Assam is situated in the Southeastern Himalayan and Pronounced as "Axom”. It comprises of Brahmaputra Valley and Barak valley and North Cachar and Karbi Anglong... read more
Assam is Pronounced as "Axom” and It comprises of Brahmaputra Valley and Barak valley and North Cachar and Karbi Anglong Hills. Assam is surrounded by 6 small states Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Meghalaya. Assam and these states are connected to the rest of India via a national highway passing through a 22km land corridor in West Bengal called "Chicken's Neck"
Assam, a treasure trove of natural beauty and varied and rich history, is one of the least explored areas in the country, providing it with an immaculate, untouched aura that will certainly attract you. A land of wild forests, powerful rivers and acres of tea plantations, Assam, located in North East India, has a stunning scenery and is known to be one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. Assam, a true paradise, shares international borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan and boasts its vibrant culture, scenic beauty and historical significance. Assam is one of the most beautiful states in India, the gateway to the enchanting and unspoiled northeastAssam, a treasure trove of natural beauty and varied and rich history, is one of the country's least explored areas, giving it an immaculate, untouched aura that will surely attract you. A land of wild forests, powerful rivers and acres of tea plantations, Assam, located in North East India, has a stunning landscape and is known to be one of the world's top biodiversity hotspots. Assam, a real paradise, shares international borders with both Bangladesh and Bhutan and boasts its vibrant culture, scenic beauty and historical significance. Assam is one of India's most beautiful states, the gateway to the enchanting and untapped northeast
Assam shares a long and almost porous international border with Bhutan and Bangladesh. Assam is the gateway to the entire northeast and the entire state revolves around the mighty and majestic river the Brahmaputra. Assam history is connected with Mainland India and finds mention in Hindu epic Mahabharata as "Pragiyotishpur ".
The Land of Assam is bestowed with lush greenery and is also renowned for its tea, silk, petroleum resources and rich flora and fauna. Rich History, vibrating wildlife, and beautifully landscaped plain dotted with rivers are inviting nature lovers to plan an Assam Holiday.
Nature is so kind to Assam that it gifted it with hills, rivulets, natural beauty, and tea plantations. The Majestic river the Brahmaputra is the lifeline of the valley and sustains life by flooding the land with fertile soil and ensuring round the year supply of fish, which is the staple food of Assam.
Green is the dominant color of Assam and Meghalaya and these states enjoy a massive forest cover of above 35%. Assam is known for its wildlife and it has many wildlife sanctuaries including the World heritage site of Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, these parks are a major tourist attraction of Assam. Assam has more than 20 Bird Sanctuaries.
Assam Holiday has more holiday experience to offer than any other place in the world. Stashed in the North-Eastern corner of India, Assam and Meghalaya are the most beautiful states of the Union of India. Assam and Meghalaya have everything that you wish to see in your holidays, the longest river of India, the 4th highest waterfall of the World, the largest and the smallest river island in the world. The Lush green tea gardens. The wildlife of Assam is attracting people from all around the world to visit Assam.
Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is well connected to the rest of the world with direct flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore at about a frequency of 70 flights daily. Guwahati Airport is 120 Km from Shillong whereas buses and shared taxis are easily available any time from the Airport.
Guwahati Railway Station is facilitating easy vacation offering long-distance direct train, including Rajdhani express. Assam has an excellent road network connected by NH 31 and NH 37 to the rest of the country.
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Any time is a good time to go on vacation in Assam with Meghalaya. Assam is an all-weather tourist destination. You should avoid traveling to Assam and Meghalaya in the rainy months from June to October as you may end up getting stuck in floods and Kaziranga National Park is closed in this period for people looking for Elephant Safari Ride during their Assam holiday tour may not be able to enjoy their Assam tour to its fullest potential.
Meghalaya is exceptionally beautiful in rainy season as waterfalls are in full bloom and lakes are full of water amidst rain-washed hills. The best time to undertake an Assam Holiday is from September to May and You may avoid Meghalaya Holiday in December due to chilling Cold.
Assam is blessed with all sorts of beauty that nature can bestow on it. No matter where you are in Assam, you will find yourself next to either a small hill, rivulet or a mighty Brahmaputra river as all sizes of water bodies are omnipresent in Assam.
The Majuli Island, the world's biggest river island in Brahmaputra River is a must-visit in your Assam tour in addition to Peacock Island which is the smallest river island near Guwahati. Though River tourism is not very common among Indians, but many international tourists visit Assam to enjoy river cruises during their vacation.
You can go out for boating on rustic boats in the Brahmaputra or may enjoy the Evening dinner cruise in Guwahati. Your Assam vacation must include a river activity to get the feel of Assam's daily life, hovering around water and bushes.
