The Jorhat Assam Region

Assam’s Jorhat Region is known as the “Motherland of Tea,” and most of this coveted crop is harvested by the Adivasi and Oriya people who work on the massive tea plantations. Other groups in the region include Assamese, Nepali, Bengali, Bihari, Bodo, Karbi, Mising and Rabha.

People come from around the world to visit the region’s Kaziranga National Park, home of the one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, swamp deer, tigers and other rare species. But for most of the region’s 12.4 million people, life is based on tea, bamboo and timber in a beautiful yet hot and humid environment where they battle diseases like malaria and jaundice.


The Jorhat Assam Region

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