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Assam

The Gateway to North East of India

Assam is the largest among the north eastern states of India. It is the central state in the North-East Region and serves as the gateway to the rest of the Seven Sister States. Any tour to North East India is incomplete and inconceivable if Assam is not in the itinerary. Assam has several major attractions for tourists traveling to North East India.

The landscape with its rare combination of plains, mountains and Plateaus is a treat for the eye. The area is rich in bio-diversity with a number of wildlife preserves in the state. Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park are of international fame for their bio diversity and tourist friendliness. Assam is the home of the largest number of one horned rhinos in the world. A wide variety of flora and fauna, many of which are in the endangered list, can be seen here.

Assam is a land of myths, mysteries, lores and legends. It is one of the most forested States of India. Assam is also known for its handicraft items made in cane, bamboo, bras etc.

Ethnic diversity of Assam is also unique. A large number of tribes such as the Bodo, Kachari, Karbi, Miri, Mishimi, Rabha, etc co-exist in Assam. There are also tribal people of central India who were brought to Assam by the British for Tea cultivation. The state is a melting pot of a number of ethnic, cultural groups who co-exist in the state.

With its ruins and monuments, natural beauty and exotic wildlife, colourful people and their colourful festivals and wide range of adventure sports, Assam is fast coming up as one of the most attractive tourist destinations of India.

General Information about Assam
Capital : Dispur (Guwahati)
Area : 78,438sq km.
Population : 2,66,38,407
Principal Language: Assamese
Literacy Rate : 64.28%
No. of Districts : 24

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