Jorhat, 310-km east of Guwahati, has
research establishments dedicated to the tea
industry. A tea research centre is
established at Chinnamara, 5-km away from
Jorhat. Annual tea festival in Jorhat is
another attraction, along with temple of
Buri Gohani, British imperial mementos, the
hanging platform to hang Freedom Fighters in
front of the jail and many others.
Stretching northeast from Guwahati
along the valley, Assam penetrates
the complex Brahmaputra watersheds
at the eastern extremity of the
Himalayas, in the area known as
Upper Assam. Jorhat is the main
centre for the region, with an
airport and road connections, and
acts as the gateway to Kaziranga,
Nagaland and northern Arunachal
Although not particularly attractive
to tourists in itself, Jorhat makes
a good base for exploring the unique
Vaishnavite culture of Majuli, the
largest river island in the world.
North of Jorhat lies Sibsagar,
former capital of the Ahoms and home
to numerous tombs, temples and
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Jorhat is well connected by air, with
daily flights from Guwahati, and four
flights a week from Calcutta. The airport is
situated 5-km out of town and can be reached
by rickshaw, auto-rickshaw or Indian
Rail: Jorhat railway station is on the
Farketing-Mariyani branch railway station.
There are also bus services to Mariyani, the
nearest mainline railway station, where two
express trains run to Tinsukia, Dimapur, and
Road: ASTC buses run to Guwahati, Tezpur,
Sibsagar, Tinsukia, Dimapur and Itanagar,
Kaziranga is served by buses to Guwahati and
Tezpur. Private buses are also available.
Alternatively, one can take bus or taxi to
reach Niyamati Ghat and cross the river by
ferryboat or launch over to Majuli.
WHERE TO STAY
The tourist lodges at Jorhat are well
equipped with large, comfortable rooms and
are available at reasonable prices.
FOR MORE TOURIST
The ASTC terminal is
half a block north of the private companies
offices/ bus stops.
Assam tourism's tourist office is at the
tourist lodge on MG Rd, 300m south of AT
Road. (Open - Monday-Saturday from 10.00 am
- 4.00 pm, Closed - 2nd & 4th Saturday of
Post & Telegraph:
The GPO is on post
Office Road, between the ASTC stand and MG
US dollars, Sterling and traveller's cheques
can be exchanged at the State Bank of India
on AT Road just west of Post Office Road.