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Facts about Ukium a neglected tourist spot in Assam
The preamble of the 'TOURISM POLICY OF ASSAM, 2016' stated that tourism in the state of Assam is endowed with with plentiful natural and cultural resources which can form the basis for a very lucrative tourism industry, creating employment and
generating income not only in the urban centers but also in the rural areas.
What becomes sad is that remote areas are being neglected and then comes back alive after 5 years! Tourism in Assam was held due to numerous reasons such as remoteness, insurgency and negative publicity of the place. Such as Mayong or Mayang, also known as the Land of Black Magic is a village in Morigaon district, Assam, India. People might have different opinions for a place such as Mayong either good or bad.
Ukium is located in Chhaygaon Tehsil of Kamrup district in Assam, India. It is situated 15km away from sub-district headquarter Chhaygaon and 55km away from district headquarter Amingaon.
Here are some facts about Ukium
#1. Three rivers namely Drone, Sree and Dilma adds to the beauty of Ukium
#2. According to the locals consumption of fish prevents blistering in the event of burning. A species of eel is the most popular.
#3. The 100-metre long hanging bridge is the only connection between Assam and Meghalaya.
#4. Ukium a few years back was cut out from the outside world. The local people had to spend Rs.300 just to reach Chhaygaon, a 26-km stretch by motorcycle.
#5. The three day river festival was held at Ukium at the confluence of the three rivers(Drone, Sree and Dilma)
Source: The Sentinel/ villageinfo.in