Some Places of Interest
Sualkuchi is one of the world's largest weaving villages often called the Manchester of the East. This silk town of the East produces three unique varieties of silks, the Golden Muga, the White Pat and the warm Eri.
Silks grown all over the state find their way to Sualkuchi, 32 kms from Guwahati.
The entire population here is engaged in weaving exquisite silk fabrics. A renowned centre of silk production, particularly known for Muga - the golden silk of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world.
Majuli, the world's largest river island is situated in the midst of river Brahmaputra, is the centre of Vishnava culture in Assam.
There are nearly twenty two Vaishnava monasteries or satras in Majuli. The major satras are Kamalabari, Natun Kamalabari, Auniati, Garmur, Samoguri, Dakhinpat and Bengenaati.
These satras are regarded as the main centres for Assamese art, music, dance, drama, handicrafts, literature and religion etc.
Sibsagar was the capital of the Ahoms who ruled Assam at a stretch for six hundred years before the advent of the British. It is a beautiful town with a rich cultural fabric.
Sibsagar is 369 kms. towards the east of Guwahati and is the headquarters of a district of the same name. It is also a leading tea and oil producing district.
The highest Shiva temple in India, situated in the heart of Sibsagar, which was the capital of the Ahom dynasty.
Surrounded by numerous Tea Gardens and mystic blue hills, Digboi is a major oil town.
The Digboi Refinery came into being in 1901 as the first refinery of Asia and as the second one in the world.
Today, the oil field and refinery are the oldest continuing oil field and refinery in the world.
Surrounded by mystic blue hills and evergreen forests, Bhalukpung is situated on the bank of the river Jia Bhoroli.
It is famous for its unique natural beauty, angling and rafting. Far from the madding crowd Bhalukpung is a place of peace and tranquility.
It is only 64 kms. from Tezpur and is on the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.