Top things to do in Assam

Top Choice National Park in Assam

Kaziranga National Park

The park’s 2400 one-horned rhinos represent about two-thirds of the world’s total population (in 1904, there were only 200). Kaziranga offers popular 4WD safaris that allow you to get close to the rhinos and other l…
Top Choice Assamese in Guwahati

Paradise

The lunch thalis (₹280 to ₹525) at Paradise are archetypal Assamese spreads, bringing together a wide range of local culinary flavours on one platter. Try the subtly flavoured fish tenga (sour curry) and you’re boun…
Top Choice Assamese in Jorhat

Chouka

In a well-spaced dining room off MG Rd, Chouka's menu is full of bamboo shoots, banana flowers, elephant apple, mustard greens, poultry in sesame-seed sauce, fish in tenga (sour) curry and items steamed in banana le…
Ruins in Sivasagar

Talatal Ghar

The Talatal Ghar palace was the heart of an Ahom capital complex founded by King Rudra Singha. Built in the 1750s over an earlier wooden palace, it originally had seven storeys, three of which were underground (incl…
Monument in Sivasagar

Rang Ghar

About 4km south of central Sivasagar along AT Rd, look right to see the rather beautiful Rang Ghar, a two-storey, oval-shaped pavilion that has been impeccably restored. Built by King Pramatta Singha in 1746, its gl…
North Indian in Guwahati

Tandoor

Inside the stately Dynasty hotel, this stylish upscale restaurant has delicious North Indian dishes, including excellent tandoori items, biryanis and plenty of vegetarian choices. Meals are served by waiters in Mugh…
North Indian in Dibrugarh

Moti Mahal Delux

Hotel Rajawas boasts the polished Moti Mahal restaurant, popular with the town's gastronomes and serving superb North Indian food, including staples such as chicken tikka masala and palak paneer (cottage cheese chun…
Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Kamakhya Mandir

According to Hindu legend, when a distraught Shiva scattered the 108 (or 51) pieces of his deceased wife Sati's body across the land, her yoni (vagina) fell on Nilachal Hill, 8km west of central Guwahati. This makes…
National Park in Assam

Manas National Park

The grasslands and lowland forests of Unesco-listed Manas National Park, abutting the Bhutan border about 150km northwest of Guwahati, are home to a very impressive list of animals including tigers, one-horned rhino…
National Park in Assam

Nameri National Park

Beautiful Nameri National Park, comprising 200 sq km between the pristine Jia Bhorelli River and the forested hills of Arunachal Pradesh, is particularly popular with birders (over 370 feathered species are recorded…