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The major places of interest in the state of Assam

Assam is mostly famous for its lush green landscape. It is also the biggest among all the northeastern states of India. The former capital of the state, Guwahati, is a top tourist destination, lying on the riverbanks of the holy Brahmaputra. Kaziranga and Manas are two famous wildlife reserves that you should visit in this state. The state is also known for the Assam tea, cultivated in various tea plantations across the state. The most famous tourist attractions in the state of Assam are as follows:

Guwahati: Guwahati is the former capital of the state and is truly a captivating location. It is the most important city of the state. It serves as the entrance to Northeast India or the Seven Sister States. It was previously known as Pragjyotishpur and served as the capital of the Pala and Varman Kingdoms. You can visit Umananda Temple, Navagrah Temple, Bhubaneswari Devi Temple, Janardhan Temple, Anthropological Museum, Assam Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Assam State Museum and Assam Forest Museum.

Haflong: Haflong is the sole hill station in the state. It is famous for the Haflong Lake, lying in the center of the place and you will definitely like this beautiful water body. It is home to a range of orchids, also the uncommon Blue Vanda. The Jatinga village lies nearby and it is known for the migratory birds committing suicide in large numbers. You will also find a hot water spring close to Umrangsu and people take dips here to heal themselves from various diseases.

Manas National Park: This national park lies at the base of the eastern Himalayan Mountain Range. You will get to see the beautiful Manas River running with crystal clear water and sandy shores. Despite the fact that this is a tiger sanctuary, there are other varieties of flora and fauna in there. The distance from Guwahati is around 150 km.

Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area spans around 430 sq km and is famous for housing the one-horned rhinoceros and diverse ranges of uncommon flora and fauna. Lying on the riverbanks of Brahmaputra in the heartland of Assam, its distance from Guwahati is about 200 km.

Nameri National Park: This is one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in the state. If you love to watch birds and are a nature lover, then you should come to this park. The diversity of avifauna is simply breathtaking. You can also see tigers in this place.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park: The bird varieties in this wildlife sanctuary are simply magnificent. You will also find wild horses near this sanctuary on the islets of the Brahmaputra River.

Sibsagar: Sibsagar served as the capital of the Ahom monarchs prior to the arrival of the British. The place is famous for the Sibsagar Tank which was excavated more than two centuries back. Don’t miss the Shiva Temple, which is considered as the tallest Hindu mandir in India. It was built in 1734.

 
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