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Jorhat, Assam Travel Guide

Jorhat is the cultural capital of Assam. The name Jorhat (‘Jor’ means assemble and ‘hat’ means market place) derives its name from the twin market places that were there in past by the side of the River Bhogdoi. The place was ruled by royal dynasties up until the 18th century and has been known as the last capital of the Ahom dynasty. The city witnesses flow of both the traditional and Modern cultural values of Assam. To the north of this city lies the largest island of the world –Majuli in the Brahmaputra River basin. Jorhat offers you a glimpse of Assamese culture. Jorhat has produced many writers and intellectuals. Birendrakumar Bhattacharaya -the first Assamese to win the Jnanpeeth award (the highest fame of honor in India) was from Jorhat. The city has been a journalist’s hub since in the city itself more than five daily newspapers get published. The city provides very good educational facilities for the aspirants.

How to reach: Jorhat is well connected by road/railways and air. Jorhat Airport is also known as the Rowriah airport. The city is connected to Kolkata, Guwahati, Bangalore and Shillong by air. However travelling by air would be more convenient compared to the railways. The nearest railway station, Mariani station is situated at a distance of 17 km away from the city. But, Jorhat is well connected by road. NH-37 runs through the city connecting it to other cities of Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

Places to see: 
» Majuli Island: This Island is known as the largest river bound island in the world. This is situated in the Brahmputra river basin. This is about 20 km away from the main city. Daily ferry services to the island are available from Jorhat. The island is a major center for the Vaishnava cult. The cult is founded by Sankaradeva –a prominent propagator of Vaishnaca cult in Assam. You can visit some of the Vaishnava centers (known as Satras) in the island and can watch various kinds of migratory birds.
» Kajiranga National park: This Park is about 96 km from the city. This is a natural home for the wild habitat like tigers and elephants. Jungle safaris on elephants and in a covered jeep are available.
» Cinnamora Tea Garden: This is known as the first tea garden set up in Assam.

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