If you’re thinking to spend a superb getaway in the wild, lying in your sleeping bags inside a tent and listening to the trilling critters and gushing sound of waterfalls Guwahati in Assam is the place to be. Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra river, Guwahati is a heaven for people who love spending their holiday surrounded in the beauty of nature. Let’s take a look at some of the best attractions in Guwahati.
With the magnificent view of Himalayan ranges and the gushing Brahmaputra meandering through the region, Guwahati is a land blessed with natural beauty. If you’re planning to explore this fantastic land full of jungles and wildlife, the trip is guaranteed to stay in your memories for a long time. For foreign tourists coming from the national capital, they can easily find a Guwahati to New Delhi flight to get back. Let’s take a look at some of the best attractions in the town of Guwahati.
Kaziranga National Park
Established in in 1974, the Kaziranga National Park is spread across an area of 430 sq. kms. and is home to different wild species including tigers, panthers, elephants and the rare one horned rhinoceros. The national park is also a great place for bird watchers who can get a glimpse of some of the rare species and migratory birds. You can see photographers with their huge accessories, trying to get that one perfect shot. The best time to visit the national park is from November and April, when the entire park appears green after fresh rain.
Manas National Park
This national park is spread on an area of more than 400 sq. km on the foothills of Himalayas and carries the pride of being tagged a World Heritage Site. The park is famous as the biggest tiger reserve in Assam, but you can also enjoy other wild animals like elephants, langur, chital, buffalo and more. Established in 1985, you can see that the animal and plant species are segregated carefully for the tourists to take their own time to explore them. The best time to visit the park is from October to April.
Amongst the lineup of wildlife sanctuaries, the Umananda Temple is located on Peacock Island in river Brahmaputra. The temple complex was built in the 17th century by Bar Phukan Garganta. Devoted to Lord Shiva, the temple walls are engraved with folklores and scriptures worshipping the Sun God and Lord Ganesha. The temple island also serves as an important point for local boats who transports timber logs and other products to nearby villages.
Another beautiful religious point in Guwahati, the Kamakhya Temple is situated on Nilachal Hills, about 7 km from the main city. The temple complex was constructed in 1565 and consists of five smaller temples dedicated to the regional Gods and Goddesses.
With these fantastic tourist places to explore, the city of Guwahati is a fine gateway to other beautiful locales in the North East. Being the capital of Assam, the city has some good budget hotels and is well connected with other cities in the country.