Places to visit in Guwahati
1. Kamakhya Temple
- The Kamakhya Temple is located on Nilachal Hill in the city of Guwahati, Assam. Dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya and also one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Further, the main entrance of the Kamakhya temple is stunningly designed with elegant carvings which are beautifully decorated with flowers. It is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and especially for Tantric worshipers. The festival of Durga Puja here is a fantastic celebration for five days. Thus, the Kamakhya Temple is one of the famous temples and, also visited by millions of devotees every year.
2. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Morigaon district in the state of Assam. Also called as ‘Bharatpur of the East‘. Covers an area of 40 km and there are 2000 migratory birds and reptiles which call the sanctuary their home. Further, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary holds one of the largest Indian rhinoceros populations in Assam. Also known for being home to other fascinating animals like Asiatic buffalo, leopard, civet cat, wild bear etc. Thus, it is one of the Best Places to visit in Guwahati.
3. Umananda Island
- Umananda Island is the smallest inhabited river island located in the city of Guwahati in Assam. Lies at heart of the Mighty Brahmaputra River. It was called ‘Peacock Island’ during British Raj because it resembled a peacock’s feathers splayed in full view. The major attraction of the island is the Umananda Devi Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and sees a large number of devotees during religious festivals every year. Further, Umananda Island is one such marvel that has still managed to remain hidden from the maddening crowd. It is the smallest river island in the world. Thus, Umananda Island is one of the popular places to visit in Guwahati.
4. Kaziranga National Park
- Kaziranga National Park is located in the state of Assam. It has a wide variety of fauna including the one-horned rhino, Asiatic elephants, wild water buffalo, Royal Bengal Tigers, etc. You can also enjoy the safari which gives you absolutely thrilling experience. This sanctuary is home to two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses and also a World Heritage Site. Moreover, it is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical forests, crisscrossed by four major rivers and the park includes many small bodies of water. The various places of attraction are Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Orang National Park, Tea Gardens, and Kakochang Waterfall. Thus, it is one of the interesting places to visit in Guwahati.
5. Dipor Bil
- Dipor Bil is located in the Guwahati city of the state, Assam. It is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River and sprawling over an area of 40 sq. km. Further, Dipor Bil is home to a huge variety of birds like the Kingfisher, Fishing Eagle, Whistling Teal and Pintail. Also, this place is a heaven for bird watchers and nature photographers. This area offers a spectacular view of the fascinating wetland and rich forest ecosystem. Thus, it is one of the major tourist attractions of Assam. Therefore, the best time to visit is from October to March.