JorhatAssam. It was the capital of Ahom Kingdom.
By planeFor visitors, the most convenient way of reaching Jorhat is by air.
Jorhat AirportIs a fully operational airport, administered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
By trainRailway is the next most convenient way to get to Jorhat. The main railway station is the Mariani junction, 17 km from the city centre, through which every train passes by (railway code:MXN). Important trains including Rajdhani Express and Brahmaputra Mail stop there. A loop line connects Mariani to Jorhat Town Station (railway code:JTTN). Only long-distance trains run through Jorhat Town Station — namely, InterCity Express, and Janasatabdi Exp. — are connected to the state capital, Guwahati.
By roadThe National Highway No. 37 (NH37), running through the heart of Jorhat, connects the city to the airports of Dibrugarh (approximately a three-hour drive) and Guwahati (approximately a six-hour drive), respectively. The same National Highway also acts as a gateway to the neighbouring states of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
Hoollongapar Gibbon SanctuaryHoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is an isolated protected area of evergreen forest located near Mariani in Jorhat district. The sanctuary is famous for the Hoolock gibbons.
Jorhat Science Centre & Planetariumaddress: Near Rajmao PukhuriThis science centre cum planetarium provides the understanding of the solar system and recent discoveries of astrophysics.
Majuli IslandMajuli Island is a freshwater island located about 20km from Jorhat in the Brahmaputra River. The island is rich in both natural and cultural history. The bird life is particularly varied. The population of the island live primarily in the 23 villages on the island and are primarily tribal people. Coupled with some unique Hindu monasteries these features have resulted in Majuli Island being short listed for consideration for UNESCO World Heritage status.
The park covers some 430 sq km of varied terrain. The elephant grass, cane, forest and swamps offer a variety of habitats for the local wildlife, including the one-horned rhino, wild buffalo, sambar deer and wild pig as well as a wide range of birds. The last tiger count suggests a park population of 86, the highest density population of tigers in India. However the lush jungle means visitors are by no means guaranteed a sighting any of these.
Safaris into the park can be arranged locally. In addition to jeep safaris, elephant safaris to working animals of the Indian Forestry Department are possible. however the jeep safaris allow the visitor to cover a larger portion of the park than is possible on an elephant.
- Ethnic handicrafts, of the north east and Assam are available in many shops in Jorhat.
- Local Shopping, Gar-Ali is the main shopping area of the city. Apart from Gar-Ali shops, Big Bazaar, Raaga, Sohum Shoppe, Vishal Mega Mart and Max Mart are other shopping outlets of Jorhat.
Beijing Banquetaddress: Thana RoadChinese restaurant.
Domino's Pizzaaddress: KB RoadPizza restaurant.
Hotel GK Palaceaddress: Gar Ali (near Jorhat Railway Station)Vegetarian restaurant.
Hotel Janata Paradiseaddress: Solicitor's RoadExcellent place to taste traditional Assamese food in the form of a traditional "Assamese Thali".
Jironi Restaurantaddress: By pass Road
Nimantran Restaurantaddress: Gar AliFamous for Assamese thalis.
Saffron@The Manoraddress: Tarajan, A.T. Road
Suresh Bhandar(at Dohabara Chowk) It's also well worth tasting the sweets and special delicious "Dahi" (curd) here.
- Fusion Asiana restaurant with some ethnic flavours.
Heritage Hoteladdress: Near ASTC Bus Stand, Solicitor's RoadAverage hotel with well furnished rooms .
Hotel Jora Palaceaddress: Raja Maidan RoadExcellent spacious rooms and nice food.
Prashaanti Tourist Lodgephone: +91 376-2321579address: M. G. Road, JorhatThe lodge is operated by Department of Tourism and Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited.
Hotel Paradiseaddress: Solictor's RoadGloomy reception but comfortable rooms. The restaurant serves excellent food. On a small lane signposted off the main street.
Rishi Raj Hoteladdress: Solictor's RoadA budget hotel located near the ASTC bus stand at Solicitor's Road.
address: Janapath Chandan NagarA budget clean homestay, the first established in Jorhat. Home-cooked food is served.
Hotel New Parkaddress: Solictor's RoadExcellent spacious rooms and nice food.
phone: +91 3762300430address: Marwari PattyA luxury hotel located in the prime business location of Jorhat.
phone: +91 9864468605address: Sangsua Tea Estate, GatongaA beautiful golf resort located in a scenic tea estate.
phone: +91376 2370170address: A. T. Road, TarajanNice ambience at this boutique hotel, with quality food.
address: Jalukanibari, Na AliThengal Manor is 15km from Jorhat towards Titabor. It is a heritage house constructed in 1929 by Rai Bahadur Siva Prasad Barooah.