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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Blue Hills of Assam

Assam is a state located in the northeast part of India.Another name ofAssam is also asama which means peerless. It also falls on the Eastern Himalayas.It is known as a home of lordBrahma. If seen on the map Assam state is in the shape of a Y laid on its side or we can say it is a land consisting of valleys, plains and rivers. Something very interesting is that Brahmaputra River is the only male river in India.Assam is an epicentre for earthquake and terror affected state. Earthquakes and floods are very common in Assam. This state is divided into 27 districts. The main capital of Assam is Dispur. The main capital of Assam is Dispur.

Assam is one of the most enriched stateespecially in tea plantation and flourishing industry of wood, muga silk and petroleum resources.Known as the “Agricultural State” it is one of the most fertile areas in India. This place is rich in flora and fauna and with beautiful blue hills situated in this state.The main revenue income of this state is from tea estates where most of the people working in this estate are from Assam. It also stands third largest producer of petroleum and natural gas in the country.

Assam is said to be having beautiful scenery. That is why it is said to be a tourist attraction. It is a famous place for wildlife tourism. It consists of five national parks and fifteen wildlife sanctuaries, here rhino with one horned is very famous which is found in Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park is famous for tigers and a world heritage site.A part from wild life there are different types of adventure,few of them are like boat racing adventure,mountain biking and cycling adventure,trekking adventure and many more.

Tourist also get attracted towards Arts and crafts of Assam like things made of cane and bamboo, headgear known as “Japi”, terracottapottery and metal works of brass. There is a famous market like a roadside market known as Bhutiya where you can shop for good clothes at a lower price. The tourist goes to these markets for shopping. There are also malls where you get branded clothes.

Assamese is the main language spoken in this state apart from Bengali, Bodo,Karbi English and Hindi.

Assamese have great belief in faith and religious activities. It is known as a land of fairs and festivals. They all come together and celebrate all the festivals especially the Bohag Bihu, Kati Bihu, Magh Bihu and the third Bihu festival. They also celebrate festivals like Durga puja,Janmastami, Eid’s and Fakuwa. Talking about Assamese food it is not at all spicy. Assamese are mostly non vegetarian. Rice is the staple food along with dal, fish curry or meat curry or vegetables. Don’t miss out the sweet dish PITHA made from sweet coconut paste.Also don’t miss out on tasting the flavoured tea when visiting Assam.

The costume of the Assamese is mainly made fromMuga which is the wild silk or the golden silk fibre. Here silk is grown on a large scale.

The best part to travel is by road, railor by air.

Air is the fastest means oftransport. Guwahati is themain airport.

By Road it takes a longer time to travel especially from Mumbai, Chennai and other far off places.

By Rail it is little faster than road. Rajdhani Express is the best train between Delhi and Guwahati.

So come and experience the BLUE HILLS and the flavoured TEA in Assam.

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