A Travel guide to Assam
Off beat beauty, calm nature, peace environment and uniue wildlife and humble people are some of the words which can used to describe the speciality of Assam. Being part of seven sisters a visit to Assam is all about witnessing a heady mixture of history, culture and nature at the same time.
The state happens to be the land of many wildlife reserves, which is furthermore home to the one-horned rhino know as one of the Assam tourism best mascots. It offers breathtaking views, beautiful culture and historical significance are among some of the facts which make tourists attract to this state more.
Best time to visit Assam
The state is best visited from November to May. The weather is pleasant with cools winds blowing from the Himalayan foothills to reduce heat and humidity. During winter state shows its unique beauty which helps the traveller to explore the state without any issue.
How to reach Assam
Assam is very much accessible by three major modes of transport Air, Railways and Road. The fastest way to reach the state is by taking a flight to the capital city of Guwahati. Guwahati Airport Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is just 25 km away from the city center.
By railways, you can board the train to Guwahati the capital which is very much accessible to different parts of the state. Train to Guwahati is available from major metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore.
By road, Guwahati is connected to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal through National Highway 31. National Highway 37 connects the capital city with almost all the major cities of Assam.
Things to do in Assam
Attend Vibrant Festival Bihu
This is one of the famous festivals of Assam and is celebrated thrice a year. The festival is celebrated to welcome and appreciate offerings of different seasons. Men and women get dressed in traditional Assami clothes and dance together on beats of Bihu dance. This is the must-witness festival while being in the state.
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Treat yourself with Culinary Feasts
Treating yourself with lots of food delights is a must thing to do in Assam. The cuisine of Assam might taste the best aknd it can be a heaven for you. Also, Assam state is a paradise for Non-vegetarian lovers. Hence while travelling here do try the famous Machor Tenga and Duck roast.
Take cruise ride in River Brahmaputra
Cruising in the famous and important river of the state along with eye witnessing the sunset is famous to do activities in Assam. All the photographers and scenic lovers who are in always search of perfect nature moments taking this cruise ride is a must for all of you.
Witness the weaver’s magic in Sulakuchi
Known for its handloom industry, the state is a destination where weavers reside. Though every Assami has a weaving machine, the best use of it can be seen in Sulakuchi which is known for the production of the best silk in the state. If you are too fond of fabrics visit this city which is just a few kilometres away from Guhawati and explore your fabric skills by shopping for silk from here.
Explore the past in Dhubri
Dhubri a serene hamlet also called the “Land of Rivers” is one of the oldest towns in Assam and its impeccable beauty is worth exploring. It is jotted by the Brahmaputra River on three sides and share boundaries with Bangladesh, West Bengal and Meghalaya. Also do not forget to visit Gurudwara Shri Tej Bhadur Sahib that is one of the most prominent and oldest gurudwaras in the world.
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Post is written by Ritika Arora: Content Writer, MyTravaly
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