Assam, the rich, green land of rolling plains, dense forests and beautiful
rivers, located between 89o42' to 96o30' East Longitude
and 22o19' to 28o16' North Latitude is the gateway
to the north eastern part of India. Extending from and between the foot
hills of the Eastern Himalayas and the Patkai and Naga Ranges, Assam is
bordered by Bhutan in the North; Arunachal Pradesh in the East; Nagaland,
Manipur and Mizoram in the south; Meghalaya in the South-West and Bengal
and Bangladesh on the West.
Assam dominated by the mighty Brahmaputra river, 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. It has
mild winters and warm summers. Summer is from March to June and monsoon
from July to August. November to February is winter. Best season to visit
Assam is February to May.
Assam has drawn people from diverse cultures and races
in different points of time. The main tourist attraction is the Kaziranga
National Park, home of India's rare one-horned rhinoceros. The city of
Guwahati is another place in the state which has in its vicinity numerous
ancient Hindu temples and is reputed as an ideal place to explore the
whole northeastern region. The capital Dispur is very near Guwahati. Other
tourist destinations in the state are Hajo, Digboi, Manas, Jorhat, Tezpur,
Sibsagar, Dibrugarh etc.