The city sprawls across the Brahmaputra, Guwahati at first look isn’t very impressive. If you are looking to dig deeper into the urban concrete jungle there are numerous benefits. From visiting its amazing temples, to taking a cruise in the Brahmaputra and tasting its diverse culinary offerings, there are numerous amazing things you can explore at Guwahati, Assam. Although most tourists view Guwahati as a stopover in their journey to other places in the Northeast, when you can book hotels, we’d like you to stay a bit longer and enjoy the most immersive Guwahati moments like these . Hence, to enjoy a classic beach holiday, book your cheap flights to Guwahati around April to June (the summer season) and make sure to carry your beach wardrobe.
1. Get blessed at the Kamakhya Temple
When Lord Shiva grieving over the loss of wife Sati wandered the universe with her body, some of it fell to the ground. The spot that her ‘yoni’ fell was Nilachal Hill where the Kamakhya Temple was constructed. The visit to this temple of mystical significance to pray for the Goddess and to seek the blessings of her is one of the most memorable activities in Guwahati.
2. Go to at the Assam State Museum
Another thing you can visit when visiting Guwahati is to go to Guwahati’s Assam State Museum to get an insight into the old Ahom culture. The museum is located in a magnificent colonial structure The museum will captivate you with its huge collection of tribal art and artifacts Ahom sculptures as well as coins, manuscripts, old coins along with ammo and arms along with some gorgeous Assamese textiles.
3. Take a boat ride in Dighalipukhuri Park Lake. Dighalipukhuri Park Lake
A boating excursion in the Dighalipukhuri Park Lake is one of the most well-known things you can do while in Guwahati. If you are able to, you can combine your trip with the lively annual event of Rongali when teams sporting their Holong Nau – a traditional Assamese boat – battle to cross the other side of the lake. This is followed by a music of screaming screams of excitement at high decibels.
4. Relax and enjoy a day in the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
Are you traveling with children? This is a great thing to try in Guwahati. Go to the zoo to earn some serious brownie points! It is located in the stunning Hengrabari Reserved Forest, the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is a wonderful place where you can observe native animals such as one-horned Indian rhinos, clouded leopards, golden langurs. You can also see exotic giraffes, llamas and Ostriches.
5. Take a boat trip towards the Umananda Temple
The most exciting thing you can experience when visiting Guwahati is to take a sunrise boat trip to Umananda Temple, located on Peacock Island in the middle of the fierce Brahmaputra. The magnificent 17th-century temple was dedicated to the god Lord Shiva who, according to legend, claimed to have killed Kamdeva, god of love in this temple for disrupting his meditation.