Top things to do in Assam

Top Choice Indian in Guwahati

Paradise

The lunch thali at Paradise is considered by many to be the archetypal Assamese spread, bringing together a wide range of local culinary flavours on one platter. Try the subtly flavoured fish tenga (sour curry) and …
Top Choice Indian in Kaziranga National Park

Maihang

Fried duck, fish in sesame-paste gravy, fried pork with dried bamboo shoots or spicy mutton chunks – local cuisine can't get more varied than at this tiny roadside restaurant. A defunct vintage car repurposed into a…
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…
North Indian in Dibrugarh

Moti Mahal

Hotel Rajawas boasts the highly recommended Moti Mahal restaurant, an upmarket eatery popular with the town's gastronomes that serves superb North Indian food, including staples such as naan, butter chicken, palak p…
Cafeteria in Tezpur

Spring Valley

This incredibly busy and popular cafeteria serves hot, tasty all-day snacks and mini meals – the puris (deep-fried flatbreads) are simply scrumptious – through the day. The bakery section has a decent range of puffs…
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…
Clothing in Guwahati

Northeast Network

This NGO seeds self-help projects in villages to empower rural women and works as an umbrella organisation for several handloom-weaving cooperatives. Buying beautiful (and good-value) woven products here supports th…
North Indian in Guwahati

Tandoor

Inside the stately Dynasty hotel, this stylish restaurant has tasty North Indian dishes, served by waiters in Mughal uniforms as gentle Indian music plays in the background. It’s a somewhat upscale place, so dress a…