Awesome Assam – Incredible India State
India is vast and can be explored only with multiple visits as it has many states and union territories.
Living in India, I have still not visited all the States. I try to cover each year as much as possible. In this series, I will be sharing the details of the states I have visited with recommendations.
STATE INTRODUCTION – ASSAM
Recently I decided to visit one of the most awesome state, “Assam”.
Assam lies in the northeastern part of India, a famous tourist destination known for its wildlife, tea plantations, and archeological sites.
In the West is situated Guwahati – Assam’s biggest city adorned by the famous ‘Kamakhya’ Temple on a hilltop dotted with silk bazaars. It is located south of the eastern Himalayas and its land stretches along the magnificently beautiful valley of Brahmaputra and Barak Rivers.
The capital of the state is Dispur and not Guhawati as per normal belief. Assamese and Bodo are the main languages spoken in Assam however Bengali is the second largest language spoken in the state.
Assam Tea and Assam Silk is famous world over and attracts nature lovers worldwide.
Not to miss are the scenic UNESCO World heritage sites like Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park that boast of rare animals and birds like the pygmy hog, water buffalo, tiger, various species of Asiatic birds and home to the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant. Rare wildlife like the one-horned Indian rhinoceros is conserved here. I have been lucky to have visited Manas National Park, Guwahati, Kamakhya Temple and Pobitora. Pobitora is rhinoceros sanctuary which is an endangered species conserved in this place. It was a visit I can never forget. More on this in my next blog.
Dibrugarh located at the edge of the Brahmaputra river is the ‘tea capital of the world’, seat to fast-growing tea tourism in the state set amidst green spaces of tea estates for tea tours. Tipam being the famous tea tourist spot in Dibrugarh. Many a tea lovers and tourists flock here to see where their tea is grown. Look out for the Tea festival in the month of November in Jorhat.
The flora and fauna of Assam consist of an unspoiled natural beauty where Sal trees are found in the deciduous forests as well as bamboo orchards, grasslands and a plethora of wetland in plenty due to the state receiving one of the highest percentages of rainfall in the country. The abundant rainwater and innumerable tributaries fill the Brahmaputra River creating a significant hydro-geomorphic environment.
Assam’s natural wonders, tea plantations, biodiversity and friendly people make it a perfect traveler’s paradise.
The state is well connected by all there modes of travel – Air, Rail, and Road with a constant stream of tourists who visit during the enjoyable time of March or November.
If you happen to be in Assam around April do make sure to indulge in the famous Bihu Festival that lasts for an entire month.
Assam is beautiful in a different way. it usually has the unexplored unseen part of India. Here’s an offbeat spot to see the sunset on a hilltop overlooking Brahmaputra river and fisherman fishing.
Awesome experience of witnessing the wildlife in the forests and wildlife sanctuaries, yes Assam is famous for elephants which are found in highest number in this state and in the wild forest areas. So much so that there are many elephant corridors which one come across while visiting different cities.
Our most memorable moment was to see the rhino and we were lucky to see them closely in golden sunlight.
Right from a fairy tale there are various small villages in Assam
One can witness in remote villages amazing hard work by village people on fishing with a special basket.
Brahmaputra valley has a lot to explore and even many Indian travelers have not seen the best this state has to offer. So next time if you plan to see the nature’s best plan a trip to Awesome Assam.
21 thoughts on “Awesome Assam – Incredible India State ”
The rhinoceros sanctuary sounds amazing! Would love to see it:) I’d also be interested in the silk bazaars! I love the feeling of silk on my skin, it’s so cool and soothing:)
Oh the silk here is different and so awesome. I was in love with the fabrics here. This state has a lot to offer to a traveler .
I like to see rhinos so far I have only seen them in NAT GEO. The insects usually gives me chills lol hope there are not that many around there 😀 Asam looks like a really nice place.
Luckily I did not have any insect issue there. Only thing was the encounter with wild elephant once while visiting a national park there. 😀
Oh wow I would love to see the rhinos! I have only seen one once – in a nature reserve here in the UK
Alex watching them in the wild was a crazy experience I can not forget. A blog on that should be done soon I guess 😀
Your pictures are so cool ! How many states are in India? I’m not too familiar with the country so I’m not sure what other places there are to visit.
Hi Kimberly, so there are close to 36 in total states and union territories, one need to plan multiple trips to see it all but flight takes few hours to go from one place to other, one can cover it up. There’s so much of everything and that’s why people keep coming back to India 😀
Assam is nothing short of a fairytale. I’ve been planning to visit the tea plantations my friend owns…. but haven’t reached there yet. Hope to head that side by 2018. Cheers!!
Oh how cool is that you have a friend owning a tea plantation in Assam, I am already looking forward to your blogs from there 😀 you will totally love it!:)
I would love to see the rhinos but it would most definitely have to be from the safety of a truck 😊
Lol , yeah they take you on an elephant safari to ensure the safety while watching the Rhinos.It was a crazy experience.
I would love to visit Pobitora just to see those is rhinoceros running and playing around. To know that it was considered as UNESCO World heritage site its a place must visit for me. thanks for this beautiful concept.
Pobitora is a smaller conservation area, the main UNESCO Site is called as Kaziranga National Park, these are amazing destinations to visit.A bit of offbeat travel to the Northeast of India which is majestic.
Glad you liked this post, Pobitora is nearer to Guwahati and is smaller place to see Rhino the UNESCO site is Kaziranga National Park a much better option to visit 🙂
Great post will put Assam on my list of places to visit the I go back to India, the wildlife looks amazing – greta photos. Bookmarked this post.
thank you so much for encouragement and appreciation, Assam is such a raw and amazing place.Glad you are planning a visit. Kaziranga National Park is a must visit from there.
Great post written on Assam one of the incredible States in India. Pictures captured are amazing.
Thankyou Rahat , we went further ahead to Manas Jungles it was so thrilling , will share a blog on the same soon 🙂
Wow I would love to see wildlife like this up close and personal! I REALLY need to visit India!!!
It will be such a different kind of experience because here the wildlife sanctuary offers experiences in a raw form! Watching Rhino was life-changing experience for me , I feel so lucky to have visited Assam 🙂
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