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Gracious Assam
Overview of the State
Assam - the Investment Climate
Origin
The Place & People
Places to See
Socio Economic Profile
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Overview of the State


Assam

- a land of natural beauties, lush green, rivers, lakes, hills, animals -is the gateway to the North East India. It is a land of unexplored opportunities, gifted with abundant natural resources. It is one of the major States of North East India. Amazingly Assam is a multi- ethnic society but the mother tongue of the people of Assam is Assamese. Assam is famous for tea plantations and one horned rhinoceros which are found in abundance in Kaziranga National Park. Assam is also famous for petroleum production. Assam is such a beautiful state, totally different from the other states of India, that one should include the state in their tour itinerary to explore a different world.

It is one of the seven north-eastern states (together called as 'seven sisters'), which is situated just below the eastern Himalayan foothills, and bordered by the Kingdom of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to its north-east. The states of Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram lie in the south, while Meghalaya lies to the south-west. West Bengal and Bangladesh are to its west. The state of Assam spreads over an area of 78,438 sq.kms and has a population of 26,638,407.

Blessed with several natural gifts, Assam is dominated by the massive Brahmaputra River which has its origins in Tibet. The state is bestowed with vast alluvial plains and dense forests, tracts of paddy and tea and oil from the deep depths of the earth. In Assam, you can see a variety of flora and fauna that includes some very rare species. In fact, after Africa, Assam is perhaps the only part of the world where a wide variety of wildlife exists. Besides, Assam's colorful fairs and festivals, rich art and culture and cuisine will surely leave you spellbound.


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