|Guwahati Tour Itinerary
||No. of Days
|Appealing Guwahati Package Summer Special
||4 Day / 3 Night
|Guwahati Honeymoon Package
||5 Days / 4 Nights
|Best of Guwahati Trip
||5 Days / 4 Nights
||Rs. 22, 999
|Delhi Tour from Guwahati
||6 Days / 5 Nights
|7 Days Trip to Guwahati
||7 Days / 6 Nights
||Rs. 39, 150
The Importance of Guwahati Tourism
The capital of Assam, Dispur is located within Guwahati. The meaning of Guwahati is the market of areca nuts in the local language. It is nestled within the mighty river the Brahmaputra and the Plateau of Shillong which was earlier known as Pragjyotishpura. The major importance of the city lies in its Nilgiri Hills where the temple Kamakhya is situated.
Places to Visit
Umananda Temple: This is one of the most popular temples in Guwahati which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on Peacock Island, it lies exactly in the middle of the River Brahmaputra from where you can board a boat made available at all times of the day.
Kamakhya Temple: Built in honor of one of the shrines of Shakti in India, it is located on the Nilachal hills that is exactly 7 km away from the city center holding huge importance pertaining to history of its establishment since time immemorial.
Umananda river: It is the smallest river island in the world where there are men and wilds inhabiting in peace.
The Assam State Museum: The state museum was established in the year 1940 by the Assam Research Society which is regulated and maintained by the Government of Assam since the year 1953. It is open on all days of the week except on Mondays and some Saturdays.
Guwahati Botanical Zoo: The Zoo in Guwahati is the home to a plethora of fauna species within 130 acres of land where one gets to watch the whiter tigers, one-horned rhino, Swamp tapirs and leopards to just name a few.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary: This is one major site which is quite spoken of by the tourists and also the native people. It is located on the border of Kamrup district and Nagaon which is also a major picnic spot.
Bashishtha Ashram: This place has incepted from the writing of the Hindu epic Ramayana and named after Guru Bashishth.
The Guwahati Planetarium: Located on the MG Road, it is one of the most sought attraction site for the tourists who can watch the universe expansions and facts about the celestial bodies.
Kaziranga National Park: Located at just 151 km from the city, Kaziranga is the home to a huge one-horn rhinoceros remarking it as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the laps of mother nature.
Other Sightseeing Places in Guwahati:
- Chandubi Lake
- Madan Kamdev Temple
- Cafe Hendrix
- Shraddhanjali Kanan
- Nehru Park
- Saraighat Bridge
- Ugra Tara Temple
- Dighalipukhuri park
- Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
- Navagraha Temple
- Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
- Dipor Bil
When Should You Visit Guwahati
If you want to visit Guwahati for a vacation, then the best time will be from the months of October to April that is, winter and spring seasons. The climate during this time is subtropical and holds the most awaited festival, Rongali Bihu.
The Top Things to Do in Guwahati
- Go for a river cruising on the mighty Brahmaputra
- Shop at Fancy Bazaar
- Clubbing at Silver Streak
- Dine at Vivanta Taj
- Boating in Dighalipukhuri Park
- Pay a visit to the Regional Science Center
- Take a car ride over the Saraighat Bridge
- Try a game of pool at the Underdoggs
Foods to Taste in Guwahati
From street food fun to luxurious dining delights, Guwahati has a lot of places to count on.
Khaar: This dish is the favorite of all the local people which is a delicious curry made out of raw papaya, pulses, taro and meat which give it a refreshing flavor.
Duck Meat Curry: Duck meat is one of the most prominent delicacies of Assam in general that is prepared with Ash Gourd and served specially on Bihu.
Maasor Tenga: Being one of the most delightful dishes of Assam, maasor tenga gets its flavor from the outenga, tomato, and lemon in which the fish is cooked.
Aloo Pitika: This is a simple dish but a relishing one. Prepared with boiled and mashed potatoes, it is served with mustard oil, onion, salt, green chilies, and coriander.
Paro Manxho: This is a non-vegetarian dish made out of pigeon meat which is a prominent delicacy of Assam. It perfectly fits the winter season when eaten with koldil (banana flower).
Pitha: Pitha is the all-time favourite snack of the inhabitants out there in Assam which is mainly prepared by the women during Bihu. Coconut, rice flour, sesame and many other things are used to carve this dishes.
Some of the top eateries in Guwahati include the follows:
- Heritage Khorika: Silpukhuri
- Mising Kitchen: Hengarabari
- Nagameez: Goswami Service
- Naga Kitchen
- John Kitchen: Six Mile and Beltola
- Parampara: Paradise Hotel, Silpukhuri
- Morung Restaurant: Bhangagarh
- Bhut Jholokia: Zoo Tiniali
- Anna Bengali
- Maihang: Shanti House, GS Roa
- Mocha: Anil Plaza, GS Road
- Red Hot Chilli Pepper: Ganeshguri
- The Socialite: Christian Basti
- Terra Maya: Anil Plaza, GS Road
- Kalita Spectrum Dine
- XS: Anil Plaza, Christian basti
- Topaz Bar and Lounge: Ulubari
How to Reach Guwahati Easily?
If you want to find the easiest way to commute to Guwahati, then the easiest conveyance is via flight and trains which connect all the major cities of the country to this city. The nearest airport to Guwahati is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport and the nearest railway station is the Guwahati Railway Station.
Major Events in Guwahati that Must not be Missed
Ambubachi Mela: The Ambubachi Mela is the gathering of tourists and pilgrims from all across the world for it is one of the most awaited festivals on the Nilachal Hills. All sadhus and sanyasis await this period of the year for there is an influx of all of them to witness the annual menstrual cycle of the Goddess remarked as Ambubachi Mela.
Bihu: Filled with frolic, delight, and celebrations, Bihu welcomes all the tourists and people from other states of North-East. It is the main festival of the Assamese people which is marked by a feast, Bihu dance (folk dance of Assam) and also the greeting of people. Pithas, ladoos, and many other things are prepared for the new harvest season that arrives bringing happiness.