The climate of the state is of the humid tropical type in the plains and sub- alpine in the hills

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Assam is peerless in terms of her exquisite natural beauty, cultural richness and human wealth.

Assam has a rich heritage of culture and civilization.

Assam is peerless in terms of her exquisite natural beauty, cultural richness and human wealth. Being the homeland of a myriad races of men- Austric, Mongolian, Dravidian and Aryan that came to dwell in her hills and valleys at different times since remote antiquity -Assam has developed an enviable composite culture.

Assam, during the epic period, was known as Pragilyotisha or the place of eastern astronomy and later as Kamrupa. The earliest epigraph reference to the kingdom of Kampura is found in the Allahabad pillar mentioned as a Pratyanta or frontier state outside the Gupta empire but with friendly and subordinate relation to it. The advent of the Ahoms across the eastern hills 1228 AD was the turning point in Assam history. They ruled Assam nearly for six centuries. The Burmese entered through the eastern borders and overran the territory at a time when court intrigues and dissensions were sapping the vitality of the Ahom royalty. The Treaty of Yandaboo, the Burmese ceded Assam to the British.

Assam, the sentinel of north- east India is most strategically situated close to India's
international borders with as many as four countries, i.e., China. Burma, Bhutan and Bangladesh. It is surrounded on all other sides by predominantly hilly or mountainous tracts -Bhutan and, Arunachal Pradesh on the north, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh on the east and Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura on the south. The climate of the state is of the humid tropical type in the plains and sub- alpine in the hills.

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