The Gateway to North East of India
Assam is the second largest among the northeastern states of India. It is the central state in the Northeast Region and serves as the gateway to the rest of the Seven Sister States. Any tour to North East India is incomplete and inconceivable if Assam is not on the itinerary. Assam has several major attractions for tourists travelling to North East India.
The landscape with its rare combination of plains, mountains, and Plateaus is a treat for the eye. The area is rich in bio-diversity with a number of wildlife preserves in the state. Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park are of international fame for their bio-diversity and tourist friendliness. Assam is the home of the largest number of one-horned Rhinos in the world. A wide variety of flora and fauna, many of which are on the endangered list, can be seen here.
Assam is a land of myths, mysteries, folklore, and legends. It is one of the most forested States in India. Assam is also known for its handicraft items made of cane, bamboo, brass etc.
The ethnic diversity of Assam is also unique. A large number of tribes such as the Bodo, Kachari, Karbi, Miri, Mishimi, Rabha, etc co-exist in Assam. There are also tribal people of central India who were brought to Assam by the British for Tea cultivation. The state is a melting pot of a number of ethnic, and cultural groups that co-exist in the state.
With its ruins and monuments, natural beauty and exotic wildlife, colourful people and their colourful festivals and a wide range of adventure sports, Assam is fast coming up as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India.
General Information about Assam (2023)
Capital : Dispur (Guwahati)
Area: 78,438sq km.
Population: 38 million
Principal Language: Assamese
Literacy Rate: 72%
No. of Districts: 35
Guwahati is the largest city in the entire North East India. The city is well connected to the rest of India by air and train. From Guwahati trains and buses will connect you to all the other parts of the state as well as other states of North East. Other major rail stations in Assam include Tinsukia and Dibrugarh towards the east and Bongaigaon and Barpeta towards the west. Other airports in the state include Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar and Tezpur airports.
Guwahati Guwahati is the largest city in Assam and also in the entire North East of India. With a population of a million, Guwahati is the gateway to the North East. Dispur, The capital of Assam, is a part of Guwahati City. Situated on the ... [+]
Kaziranga National Park The wildlife destination of North East Kaziranga National Park is the most popular wildlife tourist destination in North East. The Kaziranga National Park is most famous for its one-horned rhino population, which is ... [+]
Barpeta The Gateway to Manas National Park Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the world heritage sites of Assam and a tiger reserve in India. The town is located in the Barpeta district of Assam. Barpeta is connected with ... [+]
Bongaigaon Bongaigaon is the name of a city and a district in Assam. The city offers a rich heritage of historical buildings, old temples, and forests for tourists. Bongaigaon is also well known for its petrochemical industry. Bongaigaon is ... [+]
Darrang Darrang is a district in the central part of Assam. It is located on the Southern side of the River Brahmaputra. Mangaldai is the district head-quarter. The principal attraction of Darang includes its historical forests, wildlife, ... [+]
Dhemaji Dhemaji is the name of a town as well as a district in Assam. Dhemaji is located in the North Eastern corner of Assam in an area that is one of the remotest in the country. The Lilabari airport at North Lakhimpur is 66 km from ... [+]
Dibrugarh Dibrugarh is a beautiful town as well as the district on the banks of the River Brahmaputra in the upper Assam area. It is the centre of the tea industry in Assam. About half of the Assam tea is produced in the area. The place is ... [+]
Digboi Digboi is a town in the Tinsukia district of Assam. Digboi is famous as the oil city of Assam. This town boasts of the first oil well in Asia. The first oil discovery at Digboi happened during the early 18th century. The world's ... [+]
Garampani Wild Life Sanctuary Garampani WLS is one of the oldest sanctuaries of Assam. It is located in the Karbi Anglong area. Garampani in the local language means "hot water" and the Wildlife Sanctuary by this name is famous for ... [+]
Golaghat Golaghat is the name of a town and a district in the Upper Assam area. Golaghat is a peaceful town surrounded by numerous Tea gardens. The proximity to a number of wildlife sanctuaries and game parks is another attraction of Golaghat. ... [+]
Haflong Haflong is a hill station in the Cachar district of Assam. At an elevation of 680 meters, Haflong is a small town with a population of about 40000 people. It is the only hill station in Assam. Haflong is famous for its amazing natural ... [+]
Hailakandi Hailakandi is a district & the district headquarters town. Hailakandi is located in the southernmost corner of Assam. With the scenic splendour of nature and meandering river, Hailakandi is a treasure trove of cultural and religious ... [+]
Hajo Enshrined religious harmony Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage centre for Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. This is a unique example of religious harmony. The place is full of mythological importance and is considered to be a highly sacred place ... [+]
Jorhat Jorhat is a beautiful city located in the Jorhat district of Assam. Jorhat was "The last Capital of the Ahom Kingdom", there are places of major archaeological significance around Jorhat. The world's largest river Island, ... [+]
Karimganj Karimganj town is the district headquarter of the district by the same name. It is located at the southernmost corner of Assam. It is a small sleepy town that is gaining popularity as a tourist destination. Karimganj is one of the ... [+]
Majuli Largest river island in the world Majuli is the largest river island in the world and is located on the Brahmaputra river. Majuli is in the Jorhat district of Assam. The place is the nerve centre of Assamese Vaishnavite culture. The ... [+]
Manas National Park A Unesco World Heritage Site Manas National Park is the second UNESCO world heritage site in Assam; the other one is Kaziranga National Park. The Manas National Park is situated in the Himalayan foothills and extends to ... [+]
Nameri National Park Nameri National Park is one of the most beautiful forests in Assam. The National Park is spread over 213 sq. km and is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Tezpur is the major town in the vicinity. You can come to ... [+]
North Lakhimpur North Lakhimpur is the district head-quarter of the Lakhimpur district of Assam. It is located in the northeastern corner of Assam. North Lakhimpur is the major commercial hub for people in eastern Arunachal Pradesh. The principal attraction ... [+]
Orang National Park Orang National Park is known for its population of rhinos and tigers. It is sometimes referred to as Mini Kaziranga. The National Park has now been renamed and is officially called the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park. The ... [+]
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Marigaon district of Assam. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of about 39 sq. km. and is famous for one-horn rhinoceros. The WLS is also home to a large ... [+]
Silchar Silchar is the second largest city and the district capital of Cachar district of Assam. You can visit Silchar by road from Guwahati (330 km). There is also an airport in the city named Kumbhirgram airport. The Silchar rail station ... [+]
Sivasagar Sivasagar was the capital of the mighty Ahoms, who ruled Assam for more than six hundred years till the arrival of the British in 1826. Today Sivasagar is both the name of a town in Assam as well as the district surrounding it. The ... [+]
Tezpur Tezpur is a historical place in the Sonitpur district of Assam. With a population of about 1,00,000 Tezpur is the major commercial and administrative Centre of North Assam. The beautiful town is located on the north bank of the mighty ... [+]