Assam Travel & Tourism Guide

Soothing beauty, offbeat tourists attractions, spiritual ambiance, the sacred river, humble people, and zealous culture, Assam boasts plenty of fascinating secrets. Being one of the Northeast India’s iconic seven sisters, a holiday in Assam is about witnessing a heady mix of history, culture, and nature at the same time. The state happens to be the land of many wildlife reserves, which are further home to the one-horned rhino, one of Assam's tourism best-known mascots.

Capital: Dispur Location: North East India

Best Time to Visit Assam:

November to March

Why Visit Assam:

To be a part of the euphoric festival celebration; check out one of the kind nature phenomena - river island at Majuli; sample scrumptious Machor Tenga and Duck Roast; visit the oldest temple in the history of India; go boat cruising on Brahmaputra river; purchase traditional silk garment and raft over ferocious Jia Bhorali River

Temperature
  • 18°C to 31°C

    Summer
    April - June

  • 23°C to 31°C

    Monsoon
    July - September

  • 13°C to 21°C

    Winter
    October - February

An Insight into Assam Tourism

A heady mix of serenity, and spontaneity, Assam hangs on to the rest of the India by a thin chicken neck (Siliguri Corridor). It is a gothic grandeur by the river that begs to be discovered. Located in the far-flung Northeast India, Assam is a part of captivating and iconic seven sisters, which are hard to reach yet their ageless forests and formidable mountain ranges are always on the back of almost every traveler's mind. With 78,440 km2 area, Assam happens to be the second largest state in Northeast India after Arunachal Pradesh. Another thing that best geographically defines Assam is its closeness to the foreign lands like Bangladesh and Bhutan. The state has got an influence of every neighboring state, and country and a devil's own charm. And not to forget the long Brahmaputra, Asia’s mightiest yet most enigmatic river that makes it way through Assam. If tourists' idea of a holiday is relaxing on the river island; treating taste buds with scrumptious food; indulging in shopping spree; going crazy on a wildlife safari; soothing the thirsty spiritual soul by visiting some of the quirky sacred centers then a vacation in Assam is what they've been longing for. From wildlife adventure to sightseeing places to pilgrimage circuit tour, one can enjoy every possible type of holiday in Assam. Some of the best places that one must explore in Assam are Guwahati, Sualkuchi, Hajo, Tezpur, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Barak Valley. And the iconic Kaziranga National Park, home to the one one horned rhino, it's quite synonymous to Assam tourism.

Assam has a diversified background. The state owes its name to the Ahom Dynasty that has ruled over it for quite a long time. One can even see the traces of the state in the books and journals that speak about Aryan, Dravidians, Alpines, Tibetan and Burmese history. Even after so many years, cultures of these dynasties season the culinary aromas on Assam's streets, the often exotic clothing people wear and the music they listen to. An integral part of Assamese culture is its tribal population, mainly the Bodo tribe and Mishing tribe. To get to know the tribes a little better, one should go for a tribal tour in Assam, and make a point to get hands on classy bamboo products like mats, baskets, and handheld fans. Assam is a bespoke shopping destination. The famous Pat silk, Muga silk, Eri silk and Endi cloth of Assam has left its indelible mark not only saree lovers but on the younger generation as well.

When it comes to the culture, Assamese cuisine is an unmissable treat for the tourists; especially the must try like Machor Tenga, and Duck Roast. In most of the dishes, whether it's vegetarian or non vegetarian, there is enrormous use of herbs such as modhusaleng, pipoli and brahmi. Bhut jolokia. the world's hottest chili, is mainly produced in Assam. Along with the food, Assamese love their tea! Black is as ubiquitous as water, frequently consumed in the mornings and as an afternoon treat. To have that perfect tea times in Assam, one should visit Jorhat and Dibrugarh. At these two tourists places, one can go on a tea tour to admire stunning views of the gardens, sample aromatic, and delicate Assam tea, and even stay in the gardens.

Assam's wave of communal harmony, religious tolerance and peace and tranquil makes it a perfect hub for tourist to get consumed into the culture, and cuisine that revolve around the festival fervour.

Like other parts of India, Assam to celebrates its festival with zeal and enthusiasm, particularly Bihu, which brings out the best in Assam. Bihu festival in Assam is celebrated three times in a year - Bohag (Baisakh, the middle of April), Magh (the middle of January), and Kaati (Kartik, the middle of October). Apart from Bihu, tourists should attend the various other fairs and festivals of Assam like Majuli Festival, Brahmaputra Beach Festival, Baishagu, Ambubashi Mela, Jonbeel Mela, etc. For an exquisite holiday experience in Assam, one should visit here specially during the festivals.

The state seems like a destination for history lovers too. Assam's historical attractions like Sivasagar, Udharband, Barak Valley and Tezpur bespoke the chapters of the past and have stood all test of time. Various historical sites in Assam shares space with the jungles too. Going by the facts, the state has impressive 35% forest cover, some of which are even listed in world heritage sites. The highly acclaimed jungles in Assam are Kaziranga and Manas National Park. These highly acclaimed sites hold a decent population of rhinos, elephants, buffaloes, spectacular birds, and deer.

