Amazing Assam Photos – 21 Photos that Will Inspire You to Visit Assam

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Looking for some epic Assam photos? You’ve come to the right place!

Assam really is an awesome state to visit in North East India.

Not only does it provide India’s biggest tea export; it boasts the largest river island in the world, has 70% of the planets one-horned rhino population and it also has the highest biodiversity 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.

WARNING: May cause serious wanderlust and I am not liable for you booking your ticket to Assam!

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The one horned rhino is Assam’s state animal. 

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Guwahati – the Gateway to North East India

Guwahati is the Gateway to North-East India. This is the Capital city of Assam and the place you’ll probably land into when you first arrive.

No visit can be complete with out a visit to Khamakya temple and the Brahmaputra river!

Don’t miss out on the busy colourful markets for Assamese souvenirs.

It’s a great network for transport to head out to the sister states of North East too near Paltan Bazaar. To read more on Guwahati:

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

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An Alfresco Grand sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati
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Exploring the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati
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Views of Guwahati at night from the Alfresco Grand cruise.
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You can meet all these fluffy goats too
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Sunsets on the Brahmaputra river were so dreamy

Kaziranga National Park – Home of the one-horned rhino!

An incredible stop on the way to Jorhat, Majuli Island or Tezpur is Kaziranga National Park.

Here is your best chance to see one-horned rhino’s on a safari! It doesn’t have to be expensive as sharing jeeps are available.

This was one of my favourite moments of my whole trip. Coming face to face with a one horned rhino was a dream come true. Don’t miss out.

Also make sure you check out the tea fields while you’re here. They’re free to visit and incredibly beautiful.

To read more on Kaziranga National Park you can read my ultimate guide all about it here. 

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Exploring the many tea fields of Assam, these are a must on your visit!
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Setting off for a jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park. 
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Meeting some of the locals at Kaziranga National Park
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Sunrises are worth getting up for in Assam

Jorhat and Majuli Island

Majuli Island is a place you need to visit in Assam fast – before it’s too late!

Mass flooding causes the island to submerge each year and eventually it will be classed uninhabitable.

Your contribution through tourisms contributes to funding. Majuli Island is a paradise from another time.

You won’t find sky high buildings, or any sign of the modern age here, just bamboo huts and satra’s.

The locals still make everything from pottery, dresses and even houses and boats by hand.

To make the most of your visit stay on the island itself! It’s an oasis you won’t want to let go of.

To read more on Majuli Island:

A Jorhat to Majuli Island ferry guide with up to date times and prices

The ultimate guide to Majuli Island

Tips you need to know about Majuli island before you visit

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Enjoying the sun on the Majuli ferry 
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In Assam it’s traditional to stay in a bamboo hut! This one on Majuli Island was a beautiful find!
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The religious artwork at the temples and Satras is vibrant and beautiful
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The dresses and dances are so colourful! Did you know every state and even tribe in India has its own style of dress design and dances?
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I had the honour of meeting Hemchandra Goswami at his mask-making workshop on Majuli Island. His creations are world-famous!
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Taking a moment to enjoy the serenity of Majuli Island
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Majuli isn’t called Assam’s capital of culture for nothing!
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Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
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Did I mention the sunsets are amazing?! 

Read more of my North East India articles!

Top things to do in North East India

A complete guide for Hornbill Festival

Longwa Village travel guide

Best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

Top things to do in Dirang

My ultimate Tawang travel guide

How to find the double decker root bridges in Meghalaya

A complete travel guide for Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple guide

A complete Kaziranga Safari guide

Majuli Island tips

My top North East India travel tips

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10 thoughts on “Amazing Assam Photos – 21 Photos that Will Inspire You to Visit Assam

  1. Stephen Bishop says:

    You keep saying that Majuli is the biggest river island in the world. That’s not even close to true. Ilha de Marajao is a river island at the mouth of the Amazon and is 45,000 square kilometers in area – or about 128 times bigger.

    • Sophie Pearce says:

      Hi Stephen, I think the Guinness world records may disagree – I’ll leave this here…

  2. says:

    Hi Sophie, I a glad that you explored our Assam like a local .I am also from Assam.Thanks for sharing your stories.

    • Sophie Pearce says:

      Hi there, thanks for reading! I loved Assam, it’s such a gorgeous part of India. I was so sorry to hear about the flooding right now. Stay safe. Sophie x

  3. Mannat Sharma says:

    HIi Sophie, It feels great to know that you like Assam too. I’m also a big fan of Assam beauty. There is something like a different type of peace which i didn’t felt anywhere else and thanks for sharing your wonderful experience in such an amazing way.
    keep writing and sharing more of nice blogs :)

    • Sophie Pearce says:

      Hi Mannat. Thank you for your feedback! Assam is indeed one of the most beautiful states in all of India :) I’m glad we share a common interest. Thanks for reading. Sophie x

  4. Nandini Bose says:

    Hi We are From Kolkata, it was very interesting reading about Assam and interesting pictures. Kaziranga and Majuli interest me most. we are wild life enthusiasts from Bengal.

    • Sophie Pearce says:

      Hi Nandini, that’s great you’re from Kolkata! I went there last year and loved it! Kaziranga and Majuli Island are awesome places to visit. I have blog posts on those if you need tips! I hope you have an incredible trip :) Thanks for reading. Sophie x

  5. Tanuja Rai says:

    Hey Sophie, thanks for sharing this wonderful article. I loved reading it all. I would love to visit Assam one day and explore these amazing places.

    • Sophie Pearce says:

      Hi Tanuja, I would definitely recommend visiting Assam! It’s one of the most beautiful states in the North East! Thanks for the kind words, Sophie x

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