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Assam tour packages - Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km (30,285 sq mi). The state of Assam is comprised of the mighty river Brahmaputra, commonly known as Red and it is flowing across the state, surrounded by hills on either side, forming blue clouds. Assam is a land of about 25 million people situated in the northeast corner of India. The principal language of Assam is Assamese although a large number of other languages are spoken. Assam became a constituent state of India in 1950. In 1961 and 1962 Chinese armed forces, disputing the Mc Mahon Line as the boundary between India and Tibet occupied part of the North-East Frontier Agency (now Arunachal Pradesh but then part of Assam). The original name of ASSAM was ASOM – to pronounce correctly the British who have changed it. As a tourist place, Assam is a very famous travel destination for the natural forest, archeological sites, and tea plantations.
Assam is one of the wealthy biodiversity zones in the world and consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo, orchards, and numerous wetland ecosystems. Ásß, are now protected as national parks and reserved forests. Assam has wildlife sanctuaries, the most prominent of which are two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Assam is also known for its Assam tea and Assam silk. The state was the first site for oil drilling in Asia.
With the tropical monsoon climate, Assam is temperate and experiences heavy rainfall and high humidity. The climate is characterized by heavy monsoon downpours reducing summer temperatures and affecting foggy nights and mornings in winters, frequent during the afternoons. Spring (March–April) and autumn (September–October) are usually pleasant with moderate rainfall and temperature. Assam's agriculture usually depends on the southwest monsoon rains.
The best time to visit the Assam tour and travel packages is in winter between October – March, or in summer between April – June when the weather is enjoyable. For Assam trip winters are cold but pleasant, and summers are delightfully refreshing. Steer clear of the monsoon though, as the region experiences heavy rainfall during those months and it is not the best season to explore Assam tour packages.
TEMPERATURE & RAINFALL AROUND THE YEAR
Assam is a part of North East India. Northeast India is also known as the seven sisters. As we all known seven sisters comprise 7-States and Sikkim too. Assam is famous for its tea and tourism. World Heritage Sites Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park of Assam are famous wildlife sanctuaries. For the convenience of the visitors and locals, every road, railway station, bus stop, and the airport is well-maintained by the Assam Tourism. If you are traveling to Assam and want to know - How to Reach Assam by Air, railways, Railways, and Roadways, here are the guidelines -
The fastest way to reach Assam is by taking a flight to Guwahati. The state’s capital, from any of the metropolitan cities of India, like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore, and others. Assam's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is the enlist international airport in the region, and well-connected with all the major cities in India like Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Lilabari, Tezpur, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agartala, Bangalore, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Goa, Mumbai, etc. And international destinations like Paro (Bhutan), and Bangkok (Thailand).
Also, there's Dibrugarh Airport that is well connected with destinations like Dimapur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Guwahati.
There are a couple of other airports also, Jorhat Airport, Lilabari Airport, Silchar Airport, Tezpur Airport.
By Helicopter – Pawan Hans, a helicopter service provider, provides helicopter services from Guwahati to Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang (75 min), and vice versa.
Guwahati Flight Schedule (From Delhi)
There are 259 railway stations in Assam and was constructed during the British rule for transportation of tea and coal for its tea plantations. Assam has 259 railway stations that have good connectivity within the state and other prominent attractions in India like Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Cochin. Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Nagaon, Tezpur, Jorhat, Silchar, and Golaghat, are the major railway hubs in Assam.
Guwahati Train Schedule (From Delhi)
Assam has excellent road connectivity - Its highways and byways are well maintained. Assam State Transport Corporation or ASTC, a state-owned road transport corporation of Assam, provides bus services within Assam and adjoining states. If planning to travel by road, try to avoid the monsoon season as the region receives heavy rainfall, and roads are prone to landslides.
