Assam, the beautiful hilly state in north eastern India allures tourists with its diverse wildlife, exceptional natural beauty and sightseeing. While exploring the cities and villages in the state, you may explore some zones that have become popular as picnic spots. Whether you are touring Assam with family or a friend, chilling at such picnic spots offers you a break from the hectic schedule.
Bellow listed are the popular picnic spots in Assam you can pick from:
Located close to the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, Bhalukpong is a favorite with all types of tourist. It is placed between Arunachal’s West kameng and Assam’s Sonitpur district. Located near Tipi Orchid Centre it is also a destination for the trekking and rafting lovers. The place at banks of Jia Bhoroli River is picturesque and has a nice climate. You get a backdrop of hills, forests and sandy beaches. It can be reached from Tezpur and Guwahati by road. This place is named after an ancient king Bhaluka. The archeological remains of a fort can be found nearby. The best time to visit Bhalukpong is April to May, as the orchids and flowers bloom during these months.
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Located in Assam’s Udalguri district, Bhairabkunda has emerged as a popular picnic spot over the years. It is actually located at tri-junction of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. There is a Shiva temple which ensures the pilgrims also throng the spot over the years. Here two rivers – Bhairabi, Jampani merge to form Dhanshiri River. The latter incidentally is a main tributary of Brahmaputra River. The hilly backdrop and majestic view of merging rivers make it ideal for shutterbugs too. Every year in January, the Bhairabkunda tourism festival is held.
Located in Chapnalla in Assam’s Nagaon District, Champawati Kunda is a beautiful waterfall. The site has become one of the most sought after picnic spots in the state. It is adjacent to Kaliabor -a historic town in Assam. The lush greenery and hilly terrain soothes the eyes. There are a few ancient temples that are located near the waterfall. Nature lovers can also explore the Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary which is adjacent to the place. The ideal time to visit the location is October to February. Most tourists take taxis and Buses from Nagaon to reach the waterfall.
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A beautiful natural lake in Assam’s Kamrup district, Chandubi Lake is about 64 km from Guwahati. It is a nice picnic spot and the lake was basically formed by an earthquake in 1897. The serene lake located at foot of vast Garo hills has breathtaking views and the locals like it for Cheetal fish. It is connected by NH37. It is ideal to visit the place in winter as it becomes a nesting ground for exotic migratory birds. You may also indulge in fishing in the lake. A festival is being held for last few years to promote tourism in the area.
Located about 50 kms away from Assam’s Nagaon district, Akashi Ganga is a beautiful waterfall. The spot, located on Dabaka Dimapur road, has become a favorite with tourists for picnics. The lush greenery and sight of lofty waterfall enthrall viewers. Besides, there are a number of ancient temples nearby which allure plenty of devotees round the year. The pilgrims take dip in water pool created by the waterfall. From the site, you also get glimpse of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Lucky tourists may also be able to get views of wild elephants roaming in the region.
Tourists who love excursions in historic places and enjoy having picnic in vicinity of such places should not miss out Charaideo hillocks in Assam. Located not far from the historic Sivasagar town, the hillocks can be found in foothills of Nagaland. The burial tombs of ancient Ahom dynasty rulers of Assam are found here. These tombs have often drawn comparisons to pyramids in Egypt.
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The craftsmanship and architectural excellence of the tombs are enthralling to say the least. The place was actually the former capital of the Ahom rulers. There are about 150 such tombs called maidams but only 30 of them are protected by the ASI. The Su-Ka-Pha Park set up by NGO Probah has proved to be a major attraction for tourists.
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