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Assam Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Assam

Assam is synonym of unspoiled natural beauty, extensive bio-diversity, tea plantations, unique islands, religious sites, warm people and cherished holidays.

  • Kaziranga nataional park in Assam
Assam At a Glance
  • Capital City:Dispur
  • Average Climate:28°C to 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October to April
  • Major Airports:Guwahati Airport
  • Ideal Durations:5 to 7 Days

Assam Travel Guide

Assam is a northeastern state in India. Popularly viewed as the home to the one-horned rhino, Assam is one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. The Brahmaputra river running across the state and magnificent hills inhabited by diverse wildlife make it a tourist paradise. Yet, Assam is one of the least explored regions in the country.

Also called the 'Land of Blue Hills' and the 'Tea City of India,' Assam is famous for its beauty, lush valleys, and meadows. Assam culture and tradition is a big part of Assam tourism. It is a fusion of Austric, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, and Thai influences. Moreover, Assam is the largest tea-producing state in India, with almost 52% of the country's production. 


Key Information About Assam

Assam Tourism Information
Local Language In Assam Assamese
Assam Also Known As Land of Blue Hills
Transport In Assam Bus, Taxi
Area 78,438 Square Kilometer
Assam Is Famous For Assam tea and Assam silk
Best Time For Assam Tourism November to May
Things To Do In Assam Ferry ride, Wildlife safari, Tea plantation exploration, Adventure sports

Assam Climate

Winter is the best time to visit Assam, boasting pleasant weather for sightseeing and adventure activities. From October to March, the Assam weather remains comfortable for outdoor activities, and is also the peak season.

Assam experiences a tropical monsoon rainforest climate and receives heavy rainfall. Therefore, avoid planning a trip to Assam during the monsoon. On the other hand, summers are also great for visiting Assam, exploring the best tourist attractions, and engaging in thrilling adventures. 

Assam Geography

Assam is the home of wildlife adventure, replete with rich biodiversity. The typical geographical and topographical features, along with rivers, valleys, and plains, support various flora and fauna. The habitat of Assam comprises tropical wet evergreen rain forests, low-lying swamps, marshes, grasslands, wetlands, deciduous forest lands, subtropical broadleaf forests, scrubs, etc. 

The state has 5 national parks, 17 wildlife sanctuaries, and three bird sanctuaries. In addition, Assam serves as a shelter for 180 species of mammals, 195 species of reptiles, and more than 800 species of birds.

How to reach Assam

Assam is accessible using transport such as airways, roadways, and railways. This state has a great railway network, excellent bus infrastructure, and luxurious airports facilitating visitors and locals. 

The International Airport of Assam is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi, Guwahati, also known as Guwahati International Airport. This state has excellent road connectivity with well-maintained highways. Assam consists of 259 railway stations that have better connectivity within the major states and cities in India.

Places to visit in Assam

Assam has aromatic tea gardens, lush jungles, ancient temples, gurgling waterfalls, national parks, and serene hills. From monuments to religious sites, there are many places to visit in Assam that you can visit during the tour for authentic experiences. It is also home to world heritage sites and famous pilgrimage sites.
Here is a list of famous places in Assam:

  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Haflong Hill
  • Manas National Park
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kamakhya devi Temple
  • Umananda Temple
  • Jatinga Bird Mystery
  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Majuli River Island
  • Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam tour packages

The Assam tour packages from Indian Holiday are your best shot at spending time in the northeastern state, home to many prolific wildlife reserves, archaeological sites, and tea plantations.

You can choose from various holiday packages that let you enjoy sightseeing of top attractions, activities, adventures, and more. Moreover, the Assam trip is such that all types of travelers from all walks of life and ages will find it delightful. Our customizable packages come with many options for accommodation, transfers, and everything in between.

Experience in Assam

Famed for its lush green tea plantations, rich wildlife, waterfalls, and historical sites, the Northeast is a paradise. But, what is often needed to be acknowledged are the incredible things to do in Assam that prove that the state is the most shining gem amongst all the sisters. 

From getting you close to nature to letting you discover a new side of yourself, Assam offers all kinds of experiences. So, if you’re thinking of taking a trip anytime soon, here are the 18 things you should do there to have the most surreal Northeastern holiday.


Cities of Assam


Q: How much does an Assam tour cost?

Ans: As Assam is a state, the cost of the tour will vary. It can range from INR 9,000 to INR 45,000 and more, depending on the number of tour days. Plus, accommodation, flight/train tickets, food, and other inclusions add to the cost. Contact Indian Holiday for a customizable Assam tour package as per your budget and requirements. 

Q: How can I plan a holiday in Assam?

Ans: You can plan a holiday in Assam for at least 7 days. But if you have only got a weekend, here is a rough itinerary -

  • Day 1: Fly to Guwahati airport (main airport) and board the Brahmaputra River Cruise.
  • Day 2: Witness the sunrise and visit Majuli River Island. 
  • Day 3: Seek blessings at Kamakhya Temple and Umananda Temple, two major attractions, followed by a transfer to the airport for flight back home. 
Q: How many days are enough for Assam?

Ans: You need at least 7 to 8 days to explore the best of Assam. The state has many monuments, religious places, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, and more that can be explored in a week.

Q: What are the best Assam tour packages offered by Indian Holiday?

Ans: Here are some of the best Assam tour packages we offer:

Q: What are the major attractions in Assam?

Ans: Check out this list of top tourist attractions in Assam -

  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Haflong Hill
  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Majuli Island
  • Assam State Zoo And Botanical Garden
  • Umananda Island