Barak Valley, South Assam
Barak Valley is located in the southern region of the Indian state of Assam. The main city of the valley is Silchar. The region is named after the Barak River. The Barak valley mainly consists of three administrative districts of Assam State - namely Cachar District, Karimganj District, and Hailakandi District. Among these three districts, Cachar and Hailakandi belonged to the erstwhile Cachar district in British India, whereas Karimganj belonged to the Sylhet district of Bangladesh. Karimganj was separated from Sylhet after the Independence of India; with the rest of Sylhet falling under East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and Karimganj under Independent India.
Brahmaputra Valley is a vast region situated between hill ranges of the eastern and northeastern Himalayan Mountain Range. This region in Assam is developed for leisure tourism, nature tourism, eco tourism and rural tourism.
The valley consists of the western Brahmaputra River valley covering the regions of Dhubri, Goalpara and Kamrup; the central Brahmaputra valley region covering Darrang, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts; and, the eastern Brahmaputra valley covering the districts of Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and Sibsagar. The Teesta River in North Bengal also drains into Brahmaputra River. The Brahmaputra Valley with its rainforest-like climate contains some of the most productive soils in the world. Brahmaputra River flows from Assam to Bengal where it meets the Ganga River to form the world's largest delta and finally flows into the Bay of Bengal in the south.