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Best Things To Do in Guwahati

A unique mix of cosmopolitan and traditional, the amazing variety of things to do in Guwahati exceed expectations. Not only can you enjoy the pleasures to be found in a city embracing fast growth and modernisation, but you can also enjoy the delightful contrast that the serene mountains with their stillness and quiet present to the hectic city. The things to do in Guwahati are not simply confined to the city and its environs, since there are many easily accessible tourist spots close by as well. Long road trips, interesting treks, and enjoyable cycling trips are some great ways to enjoy the attractions of Guwahati and also allow you to build some precious memories whether alone or with your family and friends.

Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the mountains by taking long walks on the pleasant tree-lined roads around Guwahati, or by trekking over challenging terrains that make you cry and laugh in the same breath. Feel the rush of adrenaline as the wind zips past your face as you tear by in a car or bike. Experience the absoluteness of the joy you feel when you finally climb up an arduous rock or the lightness of your being as you parasail in the air. Let yourself feel wild and free in the dense jungles around Guwahati or dance like a child around the bonfire you make at night outside your tent. There is so much of serenity and purity in these mountains that your body and mind cannot help but be rejuvenated, and so much to do that you need never feel bored.

Apart from the many natural attractions that fill the mountains around Guwahati, tourists can also enjoy the many man-made wonders that populate the city. There are many parks where you can stroll in the evening and some amusement parks where both adults and children can enjoy some adventure. There are several temples in and around Guwahati too that should be visited for their beautiful architecture, ancient stories, and peace-filled interiors. There are many things to do in Guwahati, and you can start your planning with this detailed guide to Guwahati’s best attractions.

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    About the activity: Experience the unparalleled beauty of North East India on a motorcycle trip to Tawang Arunchal Pardesh India. At 3,500 meters, the altitude of this pass only encourages a complete connection to nature. Stop at the historically Tibetan site in th...

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    Sightseeing Day Tour to Shillong
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    About the Activity:Take away on an unforgettable day tour to Shillong as you are picked up in a car at the Shillong Police Bazaar at around 09:00 in the morning.Visit the Shillong Peak and the Elephant falls on the way and progress to the Wards Lake.Make a short visit to...

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    Day Tour Shillong in Meghalaya
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    About the Activity:A visit to the 'abode of clouds', Shillong in Meghalaya is a better opportunity in front of you to delve into nature's privileges as well as its magical creations.You will get a number of places worth exploring located in one of the beautiful hill stat...

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    About the Activity:Embark on an exciting activity of artificial wall climbing in the Assam State Zoo that is surely one of the most amazing and exciting experiences.The activity begins as you assemble at the Late Rohini Kumar Bhuyan Rock Garden at about 6 in the morning....

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    About the Activity:Located in the Morigaon district of Assam, Charan Beel is a lake like wetland that has static water and is ideal for sports like kayaking and canoeing.This adventurous escape starts as you arrive at Charan Beel at about 10 in the morning and after a sh...

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    About the Activity:Sail off into the night with the dinner cruise in Guwahati, the first one of its kind!The cruise is replete with 2 Sundecks, Conference Halls, Party Halls, Assamese Folk Dance (BIHU), and many more.Behold the magic of the amazing sunset with a yummy d...

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    About the Activity:Have a beautiful and memorable evening as you embark on a sunset cruise in Guwahati.Enjoy beautiful cruising with an on deck restaurant cum bar and sail off into the sunset with your love done by your side. You can revel at the two sundecks, conference...

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    About the Activity:Your adventure at Bogamati begins as you arrive in the morning at around 08:00 AM and start off on the rafting activity after a short safety briefing and breakfast.Continue on the adventure till 02:00 PM and post enjoy lunch by the riverside.Appreciate...

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    About the Activity:Indulge in an array of activities in the heart of the Northeastern India like never before with your family and friends.Reach Barapani at around 10 am and engage yourself in activities like rock climbing, rappelling, joomering, zip-lining, and many mor...

