The north-eastern state of Assam derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Ahom’, which means ‘unparalleled’ because of its unequal terrain interspersed with beautiful valleys and hills. The myriad hues of nature from hillocks, woods, brooks and streams are witness to the exotic flora and fauna unique to this region. An abode of the one-horned rhino, blue rivers, red mountains and aromatic tea gardens make the best jeep safari tours in Guwahati a special experience. Assam bears a testimony of rich cultural heritage through its temples, monuments, and the torrential Brahmaputra River. Visit the earliest surviving ancient monument, the Kamakhya Temple, one of the most venerated temples in the country. Take a ferry ride across the mighty Brahmaputra and explore the largest inhabited river island ‘Majuli’ in the world. The Hindu monasteries and Mishing tribal villages are star attractions of this island.
Stroll through paddy fields, migratory birds and cotton trees and become one with nature. Discover why Assam Tea is the strongest in the world, visit the lush green tea estates and indulge in tea tastings, ethnic fairs and tea festivals. The state hosts the hulky yet adorable one horned Rhino in Kaziranga National Park. Sing, dance and feasts on the subtle fish tenga and sweets during the ‘Magh Bihu’, harvest festival. Get ready to explore this veritable paradise and don’t forget to buy the hallmark gamosa (a red-and-white scarf worn around the neck by men) or the mekhola sador (the traditional dress for women). Embark on the best jeep safari tours in Guwahati for a truly memorable cultural and scenic experience.
Nameri National park is an old set up in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. A huge spread of lakes and water bodies, the sight of Rhinos, Elephants, Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Dhole, Hornbills, ducks and Storks are easy in the zone. Someone having a love for vegetations like wide grassland, tall evergreen, and deciduous trees can totally spend a good time in the heart of Nameri. Moreover, it connects with Guwahati through swift roads and one will not face any hurdle in reaching this beautiful place. North to Tezpur, Nameri is 38.8 km and one can reach easily from here. Also, Guwahati airport and Tezpur airport can be chosen by the tourists who want to opt for flyway to be here.Timings- 5:00 hours to 19:00 hoursEntry fee- INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals
This island is a religious addition to the travel bucket list of Assam. Also named as Peacock island by the British, this has gained popularity because of its presence in between the river Brahmaputra and can be easily connected when you are in Guwahati. Umananda island is also known as one of the smallest islands of the world and comprise of Umananda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The old form of rock-cut figures of Lord Surya, Ganesh and Shiva allows anyone to appreciate the beauty and skills of craftsmanship of Assamese people who showed their dedication towards spiritual energy. The sound of temple bells and water alongside uplifts the mood of devotees and tourists in one sway. This has become one the best tourist places in Assam as it is easily reachable by jetties which are available on the banks of Brahmaputra river.Timing- 5300 hours to 1800 hours.Entry fee- Free of charges
One of the most famous Shakti Peethas in India, Kamakhya Temple is a venerated shrine in Assam. One of the oldest temples in Guwahati associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna, Kamakhya Temple is a famous temple and visited by millions of devotees. Renowned for its legendary tales, Kamakhya Temple is located on the Nilachal Hill with a splendid complex of 6 temples and 6 monuments inside it. The temple is listed among the famous tourist places in Guwahati and associated with a legend that says during the month of June, the waters of River Brahmaputra turn red due to the Goddess’ menstruating blood. The scenic beauty encompassing the complex of Kamakhya Temple is breathtaking and one can look forward to exploring various artistic sculptures here. Kamakhya Temple is best visited during the months of September and October when there is a fantastic celebration of the festival of Durga Puja for five days. Location: Kamakhya Temple, Kamakhya, Guwahati Timings: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm Entry Fee/charges: Free to visit Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 133 kilometres