If tea is a special treat for you, your love will bring you to Jorhat! This place Jorhat is famously known as the ‘Tea capital of the world’ and the large number of tea plantations here attract thousands of tourists and corporate travelers round the year. On the northeastern region of Assam, Jorhat also boasts a rich cultural heritage. Jorhat served as the last capital of Ahom dynasty till 1824, and then went under the rule of British. In North East India, Jorhat is one of the prime tourist places of Assam as it also houses the largest river island in the world named Majuli, which is on Bramhaputra River.
Jorhat is also best known to be a profiting commercial centre, both for tea production and its jewelry making industry. The entire sections of skillful artisans who are engaged in jewelry making know the style to blend traditional designs to contemporary styles. The jewelry items from Jorhat are some of the worth possessing specimens pertaining to their tradition. The vibrant and colorful tradition of Jorhat is reflected well on its art of jewelry making.
Among the main tourist attractions of Jorhat, Majuli Island, Kakochange Waterfall, Tocklai Tea Research Centre, Cinnamora Tea Estate and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary stand out. Well known for its scenic beauty, the riverine of Majuli Island is also a center of neo Vaishnavite pilgrimage, and hosts a number of Satras, or Vaishnavite monasteries.
Of the Satras, a few must visit places will include Garmur and Vaishab Satra. The district of Jorhat is also known as the cultural capital of the state, which comes to life during the Bihu festivals that is celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur.
Another important travel destination of the region is the Lachit Barophukan’s Maidam, which was constructed to honor the great soldier Lachit Barophukan, who had defeated the Mughal army in the battle of Saraighta, in the year 1672. Also you can visit Toklai Tea Research Center, which is world’s one of the oldest tea research institutes. Another sightseeing place nearby is Bangalpukhri, or the water tank which was constructed by Rupsingh Bangal in 1793, and is currently situated in the southern part of Jorhat. There are also other places like temple of Hatigar. The district of Jorhat has a vibrant culture which finds manifestation from the activities of the day to day life of the local people.
If you are planning to spend your vacation in Jorhat, ensure that you cover all these places that portray Jorhat in best colors. Pleasant views and the bustling corporate activities of this commercial spot in Assam would surely highlight the culture at its best. In case you are looking for a relaxed and quiet holiday amidst nature, these tourist places in Jorhat would take you back to the rich historic hues of the place.