ASSAM: PLACES TO VISIT

This northeastern state of India produces a substantial portion of the total tea production of India and over half of her petroleum. The state had been reduced substantially in size when the new states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura were carved out of Assam.

ASSAM STATE STATS:

Area: 78,550 sq. km (30,330 sq. miles) Rank: 16th
POPULATION (2011): 31,169,272 Rank: 14th
CAPITAL CITY: Dispur  
LITERACY RATE: 73.18% Rank: 26th
HDI:
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Assamese  
Official Website: www.assam.gov.in  

 

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ASSAM LOCATOR MAP

 

temple temple

 

temple

 

temple

 

gibbon

 

rhino

 

NORTH CENTRAL: Kaziranga National Park

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STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) rhino
State bird White-winged Duck (Asarcornis scutulata) duck
State flower Foxtail Orchid (Rhynchostylis retusa) orchid
State tree Hollong Tree (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus)  
State Seal   seal


OTHER PLACES AND USEFUL FACTS:

Talatal Gher: Palace built by King Rudra Singha (1696-1714), 6km from Sibsagar
Assam produces a substantial portion of total tea production of India and over ½ of her petroleum
Assam receives over 120 inches of rain per year

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

Phone# 91-361-2547102/ 2542748
Fax: 91-361-2547102
Website: www.assamtourism.org/contact.htm
Assam government website: assam.gov.in (http://assam.gov.in/)