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Perfect tea plantations, elephants, rhinos, blue mountains, rice fields and the red Brahmaputra valley are the emblems of this region. Just below the foothills of the Himalayas, and on the borders of Bhutan and Bangladesh, Assam has a strong local culture and identity, most obvious in the strong flavours of the cuisine and the traditional dress of the Assamese.
This is a varied state and choosing the best places to stay in Assam is highly dependant on why you're visiting the region, but your choice includes eco-lodges where you can sleep close to the elephants and rhinos, or beautiful old working tea plantation houses.
Assam has a number of important archaeological sites and ancient temples, and a smattering of extremely charming villages, if you're interested in the region's ethnography, while there are also several national parks to choose from, and even the opportunity to explore the region by raft, along the mighty river.
A drive of one hundred kilometres through Assam can take you through flood plains, rainforests, rice paddies and the alpine conditions of the Himalayan foothills. And there's the range of flora and fauna to match, so Assam has always been popular with naturalists and nature lovers.
As for the highlights, the Kaziranga National Park is one of the best places in the world to spot rhinos and Indian elephants, Nameri National Park is a bird-watcher's paradise, the quaint heart of Guwahati, right by the Brahmaputra River makes for a nice day's exploration, the strange Maidams at Charaideo are sometimes compared to Egypt's pyramids and it's definitely worth trying the tea!
Our pick of the best places to stay in Assam range from a characterful bargain property close to Kaziranga to a gorgeous eco-lodge on the banks of the Diphlu river.
A quaint guesthouse in Guwahati’s Old Quarter, just a three-minute walk from the Brahmaputra River. Homely, charming and an ideal stop-off on your way to Kaziranga.
A wonderfully ramshackle eco-resort, close to Kaziranga National Park. Bagfuls of character and great value for your money.
P.O. Kaziranga, Dist. Golaghat, Assam
Pampering in the heart of nature! Relax into a simpler pace of life while enjoying ultimate comfort and premier service. Spacious rooms are furnished elegantly in bamboo and wood. Outdoor pool, spa and massage help unwind. Delicious menu in restaurant. Opportunity to explore stunning natural beauty.
Dist. Golaghat Kaziranga,, Assam
A brilliant 20 acre spot to relax in, yet a stone's throw away from the Kaziranga National Park. Spacious, wooden furnished rooms overlook a pool and are close to the in house spa and gym. Do not miss the safaris into the park to see The Big Five. Tea fields also make up the beautiful landscape.
A gorgeous eco-lodge on the banks of the Diphlu River, right on the edge of Kaziranga National Park. Hands down the region’s best place to stay.