The year 2022 has almost come to an end. People like to celebrate with families, friends, and loved ones through outings enjoying the natural beauty and spending time together at the beginning of the New Year 2023. In this article, we will highlight the best picnic spots in Assam.
From different parts of the country and abroad, November to February sees a huge mass of visitors and tourists. Tourists in the northeastern state of Assam also visit various picnic spots. The scenic beauty of Assam is unquestionable. During the picnic season every year, a state witnesses many tourists. Usually, selecting a picnic spot surrounded by natural resources, wildlife, and beautiful landscapes becomes difficult and confusing.
Here’s a guide to picnic spots to visit in Assam
Deepor Beel is one of the most visited picnic spots in Guwahati’s southwest area. Deepor Beel is located to the southwest of Guwahati city of Assam. It is a permanent freshwater lake in a former channel of the mighty Brahmaputra, towards the south of the main river. It attracts many tourists during picnic season as it is a very common choice of people who think of an outing with families and close ones beside the lake. This permanent Freshwater Lake entertains around 70 migratory birds and 219 other species of birds, which also gains the attention of tourists.
Chandubi lake is located almost 65km from the city of Guwahati in the foothills of Garo hills. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach there from Guwahati. It is recognized for its serenity and tranquillity. Chandubi is a natural lake. During the earthquake in 1897, the whole forest residing on a hill went down and submerged in water, forming this lake. The mesmerizing sunset from Chandubi Lake is something delightful. Along with picnic enjoyment, boating and camping are also available at Chandubi Lake.
The Bogamati is one of the best picnic spots in lower Assam for its dense forests. Bogamati has located 92 km from Guwahati in the foothills of the Indo-Bhutan border area in the Baksa district of Assam on the bank of the Barnadi River. The people from thr districts of Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kamrup, and Baksa select Bogamati as the common choice for picnics with families and friends. The scenic beauty and crystal clear water have been a clear tourist attraction. At the foothills of the Bhutan border, it lies between the two ranges of hills.
The Kokachang Waterfall, located 13 km from Bokakhat in the Golaghat District of Assam, has emerged as one of the most popular picnic spots in the state for the presence of its magnificent waterfall and sparkling water. It has a mesmerizing view and the unforgettable ambience of the breathtaking waterfall that gushes down between coffee and rubber plantations. Trekking experience into the fresh waters can be explored in this spot.
Manas National Park
The National Park in lower Assam covers a huge area spreading over Assam’s Baksa and Chirang districts, located 138 kilometres from Guwahati city. The Manas National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1985) widely known for its population conservation of the Endangered Indian One Horned Rhinoceros species, Indian Tiger, Indian Elephants, Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo, Golden Langur and the Pygmy Hog. The National Park gives a glimpse of various endangered species such as golden langur, hispid hare, pygmy hog, Assam roofed turtle and others that are not visible in other places easily.
Nameri National Park – Best Picnic Spots in Assam
The National Parks is located in the middle of Assam, just 40 kilometres from Tezpur, mainly in the Sonitpur district of Assam. The Nameri National Park is known for its scenic beauty. People like to visit the place for the ultimate essence of the serenity of Nameri National Park. It is famous for Elephants, tigers, some rare species of birds, and some rare species of fish in the Jia Bharali river. The rare and most famous white-winged wood-duck is found here. On the route to the Nameri National Park, people also witness the beauty of the Jia Bharali River, which divides the national park. The name comprises diverse flora and fauna. Along with picnics, visitors can also enjoy rafting in the area.
The Bogibeel picnic spot is located below the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India. It is the perfect gateway to enjoy a picnic with families and friends. The place provides scenic beauty to enjoy a picnic and capture moments on the banks of the mighty river Brahmaputra. Visitors from different places across the state of Assam visit Bogibeel but for picnics, mainly from the upper part of Assam choose this place for a picnic. Visitors from Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Silapathar, and Tinsukia districts are more prone to this picnic spot.
Chairaideo was the capital of the Ahom dynasty. It is located 28 kilometres away from Sivasagar. Of its historical significance along with its natural beauty, it attracts a huge mass of visitors every year. The place gives wide knowledge and a view of history connected to the Ahom dynasty of Assam.
Dilli Ghat is one of the most commonly referred picnic spots across Assam. It is located 80 kilometre distance from the Dibrugarh district in Namrup. The place provides the calm ripping sound of the river and great scenic beauty, making picnic time with family and friends much more interesting and engaging. The area is surrounded by dense jungle, and the spot gives a thrilling adventurous experience.
The Akashiganga, as the name suggests, gives a mesmerizing view of waterfalls, but its uniqueness is the historical value associated with the place regarding the Daboka kingdom. Akashiganga is just 50 km from the Nagaon district of Assam and is very close to Daboka town. The greenery surrounding and high mountains make the place attract people from various areas inside and outside Assam. It also provides a grand view of the mighty Brahmaputra River.