Assam is one of the most picturesque states in northeast India. Its beauty is evident due to the lush green tea fields, mystic hills, wild forest, and sparkling Brahmaputra river. Always brimming with tourists, Assam can make you feel overwhelmed by its hospitality and charm. If you wish to have a memorable experience while strolling in the alluring fields or exploring this scenic destination, pack your bags and head towards Assam.

Here we list a few attractions that you must not miss visiting while in the state. Assam is mostly famous for tea gardens, one-horned rhinoceros, Digboi oil refinery, Bihu festival, Assam silk, Bhoot Jolokia, Kamakhya temple, Majuli island, Umananda Island, National Parks, and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Brahmaputra river, Ahom monuments, and many more.

A Quick Glance

What Is Assam Famous For?


Guwahati, the capital city of the north-eastern state of Assam, was formerly known as Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light). Its etymological root is derived from two Assamese words, "Guwa," meaning areca nut and "Haat," meaning market. Couched between the picturesque hills of the eastern flanks of the Himalayan mountain range, Guwahati houses the political capital of the state, Dispur. The gateway to the seven other northeastern states, Guwahati is a vital tourist link point, besides being an attraction in itself

A visit to Guwahati is incomplete without exploring the Kamakhya Temple, located atop the Nilachal Hill. Dedicated to Devi Kamakhya, which is another name for Goddess Durga, the temple is among the oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. It is also counted among the most important Hindu pilgrimage spots in the country and has many interesting legends associated with it.


Fancy Bazaar is the bustling hotspot of the city and is one of the best places to visit in Guwahati if you’d like to experience the local life. It is located in the centre of the city and is one of the popular markets in the city for souvenirs, Assam silks and regional food. From small shops closely packed together to new, upcoming showrooms – the market is just as charming as it is welcoming.


Fairs & Festivals
The most notable festival here is the Bohag Bihu, which marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year and falls sometime in mid-April.


Various local delicacies like pithas, larus, and other sweetmeats are available then. All these preparations are vegetarian.


The Durga Puja, celebrated in October, is another major festival.



In June-July, there is the famous Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya temple that attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the country.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in assam covers an area of 430 Sq kms along the river Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong hills on the South. The National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates, hemmed by table-top tea bushes. One can even see the rhinos and wild elephants straying near the highway.

Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is famous for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, the landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes & shallow pools. It has been declared as National Park in 1974.

Kaziranga National Park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds.

The park is open from November to April. Tourists can take rides on elephants to move around the park or cruise in a boat on the Brahmaputra along the park.


Attractions of Kaziranga The actual attraction of Kaziranga National Park is its broad diversity of wildlife beauty. The chief riches trove of Kaziranga is vast One Horned Rhinoceros, but it is also house to other species of flora and fauna for instance elephants, wild Asiatic water buffaloes, swamp deer, hog deer, gaur, sambar, Indian Muntjac and many more. After it, Kaziranga with Tiger Reserve is also attracts Ganges Dolphin. Kaziranga National park is also familiar as a significant bird watching point by Birdlife.


Weather In winter, the Maximum temperature is - 26 degree C and minimum temperature is - 10 degree C. in Summers, maximum temperature is - 37 degree C. and minimum temperature is – 22 degree C.

Places to spot within Kaziranga Most enjoyable seen in Kaziranga National Park is within tour able places are the whole Kaziranga Park with Jeep safari, Elephant safari. Kohora Chowk is also an important region in it. It is a bird tour place too.


Majuli is a picturesque, lush green and pollution-free river island in the mighty River Brahmaputra. It is the world's largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all full of joy and vibrance with a lot of music and dance. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and seeing it is a fascinating experience.


Majuli festival, celebrated in the north east side of the country, in the state of Assam. The place to celebrate the festival is the bank of River Luit, which happens to have the biggest river island in the world. This festival starts on the 21st of November each year and continues to the 24th of the same month. The sub divisional headquarters of the Majuli Island, Garmur is well known for its ethereal scenic beauty where this festival is observed. A number of cultural programmes are organized during the festival by a number of cultural groups of Majuli as well as from other parts of the state of Assam. During the Majuli festival, one can see a number of ethnic groups taking part in the celebration. Majuli is just 20 km away from Jorhat, and is already famous for its flora and fauna, other than the festival itself.


