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5 Must Visit Tourist Destinations of Assam, Chicago, Illinois

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Distance from city center: 0.7mi
ankitgupta's pictureby ankitgupta Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 12th of June, 2015
Assam is a wonderland. Its eternal beauty and mesmerising sightseeing options will keep you wondering for more. The land is a treaure of tribal traditions, amazing riverine islands, vast lush tea gardens, beautiful wildlife, magnanimous Brahmaputra, stunning Bihu dance, delectable cuisine, and beautiful people. To make your tour memorable, here is the list of most exquisite places to visit in Assam, the awesome Golden Land:

1. Guwahati

Once referred to as the Light of the East, Guwahati has certainly lived up to this beautiful title. Presently, Guwahati is the largest cosmopolitan city across the North East. Nestled at Brahmaputra River and Shillong plateau feet, Guwahati is rich in immense natural beauty.

Major Attractions -

Kaziranga National Park
Umananda Temple
Kamakhya Temple
Bamuni Lake

2. Hajo

Replete with immense divinity, the pious land of Hajo is located at a distance of around 24 kms from the city Guwahati. Sprinkled with a number of beautiful temples and mosques, the city is a land of pilgrimage for Hindus and Muslims. The Buddhists also visit this place to enjoy the piousness of the place (this is where Lord Buddha attained Parinirvana). Hajo is famous for its amazing and beautifully designed bell items.

Major Attractions -

Hayagriva Madhab Temple
Kedareshwar Temple
Ganesha Temple
Powa Mecca

3. Tezpur

Heard of this before? Well, it is haven for all history buffs. It holds immense wealth of archaelogocal sites, many of these have mythological association. The natural beauty of this place can mesmerise any nature aficionado. Referred to as the City of Eternal Romance, the city beautifully narrates a deep love story of King Baana’s Daughter, Usha and Anirudha, Lord Krishna's Grandson. The picturesque beauty of Tezpur is complemented by hills of Arunachal Pradesh and Brahmaputra river combined with backdrop of Himalayan peaks studded with white snow. All of these elements make the city romantic. Hence, it makes for an ideal honeymoon destination.

Major Attractions -

Bamuni Hill
Cole Park
Mahabhairab Temple
Hazara Pukhuri

4. North Cachar Hills

This is definitely the place in Assam to visit and enjoy the best of sigtseeing. Away from the disturbing hustle and bustle of the city and cuddled in the virgin land, North Cachar Hills are deemed as amongst the most beautiful sightseeing places of the state. Native land of various tribes including Hmar, Dimasa, Kuki, Biate, Zeme, and Hrangkhol, these hills are a fabulous place to be. A nature lover's paradise, you must visit this place with a Tour Das package for its exquisite cascading waterfalls, flowing streams, and amazing rivulets, and lush green hills, and beauty that's class apart.

Major Attractions -

Dima Hasao

Each of these places has the enigmatic power to leave one spellbound with its beauty and utmost tranquility.

5. Barak Valley

This is one of the most picturesque regions of Assam. Covering other beautiful regions of Karimganj, Cachar, and Hailakandi, Barak Valley is a true dreamland flanked by lush green hills, vast tea gardens, picturesque rivers, and peace floating all around. This is definitely the best site for Assam sightseeing.

Major Attractions -

Adi Kali Mandir
Kachakanti Temple
Siddeshwar Temple
Bhuban Temple
Badarpur Fort

Best Time to Visit -

The best time to visit the valley is winter. This is the time when the entire valley adorns unprecedented beauty.

One visit to Assam including all of the sightseeing options above will leave you mesmerised forever.

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