The state of Assam is situated on the foothills of the Himalayan range of mountains and the Meghalayan plateau. The state is particularly dominated by the presence of the Brahmaputra River, which acts as the factor of pristine beauty for this state. The countries of Bangladesh and Bhutan acts as its immediate neighbours.
The Kaziranga National Park is one of the alluring attractions of this region and acts as the world heritage site where one can find the rarely seen one horned rhinoceros. The other species of animals which can be seen in this state include red-headed vulture, Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Ganges shark, wild water buffalo, barasingha, Indian dog heer, black pond turtle etc. The white winged wood duck is tagged as the state bird of Assam. This state harbours the largest number of the Wild water buffaloes. There are nearly 820 species of birds present in this region. Around 190 species of mammals can also be seen in this state.
The three main destinations of Assam are Haj, Guwahati and Digboi. Usually Guwahati acts as the starting point for the journey in the state of Assam. The ancient monuments and the tribal handicrafts available in this region can captivate the senses of the tourists to make visits to this state. The Kamakhya temple located in Guwahati act as one the major pilgrimage spot located in this state.
The leisure tourism of this region is one of the major factors which calls a large number of tourists to this state. The places such as Silchar, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Sibsagar and Majuli are the major tourist hubs for the tourists. The best time to tourists who plan to visit is between the months of october to april and a word of caution also needs to be sounded as Assam is a hotbed for insurgents and maoist activities. One should be careful and alert at all times when heading out to Assam.