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1. Umananda Temple

Umananda Temple
Must visit 4.6 /5

6 km
from city center
1 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Umananda Temple is a Shiva temple located on Peacock Island, in the middle of the river Brahmaputra. Peacock Island is known as the smallest inhabited riverine island in the world. Country boats are available all the time during the day to take the visitors to the island. The mountain on which the temple has been built is known as Bhasmacala.

2. Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Must visit 4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple is one of the most revered shrines of Goddess Shakti in India. It is also one of the four Shakti Peethas (Temples with highest powers of divinity). This is also one of the oldest and most revered places for Tantric practices. The temple is especially decked up during the Ambubachi Festival.

3. Guwahati Zoo

Guwahati Zoo
Must visit 3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
3 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The proud possessors of some rare and endangered species, the Assam Zoo spread over 130 acres of land is a major tourist attraction. The whiter tigers, one horned rhinos, Swamp tapirs and leopards to name a few, are usually the tourists' favourites.

4. Umananda Island

Umananda Island
Must visit 4.0 /5

48 km
from city center
4 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The smallest river island in the world, Umananda Island lies at the heart of the Brahmaputra River. The Island is home to a very rare and endangered species called Golden Langurs who are considered to be highly sacred among the people of the Himalayas. The major attraction of the island is the Umananda Devi Temple.

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5. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Must visit 4.2 /5

33 km
from city center
5 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

One of the major wildlife sanctuaries of Assam, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the border of Nagaon and Kamrup District. Famous majorly for its One Horned Rhinoceros it is a must visit for tourists! November to February offer best weather conditions.

6. Cruising in the Brahmaputra

Cruising in the Brahmaputra

6 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

One of the prime things to do in Guwahati is experience a cruise ride in the Brahmaputra. Considered to be one of the most romantic experiences in the city, you can opt for a romantic candle lit dinner or watch a mesmerizing sunset with your significant other. You can also enjoy mouth watering cuisine and live music.

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7. Assam State Museum

Assam State Museum
Must visit 4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Assam State Museum, also known as Assam Rajyik State Museum, is one of the most famous museums of North- East India that gives insights into the rich culture of ancient history and the modern history of North-East India. It has artefacts and sculptures dating back to the 5th-12th century

8. Guwahati Planetarium

Guwahati Planetarium
3.9 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The Guwahati Planetarium, located on MG Road is an excellent destination for the 'universe lovers'. Apart from the regular Skywatching sessions, special shows projected on a dome-shaped overhead screen are the star attraction. These shows are available in Hindi, English as well as Assamese.

9. Regional Science Centre, Guwahati

Regional Science Centre, Guwahati

9 km
from city center
9 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Regional Science Centre is one of the 27 centres maintained and administered by the Government of India’s National Council of Science Museums. Locally known as Science Museum, it houses rare instruments, machinery, rare science equipment, demo experiment setups, etc.

10. Fancy Bazar

Fancy Bazar

4 km
from city center
10 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Endearingly called as the ‘Chandni Chowk of Guwahati’, Fancy Bazaar is probably the best flea market in all of Guwahati. Consisting of a bazillion tiny shops, stray stalls, roadside setups, Fancy Bazaar is sure to lure you with its labyrinthian alleys and its throwaway prices.

11. ISKCON Guwahati

ISKCON Guwahati
Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
11 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The landmark of the town, this stark white complex id located just 2km from the city. Beautiful idols of Krishna and his wife, Rukmini are worshipped in this temple. It is located on a hilltop of Ulubari Chariali area.

12. Chandubi Lake

Chandubi Lake

45 km
from city center
12 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Chandubi Lake is an earthquake-born natural lake located at the foot of the Garo Hills and surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya. It is an extremely calm and peaceful lake surrounded by tea gardens, deep forests and tiny villages. It is a must-visit picnic spot.

13. Basistha Ashram

Basistha Ashram
3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
13 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

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 and later breathed his last here.

14. Hajo

Hajo
4.0 /5

8 km
from city center
14 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The ancient pilgrim centre of Haajo is an attraction for three religions - Hindu, Muslims and Buddhists. Shrines dedicated to Durga, Shiva, Vishnu, Buddha and major Muslim saints are found all over this place.

