Spectacular scenery and rare wildlife combine with a vibrant culture and soul stirring
Assam is a state of breath-taking scenic beauty, rarest flora and fauna, vast rolling
plain, mighty waterways and a land of fairs and festivals. It shares its borders
in the North and East with the Kingdom of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. Along the
south lie Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Meghalaya lies to her South-West, Bengal
and Bangladesh to her West. Assam has many fascinating aspects to experience, including
the Kaziranga National Park, home to the world famous and rare one horned rhinoceros,
the remarkable Majuliisland, ancient Ahom architectural marvels and numerous Golf
courses backed by beautiful heritage/luxury resorts and colonial tea bungalows.
Renowned for its tea, rich flora and fauna and other rare species of wildlife on
the verge of extinction, there is perhaps no part of the world where such a variety
of wildlife exists barring Africa.
78,438 sq km
October to May
Assamese, English and Hindi
All the major airlines and low cost airlines operate regular flights between Guwahati
and other cities of India other North Eastern states.
Guwahati is also well connected by train with Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad,
Bangalore, Kochi, Thiruvanthapuram, etc. Other important towns in the state are
well connected by train and buses from Guwahati.
A network of roads connects Guwahati with all important cities in the neighbouring
states and major cities in the country.
Hotels in Assam
Hotel Vishwaratna (3*)
Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati
Agnideep Continental (3*)
Tarun Nagar, Guwahati
Hotel Nakshatra (3*)
BeltolaTinali, BeltolaBasistha Road, Guwahati
Kiranshree Portico (3*)
East Manipuri Road, Paltan Bazar, G.S.Road , Guwahati
Hotel Atithi( 3*)
A.K.Azad Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati
Hotel Grand Starline (3*)
Hotel Ginger (3*)
Brahmaputra Jungle Resort ( 3*)
Hotel Millennium ( 3*)
Athgaon Road, Guwahati
Hotel Sun view International ( 2*)
Rodali Residency ( 2*)
Paltan Bazar, Guwahati
Places to Visit
Guwahati is a principal centre of socio-cultural, industrial, trade and commerce
activities of the entire region.Hugging the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra,
Guwahati is the gateway to the enchanting North Eastern India. The Light of the
East, Pragjyotishpura, as it was known once upon a time, is said to have been a
vast kingdom during the epic period of the Mahabharata. Today, Guwahati is the hub
of the region and also its largest city.
Kamakhya Temple is an ancient seat of tantric and shakti cults
of Hinduism and it is the most important shrine of Assam and Umananda Temple
is believed to be the world’s smallest human inhabited river island.
Navagraha Temple is a great centre of the study of astrology and
astronomy in the past.
State Museum is a well laid out complex displaying various aspects
of Assam’s culture, history and crafts.
DighaliPukhuri is a historic tank with facilities for boating.
Planetarium is the only one of its kind in the entire north-eastern
State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden is a store house of endangered and
rare species of wildlife and plants.
Sri Manta Sankardev Kalakhsetra is a modern cultural complex, Science
Museum houses many exhibits and models depicting various natural phenomenon
and modern technological advancement.
Basistha Ashram is a pilgrimage centre and Tirupathi Balaji
Temple is modern temple with south-Indian style of architecture.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), Tel: 0361 2633654, conducts many different
tours for the Guwahati city and different parks and to the nearby places. Please
for more information on ATDC accommodations and different tour options and excursions
for information on Assam Tourism, Tel: (0361) 2547102 Or contact the Tour Operators:
Tel: 0361 2664444/ 97060 44755
M/s Koyeli Tours and Travels
Tel: 0361 2130871
Landmark Tours and Travels
Jungle Travels India Private Limited
M/S Purvi Discovery (P) Ltd
Dibrugarh – 786005
Tel: 0373 2301120/2300035
M/S Network Travels
Tel: 0361 2549719
Raj Mahal Travel and Tour
Tel: 0361 2511607
Flamingo Travel & Adventures Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: 0361 2454669/ 2456514
E mail: email@example.com
Tel: 0361 2540061
Fax: 0361 2547025
Brahmaputra Cruise Private Limited
Tel: 0361 2600244
ShivaniAviats Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: 0361 2464263
Hajo (32 kms from Guwahati) is an interesting place where one can
find the shrines of Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.
One of the rural tourism hotspot of Assam that is being identified by Ministry
of Tourism, renown for the production of Assamese silk: Pat, EriandMuga, located
30 km from Guwahati.
Gondhmow Tourism Development Society
Sualkuchi-781103, District: Kamrup, Assam
MadanKamdev (40 km from Guwhatai) is an archaeological site where
erotic sculptures are found.
Majuli is the biggest river island in the world and it is famous
for its satras or Vasishnavamonastries.
Sivasagar is a beautiful town and a former capital of the Ahom
kings who ruled Assam. Shivadol or Shiva Temple, KarengGhar, TalatalGhar, Rang Ghar
are some of the places worthseeing.
Tezpur is famous for the legend of princess Usha, the daughter
King Bana and prince Anirudha, the grandson of Lord Krishna for their eternal love
Hotel KRC Palace
Surya Rekha Complex, J.N. Road, Tezpur
Hotel K.F.Boutique (2*)
Mission Charali, Tezpur
Kaziranga National Park (www.kaziranganationalpark.com)
Manas National Park (www.manasnationalpark.net)
DibruSaikhowa National Park
Nameri National Park
Other parks of the state:
Jatinga is famous for the migratory birds suicide mystery located at
a distance of 9 km from Halflong. Orang (Rajib Gandhi) Wildlife Sanctuary
is situated at 70 km from Mangaldai and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
located at 35 km from Guwahati.
Fairs and Festival
Rongali Bihu: April 15
Ras Lila: November 2