Here are the top 35 tourist attractions to see in Guwahati:

1. Umananda Temple

4.2 /5

6 km
from city center
1 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

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

2. Kamakhya Temple

4.3 /5 View 13+ photos

4 km
from city center
2 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

The Kamakhya temple is one of the most revered shrines of Shakti in India, in the form of Kamakhya. Located on the Nilachal Hills just 7km from Guwahati, the Kamakhaya temple is of great religious importance. It also holds tremendous historic and archeological significance.

3. Assam State Museum

4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

The Assam State Museum is placed at the core of Guwahati in Assam. Established in 1940 by the Assam Research Society, it was taken over by the State Government in the year 1953. Kanklal Baruah was founder president of the museum.
The museum remains open for six days (10 am-5 pm) during summers and (10 am-4:30 pm) during winters (except on Mondays, 2nd and 4th Saturday and Public holidays).

4. Umananda Island

4.0 /5 View 7+ photos

48 km
from city center
4 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

The smallest river island in the world, Umananda Island is a place with legends aplenty, a place where man and the wilderness co-habit in peace and serenity.

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5. Guwahati Zoo

Must visit 3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
5 out of 35
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.

6. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

4.2 /5 View 12+ photos

33 km
from city center
6 out of 35
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.

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7. Basistha Ashram

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
7 out of 35
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.

8. Guwahati Planetarium

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

The Guwahati Planetarium, located on MG Road is an excellent destination for the 'universe lovers'. The magic of the infinitely expanding universe is explained in such detail and is yet beyond anybody's understanding.

9. Cruising in the Brahmaputra

9 out of 35
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.

10. Fancy Bazar

4 km
from city center
10 out of 35
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

Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
11 out of 35
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.

12. Hajo

3.2 /5

8 km
from city center
12 out of 35
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, making it an important pilgrimage center for people from all these three religions.

13. Pandu

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 35
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).

14. Bhubaneswari Temple

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
14 out of 35
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.

15. Regional Science Centre, Guwahati

9 km
from city center
15 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

Located in Jawaharnagar Khanapara, on the outskirts of Guwahati, Regional Science Centre is one of the 27 centres maintained and administered by Government of India’s National Council of Science Museums. Locally known as Science Museum, the depository is a wonderful initiative by the science fraternity to educate, enlighten and entertain the visitors through the medium of science and technology. Established in the year 1994, the museum houses rare instruments, machinery, rare science equipments, demo experiment setups etc. The Science centre also boasts of interactive displays to learn from, both for kids and adults, ranging from everyday activities to prehistoric exhibits and non-formal science education.

16. Kaziranga National Park

3.2 /5

151 km
from city center
16 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site. Sitting in the laps of Mother Nature, this park has a very versatile bio diversity which makes Kaziranga National Park a very important and popular tourist destination.

17. Rafting in Kameng River

3.5 /5

163 km
from city center
17 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

Amid the rich tribal culture, glory of Mother Nature, thick forests, luxurious riverine system and amazing bio diversity, raft along the strong currents of Kameng River for a pumped up experience.

18. Dispur

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
18 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

The ancient site of Jatia is located near the town and this is worth visiting while travelling to the town of Dispur. The other attractions are the beautiful waterfalls and a trekking trail.

19. Manas National Park

3.2 /5

89 km
from city center
19 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

This park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is nestled in the foot hills of the Himalayas and is home to a number of animal species including the lispid hares, pygmy dogs, etc.

20. Dipor Bil

9 km
from city center
20 out of 35
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. Sprawling over a vast area of 40 sq. km, the lake was declared as a Bird Sanctuary in 1989 owing to its rich biodiversity and heritage.

21. Navagraha Temple

6 km
from city center
21 out of 35
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.

22. Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra

9 km
from city center
22 out of 35
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 several centres dedicated to the promotion of the state’s cultural brilliance with an impressive display of its history and its glorious past.

23. Maati Centre

5 km
from city center
23 out of 35
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.

24. Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

4 km
from city center
24 out of 35
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.

25. Sukreshwar Temple

5 km
from city center
25 out of 35
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.

26. Guwahati War Memorial

5 km
from city center
26 out of 35
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.

27. Ugra Tara Temple

5 km
from city center
27 out of 35
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

9 km
from city center
28 out of 35
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

5 km
from city center
29 out of 35
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. Nehru Park

5 km
from city center
30 out of 35
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.

31. Shraddhanjali Kanan

5 km
from city center
31 out of 35
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.

32. Ambubachi Mela in Assam

32 out of 35
places to visit in Guwahati

Dates 22nd of June, 2019 to 26th of June, 2019
Venue Kamakhya Devi temple, Assam
The Ambubachi Mela is a grand gathering in an around the Kamakhya Devi temple situated at Nilachal Hill in the city of Guwahati in the north-east Indian state of Assam. Occurring in the month of Asaadh of the traditional Hindu calendar, the Ambubachi Mela is a four-day celebration, which often falls in June. A prime festivity of the Shakti traditional, the Mela witnesses a torrent of Sanyasis during the festive days at the Kamakhya Devi temple, performing strict ascetic modes of devotion. 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, known as the Ambubachi Mela.

33. Cafe Hendrix

6 km
from city center
33 out of 35
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.

34. Madan Kamdev

19 km
from city center
34 out of 35
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.

35. Chandubi Lake

7 km
from city center
35 out of 35
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. The lake is free from pollution, owing to the fact that it is out of the reach of modern civilisation. Chandubi Lake also boasts of rich flora and fauna and is spread over 2000 hectares of land. It is a must-visit picnic spot in the lap of nature and is one of the best places for natural sightseeing in this state. The refreshing charm of Chandubi Lake guarantees a relaxing time.

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