The largest city in Northeast and the gateway to the seven sisters, Guwahati is a mega city always blooming with celebrations. Basically, an amazing place if you want to sight-see the multicultural displays of Assam. Your family will certainly have a good time to keep you company here. Some notable and must visit places in Guwahati are Kamakhya Temple, Fancy Bazar, Assam State Zoo, Regional Science Centre, and Accoland . You can also take up Boat tour to the island of Brahmaputra, where the famed Umananda Temple is situated. If you feel like meandering and spending quality time with family, Guwahati has some lush gardens too.
Places to Visit ASSAM
Cruises on the Brahmaputra river are offered both by Assam Tourism and by private operators. Some of these operate small tours along Guwahati city while some operators offer luxury services to Kaziranga and beyond. The cruises cover some of the national parks including the Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site, and Majuli, one of the largest riverine islands in the world.
The ancient pilgrim centre of Hajo finds it uniqueness in being an attraction for three religions - Hindu, Muslims and Buddhists.
At a distance of about 24 km from the city of Guwahati, Hajo adores the banks of Brahmaputra. Shrines dedicated to Durga, Shiva, Vishnu, Buddha and major Muslim saints are found all over this place, making it an important pilgrimage center for people from all these three religions. The most famous temple is the Hayagriva Madhava Mandir which also attracts Buddhists as it is believed to be the site where Buddha attained Nirvana while the Powa Mecca Mosque finds popularity among Muslims.
Situated on the north bank of Brahmaputra just 35 km from Guwahati, Sualkuchi is a weaver’s village famous for its silk weaving. It was called the Manchester of the East by the British. The village was declared a Handloom Heritage Village. It may soon become a rural tourism center under a UNDP project. The nearby Manas National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and famed for its successful programme to breed the one-horned rhinos.
Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Assam State zoo cum Botanical garden which is also known as the Guwahati zoo is the largest of its kind in the North East region of India. It is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. About 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from all around the world can be found in this zoo making it a popular tourist attraction.
Madan Kamdev can be considered as one of the most beautiful temples ever to built in Assam. Located nearby Guwahati on the north-bank of the Brahmaputra and dedicated to the almighty Lord shiva, the temple is the largest part of a complex consisting of over twenty temples surrounded by lush greenery and based on top of a hill.