Assam may not be the most famous Indian travel destination but this north-eastern state surely has a lot to offer to entice travellers. Take a look at some of the terrific and top-rated attractions you can enjoy here.
Kaziranga National Park
If you wish to see animals in their most natural habitat, conserved and flourishing, this is the place. This place has the world’s largest population of the one-horned rhinoceros. Besides, you can spot other wild animals here such as tigers and elephants. Rare migratory birds such as the grey pelicans can be spotted here as well. The waters here are home to river dolphins, making this the perfect place for a getaway in the wild.
This Island was named the Peacock Island by the British, because of its unique shape. It is the smallest river island in the world. It is a simple place blessed with abundance of natural beauty. Hire guides who will take you through the island explaining the history, culture and heritage of the place. It would be great if you could time your visit with one of the biggest festivals celebrated here, Mahashivratri.
This lake and the surrounding area make for one of the most beautiful places to be when in Assam. Blessed with the best aesthetic surroundings, this place is perfect for picnics in the daytime. You can visit here with your family and friends and have a splendid time. There is a bird sanctuary nearby that you can visit and witness different species of beautiful rare birds in their natural habitat. There are different kinds of beautiful flora here which you will be thrilled to see.
This hillock located in Tezpur is one of the most famous places to visit in the Indian state. As per Hindu mythology, it is the site of the fortress built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha, who was a Goddess Parvati devotee, in isolation. There are beautiful sculptures and architectural marvels that you can admire here. With the help of sculptures, an entire story of love and war is depicted here.
Assam State Museum
One place you should definitely visit if you wish to understand the history, culture and heritage of Assam is the state museum. There are several exhibits here such as sculptures, and anthropology, folk art, natural history handicrafts. You will be thrilled to see a part of the Assamese legacy here.