Things to do in Assam

Assam is an ideal holiday spot for a quiet vacation. There are a lot of things to do in Assam-from visiting the one horned rhinos to sipping the flavorful tea grown locally here. Learn about the culture and heritage of the Assamese people from these top tourist attractions. Just explore and feel the beauty of this lively state closely.

Agnigarh, Assam.

  • : Mahabhairab, Tezpur, Assam 784001..
  • : Closest airport - Tezpur (13 km via NH 15 and NT Rd/Tezpur Main Rd) & Closest railway station - Tezpur (1.8 km)..
  • : 10am-6pm.
  • : 2 hours.
  • : Can be visited throughout the year, though summers can be avoided..
  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels available..
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Angigarh hillock is located in Tezpur, Assam and is a famous tourist attraction. The name is derived from the words “Agni” meaning fire and “garh” meaning fortress. Hindu mythology says that there was a fortress built here at the site by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The fortress was surrounded by fire throughout the day and night so that nobody could go in or out of the boundary without permission. The legend says that Usha fell in love with Krishna’s grandson, Aniruddha in her dreams. Usha was the daughter of an Asura king, Banasura, and hence their love was consented by neither side. Usha’s friend Chitralekha was possessed with mystical powers and hence she flew and brought Aniruddha to Usha’s place while he was asleep. Aniruddha too fell in love as soon as he opened his eyes and saw Usha. Despite of Banasura’s non-acceptance, Krishna had full consent in the relationship, and hence a war followed. Eventually Banasura agreed to the marriage.

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There is a circular stairway leading up to the crest of the hill. The sculptures of Usha’s abduction by Aniruddha (Krishna’s grandson) are beautifully portrayed at the hill. The ensuing battle by Krishna to release them free are also sculptured in the hill crest.

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There is a tall viewing platform and the entire Tezpur town is visible from here. The Kalia- Bhumura Bridge is also seen from here, it looks stunning shining like a beautiful necklace over the vast Brahmaputra river.

Assam state zoo cum botanical garden, Assam.

Assam state zoo cum botanical garden
  • : RG Baruah Rd, Ambikagirinagar, Guwahati, Assam - 781005.
  • : Closest airport- Guwahati (28 km via NH17) & Closest railway station- Guwahati (5.7 km)..
  • : 8am-4:30pm, Friday closed
  • : 3-4 hours.
  • : September-March is the best time to visit..
  • : Budget and luxury hotels available..
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The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is the largest in the north east region that spreads across an area of 432 acre. It is also called the Guwahati Zoo and is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati. The zoo was established in 1957 and was open for public in 1958. The zoo added a museum and a botanical garden in 1982, and hence now known as the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden.
Over the years, the zoo has been expanded with the introduction of several exotic species of animals from different places including kangaroos from Australia, puma, jaguar and llama from South America, and chimpanzees, white rhinos and black rhinos, zebras, ostriches and giraffes from Africa. These animals have been exchanged over one-horned Indian rhinoceros and others to different countries.

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The main attraction of the zoo cum botanical garden is the wide range of animal that are found here. The best part is that these animals are taken proper care, well fed and treated well by the authority. Being situated on the hillock, the ambiance of the zoo is natural and it is not at all commercialized. No plastic bags are allowed inside, hence the pollution too is under control.
Things to do: Apart from checking out the different exotic species from one enclosure to another, one can also try cycling that has been introduced by the zoo authority most recently.

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Walk through the forest and keep exploring the 5 km stretch to catch glimpse of birds in abundance. Do make sure to carry your binoculars and camera to make the most of it. One has to cross the river on a boat before starting the walk. It is better to start off early for the forest exploration so that you don’t miss the beautiful sunrise.

Hajo, Assam.

