Attractions

Nature Reserve in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

The park’s population of 1800-odd rhinos represents more than two-thirds of the world’s total (in 1904, there were just 200). Kaziranga offers popular 4WD safaris that allow you to get close to the rhinos; you may w…
Monument in Sivasagar

Rang Ghar

About 4km south along AT Rd from central Sivasagar, approximately 2km past a WWII-era metal lift-bridge, look right to see the rather beautiful Rang Ghar, a two-storey, oval-shaped pavilion that has now been impecca…
Ruins in Sivasagar

Talatal Ghar

The ruins of Talatal Ghar are located about 4km south of central Sivasagar on AT Rd. Designed as a subterranean palace complex for the Ahom kings, this sprawling structure is now mostly in ruins, although it's possi…
Museum in Guwahati

Assam State Museum

Housed in an imposing colonial-era building, this museum has a large sculpture collection and upper floors devoted to informative tribal-culture displays. In the anthropological galleries, you can walk through recon…
Nature Reserve in Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park

Around 374 bird species have been recorded in Nameri, including such rarities as the greater spotted eagle and the white-winged duck. Birdwatching treks are a park speciality; make arrangements through Eco-Camp and …
Nature Reserve in Manas National Park

Manas National Park

Unesco-listed Manas National Park, home to rhinos, elephants, clouded leopards and the elusive Bengal tiger, is one of the least visited jungles in India, and thus preserves a lot of unadulterated primal charm. Howe…
Wildlife Reserve in Guwahati

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Only 40km northeast of Guwahati, this small wildlife sanctuary has a thriving population of nearly 100 one-horned rhinoceroses. Getting into the park involves a jeep safari, or a boat ride over the river boundary an…
Palace in Sivasagar

Kareng Ghar

Dramatic if largely unadorned, this 1752 brick palace is the last remnant of the Ahom kingdom’s pre-Sivasagar capital. The unique four-storey structure rises like a sharpened, stepped pyramid above an attractive for…
Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Kamakhya Mandir

According to Hindu legend, when an enraged Shiva divided his deceased wife Sati’s body into 108 pieces and scattered them across the land, her yoni (vagina) fell on Kamakhya Hill. This makes Kamakhya Mandir one of t…
Hindu Temple in Sivasagar

Ahom Temples

Three typical Ahom temple towers rise proudly above the partly wooded southern banks of Sivasagar tank. To the west stands Devi Dol, to the east Vishnu Dol and, in the centre, the 33m-high Shiva Dol, consecrated to …