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Tourism in Jorhat

Jorhat TourismJorhat is the second largest city in Assam and is known as the cultural city of the state of Assam because of its high interest towards arts and culture. Jorhat is situated 314 km from Guwahati; the name has been derived from two words, viz. ‘Jor’ meaning joint and ‘haat’ meaning a market. Hence the combination of two words means ‘two markets’ and these two markets are Macharhaat and Chowkihaat situated along the banks of the river Bhogdoi since the 18th century.

Jorhat is known for its tourism and is blessed with various tourist places with historical importance. The city is culturally very rich and has a significant history of the Ahom rulers. There are many beautiful tombs built during Ahom rule and also many burial places of ancient Ahom kings that can be seen by the tourist in and around Jorhat. It is a good mixture of both modern and ancient culture and the people in Jorhat strives to maintain its old traditions, belief and culture.

The roads in Jorhat are well developed and are nestled in the midst of tea gardens sprawling in and around the city. Going on a long drive can be pleasant experience. The Tocklai Research Association (TRA) situated in Jorhat is the largest and the oldest tea research station of its kind in the entire world.

Jorhat is home to many famous monasteries and temples like Dekiakowa Bornamghar, Hatigar, Borbetai Than, Garakiadhol Temple, Dakinpat Satra and Garmur Satra. The Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the major tourist attractions in Jorhat and is the only sanctuary in India named after gibbon as it contains the densest population of gibbons. Chandan Nagar is a suburb of the city that is known for its culturally active population. There is a modern golf course that can be seen in the town at the Gymhkana Club as well.

Majuli is situated 20 kilometers away from the heartland of the city of Jorhat. It is the largest river island in the world.  Majuli has about twenty six satras or the cultural house of power of which the Auniati, Kamalabari and Garmur are worth mentioning. These Satras propagates the religious ideologies of the great Assamese medieval Vaisnavite saint Sankardav and Madhavdav.

Jorhat being the last Capital of the Ahom Kingdom has many archeological values associated to Rajamaidam - the Ahom king’s the last burial mounds.  Jorhat today has grown into a thriving town with a strong sense of identity and character. It is the largest amongst all the cities and towns in Upper Assam with broad and beautiful roads, cutting each other at right angles.

State: Assam
District: Jorhat
Famous for/as: Wildlife
Languages: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 15 to 28°C, Winter 7 to 18°C
Altitude: 116 m
Pincode: 785001
STD code: 0376

Tourist Places in Jorhat

Jorhat is known for its various places of historical significance. Some of the important places in Jorhat include –

Bangalpukhuri: It is situated on the southern part of Jorhat, near Na-ali, it’s actually a tank which is popularly known as Bangalpukhuri.

Thengal Manor
Thengal Manor was built by Raibahadur Shiva Prasad Barooah in the year 1880.

Burigosain devalay
The priest and the Buri - gosain were brought here from Jayantiya hills after defeating their king.

Purnananda Buragohain Maidam
Purnananda Buragohain Maidam is a famous ground on the bank of Toklai near Macharhat.

Bilvesvar Siva Temple
Bilvesvar Siva Temple is built about 35 Km. north of Jorhat town by the side of South Trunk Road.

Magolu Khat
Magolu Khat is situated at about four miles west of the Jorhat town. The Ahom King, king Rajeshwar Sinha built the Magolus here after marrying the princess of Manipur.

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar
The Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar was established during 1497-1539 by Saint-reformer Madhavdeb. It is one of the largest Namghar of Assam.

Lachit Borphukan's Maidam
Lachit Borphukan's Maidam is the burial ground of the greatest Ahom General Lachit Borphukan, who defeated the Mughals at Sairaighat in the year 1672.

Jorhat Gymkhana Club
The Jorhat Gymkhana Club is one of the oldest club of Jorhat and was built in 1876 by D.Slimmon.

Baduli Pukhuri
Baduli Pukhuri is a tank that was excavated by Baduli Borphukan during the reign of the king Jayadhvaj Sinha near the Trunk Road at Teok.

