Do you know? Assam is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros, which is around 3,500 rhinos in the world. So let us know more about the Tourist places in Assam.
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Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is one of the best Tourist places in Assam, it is the home to the one-horned rhinos with a population of around 1900+, its total area is shared by Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon. It is situated in the centre of the state Assam.
Different types of birds and animals are found in this National park like Indian Rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Wild Boar, Sambar, Macaque, Sloth Bear, Indian Leopard, Black Bear the black-nested stork, the lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck and a variety of birds.
Kaziranga is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an Important Bird Area (IBA).
Kaziranga National Park can be the best place for your vacations. You have to just book a Jeep or SUV and roam around the park. It is also the best place for wildlife photographers.
What is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park?
November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park. It receives heavy rainfall in the monsoon months and in the month of September and October, the rainwater starts drying up. When the monsoon is over the weather is very pleasant for travelling.
What does the word Kaziranga mean?
The word Kaziranga is the combination of two names Kazi and Ranga. People say once upon a time there was a girl name Ranga and a boy name Kazi from Karbi Anglong they fell in love with each other but the family was against them.
So they run away and vanished in a forest which was named as Kaziranga and the Assam govt. passed the Assam National Park Act in 1968
Airports and Restaurants
There are a total of 5 airports near Kaziranga. Nearest Airport from Kaziranga is the Jorhat Airport with 72km from Kaziranga National Park.
Nearest International Airport from Kaziranga is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. Some restaurant near
Some restaurant near Kaziranga National Park
Leima Manipuri Dhaba Wild Grass Lodge, Maihang Restaurant. Here you will find some special and delicious dishes and the local dishes of Assamese culture.
If you are a vegetarian you have to not worry about the food, you can find both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
Some of the top budget hotels in Kaziranga
|Name||Distance from city Center||Rating|
|Pumpkin Lakosha Tourist Lodge||7.6 km from city Center||Wonderful|
|One-Horned Rhino Camp||7.0 km from the city Center||Wonderful|
|Sneha Bhawan||6.3 km from city Center||Wonderful|
|Villa Shivalay||51.1 km from city Center||Wonderful|
|Bonraja Motel||17.7 km from city Center||Wonderful|
|Camp Kaziranga||7.1 km from the city Center||Excellent|
|Deutas Cottage||5.7 km from city Center||Very Good|
|Green Ashiyana Resort||16.0 km from city Center||Good|
|Park Resort, Kaziranga||6.3 km from city Center||Average|
Are you visiting Assam for the first time? So don’t forget to visit Kamakhya Temple. Kamakhya Temple is a must-visit place in Assam.
It has many unheard stories, and you will be amazed to know that Kamakhya Temple is famous for its black magic which is created by Lord Shiva.
Kamakhya Temple is a Hindu temple, where the mother goddess Kamakhya is worshipped. Kamakhya Temple is one of the oldest Shakti Peeth which is situated on the Nilachal Hill in the beautiful city of Guwahati.
Do you know the history of Shakti Peeth? If you are an Indian you must know the history of Shakti Peeth.
History of Shakti Peeth and Kamakhya Temple
This starts with Sati’s father who invited Sati to a Grand Yagna. Sati asked Lord Shiva to attend the Grand Yagna but Lord Shiva denied to go to the Grand Yagna.
Sati went to attend the Grand Yagna to his father’s home after having a fight with Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was insulted by Daksha Sati’s father. Sati was not able to hear her husband’s insult and committed suicide, she jumped to the fire.
Lord Shiva was very angry and placed Sati’s body to his shoulder and started doing tandava. Tandava is considered to be the dance of destruction.
Lord Vishnu used his Chakra to Cutdown the dead body into 108 parts to cold down Lord Shiva by destroying the world all the body parts fall and the places are called Shakti Peeth.
Sati’s womb and vaginal part fell here that’s why Kamakhya Temple is so special. Kamakhya Devi is also known as bleeding goddess. In the month of June the Temple remains closed for three days, the goddess bleeds and menstruates.
