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Best places to visit in Guwahati

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-21

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Guwahati is the largest city in the Indian state of Assam and also the largest metropolis in the northeastern India. A major riverine port city along with hills is one of the fastest growing cities in India, Guwahati is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra.

Guwahati City

Guwahati City

Guwahati lies between the banks of the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau, with LGB International Airport to the west and the town of Narengi to the east. The North Guwahati area, to the northern bank of the Brahmaputra, is being gradually incorporated into the city limits.

Places to visit in Guwahati:

1. Assam State Museum

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. The Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society) in 1940.

Assam State Museum

Assam State Museum, Guwahati, Assam

Brahmaputra River Cruise

Brahmaputra cruises feature visits and attractions such as wildlife viewing, village walks, visits to tea gardens, exploring country towns in cycle rickshaws, barbecues on deserted river islands, dance performances, and visits to craft workshops.

Brahmaputra River Cruise

Brahmaputra River Cruise, Guwahati, Assam

Guwahati Planetarium, Assam

Guwahati Planetarium is one of its kind centre of astronomical education and research in Assam and the entire North-Eastern region of India. The Guwahati Planetarium is unrivalled in Assam and rest of northeast India with its distinctive dome and sloping walls that set it apart in the skyline of the area.

                                                      Guwahati Planetarium

Guwahati Planetarium, Assam

Guwahati Zoo

The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region and it is spread across 432 acre. The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.

                                                           Guwahati Zoo

Guwahati Zoo, Assam


A beautiful hilltop temple located in South Sarania, Lubari Chariali area, 2 km away from Guwahati railway station. One can enjoy the panoramic view of the city below. There is a flight of stairs leading to the temple and elders may need assistance to reach the temple. There are idols of Lord Krishna and his wife Rukmani, both dressed in beautiful attires.