From the Bihu dance to the Brahmaputra river, Assam is full of intriguing things that attract you towards it. One of the finest gems of the marvelous northeast India, Assam is a destination that is highly underrated. Be it the breathtaking natural beauty of its landscapes or the rich and diverse wildlife that the state is most famous for, there is enough in Assam to make it worth a visit for all kinds of travelers. The state is home to some popular temples, majestic wildlife sanctuaries, wonderful picnic spots by the river and sweet, friendly people. Winter is the best time to visit Assam as it is ideal for sight-seeing and taking safaris in the jungle. Here are the best winter holiday destinations in Assam for 2017.
Assam’s biggest attraction is perhaps the sprawling Kaziranga National Park which is home to the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. With the highest density of tigers and also several splendid safari trails, Kaziranga is a delight for wildlife lovers. It is where you can witness raw wilderness at its best.
Ambubachi Mela Festival in Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati
Guwahati is home to the famous Kamakhya temple, one of the 51 shakti peeths (also the oldest). Located on the Nilachal Hill, the temple offers picturesque views of the surorundind. Apart from the Kamakhya temple, Guwahati also serves as the bease to visit other parts of the gorgeous northeast. The best way to reach places like Shillong and Cherraounji is to fly to Guwahati and then hit the road for a scenic drive.
One of the lesser-known wildlife sanctuaries in India, Pobitora is the ebst place to spot the great Indian one horned rhinoceros. It is a smaller park but offers an amazing early morning safari making it ideal for a pleasant excursion.
One of the best picnic spots in Assam, the Brahmaputra riverside is a beautiful getaway from the hectic routine for locals. With great winter weather and breathtaking landscape, the Brahmaputra riverside is a must visit for anyone who loves nature and serenity.
The river island i=of Majuli is considered to be one of the most beautiful and calm places in India. It actually happens to be the largest river island in the world. The migratory birds of Majuli and the cultural festivals celebrated here are major attractions. But what makes it an absolute must-visit is its serene ambiance and enchanting natural beauty.
So, for your winter 2017 holiday, consider the state of Assam. There is enough there to give you and your families happy memories forever.