Located in south of the eastern Himalayas, the north-eastern state of Assam is amongst the most charming states in India. Being blessed with abundance of nature, this state is a nature lover’s paradise. The state is soaked with the water of the raging River Brahmaputra that flourishes the green beauty of the tea gardens. The state’s beauty remains alive with rich and variety of wildlife as well as various architectural wonders. This northeastern state of Assam, the history beautifully unites with nature, religion and culture. The state is famous for its tea, old and large petroleum resources, its special silk and rich biodiversity that is conserved well in Kaziranga and Manas wildlife sanctuaries, which are both declared as World Heritage Sites for housing rare species of animals. With so much on offer, Assam has a large number of tourist attractions which you must visit while planning Assam tour. To know more about them, read on.
It is one of the biggest Shakti shrines in entire country, which also serves a significant pilgrimage center for the general Hindus devotees and tantric worshippers. Here, the religious beliefs and practices of the Aryan communities match with those of non-Aryan communities in Assam.
Assam State Museum
Assam State Museum is a demonstration of the unique tradition and culture of this northeastern state. This museum surpasses all the other museums in India, for the reason of being the biggest multipurpose museum exhibiting collections in a variety of sections, such as archeology, epigraphy, iconography and even numismatics.
Sited atop the Garurachal Hill in Hajo, just next to the Madhava Temple, is the much famous shrine of the Muslims – ‘Powa Mecca’ (1/4th Mecca). In fact, it is the most popular Muslim pilgrimage place in the northeastern state of Assam. Powa Mecca is noted as the tomb of Pir Giasuddin Auliya, who was the pioneer of Islam in this particular region of the world.
Kaziranga National Park
Located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, Kaziranga National Park is a famous wildlife place in the state of Assam. The renowned World Heritage Site is spanned over an area of around 430 Sq Km and one of the most famous tourist attractions of the state. The history of this park can be traced back to the era when the wife of Viceroy of India Lord Curzon, Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, visited the place in the year 1904.
Nameri National Park
Located about 35 KM from the city of Tezpur amidst the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, Nameri National Park is amongst the most exquisite park of Assam. The park sprawls over an area of about 200 Sq Km and known to be one of the richest as well as the most threatened reservoirs of the animal and plant kingdom.
Manas National Park
Cuddled at the foothills of the magnificent Himalayas, Manas National Park is one of the most significant and second ‘World Heritage Site’ in the state and huge wildlife surroundings in the country. The National Park is derived from the Manas River and the serpent goddess Manass. This national park houses a wide range of exotic animals including the one-horned rhinos, tiger etc.