If you plan for a quiet holiday far away from the hectic world and surrounded by beautiful hills, deep valleys and lush greenery adding an ancient touch to take you back to an era you would have only read about, you need to visit Tezpur in Assam. On the northern banks of Brahmaputra lies Tezpur, the fifth largest city of the state of Assam. Called as the ‘Cultural Capital of Assam‘, the ancient city has various myths associated with it. Ruins dating back to 4th century are found in this town, which is Assam’s oldest inhabited city. The picturesque landscape with snow clad Himalayan ranges and tea gardens make Tezpur an all-time favourite for tourists. No wonder, it was favoured by the British who ruled India.


The location of Nameri National Park in itself is amazing. Lying on the Himalayan foothills, this park opens the door for you to view some of the rarest species of plants and animals. Nameri National Park is 35 km away from Tezpur.


Bamuni Hills is a popular tourist destination in Tezpur with sculptural ruins dating back to 9th and 10th centuries. The influence of Gupta style of architecture is seen here. The stone carvings depicted on the walls of Bamuni Hills are fine specimen of architectural brilliance of the ancient age. You can find Lord Vishnu’s


10 incarnations depicted in the bracket lintel hat is cross-shaped. Once you are here, you could visit Bhairabi temple and Mahabhairab temple nearby.
Ouguri Hill is a popular tourist destination in Tezpur. Posing tough challenges to climbers with its giant monoliths, the hill is situated on River Brahmaputra’s banks. The view from the hilltop is breathtaking with Tezpur lying on one side and River Brahmaputra on the other. On top of the hill, statue of Kanaklata, a
martyr during Quit India Movement, is seen.

Adventure Activity

The Northeast Indian state of Assam welcomes all the adventure enthusiasts to have the best experience of their life. With rapidly flowing rivers, rugged terrains, exotic hill areas, and vast valleys, there are a lot of options available for adventure sports in Assam. No matter if you love trekking, cycling, rock climbing, or anything else, you will find a lot of adrenaline-pumping adventure activities that will keep you thrilled throughout your adventure holiday in Assam.

Adventure tourism in Assam has gained a pace in the past several years and is continuing to lure more and more adventurers to the state. Assam has a variety of wonderful sports and if you want to experience the adventure and thrill, then Assam is the perfect place.

Here are the best adventure sports in Assam for a thrilling experience.

Jeep Safari of Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is known for housing the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. And what better way to explore and witness the extensive flora and fauna than the jeep safari of Kaziranga National Park. On this jeep safari, see tigers, buffaloes, elephants, pythons, a herd of deer, and many other mammals and birds.

Elephant Safari at Kaziranga & Manas National Park

The national parks in Assam have tropical semi-evergreen and deciduous forests that shelter many animals and birds. To explore all of them, the elephant safari is one of the best adventure activities in Assam. All the wildlife lovers will love the excitement of riding an elephant amidst nature and exploring the wild.

Brahmaputra River Rafting

River rafting in Assam is one of the most adventurous activities. The tributaries like Manas, Jia Bhorolo, and Kapili are really famous for rafting as the current is so high and perfect for a thrilling ride. There are class 3, class 4, and class 5 rapids available for river rafting.


With more and more adventure lovers coming to Assam for parasailing, it has become one of the best adventure activities in Assam. Guwahati is the popular parasailing spot in Assam. If you want to fly high and feel the cool breeze past your face, visit Assam.

River Cruise

River cruise in Assam on one of the greatest rivers in the world, Brahmaputra is an experience in itself. It is offered by Assam Tourism and also by private operators. For wildlife lovers, nature lovers, and avid travellers, it is a great way to explore the best of Assam.


Kayaking on the azure waters while soaking in the golden rays and admiring nature is the perfect way to spend time in Assam. Kayaking in Assam will make you fall in love with the surroundings as you will witness the stunning scenery around you.

Rock Climbing

There are many places for rock climbing in Assam as it is one of the most adventurous sports in Assam. In Guwahati, places like Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary and Assam State Zoo have rock climbing opportunities. Rock climbing is amazing for people who want to try something new to add a bit of adventure to the trip.


Fishing is not the preferred adventure sport of many but it is one of the most fun activities. The Jia Bhoroli river is home to the fierce game fish, the Golden Mahseer, and more and attracts a number of fishers from both outside the state and abroad in November or December.


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