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Fascinating Collages of Assam and Siliguri - Part One

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Northeast India remains relatively less explored from the tourism point of view as compared to the other parts of the country, and that has perhaps contributed to its enigmatic charm. Here bounties of pristine nature, exotic wildlife and fascinating tribal culture together create a wonderful kaleidoscope for the tourists. Among the northeastern states, Assam deserves prime importance among the tourists, and not only because it is relatively easy to access by rail or road.

In Assam, history resonates, wildlife fascinates and ancient culture permeates the lifestyles of today… Here the mighty Brahamputra radiates the joys and sorrows, hopes and aspirations of its simple people. It is a land where myths and legends are part of everyday life, and they comfortably merge with the region’s chequered history.

Tourists must make it a point to visit the Umananda Temple, a temple dedicated to Shiva, situated on the Peacock Island, on the Brahmaputra river, and also the Kamakhya Temple- a seat of Shakti worship- to realize the rich and varied religious fabric of Assam. Vashisht Ashram is also a worth visiting place. Located 15 km south of Guwahati, here you may find your long lost tranquility.

At the same time, a visit to Kaziranga National Park will make you have a wild date with the dwindling species of one-horned rhinos, and enjoy the wild hues of Assam at its natural best. If a languid cruise through the mighty Brahmaputra would bring a song to your hearts, a tour of Majuli, which happens to be the largest fresh water island in South Asia, would induce you to introspect.

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