It would be wrong if we tell you these are the only places to visit in Assam. Assam is a bounty of natural beauty. There is not one place that is dull or not worth a second look. It is not just blessed with natural possession but is equally rich culturally. This is a small attempt to bring a few noteworthy places that you can’t miss, but there is a lot more. If you are staying for a longer duration there is a lot more to explore. So, as soon as things get back to normal, book a ticket to this natural haven and bless your soul.
Majuli Island : Largest Riverine Island
Majuli is the world’s largest riverine island as well as one of the most important Satras established by Sankardeva and Madhavdev. The Majuli islands are spread over an area of around 452 sq km and most of these get submerged underwater during the monsoons, leaving the bigger islands like Kamalabari, Auniati, and Garamur on the surface.
Kakochang Waterfalls : Majestic Wonder of Nature
The Kakochang Waterfalls is a magnificent wonder of nature. The main waterfall is located 13 km from the Bokakhat in Jorhat and attracts tourists in great numbers year-round. It can be a refreshing retreat and your art muse, this waterfall gives splendid views of the ruins of Numaligarh and lush green tea plantations. Located close to the Kaziranga National Park, Kakochang is among the must-visit spots in Assam.
Tocklai Tea Research Centre: Oldest Tea Research Stations
The Tocklai Tea Research Centre was established in 1911is among the largest and oldest tea research stations in the world. Assam is well known for its Tea Plantation and all the scientific knowledge that the world holds about tea, has come from this centre in Assam. Various researches on the extraction, cultivation and processing of tea are conducted here day after day in order to enhance tea’s nutritional value. It is famous for the research and development needs of the Indian tea industry and can be a good retreat for a vacation to spend and taste some of the brilliant teas from this mystical haven.
Umananda Island: One of the Smallest Islands in the World
This famous Umananda Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is among the most suitable places to visit in Assam in June and should be on the bucket list of every traveller visiting Assam. Also called Peacock Island by the British, this small islet owes its fame to its location smack in the middle of the river Brahmaputra and the fact that it is easily accessible from Guwahati. This island is among the smallest islands in the world.
Panimoor Falls: Striking Beauty
The distance of over 100 km away from the town won’t stop you from visiting this waterfall which is one of the major attractions in Haflong. The beauty is so picturesque that you would want to capture every scene in your camera.
Sualkuchi: Weaver’s Village
Sualkuchi is one of the best places to learn about the culture and traditions of Assam. Sualkuchi is known as the weaver’s village and produces the best kind of silk in the state. For the same reason, it is called the Manchester of East. The village houses are made of bamboo and mud. Its ethnicity and rustic charm of the replace will leave you awestruck. The rawness of the place makes it popular among travellers who love to go offbeat.
Silchar: Startling Landscapes
Silchar is the place to capture enchanting beauty. Located by the banks of the Barak River, Silchar is abundant with nature’s lustre. The second largest town of Assam shares its borders with Mizoram, Bangladesh, Manipur and Barai Hills. This is the reason why it is culturally rich. The peaceful aura and bewitching landscapes make it one of the best places to see in Assam.