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Assam

Kaziranga National Park - Assam, IndiaAssam, as a tourist destination corresponds to a world of pleasant contrasts and excitement. Each place of the state has something celestial and amazing diversity to offer. Journey through this land is bound to stir up your mind and stimulate you to see more, learn more. Many call it a land of magic and ethreal. Some call it a green paradise. As the most vibrant part of the North Eastern India, Assam combines so many and such varied passions and beauties that one has to take a pause atleast for its praise. People have always been drawn here. It is a wonderful place to live in and to celebrate the colourful festivals of all seasons.

Fast Facts of Assam :-

Area 78,438 sq. km.
Population 26.6 Million
Capital Dispur
Climate in Summer March to June - [Warm]
Climate in Monsoon July to August - [Warm]
Clothing in Summer Cotton
Clothing in Winter Light Woolens or Cotton
Languages Spoken Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English
Best Time to Visit October to May

Places to Visit

Kaziranga National Park

This place is best known for its' large population of the one-horned Rhinoceros, a species that once faced extinction.

Manas Sanctuary

Previously known as North Kamrup, Manas was declared a sanctuary in 1928. It was established as the core of the Manas Tiger Reserve with effect from April 1973, and designated a World Heritage site in December 1985. Upgrading of the sanctuary to national park status is being considered. Manas harbours by far the greatest number (21) of India's Schedule I mammals of any protected area in the country. Many are typical of South-east Asian rain forest and have their westernmost distribution here. Its' wetlands are of international importance. It is also the single most important site for the future survival of the pygmy hog and hispid hare.

Sualkuchi

This place is famous for producing golden silk thread.

Hajo

This is home to the Pua-Mecca mosque, set up by an Iraqi Prince who turned preacher and travelled all the way to Assam in the 12th century. Also visit the Hayagriba Madhava Temple, reached by a long stone stairway.

Madan Kamdev

It is an archaeological site where erotic sculptures and other stone carvings abound.

Sibsagar

The capital of the mighty Ahoms, former rulers of Assam, is a fast developing urban settlement. The town, whose name means "the ocean of Lord Shiva", is strewn with the ruins of a powerful empire. The most remarkable of these is the 200 year old Sibsagar tank. On its banks are three significant temples - Shivadol, Vishnudol and Devidol. Also visit the Ahom Museum.

Dibrugarh

This is the largest tea exporting town in India. You can visit the tea gardens located in and around the town.

Tezpur

Near Tezpur lie the ruins of 'Da Parbatia' stone temples. Other architectural remains include those of Agnigarh, Bamuni Hills, Bhairavi and Mahabhairab temples and the twin tanks of Bar Pukhuri and Padum Pukhuri.

Eco Camp

The Eco Camp is a unique experiment by the Assam Anglers' Association and the state's Forest Department. The Nameri National Park is nearby.

Digboi

Digboi is Assam's oil city with a history going back to the early 18th century, when oil was first discovered in the area. It has a hundred year old oil-field still producing oil and the world's oldest operating oil refinery. Visit the continent's oldest oil well - the Discovery Well, completed in 1889 AD. The Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is a safe haven for extremely rare white winged wood duck and many migratory birds. Digboi also has an 18-hole golf course.

Location:
Situated between 90-96 degree East Iongitude and 24-28 degree North latitude, Assam is bordered in the north and east by the kingdom of Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Along the south lies Nagaland, Manipur and to athe extreme south lies Mizoram. Meghalaya lies to her southwest, West Bengal and Bangladesh to her west.

Season :
Assam dwells in different moods at different points of time. She has four well-defined seasons, summer, monsoon, winter and spring. Winter season is from October to March and Spring starts from April. This is the best time to visit Assam. A mild and moderate climate never given to extreme cold or heat, is the main feature of Assam's climate.

Dresses :
Light woolen in winter and cotton in summer.

Transport & Communication:
Air: The Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air with New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. The Indian Airlines, Sahara and Jet Airways operate regular flights to Guwahati. The other towns of Assam to which Indian Airlines operates flights are Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, North Lakhimpur and Silchar. Air India operates flights to Bangkok and other places through Bangkok.


Rail: Assam is well connected by train with the rest of the country. There are train services from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin & Thiruvanantapuram. The B.G. line connection is upto Dibrugarh and the M.G. line also connects Haflong and Silchar.


Bus Service: A network of National Highways and other roads connect all the important places of Assam. All the towns of Assam are well connected by the Assam State Transport Corporation and other tourist bus services. These buses also ply to the capitals of the neighboring states.
 

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