Assam Tourism

Assam is gift wrapped in beautiful green cover. From its hills, to its valleys, plantations, plains and forests – everything is touched with the goodness of nature. Blanketed, manicured and rolled. An emerald and lime-green planet bathed in golden sunshine. With the periwinkle mountains watching over. Wandering travellers come from the world over come to partake in the beautiful frills of Assam. From honeymooners to young families, singles and groups, people can’t get enough of its enchanting atmosphere.

The heart of northeast India’s seven states, Assam serves as a bridge to an alternate universe. A part of India that is pristine and untouched. History, spirituality, art and architecture, wildlife, adventure sports, festivals and food, Assam tourism is a tapestry with many colourful threads sown onto it.

Read on to find out what your holiday in Assam looks like. You will find something for every personality type! We’ve outlined everything you need to know; from the topography to the weather to the fun excursions.

Assam Geography

Assam is a beautiful state in north eastern India. It lies at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, along the valleys of the Brahmaputra and Barak River respectively. Stretching 78,438 square km, it is laden with forests, ravines, canyons and sparkling water bodies. This natural diversity is simply breath-taking. In fact, you can spend hours just drinking it all in. The state shares its border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh in the north. Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh hug it in the south while Nagaland and Manipur caress it from the east. West Bengal nuzzles it from the west through the Siliguri Corridor – a 22 km strip of land that connects Assam to the rest of the country.

Assam Climate

Assam’s weather is deemed as temperate. It is graced with the Tropical Monsoon Rainforest climate. As such, summers go up to a scorching 38 degrees Celsius while winters drop to a freezing -8 degrees Celsius. With substantial rainfall and soaring humidity levels, its rainy season is particularly unfavourable. With unrelenting rains, every year, the Brahmaputra River tends to overflow. This results in immense damage to property; houses, roads, bridges and loss of livestock. Lack of connectivity is another major barrier. Finally, there is risk of natural disasters (landslides) occurring. Due to the aforementioned reasons, the winter season is the most conducive period to travel to Assam. The temperatures are pleasant, and the scenery is magical.   

Assam Culture

Situated in the midst of several vibrant states, Assam is influenced by its colourful and eclectic neighbours. In particular, Austric, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman and Thai cultures have percolated. Due to this cultural assimilation, Assam is regarded as a hybrid state with varied offerings. The local people are deemed as multi-ethnic, multilinguistic and multireligious. Now, isn’t that amazing? From the clothing to the cuisine, music and dance, Assam is a melting pot. It teems with many festivals such Bihu, Bwisagu, Ali Ai Ligang and Bohuwa Dance Festival. What is interesting to note is that most of the earlier sub systems of culture still exist today. Assam’s history is as lush as its greenery. Given the abundance of this state, it is no wonder that tourism thrives.

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Assam Tourism

Assam Tourism 

Assam tourism is synonymous with its thrilling national parks, some of which are UNESCO world heritage sites. They include Kaziranga National ParkManas National ParkPobitora Wildlife SanctuaryNameri National Park and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. Here, you will get to see the one horned rhinoceros, the supreme tiger and mammoth elephant. It is also renowned for its tranquil tea plantations such as Manohari Tea Estate and Tocklai Tea Research Institution. A visit to these emerald green plantations will soothe your soul and make you appreciate the earthiness of life. When it comes to spirituality, there are several wonderful temples such Da Parbatia temple and Kamakhya Temple spread across the state. Furthermore, Assam is home to unique palaces and museums to infuse more meaning into you holiday.

A typical Assam tour will consist of a visit to some or all of these destinations - Guwahati, Majuli, Jatinga, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Hajo, Haflong, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh. You will get to glimpse magnificent sights such as Peacock Island, Blue water Lake, Chandubi Lake, River Kakodonga, Agnigarh Hill and Dakhinpat Sattra.

But did you know that Assam tourism comprises of so much more?

Yes, the state flourishes with traditional handicraft industries. You will discover Bell metal, Brass metal, Fireworks craft, Jute craft, Bamboo/Cane/Sitapalti craft, Water Hyacinth, Areca Nut Leaf, Jewellery craft, Pottery, Dry Bush craft, wood carvings and decorative Candles. The skill and expertise of the local artisans are spellbinding. We recommend that you take a look at the Japi (headgear) and Mekhela Chador (Dress). You will easily find these garments in the local markets.

Assam tourism is filled with delightful little surprises. And we have just scratched the surface! For all you adrenaline junkies out there, this state is a haven for adventure sports. The diverse topography makes it the perfect region for a wide variety of exciting activities; be it on land or water. You can select from trekking, mountain climbing, para sailing, river rafting, boat racing, and angling.

An exhilarating, enriching and exciting holiday is right around the corner. Now that you’re aware of everything you can see and do in Assam, start planning your trip! Head onto the SOTC website and select your Assam tour packages that best suits your needs. Bon voyage!