A visit to Assam is nearly incomplete if you don’t visit the ‘Tea Capital of the World’ – Jorhat. You will certainly get mesmerised by the magical beauty of the lush green tea gardens and its aroma. These tea plantations are also a major tourist attraction along with the famous Majuli island or famous Kaziranga National Park. Apart from several scenic natural locations, Jorhat is the city of culture and historical relevance. The name Jorhat means ‘two hats or mandis’ that refers to ‘Chowkihat’ and ‘Macharhat’ that existed in the 18th century on the banks of river Bhugdoi. Moreover, it was the last capital of Ahom dynasty who ruled Assam over six centuries.
Best time to visit: To experience the best of Jorhat, you should visit during October, November, January and March.
How to reach
By Air: Rowriah Airport or Jorhat Airport is the second busiest airport regarding passenger traffic, located at 7km from south-west of the city. IndiGo operates daily non-stop flights between Jorhat and Kolkata with seamless connections to many other cities in India.
By Train: Jorhat Town and Rowriah Sdg are the main town stations, connecting the city to all major cities of the country through regular trains.
By Bus: Jorhat is well-connected with the rest of the country via regular buses.
Getting around: Rented taxi services and daily ferry boats are the most common mode of transportation to move around the city.
A cosy and casual eating place that serves the best Assamese cuisines.
This decade-old bakery offers creatively designed delicious cakes that are going to satisfy your sweet taste buds for sure.
Assam is synonymous with silk items mainly ‘muga’, ‘pat’ and ‘eri’. And so is Jorhat. Make sure you visit silk emporiums and showrooms in Jorhat and shop various silk items like sarees, suits, kurtas etc. Out of all ‘Mekhela Chador’ – traditional Assamese wear is a must buy. Take back some memories from Jorhat in the form of traditional souvenirs like ‘Gamosa’, ‘Japi’ and ‘Xorai’ along with some traditional Assamese jewellery. All these authentic items are readily available in Jorhat’s various local markets like Kachori Gali, Mitha Pukhuri road, Babbu Patty, Chowk Bazaar at AT Road, Garh Ali, Old Balibat etc.
WelcomHeritage Thengal Manor Situated amidst nature and with fireplaces, halls, royally decorated rooms, you will experience the feel of living in colonial days. This hotel offers unique amenities which will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
Hotel GK Palace An ideal place for the tourist due to its convenient location. Whether you want to go shopping, dining or exploring the beauty around, this is the perfect place you can stay and relax.
Hotel Alohi Ghar Located close to the airport, Hotel Alohi Ghar is a budget destination. This hotel is a good option for leisure travellers as it is well-connected with all tourist destinations.
A UNESCO world heritage site, the Kaziranga National Park is renowned across the globe for comprising two third world’s population of one-horned rhinos. You can either opt for elephant safari or jeep safari to visit around the national park. There are different timings for both the safari so do choose your preference before your visit. While you are visiting the national park, take a short trip to Kakochang Waterfalls. As it flows between the rubber and coffee plantations, the waterfall looks breathtakingly beautiful wherein locals usually go for a picnic around the waterfall.