Guwahati the gateway to Northeast is one of the fastest developing cities of our country. Guwahati is well connected by regular flights, trains and buses to other parts of the country. It is the main gateway to the beautiful states of Northeast. When you are in Guwahati you must visit these top five places that I highly recommend. From historic temples to beautiful parks, center of learning art and culture, museum which are storehouse of information, Guwahati has it all.
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AMAZING GUWAHATI – Top 6 amazing places to visit in Guwahati
Here are top six amazing places that you can visit when in Guwahati.
1. Maa Kamakhya Temple
Guwahati is a land of temple some of them are the most oldest and deeply rooted to ancient tales and incidents that are mentioned in our holy scriptures. Of all Maa Kamakhya temple situated on the Nilachal Hills is the most important one. It is one of the 51 Shakti pithas and is dedicated to Maa Goddess Kamakhya. People from far flung areas visit this temple to offer their prayers to the Devi. The most important festival held every year in the temple premises is the Ambabuchi Mela during the month of June for 3-4 days. During this period it is believed Maa Kamakhya goes through her annual menstration cycle. It’s a ritual of ‘tantrik cult’ and people in lakhs visit to witness the fair.
2. Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
Located in Punjabari area of Guwahati Srimanta Sankardeva Kalaskhetra is the centre of art, culture, tradition and heritage of Assam. It is named after eminent poet, playwright, reformer of Assam Srimanta Sankardev. There is a heritage park inside the premises. The Bhupen Hazarika museum is another main attraction. Throughout the whole year several fairs, festivals, cultural functions are conducted at Kalakshetra. There is also a cultural museum that showcases Assamese traditions, articles used by different ethnic groups, a library that has ancient manuscripts. There is also an open theater that conducts dance and drama.
3. Basistha Temple
Another very important temple and beautiful places to visit in Guwahati is the Basistha Temple situated in Basistha area where there is direct communication via bus. It was built by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha. It’s a Shiva Mandir and during Shiva Ratri and the month of Shravan or Sawan (according to Hindu Calendar) thousands of pilgrims visit to offer their prayers to God. The temple is located in a ashram which legends say was founded by Saint Basistha. There is a waterfall that becomes full flown after monsooon and it’s really soothing if you spend some time near the falls during evening or morning.
4. Nehru Park
Another oldest park in Guwahati, situated at Pan Bazar area is the Nehru Park. It is a beautiful places where you can visit with your kids. For the beautification of the park you can see various statues some depicting the main dance form of Assam Bihu, there are also statues of One Horned Rhinoceros which is the pride of Assam. Every Sunday from 4:00pm to 10:pm a stretch of the MG Road ( Sukreswar temple to Bharalumukh bus stop) which is very close to Nehru Park is turned into a traffic free walking zone for pedestrians to take a walk, spend some leisure time, enjoy street food from various stalls and admire the evening sunset at the mighty river Brahmaputra which flows nearby.
If we are talking about travelling with kids then Guwahati has Accoland which kids are absolutely going to love. It’s a water park with tons of activities like striking cars, huge swings, a toy train,etc. There are lots of exciting water activities, some are for children and some strictly for adults. Outside food is not allowed there, they have a canteen inside and you need to take extra pair of clothes and shoes. On weekends there is a huge rush but I love it in that way.
6. The Balaji Temple
As I have already mentioned Guwahati is a land of temple. Nestled within nature, surrounded by a well maintained park is The Balaji Temple located on NH-37. It is 1 km away from Garchuk. It’s a South Indian temple complex with small temples arranged on a systematic order for various Gods and Goddesses. People come to offer their prayers. There is a beautiful park, where you can spend your evening in leisure with your kids. On weekends the park is crowded with various food stalls and toy sellers outside. It is well connected by buses and other modes of communication.
That was all for today, hope you like this post. Do let me know if you have visited Guwahati and these places. Let me know how you liked them.
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