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Enjoy the Cultural Diversity of Assam with Vibrant Festivals

on January 18, 2013

Assam is a beautiful state with its unbelievable variety of scenic landscapes and cultures. Along with the dense forests, rolling plains and beautiful rivers. Assam is also known for its number of fairs and festivals. Festivals of Assam are one of the leading draw-cards of Assam tourist spots. It replicates the true spirit, custom and lifestyle of the people of Assam. Tourists from across the world favor Assam Festival Tour to feel the cultural atmosphere of this beautiful state. Some of the well-known Fair and Festival in Assam are:

Bihu Festival:

Bihu Festival - Assam Tourist spots
This is the most popular festival of Assam celebrated in mid January, which is the harvesting season. This festival is a combination of three Bihu festivals of Assam namely Rangali Bihu, Bhogali Bihu and Kangali Bihu. Among the three the most celebrated one is the Rangali Bihu also known as Bahag Bihu. During the celebration, people depart behind their daily routines and gather to enjoy the festival which is filled with joy, enthusiasm and merriment. The main attraction of this festival is the Bihu dance done by young boys and girls accompanied by music sung by women.

Brahmaputra Beach Festival:

Brahmaputra Beach Festival - Assam Tourist Spots
The Brahmaputra Beach Festival is held at Guwahati which is the capital and the largest city of Assam. Every year in the month of January, the Assam Boat Racing and Rowing Association (ABRRA) and the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) organize this mega cultural fest. This festival also matches with the harvest festival of Assam (Magh Bihu). Various colorful and cultural programs of this festivals call on scores of tourists from across the world. Some of the known attractions of this festival celebration are water rafting, canoeing, wind surfing, traditional games like egg breaking, cock fighting, kite flying and exhibitions displaying the traditional craft.

Tea Festival:

Tea Festival - Assam Tourist Spots
This is another most well known festival of Assam. It is known for its mixture of tea, music and enjoyment. It is celebrated in Jorhat and hosted by Assam Tourism. Guwahati Tea Auction Center (GTAC) is the venue of the festival. The festival is held in November every year and participated by scores of tourists for a great experience. Some of the known activities of this celebration are journey through the tea gardens, a visit to the Golf course, jungle safaris, angling, river rafting and romantic river cruises. Along with this tourist can also get a chance to take back tea packets of tea leaves as a souvenir.

The other well-known festivals of Assam are Dehing Patkai, Majuli, Elephant and Rongali Utsav. So make a journey to Assam tourist spots to watch the unseen festivals.



3 responses to “Enjoy the Cultural Diversity of Assam with Vibrant Festivals

  1. Journeymart says:

    Three different types of bihu that are celebrated in Assam India, rongali bihu,kongali bihu,magh bihu.

  2. SONIA KAPOOR says:

    I love your images relating to Assam; I would like to use the same in one of my commercial projects. May I?

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