"The City Of Temples"

A City in Assam, India

Interest Measure for Guwahati

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Guwahati from sea level:  171 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  26.1471290°N, 91.7355511°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Guwahati

Food Availability:  Indian 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Guwahati?

Guwahati is the largest city of Assam, a major riverine port city and one of the fastest growing cities in India. Guwahati is one of the main tourist hubs in Northeast India. The city boasts of a centuries-old Kamakhya Temple atop Nilachal Hill, an ancient Umananda Temple located at Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river and the Brahmaputra itself which is one of the largest rivers in the world. The city has many ancient Hindu temples, along with newly built ones, earning it the sobriquet "City Of Temples". Hence the city is aesthetically, culturally and commercially developed. Tourism in Guwahati includes heritage sites, ancient temples, museums, historical monuments, archaeological sites, lakes and ponds.
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8 Places to visit and Things to do in Guwahati

Assam State Zoo at Guwahati

Assam State Zoo

Assam State Zoo and the Botanical Gardens housed within the zoo. The exquisitely landscaped Gardens was established in 1982. A home to diverse species of herbs, palms, shrubs and conifers, it spreads over an area of 85 hectares. One of the main attraction of the Assam State Zoo is the Orchid house which boasts of a collection of more than 40 varieties of rare orchids gathered from the entire North East region of the country. The gardens are open on all days except Friday.
Expenses - ₹10
Time needed - 4 hours
Peacock Island, Guwahati at Guwahati

Peacock Island, Guwahati

Umananda Island is a river island in the midst of river Brahmaputra flowing through the city of Guwahati in Assam. It is the smallest inhabited river island in the world. The British named the island Peacock Island because it resembled a peacock’s feathers splayed in full view. A 10 minute ferry ride from the river banks of the busy city takes you to this island of wonder. When you reach there, time becomes an alien concept. The motor boats are available everyday from 7am to 5pm.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati at Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple is located on Nilachal Hills in western part of Guwahati on adjoining banks of Brahmaputra river. Apart from this, there are also the temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple. These include Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples. It is one among the 52 Shakti Peeths of India. There is no image of Shakti here. Within a corner of the cave in the temple, there is sculptured image of the yoni of the goddess, which is the object of reverence. A natural spring keeps the stone moist. It is an important pilgrimage destination for all sects of Hindus and especially for Tantric worshipers.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Assam State Museum at Guwahati

Assam State Museum

Assam State Museum surpasses all the other museums in India, as one of the biggest multipurpose museum. The exhibits of the Museum are displayed under different sections, viz., Epigraphy, Sculptures-The sculptures from the Assam region fall into four principal categories - stone, wood, metal and terracotta, Miscellaneous, Natural History, Crafts, Anthropology & Folk Art & Arms section. The collections which are on display here, are very rare. Close on Mondays; 2nd and 4th Saturdays and Government Holidays.
Expenses - ₹10
Time needed - 3 hours
Basistha Ashram at Guwahati

Basistha Ashram

Basistha ashram, located in the south-east corner of Guwahati city is a Shiva mandir. The history of the Basistha Ashram where the temple is located dates back to the Vedic age. According to legend the ashram was founded by the great saint Basistha (Vasishtha). Temple in the ashram stands on the bank of the mountain streams originating from the hills of Meghalaya, which becomes the rivers Basistha and Bahini/Bharalu flowing through the city.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Uma Nanda Temple at Guwahati

Uma Nanda Temple

The Temple is located at an island in the Brahmaputra river. To reach, one needs to catch a ferry. The view from the ferry and on the temple is awesome. Its divine place situated in a island between brahmaputra river. In the temple you can see maa parvati and Shiva pic on shivalinga. That's why it's called uma nanda. You can see beautiful sunset from here.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours

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