Assam Tour Guide

Assam Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Assam is a state lying in the northeastern part of India. The capital of the state is Dispur. The state is situated towards the south of the eastern portion of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Assam is made up of the river valleys of the Barak and Brahmaputra together with the North Cachar and Karbi Anglong hills. The state is a territory of verdant valleys, blue mountains, as well as a red river. The state is affluent in its culture and biodiversity.

Geographical location of Assam

The state of Assam is situated between 24°8’ North and 28°2’ North latitudes and 89°42’ East and 96° East longitudes. Assam shares its boundaries with six of the other Seven Sister States and they are Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura. With respect to geography, Assam and the other states join with the other parts of the country thru a thin piece of land in the state of West Bengal which is known as the “Chicken’s Neck” or the Siliguri Corridor. The international frontiers of Assam are shared with Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Some interesting facts and figures about Assam

  • Area: 78,550 km2 or 30,330 sq miles.
  • Elevation: Ranging from 150-6,000 feet.
  • Climate: Overall, Assam features a moderate climate. During summer in the state, the maximum temperature recorded is 35-38°C and the minimum temperature during the same time is 22°C. The maximum temperature in the winter months is 25°C and the minimum temperature recorded is 10°C.
  • Rainfall: The average annual rainfall is around 1,500 mm.
  • Largest city: Guwahati
  • Capital city: Dispur
  • Population: 31,169,272 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Tarun Gogoi
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, English and a number of tribal languages including Bodo.
  • Best season to visit: From October to March.

State symbols

  • Animal: One-horned rhinoceros (Gor)
  • Bird: White-winged wood duck (Deo haah)
  • Tree: Hollong
  • Flower: Kopou Phul (Foxtail orchid)

The major places of interest in the state of Assam

Assam is mostly famous for its lush green landscape. It is also the biggest among all the northeastern states of India. The former capital of the state, Guwahati, is a top tourist destination, lying on the riverbanks of the holy Brahmaputra. Kaziranga and Manas are two famous wildlife reserves that you should visit in this state. The state is also known for the Assam tea, cultivated in various tea plantations across the state. The most famous tourist attractions in the state of Assam are as follows: Read More….

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How to Reach Assam

By Air: Assam enjoys excellent connectivity with all the principal cities in the country. The busiest airport in the state is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Other key airports in the state are Silchar and Dibrugarh. Indian Airlines and Air India together with many other private airliners offer daily flights from all the important places including Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and so on. In addition, places like Jorhat and Tezpur have airports, however, the flights are not so regular joining metropolis like Kolkata and other cities in Northeastern India. If you reach by flight, nonetheless, you will get the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking airborne sight of the lush green landscape bordered by blue mountains. The principal airlines offering flights to the state are as follows: Read More….

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