15. Guwahati War Memorial

Guwahati War Memorial

5 km
from city center
15 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Located near the Dighalipukhuri park in Latasil of Guwahati, Guwahati War Memorial is dedicated to the martyrs who fought for the nation and died in the process. The foundation of the memorial was laid on 18th May, 2015; however, the site was open for public visit in December 2016.

16. Dispur

Dispur
3.6 /5

5 km
from city center
16 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Dispur is the beautiful capital of Assam packed with panoramic views, unique traditions and rich tribal culture. Dotted with several Hindu temples, one can witness the distinctive culture of the state. Dispur is also famous as a tea auction market.

17. Dipor Bil

Dipor Bil

9 km
from city center
17 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Located in the Kamrup district of Assam, 18 km southwest of Guwahati city, Dipor Bil (also spelt Deepor Beel) is a freshwater lake in the former channel of the Brahmaputra river. Home to a vast variety of exotic bird species, it is well known for its pristine beauty and biodiversity.

18. Maati Centre

Maati Centre

5 km
from city center
18 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Located in Uzan Bazaar, Guwahati, Maati Centre is a commendable initiative by a former World Bank employee Pabitra Lama Sarmah and her husband- Rishi Raj Sarmah. Established with the objective to promote the talents and hand crafted works of local artisans from nonprofit organizations like Tihar Jail and Dastakar Ranthambore, the centre has emerged as a wonderful blend of local culture and regional arts.

19. Navagraha Temple

Navagraha Temple

6 km
from city center
19 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Perched on top of the Chitrachal Hill (or Navagraha Hill) in south eastern Guwahati, Navagraha Temple is a revered Hindu shrine dedicated to the nine celestial bodies. Built in the late 18th century by Raja Rajesvar Singha, Navagraha Temple is known to have survived major earthquakes.

20. Nehru Park

Nehru Park

5 km
from city center
20 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Located in the heart of the city of Guwahati, opposite to Cotton College in Panbazar area of Guwahati, Nehru Park is a charming garden park built in 2000 and named after the first Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

21. Bhubaneswari Temple

Bhubaneswari Temple
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
21 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, this white shrine perched atop a hill adjacent to the city is a major draw amongst the religious pilgrims. The temple itself provides visitors with a magnificent panoramic view of the city of Guwahati.

22. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park
4.2 /5

151 km
from city center
22 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Home to the largest population of the one-horned rhino on earth, Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s national treasures in terms of flora and fauna. It is listed officially as a Tiger reserve and is home to one of the world’s largest populations of tigers.

23. Manas National Park

Manas National Park
4.1 /5

89 km
from city center
23 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the rare golden langur and the red panda, Manas is one of the best-kept national parks in India. It is also famous for its population of Wild water buffalo.

24. Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra

Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra

9 km
from city center
24 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Named after the poet-playwright and reformer of the medieval times- Srimanta Sankardev, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is a cultural institution in Panjabari, Guwahati. With an aim to promote the culture, art and tradition of Assam, the complex has a museum, a library, an art gallery and a children’s park.

25. Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

4 km
from city center
25 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Inaugurated in 2007, Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium is located in the southern edge of Guwahati in Lokhra and is also known as Sarusajai Stadium. The stadium originally boasted of 30000 seats, however, the tournament director of 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup sought other improvements in the construction and installed bucket seats, which reduced the capacity to 28500 seats.

26. Sukreshwar Temple

Sukreshwar Temple

5 km
from city center
26 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Perched on the Sukreshwar or Itakhuli hill on the southbank of Brahmaputra river, Sukreshwar Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Built in 1744, by the Ahom King Pramatta Singha, the temple was improvised and financial changes were made in 1759 by Rajeswar Singha.

27. Ugra Tara Temple

Ugra Tara Temple

5 km
from city center
27 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Based in the heart of Guwahati city in the Lotaxil locality, Ugra Tara Temple enshrines the deity of Tara (Devi). Built in 1725 by the Ahom ruler Siva Singh, the important Shakti temple is thronged by tourists and devotees alike.

