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A thing of beauty is a joy forever. No matter, we can touch it or just can feel but we always get benefit from it. It makes us happy! Am I right my friend? Similarly, an example of a beautiful place to travel in the world is Assam. Here one can experience a lot of things of beauty. One of them is its history. I know that today you are being quite fascinated to experience some beautiful places of Assam.

The wildlife sanctuaries at Kaziranga and Pobitora, the scenic beauty of Brahmaputra, black magic of Mayong and its culture make Assam one of the most visited tourist sites in northeastern India. Therefore, looking at your persona we created this beautiful post for you. We hope it will make you happy either as the things of beauty. So, let's right dive in to the beautiful historical places of Assam.

1. Guwahati


Guwahati is the gateway to many other places in the northeast. Nestled on the bank of River Brahmaputra, Guwahati is famous for its temples and amicable people. While the entire northeast is a treasure house of unblemished beauty and tranquillity, Guwahati can be safely the gateway to solo backpacking trips for travelers. The ancient temples like the Kamakhya temple and Umananda in Peacock Island dot the urban landscape.

Featuring as a jewel in the crown of the Seven Sisters States, Guwahati will leave you amazed with its lush natural beauty, cultural heritage, diverse collection of flora and fauna and tantalizing cuisines.

2. Sualkuchi


Home to the silk cottage industry, Sualkuchi near Guwahati is a hub of silk sarees, mekhela chadar and cane handicrafts. Don't stop from pampering yourself with an exquisite piece of silk from Sualkuchi.

3. Nagaon


A religious place without any radical element, here we can smell and experience the great cicerone of the Assamese society - Srimanta Sankardev and his great contributions. Do you know my friend, this is the very first Namghar ever built in Assam state? Yes!

In the very early of the 16th century (The year 1509), Sankardeva built it with his three companions. They were – Ramaram Guru (The childhood friend of Sankardeva), Jagatananda or Ramrai (younger brother) and Bongonyagiri. This is the pioneer of all other Namghar's, we have seen today in our societies. Borduwa Bornamghar is situated in Nagaon district, Ali Pukhuri, Borduwa.

If you visit Assam then you should visit this place, at least once a time. Believe me, it will bring a sweet smile on your face and your heart will be happier.

4. Tezpur


Tezpur is another important tourist spot in Assam because of its scenic natural beauty. The Brahmaputra River that flows through the city from Sadiya, adds to the beauty of this place. Tezpur is also the cultural center of Assam due to its theater, traditional dances and cultural events. The tea plantations around the city are also another attraction here.

In older days, have you ever watched Mahabharata, Ramayana serials on TV? If you did then you might be acquainted with the Hara-Hari war story and Agnigarh because these all are interconnected to each other. Ok, here I will not tell you the whole story of Agnigarh because it will go so long. Simply, I can tell you that according to Hindu mythology Agnigarh was a mountain jail surrounded by fire.

When Banasur captured Krishna's grandson Aniruddha then he kept him as a captive in this jail and finally, the Hara-Hari war happened due to this fact. This old story is the core factor, why it’s so famous among the travel gigs of Assam and India. This beautiful mythological place is situated in the north bank of Brahmaputra River, Sonitpur district, Tezpur city (5 kilometers from the city).

5. Kaziranga National Park


Want to visit one of the most popular wildlife attractions with the most intriguing creatures like a one horned Rhino then Kaziranga National Park is the exact location. It is home to the world's largest population of one horned Indian rhinoceros. Apart from all human habitation, the natural life thrives so perfectly here.

Along with the giant rhinos, Kaziranga National Park is also home to bears, panthers, elephants and other beautiful feathered creatures. If you are a nature enthusiasts and feel excited at the thought of travelling alone amidst dense jungles, then the Kaziranga National Park, known for its one-horned rhino, about 200 km from Guwahati, must be included in your itinerary. It is very appropriate to justify its name on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

6. Jorhat


Jorhat Gymkhana Club is the first one built in Asia and is also the third oldest in the world. You can reach Jorhat via bus from Guwahati. From here you can go to Dima Hasao hills.

