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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Assam, the largest of the seven sister states with its capital at Dispur is one of the unexplored states of North East India. Guwahati, the largest city in the state has much to offer in terms of tourist importance. Kamakhya temple, situated atop the Nilachal Hills, is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites in the whole of India. There are numerous other temples such as the Bhubaneshwari temple, the Shiva temple, the Navagraha temple, the Vashistha Ashram and the Balaji temple. In addition to these, the Assam State museum; the regional Science museum and the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical gardens are also frequented by tourists. To get a feel of the indigenous culture, one can also visit the Sankardev Kalakhetra, situated on the outskirts of the city.

               Assam is known for its tea gardens and one can enjoy the picturesque view of these lush green gardens, staying in one of the numerous tea resorts. Majuli, the largest river island and the heart of the Sattriya culture is of vital tourist importance.

               One can also visit the numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Most notable among them is the Kaziranga National Park known worldwide for its unique one horned rhino and the Manas national park.
                Assam was ruled by the Ahom kings and they built a large number of monuments which are spread throughout the state. Sivasagar is one such town where tourists can enjoy the sights and sounds of the culturally rich and vibrant Assam.

                  There are a couple of hill stations too and the most famous among them is Haflong where a tourist can enjoy the scenic beauty of the state.

                    To reach Assam, one has to reach Guwahati which is well connected by road, rail and air. Guwahati has an international airport and the railway station is situated in the heart of the city. The most suitable period one can visit Assam is during October to April.

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