Tourism in Assam is essentially nature based; therefore, national parks, wild life sanctuaries, rivers, lakes, hot water springs and thickly wooded forest and wildlife are the major components of tourist attractions in Assam. It is counted as one of the prime Eco tourism destinations in India.
Eco tourism in Assam attracts a large number of nature lovers and animal lovers who love to see colourful wildlife in their natural habitat. There are five National Parks and eleven wildlife and bird sanctuaries for protection and preservation of wildlife in the state.
One of the world's largest rivers Brahmaputra and other turbulent rivers of Assam offer immense opportunities for adventure tourism in Assam. Tourists can indulge in many exciting water sports like swimming, diving, angling and fishing.
More information regarding eco tourism, heritage tourism, tea tourism and adventure tourism in Assam can be obtained from the Assam Tourism offices, which provide information booklet and Assam Tourism Guide at reasonable prices. Assam tourism Department also conducts numerous Assam sightseeing tours, and treks through out the year.
Dominated by the mighty Brahmaputra River, the state of Assam is the gateway to the northeastern part of India. This beautiful land finds its reference in the great Hindu epic Mahabharata as "Pragiyotisha" and "Kamarupa" in the first millennium. Assam gets its name from the Ahom kingdom, which flourished from 1228 to 1826. It became a British province after 1838 and the Indian state after 1947 which came to be known as Assam.
Endowed with lush greenery, Assam India is renowned for Assam tea, silk, petroleum resources and rich flora and fauna, the world famous one-horned rhinoceros and other rare species of wildlife on the verge of extinction. The dense forests of Assam are home to numerous animals and birds and one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephants.
The best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir is during the months of October to March when the weather conditions in Jammu & Kashmir are at their best.
Vaishno Devi Temple, Gurudwara Sh Guru Nanak Devji, Chichi Mata, Surinsar and Mansar Lake, Jhajjar Kotli, Bagh e Bahu, Gadhadharji Temple, Shankaracharya Temple, Bahu Fort Dal and Nagin Lake, Mughal Gardens, Amarnath, Gulmarg, Leh Palace, Thiksey Monastery are some of the prime tourist attractions in Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu & Kashmir travel destinations include Srinagar, Patnitop, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Katra.
By Air : Budgam airport is located at a distance of 15 Kms from the main city of Srinagar. Various airlines operate regular flights to Srinagar from Delhi and Jammu. Tourist taxis and coaches of Jammu 7 Kashmir Tourism are available from airport to Srinagar city at reasonable rates.
By Rail : The most important railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is served by many important trains. There are daily passenger trains connecting Jammu with most of the major cities of the country.
By Road : Srinagar, the capital city is well connected to Jammu by an all weather road, which in turn is linked to many parts of North India.
Roads connect Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh to destinations within the state like Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. In Srinagar, the main bus station is at Lal Chowk -the center of the city. The Jammu Kashmir Road Transport Corporation operates buses between Jammu, Srinagar & Leh. City bus services, coaches, tourist taxis, MUVs, mini buses, auto rickshaws, tongas and rental vehicles are available in Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh.
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