Assam is a state in Northeast India which is famous for its immense natural beauty. Green tea fields, high hills, religious places, historical sites, the world's largest river island, and the most beautiful Brahmaputra river add to the beauty of Assam by leaps and bounds. Due to being full of natural beauty, tourists from different countries come to see the tourist places in Assam. The people of Assam are very liberal by nature and people of all religions live together. Here we list some of the attractive places that you must not miss while visiting the state.

Tourist places in Assam

About Assam:

Assam is the largest northeastern state in terms of population while second in terms of area. Assam covers an area of ​​78,438 sq km (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the north; Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram; and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west. An important geographical aspect of Assam is that it comprises three of the six geographical divisions of India - the northern Himalayas (eastern hills), the northern plains (Brahmaputra plain), and the Deccan plateau (Karbi Anglong).

Tourist places in Assam

Kamakhya Temple: Tourist places in Assam

Kamakhya Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya. It is located on the Neelachal hill in the western part of the city of Guwahati in Assam. The present temple structure has been constructed by the Ahom kings. Kamakhya Shakti Peetha is considered to be the most powerful Shakti Peetha, as the yoni (vagina) of Goddess Sati fell on the Nilanchal mountain i.e. the Nilgiri Hills after the demise of Devi's dead body.

Location: Nilachal Hill, Guwahati

Famous For: Goddess Kamakhya or Sati

Best Time to visit: At the middle of June during Ambubachi Mela and at the month of September–October during Durga Puja

Kaziranga National Park: Tourist places in Assam

Kaziranga National Park is the largest national park in Assam and is spread over three districts, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong, and Nagaon districts. It is spread over 430 square kilometers area. Kaziranga National Park hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses. In 1908, Kaziranga was designated a "Reserve Forest". The state government passed the Assam National Park Act of 1968, declaring Kaziranga a designated national park In 1968. In 1985, Kaziranga was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.

Location: Golaghat and ‎Nagaon

Famous For: one-horned rhinoceros.

Best time to visit: Between November and April

Majuli island

Majuli, the world's largest inhabited river island, is located in the middle of the mighty river Brahmaputra in Assam. In 2016, it became the first island in India to become a district. The river Island occupies the top seat of the Neo-Vaishnavite movement started by 15th-century scholar and reformer Srimanta Sankardeva. According to the statistics with the Assam government, there were 65 Vaishvavite Satras in the Island. However, most of them had to shift to other places due to the recurrent erosion problem every year and only 22 Satras exist on the Island now. The erosion had already eaten up more than one-third of the Island’s landmass over the years.

The cultural landscape of the Island becomes more vibrant during the annual Raas Leela festival, which is celebrated during the month of November in most of the Satras and during the ‘Ali aye ligang’ festival—the main festival of the Mishing community, which is celebrated during the month of February.

Location: Middle of the mighty river Brahmaputra in Assam

Famous For: Unique Cultural landscapes and the world's largest inhabited river island.

Best time to visit: January to March and September to December.

Kakochang waterfall

Kakochang waterfall is a beautiful and famous tourist attraction and picnic spot near Kaziranga National Park in the Golaghat District of Assam. It is a breathtaking waterfall that flows between the coffee and rubber plantations of the district, creating an awe inspiring view and an unforgettable ambiance. Some of the famous attractions near this waterfall are the landscapes of the ruins of Numaligarh, the ruins of Deoparbat or Deopahar, fields of tea, coffee, and rubber.

Location: 13 km from Bokakhat in the Golaghat District of Assam.

Famous For: Picnic spot and natural beauty of the waterfall.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of October to March.

Assam State Zoo And Botanical Garden

The Assam State Zoo is located in the Hengrabari Reserve Forest in the capital city Guwahati in Assam. The zoo occupies an area of 130 hectares and the botanical garden in the zoo is spread across an area of 82 hectares. The zoo comprises a unique diversity of varied flora and fauna species preserved in it. The Guwahati Zoo was established in the year 1957 and was inaugurated and opened to the public for the first time in the year 1958.

Location: Hengrabari Reserve Forest in capital city Guwahati in Assam.

Famous For: Rare species of flora and fauna.

Best time to visit: January to April and October to December.

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