Assam the gateway to the other north eastern state of the country is gifted with lush green meadows, fertile plains, the enormous Brahmaputra river, a beautiful sweep of hills, the blue mountains, green tea gardens and also the rich flora and fauna. In Assam, you will find everything, from spectacular scenery and rare wildlife to vibrant cultures and soul stirring places of pilgrimage making it a perfect tourist destination.
Assam, the north – eastern sentinel of the frontiers of India is a State richly endowed with places of tourist attraction. Located in the Himalayan foothills, Assam is known as the land of blue hill and big rivers. It is one of the most beautiful and attractive regions of India. There is hardly any other state which has great variety and color in its natural scenery and in the cultural treasures of the people that inhabit it. There are a variety of tourist attractions in Assam. This is one of the most beautiful regions of India where history unites with myths and religion, splendid gifts of nature come in the shape of wooded hills and valley and the mountains. Rich flora and fauna, rarely available elsewhere, add the variety of tourist attractions in Assam.
River Brahmaputra which runs from the middle of the State is reckoned amongst the world’s most majestic rivers and is natural striking futures of the State. The river sweeps gracefully through the entire length of the Brahmaputra valley.
Its is the life line for the people of Assam flooding both the sides of the river bringing foodstuff and vegetable to grow up generating life for the people. Such life bears no barriers as what caste they have, what religion they belong to the community, tribes and they think and work like Assamese. This unity and diversity are reflected in their unique culture called Bihu.
Artist and sculptors, masons and architects, and others practicing minor crafts such as weavers, spinners, potters, goldsmiths, artisan’s of ivory, wood, bamboo, cane and hide flourished in Assam from ancient times. Weaving is one of the most significant aspects of Assamese culture. From the ancient times Assamese people are weaving their own cloth from cotton and silk from tree fiber as raw materials. Every household possesses a handloom used to produce silk and (or) cotton clothes of exquisite designs. The Eri, Muga and Pat (Mulberry) are the important silk products of Assam.
Handloom of Assam is famous for its various types of silk that are produced here. The most renowned silk type is the Muga, the Golden Silk. Muga Silk is only found in Assam making it more exclusive and sought after. There are other forms of silk as well like Eri or Endi and Pat (Mulberry). Assam also has the largest number of weavers in the country. Many industries have come up in the state but they don’t come even close to the demand created by the handmade textiles in the global market. The tradition of handlooms has stayed alive through the many tribes that are residing in the state.
Sualkuchi is the place where the world famous Assam silk is grown. Various varieties, such as, Golden Muga Silk, the White Pat and the warm Eri are grown here. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Guwahati. This village is often called the Manchester of the East. What is striking is that the entire population of the village is engaged in weaving silk fabrics. Amongst all varieties of silk that are grown here the best is the Muga Silk. The Golden Muga Silk of Assam is unique to this state.
The moment you step in Assam, you get to notice the different forms of arts and crafts that are prevalent in the state. Every single item that you see on the walls and windows of homes are a perfect example of the states tradition in arts and crafts. You must have seen similar items produced in other parts of the world as well, but none are as original and creative as the articles you find in Assam.
Thus it can be said that Assam is well gifted by nature in all the ways be it natural beauty, devise culture, ethnic tradition or be its artist and sculptors. Making it an idle tourist destination.