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These Places In The Land Of Valleys, Assam Will Make You Feel Proud Of Your Nation's Heritage

Arya Sharan

The land with a surplus of unanimously innate appeal and a tourist’s paradise, Assam is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in India.

The scenic beauty and the offbeat culture of the state make Assam the perfect destination to visit during any vacation with regard to its colorful aura during every festival.

 

#1. Kaziranga National Park: 

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Being UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga serves as one of the last remaining habitats of the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Wild buffaloes, the herd of elephants, barasingha, grey-headed Eagles with ample of water birds like whistling teal, pelicans, herons, bar-headed goose, swamp partridge, Bengal florican and many other species of fauna can be witnessed here.

 

#2. Kamakhya Temple:

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According to the Hindu Mythology, Kamakhya Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India and attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world due to the myths and scenic beauty associated with the place. Ambubachi is the main festival of this temple as according to the devotees it is believed that Goddess Durga’s menstrual cycle is observed during this period.

 

#3. Halflong: 

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Also known as white ant hillock, Haflong in Assam is one of the most beautiful places in the northeast with its angelic landscapes, valleys, and mountains. Some of the popular places to visit in Haflong are the Orchid Garden, Borail Range, Maibong and Haflong Lake. Jatinga is another renowned tourist spot located on the edge of Halflong popular for the unusual phenomenon of bird suicides.

 

#4. The Brahmaputra & the Majuli Island:

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The mighty river of the Brahmaputra and its surreal enormity is one of the many things special about Assam. Majuli is the largest freshwater island in South Asia on the Brahmaputra River. It is famous for its Vaishnavite Satras such as Kamalabari Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Garamurh Satra, Auniati Satra, Bengenaati Satra and Samaguri Satra.

 

#5. Sualkuchi:

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Popularly known as the Manchester of Assam or the Silk Village, Sualkuchi is one of the major attractions of Northeast and is the textile center of Assam. Muga silk and Pat silk along with Eri silk and Endi cloth from this region is famous for its eminence. Mekhela chadors and Gamosas made from the native material are sought after products throughout India. This is a photographic parish located on the bank of the Brahmaputra River.

 

#6. Sivsagar:

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Previously known as Sibsagar, this place is popular for its Ahom palaces and monuments.  Some of the major tourist attractions around the place are Rang Ghar, Talatal Ghar, Sivadol, Kareng Ghar of Garhgaon, Joy Dol, Sivasagar Tank, Joysagar Tank, Joymati Maydam, Vishnu Dol, Devi Dol, Gourisagar Dol and Tank, Charaideo, Namdang Stone Bridge, Tai Museum and Uttaran Museum. Panidihing Bird Sanctuary, the habitat of more than 250 varieties of birds is also a site worth visiting.

So, when are you packing your bags for Assam?

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