Assam is a beautiful state located in the North East India and bordered by Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. It has a rich biodiversity with numerous rare species of animals and birds. It is for this reason that Assam has emerged as a popular wildlife tourism destination in the country. The Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This state is also famous for its tea plantations. Situated in the low-lying regions, especially in the scenic Brahmaputra valley, these plantations attract tourists. Wildlife, temples and other monuments and tea gardens are among the top Assam tourist attractions. Indian Holiday offers information on city tours, river cruises on Brahmaputra and wildlife safaris in the parks of Assam.
Manas and Kaziranga National Park are popular wildlife conservation centers and home to a variety of flora and fauna. Kaziranga covers around 40 km of land area offering a natural habitat to various rare wildlife species. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.. It also acts as a breeding center for elephants, wild buffaloes and deer. The large expanse of forest cover includes small water bodies and is a crossroad for the Brahmaputra River as well. The ideal time for safari here is from November to March.
Manas National Park and Sanctuary is another protected tiger reserve in Assam located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. It is known to conserve rare and endangered species such as the golden langur, hispid hare and pygmy hog. Covering around 360 sq km, this park in Assam was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1985. You can access this sanctuary from Guwahati airport and the nearest railhead is at Barpeta Road.
Temples in Assam - Shaivism and Vaishnavism flourished in this state since the 17th century. From time to time, people from other places also introduced their own religion and culture here. The advent of Islam to this state was with the Mohammedan invaders. The gurudwaras, Hindu shrines and mosques are popular for their architectural grandeurs and among the popular Assam tourist attractions.
The most notable temple here is that of Goddess Kamakhya. It is a shakti shrine situated on the Nilachal Hills. The Kamakhya Temple is the principal Hindu pilgrimage site in Guwahati. Another Hindu shrine here is the Nabagraha Temple, around 3 km from the railway station. According to history, it was a center of astronomical studies.
The Madan Kamdev Temple, situated around 40 km from Guwahati is an architectural splendor with ancient stone carving adorning its exteriors.
Hill station in Assam- Haflong is the only hill station of Assam located in the North Cachar Hills. Besides enjoying the scenic landscape, you can spend time at the Haflong Lake. The Borail Hills nearby is a delight for adventure tourists for its trekking opportunities.
Other Assam tourist attractions include the oil town of Digboi, home to a hundred year old refinery. Tezpur is a scenic place on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River surrounded by mountain peaks and is also famous for the centuries old archaeological ruins.
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