Before planning your Jorhat vacation, you must be familiar with the best sightseeing
places of this destination.
Jorhat is known as the key centre of the tea industry of India. During the 1860s and
1870s, the entire city was gradually developed with a number of tea gardens. Being the
dull and lonely life at the plantation sites, the planters set up a club in this area. In the
year 1876, the planters led by the Superintendent of the Jorhat Tea Co. - J. Huttman,
built a club and racecourse in this state.
Tocklai Tea Research Centre:
This Tea Research Centre is one of the oldest and largest tea research stations in the
world, where research on all types of tea cultivation and processing is performed. It was
established in the year 1911.
It is a tank situated on the southern side of the Jorhat city, near Na-ali. The history of it
dates back to the year 1739.
This Bhawan was built in the year 1880 by Raibahadur Shiva Prasad Barooah. He, then
started a weekly in the local language in 1929 from the Bhavan and later, established
a printing press and an office therein. He also started a daily newspaper called 'Dainik
Batari' with Bagmibar Nilamani Phukan as the editor-in-chief. It was the first daily
newspaper in Assamese and also, the first daily newspaper in any language published
from a village in India.
This is an important Sakta Shrine situated in heart of Jorhat city. The temple enshrines
the image of Burigosain, along with the priest, which was brought from Jayantiya and
was at first, established at Rangpur.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other major tourist attractions of city that you must include in your Jorhat
travel itinerary are, Raja Maidam, Lachit Borphukan's Maidam, Jorhat District Museum,
Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan, Ayur Sanjeeva, Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium,
Jagannath Temple, Kunwori Pukhuri and Garh Ali etc./div>
Best Time for Holidaying in Jorhat
The city of Jorhat enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. But, the seasonal
calendar is divided into four typical seasons- summer, monsoon, autumn and winter
season. Amongst all, the best time to visit this cultural capital city of Assam is from the
months of October to March. So, you should plan your Jorhat trip in this duration and
enjoy sightseeing of the place.
Must Buy Things from Jorhat
The very name of the city, Jorhat means as a "place between the two hats ("market"
in local language)". The shopping in Jorhat can be a fun family outing. The shopping
outlets are majorly located in different areas of Jorhat City from where you can buy
exclusive traditional items. Some of the famous shopping outlets are located in Babbu
Patty, New Balibat, Old Balibat, Chowk Bazar, J.P.R Road, Gar Ali, Kachori Gali
(Radhiya babu Lane), Rupahi Ali, KB Road, Nirmal Charali, Mitha Pukhuri Road,
Marwari Patty, Tarajan, Lahoti and Dewal Road area. Apart from the local markets,
there are plenty of shopping malls selling branded stuff and items of day to day. Some
of the popular ones are Doss and Co, (the 1st departmental store in north east India
established in 1910 at Jorhat), Big Bazaar (KB Road), Sohum Shoppe (near ISBT,
Tarajan, AT Road), Maxmart mall (Rajamaidam Road), Vishal Mega Mart (Lahoti
Road, Ragga, KB Road), and ABS Shopping Mall near PWD point, behind Raymonds
showroom. So, enjoy shopping in Jorhat.
Explore Options to Reach Jorhat
Prior booking your Jorhat holiday packages, you should know about the modes to
reach this city. Read on to more:
Jorhat Airport, also known as Rowriah Airport is nearest (7 KM) from the heart of the
city. This airport connects the city to various cities across the country including Kolkata,
Guwahati, New Delhi and Bangalore.
Jorhat Town Railway Station and Mariani Junction railway station are major stations of
Jorhat. These stations connect this city to various major cities of the state and country
by a number of trains.
Jorhat is well-connected with all major cities of Northeast India. Jorhat City is the only
city in upper Assam to have Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) service. Moreover, NH- 37
(India) connects Jorhat with all major cities of Assam.