High Season : Oct - Mar
27 - 14℃
Low Season : Apr - May
33 - 22℃
Nearest Airport -JRH
Jorhat Airport
Nearest Train Stations -JTTN
Jorhat Town railway station


"Jorhat" or "Jorehaut" refers to two hats or mandis, "Macharhat" and "Chowkihat," that existed in the 18th century on opposite sides of the Bhugdoi River. Jorhat was the Ahom Kingdom's last capital. In 1794, King Gaurinath Singha of Ahom moved the capital from Sibsagar (formerly "Rangpur") to Jorhat. The city was a prosperous commercial metropolis, but it was completely destroyed after a series of Burmese invasions in 1817 until the arrival of British troops under the leadership of David Scott and Captain Richard in 1824. 

 The British administrative system became popular with the establishment of the Tana Police. During the great "sepoy mutiny", the anti-British conspiracy planned by Maniram Dewan and Piyali Barua was destroyed, and these leaders were publicly hanged at this location in 1858. 

 In 1885, the narrow-gauge train service (Jorhat Provincial Railway) started operating, which eventually became a key factor in the rapid growth of the tea industry. It was declared the administrative seat of the undivided Sibsagar district in 1911, which includes today's Sibsagar, Jorhat, and Golaghat as well as parts of the Karbi Anglong district. The current Jorhat district was created in 1983 when it was separated from the Sibsagar district. This place has the history of the mighty Ahom Kingdom; one of the Ahom fighters liberated the city from the Mughal rulers, and the people of Assam respected this.

Facts & Culture

Jorhat is one of the largest cities in Assam and the entrance to Assam and Nagaland. The city is popularly known as the ' Tea Capital Of The World' with its numerous Tea Plantations attracting thousands of tourists every year. The city is also famous for Tocklai Tea Research Centre, Cinnamaora Tea Estate. Since the time of the Ahom ruler, Majuli has been the main pilgrimage site for Vaisnawis. Nearly a century ago, the prevailing cultural diversity of Jorhat inspired people's enthusiasm for participating in cultural activities. In the northern part of the area, the Yarlung Zangbo River has formed the largest riparian island in the world, Majoli island has been the main pilgrimage site for Vaisnawis since the time of the Ahom rulers. Other important destinations to visit are the Lachit Barophukan's Maidan and the temple of Hatighar. The cultural diversity that prevailed in Johart nearly a century ago inspired people to participate in cultural activities for decades.  It is also called " The Cultural Capital Of India" as it gave birth to many musicians, historians, writers.

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