Jorhat: The Cultural Capital of Assam

One of the major cities in North-East India, Jorhat has lots to offer to those who hold keen interest in the history and culture of Assam, along with ample of natural beauty. The city has lots of historical distinctions to its credit. It was the first town to get electricity in Assam back in 1923, and also the first place in the North-East where aeroplane landed! The first stadium of Assam and the oldest Golf-Course in Asia- Jorhat Gymkhana Club are located here.

Today, the city of Jorhat is amongst the major commercial hubs of Assam, with several shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and educational institutes. If you are one of those who takes pleasure in appreciating the beauty of nature, Jorhat is the place that acts as a base to several such spots. You’re just a ferry-ride away from the calm and totally pollution free island of Majuli, which by the way is world’s largest freshwater river island! In addition to this, Kaziranga National Park, the abode of one-horned Rhinos, is nearby!

Home to several historical attractions, the city of Jorhat is a history-enthusiast’s ideal place of visit. Some of the important historical locations include: Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, Lachit Borphukan's Maidam and Raja Maidam. Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium, Jorhat District Museum and Jagannath Temple are some other interesting spots.

If you’re planning a trip to Jorhat, the best season to visit is winter. The temperatures during this time of the year remain comfortable and are great for sightseeing. The months from October to March are best to pay a visit to this amazing destination. General weather of this destination is Moderate. This destination is of type City.