Distance from Major cities
Distance from Kolkata- 732.3km
Distance from Guwahati- 166km
Distance from Delhi-1788.5km
Distance from Mumbai- 2707km
Distance from Bangalore- 2927km
Distance from Uttarakhand-1444km
Distance from Chandigarh- 1655km
Distance from Silchar- 318km
Distance from Dibrugarh- 444km
Situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is among the fastest-growing Indian cities. It's a gateway to many other places in the North East as well as a brimming tourist hub. Everything from the ancient temples, the wildlife sanctuaries, the scenic beauty of the Brahmaputra, and its unique culture give this place some of the best tourist places in Assam. The city has something for everyone – families, backpackers, honeymooners, and more.
It is also the largest metropolis in the entire North-Eastern region of India, making it the most preferred staging point to other destinations in the region. Sandwiched by the river Brahmaputra on one side and the Shillong Plateau on the other, this city was formerly known as Pragjyotishpura.
Jorhat is a perfect amalgamation of history, culture, and natural beauty. This place has many attractions holding both national and international importance. The headquarters of Jorhat district, this city is also known as the tea capital of India. It is located at a distance of about 305 Km from Guwahati and around 138 Km from Dibrugarh.
Jorhat Gymkhana Club is the first to be ever built in Asia and is also the third oldest in the whole world. A visit here would surely provide everyone with lifetime memories.
Proudly boasting off its tag of the most beautiful city in Assam, Tezpur is bathed in unmatched scenic natural beauty and a resonating cultural vibe. The Brahmaputra river flows right through this city and further adds to the beauty of this place. This is surely the most popular Assam destination. Assam's undisputed cultural hub owing to its theatres, traditional dances, and cultural events. Apart from that, the sprawling tea estates around the city are like a cherry on the cake!
A dreamy town set in the oscillating hills and lush valleys of Dima Hasao, Haflong is often referred to as the “Scotland of Assam”. Enriched with stunning hills, lofty terrains, and a sparkling lake, Haflong is among the best places to see in Assam for camping enthusiasts, hikers and trekkers, and peace seekers.
Dating back to the Ahom dynasty, this cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples.
Sibsagar is a state of Assam that provides various tourist attractions related to architectural marvels, history, and culture. Some of the most popular places here include a water tank called Bhorpukhuri along with Joysagar, a man-made lake.
Situated on the Surma (Barak) River, and known for its scenic beauty and natural splendor, Silchar is surrounded by Manipur on the east, Bangladesh on the west, Mizoram on the south, and the Barail hills on the north. Located south of Guwahati at a distance of 313 Kms, this town is considered the most important center and gateway to Barak Valley in Assam.
Silchar is the 2nd largest town in Assam and is one of the most stable areas in the North-East and hence locally referred to as the Island of Peace.
Goalpara is a town located 140 km West of Guwahati which is about a 3-hour drive away. It is the headquarters of the district of the same name. The word 'Gwaltippika', roughly translating to Guwali Village or the Village of the Milk Men is the origin of the name 'Goalpara'. The surrounding regions of Goalpara are generally vast green plains with the banks along the Brahmaputra river giving rise to fertile agricultural lands. Two water bodies, Urpad Beel and Kumri Beel, located within 15 km from the town are known for hosting a variety of migratory birds during the winter season. Certain parts of the district are hilly with evergreen trees forming continuous canopies.
Dibrugarh is the largest city of Assam located 439 km from Guwahati. A major city in the northeastern region of India in line with cities like Guwahati and Bhubaneswar, Dibrugarh is the emerging communication and industrial hub of North East India. Dibrugarh has an airport that is well-connected with major Indian cities.
Deriving its name from the word "Dibrumukha", the name of the river 'Dibru' with the word 'mukh' meaning mouth, Dibrugarh, is a city and is the headquarters of the Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam in India.
Tinsukia is quite popular with tourists as it serves as the gateway to nearby beautiful villages and wildlife sanctuaries. it is a haven for people who just want to disconnect from the world and form a connection with Mother Nature for a few days. If you love to explore little hamlets and villages and don't mind going into exile for a few days, then it is one of the best places to see in Assam
An important town of Assam, it is quite popular with the tourists as well. It also serves as a base place to carry on with holidays to nearby cities. It is almost 500 km from Guwahati.
