Jorhat is one of the attractive cities of Assam. This city is well-known for its tea plantation areas. The history says In 1885, a narrow gauge train services had come in an operation and ultimately became the host in rapid growth of tea plantation with industry. Spreading northeast from Guwahati along the valley, Assam secure the superb Brahmaputra watersheds at the eastern part of the Himalayas, in the region known as Upper Assam.
Jorhat has mainly two Tea Research Centers: the famous Teklai Experimental Center and the Regional Research Laboratory. This great city was declared as administration head quarter of the Sibsagar district in 1911. Jorhat is the main centre for the region including an airport and road connections, and pronides the gateway to many other tourist places like Kaziranga, Nagaland and northern Arunachal Pradesh. Tourist can observe the superb site of the Ahom Kings in Rajmaidam. Jorhat is also famous for the Temple of Buri Gohoni and for storing British Imperial mementos as travel destination.
At rescent, the district spreading over 2851 sq. km. with a population of 8.7 lakhs and a density of 306 persons sq. km. The sex ratio is 913 here. Jorhat has a great importance for providing the unique Vaishnavite culture of Majuli, the largest river island in the world.Tourist also can visit the Tocklai Research Association that is situated near thecity and refered as the oldest research centers of this type.
The Nambar Forest Reserve which is famous for its rejuvenating hot spring, is only 60 kms. from Jorhat. The average annual rainfall of the district is 2029 mm. Another attraction of Jorhat is the annual tea festival , along with temple of Buri Gohani, British imperial mementos, the hanging platform to hang Freedom Fighters in front of the jail, Hatigar, Dekiakowa Bornamghar, Borbetai Than, Garakiadhol Temple, Garmur Satra and Dakinpat Satra and many others.
Among the all cities of Assam, Jorhat is one of the most attracted places and become the real hub of attractions. The healthy education system and cultural lifestyle of Jorhat can be shown from the calculation that District has as many as five Daily News papers published here. They are known as-The Janambhumi group and G.L. Publication groups, The Saptahik Janambhumi, The Dainik Janambhumi and Eastern Clarion. The city has a good sandwitch of both ancient and modern culture and the folk are striving to maintain old culture, traditions and practices.
The Jorhat Govt. High School is the oldest school founded in 1883 with special encouragment for Science education. The Jagannath Barooah College is the oldest College in the district estblished in 1930 is the first college in upper Assam. The Teklai Experimental Centre is also situated in Jorhat. There is also a modern golf course at the Gymhkan Club as well.
Jorhat is the base of learning with only Agricultural University in the whole N.E.Region-Assam Agricultural University, founded in 1948 including the Engineering College, Regional Research Laboratory, Prince of Wales College of Polytechnic established on 1926, Tocklai Tea Research Centre established on 1911 along with other important establishment like Air Forece Base, ONGC, Oil etc.