Assam - In the North Eastern part of India, is a mixing urn where culture, heritage, tradition, lifestyle, faith and belief of her Aryan & Non-Aryan, numerous tribes & sub-tribes, Mongoloids & Australoids, drawn from various hives at different points of time have gone into form the Assamese culture - a fascinating and exotic recipe of delightful flavor.

Assam is a home to several wildlife sanctuaries which are a home to endangered and rare species and orchids.North East is a hub of wide variety of flora and fauna.

Orchids are abundantly found in Assam; a variety - Khopo phul(Fox tailed orchid), Bhatou Phul or Vanda coerulea etc. Assam has several attractive destinations; majority of these are National Parks, Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nalbari Raas Mela 2011 Begins

The famous Raas Mela or festival of Nalbari, Assam, at Sri Sri Harimandir began with a 13-day programme. Union Minister for DoNER Paban Singh Ghatowar inaugurated the Nalbari Raas festival by cutting the ribbon of the main gate.

In Nalbari Raas three 25 feet high idols of Ram, Ravan and Hanuman are being installed. Eight electric gates are being displayed at the entrances of various link roads. Besides, 20 stalls containing the idols have been electrified. An artist of Chandan Nagar of Kolkata Uttam Bhaskar himself electrified the clay models of the Nalbari Raas. About one thousand idols have been displayed at around one hundred make shift stalls.

During the celebration of Raas Mela, this tiny town in fact transforms into a sea of humanity as all roads lead to the Nalbari Hari Mandir premises. Thousands of visitors irrespective of cast, creed and religion throng the venue to witness the famous Raas festival held during the time of Autumn. During Raas festival, the whole Nalbari town wears a new look with the spectacles of artificial electric light and the long que of visitors leave no space on the roads of the town.