6 Outdoors- Other to explore in Assam
Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2. The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India
Bogamati lies entirely in the newly created Baksa district in Assam. Covered with dense forest, this has become a famous picnic spot for locals and travelers alike. Bogamati is beautiful and is located on the mouth of Barnadi River. The scenic view of the Bhutan Hills is what attracts people to this place.
Gorokhia Gosair Than is located at Niz Sariha in Sorbhog. Covering an area of around 25 bighas, the Than is believed to be found by cowherds, also known as Gorokhias. Shri Narayan Das Thakur Ata, a disciple of Shrimanta Sankardeva, visited the site while offering preaching to natives residing in the adjoining areas.
Koya Kujia is one of the most renowned eco-tourism spots in Abhayapuri of Bongaigaon district of Assam. It is situated near Abhaypuri, is about 15 km away from the city of Bongaigaon. Promoted by Government of Assam, this beel is also a popular picnic spot and the lake premises are heaven for migratory birds that fly down during the winter season. This is a beautiful lake with a number of small islands with abundance of flora and fauna. Bird watching is the most sought after activity here.
Manas National Park is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo.