Assam, also described as the Shangrila in the North-Eastern india is the gateway to the North-East. The word Assam is derived from the Sanskrit word "ASOMA" meaning peerless. Nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas Assam is known as the land of blue hills and red rivers. The largest and most easily accessible of the north-east states, Assam grows 60% of india's tea and produces a large proportion of india's oil. The main visitor attraction is Kaziranga National Park, home of india's rare one horned rhinoceros and Manas National Parks.