Northeast India has always been a topic of intrigue for many a traveler. Spectacular and yet not as commercialized as some other tourist places of the country, northeast India is worth checking out for every offbeat traveler. The state you can begin with is Assam, which pretty much serves as the gateway to the northeast. It is one of the best places to get a taste of the culture of this region. Be it lush green tea plantations or magnificent temples, majestic rive islands or scintillating National Parks, the state of Assam has them all. (ALSO SEE 5 Best Places to Visit in Assam, Home to The Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros) Here are some beautiful Assam images that will tempt you to visit this amazing state.

Thirsty family of Asiatic elephants (Elephas maximus) at Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

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Nyonya Assam Pedas Fish

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Assamese Kids dancing bihu on the occasion of Rongali Bihu in Jorhat

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Bamboo causeway over lagoon covered in grasses and water hyacinth following heavy monsoon rains on a bright day on Majuli island, Assam

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Port at Assam

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Sunrise view of tea plantation landscape in Assam

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Smiling elephants, at Kaziranga Park, Assam, India

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Negheriting Siva Temple in Dergaon, Assam, India

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Sunset view of Majuli, a fresh water lagoon with water hyacinth, flanked by fields and trees

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Top view of Guwahati, the largest city of Assam in North East India

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Majuli Island in Assam

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Plateau in Himalayas near Guwahati in lower Assam

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Top view of the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam

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Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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Women harvest tea leaves on a bright sunny day at a tea plantation in Jorhat, Assam, India

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Bamboo Bridge across a rice paddy in a tourist lodge in Assam, India

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Beautiful, isn’t it? Visit Assam to get a taste of northeast India!