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Things To Do in Jorhat

The city of Jorhat witnesses many tourists all through the year. Due to its close proximity to the World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park, many tourists visit Jorhat town regularly. Jorhat has a number of tourist spots including historical places, buildings and monuments, scenic places and also the largest river island Majuli located near Jorhat town. Tourists who visit Jorhat can visit these tourist spots, splurge on tasty Assamese delicacies and also go for shopping in the markets in Jorhat.

Sights and Sounds of Jorhat

Jorhat CityJorhat town, located amidst the lush tea gardens and tea estates, is visited by tourists frequently who come to relax in the peaceful ambience of the town. Be it visiting the namghars in Jorhat, or Majuli Island and the famous Satras of Majuli or shopping in the local markets of Jorhat, the town has to offer a thousand opportunities to the tourists. Some of the places to visit in and around Jorhat town include:

Majuli, the largest river island located in the mighty river Brahmaputra. Being easily accessible by ferries and boats from Nemati ghat in Jorhat, Majuli island attracts thousands of tourists every year being the largest river island. The island provides a serene and peaceful atmosphere to visitors. In addition to this, one can also visit the different Satras built by Mahapurush Shrimanta Shankardeva and Madhabdeva and their disciples. These Vaishnavite saints built these Satras to propagate and preach Vaihnavism culture among the people. These Satras house many historic objects belonging to Shankardeva and his followers.

Tourists can also visit the World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park located near Jorhat. It is amongst the must visit things to do in Jorhat. The sanctuary has many species of flora and fauna including the one horned rhinoceros species which are found in its largest number in this sanctuary.

Devotees can visit the Dhekiakhowa Namghar, a religious spot located few kms from Jorhat town. The Dhekiakhowa Namghar is a prime religious place near Jorhat town with devotees thronging the place to offer prayers.

Tourists would love to visit the many beautiful parks located in Jorhat like the Millennium Park, Mahatma Gandhi Park, Rajabari Children Theme and Amusement Park among others. These parks have beautiful scenery and play tools for children to enjoy.

Another topmost thing one can do in Jorhat is to visit the important buildings here like the Thengal Bhawan, Tocklai Experimental Station and Tea Research Center. Tourists would also love to see the numerous tanks and maidams located in Jorhat.

Shopping in Jorhat

The city of Jorhat has over the years developed many shopping malls and markets. One can shop in the  areas like Garh Ali, Marwari Patty bazaar, Babu Patty, KB Road, Rupahi Ali and Mitha Pukhuri Road. Tourists can also shop in the malls in Jorhat which include Big Bazaar, Sohum Shoppe and Vishal Mega Mart. The Doss & Co. is a historic departmental store of Jorhat established in the year 1910. It is popular as the first departmental store of northeast India.

Food of Jorhat

As Jorhat is an integral part of the state of Assam, hence Assamese cuisine is the most popular cuisine of the town. So tourists can opt to taste the food of Assam in Jorhat. There are many restaurants across Jorhat town providing Assamese delicacies and other cuisines to the tourists. Some of these include Kalpana Restaurant, Crazy Hut Restaurant, Sagar Restaurant and Aahar Restaurant among others where one can eat out.

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