Borbheta is situated 5 km. from Jorhat town and the place is known for the District Jail, Assam Agriculture University, the Christian Mission Hospital and Jorhat police Reserve all situated there.

Karanga is a village in Jorhat and is famous for its Black smithy.

Nimati or popularly known as the Nimati Ghat is an important river port of not only Jorhat by of the whole of Upper Assam. The port is situated at a distance of 17 kms from Jorhat.

Other than the above mentioned places, some other tourist attractions in Jorhat include the Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium, Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan, Ayur Sanjeeva, Jorhat District Museum, Thengal Bhawan, Kaziranga Golf Resort, Sukapha Samannay Kshetra, Mou Chapori, Mulai Forest, Jagannath Temple.

Shopping in Jorhat

Jorhat in recent time has seen a rapid development with the growth of various malls and marts in and around the Jorhat town. It has gradually become the main shopping hub of the whole of Upper Assam. From handlooms to brands, a tourist can get the taste of everything. Mention may be made of places like Marwari Patty, Nirmal Chariali, Rupahiali, Gar Ali, New Balibat Road, etc. which are famous for shopping in Jorhat. One can also pick up the famous Assam tea for its magnificent aroma from the markets of Jorhat.

Hotels and Restaurants in Jorhat

Hotel Paradise
Near ASTC Bus Stand & Court Building, Solicitors Road
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2321366, 9435352360
Rate: Rs 1001 To Rs 2000 approx.

Hotel Jora Palace
Near Malpani Nursing Home, Raja Maidam Road
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2301370, 9957568347
Rate: Rs 1001 To Rs 2000 approx.

Hotel MDS Continental
Marwari Patty, Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2300431, 9435703435

Newpark Hotel
Near Astc Bus Stand, Solicitor Road
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2300745

Hotel Earl Grey
Near Tarajan By Pass Ajanta Cinema Hall, Kotoky Pukhuri
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2372105
Rate: Rs 1001 To Rs 2000 approx.

G K Palace Hotel
Near Lahoty Petrol Pump
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2309972

President Hotel
Near Hotel Broadway, Thana Road
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (0376) 2322328
Rate: Rs 501 To Rs 1000 approx.

Mou Chapori River Resort
Near Bahona College, Neemati Ghat Road Jorhat Gpo
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (03771) 2372571

Hotel Jora Palace
Near Eastern Trade And Agencies, Hotel Chowk Raja Maidan Road
Jorhat - 785001
Phone: (03771) 2320640

Hotel Mamtaz
A T Road, Pulibor, Jorhat - 785006
Phone: 8011337318

Janmoni Hotel
Nh 37, Pulibor, Jorhat - 785006
Phone: 9508504850

Biswajit Hotel
Pulibor Thana, Nh 37, Pulibor, Jorhat - 785006
Phone: 9854043286

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Transportation in Jorhat

Jorhat has a good transport network. There are two trains running daily from Guwahati to Jorhat and the nearest major station in Jorhat is the Mariani Junction that is located around 17 km from Jorhattown. The frequency of trains passing through this place is higher. Jorhat is also well connected from Guwahati by Bus. It takes around 6 hours to reach Jorhat from Guwahati. The airport in Jorhat is known as the Rowraih Airport. The place is connected to some of the main cities in India such as Kolkata, Guwahati and Bangalore. It is also well connected to places such as Dibrugarh and Shillong.

To travel around the Jorhat town, one may find rented taxi services that available from most of the hotels and lodges in Jorhat.

Jorhat Tour Packages

Tea Tour of Jorhat
3 days & 2 nights in Jorhat
Rate: Rs. 6,000 (approx.)
World Heritage Site Jorhat
7 days & 6 nights
Guwahati, Kaziranga, Jorhat
Rs. 22,120 (approx.)

The Hidden Treasures of Assam
Dibrugarh (2 Nights)
Tinsukia (1 Nights)
Jorhat (2 Nights
Rs. 44,599 (approx.)

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