The melting pot of vibrant cultures, traditions, flora, fauna, and cuisines – the northeastern state of Assam graces the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River. This prehistoric landscape is dotted with lush tea estates and green rice fields everywhere – presenting a timeless, breathtaking sight. Be it during the three types of Bihu or even in the midst of normal, daily meals – Assamese traditional food stands out due to its distinctive aroma and typical flavours.
Apart from the fact that Kaziranga is the only home for one-horned rhinos in India, did you also know that Assam holds a fourth of India’s oil reserves? Indeed, this member of the 7-sisters is not only culturally rich, but mineral-wise wealthy as well.
An alluring destination, mainly for backpackers and hikers – The Land of Red River is famed for its historic Sivasagar, mystic Mayang village, tropical Manas and Kaziranga national reserves, and the beautiful Majuli island. While you are here, do not forget to sip a cup of the acclaimed Assamese tea and shop for some unique mekhela-chadars and handicrafts along your way. Here at SaleBhai, we offer some of this state’s choicest cuisines – ranging from wholesome jalpan, to tasty sandah and pitha, to rice, pickles, bamboo shoot, and more!
So, the next time you crave for a touch of home, from the far, remote lands of eastern India, you know where to look!