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When In Assam, Have Fun Like The Assamese!


Priya Aurora
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Assam is one of the most beautiful states in India. It offers you rich biodiversity and all kinds of rare birds and animals. And it also has the world famous Kaziranga National Park, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


And we needn’t mention Assam tea, without which most of us would not be able to get out of bed. We have for you today a list of Assam’s most popular tourist attractions. And let us tell you, it was not easy to pick a few, as there were so many.

1. The Kaziranga National Park


The most important park of Assam is The Kaziranga National Park. You can see some rare birds and animals here. Only at Kaziranga will you get a chance to see the one-horned Rhinoceros. It has been an official tiger reserve from 2006. The best time to visit is from November to March.

2. The Manas National Park and Sanctuary


How many states can boast of having two tiger reserves? Assam is one of them. The park was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985. Only here can you see a golden langur and a hispid hare.

3. Kamakhya Mata Temple


This is a world famous Shakti shrine and a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus. They say that if you come to Assam you must not leave without seeking her blessings.

4. The Navagraha Temple


As the name suggests, the temple is a major seat for astronomical studies. Like other temples in Assam, the architecture of this one is also very impressive.

5. The Madan Kamdev Temple


The stone carvings on this temple are sure to impress one and all. An old temple which still stands tall in all its glory.

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