Guwahati, a bustling metropolis in the tea state of Assam, is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the north east region. Exotic wildlife reserves, stunning temples, lush rolling hills carpeted with tea plantations and glorious cultural heritage- Guwahati invites you on a fascinating journey by the Brahmaputra.
Perched on the picturesque Nilachal Hill, this temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya is one of the most sacred of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The complex contains around 20 smaller temples with ten of them devoted to different forms of the goddess.
With over 100 rhinos in a small area of 38sqkm, a jeep safari or an elephant safari in Pobitora is sure to take you up-close-and-personal with the rare one-horned rhino in the wilderness. The sanctuary is also home to water buffaloes, wild boar & other mammals and numerous species of birds.
For the history & culture buffs, this museum is a must visit! It houses ancient manuscripts, tribal attire, jewelry & weapons, ivory paintings, metal idols, wooden artifacts, costumes and ancient sculptures.
One of the longest river bridges in the country, this rail-cum-road bridge, stands at the very place where the valiant fighters of Ahom Dynasty defeated the Mughals in the epic Battle of Saraighat in 1671. The bridge offers stunning views of sunrise, sunsets and majestic Brahmaputra.
Located on the Peacock Island, in the middle of Brahmaputra River, this Shiva Temple was built by King Gadadhar Singh in 1694 AD. Decked with brilliant engravings and sculptures, the temple is a fine specimen of the talent of the local craftsmen.
Sail on the mighty Brahmaputra in the lap of luxury! Fascinating itineraries, plush accommodations, delicious local cuisine and onboard cultural programs are the highlights of these journeys on River Brahmaputra.
Colorful Guwahati bazaars loaded with Assamese Pat & Muga Silk sarees, artistically woven shawls & tapestries, bamboo trinkets, tribal artwork and clay toys attract the tourists. Traditional items like Xorai (beetle nut offering tray), Gamosa (Scarf & a symbol of respect) and Jaapi (traditional cane or bamboo knit hat) are must buy souvenirs from Guwahati.
Guwahati is a perfect place to sample Assamese cuisine. Assamese duck curry, Kol Phool or banana flower delicacy, Pani Hamuk or water snails, Alu Pitika (mashed potatoes), Leta or silkworm, and fish cooked in banana leaves are some of the flavorful Assamese dishes.
Guwahati is best visited in the months from October to April; before the heat and monsoon set in.
By Air- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport; also known as Guwahati International Airport, is well connected with major Indian cities and a few international cities.
By Rail- The two railheads, Guwahati Junction and Kamakhya Junction connect Guwahati with all the major cities of the country.
By Road- Guwahati is well-connected with all Indian major cities with a network of roads & highways.