If you are in search of a vibrant holiday destination where you will get to visualize awe-inspiring scenery and unique culture, Assam is calling out for you. It is one such destination in India where people of different race, faith and culture live harmoniously together. The state is also the abode to India’s best craftsmen who produce artifacts of immense beauty. If you are planning for your holidays in Assam, mentioned are a few places you must visit.
A historically significant place in Assam is Agnigarh hill. Located in Tezpur, this hill was the home of a fortress built by the famous King Banasura. The fortress was built by the king for isolating his own daughter Usha. The name of the hill Agnigarh has been derived from this fortress, which was surrounded by fire (Agni) to prevent Usha from escaping. Other than this, this hill provides for an enchanting view and must visit place while travelling in North East of India.
Declared to be a World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is spread over a total area of 430 sq km. This is the most popular destination of Assam tourism and houses several species of animals like Indian bison, elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, deer, sambar and so on. The park attracts tourists especially during winter, when vacationers can catch a glimpse of a wide variety of migratory birds. Tezpur and Jorhat are the nearest cities to this park, and here tourists can also fancy an elephant ride.
Situated on the Nilachal Hill, is the famous Kamakhya temple considered to be 2,200 years old. It is ideally situated on the northern side of the mount from where the Brahmaputra River flows, and is exactly 800 ft above sea level. While your travel in Assam, you ought to visit this temple because other than being a cultural heritage it is famous for its stunning hills and rivers and is nothing short of beauty personified.
Located near Tinsukia is Dibru Saikhowa National Park which is a must visit place in your Assam travel. Counted as the largest national parks in the state, Dibru Saikhowa is counted as a hotspot for housing one of the world’s major biodiversities. The park captivates all by showcasing its unique blend of swamp surface, semi evergreen forest and deciduous forests. Here tourists are sure to catch a glimpse of the rare feral horses, and is also the home to some of the most rare wildlife species.
If you are an adventure freak and want to experience some trekking in Assam, than Umrangshu is your answer. You must trek from Haflong hills to Umrangshu, and during this journey you will be able to visualize paradisal landscape, lush greenery, and beautiful hills. The enchanting beauty and serene atmosphere of Umrangshu is sure to elevate your spirit. There are some places on earth which are gifted with abundant beauty by Mother Nature herself and Umrangshu is one such destination. The famous hot spring situated near this location is Garampani literally ‘hot water’. This particular destination attracts hundreds of tourists from around the world and is popular for its medicinal properties.