well-known to be one of the top biodiversity hotspots all around the world. Assam shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh. Guwahati is the largest city of Assam that serves as the connection between the mainland and the North-Eastern states of India. Other main cities of Assam are Tezpur, Dispur, Dhubri, and Jorhat, etc.

Assamis basically popular for its wildlife national parks teeming with exotic biota, aromatic tea gardens, magnificent hills, pristine views, rich flora and fauna, majestic Brahmaputra River, and pretty villages offering a refreshing experience to the travelers. Assam has a veritable paradise that boasts its historical significance and vibrant culture, as well as its scenic beauty. This beautiful state is the gateway to the unexploited and enchanting north-eastern part of the country. This state contains a hilly terrain and is the world-known for its fragrant variety of tea. The wide area of Assam is naturally irrigated by 2 major rivers: Barak and Brahmaputra and the Barail Hills range run between these two valleys.

The Majuli region of Assam is the largest river island of Asia and is popular for its vibrant culture and traditions. It is the home to the “Mishing” or “Mising” tribe who has a unique lifestyle and people of this tribe celebrate several festivals with a lot of show and pomp. Besides, Dibrugarh city of Assam is to be known as the “Tea City of India”. Furthermore, Hajo is an extremely ancient pilgrimage site for the three different religions that gives a mind-blowing example of the secular diversity that exists in India. This city is dotted with various temples, churches, and mosques, as well as other sacred and religious artifacts.

In addition to it, Haflong is a stunningly beautiful hill station of Assam which is marked with lush green valleys and rolling mountains and is also called the “Land of the Blue Hills”. Apart from it, people of this state are extremely friendly who belong to different communities and tribes. The tribes and communities have different variety in dresses, culture, tradition, and exotic way of life and keep sync with it so that people of this state are a perfect example of the unity of diversity. The official and native languages of Assam are Bodo and the Assamese.

This north-east has many different ecosystems such as grasslands, rainforests, wetlands, bamboo orchards, and marshes. Most of these forests are now protected as national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where tourists see rare species of animals and birds such as the One-Horned Rhino, the Golden Langur, amphibians, hornbills, and vultures, etc. Even, arts and crafts of Assam are famous in the entire world like woodwork craft, metal craft, traditional painting styles, tribal masks, cane and bamboo crafts, colorful masks, handlooms, pottery, jewelry, and so many more.

Assamese Cuisines are simple in their ingredients and styles. The food preparation does not require excessive use of chilies, minimal use of oil or colorful spices but the food is rich with freshest natural ingredients and exotic flavors. Local dishes of Assam are mainly contained fish and rice and seafood is the local cuisine of Assam’s central part. The fish is prepared in all different flavors and textures and seasoned with vegetables. The popular food of Assam is Assam’s Laksa which is a spicy-sour fish base noodle soup. Here, tourists can indulge in the most excellent varieties of tea and refresh themselves with fragrance and robust flavor of the tea. Therefore, it is a hotspot for the nature lovers, pilgrims, and adventure seekers alike, thus, they can enjoy the sights and scenic beauty of this unique land in its true sense.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Assam

Best Time to Visit Assam

Assam State is an enchanting tourist destination and has numerous charms in every season. October to April is considered the best time to visit Assam. During this season, the weather remains comfortable for the excursion.

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Weather in Assam

Assam is one of the most prominent travel destinations in North-East India which is a box full of surprises for the visitors. The weather condition in Assam is typically a “Tropical Monsoon Rainfall” type climate with heavy rainfall and high levels of humidity. The climate of Assam is moderate with warm summers and mild winters throughout the year. The hilly regions of Assam have a sub-alpine type of climate while the plain regions of Assam have a tropical climate with high humidity.

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How To Reach Assam

Assam is a treasure trove of natural beauty and cultural diversity. This state is frequented by a large number of tourists throughout the year. Here is the brief of how to reach Assam and the state is well-connected with the major cities of India by all the modes of transport.

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