Assam is noted for its welcoming people, magnificent natural beauty, and diverse wildlife. It is an unusual tourist destination because of its culture, food, animals, vegetation, tea gardens, rivers, and traditional handicrafts. It has a diverse range of tourist attractions that cater to all types of visitors, from nature enthusiasts to adrenaline seekers to history fans. It also has a plethora of undiscovered places to satisfy the wanderlust of those who wish to get off the beaten path.
Haflong: Do you know that in Assam, there is a spot where birds commit suicide? It is the settlement of Jatinga, which is located on the fringes of Haflong, Assam’s lone hill station. Every monsoon, during moonless evenings near the village of Jatinga, a peculiar phenomenon of birds committing suicide occurs. Even if you are not interested in the phenomena, this hill station is worth seeing for its magnificent vistas, rolling hills, and clear lakes. Haflong’s other attractions include the Haflong Lake, Fiangpui Garden, and ethnic communities of the hill station’s tribes. Travelers may take the bus from Guwahati to Haflong, which takes around 8 hours.
Manas National Park: Manas National Park is the place to go if you want to see the world-famous Bengal tiger and the endangered one-horned Indian rhino. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its endangered and unique animals, including the Bengal Florican, golden langur, pygmy hog, and hispid hare, among others. The wildlife sanctuary’s fauna includes more than 300 bird species, 55 animal species, and 50 reptile species.
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra: A journey to Assam would be incomplete without learning about the state’s unique culture, and the best way to do so is to visit the Kalakshetra. It is a cultural institution in Guwahati that gives tourists a taste of Assam’s artistic quality and culture, as well as those of its seven Northeastern sister states. It features a library, a cultural museum, and different art and culture displays, and is named after the famed 16th-century Assamese polymath and reformer Srimanta Shankardev. It also has a number of structures and buildings that showcase Assamese architecture and design.
Tea Estates of Barak Valley: What do you think about spending some time at a charming tea estate surrounded by beautiful greenery? Although the gorgeous tea estates of Barak Valley, a region in South Assam, are less well-known, they might be a great getaway for anyone looking to escape the rush and bustle of city life. Dolu Tea Estate, Longai Tea Estate, and Digamber Tea Estate are a few of these tea estates (Kalain). The Dolu Lake, located inside the Dolu Tea Estate, is a beautiful picnic site known for its spectacular sunsets. All of these properties are in the vicinity of Silchar. Silchar is connected to Guwahati by bus, train, and air.
Umananda Island: You may have heard about Majuli, the world’s largest river island, which is located in Assam. Have you heard about Umananda Island, the world’s tiniest inhabited river island? It is also located on the Brahmaputra River and may be found in Assam. Assam’s colonial authorities changed the name to Peacock Island. The island is known for its Shiva Temple, which was erected in the 17th century by the Ahom Kings. It is adored by Hindus because it is said to have been constructed by Lord Shiva for Parvati. It is a sanctuary of seclusion that attracts individuals seeking peace and spirituality.
Apart from the aforementioned, Assam has a plethora of more undiscovered gems that you may visit to make your vacation a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.