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ASSAM

FACTS

Languages

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Assamese.

Crops

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Cotton, Forest products, Jute, Oilseeds, Sugarcane, Rice and Tea.

Industries

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Cottage Industries, Fertilizers, Paper, Petroleum, Sugar and Tea.

Airports

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Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Jorhat and Silchar.

Time to visit

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October to November.

Festivals

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Bohag Bihu- April, Durga Puja and Rangoli Bihu- Sept.

Assam

The valleys and plains of this state are the most fertile of the whole country. It is famous for its tea gardens, and richest wildlife of Asia. It also has a rich cultural and crafts heritage.

Adjacent to West Bengal and Sikkhim, its border passes through the foothills of Nepal and Bhutan. It is projected towards the hilly regions of Burma and China. Geographically, Assam broadly comprises the Brahmaputra valley.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Dharranga
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Bhutia Fair for Handicrafts.
Dibrugarh
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River Port.
Digboi
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Oil wells.
Dispur
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Capital of Assam.
Guwahati
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Main commercial center, Museums and Temples.
Jorhat
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Tea Capital, Gateway to North Assam.
Kaziranga
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One Horned Rhino- Sanctuary.
Manas
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Wildlife Sanctuary, Fishing.
Sibsagar
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Ahom antiques, ancient capital, fort and temples.
Silchar
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Temples and fort ruins.