Top ChoiceNational Park in Assam

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...

Top ChoiceAssamese 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...

Top ChoiceAssamese 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...

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...

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 (unfermented...

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...

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...

Cultural in Assam

Rongali Bihu

The Assamese New Year festivities last for three days (usually around 15 April) and feature traditional food, lively folk music, group dances, the ceremonial bathing of cows and bullocks, and general merriment...

Cafeteria in Tezpur

Spring Valley

This incredibly busy and popular cafeteria serves hot, tasty snacks and mini meals throughout the day – the puris (puffed-up deep-fried flatbreads) are simply scrumptious. The bakery section has a decent range of...

Religious in Majuli Island

Raas Leela

Chanting, masked dances and lively drama recitals take place at satras during this popular celebration honouring the birth, life and feats of Krishna, on the night of the November full moon and the following two...

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...