Jorhat is a beautiful city located in Jorhat district of Assam. Jorhat was "The last Capital of the Ahom Kingdom", there are places of major archeological significance around jorhat.
The world's largest river Island, Majuli is located in Jorhat district. Jorhat is also a centre for the tea industry. One can visit the lush green plantations and the Toklai Experimental Centre, where research is carried out on tea.
The city of Jorhat is well connected by rail, road and air transport. There is an airport at Jorhat named Rowriah Airport. Jorhat is connected to Mariani Junction through rail track. And the road connectivity is also quite strong with National Highway 37 passing through the district. The city of Jorhat is 314 kms from Guwahati by National Highway 37. This road connects lower Assam with upper Assam as well as North Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. If a tourist plans to explore the upper Assam area, Jorhat can be a good base.
Economy of Jorhat is primarily dependent on Tea & Agriculture. The entire Jorhat district is surrounded by tea plantations and has tea factories. There are about 135 tea gardens surrounded in Jorhat district. Known as the cultural capital of Assam, Jorhat has much to offer to its visitors. A great time to visit the city is during the various festivals that add color and vivacity to the city. Festivals like the Bihu festival, Behdeinkhlam, Chad Sukra, and the Tea Festival give you a glimpse of the city's eclectic culture through the traditional artifacts, and local art forms. The Laho Dance performed during the harvest festival is one of the highlights of tribal culture and an unforgettable viewing experience.
Travelers are drawn to Jorhat in large numbers as the city boasts of various places of interest with historical significance as well as natural beauty. The Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary located near the main city is a must visit site for nature lovers as it houses several rare animal and bird species. The Garh Ali is another important historical monument as it recounts the memoirs of the Ahom dynasty. Other sites worth visiting in Jorhat include Thengal Manor, Burigosian, Devalay, and Bangalpukhuri.