Assam is a charming land
with heart warming people. It is a wonderland of enchanting beauty
and excitement, a Green Paradise. It contains so much beauty and depth
that a nature lover is held spellbound. Department of Environment
and Forests is commited to showcase this charm and wonder to the people
of the world. This activity has the potential to generate tremendous
tourist movement and business potential. Assam also has the advantage
of being the gateway of the nort east India.
Sprawling at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Assam has a long
and colorful history dating back to the Vedic ages. During Mahabharata
age, it was known as Pragjyotishpur (The Land of Eastern Light). In
the Puranas and Tantras, Assam was referred to as Kamrupa- the land
where Kamadeva, the demigod of love, was reborn.
It was during the Varmana dynasty that Assam was chronicled in the
SI-YUKI, the famed travelogue of Hiuen-Tsang, a Chinese pilgrim. After
the 600 years’ Ahom-Kingdom, Assam became part of British India in
1826 and then a constituent state of Independent India.
Assam has been a melting pot of various racial stocks, viz. Indo-Burmese,
Mongoloid, Austro-Asiatic, Aryan, Dravidian etc. The state is inhabited
by a large number of tribal groups; viz. the Boro-Kacharis, the Deori,
the Misings, the Dimassas, the Karbis, the Lalungs, the Rabhas etc.
Ahkhomiya or Assamese is the lingua- franca of Assam.The state has
a reputation for warm hospitality. People are homely, charming and
openhearted.The small and serene hilly villages shelter the lovely
people, warm and fascinating and as colourful as the land itself.
They robe themselves in the choicest cloths, which are blended on
their tiny looms.
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