Assam- the land of the red rivers and blue hills lies in the heart of the northeastern zone of the Indian sub-continent with its capital at Dispur, a suburb of the city Guwahati. Assam along with other Northeastern states of India was the only independent part of today’s India that never was a part of India before the area came under British rule.
Assam is situated in the south of the eastern Himalayas, Assam comprises the Brahmaputra and the Barak river valleys and the Karbi Anglong and the North Cachar Hills. It covers an area of 78,438 sq. km. Moreover, Nagaland, Manipur and Myanmar bound it in the east and by West Bengal in the west, Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh in the North and by Mizoram, Tripura, Bangladesh and Meghalaya in the south.
Assam is known for Assam tea, petroleum resources, Assam silk and for its rich biodiversity. It has successfully conserved the one-horned Indian Rhinoceros from near extinction in Kaziranga, the Tiger in Manas and provides one of the last wild habitants for the Asian elephants. It is increasingly becoming popular destination for wild-life tourism and notably Kaziranga and Manas are both World heritage site. The natural beauty of Assam is one the most fascinating in the country with evergreen forests, majestic rivers, rich landscape, fofty hills, lushy grassy plains, rarest flora and fauna, beautiful island and virtually everything.