Tourist opting for a north east India tour package must visit this striking territory rightly called a gateway to North East India. Explore the region with a thorough tour encircling all the shades of Assam . Some of the highlights that one should not miss while touring Assam are:
Tea Gardens & Tea Culture:
The gorgeously manicured tea estates of Assam are virtually flat and produce tea which is named “black tea”. One of the most prolific tea producing regions in the world, Assam produces tea which is well known for its body, malty flavour, bright color and briskness. A visit to tea gardens and it’s tea culture is thus a must here, one can experience the entire process of tea preparation. Starting from picking the fresh leaves of tea to its processing in the factories, here an opportunity to see it all and in the end buy original products right from where it all began. One can also experience the great Tea Culture launched from the period of British rule in India .
Kaziranga National Park :
Kaziranga National Park is spreading on the both sides of River Brahmaputra, comprising world’s two-third population of Great One- horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga is playing an exceptional rule in preserving the wild creatures and boasts of sheltering highest population of tigers amongst wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Recently UNESCO has designated Kaziranga National Park a World Heritage Site, thus Kaziranga is well known for it’s beautiful with thick green foliage and is home to large breeding populations of elephants, water buffalo, swamp deer and other wild creatures.
A shakti (consecrated to Goddess Durga) temple, Kamakhya temple is situated on Nilchal Hill in Assam . Out of a composite of temples devoted to different forms of the Goddess, Kamakhya temple is the main and is an important pilgrimage site of Hindus. The temple showcases medieval temple architecture with beehive like shikhara and beauteous carved images of Hindu gods and goddesses. The temple is one of the holiest shrines of Hindus and thus should not be missed while exploring North East India tours.
Manas National Park :
Spanning over an area of 391 sq km, Manas National Park is declared a world Heritage Sites in 1985. Manas is a habitat of 19 of India ‘s most endangered animal populations. One can explore wildlife in natural habitat in Manas, beautiful accommodations (hotels/resorts) are available here to make your visit and trip more enjoyable and memorable.
It is one of the beautiful places in Tezpur Town , one of the major historical tourist destinations in Assam and North East India. The name of the park has been derived from the Mr Cole, British Deputy Commissioner.
It is the largest fresh water Island in the world and is situated 20 kms towards the north of Jorhat, recently it’s also included in World Heritage Sites. It tends to attract both International and Domestic Travellers.
This is an revered site for all religion. The Hayagriba Madhava Temple at Hajo is important for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Visiting the region during the festival of Bihu (in the month of April), one should not miss the incredible dance and music performances here. Bihu dance is a folk form of dancing performed by young men and women decked in colourful Assamese attire. Ranging from the life of a farmer, historic events and even satirical comments on today’s socio-political scene of Assam- the lyrics of Bihu songs depict life at Assam in the truest of sense thus is a must on all north east India tour packages.
Capital : Dispur
Area : 78,438 sq km
Population : aprrox. 24,800,000
Principal Language : Assamese
Literacy Ratio : 53%
Airports : Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Tejpur, Jorhat, Silchar, Rilabari
Climate : Assam has four well defined seasons in a year. Summer, monsoon, winter and spring these four seasons presents Assam in different moods. The best time to visit Assam is during the winters and spring seasons. October to April offer a mild and moderate climate. Assam is never extremely cold or hot.
Clothing : Summers – Cottons. Winters – Cottons or light woolens.