North East India-Contd..

Part II:- Assam Tourist Places

My Previous Post described about the NE’s largest city and in this post I will try to bring up the other places of interest in rest of Assam. So,Let’s move out of Guwahati now and roam to other exquisite places of Assam.For nature lovers Assam and the entire NE has lot more to offer than one could ever think of.There is lots of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks and each one of them is very well connected with Guwahati and Assam Forest Department provide all sorts of facilities and recreational activities Here is the list of the must visit Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks:-

  • Kaziranga National Park-Famous for one-horned rhino and also famous for Bengal Tiger with home to Elephants,Swamp Deer,is at a distance of 280 kms from Guwahati and takes about 6-7 hours.Jeep and Elephant Safaris are provided for tourist.

    Kaziranga

    Kaziranga

  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary:-An UNESCO world heritage site famous for Project Tiger reserve,Elephant reserve and Biosphere reserve.The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed TurtleHispid HareGolden LangurPygmy Hog and Indian Rhino. Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.Tourist interest includes Elephant Rides,Jeep Jungle Safari,Manas Nature Trails And Treks,River Rafting,Bird Watching.Distance from Guwahati is around 180 kms and generally takes around 4-5 hours.

    Manas National Park

    Manas National Park

  • Pobitora National Park:- It is popular for Deers and Rhinos. Situated in the famous Magical village of Mayong in the Marigaon district of Assam in India.It has a dense population of The Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros and also famous for Migratory birds.It is around 60 kms away from Guwahati and takes about 1.5 hours.

    Pobitora National Park

    Pobitora National Park

  • Majuli:-The largest river island in Assam with around 500 sq.kms of area.There are many Satras(Socio-religious institutions) defining traditions of Assam and Cultural entity of the tribes,rare species of migratory birds.Majuli is around 490 kms away from Guwahati,to reach Majuli one has to goto Jorhat which is 310 kms away and from there use the inland transport system to reach Majuli.It takes about 8 hours to reach Majuli from Guwahati.
    Majuli Hut

    Majuli Hut

    Majuli Travel

    Majuli Travel

    Majuli Serene

    Majuli Serene

  • Haflong Hill:- This hill station is very popular among tourists as it is one of the most scenic destinations in the North Eastern part of India. This hill station is located a small distance away from Silchar, and can easily be reached.It is around 310 kms away fro m Guwahati and takes about 6 hours to reach.

    Haflong

    Haflong

  • Sivasagar:-The ocean of lord Shiva formerly known as Rangpur was the capital of the Ahom Kingdom from 1699 to 1788.This town’s main feature is the water body from which it gets its name.This is a 257-acre (1.04 sq.km) tank also called Borpukhuri dug by Ahom King,at a higher elevation than the rest of the town,with three temples(“Doul”s inAssamese) on its banks.Its Monuments like Talatal Ghar,Kareng Ghar,Rong Ghar,Siva Doul,Vishnu Doul are of main tourist attractions.It is around 370 kms from guwahati and takes about 7-8 hours to reach.

    Sivasagar

    Sivasagar

  • Apart from these,places like Dibrugarh,Silchar,Barpeta,Bongaigaon,Sualkuchi,Lakhimpur are worth visiting know the in-depth essence of Assam.All of these places are very well connected with Guwahati by Rail and Road.
    Barpeta Satra

    Barpeta Satra

    Dibrugarh Tea Gardens

    Dibrugarh Tea Gardens

    Sualkuchi Silk Weaving

    Sualkuchi Silk Weaving

Best time to visit Assam is between October to April as the weather during this period is mild and moderate with pleasant sunny days and cool nights.This is all about Assam Tourism.In the next coming post I will move out of Assam and write about other NE States.Hope you guys liked my post,if there is any suggestion or questions please do comment.

P.S.:-Image Credits goes to the Google and People who uploaded them

North East India-A Tranquil Paradise

Off late I have not been writing about North-East India my place though I created this blog to write about anything that cross my mind but with more emphasis on North East India as I wanted people to know about my place,its beauty,its serenity.

As we all know NE India is composed of Seven Sister State-Assam,Arunachal,Manipur,Mizoram,Meghalaya,Nagaland and Tripura and the Himalayan State of Sikkim.Here I will try to show some if not all the places of interest in NE India.So Here I go.

Part I:-Assam Tourist Places

1.Assam-It is one of the largest state in NE and Guwahati being the largest city and gateway of NE India.Here is the list of some Places to see in Guwahati.

Guwahati-Bird's Eye View

Guwahati-Bird’s Eye View

Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple

Doul Govindo

Doul Govindo

Madhav Mandir

Madhav Mandir

Navagraha

Navagraha

Balaji

Balaji

Basistha

Basistha

Kalaksehtra

Kalaksehtra

Umananda

Umananda

Accoland

Accoland

Powa-Mecca

Powa-Mecca

River Cruise

River Cruise

Assamese Thali

Assamese Thali

Bodo Dish(Oma Gwran Jwng Sobai)

Bodo Dish(Oma Gwran Jwng Sobai)

Manipuri Dish

Manipuri Dish

The Mighty Brahmaputra

The Mighty Brahmaputra

The Land Where I Belong-Assam

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Hello Everyone,

So here it is..My first Post describing the land I came from Assam,

As it is usually known as the Land of Red Hills and Blue Rivers…actually it is much more than that I believe.Not only Assam the Entire North-East India comprising of Assam,Arunachal,Meghalaya,Nagaland,Manipur,
Mizoram,Tripura and Sikkim is a delight to watch and travel.Assamese is the main Language of Assam and also is considered  lingua franca of the NE India.

To start with, Assam is the only gateway to NE India with a Narrow corridor running through the foothills of The Himalaya that  connects the State with West Bengal and Rest of the India.

Assam and the entire NE is generally famous for its rich Natural Heritage..With rich Flora and Fauna one finds themselves pretty close to the nature.Different Cultures,Different Traditions mixing up pretty well in NE makes a basis of wonders to others.From The Mighty Brahmaputra(Prime River in NE) to Blue Hills to Never ending Natural Heritage..Assam has all.

The main City of Assam is Guwahati formerly known as Pragjyotishpura(meaning ‘City of Eastern Lights’) located between the banks of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau,  which is also considered as Major Commercial and Educational Hub of entire NE.The city is a major center for cultural activities and sports in the North Eastern region and for the administrative and political activities of Assam. The city is an important regional hub for transportation.

Assam and its environs are rich in wildlife with several rare mammals such as Asian elephants, python, tiger and primates and even The Indian Rhinoceros.The bird-life in and around Assam is also rich and diverse.

Getting To NE India

Now here it is if Anyone is interested in Visiting NE India after reading my not pretty good Post about Assam…

NE India and Assam is very well-connected with the Rest of India By Rail,Road and Airways.The main Transport Hub is of course Guwahati. Best Time to visit Assam is between April to October  as these months offer a mild and moderate climate with pleasant and sunny days and cool nights.

Also providing some links for reference.

P.S.–Please do visit NE India once in Lifetime to get closer to Nature.Please Do point out any mistake and recommendations to make this blog appear nice.

Also please visit The Gallery to view pictures of Assam,will upload more pictures in due time.

Thanks

Assamese Bihu

Traditional Bihu Dance of Assam..

Bihu Dances one of the main folk dance of Assam,Generally performed during Bihu festival which is aslo the main festival of Assam.It is celebrated during Rongali Bihu which aslo marks the begining of Assamese New Year.

Both Males and Females perform the Joyous Dance ,and is characterized by brisk dance steps,and rapid hand movement. Dancers wear traditionally colorful Assamese clothing.