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Top 30 Go To Places in Assam | Assam Top Tourist Destinations

Assam is a gift of nature with its hills and mountain to the river valleys with diverse communities, languages, and tribes.

Situated amidst lush green valleys and majestic mountains, Assam is the land of breathtaking beauty and matchless grace.

Assam as a whole a tourist place you can go anyplace you wish you will going to find happiness and can experience their exotic culture and unique traditions.

The sprawling tea gardens, exotic wildlife, verdant flora and fauna, swift and scenic flowing rivers, riverine islands, the majestic Brahmaputra, the exotic Bihu dance, vibrant culture, rich tribal traditions and generous people adds further charm to Assam’s gorgeous natural landscape. 

If you are a nature lover or travel enthusiast, the delightful state of Assam is the place to be!

List of 30 Best Places to Visit in Assam

1. Majuli

Majuli island

Majuli is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam and in 2016 it became the first island to be made a district in India.  

It had an area of 880 square kilometers (340 sq mi) at the beginning of the 20th century, but having lost significantly to erosion it covers 352 square kilometers (136 sq mi) as of 2014.  

Majuli has shrunk as the river surrounding it has grown.  Majuli is currently listed as the world's largest river island in Guinness book of world's record.

The island has been the hub of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture, initiated around the 15th century by the revered Assamese saint Srimanta Sankardeva and his disciple Madhavdeva. 

Many Satras or monasteries constructed by the saint still survive and represent the colorful Assamese culture. 

2. Umananda Island

Umananda Island is the smallest river island in the midst of river Brahmaputra flowing through the city of Guwahati in Assam, a state in northeast India. 

The British named the island Peacock Island for its structure. The island can be reached via 10 minute ferry, available from Umananda Ghat, located near Guwahati Highcourt. 

Umananda Island is the home to the species of golden languor and the island is dotted with Tamarind tree.

3. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. 

The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.

Along with the iconic Greater one-horned rhinoceros, the park is the breeding ground of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. 

Over time, the tiger population has also increased in Kaziranga, and that's the reason why Kaziranga was declared as Tiger Reserve in 2006. Also, the park is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species.

Birds like lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer's pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian Openbill stork specially migrate from Central Asia during the winter season. 

Undoubtedly, the park is known for its good population of animals but more than that its the wildlife conservation initiatives that take place in the park are more popular. 

With its amazing wildlife conservation activities, the park has successfully managed to grow the population of Greater one-horned rhinoceros, an endangered species. 

The vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests undoubtedly make the park look beautiful but it's the presence of Brahmaputra river, which makes it look enigmatic.

4. Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary  is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills. 

The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden languor and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo.

5. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is a national park in Assam, India. It is located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and was designated a Biosphere Reserve in July 1997 with an area of 765 km2 (295 sq mi), including a core area of 340 km2 (130 sq mi) and a buffer zone of 425 km2 (164 sq mi). 

The park is bounded by the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in the north and Dibru river in the south. It mainly consists of moist mixed semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, canebrakes and grasslands. 

It is the largest salix swamp forest in north-eastern India, with a tropical monsoon climate with a hot and wet summer and cool and usually dry winter. 

Only forest Reserve of the world where wild Horses are found Black Breasted Parotbill and Black Crowned Night Heron other two types of bird found here.

6. Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 35 km from Tezpur. Nameri is about 9 km from Chariduar, the nearest village. 

Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km2 of which Nameri has a total area of 200  km2.  

The area is crisscrossed by the river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari, etc. A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. 

The inaccessibility and continuity with the neighboring forest areas have helped the wildlife of Nameri to flourish. 

There is a good prey base in the form of Sambar, Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar and Gaur. About 3000 domestic cattle also form part of this prey base for Tiger and Leopards.

7. The Orang National Park

The Orang National Park also known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park which is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam, India, covers an area of 78.81 square kilometers (30.43 sq mi). 

It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a national park on 13 April 1999. 

The park has a rich flora and fauna, including great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, pygmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.

8. Jatinga

Jatinga is one of the most popular Bird watching center under the supervision of the district forestry office in Haflong. Tourists visiting Assam, or more specifically Silchar does not miss this attraction point as it is famous for its “bird suicide” phenomenon. 

You would be mesmerized in this small and serene village of Jatinga, which is located about 9 km south of the town of Haflong. 

This beautiful village has earned its popularity due to both its majestic views and the mysterious phenomenon of birds “committing suicide”.

9. Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

The Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Lowkhowa namely covering an area of 70.13 km² at a distance of 25 km from Nagaon Town. 

Its main attraction is the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Other animals are Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer etc. Various species of birds and reptiles are also found in Laokhowa.

10. Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, formerly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary or Hollongapar Reserve Forest is an isolated protected area of evergreen forest located in Assam, India. 

