Best Time To Visit: October to April
'Land of Mystery and Magic', 'Land of Red River and Blue Hills', 'A Travelersí Paradise' - whatever you may call it, Assam is definitely a nature lover's ultimate travel destination. It allures travelers from far and wide, to visit its numerous monuments, lagoons and islands. Home of the one horned rhino, Assam is surrounded by wide stretches of paddy fields, rivers and rivulets. It is therefore a hotspot for the pilgrims, nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. However, to enjoy the scenes and sights of this unique land in its true sense, one must plan his/ her trip in sync with the weather, keeping the ideal time to visit the place in mind.
Another factor that should be taken into account, while planning the trip to Assam, is its festive season, when the tourists will be able to see the true colors and customs of the state. Coming back to the weather, Assam experiences neither too hot nor too cold conditions. There are 4 distinct seasons in the state - summer, monsoon, spring and winter. Summer starts from mid May and has high humidity and rainfall. This is followed by the monsoons during June, when there are heavy showers and thunderstorms, called Bordoicella, which mark the afternoons. Spring and autumn has moderate temperature and rainfall, whereas winter starts from October and lasts till February.
Weather changes might be seen in Assam regionally, For instance, the plains of Assam have a tropical climate, with high humidity and the hills have a sub alpine climate. However, the basic climatic conditions remain the same throughout the state. In general, the best time to visit Assam is from October to April which is also the festive season of Assam. Bhogali Bihu or the harvest festival is celebrated in the month of January whereas Rongali Bihu falls in the month of April. So, people, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and enjoy the true spirit and taste of Assam, in the peak travel season for the state.