  • : Hajo, District - Kamrup, Assam, India..
  • : Closest airport - Guwahati (35 km via NH 17 and NH427) & Closest railway station - Guwahati (32.2 km via NH427).
  • : 5:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • : 3-4 hours.
  • : September to February is the best time to visit.
  • : Luxury, standard and budget hotels available..
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Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage center that lies on the banks of the River Brahmaputra. It is located about 24 km from the main city of Guwahati. The area is dotted with several temples and sacred artifacts displaying three religions – Hinduism, Islamic and Buddhism. The most famous temple of Hajo is the Hayagriva Madhava Mandir, and the lesser known temples of Hajo are those of Ganesha, Shiva and others that were established in 1744 AD during the reign of Ahom King Pramatta Singha.
The Hayagriva Madhava Mandir is situated on the Monikut hill. King Raghudeva Narayan constructed the present temple structure in 1583. The ancient temple was constructed by the King of pala dynasty in the 6th century. It is a stone temple that is dedicated to Hayagriva Madhava and enshrines an image of him. The Buddhists believe that the Hayagriva Madhava Mandir is the place where the Buddha attained Nirvana. The presiding deity is the Man Lion incarnation of Vishnu by the Hindus.

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Hajo is also famous for Powa Mecca - the holy destination of the Islamic community and a famous pilgrimage center for the Muslims. It is also known as also known as Barmagam. The other temples are Madan Kamdev Temple and Kedareswara Temple, apart from the main temple Hayagriva Madhava Mandir. In North East India, Hajo is probably the only places that houses shrines of three prominent religions in India.

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Apart from the religious importance of Hajo, one can take short trips to nearby places like Kedareswara Temple or the bell metal making spots. Another must visit place near Hajo is the Bhimer Chariya, in which, as the myth goes, the Pandavas from the Mahabharata had taken shelter, during their banishment.

Halflong Hill Station, Assam.

Halflong Hill Station
  • : Haflong, Assam 788819..
  • : Closest airport - Silchar (108 km) & Closest railway station - Halflong Hill (6.5 km via NH627).
  • : Anytime of the day
  • : Stay overnight or for few days..
  • : Weather is pleasant throughout the year, though October to February is the best time..
  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels available..
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Halflong is the only hill station in Assam located in the headquarters of Dima Hasao district. Known for its lush green picturesque beauty and rich cultural legacy, it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the state. The mesmerizing natural beauty of the place gets perfectly balance with the adventurous flora and breathtaking weather throughout the year.

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One of the major attractions of the place is that it gets swarmed with thousands of migratory birds in the winter. Along with the residential species, these migratory species make it a colorful ambiance. It is exceptionally a thing of delight for the birdlovers, photographer and for all those who want a pump up to their adrenalin level.

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Halflong Lake is a must visit - which is vast expanse of clear water. Seems like an oasis in the middle of the hills, Halflong Lake is guaranteed to soothe your eyes and soul. Maibong - an ancient center for art and culture is another place of visit while traveling to Halflong. Located about 47 km from Halflong, Maibong is also famous for the Ramchandi Temple. Jatinga, located close to the Halflong ridge, is a place of mystery. The place is famous for the phenomenon of “birds committing suicide”. Though these places remain in the checklist while visiting Halflong, the serene environment and the enchanting beauty of the hill remain the main reason to visit the hill station.

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam.

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • : Mariani, Jorhat, Assam - 785635.
  • : Closest airport - Jorhat (22 km) & Closest railway station - Meleng railway station (Through the sanctuary).
  • : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • : Several hours.
  • : Best time to travel is October-March.
  • : Forest rest house, hotels and guest houses available..
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Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a protected reserve in 1997. It derives its name partially from the dominant species of trees in the region named Hollong, and partially from Hoolock Gibbon which is found in the forest. The uniqueness of the reserve lies in the fact that it is the home to India’s only nocturnal primate – the Hoolock Gibbon which is found in groups of two – one male and one female – throughout the forest reserve.
One must carry a guide and a forest guard along with each group while entering the forest. No vehicles are allowed inside the sanctuary. It is best to explore the sanctuary in the early morning to sight the wildlife best possible way. It is better to wear leech socks if you are traveling during monsoons, as during this time the forest gets swarmed with leeches.