Lilabari is a small town located in North Lakhimpur in Assam. The town, located 376 km from Guwahati, is famous for its waterfront, as it is situated on the left bank of Brahmaputra River and beautified with the breathtaking Dirang valley and Sela pass. Lilabari also has an airport that serves Arunachal Pradesh as well.
Besides the natural beauty and serenity, this lovely town also offers excellent opportunities for adventure enthusiasts. People here can try activities such as trekking, hiking, mountaineering, angling, rafting, camping, boating, and fishing.
There is no better place to learn about the culture and traditions of Assam than Sualkuchi. Known as the weaver’s village, Sualkuchi produces the best kind of silk in the state. For the same reason, it is called Manchester of East. You will be delighted to see the village houses made of bamboo and mud. Its ethnicity and rustic charm are what make it popular among travelers.
Away from the blaring noises of cities, Karimganj, located at a distance of 313 km from Guwahati, is a small sleepy town of Assam steeped in the beauty of nature. Karimganj is the biggest city and administrative headquarter in the district. Situated in the southernmost part of the state, the region majorly consists of wetlands and farms for which it is known as one of the major agricultural districts in Assam. It is an important center of trade and commerce with important resources that it exports to several states in India. With a thick cover of trees, forest produces are a very important means of resource for the livelihood of the people, Karimganj has an intense pool of culture associated with local tribes, languages, and traditions that are exclusive to their place of origin.
An important city of Assam, Bongaigaon was the last capital of the Kamatapur Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Centrally located within the state at around 180 Kms northwest of Guwahati, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture. The scenic beauty of Bongaigaon is well preserved.
The city of Bongaigaon is famous for the remnants of Buddhist culture, which can be seen in its hilly caves (also known as Gumphas) and the stone carvings of the Jogigopha hill rocks.
Hailakandi, located 312 km south of Guwahati is a beautiful destination nestled in the heart of Barak Valley of Assam. The town is the administrative headquarters of the district of Hailakandi. It is a town with several legends attached to it and serves as a melting pot of various cultures and traditions, all existing at one place in great harmony with each other.
This culturally rich place is also adorned with nature's bounty serving as a perfect base for people looking for peace and tranquility. Owing to its religious significance, devotees flock to this place in large numbers. A visit to this place will help you to unwind and relax with a perfect natural setting all around. Blessed with a thick cover of lush green forest, sprawling tea gardens, lovely fruit orchards, and a gurgling river, Hailakandi has many hidden troves waiting to be explored.
One can experience the best of everything in Darang from spellbinding nature to a rich past and unique culture and heritage. The place finds its roots dating back to the 16th century with a mention in the Mahabharata. One can witness relics of the past displayed all over the place. Don't you dare miss visiting Darang on your Assam trip if you love exploring places rich with culture and flora-fauna!
One of the major towns in Western Assam, located around 98 kilometers northwest of Guwahati, Barpeta is the administrative headquarter of Barpeta district which is known as the 'Land of Satras'. The town is referred to in the local tongue as 'Satra Nagari' or 'the town of temples' due to it being home to many Vaishnavite Satras. The name Barpeta is derived from 'Bar' meaning big and 'Peta' meaning pond. Hence, as the name suggests, Barpeta translates to a land of big ponds.
The town of Morigaon, located 80 km east of Guwahati, is the administrative headquarters of the Morigaon district. Enriched with a strong regional history, fascinating legends and unique traditions and culture, the town and the surrounding regions are home to many religious and cultural sites. The River Brahmaputra marks the northern limits of the district and the west offers the sight of snow-capped Himalayas. The district of Morigaon is also an agricultural land where vegetables, jute, mustard, wheat, and paddy are mainly grown and provide a steady source of income for the locals. Dotted with many attractions and enriched with flora and fauna, Morigaon is also known as Marigaon.
