Assam – India

So far we have covered following states of the India in our remote trip – Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. And now I’m in the Assam.


 

Assam is India’s only one state which lush green all through the year. But in the monsoon season, its greenery explodes. It is connected to the rest of the country via Siliguri Corridor or Chicken’s Neck. Assam shares an international border with Bhutan and Bangladesh. It is also known as the Gateway of the Northeast. The oldest name of the Assam is Pragjyotisha.

Reaching Assam is quite easy. There is one international airport, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport or Guwahati International Airport. Or you can also reach via state bus or train. Except for mansoon season, you can visit Assam anytime and it won’t disappoint you with its pleasant weather, breathtaking natural beauty, magnificent & endangered wildlife, vibrant and colourful festivals, and tranquil and alluring tea gardens.

So the places you can visit are following –

  • Guhawati

There are a lot of places to visit in Guhawati. It depends on your interest and thirst that which places you want to visit. Amongst,

If you have planned for religious purpose then you can go to – Kamakhya Temple – located in the Nilachal Hill of Guhawati, Bhuvaneswari Temple – it is also on the Nilachal Hill, Basistha Ashram Temple, Hayagriva Madhav Temple, Ugro Tara Temple, Umananda Temple, Navagrah Temple and Janardhan Temple.

For the wildlife lovers and photographers –  a must visiting places are Kaziranga National Park. Here you will be able to experience Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari. Why this place is famous and well known? Because of a family of one-hundred rhinos and it has the highest density of tigers in India. A few more places which you can visit are – Manas National Park, Assam State Zoo, Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary, Deepor Beel, and Orang National Park. Please take care of yourself and people with you while visiting these places.

There are also few museums and planetariums in the Guhawati. One of the advanced planetariums in the Assam is Guhawati Planetarian. Which is an astronomical research centre, featuring shows about astronomy and state-of-the-art science. If you are a book lover like then spend some time in the library to learn more about Assam and its beauty. Also, this planetarium conducts talks for science and solar system lovers. If you are one of them, it would be a good investment of time in attending. There are other museums and parks also – Sankardev Kalashetra, Assam State Museum and Nehru Park.

  • Bongaigaon

It is the fourth largest city of the Assam and 180km away from Guhawati. This city is well known for commercial and industrial hubs. Most of them are petrochemical industries like Indian Oil Corporation Limited.

The places you can go through are – Bageshwari Temple, Lalmati Duramari Ganesh Temple, Kauchuganv Game Reserve, Kakaijana Wildlife Sanctuary, Rock Cut Garden and Bageshwari Hill.

  • Tezpur

It is known as Cultural Capital of Assam, where every year many festivals are being celebrated amongst ever age group.

What you can go through in Tezpur are – Mahabairav Temple, Nagsankar Temple, Bhairavi Devaluya Temple. Agnigarh is hillock in Tezpur which according to Hindu mythology is where Banasura built a fortress to isolate his daughter from other people. Cool people love to visit Cool Park. Yeah, Cool Park is a park in Tezpur where you can go for a walk with your loved one and spend a good time.

Rest of the places are – Bura Chopari Wildlife Sanctuary, Nameri National Park, Da Parbita, Kolio Bhomora Setu, District Museum, Bamuni Hills, and Hazara Pakhuri.

  • Haflong

If you are around Haflong then you can explore Haflong Lake, Panimoor Waterfalls and Jatinga Bird Observatory. Else there are not many places to visit.

  • Dibrugarh

So we reached to the Dibrugarh which is known as the Tea City of India. Things and places you can explore are – Tiling Mandir, Barbarau Maidam, Bahikhowa Maidam, and Sarumechlow and Bormechow Maidam. The garden you must visit while in Dibrugarh is – Jokai Botenical Garden – which is 12km away from the centre of the city.

  • Manjuli

It is a large river island in the Bramputra River. In the 20th century it was 1250 square kilometres but due to later of erosion now it is paved with 350 square kilometres. There are three Satras which are – Kamalabari Satra – an orange garden, Dakinpat Satra, Auniati Satra.

  • Silchar

In Silchar, you can explore following places – Bhubaneswar Temple, Kancha Kanti Kali Temple, Kachari Fort, Martyr’s Tomb, Maniharan Tunnel, Khaspur, Dolu Lake and if you wish to visit Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited.

Festivals and culture of Assam are worldwide famous.

The Bihu Festival, one of the most vibrant festivals of the Assam. It brings the people together, irrespective of caste, religion, language, creed, and gender. If you have planned your trip in April then you will be able to experience world’s best celebrations of dance, spirituality, traditional folk singing, and bonfires feasts and also Buffalo fights.

Another well-known festival is Amubashi Festival. It is being organised in the monsoon season. It is a four-day festival. For more, you can google about it.

Tea Festival, it’s being celebrated in November month of every year. This festival lasts for three days and permits visitors to taste the different varieties of tea productions.

Other festivals are also celebrated with extreme happiness and grand ceremony which are – Majuli Festival, Dehing Patkai Festival, Karam Puja, and Baishagu Festival.

Coming to the food and mouth watering dishes of the Assam. Khaar – an Assamese meat delicacy, Duck meat curry, Maasor Tenga, Aloo Pitika, Xaak Aru Bhaji, Ou Khatta, Paro Manxho – Piegon meat, Silkworm, Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura, and Pitha – a home cooked sweet dish.

So, this was all about my remote trip to Assam. Yeah, this time I had to visit solo because I didn’t get any girl in the Assam. I wish you good luck if you get succeed in this ;). It was a sightseeing trip to Assam.

Thanks for reading and do not forget to share with your friends.

 

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