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Though the reserve covers only 8 sq km, it is rich in flora and fauna with their uniqueness. The forest is so dense that one can travel around only by walking down the dense vegetation formed by - the tall hollong trees (90 ft) that form the upper canopy, the Nahar trees (30 ft) that form the middle canopy and the shrubs form the lower canopy. Spot Hoolock Gibbons coupled in two – the male being black in color, while the brown ones are female. These inmates can move at a speed of 55 km per hour and can cover upto 6 meters in one single swing or jump.

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There are lots to do in the sanctuary if you are guided well about the 7 out of 9 non-human primates that are inhabitants of the sanctuary including mammals, birds and reptiles. Go for forest hiking and spotting wildlife in the dense forest. A walk by the canopy is extremely soothing – especially in the areas where it gets so dark that you can see the sky above. Get greeted by the sounds of birds and calls of different species of monkeys which is an experience on its own.

Kakochang Waterfalls, Assam.

Kakochang Waterfalls
  • : Golaghat, Koilakhat, Assam, 785612.
  • : Closest airport - Jorhat (69 km via NH715), Closest railway station - Jorhat (69 km)..
  • : Whole day visit.
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  • : October to March is the best time to visit..
  • : Forest lodges and hotels available..
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Kakochang Waterfalls near Kaziranga National Park is a well-known tourist attraction. Located about 13 km from the Bokakhat, one can view the remains of historical Numaligarh from this place. Ruins of Deoparbat, landscapes of tea, coffee, and rubber farms are among the other attractions that make the spot popular. It takes a trekking route of approximately 4 km from Bokakhat to reach the waterfalls base. Interestingly, one can team up the visit to Kakochang Waterfalls while going for the exploration of Kaziranga National Forest, which is a World Heritage Site. But it is not advisable to visit both Kakochang and Kaziranga on the same day, as the Kakochang trek would take the whole day to make the most of it, and so would the national forest.

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Get ready with the proper footwear and trekking accessories because you would need to cross at least six streams to reach the waterfalls. It will take around half an hour, and you will be greeted with cool breeze and lush greenery as you reach the spot. The views of the waterfall and the backdrop of leaves against the rocks and the cascading water complement the sight perfectly.

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While there is nothing more to do than trekking and treating your eyes with the natural beauty, trust us, you won’t need anything else than to crave for the sight more. Keep your eyes and mind alert and keep capturing moments of nature’s own creation in its true sense of the word.

Kamakhya Temple, Assam.

Kamakhya Temple
  • : Kamakhya, Guwahati, Assam 781010, India..
  • : Closest airport: Guwahati (20km), Closest railway station: Guwahati (6km)..
  • : 5:30 am to 10:00 pm (extended on festivals).
  • : 1-5 day(s), Best time to visit: June (during Ambubachi Mela)..
  • : June (during Ambubachi Mela)..
  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels & resorts available..
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The famous Kamakhya Temple, in western part of Guwahati, Assam, is dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya and is considered as one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas and one of the important pilgrimage destinations for Hindus and Tantric worshippers. The temple is devoted to “Shakti” as a celebration of womanhood.
The temple holds its uniqueness in the fact that the deity here is considered as “the bleeding goddess”, and the sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses the mythical womb and vagina of the goddess “Shakti”. Strangely, and curiously enough the water of the River Brahmaputra turns red during the month of June, and mythology believes the phenomenon as the goddess “menstruating”. Every year, lakhs of pilgrims, sages and common people from all over the country as well as from abroad travel down to Guwahati to witness the Ambubachi Mela and to pay their homage to the goddess.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam.

