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Old February 11th, 2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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Pictures from Assam and North-East India

Hi all, since very few people have heard of or seen this beautiful part of India, I will try to upload pictures and news from Assam and rest of North-East India. Will really appreciate if fellow SSC fans can keep this thread alive with any contribution.
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Few Facts of Assam and North-East India

Assam
Popularly called as the land of the red river and blue hills, Assam is the gateway to the northeastern part of India.

Situated between 90-96 degree East Longitute and 24-28 degree North Latitude, Assam is bordered in the North and East by the Kingdom of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. Along the south lies Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Meghalaya lies to her South-West, Bengal and Bangladesh to her West.

Administrative Data

Establishment: 15th of August 1947
Legislature (seats): Unicameral (126)
Capital: Dispur
Largest city: Guwahati
Districts: 27
Blocks : 219 (2001 census)
Panchayats : 2489 (2001 census)
Villages : 26312 (2001 census)
Official language(s): Assamese, Bodo, Karbi

Geographical Data

Density: 340/kmē
Area: 78,438 kmē
State Boundaries: East : Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur
West : West Bengal and Meghalaya
North : Arunachal Pradesh
South : Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura

International Boundary: North : Bhutan
West : Bangladesh

Geographic Coordinates:
Latitude: 24° to 28° North
Longitude: 90° to 96° East

Time zone: IST
Forest Cover: 35.48 %

Statistical Data

Population (2001): 26,655,528
Literacy rate: 64.28% (2001 census)
Sex Ratio: 1000 : 965
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I will start posting images randomly...
A Kingfisher inside Assam State Zoo in Guwahati


Picture of an oil well burning at Dikom, Upper Assam
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Decorated pachyderms taking part in a procession on the inaugural day of the 7th Kaziranga Elephant Festival



Sand artisan group Ariyan erecting a model of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of 60th Republic Day celebration in the bank of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati on Sunday. (Courtesy: The Sentinel)

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Gayon-bayon perfoming during the inaugural ceremony of All Assam Ankiya Bhaona Samaroh at Kamalabari, Majuli.


The below photo is of a Bhut Jolokia. This chilly is mainly found near Changpool Assam and in Meghalaya near the border with Bangladesh.

The previous record was the Red Savina Habanero at 580,000 Scoville units. Can you imagine that the Bhut Jolokia chili measures more than 1 million Schoville units! Tabasco sauce is only 5000 Scoville units.

A fither touch of the chilly is enough to keep one's finger burning for over 1 hour.

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His highness Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand who came to visit Assam, along with the Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, in the month of Jan '09. Here he is seen inside the Bunglow at Kaziranga National Park


Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at Ranghar in Sivasagar
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Young Deori girls in their traditional attire at the North East Deori Folk Dance Fastival-2009, North Lakhimpur in Assam.



A man selling traditional bamboo basket in the local market.


A play being enacted in a theatre.
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Thanx Jumoni ill try and pst some pics
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Welcome India101. Will truley appriciate your effort in keeping this thread alive...I am just randomly uploading any pics I can get hold off at the moment...
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Tea Garden, early morning with the atmosphere filled with fog and dew...


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Here are few pics. of golf courses in Jorhat, a small city in Upper Assam.






Jorhat Gymkhana
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Artistes in the attire of mythological characters performing in a Bhaona Palash Choritra during the invitational Bhaona festival in Jorhat.



Fishing in Barak river - Silchar
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This picture is that of a lake very near to Assam Engineering College, Guwahati



Peripherial areas of Kaziranga National Park


Inside Majuli Island


Banks of Manas River


Silchar

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A Sukhoi taking off from Tezpur air-base in Assam. Tezpur air-base is the largest air base in the North-East and has 2 squandrons stationed on high alert.



Kohima Church in Kohima, Nagaland



Nohkalikai Falls at Cherapunji, Meghalaya
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Wooden Bike racing in Nagaland


Narnarayan Setu near Pancharatna, Goalpara District, Assam. This is the 3rd bridge over river Brahamaputra on the extreme lower banks just before the river makes its way into Bangladesh.



Hargila (in Assamese).
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A double-decker living root bridge, Cherapunji, Meghalaya


Sunset on the banks of river Brahmaputra in Guwahati City.
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A tribal man from Assam


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Native people from Manipur


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A native woman from Nagaland

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A old woman from Sikkim


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Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim



The Himalayas


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Indian101...Thanks for the lovely pics...Keep 'em coming. Great Job.
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Local Sikkimese people performing a dance


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A Indian rhino


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