Dispur is the beautiful capital of Assam packed with panoramic views, unique traditions, and rich tribal culture. Declared as Assam's capital in 1973, the city houses some of the important buildings of the state like the Assam Secretariat, State Emergency Operations Center, and State Assemble House.
Dotted with several Hindu temples, one can witness the distinctive culture of the state. Dispur is also famous as a tea auction market and is situated on the outer skirts of Guwahati at a mere distance of about 10 km. Enriched in flora and fauna and adorned with beautiful weather throughout the year, visit Dispur for a perfect vacation.
Located at the base of the eastern Himalayas in Assam, Nalbari is a perfect getaway to explore the wilderness of nature with its vast Paddy fields and dense forests. With the Indo-Bhutan border marking the north boundary of the district while the Brahmaputra River lying on its south, Nalbari is a place of experiencing culture and nature together.
This place is also a land of worship, spirituality, and many ancient temples attracting tourists not only from India but from across the globe to seek blessings.
The serene location, paddy fields, the temples, and the culture makes Dhemaji an experience in itself. The town's name Dhemaji' is believed to be derived from a combination of two Assamese words "dhal" meaning "flood" and "Dhemaji" meaning "play".
Dhemaji is a small yet very important district of Assam and it is located in the northeast part of Assam. Dhemaji district borders with Arunachal Pradesh and is part of the Brahmputra plains. It is considered very important from point of view of archeology. Dhemaji is inhabited by many Assamese tribes including Chutia, Ahoms, Sonowal Kacharis, Koches, Kalitas, Kaibartas, and other tribes like Mishings and Deoris, so you can experience their culture and way of living.
Newly discovered Bogamati is a picturesque spot perfect for picnics that lies at the mouth of river 'Barnadi' on the foothills on the Indo-Bhutan border, in the Baksa district, Assam. Inaugurated by Emanuel Muchahary, MLA of Tumulpur, about six years ago, the unexplored, panoramic view of the mountains creates a serene getaway for travelers. The major city and railway station are Guwahati 91 km away.
'Bogamati' refers to a white river in the Assamese and derives its name from the vast deposits of white sand and stone in the banks of the river. The place is inhabited by Bodos, Assamese, and Nepalese and is known for its betel plantations and tea gardens. The locals depend exclusively on tourism in the area for their livelihood. The Dawraijhar Eco-Tourism Society is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the area and the safety of the tourists.
ORANG NATIONAL PARK: Located in the beautiful state of Assam, Orang National park is the oldest game reserve in the state, situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra. Located at a distance of 110 km north of Guwahati, this national park is shared by the districts of Darrang and Sonitpur. It is officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park. Orang Park is known for its One-horned Rhinos and Royal Bengal Tigers.
Orang will pleasantly surprise you with its rich variety of animals, birds, and fishes and a similar abundance of flora. The park is known for its rhinoceros conservation has The Great Indian Rhinoceros and the famous Bengal Tiger. A huge number and types of fish are also present here. Along with this, you can spot several birds in the park.
Jeep Safari into the park will let you experience the refreshing beauty of the surroundings and vegetation as well as the enjoyment of watching such a variety of wildlife. The park is also an important breeding ground for various fishes.
The best time to visit is October to March
Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc., and also for being a bird watcher's paradise. Also, along with the rich fauna of the place, the lush and evergreen flora too tends to enchant the visitors. Facilities for activities such as water rafting, fishing, swimming inside the National Park are available through permission from the forest department. One can also dwell a little in peace and sunbathe in the area. It is also known as the "Tiger of the Himalayan rivers".
The river rafting is also held on the southeast side of the park on the river Jai Bharali. The rafting route is 13 km long and takes around 3 hours a great tiring and enjoyable experience.
