Guwahati – Town of Assam


A Guwahati town with lots of greenery and amazing views is the best Indian tourist place for visitors. Guwahati is the place where life goes on in a sluggish rhythm. Guwahati is the major city in northeast India located on the banks of Brahmaputra River. The ancient Hindu temples at Guwahati are special spot for a tourist in India. In today’s contemporary humankind, everything is hi-tech so comparing the work at this city is not appropriate, though the architectural marvels of this city are amazing and makes it different from other cities of India. The beautiful Umananda temple on Island known as Peacock is special as this place of worship is fanatical to Lord Shiva.



Places To Visit In Guwahati:

Kamakhya Temple:

This temple is having significance like other temples of India. According to history and available records, this shrine is based on the story of Sati. She killed herself after the insult done by her father of her husband, God Shiva. However, Lord Shiva indoors at the place but little late as the body of Sati was burned completely. Lord Shiva got angry and took the Sati from the fire. He started dancing with cosmic devastation. All gods were worried and tried to stop Lord Shiva, though Lord Shiva was in full aggression mood and didn’t stop dancing. The rest gods went to Lord Vishnu and requested him to convince Lord Shiva. Later lord Vishnu slices the body of Sati into 51 pieces to stop Shiva from dancing. According to history, the yoni part of Sati fell in Guwahati. Kamakhya temple is the place where her part fell down so people dedicated this place to the emblematic energy of the Goddess Sati. Kamakhya temple is established at 7 km distance in west side of Guwahati. This temple is located on Nilachal Hill. People offer goats as forfeit to the Goddess in this temple. People are celebrating two major festivals in this holy place such as the Ambuchi Festival and Manasa Festival.


Navagrah Temple:

Chitrachal Hill is another place where a dedicated nine planets temple is located. This temple is known as Navagrah Temple. The importance of this temple is attached to the nine planets in the nation. These planets are supposed to rule the fortune of people.


Umananda Temple:

This amazingly structured temple is positioned in the core of a river on island Peacock. It was constructed in 1594 and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Boat is the easiest and the only way to reach this temple. However, the timing for boat is between 7.00 am to 5.30 pm.


Basistha Ashram:

This is the ashram devoted to Vasistha Muni, who is the renowned scholar and Saint of the eminent epic Ramayana.


Balaji Temple:

This is one more holy place of Guwahati. This temple is built with white marble and architecture of the temple is amazing. Visitors should reach to this temple.


Zoo and Botanical Garden:

Visitors can enjoy the wild animals and birds in Assam Zoo. Much time the zoo is being watched on television channels, and some of the movies are also made in this zoo. Indian and African rhinos in the zoo are special with a group of white tigers, leopards and few uncommon species of birds in this zoo.



This is a place where Lord Buddha reached to Nirvana. This place is just 27 km from Guwahati city bus stand.


Pao Mecca Mosque:

Another favourite Indian tourist place in Guwahati is Pao Mosque. Pao means one-quarter.


How to reach Guwahati?

By Air: Airport of Guwahati is properly connected with many major cities in India. People will get direct flight from Delhi, Aizwal, Agartala, Imphal and Kolkata. The two big international airport Delhi and Kolkata are close to Guwahati. The approximate distance is 1100 km from these two metro cities.

By Train: The station known as Paltan Bazaar is situated in Guwahati. It is the main railway junction of North-East. Many trains are directly connected to Guwahati from many major cities of the nation. Visitors will get trains from Bangalore, Delhi (NDLS), North East Exp, Hyderabad (SC), Mumbai (CSTM), and many others.

By Bus: bus service is also connected from Guwahati to many other big cities. Volvo bus is the finest technique to reach this amazing place comfortably. Direct bus from Darjeeling is available, which is just 627 km away from Guwahati.