The sanctuary was officially constituted and renamed in 1997. Set aside initially in 1881, its forests used to extend to the foothills of the Patkai mountain range. 

Since then, the forest has been fragmented and surrounded by tea gardens and small villages. In the early 1900s, artificial regeneration was used to develop well-stocked forests, resulting in the site's rich biodiversity. 

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary contains India's only gibbons – the hoolock gibbons, and Northeastern India's only nocturnal primate – the Bengal slow loris.

11. Agnigarh

Agnigarh is a hillock, which is located at Tezpur in the state of Assam. This historical site is also known by the name ‘love site of Northeast India’.

The word Agnigarh means a residence built amidst the fire. As per Hindu mythology, this fortress was built by Bansura who was a very powerful asura (Demon) and everyone was afraid of him. 

He constructed this building in order to keep his daughter Usha in isolation so that she could not meet her beloved Aniruddha. 

The fortress was surrounded by fire on all sides so that nobody could go out of the building without permission. In the present days, this site has turned out to be a tourist attraction of Tezpur near the River Brahmaputra. 

The site also allows trekking and one can reach the peak by climbing the circular staircases. 

The place offers a panoramic view of the surrounding which is definitely very attractive and alluring the beauty of the hillock is more enhanced by the construction of several sculptures that depict the story of this Hindu scriptures/Purana's.

12. Bamuni Hills

Bamuni Hill

In the Bamuni hills of the district of Sonitpur, one may find such spectacular ruins, which attract a number of people to the region. 

On the right bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, the low hill names Bamuni is situated, which displays a number of awe-inspiring stone carvings and statues of the bygone era. 

According to Hindu mythology, Aniruddha, the nephew of Lord Krishna, had fallen in love with the daughter of Banasura, who disapproving of the match had imprisoned Aniruddha in this place. 

The Archaeological Study of India, under whose control this area currently is, has fixed the date of these ruins at 10th to 12th century A.D. 

The style of the art excavated in this area indicates the Gupta period. It is however not clear as to who had this temple constructed, but it is generally believed that the temple was built during the early Pala period. 

It is also assumed that this was a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it was a north Indian Nagara style temple.

13. Chitralekha Udayan Park

In the beautiful city of Tezpur, a picturesque park is located, called the Cole Park. The park was built in 1906 by a commissioner of Assam named Mr. Cole and was later reconstructed by M.G.V.K Bhanu in 1996. 

The park has recently been renamed as Chitralekha Udayan Park, after the name of a famous person in the Aniruddha Usha love story. 

Located amidst a number of misty hillocks and green terrains and blue lakes, this park is well known for its breathtaking scenic beauty. 

Inside the park, there is a serene lake, in which boating can be done. The park remains open from 9 am to 7 pm. It has open spaces, open-air stage and restaurants for the entertainment of the visitors. 

Moreover, some of the ancient relics from nearby areas have been transported to the park, in order to facilitate public viewing, among which the most important being the inscription of Bhomoraguri, depicting an ancient plan of building a bridge on the River Brahmaputra is the most prominent one. 

14. Shiva Dol

A major tourist attraction in the state of Assam is Shiva Dol. Located in the Sivasagar district, this place happens to be one of the most famous pilgrimage spots in the country as well. 

Shiva Dol is the tallest Shiva temple in entire Northeast India. It is the highest temple in the country as well with a height of 104 feet. 

The Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol are other two small temples surrounding this tall temple and are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga. 

These temples are situated on the banks of the famous Sibsagar Lake which is more than 200 years old.

15. Vishnu Dol

Vishnu Dol

Located in the heart of Sivasagar district, Vishnu Dol is a famous tourist destination in Assam along with Shiva Dol and Devi Dol. 

This temple is located on the bank of a 200 years old tank named Sivasagar. It was built during the reign of Ahom dynasty and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations. 

It was constructed by Queen Madambika, wife of Ahom king Swargadeo Shiva Singha, in 1734. This site is visited by devotees from every part of the country during the month of Bhada. 

Kirtans and prayers are held in the temple during this month and people from distant lands also come to visit during this time to get a glimpse of the revered Lord.

16. Devi Dol

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, Devi Dol is a centuries old temple located in Sivasagar district, Assam. 

Durga puja is celebrated every year in this temple that is attended by a large number of people from every part of the country. 

Devi Dol is flanked by Shiva Dol on one side and Vishnu Dol on the other. The temple is 60 feet high and the base has a diameter of 120 feet. 

The bolisthal is the most sacred part of the temple and is reserved for the puja of Goddess Kali and Durga. 

A small Shani temple is also nearby and devotees visit this temple in large numbers on Saturdays.

17. Charaideo

Charaideo Moidam

Charaideo was the capital of the Ahom dynasty which was built by a person named Sukhapa. It is located at about a distance of 28 km from Sibsagar. 