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    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Indulge in an array of activities in the heart of the Notheast India near Assam like never before.Engage yourself in activities like rock climbing, rappelling, joomering, zip-lining, against the stream climbing, monkey crawling and other rope activitie...

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    About the Activity:Head out to bring home some unforgettable memories from Meghalaya, the land of tranquility with this four day trekking trip to the Double Decker Bridge and David Scott Trail.The moderate trekking tour starts from Guwahati and goes through Shillong, Maw...

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    About the Activity:Your journey to visit the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in Guwahati begins as you depart from 8th Mile, Khanpara at around 06:00 AM and start trekking. After a short breakfast on the way, you will be arriving at the destination at around 10:00 AM.Start on...

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    About the Activity:Commence on an adventurous day out at the Basitha Waterfalls and Garbhanga Forest and feel the adrenaline rush through your veins.The trek begins as you meet at the Bishishta temple at around 06:00 AM and start trekking towards Garbhanga Forest and wat...

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Kamakhya Temple

One of the most famous Shakti Peethas in India, Kamakhya Temple is a venerated shrine in Assam. One of the oldest temples in Guwahati associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna, Kamakhya Temple is a famous temple and visited by millions of devotees. Renowned for its legendary tales, Kamakhya Temple is located on the Nilachal Hill with a splendid complex of 6 temples and 6 monuments inside it. 

The temple is listed among the famous tourist places in Guwahati and associated with a legend that says during the month of June, the waters of River Brahmaputra turn red due to the Goddess’ menstruating blood. The scenic beauty encompassing the complex of Kamakhya Temple is breathtaking and one can look forward to exploring various artistic sculptures here. Kamakhya Temple is best visited during the months of September and October when there is a fantastic celebration of the festival of Durga Puja for five days.

Location: Kamakhya Temple, Kamakhya, Guwahati

Timings: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm

Entry Fee/charges: Free to visit

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 133 kilometres 


Assam State Museum

Famous as one of the richest repositories of antiques, Assam State Museum is hailed as one of the biggest multipurpose museums in India. Situated in the scenic locales of Dighalupukhuri area, Assam State Museum was built in 1940 and boasts of being the oldest museum in Northeast India.

Established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti, this museum is a must-visit to explore the culture and heritage of Assam through the fascinating antiques that are on display here. Some of the most interesting things that one can find here are prehistoric ivory paintings, sculptures, metal, woodwork and costumes etc. With different categories of exhibits like Epigraphy, Sculptures, Miscellaneous, Natural History etc, the museum is a wonderful visit for everyone who wishes to witness the traditions of the state of Assam.

Location: Assam State Museum, Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Near Dighalipukhuri Park, Ambari, Guwahati

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Mondays, 2nd, and 4th Saturday)

Entry Fee/charges: INR 5


Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

Popular as the largest zoo in North East India, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is situated in the Hengrabari Reserved Forest. Home to a number of animals, birds and reptiles, this place is a popular tourist attraction if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Also called ‘green lung’ for Guwahati, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is a nice place to indulge in awareness activities and encourage animal welfare and education. 

Offering a natural habitat for flora and fauna, this place is a great place to relax and unwind in the realm of nature when you are in Guwahati. Some of the popular animals which you can see in Guwahati Zoo are Royal Bengal tiger, white tiger, white rhino, black panther, Asiatic lion, deer, sambhar deer etc. 

Location: Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden, Zoo Road, Japorigog, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable):7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): INR 30

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 12.7 Kilometer


Guwahati Planetarium

One of the most famous tourist places to visit in Guwahati for lovers of astronomy, Guwahati Planetarium attracts a number of visitors. If you love knowing more about the universe, Guwahati Planetarium is an enthusiastic retreat to dive into the celestial space. 

Along with enhancing your knowledge of solar system and universe, Guwahati Planetarium is known as a popular astronomical research centre. Tourists here can look forward to enjoying a number of seminars and exhibitions along with witnessing some celestial events like an eclipse or a meteor shower closely when arrangements are made to attract a number of visitors. 

