Assam is best known as the state of hills or the green state. The state is all surrounded by beautiful hills. It is the queen of the North East. Assam has been recognized as the gateway to North East. This mystic land of eternal blue hills and beautiful rivers is renowned for its tea, rich flora and fauna, the world famous one horned rhinoceros and other rare species of wildlife on the verge of extinction.
Barring Africa , there is perhaps no part of the world where such a variety of wildlife exists. As the most vibrant part of the North Eastern India, Assam combines so many and such varied passions and beauties that one has to take a pause at least for its praise. People have always been drawn here. It is a wonderful place to live in and to celebrate the colorful festivals of all seasons.
Assam is mainly an agricultural state. The famous Assam Tea is grown in hilly regions. Main crops produced are rice, tea, jute, sugarcane and fruits. Main Industries of Assam are Textile, Tea, Oil-refineries and Plywood. The average temperature of Assam is 29 degree centigrade and the maximum temperature is 16 degree centigrade.
The rainfall in Assam ranks among the highest in the world. Annual rainfall varies from 70 inches in the west to 120 inches in the east per year. Its population is a confluence of streams of different races and tribes like the Austrics, the Aryans, Negroids, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Tibetans, and Mongoloid. They have enriched each other and have evolved to give a distinctive identity to the Assamese people.
Populations: 22,414,322 (2001 census provisional figures)
Languages: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English
Best touring season
Between October and May