Often referred to as the 'Cultural Capital of Assam', Jorhat is one of the major cities present in the state. This place was initially formed by two markets or hats (Macharhat and Chowkihat), on the western and eastern banks of the river Bhogdoi. In fact, it is the fastest growing cosmopolitan towns, with having the highest number of educated residents in the state. Also, you can see the burial site of the Ahom Kings in Rajmaidam. The cultural diversities that prevailed in Jorhat around a century ago has inspired the people to participate in cultural activities over the decades and as a result, this city has been able to produce many musician, creative writers, actors, journalists, and historians making this city- "the Cultural Capital of Assam" & "the Knowledge City of Assam". Along with that, tea plantations, gardens, clubs and the famous Tocklai Research Association are worth visiting during the tour. Plan a visit to this place by booking the Jorhat holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and enjoy a memorable Jorhat tour with us.
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Jorhat is known as the key centre of the tea industry of India. During the 1860s and 1870s, the entire city was gradually developed with a number of tea gardens. Being the dull and lonely life at the plantation sites, the planters set up a club in this area. In the year 1876, the planters led by the Superintendent of the Jorhat Tea Co. - J. Huttman, built a club and racecourse in this state.
Tocklai Tea Research Centre:
This Tea Research Centre is one of the oldest and largest tea research stations in the world, where research on all types of tea cultivation and processing is performed. It was established in the year 1911.
It is a tank situated on the southern side of the Jorhat city, near Na-ali. The history of it dates back to the year 1739.
This Bhawan was built in the year 1880 by Raibahadur Shiva Prasad Barooah. He, then started a weekly in the local language in 1929 from the Bhavan and later, established a printing press and an office therein. He also started a daily newspaper called 'Dainik Batari' with Bagmibar Nilamani Phukan as the editor-in-chief. It was the first daily newspaper in Assamese and also, the first daily newspaper in any language published from a village in India.
This is an important Sakta Shrine situated in heart of Jorhat city. The temple enshrines the image of Burigosain, along with the priest, which was brought from Jayantiya and was at first, established at Rangpur.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other major tourist attractions of city that you must include in your Jorhat travel itinerary are, Raja Maidam, Lachit Borphukan's Maidam, Jorhat District Museum, Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan, Ayur Sanjeeva, Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium, Jagannath Temple, Kunwori Pukhuri and Garh Ali etc./div>