Known as the cultural city of Assam
, Jorhat is the second largest city in Assam
. It is situated 314 km from Guwahati.
The name Jorhat is a combination of two words- jor
which means joint and haat
which means a market. The combination of the two words forms ‘two markets’. The two markets Chowkihaat and Macharhaat, which has been in existence since the 18th century, are situated along the banks of the river Bhogdoi.
Jorhat has many places of tourist importance. The city is culturally very rich. Tourists can have a glimpse of the varied culture of Assam in Jorhat. The main tourist spots of Jorhat portray the essence of historical significance. Jorhat is blessed with nature and wildlife having varied flora and fauna. There are many pukhuries (tanks) of historical importance in Jorhat. Jorhat is also home to several satras or monasteries that are located in the Majuli island. There are several places of historical significance in Jorhat. There are temples and monasteries
and many pukhuries belonging to ancient times in Jorhat.