Kaziranga National Park
  • : Kanchanjuri, Assam 784177..
  • : Closest airport: Jorhat (112.7 km via NH715), Closest Railway Station: Furkating (75 km).
  • : 24 hours, Safari: 07:00-09:30 and 13:30: 15:30
  • : 1-2 days,.
  • : November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park.
  • : Forest camping, hotels and resorts available.
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Among the most popular national parks of the country is Kaziranga National Park, located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary proudly stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the home to the world’s two-third population of one-horned rhinoceros. The park is unique for its distinct and well-preserved ecology that accounts for its versatile bio-diversity.
The Wildlife wing of the forest department of the Government of Assam is responsible for the management of the national park which has been granted the maximum protection under the Indian law for wildlife conservation. There are authorized guards to accompany the travelers inside the park, and options of mahout-guided elephant rides and open jeep safaris to explore the reserve. The park has a total economic valuation of its annual flow benefits of 9.8 billion in Indian currency. Visit the park during October to June to make the most of your vacation by spotting the maximum number of inhabitants.

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The main tourist attraction includes the animals – one-horned rhinoceros being the prime appeal. Kaziranga is one of the last strongholds for the endangered wild water buffalo. Golden langur, Barasingha deer, Asian elephants, red junglefowl, wild boar and rose-ring parakeets are among the other major fauna and avifauna that pulls crowd to the national park.

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While visiting the Kaziranga National Park, it is a must to try the exciting jungle safaris. There are safari options of elephant rides guided by the mahouts or to opt for jeep or other 4WD vehicles. These safaris are conducted twice a day – once in the morning from 7am to 9:30am, and in the afternoon from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. It is equally enthralling to watch the animals during daybreak as well as at dusk.

Majuli Island, Assam.

Majuli Island
  • : Majuli, Assam..
  • : Closest airport - Jorhat (50.3 km via Kamalibari) & Closest airport - Jorhat (44 km via Kamalibari)..
  • : Anytime of the day
  • : Short trip.
  • : Winters (October-February), Monsoons (July-September).
  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels available..
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Majuli is a river island located in the River Brahmaputra, and is the first ever island in India to be declared a district in 2016. Covering an area of 880 sq km, the island is listed as world’s largest river island in Guinness Book of World’s Records. However, the island is threatened naturally due to extensive soil erosion on its bank and has shrunk to 352 sq km, as recorded in 2014. Majuli is a wetland, and a hotspot for flora and fauna. There are many rare and endangered avifauna harbored in the island, especially during the winter season. Located around 20 km from Jorhat, Majuli can be reached by a bus or a hired taxi from Jorhat to the Nimati Steamer Ghat. A total of 3 hours is required o cover the distance.

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There are different Satras in the island - Kamalabari Satra, Dakshinpat Satra,Garmur,Tengapania and Auniati Satra. Kamalabari Satra is a religious site that houses significant articles related to art, culture, literature and classical studies. Dakshinpat Satra was the chief one patronized by the Ahom Ruler where Rasotsava is celebrated as a prime festival of Assam. Garmur is one of the holy seats that preserves ancient artifacts and articles. Tengapania is a popular spot for picnic in Majuli. Apsara and Paalnaam dance, and a wide collection of traditional Assamese utensils, jewellery and handicrafts make Auniati Satra famous.

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It is best to hire a motorbike or a cycle to explore the island. One whole day can be spent visiting the different satras and learning about the neo-vaishnavite culture. Birdwatching is another good option to spend your vacation in the island.

Manas National Park, Assam.

Manas National Park
  • : Manas Road, Barangabari Gyati Village, Dist Baksa, Gobardhana, Assam 781315..
  • : Closest airport - Guwahati (138km via NH27) & Closest railway station - Barpeta Road (19.5km via SH6)..
  • : 6:00am-3:00pm.
  • : 3-4 hours.
  • : November to March is the best time to travel.
  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels available..
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Manas National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assam located in the Himalayan foothills covering an area of 950 sq km. The national park is declared as a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve and is a popular hotspot for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife. Manas National Park is exclusively famous for the population of the wild water buffalo.
The national park derives its name from the Manas River, which passes through the heart of the national park. The park covers two districts – Chirag and Baksa both in Assam. The region can be divided into three ranges – Panbari at the west, Bansbari at the center near Barpeta Road, and Bhuiyapara near Pathsala in the east. The vegetation is densely forested with two major biomes present in Manas – the grassland biomes and the forest biomes.