This place is commonly called as ‘Pyramids of Assam.’ It is situated at the foothills of Nagaland. The place contains many burial grounds of the Ahom rulers and their queens which are considered to be very holy. 

There are about 42 tombs of the kings and queens at the hilltop of Charaideo. The architecture of these tombs can be compared with the Egyptian pyramids and reflects the excellent works done by the masons of Assam during the medieval period. 

The main attraction of this place is its burial vaults which depicts a lot of information about the lifestyle and culture of the Ahom rulers. 

The main architectural highlight of the tombs is the octagonal dwarf which encloses the entire tomb or maidam. 

You will be mesmerized by the floral architecture done on the underground vaults and the chambers are all covered with earthen mounds. 

People travel here from great distances to pay homage to these lost souls who have contributed vital roles in the country’s history. 

There is a nearby park named Sukapha Park where there are many amusement options for the children.

18. Rang Ghar

Rang Ghar

The Rang Ghar  is a two-storeyed building which once served as the royal sports-pavilion where Ahom kings and nobles were spectators at games like buffalo fights and other sports at Rupahi Pathar (pathar meaning "field" in Assamese).

Particularly during the Rongali Bihu festival in the Ahom capital of Rangpur. Said to be one of the oldest surviving amphitheaters in Asia. 

The building was first constructed during the reign of Swargadeo Rudra Singha with bamboo and wood. It was later rebuilt with brick by Swargadeo Pramatta Singha in AD 1744-1750.

19. Talatal Ghar

Talatal Ghar

The Talatal Ghar is located in Rangpur, 4 km from present-day Sivasagar, in Upper Assam. Of all Ahom ruins, it is one of the grandest examples of Tai Ahom architecture. 

The Talatal Ghar is also the largest of all Tai Ahom monuments. Visitors nowadays can only view the ground floor. 

The first floor, and what remains of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Talatal Ghar. The floors of the Talatal Ghar below the ground have been sealed off.

20. Kareng Ghar

Kareng Ghar- Ahom King Palace

Kareg Ghar also known as The Garhgaon Palace, is located in Garhgaon 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Sivasagar, in Upper Assam, India. 

The palace structures were made of wood and stones. In 1751Pramatta Singha, son of Rudra Singha constructed the brick wall of about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) in length surrounding the Garhgaon Palace and the masonry gate leading to it. 

After the destruction of the old palace, it was rebuilt around 1752 as the present seven-storied structure by Rajeswar Singha (Suremphaa, 1751-1769). 

The earliest constructions were commissioned by Swargadeo Rudra Singha in AD 1698. Rangpur was the capital of the Ahom Kingdom and served as its military station.

21. Bordowa

Bordowa thaan

The Birthplace of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, the great Artist, Author, founder of Vaishnavism Religion, Dramatist etc. of Assam. 

The place is situated 18 km northwest from Nagaon town, There are two Sattras one is Narowa Sattra and the other is Salaguri Sattras. The mini Museum is there in Narowa Sattras.

22. Madhabdev Thaan (Leteku Pukhuri)

Madhabdev Thaan

Madhabdev Thaan is located at the near Borbali (Narayanpur). It is the birthplace of Madhabdev (1489 AD). 

There are two big thaans adjacent to each other one Letekupukhuri other at Rongajan. Followers of both these thaans demand it to be the birthplace of Madhabdev.

23. Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple -One of the most popular temples of India is Kamakhya Temple. Lakhs of devotees visit the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam, every year to pay their respect and offer their devotion to the Goddess Kamakhya. 

It is one of the oldest temples and is the main one in the complex of 10 temples that are adjoining. The shrine is visited by both Hindu as well as tantric devotees. 

This widely famous temple is renowned for its legendary tales and also its architecture. It is on the Nilachal Hill and is a very large complex with 6 temples and 6 monuments within. 

It is also famed as the temple of the bleeding Goddess. Legend has it that during the month of June, the waters of the River Brahmaputra turn red because of her menstruating blood.

24. Asvakranta Temple

Asvakranta Temple Located in the North of Guwahati in Assam, Asvakranta Temple is rich with its history and culture. 

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu from Hindu mythology, this temple is most definitely one of the greatest Vishnu shrines in Assam. The Asvakranta Temple is built on a rocky river bank and just gazes at the waterfront of the male river, Brahmaputra. 

Asvakranta Temple features as one of the most popular pilgrimages taken by many tourists visiting Assam. 

The pilgrimage tours for Asvakranta Temple are quite popular mainly because of its rich culture and of course, its scenic beauty of the surroundings. 

The majestic sight of the mountains and hills combined with river and meticulously done carvings on the temple structure is a reason why many visit Asvakranta Temple.

