Welcome to the NorthEast of India
|Kamakhya Temple, The Goddess on the Nilachal Hills is an important place of worship in the Hindu mythology. This is one of the 51 Pithasthan.
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OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES OF ASSAM
It is also known as the Manchester of Assam. Situated about 24 km from greater Guwahati, Sualkuchi is famous for hand-made silk products like Muga, Pat and Endi.
It is the first bridge over the river Brahmaputra. Other two bridges are Bhumaraguri Bridge, near Tezpur and Naranarayan Setu in Lower Assam.
It is a unique religious place where three religions meet- Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism
It is a world famous place, about 9 km away from Haflong, the district headquarter of North Cachar Hills. It is mainly famous for bird mystery- certain migratory birds come here to die during the period from August to November. So, it has become an attraction to ornithologists.
It is considered as the hub of Assam tea industry. World famous Tocklai Tea Research Station stands here. The Regional Research Labortory, Assam Agricultural University, Technical school and Industrial Institute are also located here.
It is a place of eternal love. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Krishna's grandson Aniruddha married Usha, the daughter of Banraja, a Kachari King. Bana was a follower of Lord Shiva. Shiva and Krishna fought a battle over the love-marriage between Aniruddha and Usha. This battle is known as Hari- Harar Larai. The old name of Tezpur is Sonitpur. To many, IT IS THE CLEANEST TOWN OF ASSAM TODAY.
It is the glory of the past and the capital of the mighty Ahoms, who ruled Assam for more than six hundred years till the advent of British. The town dedicated to Lord Shiva its name literally meaning the Ocean of Shiva is strewn with tell tale ruins of a powerful empire. Them ost remarkable landscape of the town is the 200 year old Sibsagar tank comprising 129 good acres.
MAJULI: THE WORLD'S LARGEST RIVER ISLAND
|Majuli the largest river island in the world. This is a world heritage site.
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It is the commercial capital of the Northeast. Its markets are busy and noisy and well stocked, especially with local handicraft. The places to shop for handicraft and handloom items include the State Government's department store, Pragjyotika at Ambari as well a many privately owned shops in Pan Bazar and Fancy Bazar, the business hub of the N-E, that sell a range of items- from muga silk ro bell metal, canework to woollen shwals and elegant Naga and Manipuri jackets. of late, the Central Government upgraded the Borjhar airport naming it as 'Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport'.
ASSAM OUR HERITAGE
Assam is the heartland of north east India. Nestled with scenic beauty and enchanting hills, the legendary "Pragjyotishpur" is the gateway to north east. It is the most populous and second largest in the far-flung region.
Standing on either banks of the Brahmaputra, Guwahati-the City of Eastern Light- is a bustling, busy and crowded city. The term "Guwahati" consists of two words : "Guwa" meaning Areca nut and "Hat" meaning market or market for Areca nut.
Assam was known as Pragjyotisha in the Mahabharata; and Kamarupa in the 1st millennium. Assam gets it name from the Ahom kingdom (1228-1826), then known as Kingdom of Assam. The British province after 1838 and the Indian state after 1947 came to be known as Assam.
On February 27, 2006 the Government of Assam started a process to change the name of the state to Asom, a controversial move that has been opposed by the people and political organizations.
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State language Assamese (Oxomiya)
State song O mor aponar dex by Laxminath Bezbarua
State animal One-Horned Rhino (Gor)
State bird White-Winged Wood Duck (Deohah)
State tree Hollong
State dance Bihu
State flower Foxtail Orchids (Kopou phul)
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Established 15 August 1947
Largest city Guwahati
Governor Shiv Charan Mathur
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (126)
• Density 26,655,528 (14th)
• 340 /km2 (881 /sq mi)
Language(s) Assamese, Bodo, Bengali (Barak Valley)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 78,438 km² (30,285 sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 IN-AS
Assam had a legislature since 1937
How to reach Guwahati??
Guwahati is well connected by air, rail and road.
Accommodation (Where to stay)
Tourist Lodge and hotels ranging from 2 star category to 4 star category hotels are available here. Bellevue, Brahmaputra Ashok, Nandan, Hotel Dynasty, Mayur, Rituraj, Blue Moon, Raj Mahal, Prag Continental etc. are some of them.