Assam

Assam is a state in northeastern India known for its wildlife, archeological sites and tea plantations. Best time to visit Assam is during the months of winters and summers, i.e.: November to March. Winters in Assam are chilling but enjoyable, and summers are delightful and refreshing. Try to avoid monsoon season, because heavy rains at times lead to inconveniences.



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Tourism has generated employment in different parts of the country. Besides creating opportunities for tourist guides, conducted tours, establishment of hotels, and so many other avenues in the tertiary sector, tourism can be a major source of employment in Assam. It is argued that every domestic tourist can generate direct and indirect employment of three persons, and this can be higher (seven) in the case of inflow of every foreign tourist. It is also projected that every one million rupees invested in tourism, 47.9 direct jobs can be created, besides, of course, creating more avenues for indirect employment. Yet paradoxically it attracts very few tourists.

Tourism in Assam is essentially nature based, therefore, natural parks and sanctuaries, rivers, lakes, warm water springs, forests, wild life, are the principal components of tourist attraction. These places can be grouped together under four categories: (a) nature-related, (b) historical, (c) religious and (d) others.

☑ Points of interest

• KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
• SRIMANTA SANKARDEV KALAKSHETRA
• The Regional Science centre
• Digboi Oill Museum
• Assam state Zoo cum Botanical Garden
• Bamuni Hills
• Tai Museum
• Umananda Island
• Umananda Temple
• Talatal Ghar
• Dipor Bill
• Agnigarh
• Rang Ghar
• Orang National Park
• Kareng Ghar
• Scotland Of Eaot
• Cherrapunjee
• Butterfly Museum
• Lady Hydari Park
• Elephent Falls
• Shillong View Point
• Balaji Temple

☑ KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK


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Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River, its forests, wetlands and grasslands are home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. Ganges River dolphins swim in the park’s waters. It’s visited by many rare migratory birds, and gray pelicans roost near Kaziranga village.
Along with the iconic Greater one-horned rhinoceros, the park is the breeding ground of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Over the time, the tiger population has also increased in Kaziranga, and that's the reason why Kaziranga was declared as Tiger Reserve in 2006. Also, the park is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species. Birds like lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer's pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian Openbill stork specially migrate from the Central Asia during the winter season.

☑ Cherrapunjee


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Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. It's known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees. To the northeast, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point overlooks verdant gorges. In the surrounding hills, the Noh-Kalikai, Dain-Thlen and Kynrem waterfalls plunge from forested clifftops. South of town, Mawsmai Cave is illuminated to show its stalagmites.
Monsoon clouds which blow inland from the Bay of Bengal are stopped from moving further by the ridges of Cherrapunji. The town receives both south-west and north-east monsoon. Despite receiving excess rain, the town faces acute water shortage and the locals have to travel great distances to get fresh water. The relentless rain causes soil erosion which has denuded the land of Cherrapunji and the surrounding valleys.
Cherrapunji is famous for its living root bridges, a result of bio-engineering practiced by the locals. The bridges can bear 50 people at a time and are spectacular to watch (though the one-of-its-kind double-decker root bridge requires at least a few hours of trekking).

☑ Butterfly Museum


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A museum which houses varieties of butterflies, from different parts of the region, this privately owned museum is a treat for those who are visiting Shillong for the first time. Owned and managed by Wankhar, Riatsamthiah, this museum is filled with colors, quite literally. The museum also takes up various programs to preserve and conserve various species of butterflies and moths. Butterflies are even cultivated for commercial purposes, making sure the ecological balance is maintained. An experience that will stay with you in the years to come, make sure to keep some time for a visit to this amazing museum!

☑ Beautiful Park


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Beautiful Park in the heart of the town. Lady Hydari Park, owes its existence to the erstwhile nature loving first lady of the state, Lady Hydari the wife of Governor of Assam (It used to be a big state). This mini zoo clubbed with a deer park stretches for more than one Kilometer and presents some of the best grown and bred rose beds. The roses and blossoms are of tasteful tones and colours. The park has been very passionately maintained and also provides a special play arena for the tiny tots. The combination of the zoo, Park and beautiful stretches of flower beds makes it an ideal location for young couples but also for the families to spend some quality time together

