Assam listen is a state in Northeast India, situated south of theeastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.
Assam is known for Assam tea and Assam silk. The first oil well in Asia was drilled in Assam. The state has conserved the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from near extinction, along with the wild water buffalo, pygmy hog, tiger and various species of Asiatic birds, and provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant. The Assamese economy is aided by wildlife tourism to Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, which are World Heritage Sites. Sal tree forests are found in the state which, as a result of abundant rainfall, look green all year round. Assam receives more rainfall than most parts of India; this rain feeds the Brahmaputra River, whose tributaries and oxbow lakes provide the region with a hydro-geomorphic environment.
Shillong Khasi: Shillong) is a hill station in the northeastern part of India, and is the capital of Meghalaya, which means “The Abode of Clouds” and is one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with a population of 143,229 according to the 2011 census.It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the “Scotland of the East”.
Shillong has steadily grown in size since it was made the civil station of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills in 1864 by the British. In 1874, on the formation of Assam as the Chief Commissioner’s Province, it was chosen as the headquarters of the new administration because of its convenient location between the Brahmaputra and Surma valleys and more so because the climate of Shillong was much cooler than tropical India. Shillong remained the capital of undivided Assam until the creation of the new state of Meghalaya on 21 January 1972, when Shillong became the capital of Meghalaya, and Assam moved its capital to Dispur in Guwahati. In 2016, it was voted “India’s Favourite Hill Station” by HolidayIQ.com.
Best Travelling places in Guwahati-Sillong-Kaziranga:
- Kamakhya Temple,Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji,Umananda Temple,Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary,
- charapunjee,Mawlynnong,Umiam Lake,kaziranga forest etc.
Guwahati-Sillong-Kaziranga best time to visit:
- March to June: March and April see the advent of summers but the weather is still quite pleasant. Summers are overall mild and a good time to plan a trip in Shillong with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 24°C to a minimum of 15°C. This is the perfect time to plan sightseeing and adventure activities.
- November to April best time to travel kaziranga & any time to visit Guwahati .
1st day-Reach at Guwahati Station/Airport and transfer to Guwahati Hotel,after Lunch Visit Kamakhya Darshan. Night stay at Guwahati.
2nd day-After breakfast proceed to Shillong and After lunch own Activities(Distance 99.5 K.m approx),Night stay at Shillong.
3rd day-After breakfast visit Mawinnong (Asia’s Clean Village), on the way Lunch.Night Stay at Shillong.
4th day-Early Morning After breakfast visit Cherapunji, On the way lunch.and Back to Hotel,Night stay at Shillong.
5th day-After breakfast visit from Shillong to Kaziranga (Distance 254 K.m approx),Night stay at Kaziranga Hotel.
6th day-Early morning After breakfast from Hotel to proceed Kaziranga Local Sight seeing,Kaziranga National Park,Tea Garden, Elephant Safari & after Lunch Jeep Safari .Over night stay at Kaziranga.
7th day-After breakfast Visit from Kaziranga to Guwahati(Distance 193 K.m approx), Night stay at Guwahati.
8th day-After Lunch Transfer to Guwahati Station for Pick up the train.
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