Stretching northeast from Guwahati along the valley, Assam penetrates
the complex Brahmaputra watersheds at the eastern extremity of the
Himalayas, in the area known as Upper Assam. Jorhat is the main
centre for the region, with an airport and road connections, and
acts as the gateway to Kaziranga, Nagaland and northern Arunachal
Although not particularly attractive to tourists in itself, Jorhat
makes a good base for exploring the unique Vaishnavite culture of
Majuli, the largest river island in the world. North of Jorhat lies
Sibsagar, former capital of the Ahoms and home to numerous tombs,
temples and palaces.
Jorhat, 310-km east of Guwahati, has research establishments dedicated
to the tea industry. A tea research centre is established at Chinnamara,
5-km away from Jorhat. Annual tea festival in Jorhat is another
attraction, along with temple of Buri Gohani, British imperial mementos,
the hanging platform to hang Freedom Fighters in front of the jail
and many others.
Jorhat is well connected by air, with daily flights from Guwahati,
and four flights a week from Calcutta . The airport is situated
5-km out of town and can be reached by rickshaw, auto-rickshaw or
Indian Airlines buses.
Jorhat railway station is on the Farketing-Mariyani branch railway
station. There are also bus services to Mariyani, the nearest mainline
railway station, where two express trains run to Tinsukia, Dimapur,
ASTC buses run to Guwahati, Tezpur, Sibsagar, Tinsukia, Dimapur
and Itanagar, Kaziranga is served by buses to Guwahati and Tezpur.
Private buses are also available. Alternatively, one can take bus
or taxi to reach Niyamati Ghat and cross the river by ferryboat
or launch over to Majuli.
Hotels & Accomodation
The tourist lodges at Jorhat are well equipped with large, comfortable
rooms and are available at reasonable prices.
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