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Assam Bihu Festival

Assam is the beautiful combination of variety of landscapes, cultures and traditions bound together by the bonds of brotherhood. This northeastern Indian state has great reserves of wildlife flourishing in the dense jungles as well as some mixed vegetations like grasslands and wetlands. Bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Assam is popular for its treasures of rare wild animals and birds. Apart from all this the state having a rich heritage celebrates many interesting festivals as part of its cultural and traditional activities. 
Assam Festival
Assam Festival Bihu Dance

A part of the population stays at remote locations in the jungles and these tribal’s are popular for their tribal dances. Festivals of Assam are celebrations of the population in which people of all ages, cast and creeds take part voluntarily in the dances, while singing traditional songs. They express their joy by joining the community celebrations. Most of these festivals are having a religious background of worshipping the gods and goddesses. Tourists find these festivals of Assam as one of the appropriate occasions to peep inside the lives of the Asamese people. Participation of the people of different faith makes the festivals more colorful and interesting. Apart from the common festivals of India like Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja some of the festivals like Baishagu, Ambubashi Mela, Bihu and Me-Dum-Me-Phi keep a perfect Asamese touch. Among these pure Asamese festivals Bihu Festival is the most popular festival of dance and entertainment. This national festival is totally based on the cycle of paddy from cultivation till harvesting, hence celebrated in many phases in which Magh Bihu is the celebration during harvesting period. 

Three types of Bihu festivals namely Rongaali Bihu, Kati Bihu and Magh Bihu celebrated throughout the year are the great moments of relaxation and entertainment in the form of dance and other cultural celebrations. Rongaali Bihu marks the arrival of Asamese New Year as well as the spring season in Assam. It is celebrated in groups by joining Bihu dance in the outskirts of villages while singing the traditional Bihu songs. Magh Bihu keeps more importance among all three and is the period of joy and happiness. 

Highlight of Assam Tourism - Kaziranga National Park

Assam the north eastern Indian state is the gateway to the other seven states in its vicinity. Assam Tourism is blessed with bewildering landscapes, lush green mountains and grasslands spread on huge patches of land with variety of wildlife stuffed in it which attracts hoards of tourists every year. Assam which is a bowl of mixed cultures and traditions shows cultural richness giving rise to number of colorful fairs and festivals. The folk dances of this destination are really invigorating. The tourist potential of this place is also stored in its incredible wildlife which can be explored in its distinguished National Parks.

It is well known for its incomparable tea, silk, and above all its rich biodiversity. Assam is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world and consists of riverside grasslands, bamboo orchards, tropical rainforests, deciduous forests and numerous wetland ecosystems. The credit of stopping the deteriorating number of one-horned rhinoceros and conserving them goes to Kaziranga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other endangered species taking refuge in the jungles of Assam are Deohanh, Bengal Florican, Pygmy Hog, Black-breasted Parrotbill and the Golden Langur. Endangered species with sizable population in Assam are the tiger, elephant, Hoolock gibbon, Jerdon's Babbler and so on to name a few. For the state Bird White-winged Wood Duck, Assam is a globally important area. The state has the largest population of Wild Water Buffalo in the world. It is also known for orchids. The grasslands and wetlands of Kaziranga conserve a large number of birds making it popular as the largest birding ground. It has large number of water birds, migratory birds, scavengers, game birds and predators which prefer to stay in this region. An estimated four ninety five exclusive vanities of birds are said to exist in this park. Since monsoons are heavy in this region the park is kept open from November to April. As per the opinion of the locals February and March are the best months to visit the park even though the temperatures are on the higher side, chances of viewing central attraction the one horned Rhinoceros is more during this time. Another attraction during this period is the week long Kaziranga Elephant festival organized in the Park in February. The best way to explore the park and reach the interiors is by riding an elephant safari. The Park is divided into number of ranges, prefer central range for your elephant safari as it is operated by government staff. Early morning safaris may not be more enjoyable as the visibility is less due to fog in the morning. 

Assam Traditional Dance - Bihu Dance 
With increasing tourist traffic to the Park many hotels and resorts have mushroomed in the region, you are at liberty to select your type of accommodation from the wide range available like Kaziranga National Park hotels, resorts, jungle camps and  river lodges. The fun of enjoying wildlife tour involves the type of accommodation you select. The resorts of Kaziranga located on huge plots of lands surrounded by natural beauty and wilderness of the woods are more preferred type of accommodations. These resorts are well supported by modern facilities and mostly they are located near the park. Experience the thrill of Elephant safari in Kaziranga and the gamut of exploring the wildlife of the region by visiting Kaziranga in Assam.

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