Travel Destinations in Assam

Assam Known for its rich tradition and history, Assam is a famous northeastern state of India that showcases a perfect blend of myths and legends, plethora of wild life, historical temples and an unparalleled abundant natural beauty. These are some of the reasons why Assam gets a treasured wealth of visitors and tourists every year. To know more about the beautiful destination, below is an introduction to some of the most famous tourist Destinations in Assam.

Assam Tourist Places

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati

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Kamakhya Temple :  This Shakti temple definitely tops the Assam visitors’ list. The temple is situated on the Neelachala Parvat near the city of Guwahati in Assam. Famous for being associated with Tantric practices, Kamakhya temple is also known as a seat of Tantric Buddism in India. Many mother goddesses are worshipped here like Bhuvaneshwari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari and Tara. This most venerated Shakti shrine is also regarded as one of the Shakti Peethams, which showcases the legends of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Presence of Shakti has made Kamakhya temple famous as the place that fulfills all your wishes. Post destruction in early 16th century, the temple was rebuilt in the 17th century by the King of Cooch Bihar (named Nara Narayana), who redecorated the temple with images of the creator and related inscriptions that are today also seen in the temple.

Haflong : This charming hill-station attracts a large number of tourists towards its splendid natural beauty. Spotting a rainbow just as close as proximity, heartwarming blue orchards, cheering pear, pineapple and oranges are some of the most fascinating attractions that no tourist can ever resist. Moreover, Haflong Lake is situated on a hillock, adding the maximum to the picturesque beauty of this tourist destination.

Sibsagar : Also known as the Ocean of Shiva, the historical city has gained this name from the 200-year-old Sibsagar tank that is situated in the heart of the city. Located 60-km east of Jorhat, Assam and 369-km from Guwahati, it is famous as a hub of tea and oil trades. Shivadol, one of the three temples is said to be the highest Shiva temple in India. Its cluster of Ahom monuments are of an important significance to modern Assamese culture. 32-metre-high Shivadol temple is the tallest and the most famous Shiva temple in India that is bordered by numerous smaller temples dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Vishnu. Shivaratri festival is the best celebrated festival in this holy city.

Majuli Island : The Island is situated amidst the River Brahmaputra. Over 15 Vaishnava monasteries or satras that are located on this island adds up greatly to the attraction of the destination. Spread over an area of about 1080 sq. kms, Majuli has gained a privilege of being known as the largest river island in the world. Majuli Islands are further adorned by many more islands around and just like a capricious woman has sudden mood swings these Islands also keeps changing their shape after every summer.

This is definitely not the complete list of Travel destinations in Assam. Besides all these, Basistha Ashram, Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple, Cherrapunjee, Hajo, Nmaeri National Park are also some other major tourist attractions in Assam. So, plan your next trip to Assam and enjoy the beauty of the nature and splendor of history.

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