North East part of India is famous for it's exotic locales characterised by luxuriant green cover, a wide and rare variety of flora-fauna and tribal life exclusive to the hill land of North East. Sandwiched between the two valleys of Brahmaputra and Barak, Assam is one among those 'Seven Sisters' which is famed for it's breathtaking natural beauty, teeming wildlife and immaculate tea gardens.
Let's take a tour through three gorgeous locales in Assam which are exceptional in their own way - The astonishing hillock of Haflong, the magic land of Mayong and the flora-fauna rich Manas Wildlife Sanctuary! These are some of the best tourist places in Assam which will sweep you off your feet with their grandeur!
Haflong - The Solitary Hill Station in Assam!
In a state with stunning and elegant valleys , Haflong is the sole exception! In the North Cachar Hills, amidst the orchards lie the only hill station in Assam - the picturesque Haflong!
Places to Visit in Haflong
The large and beautiful lake of Haflong adds a celestial beauty to the hill station which is often referred to as the land of blue hills! The lake offers a variety of leisure activities.
The mysterious village of Jatinga is another major attraction here. Covered with Blue Vandas Orchids , the place is well known for the strange phenomenon of bird suicide by hundreds of migratory birds every year!
Haflong is also famous for the historic Maibong which has the remnants of a 16th century kingdom
Things to do in Haflong
Haflong is primarily visited for the adventurous sports and activities it offers like Gliding, Para-gliding and Trekking.
Ideal time to visit : October to April
Off to the Land of Black Magic - Mayong!
The mystical land of Mayong is 270 km away from Haflong. Known as the land of Black Magic, the practice of magic has been a way of life here. The magic of Mayong had frightened the world that the word magic itself become synonymous with Mayong!
Places to Visit in Mayong
The practice of magic has been a way of life in this magical land of Mayong which has a history that would scare the daylights out of believers! Sorcery and magic were traditionally practised and passed down over generations. Who would not want to visit this magical land which scared even the mighty Mughals?
Pobitora wild life sanctuary which has the world's highest density of one horned Rhinoceros is a major tourist attraction here.
There are a number of picturesque hills and valleys around the area which are sure to leave you spellbound!
Mayong is also known for pilgrim and archaelogical tourism. The place has a number of ancient shrines and temple which attract tourists from far away places. Mayong is also known for its archeological ruins and monuments.
Things to do in Mayong
The Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari in Pobitora wild life sanctuary is famous among tourists.
Ideal time to visit : October to March
Accomodation : The capital Guwahati is 50 km away from Mayong. Click here to find the hotels in Guwahati
Off to Nature's abode - Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Manas National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located at 180 km away from Mayong. The park is well known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife.
Situated in the foothills of Himalaya, the park is an abode of endangered and rare wildlife. The biodiversity along with it's unique natural beauty and scenic backdrops of magnanimous Himalayas has made it one of the best tourist places in Assam.
Things to do in Manas
Bansbari is the most visited tourist spot in Manas where tourists stay at Mathanguri, inside the forest near the Bhutan border. Jeep safaris, including night excursions to explore the wildlife, are the prime attraction in Manas. Elephant riding and boating are other popular activities.
Ideal time to visit : October to April
Accomodation : Tourists can stay in cottages within the forests.
Go and get blown by the beauty of Assam by travelling to these epic places! Happy Travelling :)