Assam is a state in North East India known for its tea plantations, wildlife and archaeological sites. To the west, Guwahati, Assam’s largest city, landscapes silk bazaars and the hilltop Kamakhya Temple. Umananda Temple sits on Peacock Island in the Brahmaputra River. The state capital, Dispur, is in the out skirt of Guwahati. The primeval pilgrimage site of Hajo and Madan Kamdev, the ruins of a temple complex, lie nearby. These are most of the tourist places in Assam.
Some of the popular things to do while on Assam are Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple, Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibru- Saikhowa National Park, Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden etc.
When to visit
Most travellers visit during the cooler, drier months from Oct–Apr. The subtropical climate is hot and humid year-round, with a rainy monsoon season Jun–Sep. Key annual events include Bihu, or Assamese New Year (Apr). The Ambubachi Mela (Guwahati, Jun/Jul, dates vary) is a Hindu gathering drawing pilgrims to Kamakhya Temple also famous as one of the tourist places in Assam. Durga Puja (Sep/Oct, dates vary) is another important Hindu festival, celebrated with elaborate sculptures and pavilions.
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