Assam - Land of Blue Mountains

Assam, the land of blue mountains and red river, is nestled in the gorgeous south eastern hills of Himalayas. It is one of the states in India and serves as the gateway to North Eastern India. 

The below picture is of a fishery at my uncle's place. Every time we visit him, he could catch a fish and cook it for us.



Kopou Phool (Foxtail Orchid) is the state flower of Assam. It blooms during April, the onset of spring. My mom tends to them and makes sure they bloom every year.


During Rongali Bihu, celebrated in mid April, young kids from neighbourhood would form group called Bihu toli and visit every household. They will sing Bihu song and dance and then bless the household.

I have grown up in one of the major cities in Assam, overlooking lush hills and magnificent fields. I enjoy visiting both my mother's and father's villages. The beauty that surrounds the ancestral home can't be found in the hub hub of metallic cars and concrete buildings of the metropolis. 



Famous for it's sprawling tea gardens, one horned rhinos and pristine natural beauty.




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61 comments:

  1. What delightful pictures! You brought Assam to life here :)

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  2. Looks like an amazing place. I love the netting over the fish pond. I wonder why we don't see that in more places. Are you doing places all the way through? (I am).

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    1. yup I am planning to do that :D still need to figure out a Y :P
      thanks a lot for writing in :)

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  3. Wow, these are some amazing pictures! Good going for A :)

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  4. Wow! We have lived in Assam for over 4 years. Your photos brought back lovely memories!

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    1. oh really ... that's nice... where did you stay?

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  5. Wow.. Amazing. Have never been to many parts of India...looking forward to your photos for the rest of the month...

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    1. yup planning to do a mix of desi and videsi posts, thank you so much writing in :)

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  6. Looks like a must-try place!!! I have never been there although I have few friends from this place :)

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    1. you should visit it atleast once :) it's beautiful. Thank you for dropping by

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  7. That's beautiful :) I wish one day I visit Assam...I'd love to

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    1. ahem to that :) thank you for visiting :)

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  8. Such a big world out there. Blogging brings us closer to places many of us will never see.

    Lee
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    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. indeed :) So happy to have you here Arlee Bird :) thank you for gracing my blog :)

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  9. All the pictures are beautiful, but I love those flowers the most.

    Ishithaa
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  10. You made me miss home! God I miss Guwahati and Shillong so much!

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    1. I too felt homesick while writing it :) thanks for writing in :)

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  11. great great pictures... in love with Assam :)

    Amritt

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  12. Assam is just beautiful and was our honeymoon destination! We stayed in Guwahati and visiting Kazironga, Shillong, too. The photos are fabulous. I yearn to visit again!

    Vidya Sury
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    1. oh really!! that's awesome. I hope you have sweet memories of my place :)
      thank you for writing in :)

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  14. Great to have seen these places again I am Aparna and belong to the North East.. and feel proud of its beauty untouched still...

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    1. thank you so much Aparna... happy to have you here on my blog :)

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  15. My best friend lives in Assam and she has been inviting me over since ages, maybe reading your post is the catalyst I needed to visit her. Enjoyed your post and the lovely pictures.

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    1. hehehe sure ... you should visit the place :) thank you so much

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  16. Assam conjures up tea plantations for me but your beautiful photos brought it to life and showed another side. Those orchids are just spectacular! Linking from Travel Photo Mondays

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    1. yeah there are lot of tea plantations there... but the wildlife and flora is just as beautiful. Thank you so much :)

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  17. What a gorgeous place! I have never visited India but it is on my list :)
    From AtoZ at The Five Dog Blog

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    1. I hope it prompts you to visit. thank you so much :)

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  18. Wow!!the kophou phool is beautiful....
    Wonder which state would B bring to life...

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    1. hehehe well it's posted... so now you know :)
      thanks for writing in

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  19. Amazing pictures....brought back my childhood memories spent in Assam when dad was posted there ....thank you :)

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    1. happy to know that you have been there ... thank you so much for visiting my blog

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  20. Your pictures are so pretty!! Love the flowers! Do they smell as good as they look? ♥

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    1. nope, it's doesn't as sweet as it looks :) thank you so much for dropping by

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  21. i am so interested in this area of the world. How wonderful to be able to see such a vivid portrayal of it... I love your photos.

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    1. aww that you so much for your kind words :) I hope you do get to visit my place

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  22. Assam is a place I have yet to discover, more pictures please! So lovely.

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    1. I hope you will discover it soon :) thank you

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  23. Beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing more of this in the A to Z challenge!

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  24. Beautiful! I have been to Assam twice as a kid. My uncle used to stay in Tocklai.

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  25. Tocklai is near my home :) thanks you for dropping by :)

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  26. What a different side of India you show in your photos. A lovely A-Z entry.
    Jude xx

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  27. I've never been to Assam, but a friend who lived there some time back keeps talking about the place. Hope to visit some time. Thanks for the introduction to Assam.

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    1. It's a beautiful place, you should definitely visit it once. Thanks for stopping by

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  28. Such wonderful pics and narration .. great work.

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    1. thank you so much Vikas :) Glad you liked them

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  29. I love your musings, and l am getting to travel along with you so thanks for sharing them all!

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  30. Beautiful pictures of Assam, various facets of your home town. Love them, Rajlakshmi:)

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  31. Home home home! I am happy you shared pics of our homeland. It kind of triggered so many happy feelings. Thank you Rajlakshmi.
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