A Voyage to Applaud the Beauty of Karbi Anglong

Updated [20/Oct/2023] Assam is primarily celebrated for its diverse biodiversity, hosting renowned national parks such as Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora National Park, and Manas National Park, among others. While the state is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, it has comparatively less to offer for mountain lovers, especially when compared to neighbouring states like Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Nagaland. In Assam, the only districts that provide a mountainous terrain are Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

One of the lesser-explored gems in Assam, Karbi Anglong is renowned for its attractions such as Koko Falls, Khanduli, Umwang, and Amreng. The primary draw for visitors to Karbi Anglong is the trekking expeditions to Singhason. Initially named Mikir Hill, Karbi Anglong, also known as the land of the Karbis, stands out as one of the largest districts in Assam, often considered the heart of the region. Nestled in the centre of Assam, this vast and beautiful district boasts diverse and rare flora and fauna that have, so far, remained unexplored. While the summer months (June to August) in Karbi Anglong can be characterized by hot and humid weather, the rest of the year offers pleasant and invigorating conditions. The peak tourist season to explore the district is from October to March.

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Top three sightseeing landmarks of Karbi Anglong

Khanduli - Located in the block or tehsil of Donka, within the district of Karbi Anglong, Khanduli is often referred to as the New Zealand of the East because of its stunning landscapes and vistas. Characterized by temperate grassland, Khanduli features undulating molds that resemble desert sand dunes, particularly enchanting in the moonlight. This unique topography draws numerous tourists who are captivated by its scenic beauty. Khanduli's grassland, with its secluded ambiance and otherworldly charm, is a popular choice for honeymooners. Additionally, the region attracts trekkers who embark on trekking expeditions to Umwang, a destination connected to Khanduli.

Umwang - Nestled in the Donka tehsil of the Karbi Anglong district in Assam, the tranquil village of Umwang offers a breathtaking backdrop to behold. Umwang's tableland is embraced by three small rivers on three sides, with a larger river encircling it. In close proximity to Meghalaya and the temperate grassland and tourist hub, Khanduli, Umwang is connected to Khanduli via a bridle path, making it an excellent trekking route. Beyond relishing the scenic beauty, treks to and from Khanduli, as well as excursions to the Baithalangso Tikka, are organized. Additionally, activities such as angling and river rafting in the Barapani River add to the allure, attracting tourists to this serene destination.

Amreng - Amreng, a river cape, stands out as a key attraction in the Karbi Anglong district. Surrounded by dense evergreen forests and adorned with vibrant blue waters, this tourist spot is synonymous with Panimoor or Koka hills on maps, denoting different names for the same locale. Renowned for its enchanting scenic beauty, Amreng draws nature enthusiasts who are captivated by its allure. Photographers with an interest in nature photography also find this destination appealing, eager to capture the natural beauty that defines the landscape.

Last but not least, along with a tranquil respite amid nature in Karbi Anglong, you can also opt for some wildlife enthusiasm at Kaziranga National Park or Pobitora National Park, both located in close proximity to Karbi Anglong. Conduct Jungle Safari Booking for Pobitora or Kaziranga to give the serene trip a thrilling dimension.

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Aditi Paul

A degree holder of B.A. and M.A. in English from University of Calcutta, Aditi is an enthusiastic and professional content writer. Being a keen travelling and tourism fanatic herself, she has contributed to the website of Global Tourism of India pvt ltd. with her well researched and fact-based valuable blogs and articles. With sheer dedication to exploration she is well-versed about general tourism and wildlife tourism of India.