Nagaon, presently known as Nowgong, is a city in Assam. It is the 5th largest city after Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh & Jorhat. Nagaon is best known for housing the Kaziranga Sanctuary that boasts the largest number of one-horned rhinoceros in the world. The nickname 'Rice Bowl of Assam' is given to Nagaon due to a wider growth of paddy crops in the area.
Nagaon is perched on the banks of River Kolong, a tributary of River Brahmaputra. This river is a significant source of water for the nearby locals. The area of Nagaon is surrounded by the misty hills that keep the climate pleasant amid year. The summer seasons experience an average temperature of 35°C whereas the winters witness an average temperature of 15° C amid season. Such serene weather of Nagaon makes it a must visit place to explore the beautiful Assam.
The economy of Nagaon is agrarian and has agriculture as its backbone. 80% of Nagaon's populace is indulged in agricultural activities to make livelihood. Rice is the common crop grown here. Also, there are alluring attractions that should be visited in Nagaon. The very famous Kaziranga Sanctuary, Samaguri Bill, Lowkhowa Sanctuary etc.