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Tourist Attractions of Assam


There are a variety of tourist attractions in Assam. This is one of the most beautiful regions of India where history unites with myths and religion, splendid gifts of nature come in the shape of wooded hills and valley and the mountains. Rich flora and fauna, rarely available elsewhere, add the variety of tourist attractions in Assam.

Dighalipukhuri

A a water body in the heart of the city with boating facilities, cruises on the river Brahmaputra in the 'Jolporee', the famous Balaji Temple of Tirupati,Planetarium, the Saraighat Bridge over the Brahmaputra, the Guwahati Oil Refinery, Lachit Barphukan Park and the Guwahati University are places worth visiting.

Kamakhya Temple

This is a seat of Tantric Buddism in India. Mythologically Lord Vishnu severed corpse of Parvati into pieces with Sudarshan Charkra while Lord Shiva was carrying her dead body. Her yoni or vagina fell here making it one of the most sacred of Shaktipitas.

Chandubi Lake

A natural lagoon and fine picnic spot which is 64 kms. from Guwahati. The lake and its surroundings is an ideal holiday resort with the added attraction of fishing and rowing.

Majuli Island

Situated in the midst of river Brahmaputra, this is the world's largest river island. Over 15 Vaishnava monasteries or satras are located on Majuli.

The rich diversity of wild lives draws a lot of tourists in Assam. Barring Africa, perhaps no part of the world can boast of such a variety of wildlife.

Hajo

Located 32 kms. from Guwahati on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, it is a place where three religions meet - Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.

It has a large number of temples, the chief among them being Hayagriva-Madhab Temple. There is a belief that this temple contains the relic of Lord Buddha, while a section of the Buddhist hold that Lord Buddha attained nirvana here. Large number of Bhutanese visit this temple every year during the winter season.

Kaziranga National Park

Home to fabled one horned Rhinoceros. This is also a world heritage site. Besides the above, Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple, Basistha Ashram, Hajo, Cherrapunjee (where it rains most in the world!), Nmaeri National Park are other major tourist attractions in Assam.

   
 
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