Guwahati, the capital city of Assam is located in the eastern part of India. It is visited by large numbers of tourists mainly because there are plenty of places and things to explore here. There are large numbers of museums and temples that are located here and offers interesting and unique experiences to the tourists.
Some of the popular Guwahati tourist places include:
It is among one of the most prominent temples in Assam, which is located at the top of Nilachal Hill. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Guwahati, and is considered to be a very famous place for the Hindus for which it is visited by large numbers of people.
Assam State Museum:
This museum is located at Guwahati, and is considered to be the most popular museum because of the amazing antiques that dates back to the prehistoric times. There are in fact, plenty of unique collections of the prehistoric sculptures, ivory paintings and even costumes found here.
Umananda Shiva Temple:
This is a temple that is located on an Umananda island of Brahmaputra. Therefore, visitors generally reach this temple through ferries or water boats that starts from Umananda Ghat. This temple is also considered to be very holy and therefore, visited by large numbers of people.
Natural and artificial Lakes in Guwahati : Deepor Beel, Dighalipukhuri, Silpukhuri, Nakkatapukhuri and Jorphukhur are among the various natural and artificial lakes that offers some of the finest sightseeing options
another attractions in Guwahati are:
Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Temple, Vashistha Ashram, Bhubaneshwari temple, Anthropological Museum, Dol Gobinda, Gandhi Mandap, The zoo & botnical gardens, Ashvakranta Temple, Tamreshwari Temple, Madan Kamadev Temple, Hatimura Temple
Places to visit near Guwahati
Kaziranga National Park:
This is a national park that is also considered to be an important tourist spot in Guwahati and is located at a distance of 200 km from Guwahati. It serves to be the authentic habitat for large numbers of birds and animals, and the tourists are permitted to catch a glimpse of the animals here.
Manas Tiger Reserve:
Manas National park is situated 176kms from Guwahati, it is known for its Project Tigers, Rhinos and Elephants and is also home to other species.
Other nearby places are : Dighalipukhuri Lake Cruise, Chandubi Lake, Sualkuchi Village, Hajo Religious Pilgrimage centre.