The mighty Brahmaputra river, named for the Creator of the Universe, Brahma, is central to life in Assam.

The capital city Guwahati, over 600 miles northeast of Kolkata, has some interesting temples signifying Hindu Tantric practices. With typically Assamese beehive-shaped domes, the temples are the sites of many festivals.

The World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park in Assam is home to the magnificent one-horned rhinoceros. Along the banks of the Brahmaputra river, this 166 square mile park stretches across grasslands and swamps, forests and hills where many animals migrate during the heavy monsoon rains. The rich variety of wildlife includes tiger, buffalo, wild elephant and many species of birds.

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