About Assam :
Assam......the rich, green
land of rolling plains and dense forests is the gateway to the north eastern
part of India. The mighty Brahmaputra river that has its origins in Tibet charts
its majestic course through this state. This mystic land of eternal blue hills
and beautiful rivers is renowned for its tea, rich flora and fauna, the world
famous one horned rhinoceros and other rare species of wildlife on the verge
of extinction. Barring Africa, there is perhaps no part of the world where such
a variety of wildlife exists. More ....
Assam Travel Information :
Places to See : Kaziranga
History of Assam :
Assam's history goes
back to ancient times. The base of this history can be found in Tantric literature,
Buddhist literature, Assamese folklore and Vedic literature. However, first
mention of the state of Assam is found in the epics and the religious legends.
The Aryans belonging to the priestly and warrior classes found their way into
Assam in very early times. Various places mentioned in the epics, like Mahabharata
etc. are now identified with sites in this state. More
Assam People & Lifestyle :
Assam is a mini-India if not more. The human landscape is as colourful as her
physiography. This land has been the meeting ground of diverse ethnic groups
and cultural streams since time immemorial. Throughout history, people of different
stocks have been migrating into this land and merged into a common harmonious
whole in a process of assimilation and fraternisation not to be seen much elsewhere
in India. More ....
Assam Fairs & Festivals :
is a land of fairs and festivals. Most of the festivals celebrated in Assam
have their roots in the diverse faith and belief of her inhabitants, but a spirit
of accommodation and togetherness characterizes the celebration of all festivals.
The perfect fusion of heritage of her numerous races has made Assam the home
of the most colorful festivals which are passionate, compelling and mesmerizing
reflecting the true spirit, tradition and lifestlye of the people of Assam.
Assam Art & Craft :
of Assam have traditionally been craftsmen from time immemorial. Though Assam
is mostly known for its exquisite silks and the bamboo and cane products, several
other crafts are also made here. More
Wildlife in Assam
: Kaziranga National
Park, The first and the oldest National Park in Assam situated in Golaghat District,
is a World Heritage site. Spread over an area of 430 sq. kms., Kaziranga National
Park is the natural home of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros. Declared a National
Park in 1974 the landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass,
rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools. More
Adventure in Assam :
One of the world's
largest rivers, the Brahmaputra and it's tributaries flow through the state
offering a wide network of rivers for various water sports. Angling, the river
Jia Bhoroli, Kapili and Manas are the best places for angling. The Jia Bhoroli
river is home to the fierce game fish, the Golden Mahseer, or tiger of the Himalayan
rivers. More ....
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