How to Reach Assam

By Air:

Assam enjoys excellent connectivity with all the principal cities in the country. The busiest airport in the state is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Other key airports in the state are Silchar and Dibrugarh. Indian Airlines and Air India together with many other private airliners offer daily flights from all the important places including Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and so on. In addition, places like Jorhat and Tezpur have airports, however, the flights are not so regular joining metropolis like Kolkata and other cities in Northeastern India. If you reach by flight, nonetheless, you will get the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking airborne sight of the lush green landscape bordered by blue mountains. The principal airlines offering flights to the state are as follows:

  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • Jetlite
  • Indian Airlines
  • Air Deccan, currently Kingfisher Red
  • Spicejet
  • Indigo Airlines

Travelers who are coming from Southeast Asia or East Asia find touring Assam thru Kolkata as the simplest itinerary. Those who are arriving from Middle East, Europe, African and Central Asian nations can also reach via Delhi or Mumbai. Kolkata and Delhi operate higher number of flights in comparison to Mumbai. No international direct flights are available from Guwahati.

By Rail:

Railways join Assam to various cities in India. There are three principal itineraries of NF Railways (North East Frontier Railways) which encompass the whole territory of Assam and offers connectivity to main districts and cities lying in eastern, northern, and southern India. The biggest and most important railhead in Assam is Guwahati station and direct trains from majority of the cities in India are available to reach there. If you go by the Saraighat Express from Kolkata (Howrah), it will require around 17 hours to reach Guwahati. At the same time, New Delhi Rajdhani Express, which is entirely AC, requires around 27 hours. These two trains are the quickest trains. A number of direct trains are available to Dibrugarh (Upper Assam) from Kolkata and including the Delhi Rajdhani Express. Normally, it takes one more night (12 hours) from Guwahati to reach Dibrugarh. If you travel by train, you will get to see picturesque landscape of the rural regions in Assam. However, you should keep in mind that due to unrests in Assam, it is always recommended that you stay away from railway trips since reports of stone pelting are quite common. It takes place in the region subsequent to Dimapur. If there is no other option than going by train, then try to ensure that you are traveling in the AC compartment because the windows are closed.

By Road:

Highways in different states in India lying towards the western side of the state join Assam. In addition, bus services are available from Siliguri to Guwahati. If you want to reach Siliguri, you can take a bus from Darjeeling, Kolkata, or Gangtok. Nonetheless, touring via bus might not be relaxing in this territory and it will take a lot of time. The bordering Seven Sister States enjoy excellent connectivity with Assam via roadways although the time required to reach there might vary subject to the destination where you wish to go.

Tamu in West Myanmar is joined with the state via a quite traveler-friendly highway which passes through Manipur. Tamu is proximally located to Mandalay. The famous Stilwell Road connecting China-Myanmar-Assam from Ledo in Northern Assam to Myitkina (Myanmar) and additionally to Kunming (China) is currently not functional entirely. Roadways joining Bhutan with Assam are there, as well.

Short trips:

You can visit the places listed below for excursions or short trips:

  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Nameri National Park
  • Hajo
  • Sibsagar
  • Guwahati
  • Silchar
  • Jorhat
  • Dibrugarh
  • Nagaon
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