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The main attraction of the sanctuary is its rare and endangered wildlife that is not available anywhere else in the world. Some of the major attraction of fauna includes the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. There are more than 450 species of birds and has the largest population of the endangered Bengal florican not to be found anywhere else. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List with a number of less than 1000 estimated to be alive.

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The jeep safari is an enthralling experience to make you feel hooked to the beautiful raw surroundings. Explore the home to more than 20 endangered species of fauna and avifauna while traveling in an open jeep which you need to hire at Field’s Director Office on Barpeta Road. If you don’t want to travel by jeep, elephant safari is yet another option, especially in the areas where vehicles are not allowed in the jungle. There are more for the adventure and wildlife enthusiasts – river rafting on the slow waters of Manas River across a 35-km ride is an experience one would never forget. Apart from these, a visit to the tea plantation area or simple birdwatching might be thrilling enough for one to explore Manas National Park.

Nameri National Park, Assam.

Nameri National Park
  • : Sonitpur, Guwahati, Assam 784001..
  • : Closest airport: Tezpur (30 km) & Closest railway station: Rangapara (29 km)..
  • : 10am-6pm (Sunday closed)
  • : 3 hours.
  • : November to March is the best time to visit..
  • : Nameri eco-camp, forest lodge and hotels available.
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Located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, Nameri National Park is the third national park in Assam adjoined by the Pakhui Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh on its North-Eastern point. It covers an area of over 1000 sq km of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forest where the vegetation rules with cane and bamboo brakes, and with narrow strips of open grassland along rivers.
The sanctuary is a birdwatcher’s paradise where over 300 species of birds flock during season, especially near the waterpots that dot the area during the rainy seasons. The area is interlaced by the river Jia-Bhoroli and its tributaries - Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari.

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Nameri attracts tourists mainly for its heavenly abode for over 300 species of birds. The white winged wood duck, black stork, ibisbill, blue-bearded bee-eaters, great pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, rufous necked hornbill,nbabblers, plovers and several other make for the vibrant hues throughout the region.
Apart from birds, Nameri is considered to be an elephant reserve, and a resident to several other animals like tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), muntjac, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, pygmy hog, Indian wild bison, clouded leopard, leopard cat, capped langur and Indian giant squirrel to name a few.

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Walk through the forest and keep exploring the 5 km stretch to catch glimpse of birds in abundance. Do make sure to carry your binoculars and camera to make the most of it. One has to cross the river on a boat before starting the walk. It is better to start off early for the forest exploration so that you don’t miss the beautiful sunrise.

Orang National Park, Assam.

Orang National Park
  • : Singari Bangali Gaon, Assam 784110..
  • : Closest airport - Salonibari (10 km), Closest railway station - Salonibari (41 km).
  • : 7:30-9:30 am and 2:00-3:00 pm
  • : 2-3 hours.
  • : October to April is the best time to visit..
  • : Rest house and hotels available..
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The Orang National Park covers an area of 79 sq km and is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam. The sanctuary was established in 1985 and was declared a national park in 1999. The park experiences a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual rainfall of 3000 mm and the maximum rainfall during May to September.
The reserve is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park for its similarity in landscape the includes marshes, streams and grasslands, and also the main attraction of fauna - the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros.

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The Orang National Park in the home to a significant number of breeding population of different species, where the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros is the dominant species. The other species include royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris), Asiatic elephant, pygmy hog, hog deer and wild boar, apart from some endangered species like pygmy hog, blind Gangetic dolphin, Indian pangolin, small Indian civet, otter, leopard cat, fishing cat, hog deer, rhesus macaque, Bengal porcupine, Indian fox, and jungle cat among several others.

