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Jorhat is one of the decisive township of Assam and was ingrained as a new capital in the years of 18th century by the abstaining Tunkungia Ahom regime. Jorhat, as the name symbolizes was just a couple (JOR) of markets (Hats). Two co-extensive markets namely chowkighat and macharghat repose on the eastern and western banks of Bhogdai river. Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom dynasty and  has archeological significance which affiliates the last burial tumulus of the Ahom kings namely- Rajamaidam. Jorhat is culturally diversified and nearly a centenary ago Jorhat has exhilarated the people to engage in cultural activities through decades and that is why Jorhat is also known as ‘The Cultural Capital of Assam’.

Jorhat also succors as the paltry for tourism to famous places such as the Kaziranga National Park and world’s largest river island known as Majuli. 

Positioned almost centrally within the state, Jorhat illustrates a dynamic Assamese township and culture which allows the tourists to consider it one of the most favored destinations to assort. The British rule bequeathed to the re-emergence of this historical town.

Jorhat being an administrative district of Assam is located in the paramount of the Brahmaputra valley and is linked by Lakhimpur district in the north, Nagaland on the south, Sivasagar in the east and Golaghat on the west. The Brahmaputra river forms the largest island of riverine in the world on the north of the district.

Getting There

By Air

Jorhat Airport has a functional airport located 8 kms from town. It has connecting flights to Guwahati, Kolkata and other towns of India

By Road

The National Highway 37 Connects Jorhat to Capital Guwahati which is about 315 kms away. The road travels further to Eastern corner of Assam to Tinsukia and beyond.

By Train

The Jorhat town rail station is connected with Guwahati by a few intercity trains as well as a Shatabdi express train. The train route travels through Dimapur in Nagaland. The travel time by train is between 7 to 10 hours to cover a distance of about 380 kms.


It is a tank situated on the southern side of Jorhat near Na-Ali. The history of this tank goes back to 1739 when in the month of shravan, an Ahom Governor who was popularly known for his in-humanitarian nature and oligarchy was murdered by Rupsingh Bangal. For this crime Bangal was rewarded with money which he used in building a tank but the local population will not utilize the tank as it was built with blood money.

Thengal Manor

This was constructed in 1880 by Raibahadur Shiva Prasad Barooah who started a weekly local newspaper in 1929 and ensued incorporating a printing press and an office. This was the advent of the first daily newspaper in local language and a first daily newspaper in any language divulged from a village in India. Thengal Manor provides an exquisite picture of history and a sense of attraction to the tourists with the lens of historicism.

Burigosain Devalay

Is an important shrine positioned in the centre of Jorhat with the image of Burigosain cherished in the temple, with the priest brought from Jayantia and was first established at Rangpur. Burigosain delivers a destination of pilgrimage for tourists. Another tourist spot, the Bilvesar Siva temple located about 35 km North of the town of Jorhat is an old and small temple that provides a good spot for the tourists.


Without mentioning the numerous (graveyards) maidams, which do not seem very alluring but provides an important not to miss tourist spot without which the tourism of Jorhat is incomplete because along with a mystical scenario it has its important place in history and a visit to RAJA MAIDAM and LACHIT BORPHUKAN’S MAIDAM adds renewed Jorhat’s cultural eminence. Furthur the tanks and pukhuris adds to the attraction, artistry and delicacy to the beauty of Jorhat city. Some of the famous pukhuris which serves a perfect location for photography and beaux-arts to the tourists.

Jorhat Gymkhana Club

It is the oldest golf course in Asia and also the third oldest in the world which was established by the British administration in 1876. This club has a unique venue for horse races and the major trophy presented every year is the Governor’s Cup. The road to the club was the first concrete road laid by the British to connect the club to the city centre. The club caters allurement to the globetrotters and excursionists.

Jorhat District Museum

Is a diminutive yet alluring museum and gallery which encompasses metal icons and sculptors made of stone, handmade paper and the weapons and arms of Ahom dynasty. At M.G. Road it is positioned in the complex of P.G. Training College.

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Established in the year 1997, has been an important spot for research and conservation of the animal world, but in addition it serves a great wildlife experience for the tourists. It is situated approximately 19 km from Jorhat city.

Shopping in Jorhat

The city of Jorhat has bounteous shopping places which is ideal for a family outing. Important shopping places of Jorhat are Babbu patty, old Balibhat and others.

Map of Jorhat

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