Wildlife of Assam, Tea and one horn Rhino symbolizes Assam. Tea gardens can be seen in open in Upper Assam, but to see one-horned Rhino, you have to visit the National Parks of Assam. Kaziranga National Park is open to tourists from November to April and is around 200 km from Guwahati and 60 Km from Jorhat Airport.
Your trip to Assam is incomplete without a stay in Kaziranga and a jeep or Elephant Safari organized by Assam Tourism Department. Kaziranga National park has all types of accommodation options like Homestay to Super Luxury Resorts. These safaris can be enjoyed early in the morning and in the late afternoon. You will certainly get to see many rhinoceros but if you are lucky enough, you will have a glimpse of tiger quenching his thirst on a nearby rivulet.
This splendid view will be a souvenir of your Assam trip. Pobitro wildlife sanctuary, a lesser-known Wild Life Park of Assam with a higher density of Rhino, is just 26 Km from Guwahati, and tourists short of time opt to visit this park. Manas National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, known for its 2nd largest Tigers population in India, is another famous National Park of Assam. Your Assam Itinerary must include a trip to any of this wildlife Sanctuary:
Kaziranga National Park Near Jorhat, AirPort Kamakhya and Shukreshwar Temple in Guwahati, Manas National Park near Kokrajhar, Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Majuli Island Near Jorhat, Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary near Jorhat, Kakochang Waterfalls, Tocklai Tea Research Centre, Nameri National Park Near Tezpur, Padam Pukhuri near Tezpur, Haflong Lake, Haflong Hill and Panimoor Falls.
Shillong, known as the Rock capital of India, is a hub of varied tourist activities in Meghalaya. Shillong is 120 Km away from Guwahati Airport which makes up for 3 hours of travel time. Umium Lake, a man-made lake is a beautiful stopover on the way to Shillong from Guwahati. Tourists make it a point that they spend some time at this lake and enjoy boating, water sports facilities and kayaking here, locally known as Barapani Lake.
Shillong is known as Scotland of the East and its building architecture reminds of the tourist of the colonial era. You will see women on the center stage of all the business activities in shops as Khasi Tribe is a matriarchal society, proudly dominated by women. Bamboo has an important place in Khasi hills, serving as a meal as well as furniture.
You will experience a lot of unusual things in your Meghalaya tour package, and you will be glad that you planned a trip to Shillong. You can see the richness of Khasi culture during your visit to all the tourist Places of Shillong, which includes Lady Hydari Park, Elephanta Fall, Ward Lake, Shillong Peak, and the Don Bosco Museum. You should visit Shillong on New Year eve or during Christmas to see a different façade of Shillong. You Must Plan Your Shillong tour well in advance, else you may not get a hotel reservation.
Cherrapunjee, known as Sohra, in local Language is a destination that must find a place for in your Meghalaya tour itinerary. It’s very easy to reach Cherrapunjee and it is only 70 km from Shillong where you can get shared taxis and buses from Shillong at Rs 70/- Per person. Cherrapunjee, known as the wettest place on the earth is an apt place to sit and relax and bust your stress. Cherrapunjee has many waterfalls, where four of them are among the Top 10 highest waterfalls of the World List. Noh Kalikai falls waterfall is the 4th highest and India's highest waterfall in the world.
You can find good resorts, hotels as well as homestays in Cherrapunjee. Luxury options for accommodation are limited and expensive but safe and clean hotels are easily available amidst natural surroundings. You must visit a 180-year-old Double Decker root bridge on your visit to Meghalaya. These living root bridges are the ingenuity of Khasi People. They trained the roots of Rubber trees to entwine and form a natural bridge.
Major attractions of Cherrapunjee are Sacred Forest, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawkdok Valley View Point, Mawsmai Cave, Dain-Thlen Falls, Ramakrishna Ashram. Meghalaya is an excellent place for a honeymoon, 3-night Meghalaya honeymoon tour can be planned for less than Rs 10,000
You must visit Mawlynmong village in the district of East Khasi Hills. Mawlynmong is the most visited and admired tourist place of Meghalaya where tourists can spend a night in Bamboo Guest House or return to Shillong. Your Meghalaya vacation will be incomplete without experiencing waterfalls and root bridges to clean the surroundings and panoramic viewpoints of this Village. You can get a shared taxi or reserve a return Taxi for as less as Rs 1500/-
Dawki town, situated on the international border with Bangladesh is so pure and pristine that Water of River Umngot can be seen on a sunny day as the shadow of boat on river bed as well. You will fall in love with this virgin nature when you will take a stroll or boat in the river. Abundant Natural Beauty of Meghalaya makes it a perfect place to plan a Meghalaya honeymoon as it has all the ingredients of a perfect honeymoon. Only the Meghalaya holiday will let you explore so much of unseen and unthinkable natural wonders. You have to plan a Meghalaya trip to see and experience it.
