Welcome to the Shangri-La of the northeastern India. Assam is the land of wooded hills and vales. With Brahmaputra river meandering through, sprawling tea gardens, enticing songs and dances, fine silks, the state is a must on the itinerary of international as well as Indian tourists. Also known as the land of the 'Red River', the Brahmaputra, and the 'Blue Hills' Assam offers awesome panoramic beauty with its exceptional flora and fauna, lofty green hills, boundless rolling plains, strong waterways and verdant deciduous forests.
Assam is identified by its Bihu songs and dances, the Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary where the rare one-horned rhinoceros roams at will and silks such as 'paat' and 'muga' which rank amongst the finest in the world. The state's tea, which finds its way to millions of homes all over the globe and the Shrine of Kamakhya which, draws thousands of devotees every year.
Umananda, the Smallest Riverine Island in the World, is a Shaivites dream come true. Devotees from all over the country assemble here during Shivaratri. One can visit this island crossing by the country boat plying regularly.
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Dhansiri offers exclusive Indian, Tandoor, Chinese & Continental dishes under the expertise of our Chef. The multicusine restaurant offers a choice of fine dinning experience and cusines with cool, spacious ambience where guest can enjoy a full course meal or a complimentary breakfast each morning. All the items features the freshest ingredient.
On the riverbank, the Shukleswar Ghat Temple-cum-Park is another picturesque spot. One can also cruise on the river Brahmaputra in an extravagant river ferry. The Sankardev Udyan, Nehru Park, Dighalipukhuri, Gandhi Mandap, State Museum, State Zoo- cum- Botanical Garden and the Planetarium can also extend the tourists’ pleasure. A visit to the Sankardeva Kalakshetra, a cultural centre of solitary character, may also enhance tourists’ interest and knowledge of Assam, its art and culture.
Sualkuchi is just 32 km west of Guwahati. Assam's silk industries are located here. Known as Muga (golden) and Pat (white) silk, it is exported to Japan and other countries. Karnataka silk is also used here to manufacture various varieties of silk products. The units are all handloom. A Muga (golden) silk sari costs Rs 8,500 to 10,000 while the white variety (Pat) costs only Rs 4,000 to 6,000 for a sari.