Jorhat, Assam, India

Jorhat

Jorhat

Assam, India

Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom Kingdom, as a planned town under royal patronage. It is often spelt as "Jorehaut" during the British reign. In 1794, the Ahom King Gaurinath Singha shifted the capital from Sivasagar, erstwhile Rangpur to Jorhat. Many tanks were built around the capital city by the Ahom royalty such as Rajmao Pukhuri or Borpukhuri, Buragohain Pukhuri, Bolia Gohain Pukhuri, Kotoki Pukhuri and Mitha Pukhuri. This town was a flourishing and commercial metropolis but was destroyed by a series of Burmese invasion of Assam between 1817 and the arrival of the British force in 1824 under the stewardship of David Scott and Captain Richard.

Jorhat Travel Tips

Tourism in Jorhat’s at its peak during March, followed by February and then August, during which time the flights and accommodation would be most expensive, which is best avoided with advance reservations. December’s rather dull so anyone looking to visit during this time is bound to get lucrative travel deals. There are a number of places to see that signify the city’s historic background as well as appreciate its picturesque beauty. From a wildlife sanctuary to historical monuments to temples and memorials, the city’s got ample tourist attractions, which this travel guide can help you get around.

Jorhat Facts

Winter is the best time of the year to visit Jorhat, as the weather’s relatively cooler and can be enjoyed by most warm weather travelers. The average temperature on the maximum side’s about 28°C, with an average chance of rain or snowfall at the least once a month. Winter is however slow in terms of incoming tourist traffic.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

If you are planning to reach Gangtok via airways then the nearest airport is in Bagdogra, West Bengal. The total distance between Bagdogra and Gangtok is around 124 km. This major airport is well connected with all the major cities in India. One can also opt for helicopter services operated by the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation which offers daily services from Bagdogra to Gangtok and will only takes about 20 minutes to reach.

Train
Train By Train

The closest railways are located in New Jalpaiguri, New Jalpaiguri which is 117 km far from Gangtok. The railway station is well linked with both major and minor parts of the country. Most of the visitors prefer to reach Gangtok via railways.

Car
Car By Road

Gangtok is well linked by road with Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong as one can opt for National Highway 31A to reach the region. One can find number of regular Sikkim state transport buses which ply its services between Gangtok and Siliguri. One can also hire private buses, jeeps and taxis from Siliguri and Bagdogra.

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Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

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Tocklai Tea Research

Tocklai had started tea research in 1898 when the Indian Tea Association (ITA) appointed H H Mann as chief scientific officer at the Calcutta Museum. The Tocklai Experimental Station was established in 1911 as scientific Department of the Indian Tea Assoc...

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