7. Majuli


Majuli, located about 20 km from Jorhat, is an ecological access point and the largest river island in the world. Declared by UNESCO as a world natural heritage, this fluvial island has preserved the ancient weapons, utensils, jewelery and other elements of cultural importance. It is the world's largest river island situated on the banks of River Brahmaputra in Assam.

The island here gets submerged during rainy season due to abundant rainfall. Bird watching is a great practice here as it has over 100 species of bird. Also, enjoy the neo-Vaishnavite culture and tradition while you are here. Visit this place after monsoon and enjoy the hospitality of locals by living in the guest house or rooms. You can reach Majuli by taking a ferry ride from Jorhat.

8. Sivasagar


The very first capital of the Ahom kingdom. In 1228, the first Ahom king Chaolung Sukaphaa established the foundation of the great 600 years ruling at this place. This is an ideal place for those people or students, who want to know about the old Ahom kingdom, society, and culture. If you you are traveling to Assam and you have children then bring them to this place. It will help them to understand Assam history and to be respectful to it.

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Charaideo

The main cause, why Charaideo is famous today is its Maidams, which we call Charaideo Maidams. As you know this is none other but the graves of dead Ahom kings.

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Rang Ghar

Rang Ghar is incredibly famous as the first pavilion of Asia. As it is mentioned in the name Rang Ghar, here Rang means Happiness and Ghar means House. In the year 1702, it was very first built by the Ahom king Swargadeo Rudra Singha but his construction was not a very high standard. Therefore later his son and the new king Swargadeo Pramatta Singha rebuilt it with stone and brick in between 1744-50.

The composition of Rang Ghar we have seen today was built during the age of Pramatta Singha. As you know, the actual purpose of Rang Ghar was entertainment. During the Ahom age, it was used to organize various entertaining programs on some special occasions, like Bhogali Bihu and Rongali Bihu days.

Activities like Bihu dance, human wrestling, buffalo fight, bulbul bird fight were very popular. However, today these activities are still organized in those occasions.

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Talatal Ghar

Ahom kings were extremely conscious of their security matters. An insane example of it is the Talatal Ghar. After moving the kingdom capital from Gargaon Palace to Rangpur, they established it at Talatal Ghar. This is located in the western part of Sivasagar town. It was built by Rudra Singha in the year 1698. Do you know this is the most mysterious compositions of Ahom period, ever made?

Once there were two secret roadways in the very bottom of Talatal Ghar. Here one reached the Gargaon Palace, which is located 16 km away and the other reached to the Dikhow River, located 7 km away from it. However, at present-day both underground ways are closed due to heavy clay jam.

9. Digboi


Digboi not only has a refinery, which is more than 100 years old, but also several tea gardens. The place with misty blue hills offers several attractions, including Digboi Oil Refinery, Ridge Point and Digboi Centenary Museum. From Ridge Point, you can have a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains of the eastern Himalayas.

Hope you guys enjoyed the post. If you think it remained helpful for you then let us know by commenting below. Thank you so much.
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9 comments:

  1. Rang Ghar is on my wish list of places to visit in the near future along with Sivasagar - i love discovering historic cities

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  2. I love how you've included some history notes, I love learning about it a lot. These places sound amazing!

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  3. I have to see Assam for myself one day. It's so full of amazing places. I love that historical architecture.

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  4. I've never been to Assam, but it sounds like a great place to visit :)

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  5. I love love love to visit there one day, it's one of my dreams. I will do it for sure and soon. Thanks a lot for the inspo.

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  6. I have never been to Assam but its been on my list as I have heard that the food there is amazing. So much to see and do there too

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  7. This seems like a beautiful place to visit. This is a great read.

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  8. I find that the fact that they still practice the Bihu dance, human wrestling, buffalo fight, bulbul bird fight, it's really fascinating.

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  9. This was an interesting post about Assam. Even though these places are touristy, I’d still like to see them!

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