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    Best time to Visit Guwahati: Jan,Oct,dec

    Category : Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Caves Exploration,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront
    Adventure: Trekking

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Description

    Guwahati is known as the 'gateway of North East'; as it the prime starting point for most of tourists looking to explore the beautiful and exotic places of seven northeastern states.

    Guwahati is an important tourist destinations of Assam. It is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra.
    The most popular activy at your stay in this beautiful place is taking a stroll by Brahmaputra riverside, or taking a boat ride to the Umananda temple which is located in the center of the river. 

    The majestic Himalayan ranges and the gushing Brahmaputra River provides a unique experience during your stay in Guwahati.

    Guwahati has many tourist attractions like monuments, architectural showcases and museums. It has many ancient Hindu temples are in the city, giving it the name "City of Temples"
    The city is also a great shopping destination, and the local market has a good collection of artifacts and pieces from the states and the cultures nearby.

    Guwahati derives its name from two Assamese words, "Guwa," meaning areca nut and "Haat," meaning market.

    Dispur, the capital of Assam, is in the circuit city region located within Guwahati


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    Brahmaputra River Cruise

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    The majestic Brahmaputra river flows through Guwahati dividing it into halves. There are option for long cruise or short cruise. You get to witness spectacular views while cruising on Brahmaputra. The Kachari ghat on the river is the best place to relax and enjoy the view.
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      Umananda Temple

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      Umananda Temple is situated on Peacock Island in the middle of Brahmaputra River. The templa can be accessed only on ferries or motor launches. It is a 17th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple walls are wonderfully engraved and sculpted. The mountain on which the temple has been built, is known as Bhasmacala.
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        Kamakhya Temple

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        Kamakhya Temple is located on the Nilachal Hills which is 7km from Guwahati. It is known to be the most revered among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world. It was built in the 10th century by the Koch king, Naranarayan. Kamakhya is the Goddess of Desire. Animal sacrifice is a common practice here to appease the Goddess. The annual festival called Ambubachi Mela attracts a lot of tantric and devotees.
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          Bhubaneshwari Temple

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          Bhubaneshwari Temple is a small temple above Kamakhya. One can have a bird's eye view of the Guwahati from this temple. The enchanting view of the sunset on the Brahamputra River as viewed from here attracts many tourists along with devotees. One has to walk for 20 minutes to reach this hill top temple.
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            Guwahati Zoo / Assam State Zoo

            Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :07:00 am to 04:30 pm (Closed on Friday)

            Guwahati Zoo is one of the largest natural zoo of the country. It is spread over 130 acres of land. The main attractions of the zoo are whiter tigers, one horned rhinos, swamp tapirs, leopards.
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              Assam State Museum

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              The Museum offers an extensive collection of artifacts and sculptures dating back to the 5th-12th century to the new artifacts from the World War II. This museum is a great place to visit if you want a sneak-peak of the history of the North-east India.
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                Vashistha Ashram / Basistha Ashram

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                Guru Vashishta (or Basistha) is credited to writing the Hindu epic of Vashishtha Ramayana (behind the scenes Ramayana). It is believed that the sage constructed this aashram which is in between plenty of greenery and beautiful streams.
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                  Nehru Park

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                  Nehru Park is an ideal location if you are with family and kids. This beautiful park has many rides and facilities to entertain children. There are concrete statues depicting various dance forms namely Bihu, Deodhani, Bor Taal and Ojapali.
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                    Saraighat Bridge

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                    Saraighat Bridge is an important rail-road bridge located over the river Brahmaputra. It is the vital link between North East region and the rest of the India. Saraighat is famous for being the arena of the Battle of Saraighat.
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                      Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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                      Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is enroute to Kaziranga. This small wildlife Sanctuary which is spread over an area of just 38 sq. kilometers. The dense population of Rhinos allows one a greater chance of sighting the endangered creature while on Elephant or jeep safaris. Pobitora along with Kaziranga National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary form the three most important reserves for the protection of Indian rhinos. FEES: Rs 600 for early morning elephant safari
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                        Hajo

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                        Hajo is an ancient pilgrim centre and attracts devotees of Hindu, Muslims and Buddhist religions. It is home to many sacred shrines of these 3 religions. Its is also famous for giant ancient turtle in Hayagriva Madhava Mandir. It lies 24 km from Guwahati on the banks of the Brahmaputra River.
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                          Sualkuchi

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                          Sualkuchi is a weaver’s village famous for its silk weaving. It is at a distance of 35 km from Guwahati. Two types of silk namely the muga silk and pat silk from this region are extremely popular around the world. The Mekhela chadors and Gamosas made from these textiles are quite renowned and best souvenir to be purchased from North East.
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                            Chandubi Lake

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                            Chandubi Lake is at a distance of 65 km from Guwahati. The lake is located at the foot of Garo hills spread between Assam and Meghalaya. It was formed as a result of the 1897 earthquake in Assam. The lake is surrounded by deep forests, and mesmerizing tea gardens, and is ideal spot for picnic and boating.
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                              Kaziranga National Park

                              Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Closed on Sundays)

                              Kaziranga National Park is spread over 430 sq. kms and is home to various wild animals. It is at a distance of 194 km from Guwahati. The main attraction of the park are one horned rhinoceros. As it is home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population. This national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site. You can opt for elephant safaris, jeeps or SUV safaris to explore this park. The park remains closed for visitors from mid-April to mid-October due to monsoon rains. It is only open between November and April.
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                                Manas National Park

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                                Manas National Park spreads across 391 sq. km area on Himalayan foothills. It is famously referred to as the only Tiger Reserve in Assam. This park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Manas river runs within the complex and tourists can opt for a raft ride for a view of the jungle and it's animals. Forest safaris and elephant rides are other popular means to explore the wildlife here. The right time to visit this park would be between October and April.
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                                  By Air
                                  Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air. This domestic and international airport is about 20 kilometres from the heart of the city. 

                                  By Train
                                  The Guwahati Junction, located in Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati, is the major railway station of the city. 

                                  By Road
                                  Guwahati is connected by regular bus services with Shillong, Tezpur, Siliguri, Kohima, Imphal, Aizawal, Itanagar and with other nearby states like Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.