Why is Assam Famous for

Assam is a state in Northeastern India sharing its borders with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the South; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; and West Bengal to the west. Assam has many unique things,people and places which makes it the state famous.

1. Hima Das

Hima Das nicknamed as Dhing Express was born in 9 January 2000, She is named the Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. Hima das in 2018, broke a national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 at Asian Games in Jakarta capital of Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.

2. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (1926-2011) is a multi gifted person was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, writer and film producer from Assam. His songs are still very popular till date.

3.One Horned Rhino

Assam is a home to one horned rhino which is only found in India at Kaziranga National Park of Assam. One horned rhino can be also found outside India like Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan. The population of one horned Rhino in Assam is 1,200 Rhinos.

4. Assam Tea Garden

Assam is the world’s largest tea growing region,contributing to the world tea production.Assam is famous for nature beauty of the tea plantation. The beautiful tea plantation in Assam is cover about 2,16, 200 hectares of land.

5. Majuli River Island

Majuli River Island in Assam is the world largest fresh water Island and Majuli river island is called the heart of Neo-Vaishnavite culture in Northeast and is also a home to Vaishnavite institutions known as Satras.

6. Muga Silk

Muga Silk is in the top position where the demand is concerned due to its durability and lustre. It was preserved for the use of royalty during ancient days. Muga Silk is known for its durability and lustre, after been washed the lustre increases because of which it is mostly used in products like sarees and Assamese traditional mekhala- chador.

7. Eri Silk

It comes from the caterpillar of samia ricini, found in Assam, northeast India. Apart from northeast India it is also found in Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and other parts of some country like China and Japan. Eri Silk is very durable, strong ,soft texture and moisture absorbent. It is used in making traditional Assamese saris, curtians, clothes for babies and bed covers.Eri silk has a thermal qualities which makes it perfect for both summer and winter.

8. Pat silk

A product of pat silk is also called mulberry silk as the larvae prefers white mulberry leaves for food. The silk comes in natural white or off-white, has excellent durability and is known for its shiny and smooth quality. Beautiful Assamese traditional mekhala is made by pat silk.

9. Umananda Island

Umananada Island is the world’s smallest Island in the world which is in the midst of Brahmaputra, Assam. The British named this Island Peacock for its structure.

10. Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra river is the only male river of India that originates in Tibet and enters India from Arunachal Pradesh before entering in Assam. Brahmaputra river is also known as the longest river in India.

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