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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.