Traveling to Assam is an enriching experience especially to nature lovers with its green hills, mighty rivers and dense woodlands.
Indians require no permit to visit any parts of Assam. The foreigners, however, are required to have valid Indian visa to enter the state of Assam. Owing to its convenient geographical location, the state of Assam is a must thoroughfare if one wishes to access the other states in the northeast. Incidentally, Assam is also the biggest and economically most important state of the north east. Guwahati, in Assam, is of major importance as most routes in this zone branch from here.
The state is bestowed with a wide network of roads, railways and airways. Such a wide network is an absolute necessity for reaching Assam as well as the other north - eastern states from the rest of the country. Direct connections from Assam are available to major cities of India including Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Thiruchirapalli and Trivandrum.
Getting there to Assam is easy with the wide network of:
Airlines: Traveling by Air is the easiest option while moving in and out of Assam. Assam airports are served mainly by domestic airline services though some international flights also operate from these airports. Assam is the gateway to the whole of the north eastern part of India and as such an inevitable thoroughfare for this zone.
List of Airports in Assam:
- Dibrugarh Airport
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
- Jorhat Airport
- Lilabari Airport
- Silchar Airport
- Tezpur Airport
Helicopter Services: Helicopter Services in Assam are very popular in the north - eastern states of India. Guwahati is the access point to the north- eastern states of India. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, helicopter services in Assam operate from Guwahati to Tura at 10:30 am and the return flight from Tura to Shillong is at 11:30 am on the same day. Another flight to Tura from Guwahati operates on Friday at 1:30 pm. Pawan Hans Helicopter Services operate from Guwahati to Tura at 10.30 am and from Tura to Shillong at 11.30 am on Wednesdays. These flights take 50 minutes for each side of the journey. A flight of 75 minutes by Arunachal Pradesh Helicopter Service takes one from Guwahati to Naharlagun, in Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.
For common people reaching Assam by rail is the best option. Assam is a beautiful land with its green undulating terrain, gorgeous rivers and dense forestland. For further information related to traveling Assam by rail including available trains, current booking status, fare enquiry, accommodation availability, season tickets, Tatkal reservation scheme and amenities for international tourists, contact:
- Guwahati Railway Station, Enquiry, Phone: 510560;
- Recorded Information, Phone: 131/133;
- For Reservation Phone: 541799.
Accessing Assam by road is preferred by many as the state has a wide network of roads passing through the state. Assam is practically the gateway to the north eastern part of India. Guwahati in Assam is situated in the confluence of National Highway 31, 37, 40 and 52. These highways along with other roads go through out the state making it convenient to reach different places by roadways.
Super Express buses and State Transport Corporation Express buses of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and West Bengal regularly ply to and from Guwahati. Tourist buses in Assam regularly ply within the state and to other states from Guwahati. Bomdila is 342 km, Agartala 597 is km, Tezpur is 198 km, Aizawl is 480 km, Cooch Behar is 375 km, Shillong is 100 km, Dibrugarh is 443 km, Tinsukai is 491 km, Dimapur is 364 km, Silchar is 340 km, Digboi is 522 km, Itanagar is 429 km, Kohima is 438 km, Siliguri is 550 km, Imphal is 583 km, Tura is 191 km and Sibsagar is 365 km from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam.
Last Updated on 01/29/2013