Assam

With its rich tropical forest, verdant tea gardens, the gigantic Brahmaputra, spectacular wildlife and vibrant culture, Assam is the gateway to the Northeast. It is surrounded by six of the other Seven Sisters and shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh. Kaziranga, with its diverse habitats ranging from floodplains and grasslands to evergreen forests is ideal for herbivores and therefore carnivores. Most visitors, predictably, come to see the ‘big five’- Rhino, elephant, tiger, swamp deer and buffalo. Apart from Kaziranga, Manas and Nameri are some of the distinguished National parks of Assam

A boat cruise on the Mighty Brahmaputra, the soul of Assam, is a great way to encounter some of the local sights and culture in and around the region along with comfort and hospitable stay.

Many sprawling tea estates of Assam produce some of the best teas in the world. Centuries old heritage tea bungalows open for tourists to experience planters lifestyle with a taste of luxury and comfort gives you a chance to explore the different processes of how tea is made.

Assam identifies itself with distinctive cultural heritage. The people of Assam are known to be very welcoming, friendly and open-hearted. The Assamese are also known for their brilliant arts and crafts. Their fine weaving skills produce unique variety of fabrics, bamboo and cane work.

Once the capital of the Ahom Kingdom from 1688 to 1799, Sibsagar near Jorhat comprises of beautiful lakes, charming temples and some fascinating ruins that take you back to Ancient era.

Guwahati, the capital of Assam flaunts the beautiful Kamakhya Temple, located on the Neelaanchal Parvat from where one can get some spectacular views of Guwahati. Kamakhya temple is dedicated to the Mother Goddess and is one of the 51 holy spots in Hinduism. While in Guwahati, one must not miss out on some great places to try out some fabulous local cuisines.