KNOW ASSAM

Assam is also known as the 'mystic land of tea'. The word Assam is derived from the Sanskrit word "Asom" meaning 'peerless'. The overwhelming tourist attraction of Assam lies in her enormous green stillness, strong waterways, attractive songs and dances, the lush green forest, wooded hills, boundless rolling plains, wide spread tea gardens, rich flora and fauna and the mystifying variety of wildlife. Assam is state of pleasant contrasts and exhilaration. Each and every part of the state has something celestial and astonishing diversity to offer. Assam is famous for its exquisite silks and products made out of bamboo and cane. It is a land of fairs and festivals. The main festivals are Majuli Festival, Elephant Festival etc. The capital, Guwahati, of north-eastern India's largest state, lies on the banks of Brahmaputra. It is a magnificent place and also known as the green paradise'.

GLIMPSE OF ASSAM

Area 78438 sq.km.
Capital Dispur
Languages Spoken Assamese, Hindi & English.
Best Time to Visit April to March.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Assam was known as 'Kamarupa' or 'Pragjyotish' in the period of the Epics. Assam is found in the epics and the religious legends. Tracking back to the roots of Assam's history, one finds Assam to be an ancient land that figured in international trade as far back as 100 B.C. Various places mentioned in the epics, like Mahabharata etc. are now identified with sites in this state. n 1935 self goverance in Assam was introduced. Assam plunged into the Quit India Movement in 1942 which was also popularly known as Peoples' Revolution.

HOW TO REACH

By ROAD:
A network of National Highways and other roads connect all the important cities of Assam. All the towns in Assam are well connected by the Assam State Transport Corporation. These buses also ply to the capitals of the neighbouring states.

By AIR :
Guwahati is well connected by air with all the major cities, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai .

By RAIL:
Assam is well connected by train with rest of India. There are train service from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Thiruvannanthapuram. The important railheads are Guwahati, Dimapur, Silchar, Haflong, Lumding and Tinsukia.

DESTINATIONS

Dispur, Guwahati, Sibsagar, Tezpur, Majapuli