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Dispur is the beautiful capital of Assam packed with panoramic views, unique traditions and rich tribal culture. Declared as Assam's capital in 1973, the city houses some of the important buildings of the state like Assam Secretariat, State Emergency Operations Center and State Assemble House.

Dotted with several Hindu temples, one can witness the distinctive culture of the state. Dispur is also famous as a tea auction market and is situated on the outer skirts of Guwahati at a mere distance of about 10 kms. Enriched in flora and fauna and adorned with beautiful weather throughout the year, visit Dispur to for a perfect vacation.

Things to do in Dispur

1. Sualkuchi

Sualkuchi
Sualkuchi, located 24 km from Guwahati is a place famous for its Muga Silk. It is a special king of silk golden in colour which is only found in Assam.

2. Navagraha Temple

Navagraha Temple
The Navagraha temple is a small yet significant Hindu temple that is perched atop the Chitrasal hills in Dispur in the southeastern part of Guwahati, Assam in the north-eastern part of India. This one (Read More)-of-a-kind temple is dedicated to the nine planets that constitute the solar system, with each planet represented by Shivalingam, a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Since the temple is dedicated to the solar planets, it holds great importance among astrologers and astronomers. One can always find a long queue of people here who wish to appease the stars and get luck to favour them. You can also see the bird's eye view of the city from this temple, which is a stunning sight to see as well.  

3. Assam State Emporium

Assam State Emporium
A trip to Assam State Museum will take you to a journey of the states beautiful past and rich heritage. The museum offers an enriching experience and can be visited on all days except Monday.

4. Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Located on the top of Neelachal Hill, Kamakhya Temple is a place of great spiritual importance. Regarded as one of the Shakti Peethams, this temple is said to be linked with Goddess who is believed to (Read More) have killed Narakasur, the devil king and ruler of ancient Assam.

5. Guwahati Planetarium

Guwahati Planetarium
Guwahati Planetarium one of the best astronomical research centers in whole north east region of the country. Installed with advanced technology from Japan i.e. Japanese Goto GX software and hardware, (Read More) the planetarium organizes regular shows, seminars and workshops for visitors.

6. Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Enriched with flora and fauna, Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a place blessed with bounty of nature. Located on RGB Road or fondly known as Zoo Road, the Zoo inhabits some of the rare specie (Read More)s of bird found only in North-East India as well as animals like leopards, white tiger and African and Indian rhinos.

7. Uma Nanda Temple

Uma Nanda Temple
Uma Nanda Temple is an ancient temple dating back to 17th century. Established by King Gadapani of Ahom, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located on a small picturesque Brahmaputra River i (Read More)sle also known as Peacock Island and houses the endangered golden Langurs.

8. Basistha Ashram

Basistha Ashram
Basistha Ashram is a place which is believed to be established by the three wives of Basistha sage and is located at the confluence of the three rivers namely: Sandhya, Kanta, Lalita.

9. Janardana Temple

Janardana Temple
An ancient temple located at the top of Shukaleswar Hill in Guwahati, it is believed to be created in 10th century and reconstructed in 17th century. This temple apart from its religious importance is (Read More) also known for its distinct style of architecture.

10. Ugro Tara Temple, Lotaxil

Ugro Tara Temple, Lotaxil
A famous temple of Dispur, Ugro Tara Temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara. Devotees visit the temple to worship the Goddess who presides here not in the form of idol but a well filled with water.

11. Regional Science Centre and Museum

Regional Science Centre and Museum
Regional Science Center and Museum is a perfect place for students and enthusiastic kids offering interactive sessions on science, life in pre-historic age, education and many other topics.

13. Evening cruise on Brahmaputra River

Evening cruise on Brahmaputra River
One of the major rivers of Asia, Brahmaputra is famous for an evening cruise amid spellbinding surroundings. Originating in southwest of Tibet, the river makes its entry in India through gorges of Him (Read More)alayas and into Arunachal Pradesh.

14. Shopping in Dispur

Shopping in Dispur
Dispur being the capital city offers many local markets and bazaars offering almost all the daily use items to luxury goods. One can also find many malls located in Dispur as well as Guwahati located (Read More)quite near to the city.

