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Nehru Park

Akash Thapa
25th May 18

Dighalipukhuri Lake - Located near Guwahati Railway station

Dighalipukhuri Lake - Located near Guwahati Railway station  Video Review
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Dighalipukhuri Lake

Shivraj kumar
5th Nov 17

Kamakhya temple

Kamakhya temple  Video Review
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Kamakhaya Temple

Arvind Kumar
16th Nov 16

View point of Kamakhya Temple

View point of Kamakhya Temple  Video Review
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Kamakhaya Temple

Arvind Kumar
16th Nov 16

A peaceful and Beautiful Nehru park

A peaceful and Beautiful Nehru park  Video Review
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Nehru Park

Rikukoch
25th May 18

Cockatoos

Cockatoos  Video Review
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Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden

Uttam Singh
27th Oct 16

Spend quality time with friends and family

Spend quality time with friends and family  Video Review
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Nehru Park

Akash Thapa
25th May 18

Guwahati Airport

Guwahati Airport  Video Review
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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Abhinav Kumar
23rd May 18

Nice Airport

Nice Airport  Video Review
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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Manoj Menon
26th Mar 18

Night view of Dighalipukhuri lake

Night view of Dighalipukhuri lake  Video Review
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Dighalipukhuri Lake

Prakash Ratray
15th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Guwahati

1Indulge in the spiritual culture ; Guwahati
Indulge in the spiritual culture ; Guwahati

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sohan Basak says, “Beautiful temple having a cultural heritage and historical importance. I regularly visit Kamakhya temple and it warms my heart to the core. The environment, nature, in a word it's awesome. We reached Kamakhya station in train and from there you can take a bus or cab to Kamakhya temple.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia adds, “Temple of high religious belief in the entire North-East; The Kamakhya temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother Goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest Shakti Peeths. The Kamakhya temple in Guwahati is one of the most famous and ancient temples in India. Perched on Nichol Hill about 8 km west of the city, this temple is a compulsory stop for the pilgrims on tirth yatra..”  

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2The cosy Guwahati Baptist Church will make you feel centered
The cosy Guwahati Baptist Church will make you feel centered

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran B Kutinha shares, “Right from the clock tower to other notable points such as the Dutch Reformed church, Guwahati Baptist Church, Lighthouse, museums and more are a spectacular sight.”

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3Cruise On The Brahmaputra
Cruise On The Brahmaputra

Flowing through the entire length and breadth of the state, the mighty Brahmaputra is also an ideal river cruise destination in the country. HolidayIQ Traveller Antara Oruganti says, “Guwahati, famously referred to as the city of light, is a place of many surprises. The mighty Brahmaputra is one of the main highlights of the city. The enitire city is bordered by this beautiful, shimmering river that seems to have a powerful presence of its own. And to add to all this beauty are the green hills, just a few miles away. You can go for a trek to any nearby hillside location or spend your time on a boat sailing the river. Take your time and enjoy a boat ride in the misty river and serene hill side views. When it comes to Northeast cuisine, there's nothing to beat the fish items. Very similar to the Bengali cuisine, Assam has it's delilcious preparations of fish items that include the famous 'Maas tenga'.”

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4Alcheringa, IIT Guwahati
Alcheringa, IIT Guwahati

Alcheringa, popularly known as 'Alcher', is the annual cultural festival of IIT, Guwahati. It was started in 1996 by a group of students. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the biggest college level cultural events in Asia. Alcheringa is conducted towards the end of January every year. Spread across 3 days and 4 nights, it attracts people from all over the world with its spectacular events and competitions.

HolidayIQ Traveller Debayan Bhowmik from Kolkata shares, “The city of guwahati opens the gateway to a wide spectrum of tourist spots. Thus it is a good idea to halt here and make your plan. The Kaziranga sanctuary, beautiful places Bhalukpong are must visits. Food is available aplenty but good bengali food is somewhat hard to find. However there are some good joints around panbazar. We visited a few temples and Kaziranga from here. You can also taste the local street foods on the go. Winter and spring are the best time for tourists and make sure to carry umbrella and sunglasses.”