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Explore the national park to its best possibility. But before that it is essential to take advance authorization of the Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • : Pobitora Forest Range Office Road, Pabitara, Assam 782411..
  • : Closest airport: Guwahati (80 km via NH27) & Closest railway station: Guwahati (43 km via SH3)..
  • : 6:30am-5pm
  • : 4 hours.
  • : November to February is the best time to visit..
  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels available..
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Live the ultimate wilderness in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary nestled in the grasslands of Assam in the Morigaon district. Located at about 30 km east of Guwahati, it is a beautiful drive route by the river Brahmaputra. The sanctuary is most famous for the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros as the main attraction of wildlife. Other than rhinoceros, there are other animals like leopard, wild boar, barking deer, wild buffalo etc and over 2000 migratory birds reside in the sanctuary.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary covers a total area of 38 sq km. The area was declared a reserve forest in 1971 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1987. Flat flood plains and the Raja Mayong hillock mainly account for its landscape.

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The main attraction of the sanctuary is the wildlife which is ruled mainly by the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Over 375 species of birds make it a colorful region. There are at present reportedly around 93 rhinos thriving in the sanctuary. Pobitora is proudly at the highest of State’s top wildlife destinations attracting hundreds of tourists every year from all over the country as well as from abroad. Major activities include elephant rides and jeep safaris conducted by the Forest Department, Government of Assam in addition to bird watching trek and boating for sighting of river dolphins.

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Tourists are encouraged to take a trip to the sanctuary to explore the dense vegetation as well as to dive into the exotic wildlife. It is a paradise for the bird-lovers to spot many endangered species of birds like the Spot-billed Pelican White-bellied Heron, Lesser Adjutant, Greater Adjutant and Swamp Francolin. The grasslands of Pobitora act as the perfect home for the residential birds floodplains namely Striated Babbler and Yellow Weaver.

Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Mandir, Assam.

Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Mandir
  • : Betkuchi, P.O, GARCHUK, Guwahati, Assam, 781035..
  • : Closest airport- Guwahati (22 km) & Closest railway station- Guwahati (10 km)..
  • : Summer: 07:00 am - 11:00 am, 3.30 pm - 8.00 pm; Winter: 07:00 am - 11:00 am, 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm.
  • : Anytime throughout the year, though illuminated evenings are especially beautiful..
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  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels & resorts are available..
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Considered among the most magnificent temple of Guwahati dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, it is considered to be among Hindu pilgrimages. The first glimpse of the temple would remind you of the famous Tirupati Balaji Temple of Andhra Pradesh. The temple was built in 1998 at around 10 km from the city centre and is famous for its architectural marvel.
Spread over an area of over two acres of land, the complex includes several other adjacent temples. The Ganesha temple welcomes the devotees at the entrance of the temple complex, while the main temple at the centre is dedicated to Lord Balaji – who deity is carved out of a single stone weighing around 4 tones. The scenic beauty around the temple is praiseworthy which adds to the charm of the milk white temple.

Umananda Temple, Assam.

Umananda Temple
  • : Peacock Island, Baruah Souk, North Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781030..
  • : Closest airport: Guwahati (22 km) & Closest railway station: Guwahati (1.2 km).
  • : 5:30am-6:00pm everyday
  • : Around 3 hours, throughout the year.
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  • : Budget & Luxury Hotels available..
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Umananda Temple is located on Peacock Island on the Brahmaputra River. The peaceful temple is named and devoted to the Lord Shiva. The name is derived from two words – Uma which is Goddess Durga’s name and Ananda which means happiness. The island is one of the smallest inhabited islands of the country, and speaks for its serene natural beauty. Be it the peaceful ambiance inside the temple, or the outstanding natural beauty of the island – the temple is a must visit for devotees and nature lovers alike.
The temple was built in 1694 by Bar Phukan Gadadhar Singha in the reign of King Gadadhar Singha, one of the mightiest kings of the Ahom Kingdom. During the Mughal rule in Kamrupa, the Umananda temple received donations from the Mughal emperors Jahangir and Aurangzeb. The earthquake in 1897 damaged the temple badly, though it was rebuilt by a merchant who was a devotee of Lord Shiva.

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