Assam is well-endowed with several spots and destinations that make it to the wish list of travellers quite often. However, apart from the much advertised and popular tourist destinations, Assam also has a host of other spots and places of spellbound beauty that shall appease the tourist fascination no less.
Here are a few lesser known or lesser explored destinations of Assam:
A significant destination in terms of Assam history, Tipam is 22 km away from Naharkatia in Dibrugarh district. Swargadeo Chaolung Sukapha is said to have first set foot here. The surrounding greenery, lush green hills and the Dihing river enhance the beauty of the place even more.
A picturesque location in Baksa for nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers alike. Located near Indo-Bhutan border, Bogamati is also quite popular as a picnic spot.
Umswai valley is a place of mesmerising and unadulterated natural beauty in West Karbi Anglong district. The valley is a rich spectacle of the culture, rituals, traditions and lifestyle of the Tiwa and Karbi communities. Bormarjong, Amsai Pinung, etc., are trek destinations. Sikhdamakha offers a clean and idyllic experience.
A destination of awe-inspiring beauty in Bongaigaon. The main attraction of the destination is its cut-nose-shaped edge. It also provides an adventurous trekking experience. Photography, camping, etc., are some other activities one may try here. Winter season is the ideal time to visit Nakkati Pahar.
Situated in Karimganj district, Sonbeel is the largest wetland in Assam. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a destination worth visiting.
Chandubi is a nature’s retreat 65 km away from Guwahati. The lake was formed as a result of the 1897 Assam earthquake. Located at the foothills of Garo Hills, the lake attracts several migratory birds every year. The best time to visit is from October to April.