When you have suitably recovered from Darranga, take a trip to Tezpur. If you wish, you can take the `hop’ flight from Guwahati. Or go by road. There is an express bus service that passes through Tezpur. Once in this quaint little town, there is plenty to see. To begin with, it has the appearance of a hill station while having the Brahmaputra flowing by it: lying almost at the foothills of the great Himalayan range boarding China.
Archaeologists will find Tezpur equally fascinating. For all round it are dozens of temples and monuments. The nearby Bamuni Hills sport stone relics belonging to the 8th and 10th centuries.
Twelve km away from Tezpur aerodrome (Saloni) is the Sonai- Rupa Game Sanctuary. Like Assam’s other well-known game sanctuaries, this one preserves a great many species of animals. But Sonai –Rupa provides an even better scenic backdrop, lying as it does all along the Himalayan foothills.
From Tezpur take the `hop’ flight to the tea town of Jorhat; and on by road to Neamati Ghat. A short trip across the Brahmaputra on a ferry and you are on what is possibly the largest river –island in the world, Majuli. Every year the Brahmaputra floods and eats into this island and sometimes even threatens to wash it way completely. Apparently unmoved by the prospect of such a calamity are the various satras that are located on this island.