Guwahati is a kind of place that has its own flavour that never fails to charm the tourists. Situated between the banks of Brahmaputra River and Shillong Plateau, it is one of the major cities of Assam. From Shunga-Kushana period to the Mughal era, different rulers were the reason for the establishment of this diverse city of Assam. It is a place where different cultures breathe and live together and this in itself becomes more of a reason to visit this city.
Earlier, Guwahati was known as Hindu kingdom of Kamarupa's capital and went by the name, Pragjyotisa. If you want to know the city spiritually, then some of the places which you would love to visit are Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Navagrah Temple, Moriaatti Jumma Masjid, Rajdhani Maszid. For nature lovers, the popular Kaziranga National Park and Nehru Park are some of the most amazing options to explore.
Appointed by the Ahom Kings, this city was the seat of Borphukan which was the civil-military authority of the Assam region. It is interesting to know that Borphukan's residence was in the present Fancy Bazar area. It even had a council-hall which was approximately 300 yards.
It is a known fact that the Mughals invaded Assam approximately 17 times. However, not a single time were they able to succeed. What's more intriguing is the fact that they were defeated by a considerably less Assamese army in the battle of Itakhuli and battle of Saraighat. This gives us proof of the battle-readiness of the Ahoms. Furthermore, this city was even under the Burmese rule from 1817 to 1826. And after the first Anglo-Burmese War, the city came under the British Empire.
Falling alongside the mighty Brahmaputra river, there is every reason to visit Guwahati. Yes, whether it be discovering nature or indulging your senses in the joyful activities of Guwahati's culture and traditions, this is one of the most prominent destinations where you would definitely get to enjoy your time.
Umananda Temple. Positioned in the Peacock Island and dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is a tranquil spot to worship and align your spiritual energies. Surroundings of this temple are very peaceful as it is located on the top of the hill. Undoubtedly, it comes across as a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the scenic views of nature. Apart from Lord Shiva, there are 10 other Hindu God’s idols placed here.
Assam State Museum. Also known as Assam Rajyik State Museum, built amid the colonization of Britishers in India in 1940, this is a place which you would love to visit if you consider yourself a history buff. Once you visit this museum, you will realize how wonderful is the collection of artifacts, and old sculptures placed here that dates back to the 5th-12th century.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. This incredible hub of nature covers an area of 38 sq.km. and has gained a huge amount of fame due to its nearness to Guwahati. he lush green vegetation and the glimpse of the endangered species like one-horned Rhino will simply leave you mesmerized. One can also see the endangered Rhinos during an elephant or Jeep Safaris.
Guwahati Zoo. Falling in the list of one of the most captivating zoos of the nation, and situated in the dense green forests of Hengrabari, this place is also goes by the name Green Lung Of The City Of Guwahati.
Kaziranga National Park. Here you would get to see one-horned Rhinoceros. Also, it was declared as the Tiger Reserve in 2006. Apparently, this place is home to a large breeding ground of elephants and wild water buffalos, swamp deer etc. Furthermore, this place also has achieved great success in terms of wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity, this is a must-visit place for its natural beauty.
Explore Umananda Island. A beautiful and serene island, this is the perfect getaway from chaos for a while. Situated in the middle of Brahmaputra, you can enjoy sunbathing, surfing, kayaking and so many other activities. It was named as Peacock Island by the Britishers due to its shape.
Kamakhya Hills. Kamakhya Hills aka Nilachal Hills is a place with spellbinding views of nature's beautiful and breath-taking spectacles. It is an ideal place for a group of friends and couples, as you would get to enjoy the serene environment while trekking towards Kamakhya Temple.
Dighali Pukhuri. This is a manmade lake surrounded by a soothing ambiance to keep you calm yet curious. Those decorated gardens around the lake will definitely be a soul-rejuvenating spectacle for you.
Assam Tea Festival. Since Assam is the house for some of the biggest tea estates, it becomes necessary to celebrate its contribution to the nation. It is the largest tea producer in India and thus it becomes all the more reason to celebrate this festival. Read more…
Majuli Festival. Majuli is one of the most exotic tourist destinations of Assam and the festival of Majuli is celebrated on the banks of river Luit acts as a major factor for drawing the attention of the tourists. In this festival, special events are organized during the festivals round the clock. Read more…
Rongali Bihu. Assam often known as the Bihu state is popular because of the festival of Bihu which is extremely entertaining and fun. Bihu festival is like a dramatic cultural festival which is filled with joy and abundance of love. Read more…
During summers, it will be difficult to face the temperature around 33 degrees. On the contrary, the monsoon season will lead you towards serene and soothing Guwahati. Also, the early days of winter are the perfect time to explore Guwahati. So, if you are planning a trip to someplace amazing then it is highly recommended to plan your trip to Guwahati during the months of July to September or October to December.
Airport- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport aka Guwahati Airport is just 25 kilometers away from the main city. It is a well-established airport with regular flights services. It is well-connected to India’s major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Apart from these metropolitan cities, the airport has good connectivity with neighbouring cities like Imphal, Bagdogra, Itanagar, etc.
Rail- One of the primary rail lines of Assam is the Guwahati Railway Station that is 5 kilometers away from the main city center. The railway line is well-connected with other major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
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