Tourist Destinations Near Guwahati

Places to Visit in Guwahati

Guwahati, also known as the "City of Eastern Light" is the largest city, not only in Assam, but also the entire north east. One of the fastest developing cities in the North East, Guwahati is an important educational and commercial hub and is home to many top class colleges and universities, such as Indian Institute to Technology ( Guwahati), Gauhati University and Cotton College to name a few. Guwahati is rich in wildlife and animals like Asian elephants, pythons and tigers can be found here.

Places to See in Guwahati

Being well connected to the rest of the country, Guwahati witnesses many tourists year after year. Here are some of Guwahati's popular tourist destinations:

Assam State Museum

Category : History & Culture
Run by the government of Assam, the Assam state museum has an impressive collection of antiques dating back o the pre historic times. The collection comprises of metal, ivory paintings and ancient costumes etc. Constructed in 1940, this museum has taken the initiative to incorporate the lifestyle of the Assamese community. Photography here is permitted only after permission has been obtained.

Assam State Zoo

Category : Fun & Entertainment
Spread over 130 hectares, the Assam State Zoo is home to some rare species of animals, such as the white tigers, one horned rhinos and leopards to name a few. Apart from animals, the zoo also has many different species of birds as well.

Guwahati Planetarium

Category : Fun & Entertainment
The Guwahati Planetarium is an excellent place to visit by children and those interested in science. Apart from the regular sky watching, there are special shows which are projected on an overhead screen in the planetarium.

Bhubaneswari Temple

Category : Religious
Perched on a hill, the Bhubaneswari temple is one of the most important tourist attractions in Guwahati. Dedicated to Goddess Bhubaneswari, this temple is set in beautiful surroundings and provides a beautiful view of the city of Guwahati. The view of the sun setting over the Brahmaputra is also another reason why many tourists visit this temple.

Kaziranga National Park

Category : Wild Life
Located 200 km from Guwahati, the Kaziranga National Park is one of the main attractions in the state of Assam. Spread over an area of 45 sq km, this national park is known for being home to and breeding the one horned rhino. Apart from that, this national park is also home to the Pond Heron, Fishing Eagles and Shallow Water Fowls, among others.

Bamuni Lake

Category : Nature
Located 40 km from Guwahati, this is a great place for fishing. Fishing gear and other required items are available at the pond itself.

Last Updated on : 6/09/2013