||Because of its geographical position and richness of natural and cultural resources, it is one of the most beautiful states of India. Since ancient time, it is also considered as "gateway" of north-east region. In addition, Assam has 5 National Parks and more than 10 wildlife sanctuaries. Furthermore, state has many tribal groups and all of them have their own cultures and traditions; therefore, sometimes, it is also represented as "Mosaic of Cultures."
So, because of having so much beautiful attractions, Assam is one of the most popular states for the tourists. However, significant tourists’ attractions in the state are:
- Brahmaputra River Valley: Brahmaputra River in the region is very distinguished because it ushers sorrow as well as subsistence for the people. This river not only provides water for the agriculture and other works but also it is one of the modes of transportation. Above all, its valley is beautiful and fascinates tourists.
- Guwahati: It is the biggest city and urban centres in North-East India and it serves as the major gateway to the whole region. The important tourist points of the city are Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Assam State Museum, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Shankardev Kalakshetra, Shilpagram etc.
- Jorhat: Jorhat is also pretty important tourist center of Assam. It has many tourists’ attractions including Shiva Temple, Tokolai Tea Research center, Hatigar Dewal, Burigosani Than or Dewal, Garakhiadol, Borbheti Than, Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, Gymkhana Club, Lachit Borphukan's Maidam, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, The Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan etc.,
- Majuli: Surprisingly, it is the largest river island in the world located in the Brahmaputra River valley.
- Golaghat (Kaziranga National Park): This place significant because it has a World Heritage Site and the main habitat of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros.
- Jatinga: This is a mysterious place because of the issue of bird suicides.
- Tezpur: It is a historical town popular for its landscapes and religious places including Mahabhairav Temple, etc.
- Sivasagar: It is popular because it was the seat of the Ahom Kingdom.
- Hajo: Hajo is a small town, but it is historically important because it is the center of all three religions including Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
- Goalpara: Goalpara is also a significant tourist spot in the state. It has various attractions including Sri Surya Pahar, Tekreshwari Pahar, Pir Babas Mazar in Joleshwar, Paglartek in Pancharatna, Naranarayan Setu (Bridge) etc.
- Karbi Anglong: This is state’s largest forest cover regions that enshrine several rare wild lives. It has five wildlife sanctuaries and two elephant reserves.
- Haflong: It is a popular hill station of Assam.
Significant National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam
- Kaziranga National Park: This tiger reserve area is officially designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surprisingly, it is home of two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned Rhinoceroses.
- Manas National Park: This is also UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular for the Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve, and Biospheres Reserve.
- Nameri National Park
- Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
- Orang National Park
- Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
- Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary
- Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary
- Burasapori Wildlife Sanctuary
- Bornodi Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sonai-rupai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary
- Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
- Bherjan Borajan Podumani Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pani-Dihing Bird Sanctuary
- Deepor Beel Sanctuary
Other Important Destinations in Assam:
- Karbi Anglong
- Digboi oil town
- Surya Pahar Goalpara archaeological region
- Kapili Valley archaeological region
- Dhansiri/Dhonxiri Valley archaeological region
- Ledo and Stilwell Road
- Umrangshu hotwater spring
- Chandubi lake
- Hajo archaeological region
- Madan Kamdev archaeological region
- Sareswar beel
- Sibsagar archaeological region
- Chapanalla Waterfall