Guwahati is located in Assam and it is also popular as the gateway to the Northeast. Guwahati is the largest city and the smart city of Northeast that was formerly known as Pragjyotishpura. Dispur is the capital of Guwahati and the Kamakhya Temple is the most-sought pilgrimage spot or one of the four Shakti Peeths situated in the Nilachal hills.
Ther famous pilgrimage spots include Umananda and Navagraha temples. Guwahati is imbibed with a lot of fascinating cafes that include, Terra Maya, Underdoggs, Kamakaze, and Café Hendrix. Moreover, the weather conditions are wonderful, but the monsoons are sudden and cause floods every year. If you are eager to shop for souvenirs when you are in Guwahati, then there are some of the most famous shopping hubs that the place is famous for like, Fancy Bazaar, Paan Bazaar, GS Road market, Maligaon market and also Paltan Bazaar. Book Guwahati tour packages with Swan Tours with Swan Tours at best price.
When should you visit Guwahati?
The months that are suitable for your visit to Guwahati in Assam are from October to April as the place is blessed with a humid and subtropical climate. You can also enjoy the famous festival Bihu during this time of the year that is filled with fun, frolic and lots of different cuisines.
Places to visit in Guwahati
1. Umananda Temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage temples in Guwahati that is located 6 km away from the city center, dedicated to the shrines of Lord Shiva. It is located on Peacock Island in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra.
2. Kamakhya Temple is another beautiful temple that is located on the foothills of Nilachal hills, dedicated to the shrines of the Shakti located 7 km away from the city. The Ambubachi temple in the month of June is famous thus, gathering a lot of devotees.
3. Assam State Museum is situated at the center of the city that was built in the year 1940 by the Assam Research Society but later taken under the supervision of the State Government in 1953.
4. Umananda Island is a beautiful place to witness in Guwahati that is inhabited by both man and fauna living in peace in the middle of the river Brahmaputra.
5. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the greenest sites of Assam that you can count on by traveling 33 km away from Guwahati city. You will discover a lot of different species of both fauna and flora, located on the border of Nagaon and Kamrup.