What makes Jorhat special is its lush green tea
plantations. This is why it is known as the Tea Capital of India. Apart from them, you will also find its
interesting culture, mosques, tombs, and gardens worth watching.
Jorhat is the second largest city in Assam. You
will find its culture intriguing. The beautiful and commercial city of Jorhat
passes off as one of the most visited cities of Assam. You will find sprawling
green tea plantations here. People from around India come to Jorhat to watch
them and take a stroll among these beautiful fields. As of now, the city boasts
of holding nearly 135 tea estates. The rich cultural heritage of Jorhat makes
it a great tourist place. Not just the tea gardens, you will find Raja Maidam,
Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, THengal Bhawan and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary are some
of the other tourist attractions here. The Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is very
revered. It is considered the oldest religious site where people come to
worship. A lot of tourists visit here every year. You will also find Majuli in
Jorhat, located only 20 kms away from the main city. You can reach there by
taking a ride on a ferry from Nimati Ghat. Maujli has been declared the largest
river island in the world and, therefore, holds a special place.
More on Jorhat
The Tea Festival
Every year, the Tea Festival is celebrated in
Jorhat with excitement. The Tea Festival needs a special mention because the
town has beautiful lush green tea industries and exotic tea gardens. Tourists
are recommended to visit Jorhat especially when the festival is celebrated. The
festival is celebrated in winter, from November to January, when it is cold.
Upon arrival, you can enjoy taking a stroll in the wide tea gardens, savor
delicious food, shop local items, take adventure trips on jungle safaris, play
golf, and enjoy cultural shows. There is a lot to explore and enjoy. Those who
are fond of playing golf can spend some time playing golf in the Jorhat
Gymkhana. The gymkhana is special because it is the world’s third oldest golf
club. There are plenty of food fests and fairs during this time, and they are
heaven for food lovers. Those who want to enjoy a rush of adrenaline can
indulge in water sports, such as river rafting. Assam is full of people who
love to interact and are kind-hearted. Talking to them is fun. Since the place
is the hub of the tea industry, business professionals from India and other
countries gather in Jorhat to discuss and address issues related to the
industry. So business conferences and meetings happen here often. A visit to
Jorhat is highly recommended if you want to take home beautiful memories.
Restaurants and Local Food in Jorhat
East Indian food is quite different from the
typical north India food. It is not high on spices. It is not rich either.
North-Eastern food is actually mild. Food is cooked in a natural way and very
little cooking is involved. Jorhat offers you have the opportunity to enjoy
typical Assamese food in its real form. The Assamese thali is a must-try if you
are visiting Jorhat. You can relish traditional North Eastern sweets or feast
on the main courses and sides. Pitikaand, Laksha, Khar, along with Poitbhat and
Tenga are some of the popular local cuisines of Assam. Chinese, North India,
and Continental menus are also available in Jorhat.
Day 1 – Upon reaching Jorhat in the morning,
check into your hotel to rest for some time. Head over thereafter to Raja
Maidam park. Since it is close to the main city, it would not take time to
reach there. A lot of tourists stay in the park to enjoy with their kids or
plan a picnic. The beauty of the park is captivating. As the day ends, you can
head towards Burigosain Devalay temple in the evening.
Day 2 – The next day, head out for Nimati Ghat
early in the morning. You can take a ferry from Nimati Ghat and reach the
largest river island in the world – Majuli. Spend some good time there and then
take lunch. Proceed to the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary after having a hearty
lunch. You will be able to reach and visit the sanctuary in approximately 4
hours since it is only 30 kms away from the main city of Jorhat. After that, if
you are left with some time, feel free to visit Jorhat Planetarium.
Day 3 – Take the third day to visit Sukhapa
Samannya Kshetra. You might encounter traffic jams on your way, so make sure
you leave for it early. After visiting Sukhapa Samannya Kshetra, move to
Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar, one of the most famous temples in Assam. It would be
evening by then, so you can visit Cinnamora Tea Estate, which is Assam’s oldest
tea garden. It will not take you much time to reach there because it is only 7
kms from the center of the city.
Day 4 – After sightseeing, if you are left with
spare time, you can visit the famous Kaziranga National Park, which is famous
for rhinoceros. You can take a cab and reach there in only 2 hours.