Some people also believe that Lord Shiva and Sati had a romance with each other here. In Sanskrit ‘ kama’ mean’s lovemaking that’s why this temple is named as Kamakhya Temple.
Black magic and Kamakhya Temple
Do you believe in black magic? Kamakhya Temple is also famous for its black magic. The Sadhus and Aghoris do a special puja inside the temple this puja helps the peoples facing problems of black magic. The ambubachi mela is the occasion to meet all the tantric’s and the do the puja.
|5:30 AM||Snana of the Pithasthana.|
|6:00 AM||Nitya puja.|
|8:00 AM||Temple door open for devotees.|
|1:00 PM||Temple door closed for cooked offerings to the goddess |
followed by distribution among the devotees.
|2:30 PM||Temple door reopens for the devotees.|
|5:15 PM||Closing of the temple door for the night.|
|7:30 PM||Aarati of Goddess.|
Manas National Park
Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary can be a better option to spend your valuable time it is the most visited Tourist places in Assam. If you are visiting Assam for the first time it can be your most memorable vacation of all time.
Manas National Park is at the base of foothills of the Bhutan-Himalayas with very beautiful biodiversity with a total area of 950 km square. The name manas is originated from the Manas River which is a major tributary to Brahmaputra River.
Manas River passes through the middle of the National Park. Entry fee can be from Rs 50 to Rs 500 based upon nationality.
Best Time To Visit The Park
The best season of Manas National Park is from November to April. From June to September the park is closed. In the month of October and May, the park partially remains open.
How To Reach The Park
Nearest Airport is Guwahati 180 km from the Park and 176 km from the road. From Guwahati, you can take a train to Barpeta which is 22 km away from Manas by road.
Hotels in Manas National Park
Some of the famous hotel where you can stay
- Birina Tourist Lodge
- Smiling Tusker Elephant Camp
- Sikhiri Cottages
- Musa Jungle Retreat
- Florican Cottages
Do you know? Guwahati is the first fully solar-powered railway station in India. Guwahati can be a very good place for your vacations. The capital of the state of Assam, Dispur, is located within Guwahati. Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam.
It is also known as Pragjyotishpur. Lokpriya Gopinath International Airport is the only International Airport in Assam. In terms of education, Guwahati is the major city in Assam, Students migrate to the big city for their further studies.
Some of the famous colleges of here are Indian Institute of Guwahati (IITG) and Guwahati Medical College (GMC). If you are a shopaholic and want some amazing stuff with a low price then the two most famous markets in Guwahati is waiting for you.
Cane Work, woollen shawls, handlooms, handicrafts and Naga/Manipuri jackets are some awesome stuff purchased by the visitors and some other markets are Maligaon Market, GS Road Market, Paltan Bazaar.
The word Guwahati is a combination of two Assamese words – ‘Guwa’ meaning Areca Nut and ‘Haat’ meaning market. Winter season can be the best time to visit here the summer and monsoon season is quit not good of tourism.
Tourist places in Guwahati
- Umananda Temple
- Kamakhya Temple
- Guwahati Zoo
- Assam State Museum
- Umananda Island
- Guwahati Planetarium
- Dipor Bil
- Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
- Nehru Park
- Saraighat Bridge
- Guwahati War Memorial
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So whenever you visit Assam don’t forget to visit these awesome places. It can be a lifetime experience for you, here you will get to see a new culture, a new language, new dishes, new food. The people here are very helpful and polite.
Frequently asked Questions
Assam is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros, which is around 3,500 rhinos in the world. Assam is also known for its Tea, Assam Silk and Oil Drilling in Asia.
Best Tourist Places in Assam. Umananda Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Kaziranga National Park, Majuli Island, Manas National Park, Guwahati Zoo are some beautiful places in Assam.
My name is Abhishek Gupta. I am from Assam(INDIA), Studying in 12 standards with Commerce background. I am 18 years old and love to learn new things.