Occupying 2.39% of India’s landmass, Assam is the most vibrant of eight states comprising the Northeast. Bounded by these states, West Bengal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, its topographical asymmetry is underscored by the Barail hill range sandwiched between two valleys – Brahmaputra and Barak – named after the dominant rivers.
Assam is synonymous with breathtaking natural beauty, teeming wildlife, immaculate tea gardens and warm, beautiful people. It’s strategic location in the northeast of India, and it’s accessibility from the rest of the country makes it the gateway to the northeastern states.
The best time to visit Assam would be November to May when cool winds from the Himalayan foothills temper the heat and humidity. The best time to spend a fulfilling holiday in Assam is during the winter time. At this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the various activities.
Dibrugarh district occupies an area of 3381 Sq Km. It derives its name from the river Diboru and the word garh meaning fort. The largest town in eastern Assam, Dibrugarh is the gateway to the tea producing districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar that together account for 50% of Assam’s tea crop.
Sonitpur district is home to 73 tea gardens including world's biggest tea garden, Monabari. A visit to a tea garden provides insight not only into tea making and the unique culture associated with it but also gives the flavour of bygone era of the Raj.
Tezpur, Sonitpur's largest town and the largest urban centre. Tezpur is famous for its beautiful parks, ancient Hindu temples and archaeological ruins steeped in mythology, legend and folklore.
The name Lakhimpur is believed to have originated from the word “Lakshmi”, the goddess of prosperity. Mainly agrarian, the principal crop is paddy. Paddy is regarded locally as “Lakhimi” and the word “pur” means “full”. Lakhimpur therefore means full of paddy or the place where paddy is grown abundantly.
Dhemaji became a full fledged district on 14th October 1989 when it was split from Lakhimpur district. With an area of 3237 sq kms, the district is bounded by the hilly ranges of Arunachal Pradesh in the north and east, Lakhimpur district in the west and the river Brahmaputra in the south.
Cachar district occupies an area of 3,786 sq. kms. The district was created in 1830 after annexation of the Kachari kingdom by the British. The name Cachar traces its origin to the Kachari kingdom (called Dimasa kingdom in medieval times). The district headquarters are located at Silchar.
Baksa district was carved out of a part of Nalbari, Barpeta, Kamrup and a small portion of Darrang district. As a result of the historic BTC(Bodoland Territorial Council) accord signed on February 10, 2003, BTAD(Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts) was formed with four districts namely Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.