Overview for Assam Travel Guide
Shaped like a soaring bird with wings stretching along the length of the majestic Brahmaputra river, Assam is the magnificent gateway to the northeastern states of India. The highly-visual Assam Travel Guide takes the reader on a mesmerizing journey through the land, exploring its many facets with historical detail, stunning photographs and maps.
The Guide begins by introducing the state’s bounteous natural wealth, showcasing the World Heritage sites of Kaziranga and Manas, along with other wildlife parks in the state, home to the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. It describes in depth Assam’s rich past and the various influences that shape its present aspects. It then goes on to divide the state into three easily navigable circuits- the first centred around Guwahati, the starting point for pilgrimages to holy sites like Kamakhya and Hajo; the second around Jorhat, from where excursions can be made to lush tea estates, the riverine island of Majuli and the historical town of Sivasagar; and the third around Silchar, the most important town in the pristine Barak Valley.
The Guide also includes a comprehensive chapter on the rich culture of Assam as well a detailed and up-to-date Practical Information section.