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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 planet’s 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: This post 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 without a visit to the Khamakya temple and the Brahmaputra river!

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

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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 rhinos 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 tourism 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 visitors stay on the island itself! It’s an oasis you won’t want to let go of.

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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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Trisa Banerjee

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Hi Sophie...Thanks for all the tips. I think this post will be very helpful for planning a trip for my parents. Keep writing and exploring.❤️ from Trisa

Sophie Pearce

Sunday 10th of October 2021

Hi Trisa, Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you can plan the perfect trip for your parents! They will love Assam as it really is amazing! :) Sophie x


Tuesday 1st of June 2021

Thanks for sharing this blog to know more about Assam

Sophie Pearce

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

Thanks Wajid! sophie x


Saturday 27th of March 2021

Thank you for sharing these Beautiful Assam Destination Images if anyone wants to know more about Assam for the best destination

Sophie Pearce

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Hi Wajid, thank yuo for your kind words! I loved Assam and would love to go back :) Sophie. x

Tanuja Rai (TourGenie)

Saturday 12th of December 2020

These pictures are awesome. Thanks for sharing them. I hope to visit Assam someday.

Sophie Pearce

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Ah thank you so much Tanuja :) You would absolutely love visiting Assam. It's so diverse with lots to see and do. The people there are also lovely and welcoming. I hope you get to go someday. Thanks, Sophie x

Tanuja Rai

Monday 24th of August 2020

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

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

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