The best time to visit is November to March
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has spread over an area of 38 sq. km. and is a small, heavenly getaway of raw wilderness and greenery. Apart from the wildlife sanctuary itself, there are several excursions that you can take from Pobitora. These include a trip to Sualkuchi - the weavers' village and Hajo - a pilgrimage center. Moreover, since Pobitora is a landlocked sanctuary, you can also visit the exciting and peculiar Assamese communities to get a taste of the local culture.
Mainly known for the Indian one-horned rhinos, leopards, wild buffalos, barking deer, and a host of migratory birds, Pobitora National Park hosts multiple jeeps and elephant safari rides within its premises.
The best time to visit is October to February
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a river island national park and one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world. This National Park is situated 12 km north of Tinsukia in Assam. Of the seven parts of the park, one is a wetland and the rest is mainly covered with grasslands and dense forest.
There are no roads and hence no jungle safari or elephant rides for roaming in the park, so you can explore the park only by trekking, although a boat service is available which can take you to various spots. Gunjan Ghat and Saikhowa Ghat are the national park's entry points.
Churkey Sapori (River Island) in the north of the Saikhowa part of the Park is famous for spotting the bright colored wild horses known as "Feral Horses". The Feral horses are free-ranging, untamed horses descended from domestic horses, and are not truly wild horses.
A visit to look at Kekjori Trees requires a 15 minutes boat ride to an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra and a half-hour walk. The path to these trees is also a cow trail.
Maguri Matapung Beel is a heaven for bird lovers. The lake has six villages on either side of it and it is classified as an Important Bird Area(IBA). It is a host to 374 different species of birds. The boat safari on this lake is an amazing opportunity for bird watchers to spot migratory birds and rare birds of various descents.
Manas is recognized not only for its rich biodiversity but also for its spectacular scenery and natural landscape which includes a range of forested hills, alluvial grasslands, and tropical evergreen forests. It is home to India's second-largest tiger population. It is also famous for its population of wild water buffalo. Manas harbors the maximum number of endangered species from India as listed in the IUCN Red Book.
One can easily spot rhinos and tigers while sitting on an elephant. Forest officials arrange rides on elephants from Mathanguri for visitors to Manas. Another way to explore the entire length of Manas National Park is through a jeep safari. There are jeeps available for rent, and one can contact the Field Director Office of Manas Tiger Reserve located on P.O. Barpeta Road.
Manas is famous for Bird watching. The main birding spots in the Park are on the east and northeast sides of the Park at Kokilabari and Alabari. Home to the largest population of Bengal Florican birds in India, the Park is home to about 500 varieties of birds.
The best time to visit is October to May
Lying on the floodplains of the mighty river Brahmaputra, rich vegetation covers almost the entirety of Kaziranga National Park. For the convenience of management and conservation, the national park is divided into 4 zones: Kaziranga Range, Western Range, Eastern Range, and Burapahar Range. One safari of one zone is allowed at a time.
Kaziranga or Central Range - Mihimukh-Kathpora- Daphla ng-Diffolu River Bank- Mona beel- Karasing and back
Bagori or Western Range -Dongabeel- Rouman- Rajapukhuri- Monabeel and back
Agratoli or Eastern Range - Agratoli Sohola beel- Rongamotia- Maklung- Turturoni- Dhoba and back
Burapahar Range - Ghurakati- Potahi beel- Diffolu- Phuloguri- Tunikati
While the Western zone is considered good for elephants and safari and rhino sightseeing, the Eastern zone is better for water birds.
The best time to visit is November to April
The best time to visit is during the winter months is as the climate is pleasant throughout the day.
The best time to visit is November to March.
The sanctuary authorities organize the safari that tours around the Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni wildlife sanctuary.
Best Time To Visit: During the winter months as the climate is pleasant throughout the day.
Aquatic flora dominates the sanctuary due to it mostly being a water body. Semi-aquatic vegetation and trees are found along the banks of the Bil.
Best Time To Visit: During the winter months as the climate is pleasant throughout the day.
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