Serving as the gateway to Northeast India, Assam is well known for its graceful tea. The place is also well known for the development of the first oil well in Asia. Situated at the south corner of the Eastern Himalayas, Assam comprises of the Brahmaputra Valley and the Barak Valley along with the districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
One amongst the Seven Sister States in India, Assam is open to visitors throughout the year with a delightful and enjoyable weather. For those who would not mind the summer heat and the chill of winter, well, the state is a must visit. Have a look at some of the best places to visit in this beautiful state.
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Considered as one of the smallest river inlands in Asia, Umananda is located in the heart of Guwahati. Go for a ferry ride from the ghats to the numerous bazaars and be spellbound by the breathtaking views of the majestic Brahmaputra. If you are an early bird, then be ready for a memorable sunrise, amidst the mist-filled surroundings.
Nameri National Park
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The Nameri National Park is a must visit for all the hardcore nature lovers. The park shares its borders with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and the view of the park is simply spellbinding.
With loads of adventurous options starting from water rafting to trekking and much more, this place is truly paradise. Loaded with rivers, the park is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state and a very popular trekking trail in the north-east region.
Situated in the district of Tinsukia, Digboi is well known as the oil city as it was the birthplace of crude oil in the 19th century. The place holds an important place in history books, as it is home to Digboi War Cemetery, which transports you to the scary days of the World War II.
Home to rich flora and fauna, the place is indeed a must visit for nature lovers. Another important attraction here is the 18-hole golf course which opens its doors for walkers during the off season.
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Considered as the spiritual hub of Assam, Barpeta is infamous for not having a railway station and is home to a different dialects of Assamese.
The place is well known for its Neo-Vaishnavite Satras and Thaans. Barpeta, undoubtedly, is a perfect mixture of tranquillity and peace. One of the best ways to reach this spiritual town is by buses, as they help one explore the city better.
North Cachar Hills
Home to the tribes of Dima and Hasao, the North Cachar Hills is well known for its treasured waterfalls, which flow alongside the rich bamboo forests. Any nature lover would not return disappointed.
Surrounded by majestic mountains, the place is well connected from Haflong, which is known as the headquarters of hills and provides ample transportation facilities, starting from local trains to buses which ply to and fro the city of Guwahati.
Umimam Lake/ Barapani
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This picturesque lake is found along the road which connects Guwahati and Shillong. Barapani in translation means big water and there is no doubt about it.
One can spend their evenings here by enjoying cool breeze and watching the sun setting along with the rising of the night sky. With a large number of viewpoints, Barapani is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit.