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Guwahati

Kamrup , Assam

Guwahati is the biggest city in Assam and one of the most commercial cities in the country. One of the places which has seen more than its fair share f ups and downs, today Guwahati is a thriving city in the heart of Assam. The fact that it lies in the middle of natural beauty and at the foothills of the Himalays is just an added advantage. This is one city which has amply proved itself to be one of the most developing and active cities in India. It is also known as the gateway to the vast and gorgeous north east which is the haven for trekkers all over the world. It is important to know that Guwahati is known as the city of temples. There are numerous temples to be found here and this is quite an apt name. Some of them are, Kamakhya, Umananda, Navagraha, Sukreswar, Basistha, Lankeshwar, Doul Govinda, Dirgheshwari, Ugro Tara, Rudreswar etc. These are all some of the most renowned temples in India and to be all in one place is quite a challenge for any traveller who visits Guwahati. Guwahati is one of the most ancient cities not only in India but in Asia. And Asia has probably some of the most ancient places. The There has been mentions of Guwahati as far back as the Puranas. he ancient sakti temple of Goddess Kamakhya located in Nilachal hill (also important seat of Tantric and Vajrayana Buddhism), the ancient and unique astrological temple Navagraha located in Chitrachal Hill, and archaeological remains in Basista and other locations support the mythological assertions of the city's ancient past. Now that is a ot for any city to boast about. A city which was glorious and still is, this is a destination which should be in everyones list for being an old city with the most heritage.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 144 mm 159feet 4935.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest


  • Assam Rajyik Museum

  • Assam State Museum


    "The Assam State Museum is located in the southern end of Dighali Pukhuri tank which is in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. The Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society) in 1940.[1] Late Kanklal Baruah was founder president. In the year 1953, it was taken over by the State Govt."

    Assam State Museum

  • Guwahati Planetarium

  • Pandu


    "In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu (Sanskrit: ??????? P???u) is the son of Ambalika and Rishi Veda Vyasa. He is more popularly known as the earthly father of the Pandavas and ruled Hastinapur.After Vichitravirya's death his mother Satyavati sent for her first born, Rishi Veda Vyasa. According to his mother's wishes, he visited both the wives of Vichitravirya to grant them a son. Ambalika was instructed by Satyavati to keep her eyes open lest she would bear a blind son like Ambika's (Dhritarashtra). She did keep her eyes open but she became pale after seeing the formidable form of the Sage. Therefore, Pandu was born pale."

    Pandu

  • Regional Science Center


    "The Regional Science Center is a program of Minnesota State University Moorhead. We provide programming in: PK-12 science and environmental education; PK-12 teacher education; college pre-service environmental teacher education; college field and research opportunities in observational astronomy, field biology and geology; and astronomy and natural history programs for the general public. We work closely with local school districts, the Tri-College Universities, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and area businesses, as well as state and national science and environmental organizations."

    Regional Science Center

  • Botanical Gardens


    "A botanical garden (or botanic garden)[nb 1] is a well-tended area displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on; there may be greenhouses, shadehouses, again with special collections such as tropical plants, alpine plants, or other exotic plants. Visitor services at a botanical garden might include tours, educational displays, art exhibitions, book rooms, open-air theatrical and musical performances, and other entertainment.\nBotanical gardens are often run by universities or other scientific research organizations, and often have associated herbaria and research programmes in plant taxonomy or some other aspect of botanical science. In principle, their role is to maintain documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display, and education, although this will depend on the resources available and the special interests pursued at each particular garden.\nThe origin of modern botanical gardens can be traced to European medieval medicinal gardens known as physic gardens, the first of these being founded during the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century. This early concern with medicinal plants changed in the 17th century to an interest in the new plant imports from explorations outside Europe as botany gradually established its independence from medicine. In the 18th century, systems of nomenclature and classification were devised by botanists working in the herbaria and universities associated with the gardens, these systems often being displayed in the gardens as educational \"order beds\". With the rapid rise of European imperialism in the late 18th century, botanic gardens were established in the tropics, and economic botany became a focus with the hub at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London.\nOver the years, botanical gardens, as cultural and scientific organisations, have responded to the interests of botany and horticulture. Nowadays, most botanical gardens display a mix of the themes mentioned and more; having a strong connection with the general public, there is the opportunity to provide visitors with information relating to the environmental issues being faced at the start of the 21st century, especially those relating to plant conservation and sustainability."

    Botanical Gardens

  • Assam State Zoo


    "The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region and it is spread across 432 acre (175 hectare). The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world."

    Assam State Zoo

  • Kaziranga National Park

  • Manas National Park


    "Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Pron:?m?n?s) (Assamese: ???? ?????????? ??????) is a National Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park[1] in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.[2]"

    Manas National Park

  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary


    "Pobitora (Pron:?p??b??t?:r?) or Pabitora (Pron: ?p?b??t?:r?) Wildlife Sanctuary (Assamese: ?????? ?????????) is a wildlife reserve in the Marigaon district of the state of Assam in India. It is located about 30 km east of Guwahati. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is about 48 km by road from Guwahati. It is a 1-hour drive through a road passing by River Brahmaputa, and a small portion of the village of Mayong. It has a dense population of the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros.[1] It covers 38.8 km2. Though the total notified area of the park is 38.80 square kilometres, only 16 square kilometres is the effective rhino habitat. Pobitora was declared a reserved forest in 1971 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1987. It covers flat flood plains and a hillock (Raja Mayong).[2][3]"

    Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Basistha Ashram

  • Bhubaneswari Temple


    "In Hinduism, Bhuvane?wari (Sanskrit: ??????????) is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi or Durga as elements of the physical cosmos, in giving shape to the creation of the World\". The word Bhuvane?wari is a compound of the words Bhuvana I?wari, meaning \"lord of the worlds\" where the worlds are the tri-bhuvana or three regions of bh?? (earth), bhuva? (atmosphere) and sva? (heavens). Parvati is Saguna R?pa of Goddess Bhuvaneswari. Her sacred mantra is the single syllable \"Hreem\". Bhuvaneshwari: The Queen of the Universe. Bhuvaneshwari means the Queen or ruler of the Universe. She is the Divine Mother as the Queen of all the worlds. All the Universe is her body and all beings are ornaments on her infinite being. She carries all the worlds as a flowering of her own Self-nature. She is thus related to Sundari and to Rajarajeshwari, the supreme Lady of the Universe. She is also known as Adi Shakti or Durga i.e. one of the earliest forms of shakti. She is capable of turning situations according to her wish. It is considered that even the navagrahas cannot stop her from doing anything."

    Bhubaneswari Temple

  • Kamakhya Temple


    "The Kamakhya Temple (Assamese: ???????? ??????) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas,[1] situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. It is the main temple, dedicated to Kamakhya, in a complex of individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas: Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala.[2] Among these, Tripurasundari, Matangi and Kamala reside inside the main temple whereas the other seven reside in individual temples.[3] It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and especially for Tantric worshipers."

    Kamakhya Temple

  • Navagraha Temple

  • Tawang


    "Tawang district (Pron:/t?:?wae? or t??wae?/) is one of the 16 administrative districts of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. The area is historically Tibetan territory and is claimed by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China as a part of South Tibet.[2][3] It is the eighth least populous district in the country (out of 640).[1]"

    Tawang

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