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Is Assam Tea an original plant of Assam?
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Is Assam Tea an original plant of Assam?

The Indian Tea Districts Association was established in London in 1879 and in Kolkata in 1881 (as the Indian Tea Association) to organize and advance these tea interests. By 1888 tea imported from India finally exceeded that from China. Today India is second to China in production of tea.

Shivsagar and the Tai-Ahom of Mung-Dun-Chun-Kham
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Shivsagar and the Tai-Ahom of Mung-Dun-Chun-Kham

In 1667, the Ahom army under the leadership of Lachit Barphukan reclaimed Guwahati from Mughals. On receiving this news, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb despatched a strong army under the leadership of Raja Ram Singh of Amber to re-establish Mughal prestige in North East. Ram Singh with his mighty army reached the frontiers in 1669. A long and fierce naval battle with guerilla tactics ensued. The topography of natural hills, dense forests and rivers provided Ahom forces with natural defense potentials. After receiving a few setbacks, Ahoms emerged victorious. This battle is known as ‘Battle of Saraighat’.

Majuli, A Land Between Two Parallel Rivers
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Majuli, A Land Between Two Parallel Rivers

Majuli is not a single island within a single parameter, but it is the combination of cluster of islets formed and developed in the mid-river stream of the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries — the Luit & Kherkatia to the north & north- east and north-west extremity.

Mishing – The Water Man of Assam
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Mishing – The Water Man of Assam

‘Mi’—Man and ‘Asi’—Water gives rise to the name Mising or Mishing. Originally an eastern Himalayan tribe of Tibeto-Burman origin, ‘Tani’ people who descended along the river Brahmaputra to the welcoming weather conditions of the north-east. Miri or Mishing are now a major ethnic group, the second largest tribe in Assam.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga

A part of Brahmaputra’s marshlands; Kaziranga Forest is a perfect home to the big 5 and 30 other mammals are part of this grassland. It is a bird enthusiast’s dream Park with more than 435 species of birds. The population of tigers in Kaziranga stands at more than 126; one of the highest among other National Parks in India.

Riverscape Escapes on River Brahmaputra, Assam India
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Riverscape Escapes on River Brahmaputra, Assam India

The river unites the three fascinating cultures of the Tibetan Civilization in the North, the sleepy villages of India in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam Valley and the bustling villages in the Delta of Bangladesh. There’s more to this river in India’s northeast than just its annual floods. The river is revered equally by the religious canvas of indigenous populace of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Muslims and Bons.

The MV Mahabaahu – A Class Apart
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The MV Mahabaahu – A Class Apart

Of all the boats that may ever ply the mighty Brahmaputra river, none stands out as much as the MV Mahabaahu. The stately vessel has welcomed and hosted numerous travellers on its decks and given them an Indian luxury river cruise experience....

Satras Of Assam – Centres Of Faith And Art
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Satras Of Assam – Centres Of Faith And Art

In travelling through Assam, one will find a number of facets that are unique to the socio-cultural mores of the state. Other than being a wonderful destination for appreciating culture, nature, and tradition, Assam is an amazing place to visit if you like the idea of luxury river cruises in India....

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