If you plan for a quiet holiday far away from the hectic world and surrounded by beautiful hills, deep valleys and lush greenery adding an ancient touch to take you back to an era you would have only read about, you need to visit Tezpur in Assam. On the northern banks of Brahmaputra lies Tezpur, the fifth largest city of the state of Assam. Called as the ‘Cultural Capital of Assam‘, the ancient city has ious myths associated with it. Ruins dating back to 4th century are found in this town, which is Assam’s oldest inhabited city. The picturesque landscape with snow clad Himalayan ranges and tea gardens make Tezpur an all time favorite for tourists. No wonder, it was favored by the British who ruled India.
The city acquired its name owing to a myth involving one of the rulers of Tezpur. Sonitpur district for which Tezpur is the headquarters, has 73 tea gardens and that includes the biggest tea garden in the world.