In a bid to develop Assam, the state government has now decided to give a complete makeover to tourism infrastructure by the end of 2010 and for this purpose the centre has now approved a grant of Rs. 123 crore.
Besides, the Assam government in order to promote its state as an ideal tourism spot is undertaking various initiatives like distribution of luxury vehicles among youths for tourism purposes, upgrading facilities to woo more number of tourists among others. The government is also chalking out plans to offer services of international standards to all its visitors, both foreign and domestic.
Assam, one of the North Eastern States of India located south of the Eastern Himalayas boasts of various tourism spots like Kaziranga National Park, Majuli Islands, Kamakhya Temple at top of Nilachal Hills near Guwahati, Umanada Temple situated on Peacock Island, Manas National Park, Dibru Saikhowa National Park among others. The state also offers many adventure activities such as river rafting, angling, river crossing, rock climbing and others.
Assam Forest Minister, Rockybul Hussain said, “Assam with its scenic beauty and rich flora and fauna, is famous for one horn rhino, mighty Brahmaputra River, the world’s largest river island, green forests, tea garden and Kamakhya temple and a variegated culture. We have urged to Union Tourism Ministry to project the Assam as an ideal destination.”