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Capital with a panoramic view

Dispur is the capital of Assam. It is located on the outskirts of Guwahati, a mere ten kilometres away. It has a population of about ten thousand. The Government of Assam sits at Dispur. Dispur is also notable for the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre, which holds an auction for many different varieties of tea here. The largest amount of CTC Tea auction in the world has been seen by the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre based in Dispur.

There are also several important government buildings like the Assam Secretariat, the Assam Assembly House, the State Emergency Operations Centre, the Northern Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. and the NABARD Assam Regional Office. There are many places tourists can visit when in the Assam capital like the Assam State Museum, the Uma Nanda Temple, the Basistha Ashram, etc. Dispur is not only an important city for Assam but also has its value as a tourist attraction. A characteristic heritage and culture can be witnessed by those visiting Dispur.

Restaurants and Local Food in Dispur

Dispur is a busy city where travellers will find many dazzling restaurants, bars and pubs. From mouth watering street food to delicious Assamese cuisine, the city of Dispur serves almost all the cuisine along with alcohol.
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Suggested Itinerary for Dispur

Day 1 - Begin your expedition by visiting the Basistha Ashram. Next, you can visit the Shankardev Kalashetra, which is pretty close to the Ashram. Post lunch, you can visit the Uma Nanda Temple.
Day 2 - Spend the first half of your second day in the Regional Science Centre and Museum. Once you are done with lunch, visit the Navagraha Temple after which you can enjoy the evening cruise offered at the Brahmaputra river.

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How to Reach Dispur

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Dispur is well linked to other towns and cities through Guwahati. Air and rail services properly connect it though not independently. Dispur does not have its own airport or railway station.

How to reach Dispur by flight

Guwahati International Airport lying at a distance of 18 km from Dispur serves as the nearest airport. It is connected to all major cities in India via regular flights. One can avail a taxi or even a bus from the airport till Dispur.

How to reach Dispur by road

State transport buses of Assam Government, as well as the private buses, run regularly within the state as well as the major cities of whole Northeast region. If you are travelling to Dispur from any other state, the city is well connected via many National Highways. You can either travel by your own vehicle or hire a cab or bus.

How to reach Dispur by train

Guwahati serves as the nearest railway station to Dispur. In fact, apart from being a major station, it is also the headquarters of North East Frontier Railways connected with all the major cities of the country via regular superfast, mails and express trains. Once you have reached Guwahati, hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw till Dispur.

Local transport in Dispur

Dispur being the capital of Assam owns a very good intra city transportation system. You can hire an auto-rickshaw, a bus or a taxi to commute from one place to another. Offering many amusing places to explore, a trip to Dispur is bound to be amazing, however make sure you plan your trip according to the prevailing weather conditions in the city. As a word of suggestion, avoid travelling there in monsoon owing to heavy rainfall and thunderstorm.

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FAQs on Dispur

What is famous about Dispur?

Ideal to escape the summer heat for a day or two.

What is not so good about Dispur?

May get crowded during high summers.

Who should visit Dispur?

Dispur is the perfect destination for a family vacation. It can be visited by people living in the Nothern and North-eastern part of the country. Also ideal for couples and solo travellers.

What is the best time to visit Dispur?

Dispur experiences warm summers while the winters in the city are quite cool. Occasional rainfall during the winter season brings down the temperature by few degrees. Monsoon beginning from the month of June brings along heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorm. Make sure to avoid travelling to the city during monsoon season. It is best to travel to Dispur between the months of November and March.
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What is the local food in Dispur?

Dispur is a busy city where travellers will find many dazzling restaurants, bars and pubs. From mouth watering street food to delicious Assamese cuisine, the city of Dispur serves almost all the cuisine along with alcohol.
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What is the best way to reach Dispur?

Dispur is well linked to other towns and cities through Guwahati. Air and rail services properly connect it though not independently. Dispur does not have its own airport or railway station.

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What are the things to do in Dispur?

The top things to do in Dispur are Sualkuchi, Navagraha Temple, Assam State Emporium, Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati Planetarium, Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens. You can see all the places to visit in Dispur here

What are the places near Dispur?

The top places near to Dispur are Shillong which is 63 km from Dispur, Guwahati which is located 5 km from Dispur, Hajo which is located 29 km from Dispur, Nongpoh which is located 28 km from Dispur, Sualkuchi which is located 22 km from Dispur

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Shreyas Kapoor

4 years ago
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season owing to heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms.
- Winters are cold, so carry extra woolens.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wher (Read More)ever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
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