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5City Of Light - Guwahati
City Of Light - Guwahati

HolidayIQ Traveller Antara Oruganti shares, “Guwahati, famously referred to as the city of light, is a place of many surprises. The mighty Brahmaputra is one of the main highlights of the city. The enitire city is bordered by this beautiful, shimmering river that seems to have a powerful presence of its own. And to add to all this beauty are the green hills, just a few miles away. You can go for a trek to any nearby hillside location or spend your time on a boat sailing the river. Take your time and enjoy a boat ride in the misty river and serene hill side views. When it comes to Northeast cuisine, there's nothing to beat the fish items. Very similar to the Bengali cuisine, Assam has it's delilcious preparations of fish items that include the famous 'Maas tenga'.”

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Reviews (142)

Jyotirmoy Debnath

Jyotirmoy Debnath5.0/5

2 reviews

Guwahati

I love to travrl again in Guwahati, city has been developed randomly. You can easily reach the travel destination in across areas as like 7 sisters meghalaya, Silchar, Manipur, Natal and, mizoram, arunachal, Tripura etc

Victoria v nampui

Victoria v nampui4.0/5

1 review

Guwahati

It was good. The trip to SK park was quite good. The weather is getting cooler . Food and Shopping: Shopping at fancy bazaar was a memorable one but one has to go through crowded places . . Food was pretty decent. Always carry extra cash. Highlight of the trip: The hotel booking was the highlight of the trip for me as it more of a relaxing kind of getaway

Recommended Duration in Guwahati

Number of days to spend in Guwahati as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

5.13%

2 days

48.72%

3 days

28.21%

4 days

15.38%

5+ days

2.56%

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Guwahati Overview

History of Guwahati

Formerly known as Pragjyotishpur, Guwahati, also called as Gauhati, is considered as the gateway to the north-east region of the country. Located on the bank of the Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is also the largest city of Assam. The largest metropolis in the north-east region of the country, this city is also the second largest metropolitan area in entire eastern India. The history of the city dates back to the epic times. Guwahati has its first mention in the great epic Mahabharata as the capital of the demon king Narakasura of Pragjyotishpur. Due to this reason, the city came to be known as Pragjyotishpur, which means Light of the East. It is also believed that the city was the ancient land of Kamarupa. In this ancient land, the Hindu god of beauty, fertility and source of life was reborn.The destination, till the invasions of Ahoms, had been the nerve-centre of all cultural activities. In addition, the city has also been a battleground and witnessed plenty of intense struggles between the Mughals and Ahoms. The Mughals tried to invade the state around 17 times, however every time they were defeated by the Ahoms. During the time of battle, the army of Ahoms was led by the great Ahom General, Bir Lachit Borphukan. In 1897, the entire city was ruined due to a major earthquake. Most of the old city was wiped out because of this earthquake, which was followed by a series of devastating floods.

People and Culture of Guwahati

The present capital of the State of Assam is Dispur, which is located within the city and is also the seat of the Government of Assam. With world class institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati is also a major commercial and educational centre of North-East India. A hub for cultural activities and sports in the north-eastern region, the city is also the centre for political and administrative activities of Assam. Moreover, the destination is also an important transportation hub in the north-east region and is well connected to the rest of the country.Guwahati airport is the main airport of the region and has flights to places like Aizawl, Agartala, Delhi, Kolkata etc. The closest international airports are at Kolkata and Delhi. The city is part of the North-East Frontier Railway and is a major railhead of the region. It is connected by quite a few train services to different parts of the country. Buses also connect Guwahati to major destinations in and around the state. There are bus services to places like Darjeeling too which is in the state of West Bengal. These buses are operated by the state as well as private tour groups.

Things To Do in Guwahati

Guwahati attracts tourists due to its rich cultural mix and tribal traditions along with several colourful festivals. One of the most popular fairs that is held in this city is the Ambubachi Mela. This fair is organised every year during the monsoon season, which is attended by large number of devotees. Some of the major festivals celebrated in the city are Bihu, which is the National Festival of the Assamese and the Bahag Bihu during April. The Kati or Kangali Bihu and the Magh or Bhogali Bihu are some of the other festivals of Guwahati. The best time to visit Guwahati is from the months of October to April.

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Guwahati, Assam

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Incredible East
Guwahati, Assam

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Incredible East
Guwahati, Assam

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Amzing tour amidst nature lap
Guwahati, Assam

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Amzing tour amidst nature lap

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