Things to do in Assam
Assam is the place which has endless scope for tourists to be engaged in a number of activities to make most out of their trip. Loaded with rich cultural heritage and tradition, Assam amazes the travellers with its unique charm and beauty. Precious and exclusive flora and fauna of this Indian state can only be found here. Brahmaputra River in north and Barak River in south gives this picturesque land its nourishment to flourish more and more. Thick Rain Forest of Assam is something which lures you with its emerald green texture and unmatched charm.
Spend a Day among the Greenery of Tea Gardens: If you are the person who loves nothing more than green valleys, then Jorhat is the perfect place to rejuvenate your soul and body. Counted as “The Cultural Capital of Assam”, Jorhat is a city with history and legends. This was the last capital of Ahom Kingdom which brought prosperity to this land. This city now houses the largest Tea Research Centre in the country and has also claimed another title for itself, “The Tea Capital of India”. Stretches of green tea plantation is really a beautiful sight to experience. Spend a day at Jorhat and smell the captivating aroma of Assam tea while taking a sip from your cup.
See the Weaving of Assam Silk: Sualkuchi is the birthplace of the shimmering and soft Assam Silk sarees. This small town located on the bank of majestic Brahmaputra River got many nicknames like “Silk Heaven”, “Silk Village”, “Manchester of East” due to its widely expanded silk textile industries. Saulkuchi is the source for Golden Muga, Eri silk and Ivory White Pat silk. This place is also known for its unique technology of extracting silk from cocoon without killing the pupa inside the cocoon which results in “Ahimsa Silk”. Apart from silk saree weaving, this “Craft Village” also offers a good amount of beautifully crafted pottery, gold jewelleries and other handmade products.
Sail Through the Brahmaputra River: Your Assam trip is incomplete without a cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River. After Ganga, it is the second longest river in India. This river runs through a distance of about 1800 miles starting from Tibetan Himalaya to its merging point at the Bay of Bengal after running through Bangladesh. Brahmaputra is the lifeline to Assam along with many other cities located on its bank. A cruise through this river will give you massive scope to enjoy panoramic view of the city, fascinating jungles on the banks and spectacular experience of bird watching.