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The perfect time to plan your trip to Assam in 2020 – Best Time to Visit

By Shrinivas - July 3, 2020
Assam, India

Assam is situated in India’s North-East zone and experiences a rainforest ecosystem in the tropical monsoon. The areas get a strong rainfall, which is why travelling during the monsoon season isn’t going to be a pleasant opportunity. So it will be a nice idea to come here during the winter season as the weather is cool, and the best time to visit Assam is definitely the winters where you can go just the right time to go on sightseeing. 

Assam India
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This scenic beauty lies in the eastern Himalayan foothills, in the gorge of the river Brahmaputra. The position is such that it ideally lends itself to herbal tea gardens, the production of which is world renown. Natural wildlife parks and reserves are teeming with exotic animals, including the one-horned rhino and Asian elephant, along with numerous Asian bird species. Nature lovers will most enjoy a visit to Assam, as many trails and quaint villages dot the land. Assam Tourism is indeed spectacular and a must-visit destination. Go on reading to find out the best time to visit Assam, its climate and much more.

Best Time to visit Assam

Summer or winter, Assam will show her beauty to those who try exploration of this country. Be prepared to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the place and its many natural and manmade attractions.

Summer Season (April-June)

Assam’s summer weather can be fun as long as you don’t mind the heat and a little bit of moisture. From April to June, you can tour Assam to the content of your heart, without worrying about the rain that comes in the way of your travel plans. The days are hot and muggy but with a fair bit of breeze, the nights are pleasant. There is a lot you can do in the summer months at Assam. Among some of the best places to visit during your holiday in Assam is the Guwahati Tea Garden. Played over hectares of infinite grass, this is a sight to behold. Your itinerary to Assam will also include places including Guwahati, Jorhat, Tinsukhia, Jatinga, Dibrugarh, Agnigarh Mountain, Majuli, Umananda Temple, if you are a nature enthusiast and love the wild outdoors, then book yourself on an outing to either of the sanctuaries for wildlife. During the summers many visitors go to Silchar, as the good weather makes it convenient to visit this beautiful place. Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Orang National Park and the Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the more famous ones. There are several opportunities for adrenaline junkies to enjoy exciting activities such as parasailing, river rafting, cruising, trekking and nature photography.

Also read: Kaziranga national park Assam

Maijana Bill Assam
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Assam hosts in April the most significant, and possibly the most relevant, cultural event, the Bihu Event. This signals the start of the harvest season and citizens give their supreme deity, Brai Shibrai, the first seed. This festival takes together all Assam people who in the years to come pray to the deity for harmony and prosperity. Bihu is a month-long festival of dance, poetry, singing, and popular arts and crafts. Buffalo fights and rangoli competitions are held to show visitors the true Assam tradition. Summer is a perfect time to explore Nagaon and enjoy safaris with wildlife.

Also read: Festivals of Assam

Monsoon Season (July-September)

Assam state begins receiving heavy rainfall in the month of July which keeps the state drenched until the end of September. For various factors, it is not at all a good time to visit Assam unless you are willing to risk and get caught up in incessant rains, defacing this region’s hilly highways. Although the landscapes look beautiful with clouds and mist all over the region, most tourists choose not to make plans to visit Assam during the monsoon season in order to escape any inconveniences. Because all the wildlife parks remain closed during monsoons, you won’t be able to enjoy the wildlife here. So during the rainy season, you can’t afford river rafting so trekking either. However, if you visit Assam during these months anyway, you can enjoy a lazy holiday here in the romantic weather. Another thing you can enjoy here is the sights of streams of water that squeal through lush green forests and plummet down high gorges.

Guwahati Assam
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Somewhere around mid-August is the Bhado Ekadashi which is the time for a sacred festival of Assam ‘s tribal tea-growing communities. As it is named, Karam Puja is observed to praise Mother Nature and to pray to the Karam flower. The tree portrays the youth and strength deity Karam Devta and citizens pursue his blessings calling for rich harvests. Unmarried girls are renowned for three days of fasting, during which there is a lot of happiness and gaiety. Drums are being played, songs are being sung and everybody takes part in a rich feast.

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Winter Season (October-March)

The Assam winter season begins at the start of November and lasts until mid-March. Assam is really a visual delight and comfort to all the senses during the season, providing an unforgettable experience. The days are good with thin fog shielding the ground from intense sunshine, and preferably cool nights. Big tourism attractions in the state are well linked by road and as the state experiences little snowfall save for one or two areas, you can easily visit both of these. In addition, the state also hosts various seasonal cultural activities which will bring fresh colours to your experience during your journey to North-East India. Numerous nature parks, including Kaziranga National Park and other beautiful places such as Sualkuchi, Guwahati, Jorhat, and Majuli will be some of the most popular locations you must have on your Assam itinerary. Nice environment in Jorhat is ideal for sightseeing throughout the season. Winter season is the perfect time to reach Jorhat. Often, winters are the season that Assam provides the highest amount of adventure activities. Assam is the second-largest tea growing area in the world and every year in November it hosts the Tea Festival to honour its traditional tea production. Exhibitions exhibit the growth and cultivation of various tea plants in the state. Tea aficionados will love the chance to taste the various varieties available here. This is the perfect time to visit Dibrugarh and Guwahati because of the cool conditions. The months that Tinsukia is best suitable for a journey are October-March months as well. Monsoon season is also a lovely time to travel, though summers owing to the aggressive atmosphere should be prevented.

Jorhat Assam
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Throughout December, winters reach Sivsagar, which continue until February. The atmosphere is surprisingly calm, and the temperature is between 10 ° C and 23 ° C. Pleasant environment in Sibsagar during the season is ideal for sightseeing.

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