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Assam tourism

Assam tourism info / introduction:

Assam one of the North-Eastern Sates of India. It is bounded  on the north by the sub Himalayan ranges of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh ; on the east by the Patkai range and the Tirap district of arunachal Pradesh; on the south-east, by Nagaland, Burma and Manipur; on the south by Mizoram; on the south-west by Tripura and Bangladesh and on the west by  Meghalaya and West Bengal.
The word ‘Assam’, an Anglicised formation, is an offshoot of a Sanskrit word ‘asom’ which means “unparalleled” or “peerless”. It is said that this word is used to describe the invincible might of the Ahoms the marched into this region in the thirteenth centaury from across the Patkai, and came, saw and conquered.
The state of Assam may be divided broadly into two river valleys: the Brahmaputra valley, watered by the Brahmaputra throughout its length from Sadiya in the north-East to Dhubri in the west and by its tributaries on the both sides on its bank: and the Barak valley, mainly watered by the Barak river throughout Cachar and Karimganj district of Assam. Geographically, the land may be devided into two parts, the plains and the hills. The plain comprises the district of Goalpara,Kokrajhar, Kamrup,Barpeta, Nalbari,Darrang, Sanitpur, Nowgaon,Shivsagar, Jorhat,Golaghat,Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh,Cachar, Karimganj, Morigaon,Bangaigaon,Hailakandi,Tinsukia, Dhubri and Dhemaji, while the hills consisit of the north Cachar and Karbi Anglong district.
According to the 1971 census, Assam has an area of 78,523 sq. kms. Including the plains and hills.
Till the first decade of the twentieth century Assam was a land of dense forests
with unoccupied tract of land and vast swamps and marshes. With the march of time, the state is wndergoing great changes: the forests are rapidly dwindling, but the mountain forests remain; the rivers with their wild courses and the hills with their tropical nature still exist. The seasons are marked by the monsoon rains and the climate is generally damp and enervating. The soil is very fertile and the landscape is always green and lush due to constant rainfall. Rivers, hills and plains make the state scenically beautiful.

North East India Meghalaya tourism info

Meghalaya tourism info

Meghalaya has long since been the destination with a difference. Be it for a culture that is a vibrant mosaic of diversity, a rich natural bounty which holds endless delights for the nature lover or for its friendly hospitality.
The capital city Shillong, without a doubt holds in a nutshell what this small yet diverse state is all about. While it still preserves the aura that came with its British heritage, Shillong is also at the forefront of every new trend or development to make its entry in the North-east.
This city is a unique melting pot of cultures and traditions, old and new. While Shillong is the entertainment capital of the North-east, for everything from international concerts to a vibrant night culture; it sees ancient traditions not just being preserved, but flourishing.
For instance, Teer-the age-old Khasi art of archery has been combined with the state lottery system and thus continues to be a source of what some would call a flagrant yet valid means of livelihood. The sacred forests of Mawphlang, likewise, stand in its pristine quiet beauty, as undisturbed today as they were centuries back. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Shillong has a multi-faceted personality that not too many other hill-stations can boast of. Whatever be your passion or indulgence, Shillong is guaranteed to gratify you. Walk through its little streets and explore delightful shopping possibilities and the colorful manifestations of the local culture. Then, as unbelievable as it seems, it takes just a few minutes drive to get you away from the civilization to the solitude of the hills and the majestic pine forests. Fast growing to be the unheralded capital, Shillong is where it all comes together.