Assam, as a tourist destination corresponds to a world of pleasant contrasts and excitement. Each place of the state has something celestial and amazing diversity to offer. Journey through this land is bound to stir up your mind and stimulate you to see more, learn more. Many call it a land of magic and ethreal. Some call it a green paradise. As the most vibrant part of the North Eastern India, Assam combines so many and such varied passions and beauties that one has to take a pause atleast for its praise. People have always been drawn here. It is a wonderful place to live in and to celebrate the colourful festivals of all seasons.
Fast Facts of Assam :-
Places to Visit
Kaziranga National Park
This place is best known for its' large population of the one-horned Rhinoceros, a species that once faced extinction.
Previously known as North Kamrup, Manas was declared a sanctuary in 1928. It was established as the core of the Manas Tiger Reserve with effect from April 1973, and designated a World Heritage site in December 1985. Upgrading of the sanctuary to national park status is being considered. Manas harbours by far the greatest number (21) of India's Schedule I mammals of any protected area in the country. Many are typical of South-east Asian rain forest and have their westernmost distribution here. Its' wetlands are of international importance. It is also the single most important site for the future survival of the pygmy hog and hispid hare.
This place is famous for producing golden silk thread.
This is home to the Pua-Mecca mosque, set up by an Iraqi Prince who turned preacher and travelled all the way to Assam in the 12th century. Also visit the Hayagriba Madhava Temple, reached by a long stone stairway.
It is an archaeological site where erotic sculptures and other stone carvings abound.
The capital of the mighty Ahoms, former rulers of Assam, is a fast developing urban settlement. The town, whose name means "the ocean of Lord Shiva", is strewn with the ruins of a powerful empire. The most remarkable of these is the 200 year old Sibsagar tank. On its banks are three significant temples - Shivadol, Vishnudol and Devidol. Also visit the Ahom Museum.
This is the largest tea exporting town in India. You can visit the tea gardens located in and around the town.
Near Tezpur lie the ruins of 'Da Parbatia' stone temples. Other architectural remains include those of Agnigarh, Bamuni Hills, Bhairavi and Mahabhairab temples and the twin tanks of Bar Pukhuri and Padum Pukhuri.
The Eco Camp is a unique experiment by the Assam Anglers' Association and the state's Forest Department. The Nameri National Park is nearby.
Digboi is Assam's oil city with a history going back to the early 18th century, when oil was first discovered in the area. It has a hundred year old oil-field still producing oil and the world's oldest operating oil refinery. Visit the continent's oldest oil well - the Discovery Well, completed in 1889 AD. The Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is a safe haven for extremely rare white winged wood duck and many migratory birds. Digboi also has an 18-hole golf course.
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