Guwahati

Guwahati Travel Guide 2023

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2023-01-09

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The port city of Guwahati was once a hub for anyone journeying onwards to the northeastern states. But even though every state now has its own airport, Guwahati still attracts thousands of visitors every year for the many things it offers for all kinds of visitors. The Brahmaputra river cruise and unique temples are some popular attractions. 

HOW TO GET THERE

By air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport. 

By rail: Guwahati Junction is the major railway station of Guwahati. Kamakhya Junction is the second largest station of the city. 

By road:  National Highway 31. 

ACCOMMODATION

You will find some really great stays in Guwahati ranging from 5-star hotels to resorts, hostels, guesthouses, inns, and homestays.

5-star hotels

Brahmaputra Jungle Resort | Vivanta | Radisson Blue | Novotel 

4-star/3-star hotels

Brahmaputra Jungle Resort | Ginger | Treebo Trend Arna Residency | Mayflower

Homestays

Ashirwad Homestay | Cherry City Cottage | Tusti Homestay | Eagle’s Nest Homestay| others 

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TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

Sightseeing tour: Opt for the classic sightseeing tour if you are a first-time tourist. This will cover Guwahati’s temples, museum, planetarium, handicraft emporium, and boat rides. 

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Temple tour: Guwahati is also known as the “city of temples” and for good reason. Each temple is unique with Kamakhya Temple being one of the famous ones. The Ambubachi Mela held at Kamakhya Temple attracts thousands of devotees each year. Other temples include Umananda Temple, Lankeshwar Temple, Ugratara Temple, and Navagraha Temple. 

Ugatara Temple Pond

Ugatara Temple Pond

GETTING AROUND

The cheapest way to get around is by city bus. Other modes of travel are autos, taxis, and ferries for some places.

10 best places to visit in Guwahati

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Guwahati is between October to March when the state experiences pleasant weather. April and May are the summer months, and although it is hot, it is when the Bahag Bihu festival is celebrated. Avoid the monsoon months from June till September. 

Temperature in Guwahati

FOOD AND DRINKS

Assamese food is best characterised by the combination of vegetables with fish or meat. Most of the food is either boiled or steamed. A few traditional dishes that you need to try include masor tenga, khar, pitika, pani hamuk, paro mangxo, and duck curry. 

Food in Assam

Places to eat: Majulir Asanj for authentic Majuli food, Heritage Khorikaa, and Mising Kitchen.  


WHERE TO SHOP

Fancy Bazaar: Looking for traditional attire? This is the place to shop. You can buy the traditional saree, gamcha (thin shawl), and jappi (cap made of bamboo). Home decor products made of tambul and betel nut make for unique souvenirs and gifts. 

Paltan Bazar: This market is popular for bamboo products. You can also buy traditional clothes here. 

PLACES NEARBY TO GUWAHATI

Tezpur | Jorhat | Kaziranga National Park| Shillong

Guwahati to Shillong

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