Location: Guwahati Planetarium, M G Road, Near Gauhati High Court, Latasil, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable): 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): INR 30 for adults

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 121 kilometres 


Nehru Park

One of the popular tourist places in Guwahati, Nehru Park is a bustling attraction that you must visit when you are in Guwahati. Constructed in 2000s, Nehru Park is named after Jawaharlal Nehru and boasts of having a number of famous educational institutions in its vicinity.

Known for having thousands of species of trees with several dancing statues performing Assamese folk dance, Nehru Park boasts of a serene escape for the tourists. The splendid park also has a rock garden and an open-air theatre where one can enjoy a refreshing getaway with lawns and blooming flowers. The scenic park attracts a number of tourists and makes for a wonderful visit if you are visiting with children.

Location: Nehru Park, Cotton College Road, Pan Bazaar, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable): 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): Adults: INR 10, Kids- INR -5

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 1.8 Kilometer

Umananda Temple

With Lord Shiva as the main deity, Umananda Temple is a serene getaway for nature lovers in Guwahati. Perchet atop the mountain Bhasmakuta and surrounded by the gurgling waters of River Brahmaputra, Umananda Temple was built in 1694 AD by King Gadadhar Singh.

It is believed that Lord Shiva lived here as Bhayananda and burned Kamadeva into ashes when he became a hindrance while Lord Shiva was meditating. With breathtaking surroundings, Umananda Temple is an idyllic retreat to enjoy the natural scenery of this beautiful riverine island and take home a tranquil memory of your vacation in Guwahati. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, 
Umananda Temple is a great place to enjoy some solitude and bask in the luxury of nature. 

Location: Umananda Temple, Peacock Island, North Guwahati, Guwahati

Timings (If Applicable): 5:30 am to 6:00 pm

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): Free Entry 

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 121 kilometres


Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the Mayong village in Marigaon district of Assam, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a delight for all nature lovers among tourist places in Guwahati. Offering some memorable sights of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros who dwell in a nice population here, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of some great biodiversity. Along with the rhinoceros, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also known for being home to other fascinating animals like Asiatic buffalo, leopard, wild bear, civet cat etc

Location: Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Forest Range Office Road, Pabitara, Assam

Timings (If Applicable): 6:30 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): 50 INR

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 82 kilometres 


Afresco Grand Cruise

Gear up to be mesmerised by a serene day spent at Alfresco Grand Cruise. Offering an evening river cruise on the waters of Brahmaputra, visiting Alfresco Grand Cruise is one of the most sought-after activities to do in Guwahati. 

One can look forward to an enthralling sunset and a grand dinner to enjoy the day with your loved ones. Along with the delights of live music and cultural activities like folk dance, Alfresco Grand Cruise promises to be a memorable activity to do in Guwahati on your holiday. The three popular types of cruises which you can enjoy here are Luxury river cruise on Alfresco Grand, Party cruises on Alfresco and Houseboat cruises. 

Location: Alfresco Cruises, Brahmaputra River, Ferry Ghat, MG Road, North Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781030

Timings (If Applicable): 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 8 pm to 10 pm

Entry Fee/charges (If Applicable): INR 800

Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 122 kilometres 

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Traveller Tales From Guwahati


Bedanta Dowerah

04 September 2017

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Akhelesh Kumar

21 December 2018

"Fantastic ride and scenes of sunset, love it and will repeat it !!"

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Guwahati

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Guwahati?

    Fling yourselves into a world of adventure with some great activities that can be experienced in and around Guwahati. These adventure activities allow you to enjoy yourselves in the best possible way with your friends and family, and bring back remarkable memories that will light up your face every time you think pf them. Some adventure activities to look into in Guwahati include:
    · Trekking
    · Rock Climbing
    · Kayaking
    · Canoeing
    · White Water Rafting
    · Parasailing
    · Rappelling

  • Q. Which are the most famous trekking routes in Guwahati?

    Trekking in Guwahati can be a mesmerising experience because of the unique sights that come upon you at every turn of the road. The soul-stirring natural beauty of Assam is reflected in full force in Guwahati, and trekking is a great way to experience it intimately. Some of the best treks in Guwahati include:
    · Nilachal Hills
    · Sri Surya Pahar
    · Nizarapar
    · Assam State Zoo
    · Garbhanga Forest Reserve
    · Cheerapunji
    · Kaziranga National Park
    · David Scott Trail Shillong

  • Q. Which are the best places to do rock climbing in Guwahati?