28. Saraighat Bridge

Saraighat Bridge

9 km
from city center
28 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Built over the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, Saraighat Bridge is the first railway-cum-road bridge. The construction of the bridge was started in 1958 and it was first inaugurated for goods trucks in 1962, by the then Prime Minister- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

29. Janardana Temple

Janardana Temple

5 km
from city center
29 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Perched on the hillock of Shukleshwar on the Shukleshwar ghats of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, Janardana Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Brahmaputra river and the lush green valleys of Guwahati, the shrine is a mesmerising spot and a sight to behold.

30. Shraddhanjali Kanan

Shraddhanjali Kanan

5 km
from city center
30 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Shraddhanjali Kanan is situated in Tarun Nagar, Guwahati. The park has well-maintained lawns ideal for yoga and meditation purposes. It has a separate play area for kids. Besides, it has charming flower beds and water fountains which make the place even more beautiful.

31. Ambubachi Mela

Ambubachi Mela

4 km
from city center
31 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The Ambubachi Mela is a grand gathering in and around the Maa Kamakhya Devi temple. Occurring in the month of Asaadh of the traditional Hindu calendar, the Ambubachi Mela is a four-day celebration, which often falls in June. Primarily, the festival is aimed at honouring the fertile richness of mother earth. The idea is celebrated as the annual menstrual cycle of Kamakhya Devi at the Kamakhya Temple during these four days.

32. Cafe Hendrix

Cafe Hendrix

6 km
from city center
32 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Cafe Hendrix is one of the popular cafes in Guwahati boasting of pleasant ambiance and even better food. You can enjoy live performances and gigs at the cafe or groove on the neon dance floors. Particularly known as a Jazz bar, the cafe attracts a large crowd especially on weekends. Visiting the cosy hippie cafe is one of the best things to do in Guwahati.

33. Madan Kamdev

Madan Kamdev

19 km
from city center
33 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

Located at a distance of 40 kms from Guwahati, Madan Kamdev Temple is an archaeological find in Baihata Chariali, Assam. Spread over an area of 500 metres, you will find idols and sculptures of Madan Kamdev scattered all over the place. The idols all have, detailed architecture and carvings on them. Perched atop a hill, it is one of the fascinating attractions in Guwahati.

34. Pandu

Pandu
3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
34 out of 34
places to visit in Guwahati

The Suburban town of Pandu is named after King Pandu (father of the famous five Pandavas). The Tila Hills in the town has temple dedicated to Pandu (the Pandunath temple).

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Guwahati?

Day 1 - You will arrive in the City by air or road transport, check in to your hotel and gear up for some sightseeing. Hire a cab from private taxi services such as Prime Cabs and tour around the city. Visit the Kamakhya Temple on top of Nilachal hill. After that, you can visit the Guwahati Planetarium which is located at a distance of half an hour from Kamakhya Temple. The drive to the place is very serene as you can enjoy the peaceful Brahmaputra river seashore drive.

Day 2 - Start your day by visiting the Assam state museum, a peaceful drive up in the valley. You can make a quick stop for some snacks with chai. Dighalipukhuri is also a must visit in the morning as you can enjoy the scenery and peacefulness in the early hours. Take a quick cab to the Fancy market and enjoy your day sunning and shopping. While driving back to the hotel, get yourself a quick takeaway from Paradise restaurant for dinner.

Day 3 - Catch a local bus the next day to Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra and explore the rich heritage of Assam. Pay a visit to Ugratara Temple and Bura Jame Masjid for some religious experiences and finish your day with a night spent out in Tera Mayaa on GS road.

How can I commute within Guwahati?

Guwahati is a major city and commuting within the city should not be much problem. Cabs and auto rickshaws are available, although they may be a little over priced specially if you look like a tourist. Uber and Ola both run in the city, so the easiest way to travel within the city would be use these so that you don't have to worry about haggling. Traveling by the local bus is also an option, but newcomers might find it difficult to find the proper bus - this is definitely the cheapest mode of transport.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Guwahati?

The top sightseeing places in Guwahati are Umananda Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Museum, Umananda Island, Guwahati Zoo, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
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