Best Things To Do in Guwahati, India

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park is solitary among the foremost national parks in the earth and also famous as the pleasure of the North East India. Situated in the intense geographical place, the park presents a massive range of natural beauty. It is a mixture of natural world view such as Rhino, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer with Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Wrapping a vast region of around 430 square kilometres, the prime attraction of the national park if the broad diversity in the wildlife. The chief riches trove of Kaziranga is vast One Horned Rhinoceros, but it is also house to other species of flora and fauna for instance elephants, wild Asiatic water buffaloes, swamp deer, hog deer, gaur, sambar, Indian Muntjac and many more. After it, Kaziranga with Tiger Reserve is also attracts Ganges Dolphin. Kaziranga National park is also familiar as a significant bird watching point by Birdlife. A foot trip around the park is recommended for an ultimate Jungle experience. The elephant and jeep Safaris are a great way to explore this biological hotspot.
  • Kamakhya Temple: Kamakhya Temple  is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. There are some other temples of various goddess can be seen in the complex. They are the Sitala Temple, the Lalita Kanta Temple, The jaya Durga Temple, the Vana Durga Temple, the Rajarajesvari Temple, the Smasanakali temple, the kail temple of Abhayananda dharmashala and the Sankhesvari temple. There are five temples of Lord Shiva in the Kamakhya complex. They belong to different forms of Lord Shiva like Kamesvara (Umananda), Siddhesvara, Amratokesvara (Heruka), Aghpra, and kotilinga (Tatpurusa). The complex also contains three temples of Lord Visnu. They are as the Kedara (Kamalesvara), situated near the northern side of the main temple, as the Gadadhara, situated in the north-western direction of the Kamakhya temple, and as Pandunath, which is situated in the eastern foothills of Nilachal also kinown as Pandu.
  • Umananda Temple: Umananda Temple is a Shiva Temple built in Guwahati in 1594, by the Ahom King of Assam. Located on the Peacock Island in the centre of river Brahmaputra, this alluring abode of lord Shiva is one of the finest of its kind and is a favourite destination for worshippers and believers. An enjoyable ferry ride will take you to this temple and the structure of the temple is a beauty in itself. The inherited rock-cut figures inhabiting the structure are a unique example of Assamese craftsmanship. The representation of Shiva, Surya, Ganesh, devi and 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu are worth observing. The main shrine can be reached by a flight of steps and the temple is worth a visit when in Guwahati.
  • Saraighat Bridge: This picturesque sight is a place on the northern bank of the huge river Brahmaputra. Having a history of the famous battle fought on the village over which the bridge is built, this is the first bridge on the river in Assam. The bridge offers a spectacular view of the river and enchants you when visiting after the sunset. The illuminated banks of river are a pretty sight and this is the perfect spot to spend your evenings in Guwahati.
  • Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden: Spread across 175 hectares is largest of its kind zoo in the north-east India and is a biological hub nurturing rare species of birds, animals and reptiles from the world. The zoo is located within the premises of Hengrabhai reserved forest Area and is a humble abode for about 895 animals, birds and reptiles. The 113 species collected from all over the world happily reside here and the zoo is a must-visit for animal lovers.

WHERE TO BE

The visitor to Guwahati can find entertainment by shopping, sight seeing and experimenting with Assamese cuisine.

  • Nightclubs and Pubs: The fragile security fears and sporadic acts of violence deter people from leaving their homes or hotels after dark. Big hotels have their own bars and clubs where the visitors can spend their evening in safety and comfort. The few clubs are few and far between in the city.
  • Shopping: Visitors who are interested in getting handicrafts and handlooms traditional to Assam can buy them at Artfed or Northeast Network where one will find a lot of articles made from cane and bamboo, sculpted rhinoceros and Assamese handlooms, respectively. Pragjyotika is a state owned store which also stocks up on articles native to the region. Pan Bazaar, Fansi Bazaar, GS Road are shopping centres in Guwahati. Besides there are a number of malls where one can visit and shop.

Guwahati is a developing city which is known for its developing infrastructure as well as its vast greenery, the huge expanse of the Brahmaputra and soft hills which beckon the visitor to come and experience its mystical and pristine beauty which has not yet been tarnished by modernism.

