Jorhat is a beautiful city located in Jorhat district of Assam. Jorhat was "The last Capital of the Ahom Kingdom", there are places of major archeological significance around Jorhat.
The world's largest river Island, Majuli is located in Jorhat district. Jorhat is also a center for the tea industry. One can visit the lush green plantations and the Toklai Experimental Centre, where research is carried out on tea.
The city of Jorhat is well connected by rail, road and air transport. There is an airport at Jorhat named Rowriah Airport. Jorhat is connected to Mariani Junction through rail track. And the road connectivity is also quite strong with National Highway 37 passing through the district.
The city of Jorhat is 314 km from Guwahati by National Highway 37. This road connects lower Assam with upper Assam as well as North Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. If a tourist plans to explore the upper Assam area, Jorhat can be a good base.
The economy of Jorhat is primarily dependent on Tea & Agriculture. The entire Jorhat district is surrounded by tea plantations and has tea factories. There are about 135 tea gardens surrounded in Jorhat district.
What to see
Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary – Located 19 km from Jorhat town, Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife sanctuary, more popularly known as Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary named after Hoolock Gibbon covers an area of 20.98 square kilometers. The Wildlife Sanctuary was earlier known as Hoollongapar Forest during the British period. The main attractions include different species of primates. Tiger sighting at this forest has not been very rare.
Jorhat Gymkhana – Established in 1876 by D. Slimmon, the club is situated at Seconidhara village. The club has been a venue for horse races ever since its inauguration. The Governor's Cup is the major trophy awarded here every year. Jorhat Gymkhana Club has the oldest golf course in Asia and third oldest in The World. It has a lush green 9 hole course. The club offers facilities such as lawn tennis (grass court), swimming pool, billiards, polo, cricket ground, gentleman's bar, and cinema theatre.
Lachit Borphukan's Maidam – It is located 27 km away from Jorhat town. This is the Maidam (Tomb) or burial vaults of great Lachit Borphukan. He was the greatest Ahom General who defeated the mighty Mughals at Saraighat in 1672.
Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar – Located at Dhekiakhowa village 3.5 km off the National Highway 37. It is one of the famous Bor Namghar (place of worship) in Assam, established by saint/reformer Madhabdev in 1461. It took around 42 years to complete the grand structure.
Sukapha Samannay Kshetra – Located 20 km away from the Jorhat town the Sukapa Samannay Kshetra is laid in the fond memory of the first Ahom king of Assam, Sukapha.
Cinnamora Tea Estate - This tea estate is located 10 km away from Jorhat town. This is the first tea garden of Assam established by Maniram Dewan in 1850.