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Top 10 best places to visit in Assam

Assam is one of the seven states of the north eastern region of India. There are several amazing places out of which the Top 10 best places to visit in Assam, which are worth to visit are been mentioned here. Assam is surrounded by Bhutan and a Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Manipur and Nagaland to the east, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south and West Bengal to the west. Each of the Top 10 best places to visit in Assam, mentioned below holds up unique significance from the ancient times. The people who are deciding to pen down Assam, in their list of adventure should definitely visit the following places as they are worth to visit upon.

Top 10 best places to visit in Assam

1.Majuli :

Majuli is the beautiful and the world's largest river island, situated at the river Brahmaputra. It mainly originated when the river Brahmaputra along with its tributaries, changed its course in the past. It holds a population of 167,304. In the year 2016, it became the first island in India, to make itself a district. It comprises an area of about 352 sq km. It is situated in a distant of 20 km from the city Jorha The most significant festival celebrated here is Raas. The present communities of this island are Ahom, Deori, Sonowal Kacharis, Kalita, Chutia, Mishing, Kewat and Brahmin.
Some of the specific places you would like to visit in Majuli are Tengapani, Kamalabari Satra, Garmur, Dakhinpat Satra etc.

2.Kaziranga National Park :

Kaziranga National Park is the most alluring national park of Assam, established in the year 1908. It is  situated between the districts of Golaghat and Nagaon. This famous place is well known for one horn rhinos and is stated one of the world's heritage place by UNESCO in the year 1985. The population of rhino is about 2,143 as per the 2018 census by the Forest Department. This place also comprises of tigers, elephants, water buffaloes, flying squirrels, deers etc. It is also identified as an important bird area, comprising birds like eagles, pelicans, hornbills etc. It also comprises elephant grasses, marshlands, broadleaf forests. Water bodies and forests also accompanies this beautiful spot of Assam. Its a place of species diversity, and you will definitely notice once you visit it.

3.Guwahati :

Guwahati is the largest city of Assam. Being the largest urban area of the North Eastern region, it stands as the gateway of seven sisters of North East. It is situated on the southern bank of the river Brahmaputra. Its district is Kamrup. It comprises a population of 957,352 according to the 2011 census. It holds the largest Zoo of the North East which comprises diverse species of flora and fauna. The ancient and well known Hindu temples are been situated here which have legendary stories behind it. Its educational institutions are popularly known by all. It holds up good educational centres. Some of the specific places you would like to cherish are Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Guwahati Zoo, Guwahati Planterium etc.

4.Sibsagar :

Sibsagar is basically known for its ancient and historic monuments structured and ruled by the Ahom Kingdom. It comprises a population of 1,150,253 as per the 2011 census. It is surrounded by the Dehing rainforest. Each monument of it, has a special significance. They are so uniquely structured that none can identify the way they were built. Besides the monuments, the city holds up cultural significance. The places you will enjoy visiting are Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar, Charaideo, Shivadol etc.

5.Jorhat :

Jorhat is the second fastest growing city of Assam. It holds up its culture in a significant way. This city is well known for it's tea plantations and is considered to be the tea capital of India. It comprises about 135 tea gardens. There are several monasteries situated here, among which the oldest worship place of it is the Dhekiakhowa Namghar. The largest river island that is Majuli, is located in a distant of 20 km. Moreover, it comprises about 4 lakh population as per the 2011 census. It has been the last capital of the Ahom Kingdom. It is the gateway to the Upper Assam. Some of the places that are worth to visit here are Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar, Nimati Ghat, Cinnamora Tea Estate, Raja Maidam etc.

6.Goalpara :

Goalpara is the administrative district of Assam. It comprises a population of 1,008,959 as per the 2011 census. It was mainly ruled by the Rajbongshi Kingdom in the ancient times. Presently, it is divided into Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Dhubri and district Goalpara. It also has religious and cultural significance. Numerous monasteries and stupas are been located here, which are worth to visit. It provides adventurous activities too. Some definite places you would like to visit are Manas National Park, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Surya Pahar.

7.Silchar :

Silchar is located at the Barak river, and is surrounded by Manipur on the east, Bangladesh on the west, Barail hills on the north and Mizoram on the south. Being the second largest town of Assam, it holds up a population of 6,87,324 as per the 2011 census. It is also known as Barak Valley and the Island of peace. It provides good educational facilities. Communities like Assamese, Dimasa Kacharis, Bishnupriya Manipuris, Meitei Manipuris etc resist here. The spots that you would like to visit here are Badarpur Fort, Khaspur, Bhubaneswar Temple, Maniharan Tunnel etc.

8.Dibrugarh :

Dibrugarh, another major city of Assam is located at a distant of 439 km from Guwahati. It comprises a population of 154,019 as per the 2011 census. It is providing enormous industrial and communication facilities in the whole north eastern region. It is been divided from east yo west by Buridihing which is a tributary of river Brahmaputra. It is well known for oil, tea and timber plantations. The longest rail road bridge that is the Bogibeel bridge is located here. Prestigious temples along with alluring parks are been located here. Moreover, it provides good educational facilities. Its institutions are well known. It also comprises of beautiful sites that you would like to visit and some of them are Barbarua Maidam, Raidongia Dol, Jagannath Temple, Radha Krishna Temple etc.

9.Tinsukia :

Tinsukia is located at a distant of 500 km from Guwahati. It comprises a population of 99,448 as per the 2011 census. It is well known for agricultural products like orange, citrus, ginger, paddy and tea. It holds up the state's largest railway junction. It has several suitable attractive spots you would like to visit. Some of them are Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Na Pukhuri, Bherjan Borjan Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Bell Temple etc.

10.Dispur :

Dispur is the beautiful capital of Assam. It was declared as a capital in the year 1973. It comprises a population of 9,829 as per the 2011 census. The Assam Assembly house, Assam Secretariat building, State Emergency operation centres and MLA hostels are been located here.  It possess many more significant Hindu temples and buildings that one  should visit and some of them are Assam State Emporium, Sualkuchi, Navagraha Temple, Assam state zoo and Botanical gardens etc.

So, in this Top 10 best places to visit in Assam, we explored about why they are worth to visit and at the same time we also found some specific places to visit upon in each respective place. These Top 10 best places to visit in Assam are among those, by visiting which one will never get bored or regret upon and sense of visiting again will provoke in one's mind.

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