If people of Assam are known for their hospitality, the state Government is the perfect host. Various initiatives and efforts have been taken by the Government to make Assam one of the best destinations of the country. I invite everyone for a truly awesome experience"
Dr. M Angamuthu IAS
Commissioner & Secretary, Tourism, Assam
Assam is an exquisite tapestry of diversity. The land seems to sing everyday into the deepest chords of a human heart. The state has multiple colourful vistas enumerated by the presence of its different ethnicities, music, dance, food and culture.
Assam is a heaven for tea connoisseurs. The entire state is also swathed in lush green tea gardens, which makes it absolutely beautiful for any traveller to behold the place with awe. The culture of tea here became well known to the entire world when a Scotsman called Robert Bruce was introduced to Beesa Gam, Chief of Singpho tribe, by Maniram Dewan, an Assamese nobleman, around 1823. A year later Lord William Bentinck set up The Tea Committee, while the first tea garden Chabua was started in 1837 and the first tea company- The Assam Company- was established in 1839. The rest is history.
Assam is home to multitudes of people over its long history. Other than the Assamese, the state also has The Bodo , Rabha, Tiwa , Deori , Mishing , Sonowal Kachari , Thengal Kachari , Karbi , Kuki, Dimasa and various other tribes and communities, apart from Bengali, Nepali, Bihari and Marwari settlers. There is also a unique community of Assamese Sikhs who have been here for almost 200 years now.