Jorhat is one of the major cities of Assam and a doorway to both Assam and Nagaland. Jorhat district was carved out of the Sibsagar District in 1983. It is one of Assam's largest towns and derives its name from two haats or bazaars "Macharhat and Chowkihat" on the banks of River Bhogdoi, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. The place has a history of the mighty Ahom Kingdom; one of the Ahom warriors liberated the city from the Mughal rulers for which he retans the respect of the people of Assam. The city is also home to the renowned historical monuments of Assamese culture. It has powerful water-bodies like the Brahmaputra River, which forms the largest riverine island, Majuli, the principal place of pilgrimage of Vaishnavites since the times of the Ahom rulers. The cultural diversities which prevailed in Jorhat nearly a century ago has inspired the people to participate in cultural activities through the decades and as a result Jorhat has been able to produce many creative writers, musician, actors, historians and journalists, terming Jorhat "The Cultural Capital of Assam".
Beautiful, famous and a symbol of historical relevance is what makse Jorhat the soul of Assam. The city echoes with the bravery of the last Ahom warriors who liberated the people from the shackles of Mughal rulers. The tiny town is home to the exclusive Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary and one of the world's largest riverine islands, Majuli, visited for art, culture and spirituality.
Jorhat Airport also known as Rowriah Airport is located at Rowriah, 7 Kilometres South-West of Jorhat city, Assam
Jorhat Town railway station is a main railway station in Jorhat district, Assam. Its code is JTTN and it serves Jorhat city. The station consists of 2 platforms.
Has frequent services to Sivasagar (one hour), Tezpur (four hours), and Guwahati (seven hours, eight buses 6am to noon)
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