Jorhat- Welcome to tea paradise

Jorhat Airport Directory (JRH)
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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 their aroma. These tea plantations are also a major tourist attraction. 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 the Ahom dynasty which ruled Assam for over six centuries.

Best time to visit Jorhat: 

To experience the best of Jorhat, you should visit this city during October, November, January and March.

Most spoken languages in Jorhat:

  • Assamese
  • Bengali 
  • Hindi
  • English

How to reach Jorhat

  • Flights to Jorhat:Rowriah Airport or Jorhat Airport is the second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, located 7 km from the southwest. 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/local transport in Jorhat:Rented taxi services and daily ferry boats are the most common mode of transportation to move around the city.
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Places to visit in Jorhat

Places to eat in Jorhat

Bambusa Restaurant
Bambusa Restaurant

A cosy and casual eating place that serves the best Assamese cuisines.

 

 

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Cherry Garden
Cherry Garden

This decade-old bakery offers creatively designed delicious cakes that are going to satisfy your sweet taste buds for sure.

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Shopping places in Jorhat

High-end shopping/luxury shopping/shopping malls in Jorhat

  • Abs Mall
  • Maxmart
  • City Plaza

Street shopping in Jorhat

  • 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.
  • 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. Most of all 'Mekhela Chador', the traditional Assamese wear, is a must buy. Take back some memories from Jorhat in the form of conventional souvenirs like 'Gamosa', 'Japi' and 'Xorai' along with some traditional Assamese jewellery. 

Where to stay in Jorhat

Heritage

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.

GKPlace

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.

AlohiGhar

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.

Nightlife or party places in Jorhat

  • Bee Dee Inn Bar
  • Brahmaputra dhaba and bar
  • Relaxy Inn and Bar

Places to visit near Jorhat

Kaziranga National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is renowned worldwide for comprising two-thirds of the world's population of one-horned rhinos. You can either opt for an elephant safari or a jeep safari to explore the national park. There are different timings for both the safaris, so do choose your preference before your visit. While you see the national park, take a short trip to Kakochang Waterfalls. As it flows between the rubber and coffee plantations, the waterfall looks breathtakingly beautiful. The locals usually go for a picnic around the waterfall.

Majuli

Majuli is a magical spot that is wrapped in history and culture and one of the most popular attractions of Assam. Majuli is not just the largest river island globally, which elevates the place's natural beauty; it is also a place where the Satras give it the cultural identity. It is located just 20 km from Jorhat which can be easily reached by ferries.

Dimapur

Considered to be among the fastest-growing cities of the North East, Dimapur is also the beautiful gateway to Nagaland. Despite not being the state capital, the city has state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities no less than any other.

Festivals in Jorhat

Tea Festival

The Tea Festival is celebrated in the district of Jorhat every year with great fervour and entertainment. This festival is all about tea, joy, and music. It generates a mood of festivity with a traditional and warm, cordial reception. The festival is celebrated with visits to the tea gardens, tasting delicious food items, safaris into the jungles, playing golf and last but not least, by indulging in shopping and cultural entertainment. Adventure sports like rafting and angling in turbulent rivers are also held during the festival.

Majuli Festival

Majuli festival takes place on the bank of the Luit River, which has beautiful scenic beauty.[VM(1]  Many cultural festivals are organised during the festival in Majuli. Many cultural troupes from Majuli and other parts of the country perform at the festival. Seminars and exhibitions are also conducted during the festival. The exhibition displays the Assamese products specially designed and prepared by the artists that showcase the traditional grandeur of Majuli.

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