Better known as the “Tea Capital of the World”, Jorhat is the district administrative headquarters of the Jorhat district in Upper Assam. Located at around 250 km from the city of Guwahati, Jorhat is the fastest growing city of Assam after Guwahati. Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Jorhat is known as the “Cultural Capital of Assam” and many prominent writers, musicians, actors, historians and journalists of Assam belong from Jorhat. Jorhat serves as the nearest Airbase to the Kaziranga National Park and the World’s Largest River Island of Majuli. Jorhat today has grown into a thriving city with a strong character and identity. Jorhat is perhaps the best laid out town in Upper Assam.

Places of Interest in Jorhat ~ 

1| Majuli Island Jorhat

Majuli Island (the Largest River Island in the World) can be reached from Jorhat by boarding a Ferry Boat at Nemati Ghat near Jorhat. The Abode of the Neo Vaishnavite cult of Assam, Majuli is renowned the around the World for its various Satras, the Sattriya Nritya and the lost art of traditional Mask Making. Majuli Island is bird watcher’s paradise with tremendous scope for Spiritual and Eco Tourism in Assam.

2| Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar Jorhat

Established by the Holy Guru Sri Madhavadeva, the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is located near Jorhat and is home to the Oldest Burning Oil Lamp in the World.

3| Lachit Borphukan Maidam Jorhat

This is the home and burial grounds of the fierce commander of the Ahom Army, the brave Lachit Borphukan. It was under his command that the Ahoms defeated the mighty Mughals in 1672 AD at the fierce Battle of Saraighat. The best student of the National Defence Academy (NDA) gets awarded with the Lachit Borphukan Award which speaks about the bravery of this Commander.

4| Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary Jorhat

Located 14 km from Jorhat is the Abode of the Hoolock Gibbons at the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. The Hoolock Gibbon is a highly Endangered Primate species found across Assam. This was earlier known as the Hollongapar Forest and its covers an area of 21 sq. km.

5| Mulai Forest Jorhat

Mulai Forest or the Mulai Kathoni is renowned for the fame of the Forest man of India – Jadav Payeng. A man who single handedly upgraded a chapore of the Brahmaputra into a forest by planting trees. This man made forest is located at Kokilamukh Village near Jorhat.

6| Kaziranga Golf Resort Jorhat

Kaziranga Golf Resort is a very picturesque Golf Resort located at Sangsua and Gatoonga Tea Estate in west Jorhat. The course is conveniently set with colonial style cottages and a unique heritage Bungalow called the “Burra Sahib Bungalow”.

7| Jorhat Gymkhana Club Jorhat

Established in 1876, the Jorhat Gymkhana Club has the Oldest Golf Course in India and the third Oldest in the World. This lush green 9-hole golf course circuit is now awaiting a status of a UNESCO World Heritage list.

8| Tocklai Tea Research Center Jorhat

Established in 1911, Tocklai Tea Research Center has been serving as a tea research institute of the country. Its contribution in detailed research has resulted in production of tea in North East India to grow from 234 million kg in 1951 to 669 million kg in 1998.

9| Thengal Manor Jorhat

Thengal Bhawan was built in 1880 by Rai Bahadur Siva Prasad Barooah. In 1929, the first Assamese daily newspaper was published from the Thengal Bhawan. Now this place has been converted to a Heritage Bungalow and been renamed as the Thengal Manor.

10| Sukapha Samannay Kshetra

Laid in the fond memory of the first Ahom king of Assam, Sukapha at Mohbandha near Dergaon and Jorhat. The State administration has pledged Rs 20 crore for the mega project in recognition of the six hundred years of Ahom rule in the region.

How to reach Jorhat from Kaziranga National Park –

By Road – Jorhat is located at a distance of around 112 kilometers from Kaziranga National Park. It takes around 2 hours by road to reach Jorhat from Kaziranga. Private Bus operators ply from Guwahati to Jorhat and can be boarded from Kaziranga National Park. We operate our Taxi Service to Jorhat from Kaziranga National Park. Our well maintained fleet makes your journey from Kaziranga National Park to Jorhat a comfortable one.

By Air – Jorhat is well connected to the Jorhat Airport by road. You can choose to fly to Jorhat from the Guwahati Airport. We operate taxi service from Jorhat Airport to Jorhat town.

By Train – Jorhat has a railway Station and the many trains arrive and depart from the Jorhat Railway Station from Guwahati.

Sample Itinerary for Kaziranga National Park to Jorhat:

Day 1 ~ Kaziranga National Park – Kaziranga Orchid Park ~ Majuli Island

Early morning go for a Jeep Safari into the Kaziranga National Park from the Bagodi/Kohora Safari Range at the National Park. Later in the day visit the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kaziranga National Park. The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park is the Largest Orchid Park in India. Later depart to Majuli Island. Night halt at a comfortable Resort/Homestay at Majuli Island.

Night Stay: Resort/Homestay at Majuli Island

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 ~ Majuli Island

Today we visit the Satras (Assamese Monasteries) and learn about the Neo Vaishnavite culture that is practiced by the monks. Explore the mysteries of the Largest River Island in the World also learn about the lost art of Mask making. Spend time spotting rare birds and fishing. Spend the later part of the day at Majuli with the local people learning about their traditional arts & crafts. Spend time Bird-watching and at leisure. Evening, spend time savoring the locally brewed ‘Apong’ and other servings prepared by the locally by the Bonfire.

Night Stay: Resort/Homestay at Majuli Island

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 ~ Majuli Island – Jorhat

After Breakfast depart to Jorhat. Visit the ‘Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar – home to the oldest burning oil lamp in the world’ and the Lachit Maidam. Lachit Borphukan was the bravest General of the Ahom Army. The best cadre from NDA gets awarded with the Lachit Borphukan title honor. In the evening visit the Silk Showroom at Jorhat to buy a memoir of the Grandeur of the Silks of Assam. Night halt at Jorhat.

Night Stay: Hotel MD’s Continental at Jorhat

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 ~ Sivasagar and Depart from Dibrugarh Airport

After breakfast depart to Sivasagar – the land of the Mighty Ahom Kings. Admire the Engineering marvels of the ‘Talatal Ghar’ and the ‘Rang Ghar’ at Sivasagar. We will drop you at the Dibrugarh Airport for your onward destination. Trip Ends. Bid Adieu!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to Largest River Island at Majuli ~ Majuli Island ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to Mask Making Samaguri Satra at Majuli ~ Majuli Island ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary at Mariani at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to the Tocklai Tea Research Institute at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to Lachit Borphukan Maidam at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to the Thengal Manor at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to Mulai Forest Reserve of Jadav Payeng at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to the Jorhat Gymkhana Club at Jorhat ~ Jorhat ~ Assam ~ India
Kaziranga Hotels, Kaziranga Resorts, Kaziranga Taxi, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Welcome to Sattriya Nritya performance at Uttar Kamalabari Satra at Majuli ~ Majuli Island ~ Assam ~ India