Top things to do in Guwahati

Top things to do in Guwahati

Top things to do in Guwahati

The Northern region of India echo the untouched charisma of nature, away from the complexities and stresses of the concrete jungle. Guwahati is known as the largest part of the state of Assam. The exalted features of nature come alive through the commanding waterfalls, the serene streams of their lakes and the alluring calm of their hill valleys. The wilderness of the Guwahati is what sets this region apart from the rest of the country and is further responsible for inviting a great number of tourists that are looking to accept the healing journeys hosted by the many facades of nature. Guwahati is brimming with spiritual and religious sites that harmonize with its enchanting wilderness that together quiet even the most conflicted souls. Families can appreciate the Assam national park and the zoo that holds a range of wild and exotic animals that pose as the perfect opportunity to gaze and ponder over the wondrous workings of Mother Nature. Despite its simple and traditional ways, the town’s creative essence is further apparent through the many local hand-made artifacts and products that are one of a kind and also provide unusual and memorable shopping experiences.

Kamakhaya Temple:

This is one of the leading Hindu temples that is devoted to the Goddess Kamakhya. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions as it is responsible for attracting massive crowds of tourists from all parts of the country as well as the globe. According to the Hindu religion, this temple symbolizes strength and power. It is especially recommended to visit this temple in the morning and witness the many rituals that are held to honor the Goddess.

Guwahati (Assam state) Zoo:

This zoo is recognized as one of the largest zoos in the whole of North Eastern India and was inaugurated in the year 1958. The land takes up an area of little over 430 acres and is part of the Hengrabari Reserved Forest. The zoo comprises of nearly 900 animal species including birds and reptiles.

Assam State Museum:

This museum was recognized in the year 1940. The museums displays a range of rare antiques and other items that cover various classes such as Epigraphy, Sculptures, Natural History and much more. In the year 1985, a library was added to the complex which consists of various biographies, journals, encyclopedia related works and much more. Visitors can observe their collections to gain an insight into the culture and history of Assam.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary:

This sanctuary is one of the prime examples of the untouched magnetism of nature that is present in Assam. The lands takes up an area of little over 38 km2. This sanctuary is home to one of the most substantial populations of the Indian one-horned Rhinoceroses on the entire planet. It also holds other animal species such as leopards, wild boars among others.

Umananda Island:

This is a small island that is situated in the Brahmaputra River. The word Uma is another name for the Hindu deity Goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva, and the world ananda translates to “bliss”. According the Hindu mythology, this island was assembled by the Lord Shiva for his beloved wife. During the reign of the British, this island was titled the Peacock Island due to its physical features and structure.

Basistha Ashram Temple:

This temple is devoted to the great Hindu deity Lord Shiva and was constructed by King Ahom back in the mid-1700s. This temple is part of an ashram whose history, as per the legends, dates back to the time of the Vedic Era. The main attraction of this temple is the preserved body of the sage Vasistha that is resting in this Ashram. Most of the monuments and structures of the temple is made of stone and terracotta.

Guwahati Planetarium:

One of the distinctive structures found in Guwahati that fortifies its presence through its enlarged white dome and slanting walls structure. The planetarium utilizes what is known as the Goto GX instrument from Japan that has a projector that can perform various special effects and special sound system. A multitude of events, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and many such events are held throughout the year at this planetarium to inspire curious young minds.


This is one of greatest water parks found in the North of India. The park consists of over 28 water rides that can be appreciated by every member of the family. It is especially appreciated by the growing number of tourists that visit Guwahati as it provides them with a unique set of activities an experiences besides exploring the town.

Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra:

This major cultural center was assembled in the 1990s and its title was inspired by the renowned writer Srimanta Sankardev. The purpose of this structure is to preserve and educate people about the culture of this region. The complex comprises of multiple buildings such as the main cultural museum which displays items and artifacts that represent the many ethnic groups of Assam, an open-air theatre that has a capacity for little over 1900 viewers and hosts various traditional dance and theatre performances and an Artist’s village which is designed to resemble the local village life of Assam. Visitors will also find eateries around the complex.

Deepor Beel:

This is freshwater lake that is situated around the southern parts of Guwahati. It has been granted the title of a wetland due to its complex eco-system and the vegetation that is provided by it that feeds over 13 villages. It has also been listed in the Ramsar site due to its biological and ecological significance. It makes for a tranquil and idyllic spot for bird watching and spotting various other animals such as turtles and lizards.

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