Eighty-four km beyond Kaziranga, Jorhat is the gateway to the north-east of Assam. It is famous for its sprawling tea gardens. It is the nerve centre of tea industry. It has the world renowned Teklai Experimental Centre. Research is carried out to find new varieties of tea and also therapeutic effects of green tea. Regional Research Laboratory which is situated here conducts investigation on plants, herbs and soil. There are also other organisations such as Assam Agricultural University, Technical School etc. From Jorhat, one may visit Majuli, the largest island on the Brahmaputra. In Majuli, there are numerous satras or monasteries. 60 kms aways from Jorhat, lies Nambar Forest reserve which is famous for being a rejuvenating hot spring. Further 90 kms down, one comes across Dimapur (in Nagaland), once the seat of Cachar Kingdom.
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