☑ ELEPHENT FALLS


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Elephant Falls was the British name of what the local Khasi people once referred to as Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew (or "Three Steps Waterfalls") since the falls actually consisted of three sections in succession. We learned from a sign here that the British renamed the falls because there used to be a rock resembling an elephant near the left side of the main falls (which I think was the bottommost one). However, that rock was destroyed in an earthquake back in 1897.
Of the three waterfalls (all of which were easily reached by the same short and easy walking path), Julie and I thought the bottom tier was the most impressive. The walking path gently descended from the entrance, and I recalled it was practically almost completely paved with lots of stairs and a bridge traversing the stream between the 2nd and 3rd falls.
Then after descending the last flight of steps alongside the third (bottommost) waterfall, there was a shelter and a little bit of a platform for photo taking while a rope was put beyond the platform to discourage swimming. The photo taken at the top of this page was between the last of the steps and the viewing platform at the base of Elephant Falls.

☑ BALAJI TEMPLE


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Tirupati Balaji temple is located at Lokhra in Guwahati city. It is just 10 kilometers away from main city centre. This recently built temple is an example of modern architecture. The temple was made in a south Indian actictectural style and is similar to Tirupati Balaji temple of South India. The temple is dedicated to lord Balaji. The idols of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Durga can also be seen here.The temple complex covers an area of two acres of land. The main temple is of Lord Balaji where there is an idol of Balaji carved out of a single stone weighing 4 tonnes. In the entrance of the temple there is an idol of Lord Ganesha. There are two other temples adjacent to the main temple, one is of Goddess Padmavati and the other is of Lord Garuda which is the Vahana of Lord Balaji. The Temple has a Rajagopuram, a Maha mandapam, an ardha mandapam, and the sanctum. All the gopurams are constructed in South Indian architectural style. The daily morning and evening prayer are done by the pujaries and laddus are offered as Prasad to the Lord. The whole temple complex is made with pure white stones which looks very unique and beautiful. There is a park adjacent to the temple where one can see lots of flowers that adds the beauty of the place. Every day hundreds of devotees come to this place to pray Lord Balaji and to see the beauty of the temple.

☑ HOW TO REACH


By Air:- You can easily get regular flights to Guwahati from other major cities of the country. Airport(s): borjhar airport (GAU)

By Train:- There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Guwahati. Railway Station(s): kamakhya junction (KYQ), guwahati (GHY)

By Bus:- Guwahati is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Bus Station(s): guwahati , guwahati

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☑ DAY 1: Guwahati - Shillong

Start the journey with your arrival at the Guwahati station/airport, get greeted and straight away get transferred to Shillong. It takes around 3.5 hours to reach this gorgeous hill station of Shillong. On the way, drop by the
Borapani Lake: This lake is the biggest artificial lake in the state of Meghalaya. Also known as the Umiam Lake Umiam Lake is a reservoir located in the hills 15 km to the North of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India. It was created by damming the Umiam river in the early 1960s

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On reaching Shillong, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure and later retire for the night.

☑ Day 2: Shillong - Cherrapunjee - Shillong

In the morning, after breakfast, begin the excursion towards the wettest place on Earth,
1. Cherrapunji: It is at a distance of 60 km and on the way come across several waterfalls, limestone caves, striking root bridge, and other natural sites to provide several activities.
2. Spectacular Seven Sisters Falls: Next to the deserted farm Knivsflå, you will witness seven waterfalls with an average fall of 250 metres, which is an impressive sight especially when the water levels are high.
3. Mawsmai Cave: Narrow, rugged limestone cave with a dimly-lit access point, low overhangs & often uneven footing.
4. Thangkharang Park: Natural area popular for its picturesque setting & views, with a fountain, greenhouse & garden.
In the evening, return to Shillong and on the way back, stop by the
5. Elephant Falls: Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls in picturesque surrounds, with an easy walking trail and stairs.
6. Shillong Peak: Mountaintop overlook with esplanades & observation towers offering sweeping vistas of Shillong City.
Later, return back to the hotel and stay overnight at the Shillong hotel.

☑ Day 03: Shillong - Guwahati

In the morning, after breakfast, head for the half day excursion trip in Shillong. Visit a Japanese style park of
1. Lady Hydari Park: Beautifully decorated with roses and other flowers in a large stretch. Proceed towards Guwahati, which takes around 3.5 hours ride to reach.
On reaching, check in at the hotel and later, go out for a visit to the
2. Kalaksgetra: A spot where they exhibit a light and sound show displaying the Assamese culture and history. You can even opt for an evening cruise on the Brahmaputra.
Return back tothe hotel and spend overnight.

