Assam really is an awesome state to visit in North East India. Not only does it provide India’s biggest tea export; it’s boasts the largest river island in the world, has 70% of the planets one horned rhino population and it also has the highest bio diversity regions on Earth too – not bad for a single state in India!
As you travel around this diverse state, you’ll find culture everywhere. From the traditional temples of Guwahati to Shiv Sagar, the tea plantations in Tezpur and the wildlife of Kaziranga and Majuli Island. It really has it all and provides an amazing Assamese adventure.
I really wanted to showcase some of its beauty and thought that there is nothing better than a photo essay to do it.
WARNING: May cause serious wanderlust and I am not liable for you booking your ticket to Assam! 😉
The one horned rhino is Assam’s state animal.
To know more about Assam…
For some more context around the photos, make sure you read some of my informative articles on Assam;
- A Beginner’s Guide to Guwahati: Gateway to North East India
- 5 Things You Must Know before your visit to Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati
- 9 Reasons Why You Should Pick Alfresco Grand for your River Cruise in Guwahati
- The Ultimate 2018 safari guide to Kaziranga National Park: Home of the One Horned Rhino
- An Essential 2018 Jorhat to Majuli Island Ferry Guide
- The Ultimate 2018 Travel Guide to Majuli Island
An Alfresco Grand sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati
Exploring the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati
Views of Guwahati at night from the Alfresco Grand cruise.
You can meet all these fluffy goats too
Sunsets on the Brahmaputra river were so dreamy
Exploring the many tea fields of Assam, these are a must on your visit!
Setting off for a jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park.
Meeting some of the locals at Kaziranga National Park
Sunrises are worth getting up for in Assam
Elephants at dawn
Catching the Jorhat to Majuli Island Ferry
Enjoying the sun on the Majuli ferry
In Assam it’s traditional to stay in a bamboo hut! This one on Majuli Island was a beautiful find!
The religious artwork at the temples and Satras is vibrant and beautiful
The dresses and dances are so colourful! Did you know every state and even tribe in India has it’s own style of dress design and dances?
I had the honour of meeting Hemchandra Goswami at his mask making workshop on Majuli Island. His creations are world famous!
Taking a moment to enjoy the serenity of Majuli Island
Majuli isn’t called Assam’s capital of culture for nothing!
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
The gorgeous monasteries of Majuli