    Rock climbing in Guwahati is a glorious way to truly immerse yourself in the majesty of the mountains of Assam. There is no better way of understanding the might of the sheer cliffs than by actually trying to scale them. Though a challenging activity, rock climbing in Guwahati is one of the best ways to build special memories:
    · Assam State Zoo
    · Assam Mountaineering Association
    · Global Adventure Association Natural Rock Field
    · Late Rohini Bhuyan Memorial Rock Field
    · Charan Beel Lake
    · Basitha Reserve Forest

  • Q. Where can I go kayaking in Guwahati?

    Kayaking is one of the most famous adventure activities that tourists can enjoy in Guwahati. This activity allows you to experience the majestic currents of the rivers and the beautiful scenery of Guwahati. Kayaking is also a unique way to bond with your friends and family. It allows you to enjoy adrenaline-pumping adventure that can be recalled for years afterwards. Some great places to kayak in Guwahati include:
    · Charan Beel Lake
    · Brahmaputra River

  • Q. Which are the best sites for camping in Guwahati?

    Night time in the mountains is always magical, but to be encamped in the midst of the densely carpeted landscape of Assam is an altogether other-worldly experience that is hard to match. Muted cricket chirps are the only sounds that break the stillness of the night, and only the moon and the stars light up the sky. Camping in Guwahati is not an activity to be missed, so you can enjoy it at:
    · Kawasing Eco Camp
    · Eco Camp Nameri
    · Chandubi Jungle Camp
    · Nature Hunt Eco Camp, Kaziranga National Park
    · Kaziranga Jungle Camping

  • Q. Which are the popular road trip places around Guwahati?

    Driving on the long, winding and traffic free roads around Guwahati is a great pleasure, especially for those who often find themselves in chaotic city traffic. A road trip not only grants you this pleasure, it also allows you to experience the sight and sounds of Assam with the ease and comfort of your car or bike. Some great locations for a road trip around Guwahati include:
    · Kaziranga National Park, Assam- 195 kilometres approx.
    · Cherrapunji, Meghalaya- 150 kilometres approx.
    · Shillong, Meghalaya- 100 kilometres approx.
    · Nongpoh, Assam- 50 kilometres approx.
    · East Garo Hills, Meghalaya- 195 kilometres approx.
    · Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya- 177 kilometres approx.
    · West Garo Hills, Meghalaya- 210 kilometres approx.
    · Jorhat, Assam- 312 kilometres approx.
    · Haflong, Assam- 170 kilometres approx.

  • Q. Which are the best places for an art and culture experience in Guwahati?

    Guwahati is not just a spellbinding destination for trekking and other adventure sports. It is also a culturally enriching experience. Experiencing the local culture is crucial when you are in Guwahati in order to experience the true spirit of Assam. Art is a great way of doing so. Some of the best places for an art and culture experience in Guwahati include:
    · Assam State Museum
    · Ecological Museum
    · Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
    · Treasure Wheel
    · Kamakhya Museum
    · Kamakhya Temple
    · Sankardev Kalakshetra Science Museum
    · Umananda Temple
    · Kusum Art Studio

  • Q. Which are the best routes for biking in Guwahati?

    Riding a two-wheeler in the still and serene region around Guwahati is a fantastic way of enjoying the natural beauty of Guwahati. Biking in Guwahati can be enjoyed whether via bicycles or motor bikes. Both are equally fun and memorable. There are many routes that you can take in order to get the best experience of the road. Some of these include:
    · Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park, Assam- 195 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Majuli, Assam- 345 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya (via Shillong) - 150 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Dawki, Assam- 195 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Tezpur, Assam- 175 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Haflong, Assam- 170 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Shillong, Meghalaya - 100 kilometres approx.
    · Guwahati to Nongpoh, Meghalaya- 50 kilometres approx.