Gateway to the North-East of India

Spread along the valley of the Brahmaputra river, Assam is rich in natural resources and wild life, and is also famous for aromatic tea that is grown all along the hillsides.

Blessed with such a wealth of natural beauty and fertile land, Assam is a great holiday destination. From spotting rhinos at the Kaziranga National Park, to watching dancing monks at Majuli Island, and experiencing stay at a traditional tea bungalow in Jorhat or Dibrugarh, Assam has something to offer every kind of traveller!


Assam is an incredibly beautiful state with a diverse range of cultures and landscapes. It shares its borders in the North and East with the Kingdom of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. Along its southern region are Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Meghalaya lies to her South-West, Bengal and Bangladesh to her West.

Guwahati is the capital of Assam, strikingly located on the banks of the Brahmaputra river. Of its many mysterious temples, Kamakhya and Navagraha overlook the river, while Umananda sits marooned on an island crag.

Assam's magnificent Kaziranga National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is the home of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. You can take jeep or an elephant safari into the park to spot the famous one-horned rhino and a wide array of other animals and birds.

Nameri National Park is much smaller than Kaziranga, but offers a very different landscape. Unlike Kaziranga's vast open grasslands, Nameri is comprised of deciduous forests which are home to clouded leopards, Indian bison and the rare white-winged wood duck.

Jorhat is a tea hub in the upper Assam region, with many tea estates surrounding this town. The Gymkhana Club, which was once the centre of social evenings and sports in the days of the British, is still active.

Jorhat is a good place to stay if you wish to visit Majuli, the largest river island in the world. The island, a World Heritage Site in the Brahmaputra river, is known for its rural setting, monastic retreats and traditional tribal architecture.

Dibrugarh district, in eastern Assam, is the highest producer of tea in the state, surrounded by tea estates. It is not unusual to come across green expanse of tea gardens even in the middle of the city!

Just north of Dibrugarh is Digboi, a beautiful and famous oil-town. At the spot of Asia's very first oil well, is now a quaint oil museum. Since there was a prominent presence of British oil personnel, many of their distinct styled bungalows still remain.


Entry permits aren't required for Indians or foreigners.

5 tours found




Kaziranga National Park Home of the one-horned rhino

Guwahati is the gateway to Kaziranga National Park, the most famous attraction in Assam as it is home to the rare Great Indian One-Horned Rhinocerous. You won't find this rhino in many other places, so a visit to this park is something special. You can take jeep and elephant safaris into the park to spot the famous one-horned rhinos and a wide array of other animals, from wild buffaloes to delic

4 Days

EUR 323

Shillong & Cherrapunji Abode of the clouds

Carved out of Assam in 1972, Meghalaya means `Abode of the Clouds', and they rarely go away. It is a cool, pine-fresh contrast to the warm Assam plains. Meghalaya boasts the delightful hill station of Shillong, as well as one of the wettest places on earth, Cherrapunji. Most of this precipitation falls April to September, creating some very impressive waterfalls.

4 Days

EUR 485

Majuli Island Dancing monks

Jorhat is a major tea hub in the Upper Assam region. The city is also a good base for visiting Majuli, the largest river island in the world. Majuli island, a World Heritage Site in the Brahmaputra river, is known for its beautiful rural setting and traditional tribal architecture. It is also famous for its monastic retreats where the worship of Lord Vishnu is through dance, music and poetry.

4 Days

EUR 378

The Hills of Northern Nagaland Amongst the headhunters

The Nagas have come to exemplify an exotic society - renowned for their fierce resistance to intruders and their practice of headhunting. Even though times have changed and Nagaland is fast modernizing, the people have retained many of their old customs. On this pioneering journey, you visit the remote northern part of Nagaland where life in villages has little changed. The scenery is stunning w

7 Days

EUR 1,041

Frontiers of India An exploration of Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya

This is a fascinating tour to one of the lesser known and visited parts of India, the remote north-eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Visit tea plantations in the far east of Assam, explore tribal villages in northern Nagaland, sail on the mighty Brahmaputra river, look for the rare one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga, and travel through the beautiful hills of Meghalaya.

19 Days

EUR 2,357