Assam is the gateway to
north-east India, dominated by rivers like Brahamputra and Barak.
A large part of Assam is situated in the narrow valley that these
rivers have created over the period of time.
The popularity of Assam stems from - Tea plantations and
One-horned Rhinoceros which are found in abundance in Kazirnaga
National Park. More than half of India's petroleum is produced
here in Assam. There are a number of interesting tours in Assam.
Places to See
Kamakhya Temple - is situated on the sacred Nilachal Hill
dedicated to the goddess Kamakshya . This temple is representative
of old Assamese architecture
Assam State Museum - exhibits sculptures, inscriptions,
paintings, ivory, wood work, metal work, costumes and ethnology
Zoo and Botanical Gardens - houses tigers, lions, rhinos,
birds and swamp tapirs
Janardhan Temple - centrally located, it stands on the
Sukleswar hill on the river bank
Basistha Ashram - a few kilometers (10-12) from Guwahati,
this ashram is believed to be the home of famous sage Basistha
- In the middle of the river Brahamputra, on the Peacock
Island, it is one of the most beautiful temples
Navagrah Temple - Stands towards the west of Chitrachal
hills. 'Nava' stands for nine and 'grah' for planets , hence
dedicated to the nine planets or heavenly bodies
Majuli - is the largest river island in the world. During
monsoon the rivers overflow and vast lands gets submerged.
Kaziranga National Park - Spanning an area of 450 sq kms,
it has the largest number of rhinoceros in the subcontinent. But
their startling depletion led to the conservation of this area in
1926 and in 1940 it was declared as Sanctuary. It also has swamp
deer, hog deer, wild pig, hoolock, wild buffalos, sambar gibbon,
pythons, tiger and elephants.
Manas National Park - was accorded the status of World
Heritage Site in 1985 for its rare wealth of endangered species.
It also extends over the national boundary of Bhutan where it is
known as Royal Manas Park. Some of the rare species found here are
golden langur, red pandas, pygmy hog, hispid hare, ergets and many
other species of migratory and predatory birds.
GaramPani Wildlife Sanctuary - 65 kms away from Kaziranga
National Park, this area is famous for hot water springs. Animals
found here are elephants, leopards, tigers in addition to large
variety of birds and reptiles
Pani Dihing Bird Sanctuary - Situated in Sibsagar district,
it was declared a sanctuary by Govt. of Assam in 1996. It is
famous for migratory birds like Adjutant Storks, Fishing Eagle
Shopping Products Most of the products are made out of Bamboo and
cane. The tourists also purchase beautifully embroidered Shawls,
Wall hangings and caps in abundance Avail our Assam Tours Packages
and experience this unique and picturesque land.