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The People

It is believed that the Bodos descended from the hilly terrains of Tibet and Burma. There are possibilities of two migrations of the Bodos into the rich valley of Brahmaputra. One group entered North -East Bengal and Western Assam through the valley of the Tista, Dharla, Sonkosh, and founded the powerful kingdom of Kamrup. The other made its way through the Subansiri, Dibong and Dihong valleys into Eastern Assam and laid the foundation of Chutiya kingdom.

Dance & Music

The Bodo culture is a rich blend of colours, tradition, music & dance. They are fun loving people with warm hearts. They have their own cultural identity with various dance forms and musical instruments.

Handloom & Handicrafts

Bodo communities teach the girls from a tender age the art of weaving and spinning. As they grow up, they start learning the age old weaving and spinning designs that are now being passed from generation to generation. The fabrics are all locally dyed and the process is natural. This initiative leaves very little carbon footprint and also uses all the natural colours at their disposal. Traditional garments woven by Bodo people are - Dokhona, Fali, Indisi, Aronai, Rege-regang, Janji Khanai Fali, Gamsa etc.

Cuisine

Rice or Wngkham, as it is locally called, is the staple of this region and so all the main meals revolve around this. Fish is had in abundance, either fried or made in curry, usually with a vegetable. But it’s meat that is the most popular. The favourite dishes like ondla, shobai, wngkhrwi gwbab are prepared with the mixture of alkali. They do not prefer milk and sweet.