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Kaziranga National Park

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tomb in Sivasagar

Charaideo

Charaideo was the first Ahom capital, established in 1228 by the dynasty's founder Sukapha after his arrival in eastern Assam while seeking new lands with his royal retinue from Yunnan (southwestern China). The...

Hindu Temple in Sivasagar

Ahom Temples

Three typical Ahom temple towers rise proudly above the partly wooded shore of Sivasagar tank. The centrepiece (and tallest) is the 33m-high Shivadol, dedicated to Shiva. One of Assam's most important temples, it...

Wildlife Reserve in Guwahati

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

This small wildlife sanctuary has a thriving population of some 130 one-horned rhinoceroses, plus around 2000 wild water buffalo and almost 2000 resident and migratory bird species. About 40km northeast of...

Gardens in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Orchid & Biodiversity Park

A fascinating counterpart to the wildlife attractions of Kaziranga National Park, the Orchid Park houses not only an orchid house with over 600 species from Northeast India (April is the best month for blooms),...

Palace in Sivasagar

Kareng Ghar

Dramatic if largely unadorned, this brick palace is the last major remnant of the Ahom kingdom’s pre-Sivasagar capital at Garhgaon. You can climb to the top of the unique four-storey structure, which rises like a...

Hindu Temple in Sivasagar

Gauri Sagar

The somewhat grandiose complex of Gauri Sagar comprises an attractive tank and a trio of distinctive 1720s temples – Vishnudol, Shivadol and Devidol – built by the Ahom queen Phuleswari along its north bank. The...

Hindu Monastery in Majuli Island

Samaguri Satra

This small satra, out on a country road 11km east of Kamalabari, was founded in 1663 and has been making traditional dance masks from bamboo, cloth, clay, cow dung and paint ever since. You'll be given a short...

Museum in Guwahati

Assam State Museum

Housed in an imposing colonial-era building, the state museum has a large medieval sculpture collection and upper floors devoted to informative tribal-culture displays. In the Village Life of Assam section, you...

Research Centre in Jorhat

Tocklai Tea Research Institute

To delve into the science and processes behind a good cuppa, visit the Tocklai Institute, the world's largest and oldest tea research centre (founded in 1911). The labs here research, among other things,...

Park in Tezpur

Agnigarh Hill

Tree-shaded lanes lead to Agnigarh Hill, rising above the Brahmaputra about 1km southeast of the town centre. The wooded park has occasional river views (best from the lookout tower at the top). Sculptures depict...

Park in Tezpur

Chitralekha Udyan

Chitralekha Udyan has a U-shaped pond (paddle-boat hire ₹20 per person) wrapped around manicured lawns dotted with fine ancient sculptures. From April to September, the park also has bumper cars and water slides....

Park in Guwahati

Dighalipukhuri Park

The mildly attractive Dighalipukhuri Park has boating facilities. The lake was once connected by a channel to the Brahmaputra and was used as a naval harbour by the Ahoms. At the park's north end is the open-air...

Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Ugratara Mandir

The red-coloured Ugratara Mandir was built in 1725 to enshrine the spot where the goddess Sati's navel is believed to have fallen when her distraught husband Shiva scattered pieces of her body across the...

Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Umananda Mandir

The temple complex sits on a small forested island, accessed by a 15-minute ferry ride from Umananda Ghat. Many visitors feel that the Shiva temple, which sits atop the island, is less interesting than the boat...