Assam Bodoland

How to plan a visit Bodoland

Bodoland is a land untouched and less explored part of India. Officially known as Bodoland Territorial Region which is an autonomous region in the state of Assam, India, Bodoland is the land of Bodos who are an indigenous tribal people in Assam. According to the Government of India, Bodoland consists of 4 districts and is administered by Bodoland Territorial Council. The 4 districts of Bodoland include Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.

The history of the Bodo tribe.

Bodos are a tribal people who are believed to be the earliest inhabitants of Assam. Their origin trace back to Tibet-Burma and are an ethnolinguistic group of people. It is also said that the tribe original home is in the North of China near to the rivers of Huang-He and Yangtze however the tribe dispersed across various regions where some groups moved to Tibet and made it as their home before moving down to India. They lived peacefully in these regions and along with various ethnic tribes here until the 20th Century where they faced a share of issues such as illegal immigration, the encroachment of lands etc. This became a bane for the groups and they requested a place for the Bodos where they approached the then British Government and Indian Government. However, the demand was not met and hence the tribe took a violent approach to have their demands met.

The violent group called Bodo Liberation Tigers Force was founded in the year 1996 where they fought for a separate territorial land for the Bodos living in Assam and they fought until the formation of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) which is when the Bodo Liberation Tigers Force laid their arms. Under the leadership of Hagrama Mohilary, Hagrama was sworn in as the Chief of BTC on 6th December 2003. Currently, BTC supports to more than 35% of ethnic groups and tribes such as Bodos, Rabhas, Garos etc.

Rich in nature, flora and fauna. Bodoland is the simply a place less travelled, hidden behind a vast nature Bodoland offers tourism to various places and one such is Manas National Park.

Bongaigaon is one of the major places in Bodoland where you can travel easily. The road to Bongaigaon is very well connected from Guwahati. The nearest airport that can lead to Bongaigaon is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport (GAU). Bongaigaon is around 190 kilometres from the airport and you can take roadway and railway to the city. There are 2 major train stations here at Bongaigaon where the New and Old stations receive train services from all major stations from Assam.

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