Nothing could be a more suitable choice for a winter vacation in India than vibrant Assam! From observing the most happening festivities to laying freely on the lush rolling hills all day, everything happens on a higher level in the land of hills and valleys. Imagine playing a game of football with your buddies or exploring the historical monuments and wildlife sanctuaries. Sounds ultimate vacation? Not just this, but Assam offers many such unparalleled experiences that will leave you amazed!
Here are the best places to visit in Assam in May.
One of the most popular attractions in Assam, Haflong Hill is famous for exciting activities like trekking & paragliding. Encircled by mesmerizing greenery and forest, this is a beautiful hill that is sure to sweep you off your feet. The view of the hills around and the verdant surroundings offer an ideal opportunity to up your Instagram game!
Gushing down furiously between the coffee and rubber estates of Jorhat in Assam, the Kakochang Waterfalls are an exalted wonder of nature. Located about 13 km away from the Bokakhat, this magnificent waterfall attracts tourists and travellers in great numbers around the year. Apart from offering a delightful panorama for nature lovers and shutterbugs alike, Kakochang waterfall gives imposing views of the lush green tea plantations and ruins of Numaligarh. Settled close to the Kaziranga National Park, it is among the must-visit destinations in Assam in May.
Orang National Park
Nestled calmly on the northern shores of the Brahmaputra, Orang National Park or Rajiv Gandhi National Park is another destination you must visit in Assam this Summer. Boasting Assam’s one-horned rhinos, Orang National Park is among the most novel Assam destinations. Also, abode to more than 50 species of fish, it is unbelievably rich in fauna, which contributes majorly to its captivating landforms and picturesque charm.
Although it is situated over 180 km away from Guwahati, Panimoor Falls is one of the main autumn attractions in Assam. If you’re a film buff and that fascinates you more than nature, you’d be glad to know that a few movie scenes from Rangoon were shot in this location. So, just get your camera out, pick your spot and capture a few of your special moments.
Kaziranga National Park
Abode to two-thirds of the planet’s population of the one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park is also a World Heritage Site and a significant highlight on the Assam autumn tourist destinations map. Its vigorous, well-preserved ecology and varied biodiversity are what contributes attract millions of tourists from across the world. Besides the one-horned Rhino, the park draws its popularity from other rare exotic animals like the Elephants, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalos, Bengal Foxes, Chinese Pangolins, Sloth Bears, Gibbons, Civets, Leopards, and Flying Squirrels to name a few.
This sacred island is among the best places to visit in Assam in May and should be on the bucket list of every tourist and traveller visiting Assam. Far-famed as the Peacock Island, this miniature islet owes its reputation to its location bang in the middle of the river Brahmaputra and the fact that it is easily accessible from its nearest city, Guwahati. Umananda Island is among the most miniature islands of the world and is home to the famed Umananda Temple devoted to Lord Shiva.
Majuli’s captivating panoramas make it one of the top summer destinations in Assam. Far-famed as the world’s most extensive river island, Majuli island, draws tens and thousands of people every year. It covers an area of around 450 sq km and most of the smaller islands get submerged underwater during the monsoon season; leaving the larger islands like Auniati, Kamalabari, and Garamur on the surface. Apart from having striking natural beauty, Majuli is transformed into a birdwatcher’s heaven during winter; this is why it’s best to visit Majuli Island in Assam in May.
Located atop Nilachal Hills, this sacred temple carries a myth to shield devotees from sinful eyes. It’s one of the most popular destinations to visit in Assam for pilgrims and tourists alike owing to its astounding spiritual adoration. One among the 49 Shakti Peeths in India, this temple’s main deity is Daksha Yagna (Death Incarnation) and Lord Shiva.