☑ Day 04: Guwahati

In the morning, after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Visit the famous
1. Kamakhya Temple: The Kamakhya Temple also Kamrup-Kamakhya is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas.
and proceed to the given railway station /airport for your onward journey.
2. Kalaksgetra: A spot where they exhibit a light and sound show displaying the Assamese culture and history. You can even opt for an evening cruise on the Brahmaputra.
Return back tothe hotel and spend overnight.

☑ Package Include:-


1. Meet and Greet on arrival.
2. All applicable transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
3. Transportation, fuel charges and driver charges.
4. Accommodations Standard / Deluxe, as per your choice.
5. Daily Breakfast / Dinner.
6. All the transfers and sightseeing by Toyota Innova, Swift Dezire.

☑ Package Exclude:-


1. Entry fee
2. Camera fee
3. Parking fee and up gradation charges.
4. Safari cost.
5. Expenses incurred due to mishaps landslides, strike ,political unrest etc.
6. Extra facilities

☑ Day 1: Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park

Welcome to Guwahati airport and meet our representive or transfer to Kaziranga check in Hotel.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

☑ Day 2: Kaziranga National Park– Shillong, Meghalaya

Early morning wake up go ride for 1 hour
Elephant Safari,
After that proceed to Scotland of East called Shillong, check in Hotel, evening visit local market and towns,
Overnight stay in Hotel.

☑ Day 3: Shillong – Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)

In the morning, after breakfast, begin the excursion towards the wettest place on Earth,
Cherrapunji: It is at a distance of 60 km and on the way come across several waterfalls, limestone caves, striking root bridge, and other natural sites to provide several activities. Visit the
Spectacular Seven Sisters Falls: Next to the deserted farm Knivsflå, you will witness seven waterfalls with an average fall of 250 metres, which is an impressive sight especially when the water levels are high.
Mawsmai Cave: Narrow, rugged limestone cave with a dimly-lit access point, low overhangs & often uneven footing.
Thangkharang Park: Natural area popular for its picturesque setting & views, with a fountain, greenhouse & garden.
In the evening, return to Shillong and on the way back, stop by the
Elephanta Falls: Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls in picturesque surrounds, with an easy walking trail and stairs.
Shillong Peak: Mountaintop overlook with esplanades & observation towers offering sweeping vistas of Shillong City.
Later, return back to the hotel and stay overnight at the Shillong hotel.

☑ Day 4: Shillong

After breakfast drive to visit full day sightseeing in Shillong, visit
Butterfly museum: A butterfly house, conservatory, or lepidopterarium is a facility which is specifically intended for the breeding and display of butterflies with an emphasis on education. Some butterfly houses also feature other insects and arthropods
Lady hydari Park: Scenic, manicured green space with flowering gardens, a water feature & a modest zoo.
Elephant falls: Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls in picturesque surrounds, with an easy walking trail and stairs.
Shillong view point: Mountaintop overlook with esplanades & observation towers offering sweeping vistas of Shillong City.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

☑ Day 5: Shillong – Guwahati

After breakfast drive to guwahati, check in Hotel, afternoon visit
Kamakhya Temple: The Kamakhya Temple also Kamrup-Kamakhya is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas
Balaji Temple Hindu temple known for its South Indian–style architecture, imposing stone idols & parklike grounds.
Local market and towns It's worth a visit if you are looking for Assamese products at a reasonable rate. Mekhla & Gamocha(White Traditional Towel) For Assam Silk Sarees, u need to Visit Pan Bazar.
Overnight stay in Hotel Guwahati.

☑ Day 6: Guwahati

After breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport.

☑ Package Include:-


1. Meet and Greet on arrival.
2. All applicable transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
3. Transportation, fuel charges and driver charges.
4. Accommodations Standard / Deluxe, as per your choice.
5. Daily Breakfast / Dinner.
6. All the transfers and sightseeing by Toyota Innova, Swift Dezire.

☑ Package Exclude:-


1. Entry fee
2. Camera fee
3. Parking fee and up gradation charges.
4. Safari cost.
5. Expenses incurred due to mishaps landslides, strike ,political unrest etc.
6. Extra facilities