Assam, a northeastern state of India, is a land of exquisite flowers and rare wild animals. Renowned for its tea, wildlife and silk, Assam is a state with rich biodiversity. Assam meaning uneven is surrounded by majestic Blue Mountains and lush green valleys.
Flowing majestically along the Assam Valley is the mighty Brahmaputra. Its exceptional characteristic is it’s numerous islands including the world’s largest populated river island, Majuli. Tea which grows naturally in the upper Brahmaputra river valley was first discovered in Assam in the year 1823. Since then tea is being grown commercially. Assam produces 51% of the total tea grown in India and 20% worldwide.
Oil was struck in Assam in the year 1889 and has the oldest refinery in India and the oldest producing oil well in the world.