Talking about urban centers in Assam, Jorhat is one of the most important and appreciated cities of the state. It was once the capital of the Ahom Kingdom and has a fair share of historical influence. The city is popular for various reasons and Kaziranga National Park is one of them. Be it beauty or wildlife, the city has everything to offer. Apart from its culture and lifestyle, people visit Jorhat to explore the largest riverine island in the world, Majuli Island. Ferries are available from Jorhat to the island which is around 20km from the city.
The word 'Jorhat' means two 'haats' or 'market'. Marcharhat and Chowkihat were two different banks of Bhugoi River in the 18th century. Jorhat was the capital of Ahom Kingdom and flourished to the fullest in the reign of the Ahom King, Gaurinath Singha. In the year 1794, he shifted his capital from Sibsagar to Jorhat. Then, it was acquired by the Burmese after the sudden invasion in 1817. Since then, the Burmese ruled the region till 1824 before the invasion of British East India Company.
Majuli. India has got so much to offer to people residing in the country and also to those coming from outside the country to witness the rich culture and heritage along with its stunning attractions. Majuli is a name that makes India proud because of its beauty and serenity. It is the world’s largest riverine island which is located in the Brahmaputra River of Assam.
Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Positioned at a distance of 20km from the main town, the wildlife sanctuary is known for its hoolock gibbon population. Bordered by the Brahmaputra river on one side and tea gardens on the other, this place is not just home to 40 species of hoolock gibbons, but also to capped langur, stump-tailed macaque, pigtail macaque, rhesus macaque, slow loris, elephant, and various other animal species.
Nimati Ghat. Known among the significant Aunjati ports of the state, the Nimati ghat works as a link for ferry boats that operate from the river port to the Majuli Island, Kamalabaru and Aunaiti. One can enjoy boat riding and experience the natural beauty of Jorhat.
Molai Forest Reserve. Situated on Majuli Island, it is one of the best things to explore in Jorhat. Molai Forest Reserve is home to Bengal Tigers, Indian Rhinoceros, Deer, and other animals like rabbits. Also, it is the place where you can find several varieties of birds such as vultures. Apart from this, it houses different types of trees namely Arjun, royal poinciana, cotton trees etc.
Cinnamora Tea Estate. The tea estate was established by Maniram Dewan who was a sirastadar of an assistant commissioner in 1850. This popular tea estate is also the first one of the state.
Dhekiakhowa BorNamghar. It is one of the most important Namghars of Assam which was established by saint-reformer Madhavdeva. He lit up an earthen lamp in the year of 1528 and it is still burning. It is the perfect place to acquire some spirituality.
Assam Tea Festival. Since Assam is home to some of the biggest tea estates hence there is no wonder as it celebrates its very own tea festival. Assam is the largest tea producer in India and that is why people here celebrate this festival. Read more
Majuli Festival. Majuli is one of the most exotic tourist destinations of the state of Assam that always manages to grab the attention of the tourists. The 4-day festival is a great time to relish in the culture and tradition of local people of Majuli. Read more
Rongali Bihu. Known as the Bihu state, Assam is popular because of the festival of Bihu which is extremely entertaining and fun. Bihu festival is like a dramatic cultural festival that is filled with joy and abundance of love. There are three Bihu festivals in the state that happens at different times of the year. One is Magh Bihu, Rongali Bihu and at last, is the Kaati Bihu. Read more
Jorhat is a great blend of scenic natural beauty and urban life. Though the city is a year-round destination, one will love to explore it during the winter season. October-March is the perfect time to explore Jorhat.
Air. Jorhat has its own airport named Rowriah Airport aka Jorhat Airport. Being the 4th major airport of Assam, it is well-connected to cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, etc. Another major airport is Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport aka Guwahati Airport situated in Guwahati. It is about 323 kilometers away from Jorhat. The airport is well-connected to major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Imphal, etc. Once you reach the airport, you can take local transport modes to reach Jorhat.
Rail. The nearest railway station is Jorhat Railway Station which is well-networked with other major cities of Assam. Also, if you are traveling from other states of India, you need to deboard at Guwahati Railway Station and then head to local express trains to reach the destination.
Road. Jorhat's got well-established roads that are connected to other areas of Assam. Road trips within the state are amazing. Several areas are well-connected to Jorhat via road. Some of them are Dimapur, Sibsagar, Guwahati, Itanagar, Imphal, Shillong, etc.
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