4 Parks 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
It is place as if it is set in a canvas perfectly painted with all the colours of nature. A popular picnic spot and owing to its calmness and serenity, the place is visited by couples and families alike. Bhairabkunda is located in Udalguri district in Assam at an elevation of 703 metres, and is close to the Bhutanese town Daifam. It is on the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan and a must-visit for all.
Bordowa or Bordowa Satra is a shrine, a centre of art and culture and is the birthplace of a great litterateur, artist, dramatist and founder of Vaishnav dharma in Assam. The Bordowa Satra is founded by great saint Sankardeva after his return from his first pilgrimage in about 1494 A.D. This pious pilgrimage or shrine is itself a popular place to visit.
The park was built in 1906 by a commissioner of Assam named Mr. Cole, and was later reconstructed by M.G.V.K Bhanu in 1996. The park has recently been renamed as Chitralekha Udayan Park, after the name of a famous person in the Aniruddha Usha love story. Located amidst a number of misty hillocks and green terrains and blue lakes, this park is well known for its breathtaking scenic beauty. Inside the park there is a serene lake, in which boating can be done.
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.