Things To Do in Assam
Assam spans the fertile plains of the mighty Brahmaputra valley, a melting pot of cultures, languages and religions. With lush forest covers, innumerable animals and birds, ancient archaeological sites, a visit to Assam offers visitors a wide range of experiences. One can spot rhinos while riding a trained elephant in Kaziranga or cruise down the Brahmaputra River in luxury boats enjoying the vast expanse of this great river. The famous Shakti shrine of Kamakhya, situated on the Nilachal hills is a major religious centre for devout Tantra or Shakti worshippers across India. The world’s largest River Island of Majuli on the Brahmaputra, with its famed Hindu monasteries and the singing and dancing monks offers visitors a unique experience of the richness of Assam’s cultural traditions. Colourful festivals, age-old weaving traditions, folk music, different tribes, best teas in the world, scenic beauty – the attractions are many.
Avion Holidays in conjunction with their Indian agents who are based in Guwahati, the capital of Assam, have been organizing many interesting tours around Assam and other parts of North East India. We introduce travellers to the many delights of Assam in a manner which ensures hassle free travel and maximum exposure to the culture and customs of this interesting part of India. We operate luxury river cruises on the Brahmaputra River, where there are many such as wildlife viewing (both by jeep and on elephant back), village walks, visits to tea gardens, exploring country towns in cycle rickshaws, barbecues on deserted river islands, dance performances and visits to craft workshops.
We also operate two of the most renowned forest retreats in Assam, Dlphlu River Lodge in Kaziranga National Park and The Bansbari Lodge in Manas National Park. Both these National Parks are World Heritage Sites and are popular both among domestic and international travellers.
Diphlu River Lodge: Started in January 2008, Diphlu River Lodge provides much needed top
class accommodation at Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site. The position of the lodge is second to none; only the boundary river separates its extensive grounds from the National Park itself, and the jungle views are exceptional.
The Lodge has 8 individual cottages and 4 semi-detached cottages, raised on stilts above the ground. Made of bamboo and thatch, they are all air-conditioned. All cottages sleep 2 and have been beautifully designed to make full use of local materials and artifacts and blend in with the stunning natural surroundings. All are well appointed and charmingly furnished with individual interiors.
Our expert naturalists accompany all our guests on their excursions into the Kaziranga National Park and help in spotting and identifying all animals and birds for them – enriching the experience of all the guests.
The Bansbarl Lodge: Situated in prime position right at the entrance to the National Park, with tea gardens on one side, jungle and views of the Himalayan foothills on the other. The16 large twin bedded rooms all have attached bathrooms and the Lodge is simply but comfortably furnished.
There is a welcoming atmosphere to the Lodge, which includes an attractive dining room and a lobby where you can relax and browse through books from the library. Tables and chairs are set outside for breakfast and the spacious grounds are ideal for long strolls.
The in-house naturalists accompany all guests on their safaris inside the forest and assist them in identifying and spotting birds and animals.