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Exploring Assam: Discovering the 10 Places to Visit in Assam

Situated in the North-East region of India, Assam is a hidden gem boasting natural beauty, cultural heritage and historical importance. Renowned for its landscapes, Tea plantations, rich wildlife and lively celebrations, Assam promises a remarkable adventure for all travelers. 

Let’s delve into the 10 destinations to explore in this captivating state.

Kaziranga National Park - a rhinoceros is walking along a dirt road
Kaziranga National Park – Photo by Omkar Rane

1. Kaziranga National Park

A Recognized World Heritage Site

Kaziranga National Park holds the title of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its population of the Indian one horned rhinoceros. Encompassing an area of over 430 kilometers, this sanctuary captivates wildlife enthusiasts and nature admirers alike with its diverse range of flora and fauna including Tigers, Elephants, and an array of bird species.

Thrilling Safari Experiences

Visitors can partake in Jeep and Elephant safaris to traverse through the park’s forests, sprawling grasslands and serene wetlands. The optimal time to explore Kaziranga is from November to April, when it welcomes tourists, from far and wide.

2. Majuli Island — The Biggest River Island

Nestled in the Brahmaputra River lies Majuli Island – recognized as the river island globally.

This peaceful island is famous, for its culture, customs and the many Satras (Vaishnavite monasteries) that scatter across its scenery.

3. Sivasagar

The town boasts temples, palaces and artificial lakes that showcase its history.

One of the highlights is the Rang Ghar, an amphitheater and the Talatal Ghar, a seven-story palace, with underground passages. Sivasagar stands as a tribute to the excellence of the Ahom dynasty.

4. Manas National Park

Manas National Park, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and nestled in the Himalayan foothills is famous for its wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

Within the park reside species such as the Assam roofed turtle, Pygmy Hog and Golden Langur. Visitors can partake in thrilling Jeep safaris and river rafting to immerse themselves in the park’s ecosystem.

5. Hajo

Hajo is a town known for its significance to Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists alike. It symbolizes tolerance through its coexistence of temples, mosques and Buddhist relics.

A major attraction, in Hajo is the Hayagriva Madhava Temple believed to be where Lord Buddha achieved Nirvana.

Hajo, a place known for the Powa Mecca and various temples holds a significance, as a spiritual retreat.

6. Tezpur

Tezpur, located alongside the Brahmaputra River has earned the nickname “City of Eternal Romance” due to the enchanting love tale of Usha and Aniruddha.

Agnigarh Hill, where their legendary romance blossomed provides breathtaking views of the river and its picturesque surroundings. The town also boasts temples, colonial era structures and lush tea gardens.

7. Tawang

Tawang, nestled at an elevation of around 3,048 meters is renowned for its scenery. Houses the impressive Tawang Monastery. One of India’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Despite being in Arunachal Pradesh it is often included in Assam tours due to its proximity.

The journey to Tawang, via the Sela Pass offers captivating sights of high altitude lakes and snow covered peaks. An adventure experiencing. Additionally, Tawang is celebrated for its heritage and vibrant festivals.

Tawang Vlog by Inu Etc

8. Haflong

Haflong, a hill station, in Assam is renowned for its atmosphere, stunning scenery and delightful climate. It serves as a retreat for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

The picturesque Haflong Lake, surrounded by hills provides opportunities for boating and fishing. Additionally, the town acts as a starting point to explore the Jatinga area for its intriguing bird phenomenon.

9. Mt. Sielkal Peak (Tumjang Peak), Dima Hasao

The Borail Range is the highest mountain range in Assam. The Mt. Sielkal Peak (Tumjang Peak) is one of the highest (1,866m) in the Borail Range.

Tumjang Peak Vlog by Inu Etc

10. Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh, known as the “Tea City of India ” stands out as the primary tea producing hub in Assam. Surrounded by tea plantations it offers insights into the regions past and vibrant tea culture.

Tourists can partake in guided tours of the tea estates to understand the tea making process and savor some of the Assam tea. Dibrugarh also serves as a base, for visiting Dibru Saikhowa National Park renowned for its diverse wildlife.

In conclusion, Assam showcases landscapes and a rich cultural heritage that promises a travel experience. From the greenery of Kaziranga and Manas, to the tranquil vibes of Hajo and the rich history of Sivasagar, Assam offers a range of experiences for all types of travelers. 

Whether you have a love for nature an interest in history or a passion for culture, Assam is sure to leave a lasting impression on your mind and soul. So why not pack your bags. Set off on an adventure to discover the 10 must visit spots, in Assam known for its picturesque blue hills and the famous red river?

Inu Etc

I’m Inu Etc, the founder of, Wavegen Media, and a co-founder of Hostneur, and Travelestify, as well as the founder of Zillion Media. I’m a school dropout entrepreneur, writer, blogger, web developer, creator, marketer, online business consultant, traveler. Learn more!

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