Assam- The Rhinoceros Kingdom

Dappling in shades of gold & green, Assam’s landscape is blanketed with paddy fields and tea slopes bordered by lofty mountains of Arunachal in the north and highlands of Meghalaya in the south. Sprawling national parks loaded with Rhinos, mighty Brahmaputra flowing through its heartland, shifting riverine islands, traditional art and gracious hospitality beckon you to a delightful adventure in Assam.

Major Destinations of Assam

Guwahati- The Essence of Assam

A gorgeous blend of nature, culture and heritage, Guwahati is considered a major gateway to the seven sister states of the north-east. Emerald tea plantations, sacred temples, impressive Brahmaputra River and flavorful cuisine mark this lively metropolis of Assam.

Major Attractions of Guwahati

  • Kamakhya Devi Temple
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary- Spot the one-horned Rhino!
  • Assam Rajyik State Museum- Experience the Assamese culture
  • Sariaghat Bridge- A lesson in history and engineering
  • Umananda Temple- Shiv Temple
  • Brahmaputra River Cruise- A luxurious Cultural Cruise on River Brahmaputra

Kaziranga National Park- The Rhino- Realm

The land of the one-horned rhinoceros, this rambling national park has been termed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a Jeep safari and spot the mighty rhinoceros bounding in the tall grasses of the park. Spread over an area of 430km2, Kaziranga is also home to wild water buffalo, leopards, gibbons, tigers, and swamp deer and many species of resident & migratory birds.

Majauli- A Natural and Cultural Wonder

Formed by the ever-changing trajectory of Brahmaputra & its tributaries due to floods & earthquakes, Majauli is one of the largest deltaic islands in the world. Though every monsoon, the mighty Brahmaputra swallows some parts of Majauli, this beautiful island district of India boasts of incredible beauty and a vibrant culture.

Major Attractions of Majauli

  • Vaishnav Hindu Monasteries – Around 22 Hindu monasteries, locally known as Satras dot the many islands of Majauli.  Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, these monasteries are fine specimen of brilliant architecture and glorious culture of the region.
  • Bird watching, cycling, boat rides, hiking and photography trails
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset views.

Tezpur- Honeymoon Happiness

Timeless ruins, deep mythological connection, scenic mountains, tumultuous Brahmaputra and lush tea gardens set the tone of this beautiful little town in Assam. Romantic weather and beautiful landscapes of Tezpur make it a much sought after honeymoon destination in the region.  

Major Attractions Tezpur

  • Da-Parbatia – A collection of the oldest and finest sculptural art in Assam.
  • Agnigarh – A hilltop picnic spot
  • Bamuni Hills – Ancient temple site ruins dating back to 9th and 10th century.
  • Chitralekha Park
  • Ketakeshwar Dewal –Shiva Temple
  • Nameri National Park

Fairs and Festivals of Assam

  • Bihu Dance Festival- Harvest Festival of Assam
  • Majauli Festival- Celebrating the riverine islands
  • Kaziranga Elephant Festival
  • Brahmaputra Beach Festival, Guwahati- Celebrating the mighty Brahmaputra
  • Rongali Festival- Spring Festival
  • Ambabuchi Mela, Guwahati- Kamakhya Devi Temple Festival

Shopping in Assam

Assam’s artistic heritage is quiet evident in its traditional handcrafted stuff. Pat & Muga silk sarees, bamboo & cane artifacts, traditional jewelry, and colorful shawls & tapestries are the much sought handicrafts of Assam. However, its traditional items like Gamosa (a scarf), Xorai (beetle nut offering tray) and Jaapi (cane or bamboo hat) make perfect Assamese souvenirs.

Food in Assam

Delicacies like duck curry, banana flower curry, water snails, silk worms and fish cooked inside a banana leaf and flavorful mashed potatoes are some of the specialties of Assam.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this Rhino state is in winters from October to April.  

Join us on a trip to this rambling realm of the one-horned Rhino. Our North-east Tour Packages take you on Kaziranga Safari Tours, Brahmaputra Boat Cruise Tours and the cultural tour of Assam.  Do reach us for customized tour packages to suit your travel needs.

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