District at a glance

  •  Division: Upper Assam
  •  Headquarter: Jorhat
  •  Sub-Divisions: 2 nos.
  •  Revenue Circles: 5 nos.
  •  Development Blocks: 6 nos.
  •  Geographical Area: 1758 km²
  •  Population: 924952
  •  Literacy: 82.78%
  •  Revenue Villages: 600
  •  Panchayats: 90 nos.


Jorhat city is located in the Jorhat district of Assam, India. Jorhat district is bounded by Majuli district on north, Nagaland state on the south, Sibsagar on the east and Golaghat on the west. It is well connected by rail, road and air modes of transport.

How to reach Jorhat:

By Air:

Jorhat Airport, commonly known as the Rowriah Airport, is located within the city itself and this makes traveling to the place by air all the more easier. Jorhat is well connected by air, with daily flights from Guwahati and kolkata, and four flights a week from New Delhi .

By Rail:

Jorhat has its own Railway Station named as Jorhat Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Assam. The railway link for Jorhat is provided by the Farkating Mariani branch railway station, which has regular trains from the city to Guwahati. It is also well connected with the other major cities of Assam as well as the rest of India. 

By Road:

The city of Jorhat is about 308 km from Guwahati, a distance that is covered in about 6 hours by regular buses connecting both the cities. There are state as well as private bus services that are used for transportation to and from the place.


Culture and Festivals:

Tea festival:

The Tea Festival is held in the district of Jorhat in the northeastern state of Assam in India. Jorhat is well-known for its extensive tea gardens, and is the nerve centre of the tea industry. Jorhat has the world famous Tocklai Experimental Centre. In this place research work is carried out to find new varieties of tea and also the curative effects of green tea. The island of Majuli, the largest island on the Brahmaputra, and the Nambar Forest Reserve can be visited from Jorhat. In Majuli there are numerous monasteries and the Nambar Forest Reserve is famous for being a regenerating hot spring.

Description of Tea Festival:

The Tea Festival in Jorhat is all about tea, music and gaiety. The Tea Festival in Jorhat brings about a world of festivity with a warm and traditional cordial reception. The Jorhat Tea Festival offers an excellent package of fun and excitement. The celebrations of the Festival of Tea in Jorhat include visit to the tea gardens, playing golf, safaris into the jungles, tasting delicious food items, shopping and cultural entertainment. The adventure sports on offer include angling and rafting in turbulent rivers. The Tea Festival of Jorhat in Assam is a pleasant blend of a business trip and a pleasure trip. Along with the beauty and cultural diversity of Assam, tourists can also meet the warm hearted people of Assam.

Time of Celebration of Tea Festival:

The Tea Festival in Jorhat, in the state of Assam, is celebrated every year with great enjoyment, fun and entertainment.