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7 Interesting Facts About Assam That You Did Not Know

By The Assam Tribune

Assam is one of the most famous states in North-Eastern India. Assam is known not only in India but also in different parts of the world too for its beautiful scenery, rich and diverse culture, amazing traditional cuisine, different dance forms, and the hospitality of its people.

Assam is not your ordinary tourist destination, in fact, it is a state that you must visit, at least once in your lifetime. There are so many things about this beautiful northeastern state that you may not know about. For this purpose, we will be taking a look at some of the facts about this state that you didn't know before:

1. Assam Has Its Own Anthem

This might come as a surprise to many of you but the state of Assam has its own anthem. The anthem is called "O Mur Apunar Dex" and it is written by the famous local poet Lakshminath Bezbaroa. The anthem was adopted back in 1927, even before the

India and this is something that makes Assam unique from all other states. You wouldn't find many states having their own anthem.

2. Assam Celebrates Bihu Three Times

The state of Assam has another amazing fact that it celebrates Bihu three times a year. Bihu is the main festival of Assam and everyone in India is familiar with this festival. Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam and it marks the end of the harvesting season in the region. Bihu is observed in Assam three times a year. Rongali / Bohag Bihu is observed in April, Kongali or Kati Bihu is observed in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu is observed in January

3. Guwahati Is The Real Capital Of The State

Although the official capital of Assam is Dispur, this city doesn't have all the important institutes or amenities that the people need. Guwahati can be considered as the real capital of the state because this city houses all the important institutes, government offices, buildings such as the High Court, National Law University, Indian Institute of Technology, Police Headquarters, etc.

4. Assam Is Home To World's Largest River Island

Assam is also the home to the World's Largest River Island, Majuli. Majuli is the largest river island in the world and it is situated in the state of Assam. Majuli is located on the Brahmaputra river near Jorhat, and it is famous for its fresh, lush green, and pollution-free environment with its vibrant culture and friendly people. Because of how clean this Island is and how beautiful the scenes are there, Majuli attracts a lot of tourists every year, from both inside India and outside.

Not only the people of Assam, but the people of India are also very friendly and even when you visit platforms such as Omegle where you can meet people from around the world including India then you would find people to be very friendly there. Even on websites such as OmeTv, you would find Indian people to be very nice and friendly.

5. Assam Is Home To The Largest Zoo In North-Eastern India

The largest zoo in North East India is the Assam State Zoo which is spread across 432 acres. It is situated in the city of Guwahati and the zoo is home to more than 110 species of animals and birds from all over the world. The zoo attracts a lot of people every day from all over the world because of the unique animals that the zoo houses such as Tigers, Himalayan Black Bears, Golden Langur, etc. These animals are very unique and rare to find and this is one of the reasons why Assam State Zoo is so famous.

6. Assam Is The Largest Producer Of Tea In India

The state of Assam is also the largest producer of tea in the whole of India. Assam was the first state in which the British introduced tea plantations and if you want to get a mesmerizing view then you should visit the green tea plantation sites in Assam.

7. The Ever-Burning Lamp

This is a very interesting and surprising fact that Assam also has a sacred lamp at a Vaishnavite monastery in Jorhat that has been burning continuously for over 450 years. This has been recognized in the Asia Book of Records because of how long this lamp has been burning. It is known that this lamp was lit first in 1528 and since then, the locals have kept it burning.



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7 Interesting Facts About Assam That You Did Not Know

Assam is one of the most famous states in North-Eastern India. Assam is known not only in India but also in different parts of the world too for its beautiful scenery, rich and diverse culture, amazing traditional cuisine, different dance forms, and the hospitality of its people.

Assam is not your ordinary tourist destination, in fact, it is a state that you must visit, at least once in your lifetime. There are so many things about this beautiful northeastern state that you may not know about. For this purpose, we will be taking a look at some of the facts about this state that you didn't know before:

1. Assam Has Its Own Anthem

This might come as a surprise to many of you but the state of Assam has its own anthem. The anthem is called "O Mur Apunar Dex" and it is written by the famous local poet Lakshminath Bezbaroa. The anthem was adopted back in 1927, even before the

India and this is something that makes Assam unique from all other states. You wouldn't find many states having their own anthem.

2. Assam Celebrates Bihu Three Times

The state of Assam has another amazing fact that it celebrates Bihu three times a year. Bihu is the main festival of Assam and everyone in India is familiar with this festival. Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam and it marks the end of the harvesting season in the region. Bihu is observed in Assam three times a year. Rongali / Bohag Bihu is observed in April, Kongali or Kati Bihu is observed in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu is observed in January

3. Guwahati Is The Real Capital Of The State

Although the official capital of Assam is Dispur, this city doesn't have all the important institutes or amenities that the people need. Guwahati can be considered as the real capital of the state because this city houses all the important institutes, government offices, buildings such as the High Court, National Law University, Indian Institute of Technology, Police Headquarters, etc.

4. Assam Is Home To World's Largest River Island

Assam is also the home to the World's Largest River Island, Majuli. Majuli is the largest river island in the world and it is situated in the state of Assam. Majuli is located on the Brahmaputra river near Jorhat, and it is famous for its fresh, lush green, and pollution-free environment with its vibrant culture and friendly people. Because of how clean this Island is and how beautiful the scenes are there, Majuli attracts a lot of tourists every year, from both inside India and outside.

Not only the people of Assam, but the people of India are also very friendly and even when you visit platforms such as Omegle where you can meet people from around the world including India then you would find people to be very friendly there. Even on websites such as OmeTv, you would find Indian people to be very nice and friendly.

5. Assam Is Home To The Largest Zoo In North-Eastern India

The largest zoo in North East India is the Assam State Zoo which is spread across 432 acres. It is situated in the city of Guwahati and the zoo is home to more than 110 species of animals and birds from all over the world. The zoo attracts a lot of people every day from all over the world because of the unique animals that the zoo houses such as Tigers, Himalayan Black Bears, Golden Langur, etc. These animals are very unique and rare to find and this is one of the reasons why Assam State Zoo is so famous.

6. Assam Is The Largest Producer Of Tea In India

The state of Assam is also the largest producer of tea in the whole of India. Assam was the first state in which the British introduced tea plantations and if you want to get a mesmerizing view then you should visit the green tea plantation sites in Assam.

7. The Ever-Burning Lamp

This is a very interesting and surprising fact that Assam also has a sacred lamp at a Vaishnavite monastery in Jorhat that has been burning continuously for over 450 years. This has been recognized in the Asia Book of Records because of how long this lamp has been burning. It is known that this lamp was lit first in 1528 and since then, the locals have kept it burning.



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