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Places To Visit In Guwahati

Guwahati is a largest northeastern city of India. It is also known as city of temples because the city has many Hindu temples. Guwahati also referred as “Gateway of North Eastern Region” of the country. Guwahati is situated on the bank of Brahmaputra river. Guwahati has very rich wildlife with some rare mammals and birds. Guwahati has all modes of transport, people can reach here by bus, by road, by air. There are many places to visit in Guwahati.

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Places To Visit In Guwahati

Places To Visit In Guwahati – Kaziranga national park

Kaziranga National Park

 

It is situated in Golaghat and Nagaon district of Assam. It is a world heritage site. Kaziranga is declared as Tiger reserve in 2006, it has highest density of Tigers among protected areas of world. The park has two third of world’s best one horned rhinoceroses. It is a home to many more animals and birds. It offers two type of safaris one in jeep safari and other one is elephant safari. Elephant safari is the most enjoyable safari in Kaziranga National Park. It is one among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

 

Majuli

Places To Visit In Guwahati

Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

Majuli is the world’s largest river Island. s situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. This island, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribal, is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo vaishnavite culture. The island is a biodiversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna. Overnight Guest House / Monastery House. Majuli is one among the awesome places to visit in Guwahati.

 

Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple-Spiritual Places To Visit in Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple-Spiritual Places To Visit in Guwahati

 

It is one among the oldest 51 shakti pithas. It situated on Nilachal hill in Guwahati. The temple consists of four chambers: garbhagriha and three mandapas locally called calanta, pancaratna and natamandira. This place is considered one of the most holy temples in India. Thousands of devotees flock the temple each day to offer their prayers. Everyone must visit it when on Guwahati trip. The temple is in shape of Bee-Hive.

 

Umananda Temple

Places To Visit In Guwahati

Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

It is located on a very picturesque place,i.e on peacock island, in the middle of the river Brahmaputra at Guwahati. It is a smallest riverine island in the world. It is very peaceful place out from city hustle- bustle. The mountain on which temple is situated is known as bhasmakala. One can reach here by hiring a ferry.

 

Assam State Museum

 

Assam State Museum- Best Places To Visit In Guwahati

Assam State Museum- Best Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

The Assam State Museum is located in the heart of Guwahati city. The Museum was established by Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti in 1940. This is one among the best attraction in Guwahati. It is a biggest multi-purpose museum. It has collection of stone sculpture various weapons, utensils, old Royal garments, coins, age old metal sculptures paintings, stone and copper plate inscriptions.

Assam State Zoo

Assam State Zoo- Hangout Places To Visit In Guwahati

Assam State Zoo- Hangout Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

Assam State Zoo is home to 185 animals. One can not find anywhere else so much animal in a single zoo. The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is the largest of its kind in the North East region and it is spread across 432 acre.

 

Guwahati Planetarium

Guwahati Planetarium- Places To Visit In Guwahati

Guwahati Planetarium- Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

It is the only astronomical research centre of northeast India. It organises daily shows, seminars, workshops and conferences for astronomy fraternity. The Guwahati Planetarium, located on MG Road is a sincere attempt to reach the young and scientifically inclined minds and provide them a glimpse of the available treasure trove assembled over centuries by the human explorers.

 

Bhuvaneswari Temple

Places To Visit In Guwahati

Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

The temple is situated in Nilachal hill in Guwahati. It is at 165 ft upside from Kamakhya. Devotees from all over India gather here during Ambubachi and Manasha Puja. It is an age old temple dedicated to Maa Bhuvaneswari. It gives you the panoramic view of the Guwahati city.

 

Bamuni Lake

Bamuni Lake-Cool Places To Visit In Guwahati

Bamuni Lake-Cool Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

Around 40 kms from Guwahati, Bamuni Lake is a major fishing spot in Guwahati. You can even head to Chandubi Lake for similar activities. Guwahati is a largest supplier of fishes. This lake is also a major tourist attraction.