Another triumph part of the Assam tourism is its pilgrimage circuit tour. The state has Tantrik Shaktism, Shivaism and later Vaishnavism flourishing in its lap. On a pilgrimage tour to Assam, do visit the holy shrines like Kamakhya Temple, Kedareswara Temple, Dol Govinda Temple, Asvakranta Temple, Ugra Tara Temple, Maha Bhairav Temple, Tamresveri Temple etc. Satara's are an integral part of the Assam's pilgrimage tour that were set up by the followers of Sankardeva, the proponent of Eksarana Dharma. At Sataras one can see followers performing Assamese dance forms, music, and dance drama. Most of these sataras can be seen in Majuli, which is also the biggest river island in the world. Hazo, the religious centre of three religious beliefs, are a must visit too on a sightseeing tour to Assam. Another introspective side of Assam is its hill station like Haflong, Maibong, Umrangshu, and Diphu. Popular sightseeing places, all these hill stations are brimming with classy attractions that host extravagant adventure activities. For daredevils, River Rafting in Nameri National Park, and mountain biking tour to Silchar Via Shillong is worth a shot.

Nestled in the colossal mountains and deep valley of Himalaya, Assam is an unexplored treasure trove. It has other-worldly charm. And to know more about its natural beauty and its ever so delightful culture, one should consult the travel guide offered by Tour My India. From local secrets to hidden travel gems, the travel guide offers the tiniest detail about what holiday in Assam can be all about.

We, at Tour My India, offers the best deals on Assam holiday packages. From honeymoon to wildlife tour to pilgrimage tour, one gets any, and every type of package from Tour My India. In fact, our travel experts can make a customized packages so that tourists can get the best of Assam in minimum time and at best prices. If one wants to make their holiday the most special and pleasant memory of life, contact the travel experts at Tour My India right away.

Popular Tour Packages for Assam

Assam is filled with religious atmosphere, simple people, and enthusiastic culture and it flaunts a plethora of engaging and captivating destinations and attractions. With Tour My India, we can help you spend a grand time amidst many wildlife reserves, temples and historical sites. With our best travel experts, expect to get well appointed hotels with comfortable transportation and entertaining itinerary for the tour.

Where to Stay in Assam?

Being one of the sisters of Northeast, Assam holds a heady mix of history, culture, and nature at the same time. Being packed with tourist all year, crowded in Assam’s attractions it establishes some luxurious and attractive hotels and resorts that are both pocket-friendly and expensive to make your stay comfortable.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Assam

Assam tourism offers places to visit like historical monuments, temples and sightseeing places like kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Dipor Bil, Madan Kamdev, Rang Ghar, Agnigarh. For nature lovers, Assam has national parks like Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Manas National Park to name a few.

Top Things to Do & See on Your Trip to Assam

Assam is laced with festive seasons and alluring beauty throughout the year. And it is evident that this halting ground will have many attractions and things to do. When in Assam you can visit its many wildlife sanctuaries, be a part of the religious group visiting famous temples, and enjoy an afternoon rowing boat in Brahmaputra River and playing in the water parks. Assam is truly a destination to experience it all.

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    Wildlife in Assam

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    Wildlife in Assam

    Assam is abode to unique and exotic wildlife that include the rare One-horned Rhinoceros. With its plush national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the state is truly an ideal destination for wildlife tour in India.

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    Pilgrimage in Assam

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    Pilgrimage in Assam

    The sacred land of Assam is ideal for the spirituality seekers. Housing important Hindu shrines like that of Kamakhya, Sikh temple such as Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and churches including Christ Church, Assam is truly a holy land that is a must visit for a pilgrimage tour.

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    Hill Stations in Assam

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    Hill Stations in Assam

    Assam boasts of only one hill station, Haflong, which deserves to be denoted as an exotic place for a holiday in the state. Seated amidst the hills in Dima Hasao district, Haflong or White Ant Hill is a splendid place to visit to unwind and create a better bond with nature.

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    Adventure Tourism in Assam

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    Adventure Tourism in Assam

    Assam is an action packed state with adventure greeting you on every nook and corner. Offering incredible opportunities for adventure junkies, the state is replete with activities like trekking, river rafting, motor biking, para sailing and hand gliding that promise nothing but the best adventure tour experience.

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    Museums in Assam

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    Museums in Assam

    Take a walk back in time with a tour of museums in Assam. Enriched with archaeological evidences with devoted collections of epigraphy, numismatics and iconography, the museums offer a clear picture of the culturally opulent state that Assam was.

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    Heritage in Assam

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    Heritage in Assam

    The land of Ahoms and many great dynasties and tribes, Assam has a plethora to exhibit when it comes to heritage. With each monument and site allowing to time travel, Assam becomes even more interesting place to visit for its unsurpassed heritage.

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Arts & Crafts

    Assam not only manufactures one of the finest silk fabrics in the country but also catches the eyes of the visitor with its metal and wood crafts; tribal masks; terracotta, painting and jewellery making.

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    Dance & Music in Assam

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    Dance & Music in Assam

    Vividly reflecting the rich culture, the dance and music of Assam is melody to the ears and feast to the eyes. Relish the rhythmic dances like Bihu, Bhortal and Sattriya accompanied by charming music played through an exhaustive array of unique music instruments on varied festivals and fairs.

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    Shopping in Assam

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    Shopping in Assam

    Spoiling one for choices when it comes to shopping in Assam, the state leaves the doors open for shopaholics from around the world. Be it Assam’s very owned flavoursome tea leafs or the finest Muga Silk/Mekhla Chador or the decorative cane/bamboo furniture and item, there is no end to shopping in Assam.

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    Fairs & Festivals

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    Fairs & Festivals

    Fairs and festivals make an important part of the culturally flamboyant state of Assam. Expect to witness exotic meld of melodious music, rhythmic dances, gorgeous traditional attires and savoury Assamese cuisine to greet you during every grand celebration in the state.

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Assam Travel Information at a Glance

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