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Assam Tourism

Assam is poised to become one of the greatest tourism hotspots in the days to come, as it has vast expanses of green natural surroundings and an abundant wildlife and bird-life. The famed tea gardens of Hathkhuli and Behora are among the prominent attractions that are visited by plenty of travelers every year. Many of them are all praise for the traditional "Bihu" folk dance which is performed during festive seasons or cultural events at some of the hotels and resorts. People who wish to shop for souvenirs and gift items can explore the stores that sell local handicrafts. Items such as local lady sarong and local shawl (gamcha) are among the most preferred articles that tourists of Assam purchase from such stores. In recent times, eco-tourism is gaining popularity among the travelers who come from different parts of the world to explore the flora and fauna of rainforests.

Of the various wildlife reserves in India, Kaziranga National Park has achieved tremendous success in conservation of endangered species. It is famous for one-horned rhinoceros, and has a significant population of this species in addition to different kinds of wild animals. Kaziranga is also a tiger reserve and bird sanctuary, having numerous species of resident and migratory birds. The famous Teak trees are found in the forests of this region, and add beauty to the marvelous surroundings that have been instrumental in attracting the attention of tourists worldwide. River cruises and a green eco-friendly environment are enjoyed by most of them, other than the wildlife safaris.

Great potential of Assam tourism is concealed in its rich culture, biodiversity, variety of animal and bird life, ancient temples and last but not the least many wildlife sanctuaries and reserves. Assamese culture is a mix pot of various cultural groups and ethnicities.

The state with composite cultural pattern is reflected in its many colorful festivals, some of which are popular as tribal festivals. These tribal festivals make the celebrators forget their routine life varies and immerse in joy of festive celebrations. These tribal festivals are a mark of explicit tribal folk music and folk dances, which mesmerize the tourists with their simplicity and rich cultural background. Bihu, tribal dance, usually performed between January and November is the special entertainment for the tourists.

Major fairs and festivals of Assam like Jonbeet Mela, Karam Puja, Assam tea festival, Majuli festival, and Baishagu festival have their roots deeply immersed in the heritage and culture of this region. Some of the attractions of Assam include Manas Park, Kaziranga national park, Kamakhya temple, Assam state museum and Shilpgram. This destination is popular for its performing arts like Banjar dance, Ankiya Nat and Bagrumba. The other attractions alluring the tourist are adventure tourism, eco tourism, hill stations and the unending tea estates of the state. These great tourist assets of the state keep on increasing the number of tourists visiting this state every year offering the state status of most favored tourist destination in India.

Tourist place to see in Assam

By Assam Tourism one can experience spectacular scenery, rare wildlife, vibrant cultures and soul stirring places of pilgrimage. Following are places which covered in Assam Tourism -

Temples and Monuments -

  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Navagraha Temple
  • Umananda Temple
  • Basisthashram
  • Mahabhairab Temple
  • Madan Kamdev
  • Satra
  • Poa-Mecca
  • Da-Parbatia
  • Agnigarh

WILDLIFE - National Parks -

  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Nameri National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Wildlife Sanctuaries -

  • Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pani-Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sonai -Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bherjan, Borajan- Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary
  • East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nambor- Doigurung Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Borail Wildlife Sanctuary