25. Da-Parbatia Temple

Da-Parbatia Temple

Da-Parbatia Temple Located in the village of Dah Parbatia which is few kilometers west of the city of Tezpur in Assam.

Da-Parbatia Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Assam. The door’s framework with the stunning carvings and imprints, which are believed to be the part of the architecture patterns famous during the early Gupta School of sculpture. 

The Da-Parbatia Temple has one of the supreme artworks and portrayals which have been carved in magnificently in its doors and walls of the temple.

The door jambs of Da Parbatia Temple are ornamented with the figurines of 2 Hindu mythological Goddesses, Ganga and Yamuna, who is seen standing with grace and dignity and have garlands in their hands as a sign of welcoming people inside the temple. 

The entire door frame of the Da-Parbatia Temple has been embellished and decorated with intricate designs and floral patterns. 

Owing to its ancient majestic and exquisite beauty, the Da-Parbatia Temple has been announced as a protected site under the authority and undertaking of the Archaeological Survey of India.

26. Navagraha Temple

Navagraha Temple

The Navagraha Temple, or the temple of the nine celestial bodies, is situated on a hill named Chitrachal in the south-eastern part of the city of Guwahati. 

It is also known as the abode of one of the most important celestial bodies, the sun. In the temple, there are 9 phallic emblems of Lord Shiva, each clad in a different colored cloth representing Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Budha, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. 

At the same time, the temple is also a research center of both astrology and astronomy. The tower of the temple and a bigger part of it was earlier destroyed by an earthquake, but, later it was resurrected. 

The temple which is in existence at present was built by the King Rajesvar Singha in 1752 A.D. The garbhagriha or the inner quarter of the temple survived the earthquake, while the upper portion was rebuilt with corrugated iron sheets.

 Also, there is a tank close by, called Silpukhuri Tank, excavated under Rajesvara Singha.

27. Bhuvaneswari Temple

This sacred temple in Guwahati is ancient and is built in dedication to Goddess Bhuvaneswari. This temple is located at the top of the Nilachal Hills, a bit higher than the famous Kamakhya Temple in the city. 

The surrounding of the temple being picturesque attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of the country. 

From the top of the hill, the city of Guwahati looks beautiful and this amazing view is never to be missed out. Being a very prominent Hindu pilgrimage site, the temple attracts a large number of devotees who come from great distances to seek the blessings of the deity. 

As per the Hindu mythology, Goddess Bhuvaneswari is considered as the feminine ruler of the universe. 

The spiritual ambiance of the place blended with the beauty of nature makes it a very important attraction of Guwahati. One can spend hours here admiring the beauty of the place and spending some time in peace.

28. Mahabhairab Temple

Mahabhairab tample

Mahabhairab Temple is situated at a hillock of the northern part of Tezpur in Assam. The temple is said to be built by King Bana. Kings of many dynasty, especially Tungkhungiya donated a large part of Devottar land for the temple and the pujaris.

To look after the temple, Paiks were also appointed. During early times, the responsibility and the management of the temple was at the hands of Borthakur. 

Currently, the temple is maintained by the Government with the help of a managing committee which is headed by the District Deputy Commissioner. 

Shivratri is the main festival that is celebrated with full grandeur and people from all over the country come to attend the festival. 

The temple was built during 8th to 10th century A. D. Cement-concrete idol of Ganesh and Hanuman are built in front of the temple door and are reckoned as Dwarpaals. 

The temple hosts an annual Shivratri fair which lasts for a week and is famous all over Assam. Bhang and laddoo are served to people as prasad. It is also known to be one of the famous pilgrimages where people visit and show their devotion.

29. Diphu Hill Station

Diphu, Karbianglong

Diphu is the headquarter of Karbi Anglong district in the state of Assam in India. This small town is a popular tourist hill station for people of nearby cities. 

It has an average elevation of 186 metres (610 feet). It is about 270 km by road and 213 km by railways from Guwahati. The town is beautifully located on a hill. 

The town is home to many indigenous communities and other communities from rest of the country, the Karbis, Rengma, Dimasa Kachari, Tiwa Kachari, Bodo Kachari, Garo Kachari being the major tribes of the district. 

The town truly exhibits the peaceful and harmonious coexistence among them. It houses temples, churches, mosques and a gurudwara. 

The town celebrates all the major festivals together with much fun-fare. Rongker, Bushu-Dima Wangala, Bihu, Sikpui-Ruoi, Christmas, Durga Puja, Diwali and other festivals are celebrated with fervor and joy.

30. Sualkuchi

handlooms of Sualkuchi

The handlooms of Sualkuchi are the pride of Assam and the people of the village are preserving this cultural heritage. Assam is famous for its silks like Eri Silk, White Pat Silk, and Golden Muga Silk.

These three types of silk are manufactured using worms that can survive only in Assam’s climate. Sualkuchi, a place near Guwahati produces these silks in large quantities.

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