Assam occupies Central position in Northeast India and saves a gateway to seven sister states including Meghalaya. Assam map is Roughly shaped like a bird that truly depicts its varied flora fauna and vibrant wildlife of Assam. Assam is a land of beautiful rivers, hills, and jungles with a variety of wild animals including world-famed one horn Rhino.
Assam is Primarily divided into Three main geographical Areas, Brahmaputra valley is the main expansive wingspan, Barak valley, and Krabi plateau. Assam shares its international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh. Assam is surrounded by Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh. Assam is well connected with National capital and neighboring State capitals with good roads, direct trains, and Direct trains. History books refer to Assam as Kamrup or Pragjyotishpur.
Meghalaya is a non-vegetarian society and its local cuisine is mostly non-vegetarian. Tourist places like Shillong, Cherrapujee, being the hub of all the institutional centers, and education institute a, majority of these people are vegetarians. It's a little difficult to find vegetarian food outside Shillong but Shillong has many restaurants offering vegetarian food. Though the Prime food in Assam is Fish and Rice but the availability of Vegetarian food not an issue in any corner of Assam.
Assam is a well-developed ancient society finding its mention in Epic book "Mahabharat". Assam has many tourist places to visit, to explore a wide range of interests from wildlife, trekking, rafting and river tourism.
Guwahati: This city is situated on the bank of the majestic river the Brahmaputra and is known for its tourist places like Kamakshi Temple, Umannand Temple, Shukreshwar temple, Botanical Garden & Zoo, Guwahati Zoo, Vashista Ashram, Umanand Temple at Peacock island on River Braham Putra, Assam State Museum and Pobitro Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tezpur City: "The City of Blood" named after a mythological battle between Vishnu and Shiva, the Preserver and Destroyer of the world respectively. Main tourist spots in and around Tezpur, are Agnigarh, Chitralekha Garden, The Mahabhairav Temple, Nehru Maidan, Da-Parbatia Bamuni Hills, The Hazara Pukhuri and Cole Park are some of the tourist destinations and attractions in Tezpur.
This City has many wildlife reserves and sanctuaries around it and a gateway to tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh. The Nameri Tiger Reserve, Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, Nameri Sanctuary, and Kaziranga National Park are within the radius of approximately 100 km from Tezpur town.
Barpeta town: Historical Town with long History and culture.
Sibsagar Town: the Sibsagar "City of Shiva" is the former capital of Assam under the "Ahom Dynasty" and is known for its Historical Past. Major tourist places in Sibs agar are Rangghar, Talaltal Ghar, Gaurisagar, Kareng Ghar, Charaideo, Joy Sagar Tank and Rudra Sagar.
Majuli Islands: Majuli is the world's largest habituated island having a few Villages in it. This Island is 1.5 hours away from Kaziranga national park and can be reached from Jorhat town having its airport with daily flights to Delhi and Kolkata. The exquisite beauty, innocence, and naivety of the land and its people make it a hot tourist spot among travelers. The city is a dwelling for the Assamese Vaishnavism culture which colors the eco and spiritual tourism. Hotel.
Assam and Meghalaya are a Multicultural and Multi-racial society, and you can find many tribes like Bodo, Khasi, Krabi, Rabha and Ahom and each having their language and cuisine. Hindi and English are well understood and spoken even in the remote area, other than Assamese and Bengali. Rice and fish are the main food in Entire Northeast India. Vegetarian food is easily available in Assam but you may face some issues in deep Meghalaya.
Since Shillong is a multi-ethnic city inhabited by Assamese, Bengali, Khasi, and tribal people, Diversity in their cosine can be felt in the restaurants of Meghalaya. Some good restaurants for tourist on Holiday in Meghalaya are City Hut-Family Dhaba, The lounge @ Tripura House, Café Shillong, Dejavue, Jiva South, Dylans Café, Trattoria, Madras café, Qzine and Bamboo Hut. These restaurants are very good for tourist Pocket and their Tongue.
Though Cherrapunjee is a must-visit for tourists on the Meghalaya holiday vegetarian food Availability is a big issue but some restaurants are offering delicious food. These restaurants are Jiva Grill, Orange Roots Restaurant, Café Cherrapunjee and inn, Halari Restaurant and Terep food stop.
Guwahati being a Metropolitan city and gateway to Entire North East India, Food availability of any Kind is not an issue. You can get Thai food, Chinese, Nepali, Italian food, and Gujrati food very easily at any nook and corner of Guwahati City. Tourists on the Assam tour will not have any trouble in the food of his liking in Assam. Some Good Restaurants in Guwahati are Naga Kitchen, Kohrikka restaurant, Chennai kitchen, JB’s Restaurant, Sagar Ratna Restaurant, Kalita Café, and Momo House.
