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7 Iconic Places To Visit in Assam, the Indian State of Tea

7 Iconic Places To Visit in Assam, the Indian State of Tea

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The Indian land of tea and silk, here are 7 Iconic Places to Visit in Assam that can make you know its heart better!

  1. Agnigarh Hill

Location: Mahabhairab, Tezpur, Assam

In the 8-9th century, Banunsura built a fortress which was surrounded by fire all the time. It was done to put their daughter Usha in isolation from her lover, Aniruddha. Aniruddha was the grandson of Lord Krishna. Interestingly, this battle between Lord Krishna and Asura King began during the Mahabharata War. So, although you are welcomed, you are not welcomed without permission.

  1. Kaziranga National Park

Location: Kanchanjuri, Assam

In the 20th century, the American lady Baroness Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon came to India to see the Rhinoceros. But, she failed to see one, and instead found their hoof marks. So she took immediate action, asking her husband to somehow save the population of rhinoceros here. That is how this National Park came into existence.

  1. Kamakhya Temple

Location: A few kilometres from the Guwahati Railway Station

The temple of menstruating goddess Kamkhaya Devi is one of the must-visits in Assam. The temple is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Devi Sati in India. In the legend, Lord Vishnu cut the body of Devi Sati with His Chakra into 108 different pieces to calm down Lord Shiva. The womb of Devi Sati fell in Kamakhya. More strange is that spring in Assam keeps the stone moist all the time. Interestingly, menstruating females are not allowed to enter the temple. Ironic!

  1. Tocklai Tea Research Centre

Location: Maz Gaon, Jorhat, Assam

Tocklai Tea Research Centre is one of the largest and also, the oldest tea research centres in the world. Interestingly, this research centre also innovates for providing extension services to the tea industry.

  1. Mayong- The Seat Of Black MagicĀ 

Location: Morigaon District, Assam

This place has been centred on witchcraft and black magic in India for centuries. The Archaeological Survey of India found swords and other sharp weapons in this district. It indicates the sacrifice of humans for black magic in earlier times. An interesting fact is that Mayong is mentioned in the Hindu Epic of Mahabharata as a magical city shrouded in mystery. People have often travelled from far and away to learn the mysterious art and use it back home. Creepy!

  1. Hayagriva Madhava Temple

Location: Hajo, Assam

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One of the other Iconic Places To Visit in Assam is Hayagriva Madhava Temple. According to some historians, this Temple was built in the 6th century AD by the king of the Pala Dynasty. Ironically, the temple is a best known Hindu Temples but also the place, where many Buddhists have attained nirvana.

  1. Talatal Ghar

Location: Sibsagar railway station is closest to Tatla Ghar about 4.7km.

Tatla Ghar is also known as Kareng Ghar. It is another Iconic Places To Visit in Assam, This magnificent palace was built as an army base by the great Ahom Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha in the 17th century. It had 2 tunnels and 3 underground floors that were constructed to facilitate emergency evacuation for his army.

Assam is one of the most visited tourist places in India and also geographically the biggest in the North-East of India. If you have not already planned to visit Assam, then we wonder where you are planning to go on your next vacation?

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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