Being a passionate travel blogger from Assam, today I am going to talk to you about the 7 best places to visit in Guwahati. As a local resident, I have already explored all of them. I deeply believe my experience will help you to learn a lot of facts about this place. So, let’s get into it.
Assam State Botanical Park or Guwahati Chiriakhana
Assam State Botanical Park or Guwahati Chiriakhana is a zoo of this state. However, this would be much better if we say it, as the only zoo in north-east India.This year earlier in February month, I went there with my friends. It was a delightful feeling of visiting this giant park. There are so many animals one can see here. Here some animals are the local and some are brought from other states of India and even some are from foreign countries. Especially the Ostrich birds are brought from other countries (Africa). Here is a list of some animals and birds one can see at Guwahati Chiriakhana: –
- One horn rhinoceros
- Bengal Tiger
- Asian Elephant
- Mon Bear
- Asian Lion
- Different species of Snakes
- Various species of birds
- Golden Linger
- Ostrich bird
- Jungle cat and more
The main animal one should see here is one horn rhinoceros. This unique animal is the prestige of the Assam state.
Reaching Guwahati Chiriakhana
- Located 5 kilometers away from Paltan Bazar railway station. It is the nearest railway station to the zoo.
- 3 Kilometers away from Ganeshguri
- You can hire an Uber taxi to reach there.
- Individual travelers can hire a bike also.
The Umananda Temple
The Umananda temple is a Hindu religious temple built during the 16th century by Ahom king Gadadhar Singha. It is located on a small island, called ‘Umananda Island’ in the heart of the Brahmaputra River. Umananda temple is dedicated to two Hindu God and Goddess. One is Lord Shiva and the other is his loving wife Devi ‘Uma’ or ‘Parvati’. In Hindu mythology, it is scripted that here once Lord Shiva tried to make happy his wife Uma. As explained in the name, ‘Umananda’. Here ‘Uma’ means ‘Parvati’ or ‘Devi Uma’ and ‘Ananda’ means ‘Happiness’.
Umananda Island has another name by ‘Peacock Island’. It is actually a British English name given by Britishers, while they were colonizing Assam, India. You can also visit this religious site in Guwahati.
Exact destination: – North Guwahati, Baruah Souk area, Near Guwahati High court, Pin – 781030.
You can reach the temple through local ferry services.
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is a place, where one can easily explore the whole Assam state in a very short span of time. This is a cultural institution of Assam. One can explore here Assam’s rich culture, society, traditions, history, wildlife, and more other things. This cultural institute is located at Guwahati’s Panjabari area, Bataghuli. Built in the year of 1988, on 9th November, it is dedicated to Assam’s great polymath Mahapurusa Srimanta Sankardeva. If you want to know about Assam deeply in a very short time then no other place could be proved better than this for you. It should be an ideal destination for every outsider tourist to Assam.
According to Hindu religious epic ‘Ramayana’, Basistha Ashram was the Ashram of Rama’s guru ‘Basistha’. Here Purushattam Ram and his younger brothers took education from Guru Basistha. This Ashram is located in South-East Guwahati. The peaceful spiritual environment of Basistha Ashram will take your mind into a different world. There is also a temple built at this place during the Ahom era. Ahom king Rajeshwar built this temple in 1764. It was actually a Shiva temple.
The exact address: – Mandir, Basistha, Guwahati, Pin 781029.
Kamakhya Temple – Most Powerful Shakti Peeth
Kamakhya Temple is the most powerful Shakti Peeth in India. It is dedicated to Hindu goddess mother ‘Sati’ or ‘Kamakhya’. One thing, which makes it one of the strange religious sites in the world is that it Vagina worship tradition. Yes, this is really true. This temple especially signifies goddess Sati’s vagina position. After lord Vishnu separated Sati’s dead body, it was fallen down in various regions of all over Aryavart (Aryavart was the ancient name of India). Later in those places, Shakti Peeth’s built at different times. In Assam’s Guwahati region, Sati’s Vagina position had fallen down. Later in the 8th century, a ruling dynasty called ‘Mlechchha’ built a temple. And the temple is none other but as we know today it is the ‘Kamakhya Temple’.
Present-day, this religious site is located in the Kamgiri area of Nelachal hills.
- Public buses are available from the Guwahati George field to the temple.
- Hire an Uber Taxi.
- Hire a bike.
Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary
Amchang wildlife sanctuary is a wildlife reserve of Assam. More than 500 various species of animals, birds, and reptiles making it one of the most popular wildlife reserves of north-east India. Amchang is located in eastern Guwahati. Here are some animals, birds, and reptiles you will get to see here:
- Asian elephant (especially famous for)
- Golden Langur
- Indian Cobra
- Capped Monkey
- Barking Deer
- Greater Adjutant
- Lesser Adjutant
- Slow Loris
- Black Krait
- White Backed Vulture
- Leopard Big Cat
Guwahati Science Museum
Guwahati science museum is the only science museum of north-east India. It was established in 1994 in order to increase the curiosity of the new generation towards science in North-Eastern India. This place is a special attraction; where you get the facility of entertainment as well as knowledge. This destination is located in a place called Khanapara in Guwahati city. Some special attraction at Guwahati science museum:
- Prehistoric park
- Butterfly park
- Most beautiful fishes collection around the world (Within aquarium)
- A strange game of electricity
- The shocking 3D show, etc.
Write Name : Akash Gogoi