Located in the eastern part of India, Assam shares its borders with all the Northeastern states as well as international borders with Bangladesh and the Kingdom of Bhutan. The state which has given its name to one of the most popular types of tea, has more than just tea to offer to the discerning traveller. It is known for its biodiversity, unspoilt natural beauty, the mighty Brahmaputra valley, Muga silk and its UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Kaziranga and Manas national parks.
Fed by the river valleys of the mighty Brahmaputra and Barak rivers, this verdant paradise consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, and numerous wetland ecosystems. Rolling hills, lush green paddy fields and the friendly laid back lifestyle of its people, add to her charisma.
Assam has been the thriving hub of a number of indigenous hill and plain tribes people, which continue to hold onto their unique legacy. They offer an insight into the anthropological evolution of native cultures and traditions.
Home to the rare one-horned rhino and the Royal Bengal tiger, Kaziranga and Manas national parks, along with other sanctuaries like Pobitora and Orang, offer the perfect getaway to wildlife enthusiasts. Assam also boasts of playing host to rare species of birds and orchids.
Other interesting destinations like Majuli, one of the largest river islands in the world, is considered as the cultural capital of the state and home to the Assamese Neo-Vaishnavite movement. The Kamakhya temple, located on Nilachal hill, is one of the most sacred shrines of the Mother Goddess and hosts annual Ambubachi festival that draws in pilgrims from all over the world. Sibsagar, the ancient capital of Assam and the seat of power of the Ahom kingdom, has various monuments like Rang Ghar, Kareng Ghar and Talatal Ghar, offers an insight into the architecture of the state.