Guwahati “The Gateway to The Northeast India” is the largest city in North Eastern Region of India and the capital of Assam, connecting all seven states. This city is also known as the “city of temples” because of its many ancient temples including the most famous ancient temple “Maa Kamakhya” located at Nilachal Hill. Apart from all these tags, Guwahati is among the fastest growing city in India and it has many places for sightseeing to offer for its tourists.
Some of the must places to put in your list while you are planning to explore this magnificent tourist destination.
1. Kamakhya Temple
Kamakhya Shakti Peeth (Kamakhya Temple) is one of the most revered shrines of Goddess Shakti in India located on the Nilanchal Hill of Guwahati city. It was built in the 17th centuries and has many historical values. One of the major attractions is when the most famous mela “The Ambubachi Mela” celebrated annually. Many devotees, pujaris and tantriks from all over india visited this temple during this mela.
2. Umananda Temple
Located on the world’s smallest river island “Peacock Island” lies on the mighty Brahamaputra. ‘Umananda’ comes from the two Hindi words, namely ‘Uma’ and ‘Ananda’ dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is connected through ferries and boats.
3. Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
If you have visited Guwahati city “Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (Guwahati Zoo)” is a must in your destination list. Its spreads and covers area of 430 acres located in the center of Guwahati city with dense protected forest.
4. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Located just 30 kms away from the main city in the district of Morigaon. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is another major destination to spot one horned rhino after Kaziranga National Park. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 38 sq. km and is home to many wild animals and greenery.
5. Basistha Ashram
A shiva mandir located in the south-east Guwahati. This temple name after Guru Vashishta also was known as Basistha.
6. Fancy Bazar
One of the oldest bazar in the heart of Guwahati city, which is also known as “Chandni Chowk of Guwahati”. Many tiny shops, goods with throwaway prices, road side fast foods , people gathering and many other which makes it very special to explore.
7. Cruise on Brahmaputra River
One of the major attractions in Guwahati is to cruising on the mighty Brahmaputra. Enjoy river flow, sunset and good food on board.
8. Regional Science Centre (Science Museum)
If you are bring kids on your trip, this is must place to visit located in Khanapara, Guwahati. The depository is a wonderful initiative by the science fraternity to educate, enlighten and entertain the visitors through the medium of science and technology maintained by Govt. of India.
9. Dipor Beel
Dipor Beel also known the “Freshwater Lake of Guwahati” located in south west of Guwahati covering a total area of 40 sq. km. This lake was also declared as a Bird Sanctuary due to its rich biodiversity and heritage.
10. Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is a cultural institution located in Punjabari, Guwahati. Explore and enjoy culture, art and tradition of Assam. It has impressive display of Assam’s history and its glorious past.