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Guwahati Sight-Seeing

Kamakhya Temple : Kamakhya Temple is located in Guwahati on the top of Nilachal hill which is 160 metres high. This hill has a group of ancient temples, the most famous of which is the Kamakhya temple. This temple is considered as the greatest of all the Shaktipithas in India. Around this shrine the small township of Kamakhya has sprung up. Kamakhya is known for its rare natural beauty and one can enjoy an arial view of the city of Guwahati and the mighty river Brahmaputra flowing below.

Balaji Temple : This temple is a recent addition to the religious places of Guwahati. It is situated at Betkuchi area of the city. Balaji temple with striking South Indian architecture is unlike the other temples of this place. In the evening illuminated by electric lights the temple looks very beautiful.

Umananda Temple : On the peacock island in the middle of the Brahmaputra, this Shiva temple was built in 1664. It is believed that Lord Shiva by using his third eye burnt Kamdeva at this place. Every year Shivaratri is celebrated in this temple in a great way. The island is believed to be the world's smallest human inhabited island. The world's largest river island is Majuli.

Kaziranga National Park : Kaziranga National Park Spreading over an area of 430 sq. km., the park is the natural habitat of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. It also houses elephant, Indian bison, swamp deer, leopard cat, jungle cat, hog badger, langur, hoolock gibbon, jackal, goose, hornbills, ibis, cormorants, egret, heron fishing eagles and a number of migratory birds that can be sighted in winter. It is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Temples and Monuments :

  • Geeta Mandir
  • Aswaklanta
  • Navagraha
  • Basistha Ashram
  • Sukreswar
  • Dirgheswari Temple
  • Poa Macca
  • Hayagriva-Madhab Mandir
  • Ugatara Temple
  • Dol Govinda
Other Important Landmarks :
  • Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
  • Saraighat Bridge
  • Planetarium