Places to visit in Assam
Assam is the land of enchanting natural beauty paired with diversified wildlife and lush green hills and valleys. This northeast state of India offers a galore of amazing sight-seeing across the state.
Kaziranga National Park: Assam is the home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. To save its wildlife treasure from destruction, Kaziranga National Park along with many other wildlife sanctuaries has been founded. Kaziranga National Park has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This park is the home to more than 2/3rd of the total population of one-horned rhinoceroses from all over the world. Kaziranga sprawls over an approximate area of 430 square kilometres and it offers shelter to elephant, tiger, bison, sambar and many avian as well as reptile species. To get an exclusive view of its wildlife, Kaziranga offers 4WD and Elephant Safaris for tourists.
Chitralekha Udyan in Tezpur: Tezpur is the “Cultural Capital of Assam” which also has some beautiful places to visit. The literal meaning of Tezpur is “The Town of Blood” which reveals its historical past. This city, situated at the bank of Brahmaputra River is blessed with many natural beauties and Chitralekha Udyan is one of them. This stunningly beautiful garden is also known as Cole Park. Reconstructed in beatified in 1996, this park is nestled at slopes of small hills and traversed by pristine lakes. View from this garden is indescribable. You can also touch some remains of Bamuni Hills and two giant stony pillars of 9th and 10th centuries.
Kamakhya Temple: Kamakhya Temple is the most holy place in Assam. This temple is one of the 51 “Shaktipeeths” found all over India. Because of this temple, Assam sees footfall of thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year. The main deity here is Lord Shiva from Daksha Yagna (Death Incarnation). This temple also is the place where fell the “Yoni” of Saati's body which was cut by Bishnu's Sudarshana Chakra to stop Lord Shiva from doing Tandava. This place is believed to have the power of protecting its devotees from any kind of evil eye. Cradled in the slop of Nilachal Hill, Kamakhya Temple also offers spectacular snaps for the shutterbugs.