Assam is the land of Diversity with the largest Indian River, the biggest river island of the world along with the Smallest river island of the world. Many wildlife parks, small hills, and hillock as such Assam is fit to offer varied types of adventure and leisure activities. Assam has many tourist hotspots and travel destinations for tourists of all ages and tastes.
Assam government in collaboration with local tour operators are encouraging wildlife tourism in a big way by taking the benefit of many wildlife Parks and Sanctuaries in Assam and its nonboring states. These wild parks are Sanctuaries are a natural habitat for the wild beast and their protection is increasing their numbers every year. Kaziranga National park is the most well-known park for its one-horned Rhino, Manas National park in lower Assam is a world heritage site and is known for its largest tiger reserve.
Other popular wildlife parks are Orang National Park (a small version of Kaziranga), Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Prabha or Milroy Sanctuary, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (a biosphere reserve), Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Number Wildlife Sanctuary, Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary, and Brandi Game Reserve. Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon district of Assam and is the most popular world heritage site in Assam. Kaziranga national park was declared as a world heritage site in 1985 and its Rhino population is increasing due to Sustained preservation efforts.
Adventure Sports tour in Assam: If you wish to push your adrenaline to the maximum you will find Assam to be the right place to undertake adventure tourism activities in Assam.
Rafting Adventure: The River Brahmaputra is a great source of providing many options to engage in rafting. You can enjoy river rafting holiday tours in this great river and its various tributaries at the time of entering Assam and pleasant boating and river cruise in Assam after it entered Assam. You can engage in leisurely boating in Boating or enjoy an evening in Dinner cruise in the Brahmaputra at Guwahati.
River Cruise Adventure: Largest and Mighty river transverse through dep jungle and surpasses small and big islands, your River cruise takes you all these places and local villages to explore local culture and traditions.
Boat Racing Adventure: Like World fame Kerala boat racing during the Onam festival, Assam Government organizes boat races in places like Barpeta, Sualkuchi, Guwahati and Hajo.
Bird Watching Adventure: North East India is rich in varies flora and fauna and has many birds’ sanctuaries with a wide variety of exotic and rare birds
Golf Adventure: All the tea gardens are holiday resorts in itself with golf Courses tucked to them. A holiday tour with tea gardens let you a chance to enjoy a bout of Golf.
Mountaineering and Trekking Adventure: Friendly mountains, not intimidating, offers multiple options for trekking in Cachar and Karbi Anglong district.
Destinations Similar to Assam is Kerala Holiday and Andaman Holiday.
By Air: Shillong has a Small Airport at Umroi and is 35 km from Shillong town, only Small aircraft operates regional services from Umroi. Guwahati Airport Serv as Airport for the main airport for Meghalaya. MTDC operates regular bus service and taxi service to Guwahati from Shillong for tourists on the Meghalaya holiday.
Helicopter Service in Meghalaya is available from Guwahati to Tura and Tura to Shillong on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday and from Guwahati to Shillong and Shillong to Guwahati daily only It takes 20 mins. to reach Shillong from Guwahati and one hour from Guwahati to Tura.
Rail: Meghalaya is not connected with the railway network of India and it is served by the Guwahati railway station. Road: Meghalaya is served by an all-weather national highway no 40. MSRTC along with good private operators provides bus services to all neighboring states and frequency to Guwahati is very high. The SUV and Taxis leave from Police Bazar in Shillong.
Buses usually take around 4 hours at Nongpoh with a midway stop. Tata Sumo and taxis take around 2.5 hours to get from Guwahati to Shillong. For local sightseeing and tourist attractions you can rent a black and yellow unmetered taxi. These are faster and are always shared; rates that range from maximum Rs 5/-to maximum Rs 15/-. As taxis shared, drivers frequently pick up passengers on their way to the same destination.
You may reserve a full taxi with the help of your hotel or can negotiate the price at the police bazar taxi stand.
By air: Guwahati International Airport is connected by direct flights to all the major cities of India, and is a cheap flight to Guwahati from Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Excellent flight connectivity is helping tourists on the Assam holiday to plan a good Assam and Meghalaya itinerary. Guwahati is connected to Paro Airport and Singapore by direct flights.
By Train: Guwahati Railway station operates more than 100 express and superfast direct trains to far off places live Jammu, Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore in addition to Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express Trains.
Roads. NH -31 and NH 37 all-weather roads connect Assam to the rest of the world. ASTC operates good bus services, in Partnership with Private bus operators to neighboring states.
Mughal emperors remained unconquered by Assam and Meghalaya but these states could be ruled by the British. Meghalaya was carved out of Assam State while Shillong remained Meghalaya's capital, and Dispur (Guwahati) became Assam's new capital. As the name suggests, the state of Seven Sisters is primarily a Matriarchal zone, graciously dominated by women. Vacation in Assam enriches tourists