About 600 km along the Brahmaputra Valley lies Assam; a magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful state of India. Be it the staggering beauty of the land, its teeming wildlife, or the heart-warming people, Assam has all the features to become a traveler’s paradise. If you want to soak in the matchless grace of the Nature and the rich tradition and history of its people, visit Assam. But first, go through a brief description of four amazing places you can travel to during the journey.
Kaziranga National Park
The lush green forest of Kaziranga National Park is a treat to the wildlife lovers and photographers. The tropical broad-leafed trees create canopies for animals and birds of hundreds of different species. Bestowed with the blessings of mighty Brahmaputra, this national park is one of the most diverse reserve forests of India.
Almost two-thirds of the world’s total one-horned rhinos call Kaziranga their home. The marshlands of Brahmaputra create the perfect habitable atmosphere for elephants, swamp deer, wild water-buffaloes, hog deer, gaur, hoolock gibbons, Indian tigers, different reptiles, migratory birds etc. You are bound to fall in love with this majestic forest and its habitats if you take even a single safari into the mystique forest.
The soothing beauty of the riverine island of Majuli is a treat to the sore eyes of the city-dwelling travelers. This place is perfect for sitting back and marveling the amazing creation of Mother Nature. The island is known for the rich culture of its people and their satras (institutional centers/monasteries associated with the Ekasarana tradition of Vaishnavism). Vaishnava Satra is one of the most celebrated ones. If you are interested in ancient weaponry, don’t forget to visit Garmur Satra. The pompous festivals hosted by the satras are another must-see thing of the island.
The island is also a haven for the bird watchers. Blanketing tea gardens and the marshlands of Majuli are home to different rare and endangered bird species, like the whistling teal. It does not matter how much time you spend here, you will leave with a hankering for more.
Assam is home to many renowned pilgrimages, but Hajo is different from all of them. This place is a burning example of the diversity that you can find only in India.
Be it Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists; Hajo is a pilgrimage to all. Powa Mecca is a holy place of Muslims where Hindus pray as well. Hajo’s Hayagriva Temple, a sacred place to both Hindus and Buddhists, bears the testimony of the artistic richness of Assam as well. Hajo is also said to be the place where Gautam Buddha achieved nirvana.
All in all, a trip to Hajo can offer you a peek to the very diverse soul of the state as well as the country.
Kaziranga might be one of the most popular destinations of Assam, but your journey will remain incomplete if you don’t see the lone hill station of the state. It is a far cry from the concrete jungles which we call our home these days.
Take a stroll to the quiet roads of Haflong to realize the beauty of tranquility. The colorful ferns and orchids, the vibrant birds, and the picturesque tea gardens of Haflong will surely quench the thirst of your traveler’s heart over and over again.
If you are longing for a magical journey right to the bosom of Mother Nature, then there is no better place than Assam. The virgin beauty of the land, its vibrant wildlife, and peace-loving warm people will leave you mesmerized. So why wait? The land of unparalleled beauty is calling!!! Pack your bags and start the voyage…