Below we have a list of things to do in Guwahati and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Guwahati getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Guwahati with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Guwahati

Here is the list of things to do in Guwahati and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Kamakhya Temple Image
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    Religious Site, Temple, Hill

    Kamakhya Temple is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. There are some other ...Read more
  2. Kamakhya Temple

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    Kamakhya Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Kamakhya Temple is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. There are some other ...Read more
  3. Kaziranga National Park

    Outdoors, National Park, Wildlife Park, Bird Watching

    Kaziranga National Park is solitary among the foremost national parks in the earth and also famous as the pleasure of the North East India. Situated in the intense geographical place, the park presents a massive range of natural beauty. It is a mixture of natural world view such as Rhino, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer with Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conser...Read more
  4. Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden

    Zoo, Botanical Garden

    Spread across 175 hectares is largest of its kind zoo in the north-east India and is a biological hub nurturing rare species of birds, animals and reptiles from the world. The zoo is located within the premises of Hengrabhai reserved forest Area and is a humble abode for about 895 animals, birds and reptiles. The 113 species collected from all over the world happily reside here and the zoo is a...Read more
  5. Umananda Temple

    4.5 (987 Votes)
    Umananda Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Umananda Temple is a Shiva Temple built in Guwahati in 1594, by the Ahom King of Assam. Located on the Peacock Island in the centre of river Brahmaputra, this alluring abode of lord Shiva is one of the finest of its kind and is a favourite destination for worshippers and believers. An enjoyable ferry ride will take you to this temple and the structure of the temple is a beauty in itself. The in...Read more
  6. Saraighat Bridge

    View Point, Scenic Drive, Bridge, Historical Site

    This picturesque sight is a place on the northern bank of the huge river Brahmaputra. Having a history of the famous battle fought on the village over which the bridge is built, this is the first bridge on the river in Assam. The bridge offers a spectacular view of the river and enchants you when visiting after the sunset. The illuminated banks of river are a pretty sight and this is the perfec...Read more
  7. Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra

    Art And Culture, Library, Museum, Park

    Named after the reformer and poet-playwright of Assam, this is a cultural institution conceived to nurture and promote the art in Assam. It includes a cultural museum, a library and a children’s recreational park. The open theatres have sprawling performances running all the time and can be enjoyed free of cost. The cable car inside the place is matter of attraction and offers the view of...Read more
  8. Navagraha Temple

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    Navagraha Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Navagraha Temple or the temple of the nine celestial bodies is located in the south eastern part of Guwahati in Assam, on a hill by name Chitrachal. As the name indicates, Navagraha Temple is dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system. Navagraha Temple at Guwahati Assam is a centre of astrological and astronomical research. The Navagraha temple as it stands today was built by the ruler R...Read more
  9. Bhubaneshwari Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, View Point

    Bhubaneswari Temple is an age old temple dedicated to Goddess Bhubaneswari, perched atop the Nilachal hill in Guwahati, further above the Kamakhya temple. The panoramic view of the entire city can be enjoyed from outside the temple. Since, it is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, like the Kamakhya temple, the Ambubachi fair takes place here as well in quite a large scale. The surrou...Read more
  10. Assam State Museum

    4.3 (692 Votes)
    Assam State Museum

    Art And Culture, Specialty Museum

    Assam State Museum is a representation of the unique culture and tradition of the north-eastern state. It surpasses all the other museums in India, as the biggest multipurpose museum displaying collections in a variety of sections, like archaeology, iconography, epigraphy and even numismatics. There is also an exhibit of the traditional weaving in Assam State Museum, along with other handicraft...Read more
  11. Dipor Bil

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    Dipor Bil

    Lake, Nature, Bird Watching

    The Deepor Beel or ‘Dipor Bil’ is a permanent, freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra river, to the south of the main river south-west of Guwahati city. It is a large natural wetland having great biological and environmental importance besides being the only major storm water storage basin for the Guwahati city. The beel is endowed with rich floral and faunal divers...Read more
  12. Gs Road
    Pan Bazaar, Fansi Bazaar, GS Road are shopping centres in Guwahati.
  13. J B's

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    JB’s is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Guwahati, both in terms of food and customer service. The restaurant is known for its delicious South Indian breakfast and also fast food as well as Indian sweets. The restaurant’s menu has changed very little over the years and it also has a section for Indian sweets and pastries. It is good value for your money, clean and a nice pl...Read more
  14. Artfed
    Visitors who are interested in getting handicrafts and handlooms traditional to Assam can buy them at Artfed or Northeast Network where one will find a lot of articles made from cane and bamboo, sculpted rhinoceros and Assamese handlooms, respectively.
  15. Jolporee
    The state run restaurant Jolporee offers its guests a ride on the Brahmaputra while enjoying a delectable and varied menu.