Assam is situated in the North-eastern part of India, which is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world. It consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and numerous wetland ecosystems. Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park are World Heritage Sites which are located in Assam. Assam has conserved the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from near extinction. Assam is also known worldwide for its tea and silk, and remarkably rich in Orchid diversity, the Foxtail orchid being the state flower.
The conference place Jorhat, is the second largest city and cultural capital of Assam having the largest number of educated residents in the state.