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Assam, the land where you sip the best flavors of tea, dip your feet in its mighty rivers, and relax. It is famous throughout the world for its tea; the Kaziranga National Park that conserves the endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros; Muga silk, which is solely produced in the state; colorful festivals; beautiful temples; and exotic biodiversity. You can witness and experience spectacular landscapes, hospitable locals, exotic cuisines, and artistic heritage. 

Assam is a mixture of wildlife and complex ethnicity.  Spend your holidays in Assam and take back home some of the most wonderful memories to cherish. 

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Getting There
By Air

Assam is well connected with Delhi, Bangalore, and other major cities of India through major airlines. Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the most accessible airport. 

By Rail

You can travel to Assam with ease as there are direct train services from Kolkata, Mumbai, and all the other major metropolitan cities to Guwahati, the rail hub of Assam. There are two railway stations in Assam: one is Guwahati railway station and the other is Dibrugarh railway station.

By Bus

Guwahati is connected to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal through National Highway 31, while National Highway 37 connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam. Highways are well-maintained, giving you a smooth, relaxing ride.

Getting Around
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Buses are the most common medium of travel in Assam for travelling in and around Assam. They are generally well maintained, clean, and comfortable. There are regular bus services connecting important places within Assam and to neighboring states. Guwahati is very well connected with the adjoining cities and states through the bus service. The three nodal points of Adabari, Paltan Bazar, and ISBT Guwahati, provide bus services to towns and cities in Assam and adjoining states.

Cabs are also a good option for travelling inside Assam and to the surrounding regions as well. In major cities and even small towns, private taxis are available for rent for local travel as well for inter-city travel. Taxis can be also rented on a daily basis. For a traveler, it is easier to hire a taxi from the main town to different parts of Assam.

You can also get around different places in Assam in a mountain bike. The alluring scenery, good roads, and helpful Assamese people – what better start to a holiday!

Top Activities
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Wildlife

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK: The south bank of the Brahmaputra River is one of the last refuges to the rhinoceroses of Assam. Spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River, its forests, wetlands, and grasslands are home to tigers, elephants, and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.

MANAS NATIONAL PARK: Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a national park, an elephant reserve, and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its wild water buffalo population.

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Boating

RIVER RAFTING:  Manas National Park and Nameri National Park are two popular places where river rafting is possible. November-May is the best time to plan river rafting in Assam. 

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Biking

Guwahati to Shillong is a short and sweet ride, especially on a powerful bike like an Enfield. This picturesque route via NH 40 is hardly over 100 km long. You may take less than 4 hours to reach your destination, that is, if you are not enticed by the breathtaking beauty of the route itself. Spanning two of the most beautiful states, Assam and Meghalaya, your road trip will be nothing less than magical.


Top Experiences
MAJULI FESTIVAL - NOVEMBER

Assam in India is famous for Majuli, the largest river island in the world. The Majuli Festival provides lot of opportunities to the people out there. During the festival, special events like cultural programs and exhibitions are organized.

ELEPHANT FESTIVAL - FEBRUARY

The State of Assam organizes one of the largest elephant festivals in India for the purpose of conservation and safeguard of Asiatic elephants. It is held in Kaziranga National Park. It is definitely worth visiting!

MAGH BIHU (BHOGALI BIHU) - JANUARY

The Magh Bihu festival of Assam is celebrated with great fervor by its entire populace. Characterized by merrymaking and feasting, this festival marks the end of the harvesting season when there is abundance of everything. It is the best time to experience the colorful culture of Assam.

AMBUBACHI MELA - JUNE

The Ambubachi Mela is celebrated in  Guwahati.  The Ambubachi Mela is the most important festival of the Kamakhya Temple of Guwahati. It is believed that the presiding goddess of the temple, Devi Kamakhya, the Mother Shakti, goes through her annual cycle of menstruation during this time stretch. 

BOHAG BIHU - APRIL

The Bohak Bihu, also known as "Haat Bihu", marks the beginning of the Assamese new year and the coming of Spring. The Rongali Bihu festival is a part of the Bihu Festival of Assam that continues for seven days. Apart from the feasts and other features, the main attraction of the festival is Bihu dancing, during which visitors are served with rice beer.

Health & Safety

Tip 1

There is no imminent threat in Assam. The Assamese are known to be very helpful and welcoming.

Tip 2

Assam is a confluence of heritage; multifaceted races; colorful, enthusiastic festivals; and a rich culture of its people, which makes it one of the safest states to travel in India. 

Tip 3

Always carry your own personal medical kit when going on hikes or river cruise.

Shopping

Place 1

Paan Bazaar offers the best street shops in Assam. Here you can shop for Mekhla Chador, the traditional Assamese dress. 

Place 2

At Paltan Bazaar you can buy furniture; home décor items in clay, wood, and bamboo; tribal costumes; and jewelries.

Place 3

Dona Planet has everything from discount stores to local markets and upscale shopping streets.

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