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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
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
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
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
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 -5Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 1.8 Kilometer
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
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
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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Sightseeing is the most happening aspect of your trip to Guwahati. You will come across various mesmerizing beauty making your journey a memorable one. With numbers of temples to picturesque charm you will find all here. Some of the popular sightseeing locations you will find here are:
The most happening place for you is ought to be the Green Tea farms.
Assam is one such ideal state in India where you can enjoy thrilling activities and trekking is one of them. Surrounded by greenery and hills, this place is one of the ultimate destinations which can offer you the fun of trekking with all sort of challenge levels. Some of the popular trekking tours of the area are as follows:
These are just a few examples which are being mentioned here. You will find a plethora of options for the same.
Cycling is another adventure activity which one shall look forward to. If you are an escapade lover, then this kind of tour certainly for you. You can opt from several routes mentioned and plan your fun accordingly. Keep in mind to carry certain basic things like Sunglasses, walking shoes and more. Some of the best cycling tour routes you can explore are:
Ensure to choose the best route as per your capacity and limit
Along with mesmerizing sightseeing, wildlife experience is another beauty which you can enjoy in this part of the country. If you are a nature lover then your trip to this wonderful place is complete if you do not explore the wildlife here. There is a number of things which you can explore here in this respect. Some of the popular places you shall visit in this regard are:
You will find various species of wildlife in such locations.
Biking tour is again something which many people enjoy across the region. People use to visit places like Shillong, Imphal, Aizwal and more, then return back to the destination. The roads are overall the whole tour is filled with fun and adventure. You will come across various picturesque places. Few of other popular places to where you can plan your tour from Guwahati are: