A cosmopolitan outlook, ponds, palm trees, and single-storey traditional houses are the first few visuals you come across when in Guwahati. It seems like the elders in the society can never be wrong. They once named Guwahati Pragjyotishpur (Light of the East), and we believe that Guwahati has lived up to this title. This city Guwahati is the largest city in the northeast and blends in the old colonial charm with concrete structures. Spend your vacation in the wilderness just at the banks of Brahmaputra River. We are sure Guwahati will create a beautiful memory to last a lifetime.
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An interesting temple located on the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, the Kamakhya temple is famous worldwide. It is over 2200 years old. According to the local people, the goddess at this temple in Guwahati menstruates once every year. The white cloth draped onto the goddess changes its color at a point in time once every year. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The temple is situated at an altitude of 800 ft above sea level in Guwahati and provides a stunning view.
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For the spiritually awakened ones, pay a visit to the Umananda temple situated on Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati. This quiet place of worship is named after and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The name 'Umananda' comes from the two Hindi words 'uma' - Lord Shiva’s wife and 'ananda' meaning happiness. The Umananda temple is nestled in the laps of this serene island whose shores are washed by the mighty Brahmaputras. The surroundings of this temple in Guwahati are undisturbed and serene and thus prove to be a perfect place just to sit and enjoy the beauty of the area. The temple is situated on top of a hill called Bhasmakala or Bhasmakuta.
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The Assam State Museum, previously Assam Provincial Museum, is located in the southern end of Dighali Pukhuri tank which is in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. This Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti in 1940 in Guwahati. The late Kanklal Baruah was the founder and president.
Guwahati Planetarium is one of its kind center of astronomical education and research in Assam and the entire North-Eastern region of India. The Guwahati Planetarium is unrivaled in Assam and rest of northeast India with its distinctive dome and sloping walls that sets it apart in the skyline of the area.
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Dighalipukhuri also Dighalipukhri is a rectangular man-made pond in Guwahati, about half a mile long. Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati is occupied altogether area of garden and pond between 17-18 bigha lands. In historical times, it was created and used by the Ahoms as a naval yard. Its access to the Brahmaputra was eventually closed, and during colonial times, that portion was further filled on which the Circuit House.