Assam

Majuli Island: Assam

Considered as the largest inhabited riverine Island in the world, Majuli is primarily visited to experience the Neo-Vaishnavite culture of Assam at ancient Satras and to meet Mising tribe. Majuli literally means land in the middle of two parallel rivers. Being reduced to just 22 now, once there was nearly 65 satras on the Island. During winters, Majuli is also habitat of nearly 100 migratory bird species. Sadly Island is suffering severe erosion caused due to floods every year.

Tezpur-Assam

With its well-maintained lush-green gardens on the shore of mighty Brahmaputra and exotic ancient sculptures, Tezpur is considered as the most beautiful city of Assam. Bordering Arunachal Pradesh to the North, Tezpur is gateway to many tourist circuit of Arunachal pradesh and a preferred stay option for the visitors to Nameri National Park, a nice place to wind-down after tiring trip to Arunchal's mountains.

Guwahati: Assam

The most preferred gateway to North-East, city of Guwahati span along the both banks of mighty Brahmaputra river. The town itself might look drab by its congested lanes, stinky pollution, noisy traffic but blessed with green river bank and adorned with temples sitting on hillocks. Shuttling boats to river islands and other shores is the best way to embrace the city life while your permit application getting processed which at times take couple of days. City has handful of restaurants specialized preparing delicious local cuisine of North-eastern state.

Kaziranga reopens on November 1

 

Kaziranga National Park will have a lot more to offer tourists once it reopens on November 1.

Greater Manas Tiger Reserve

 

Oct. 24: Forest officials of Manas National Park of both India and Bhutan will go ahead with tiger estimation in both countries simultaneously for the first time.

Kaziranga to extend its boundaries

The Assam government is set to complete the legal process for extension of the Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National park

Rhinoceros-spotting safari in the UNESCO World heritage grasslands of Kaziranga National Park is one of the must do travel in Assam.Kaziranga is a habitat for 1800 Indian one-horned rhinos that makes it over two-thirds of the world’s population.Besides rhinos Kaziranga is rich with elephants,tigers,swamp deer along with plenty of bird life, including greater adjutant storks (take binoculars).Elephant rides in November when grass is of elephant-high makes the ride like sailing mysteriously on a green sea.
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Travelogue Submitted By: vishnu.kumar7 on 2010-07-20

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