Haflong is the only hill resort of Assam is noted for its tranquillity and splendid scenic charm. The beautiful lake in the heart of the town is an ideal place for enjoying a peaceful holiday. Haflong is also known for orange and pineapple orchards.
Haflong Tourism Information
It is known for bizarre ‘bird mystery’, as migratory birds flock here between August to November to ‘commit mass suicide’.
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga, the first National Park of Assam was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The park is spread over 430km of lush, dense forest area on the southern banks of Brahmaputra and is the famous home of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, which is today found only in few sanctuaries in India.
Other animals seen here are – elephant, bison, tiger, leopard, hog deer and barasingha etc. The lakes inside the park are home to about 5,000 birds, which include cranes, flamingos, hornbills, ibis, cormorants, egrets, heron fishing eagles etc. Fine forest lodges are available for stay. Best season to visit is from November to April.
Worlds largest River Island
Majuli, the world’s largest river island nestles amidst the waters of Brahmaputra. It covers an area of 886 sp km comprising of forest and beach, but is fastly shrinking due to erosion. The scenic island is also an important centre of Vaishnava culture and renowned or its Satras or Vaishanava monasteries, which were the centres for Assamese culture and religion.
Upper Majuli is inhabited by Mishing and Deori tribes, who are known for making exquisite handlooms, especially the Mirizen shawls and blankets. The bio-diversity of the island attracts a large number of migratory birds. The island has been proposed as the 21st UNESCO Heritage site. Majuli is 20 km from Jorhat and can be reached by a ferry at Nemati Ghat at Jorhat. Jorhat is regarded as the ‘Tea capital’ of the world and is also an important cultural centre of the state.