Assam’s Biswanath Ghat Is India’s Best Tourism Village; Here’s What You Can Do Here

by Tejashee Kashyap
Assam’s Biswanath Ghat Is India’s Best Tourism Village; Here’s What You Can Do Here

Nestled in Assam, there’s a serene and culturally rich destination that beckons travellers seeking an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience. Situated in the Biswanath district, Biswanath Ghat is a lesser-known gem that offers a plethora of captivating attractions, vibrant culture, and natural wonders. Moreover, this village is India’s Best Tourism Village 2023.

What Makes It A Special Destination?

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, confirmed the development and said that out of 791 applications from all over the country, the Central Ministry of Tourism shortlisted his state. Biswanath Ghat’s history dates back to ancient times, and it has been a significant centre for religious and cultural activities for centuries. The stunning ghat, situated on the Brahmaputra River, has the name of the historic Biswanath Mandir.

Whether you are a history buff, a nature enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or an adventure seeker, this enchanting destination has something to offer everyone. A visit to Biswanath Ghat is not just a journey; it is an immersion into the heart and soul of Assam. The warm and hospitable nature of the local people adds to the charm.

Despite being a relatively lesser-known destination, Biswanath Ghat offers a range of comfortable accommodation options to suit various budgets. The accommodation options are mainly centred in the nearby town of Biswanath Chariali. You can choose to stay in cosy guesthouses, or even explore the option of homestays.

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Things To Do Here In Biswanath Ghat

Delve into the enchanting world of Biswanath Ghat, revealing its historical significance and the many activities that await eager travellers:

  • The Biswanath Temple, constructed in the traditional Ahom architectural style, features intricate carvings, and exquisite sculptures. The peaceful ambience invites visitors to explore its spiritual essence.
  • For those seeking adventure, the nearby Manas National Park offers a thrilling experience with its jungle safaris. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a variety of wildlife.
  • One of the most breathtaking sights in Biswanath Ghat is the sunrise over the Brahmaputra. The serene mornings at the riverbank are a spectacle to behold.
  • There are a number of temples in the vicinity, including one for Shiva near the confluence of the Bridhaganga and Brahmaputra rivers. The Shiva temple, however, is now in ruins and is underwater throughout the summer.

So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to this paradise tucked away and discover the wonders that await you in Biswanath Ghat.

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