The Land

The Bodos, pronounced as Boros were a part of Assam until they became known as Bodoland Territorial Region on the 9th of February. 2003.

Today, the Land of the Bodos or Bodoland is made up of four districts on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river by the foothills of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. These four districts are further subdivided into 10 Civil Subdivisions and 40 Development Blocks. These four districts are called Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang. 

The Boro tribe is the largest ethnolinguistic group of Assam. They are a part of the greater Bodo-Kachari family who can trace their origin to the Tibetan-Burmese people. 

The early Bodo settlers of Assam had spoken their own dialect. In course of time, the integration of various cultures and cultural practices, gave rise to the current Bodo dialect.. The Bodo language, along with other tribal languages contributed greatly to the development of Assamese language.

The Kamakhya Temple which is the place of Ancient wisdom dedicated to the Mother Goddess was a ‘Bathou Thanshali’  of the Mongoloid Bodo People before and during the reign of Narkasur whose original Bodo name was Narkhw Budang, the king of the erstwhile Prajyotishpur Kingdom.

The Bodos are essentially farmers, so the land is lush with greenery. Paddy fields can be seen for miles. Most of the vegetables consumed by the people are grown in their farms. 

The terrain is relatively rugged and pristine. Largely untouched by urbanisation, the forests surrounding these areas are primarily virgin. It is home to a lot of wildlife and flora and fauna. The untouched landscape is a nature lover’s paradise. The sparkling waters of an unpolluted Brahmaputra gushes down the rocky sand bed. Green paddy fields under a bright blue sky, with the twittering of birds and sounds of a river rushing through make the Land of the Bodos a thoroughly inviting place for tourists. Here nature is served on a platter with lots and lots of fresh clean air.