 

Dighalipukhuri

Dighalipukhuri- Mindblowing Places To Visit In Guwahati

Dighalipukhuri- Mindblowing Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

It is a man made pond in Guwahati. Dighalipukhuri derived its name from the word ‘dighal’ which means long. The lake is believed to be dug by Bhagadutta, the king of Pragjyotishpura. It is also mentioned in the Mahabharata,the great Indian epic. It is an important tourist attraction in Guwahati city with many recreational activities.

 

Chandubi Lake

 

Places To Visit In Guwahati

Places To Visit In Guwahati –  chandubi lake

A large Lake and wet land, created by the devastating earthquake of 1897. Chandubi lake is located 60 Km from Guwahati at the foot of Garo hills surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya. It is a nice place for picnics. It is a place to look for migratory birds, raw jungle, undulating tea garden, peaceful road side tea stalls, a fast flowing mountain river and the serene lake.

 

Sualkuchi

Sualkuchi- Cultural Places To Visit In Guwahati

Sualkuchi- Cultural Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

There are large number of cottage handloom industries for which it is also known as the “Manchester of Assam”. This is a textile centre of Assam. This is the largest and most urbanised village in North East India famous for Assam Silk, “Muga” Silk. It one of the cultural places to visit in Guwahati.

 

Hajo

Hajo- Religious Places To Visit In Guwahati

Hajo- Religious Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

It is a pilgrimage for three religions i.e Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. The famous tourist attractions of Hajo are Hayagriva Madhava Temple, Hajo Powa Mecca, Kedareswara Temple and Madan Kamdev Temple. It is one among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

Basistha Ashram

 

Places To Visit In Guwahati

Places To Visit In Guwahati

Basistha Ashram Temple is located in southeast corner of Guwahati city. This is a very divine place for assamese. It is very peaceful and nice tourist place to visit in Guwahati.

 

Pandu

Pandu- Places To Visit In Guwahati

Pandu- Places To Visit In Guwahati

 

Pandu is located in Guwahati. It is named after Pandunath Temple located in Tilla hills part of locality. It is believed that Pandavas stayed here during their exile. There are many more places to visit in Guwahati like Janardana Temple, Navagraha Temple, Nehru Park, and Shankardev Kalashetra Museum.

 

Nightlife In Guwahati

Guwahati is a fastest growing city in India. It has cool pubs and disco’s. Here is a list of few nightclubs of Guwahati, The Lounge Bar, The Silver Streak, Kamakazi, Blues, Terra Maya, Club DMD, Cafe Hendrix, Illusion, Alfresco Grand, Ozone etc.


 

Connectivity :

  • By Air – The airport is well linked with all the important cities of Indian & a few select international cities like Bangkok and Paro. The airport is nearly 20 km west of the city center.
  • By Road – Guwahati is linked to with  Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal through National Highway 31 while National Highway 37 links Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam.
  • By Train – Guwahati Junction is the main railway station of Guwahati. Kamakhya Junction is the second biggest station of the city. Guwahati is well limked with all the major cities of the country through rails.

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Best time to visit Guwahati –

Guwahati  can be visited through out the year, But October to March is the most suitable time to enjoy a holiday in Assam. The weather is really pleasant with minimum temperature falling to five Degrees Celsius. The Magh or Bhogali bihu is celebrated during  the month of January while the Kati or Kangali bihu is celebrated in September-October period. Bihu celebrations is an experience that should not be missed.


 

Street food center of Guwahati –

  • Delicacy - ( Famous for Assamese cuisine , Fish curry & Chicken )
    Ganeshguri, Dispur, G.S. Road | Ganeshguri, Guwahati.
  • Hotel Sagar Restaurant - ( Famous for Chinese, Indian, Vegan )
    Nepali Mandir Point, Paltan Bazar | Hotel Sagar, Guwahati
  • Namsing - ( Famous for Assamese cuisines )
    Opposite Guwahati Commerce College
  • Rebati Chat House - ( Famous for Chinese cuisines, Fast food )
    Nak-Kata Pukhuri | M.N Road, Pan Bazar, Guwahati
  • Loyans Bakery & Confectionery - ( Famous for chocolate pastries )
    F.C. Road | H. NO. 52, Guwahati

 

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