Assam straddles the fertile Brahmaputra valley, making it the most accessible core of India’s northeast. The Assamese landscape offers vistas over endless gold-green rice fields, patched with palm and bamboo groves and hazy blue mountain horizons. In between are equally endless, equally gorgeous manicured tea estates. Unlike Sri Lanka’s or Darjeeling’s, Assamese tea estates are virtually flat and take their particular scenic splendour from the dappled shade of interplanted acacia trees that shield sensitive tea leaves from the blazing sun. Assam is a delightful, hospitable and deeply civilised place that you can easily grow to love. Its national parks protect a remarkable range of wildlife. And don’t miss the delicious Assamese food: fruity, mild and finely pH-balanced using a unique banana-alkaline extract called khar.
Rhinoceros-spotting safari through the expansive flat grasslands of Kaziranga national park. Kaziranga has a population of around 1900 Indian one-horned rhinos | A Dolphin Boat Safari on the majestic Brahmaputra River.
Assam has successfully conserved the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from near extinction, along with the tiger and numerous species of birds, and it provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant. – Assam has the first oil resource in India.