Attractions to visit in Jorhat
Attractions to visit in Jorhat

Top 10 attractions to visit in Jorhat

Jorhat is the perfect combination of culture and Modernity. This city is known for its cultural legacy and historical monuments. Moreover, the rich green tea plantations surrounding the region of Jorhat makes it more beautiful. In fact, the ancient shrines of Jorhat are among renowned tourist places. Here is the list of the top 15 tourist attractions to visit in Jorhat.

Majuli

Majuli, Assam

Majuli is a beautiful island at a distance of 20 km from Jorhat on the turbulent waters of the Brahmaputra river. This peaceful spot has a rich culture and holy connections. It is the world’s largest river island and India’s first island to have the status of the district. The famous saint, Sankardeva founded the first neo-Vaishnavite monastery in the 15th century over here. Besides, you will also love viewing the everyday activities of tribals. Not only agriculture and farming, but they also do weaving, pottery and handloom. Although they have lots of festivals, ‘Raas’ is a popular festival among all.

Best time to visit- September to March

Timings- 7:30 Am – 3:15 PM

Ferry Charges- Rs.15 per person.

Kakochang Waterfalls

Kakochang Waterfalls

Kakochang waterfall flows between the coffee and rubber plantation, which offers a beautiful view of tea gardens like Difanu, Methoni, Behora Borchapori and Hathkhuli. The waterfall lies at a distance of 13 km from Jorhat and nearby to Kaziranga National Park. Undoubtedly, this pleasant spot will spellbind you and your favourite one.

Best time to visit- October to March

Timings- 24 hours

Entry Charges- No Charges

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, previously known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, was declared as a sanctuary by the government of Assam in 1997. Gibbon sanctuary gets its name from hoolock gibbon, which is the only ape in India. This sanctuary is famous for primates of various species such as capped langur, hoolock gibbon, slow Loris and rhesus monkey. Apart from primates, other animals you encounter here are leopards, wild pigs, and elephants. Therefore, the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal treat for nature admirers.

Best time to visit- June and July – February and March

Timings– 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM

Entry ChargesIndian- Rs.50, Foreigner- Rs.500, and Camera- Rs.500

Gymkhana Club

Gymkhana Club

The Gymkhana Club is at a distance of 4 Km from Jorhat. It is a sports club that served as a venue for golf, cricket, polo, billiards, and horse races. The club has a swimming pool and lawn tennis courts. Apart from this, it is also serving as a venue for horse races from the beginning. The golf course of the club is Asia’s oldest and the world’s third oldest golf course. Along with this, the golf course is also part of the world heritage list. Flower shows held at clubs during winters are the major tourist attraction.

Best time to visit- Winter season due to flower shows held at the club

Timings- 9:00 Am to 10:30 PM. Closed on Tuesday

Entry Charges Free

Sukapha Samannay Kshetra

Sukapha Samannay Kshetra is one of the archaeological sites of Jorhat. It was constructed in the remembrance of Sukapha, Ahom’s first king. Currently, the excavation of this site is still going on to unearth the remains of Ahom kingdom.

Timings- 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Entry Charges- Adult- Rs.10, Children- Rs.5 & Camera- Rs.20

Tocklai Tea Research Centre

Tocklai Tea Research Institute is amongst the World’s oldest and largest Tea centres. The 20th century established tea centre lies at the river Tocklai in Jorhat. Not only a tourist spot, but it is also a centre that aims to enhance the quality of tea and cultivation of tea. If you are a tea lover, then it’s the best place to get some scientific information about tea.

Timings 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entry Charges- Free

Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam

Jorhat has turned out to be a favourite destination in Assam. The Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam is one of the significant historical places in Jorhat. A 1672 build statue of Lachit Borphukan, the army general of the Ahom Dynasty who defeated the Mughals at the Saraighat war. Besides, the People of Assam visit this place to pay homage and respect to the bravest soul.

Best time to visit- October to March

Timings- 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Charges- Free

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is a namghar in the Jorhat region of Assam. In 1528, Madhadeva kindled an earthen lamp which is burning till now with the help of priests who refuelled it whenever required. Moreover, lots of devotees assemble in the namghar every day, especially during the holy month of Bhado.

Best time to visit- August to September

Entry Charges- Free

Cinnamora Tea Estate

Assam’s first tea estate, the Cinnamora tea estate, lies 10 km from Jorhat. It is set up in the year 1850 by Maniram Dewan, an assistant commissioner under the British government. Undoubtedly, the beautiful ravishing green tea estates are among the favourite spots in Jorhat. One thing that every tourist enjoy over here is walking on the narrow lanes bounded by short tea bushes.

Best time to visit- Winter season

Timing- No rigid hours but Recommended to visit during 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Molai Forest

Molai Forest is a Human-made forest located in the Jorhat district of Assam, which is named after a famous environmentalist Jadev Molai Payeng. He has done planting in 1360 acres of land within a time of 30 years. He initially started planting trees on the bank of the river Brahmaputra which later turns out to be a large forest providing shelter to Indian rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, rabbits, deer and a wide variety of birds. This forest can be a treat for nature lovers.

Best time to visit- August to March

If you are planning a trip to Assam, these are the top 10 attractions of Jorhat which you can enjoy with your loved ones.

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