As you know that Assam is one of the states of Northeast India and also known as the ” gateway to the Northeast”. If you haven’t been to Assam then pack your bags, choose your destinations and then start exploring. On your tour to Assam cover the one-horned rhinos and wild water buffaloes in Kaziranga National Park and also Manas National Park. Assam is also known as the Land of Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Assam is one of the least explored regions in the country, providing the beauty of nature, lush green valley, land of wild forests, mighty rivers, a huge area of tea plantation, spiritual sites and much more. The landscape of northeast India is breathtaking and is one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the entire world.
Assam is one of the most beautiful states of India, with majestic Brahmaputra river,
magnificent hills, rich flora, and fauna make every tourist’s paradise.
Assam is located in the North-East of India and is the largest northeastern state interns of the population while second in terms of areas. Assam covers an area of about 78,438 sq. km. The State is situated on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. It has Arunachal Pradesh to the north and borders Nagaland and Manipur to the east. Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura border Assam in the south and West Bengal to the west. It also shares international borders with Bhutan in the north and Bangladesh in the south.
Assam experiences a Tropical Monsoon Climate, with hot and humid summers and cool, dry winters. The temperature ranges between 35-38 degrees Celsius during Summers and between 8-10 degrees Celsius during Winters. Therefore, Assam experiences heavy rainfall and high humidity during summers and foggy winters, especially at night and in the mornings. Agriculture in Assam greatly depends on these rains. Spring and Autumn seasons are normally pleasant with moderate rainfall and temperature.
Traditional Dress- The Assamese dresses are very simple and mostly handloom. The women wear Mekhela Chador or Riha- Mekhla. The men wear ‘Suria’ or ‘dhoti’ and over it, they drape a chadar known as ‘Seleng’.
Folk Music- From the time of the Kamarupa Kingdom followed by the Ahom Dynasty, Assamese Culture has been Influenced by each of its rulers except the British rule
which ended the Ahom Dynasty. The indigenous folk music has influenced the folk music of artists like Bhupen Hazarika, Parvati Prasad Baruva, Jayanta Hazarika, Utpalendu Choudhury, Nirmalendu Choudhury, and many others.
Assamese Jewellery- Assamese ornaments are one of the most important parts of Assamese culture. It is generally made of gold termed as “Kesha Xoon” or raw gold. The ornaments are very beautiful to look at and are a very prestigious part of Assamese culture.
Cuisine – Comparing to other Indian dishes the Assamese dishes are less spicy. The Assamese people are mostly non-vegetarian, and their staple diet is rice. Fish, chicken, duck, pigeon, and pork are widely eaten and it’s quite popular. Fish curry is another favorite that is prepared as a sour dish called Machor Tenga.
The Assamese dish is incomplete without sweets and one of its specialties called pitha, made from rice. Til pitha (moulded sticky rice cake with black sesame filling), ghila pitha (fried rice cakes), sunga pitha (rice cake baked inside whole bamboo pieces), narikolor laaru (sweet coconut balls) and Kol pitha (banana pancakes) are some of these delicacies of the Assamese cuisine.
Attractive Places to visit in Assam
- Kamakhya Devi Temple
- Assam State Museum
- Dighali Pukhuri
- Nehru Park
- Umananda Temple
- Iskcon Temple
- Guwahati Tea Auction Centre
- Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden
- Science Museum
- Haflong Hill
- Haflong Lake
- Dakhinipat Satra
- Garmur Satra
- Auniati Satra
- Kamalabari Satra
- Joy Sagar
- Devi Dol
- Shiva Dol
- Vishnu Dol
- Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ajan Pir Dargah
- Chalapothar Shyam Gaon
- Jeypore Rainforest
- Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Namphake Village
- Naharkatia Town
- Koli Aai Thaan
- Barbarua Maidam
How to reach Assam
By Air- The fastest way to reach Assam is by taking a flight to Guwahati, the state’s capital, from any of the major cities of India, such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Banglore, among others. Guwahati’s airport, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, is the only International airport in this region and is 25km away from the city and you can get a pre-paid taxi right outside the terminal. And international destinations like Paro (Bhutan), and Bangkok (Thailand).
Also, there’s Dibrugarh Airport that is well connected with destinations like Dimapur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Guwahati.
By Railway- There are many railway stations in Assam that have good connectivity within the state and other prominent attractions in India like Calcutta, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Cochin. Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Nagaon, Tezpur, Jorhat, Silchar, and Golaghat, are the major railway hubs in Assam.
By Roadways- The road network in Assam is quite good and several national highways pass through the state. Assam State Transport Corporation or ASTC,
a state-owned road transport corporation of Assam, provides bus services within Assam and adjoining states. But If you are planning to travel by road try to avoid in the rainy season as the region receives heavy rainfall.
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