The Flapper Life
These offbeat places are real gems of Assam.
Assam -the tea capital of India, a land blessed with shocking historical significance and rich heritage. A land of pure bliss with a large number of wild animals, migratory birds, and lush tea gardens. It is home to a variety of destinations that cater to all kinds of tourists, starting from nature lovers and adventure junkies to history buffs. It also boasts of numerous unexplored destinations that can quench the desire of those who want to go off the beaten track. Here is the list of all upbeat, unexplored places of Assam.
Umananda Island - perched on the mighty Brahmaputra River. A 10-minute ferry ride from the river banks of the busy city takes you to this island of wonder. This smallest island in India also has some unusual stories associated with it, make sure to ask the locals. The island is famous for its Shiva Temple, a fortress of solitude frequented by those who seek tranquility and spirituality. People visit this place to experience the ambiance of serenity, while other set foot on this island to enjoy the beauty of this region from the river banks. as significant as its uncanny ability to sustain one of the most endangered species of primates - the golden langurs
Sualkuchi - the world’s largest weaving village, 35 Km away from Guwahati. Assam is also home to unique colorful fabrics – Assam, most of the people are engaged in weaving exquisite in Sualkuchi. If you like colorful garments and want to take a first-hand experience of the garment-making process a trip to Suwalkuchi is worth it. One can also buy an adorable saree or Mekhela Sador at the best rate here, which altogether makes a unique experience as you talk to the locals and hear their stories.
Nagaon is one of the largest districts in Assam and it has many tourist attractions. This place has a number of temples and wildlife reserves, some must-visit attractions are Shiv Temple, Nagaon Kala Mandir, Kaziranga National Park, Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagong Baptist Church, etc. Certainly, a one-stop destination to seek spiritual guidance and be one with nature. This also has Paradise Lake that serves as the famous picnic spot by the soothing banks of the river – Neelapani.
Haflong is not only a breathing place but it is also known for a large number of migratory birds. It is well shouted for the phenomenon of birds commuting suicide in the Jatinga valley during moonless foggy nights. Features a few beautiful waterfalls and ethnic tribal villages, can enjoy trekking in the Borail hill and fest yourself with a traditional meal in one of the tribal villages along with the company of a traditional dance group which is ready to perform. You can bewitch some specular waterfalls in Assam like Panimur waterfalls.
Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary - known as the Amazon of the east. Highly rich in flora and fauna, some rare animals like Chinese Pangolin, Flying Fox, Wild Pig, Sambar, Barking Deer, Gaur, Serow, Hoolock Gibbon, Slow Loris, Asian Elephant, Himalayan Black Bear, and Malayan Giant Squirrels are found here. It is the only sanctuary in India. It is also home to Assamese Macaque, seven different species of wild cats - a paradise for wildlife lovers.
Majuli Island - the world’s largest river island. This picturesque river island is situated on the Brahmaputra River, apart from lush greenery, huge variety of flora and fauna, one thing that makes Majuli purely a tourist hotspot is its vibrant culture. Apart from Satras, the vivid green rice fields, lakes full of a large variety of avifauna and scenic atmosphere are captivating to make you spellbound. One can experience monasteries, groups of monks, various art forms, devotional dance performances, and dance dramas. Also is famous for the Raas festival by the monks that happen every year in November.
There are many other countless unexplored destinations in Assam. In the last few years, more and more domestic tourists have been visiting this northeastern state. Contrary to popular belief, all kinds of facilities are available in Assam, and is truly the most scenic and interesting place to add to your bucket list.