Guwahati Tourism

Guwahati Travel Guide

The starting point to the perfect destination, Guwahati city is the gateway to the north-east region. Situated at the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra, the city is the commercial capital of the entire region and perhaps the biggest and the developing city of the region. Guwahati is a vital tourist base point, besides being an attraction in its own. Guwahati has several places of historical interest and tourist attraction.

Places to visit in Guwahati are:

  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Basistha Ashram
  • Kalakshetra
  • State Zoo-cum Botanical Garden
  • Science Museum
  • Planetarium
  • Dighali Pukhuri
  • Nabagraha Temple
  • Tirupati Balaji temple

Special attraction

The city is also enriched with the beauty of several river Island which adds an extra attention and makes the trip more delightful and adventurous. Among them are :

  • Peacock Island
  • Umananda Island Temple
  • River Cruise on Brahmaputra River
  • Birding paradise - Deepor Bil
Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple

Sankardeva Kalakshetra

Sankardeva Kalakshetra

Peacock Island, Guwahati

Balaji Temple

What to do in Guwahati

Things to do in Guwahati are:

River Crusing at Guwahati

River Crusing at Brahamputra River

peacock island

Boat ride to peacock island and visit Umananda temple.

Chandubi Lake

Bird watching at Chandubi Lake

Best Time to visit Guwahati

Summer in Guwahati

The summer season in Assam starts from the month of May and extends till the end of August. Summer is generally fry and humid. But Cool wind always blows here due to its proximatey from the Brahamputra river, The average temperature during summer is between 35 and 38 degree Celsius. Light cotton clothes are the best option during summers.

Monsoons in Guwahati

Guwahati received moderate to heavy rainfall during the monsoon months of May to September. You can travel to Guwahati during this time too as the hotel and flight rates are comparatively cheaper during this time. You might not be able to go for the Brahmaputra River cruise if the weather is bad and the water level of the river rises.

Winter in Guwahati

The winter season at the place comes in the month of Decembe and stays till the month of February. This is the best time to enjoy a holiday in Assam. The weather is mostly pleasant with minimum temperature barely reaching five Degrees Celsius. The Magh bihu or Bhogali bihu is celebrated during January while the Kati or Kangali bihu is celebrated during the month of November.

How to reach Guwahati

Guwahati by Air

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport, is the major airport in all of North East India. Which is located at a distance of 25 km from guwahati city. Taxi, bus and autos are available from the airport to guwahati city.

Guwahati by Railways

The nearest railhead to reach guwahati is the Guwahati railway station, located in the heart of guwahati city. Trains from all major cities of India are available to guwahati.

Guwahati by Road

There is a wide network of public and private bus services provide transport facilities to Guwahati. Buses, cabs and Taxis are available from all major place of North eastern states to Guwahati.

Where to stay in Guwahati

Several accommodations in wide range - luxury, cheap and budget hotels are available in Guwahati. Some of the best hotels available in Guwahati are :

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati

3-star hotel · M.G. Road,Opp. High Court

Ginger Hotel,Guwahati

Ginger Hotel,Guwahati

3-star hotel, IHM Campus, Upper Hengrabari

Gateway Grandeur

Hotel Gateway Grandeur, Guwahati

G.S.Road, Christian Basti

Radisson Blu Guwahati

Radisson Blu Hotel,Guwahati

National Highway 37, Gotanagar, Guwahati,

Pragati Manor

Pragati Manor

G.S Road, Christian Basti

Kiranshree Portico, Guwahati

Hotel Kiranshree Portico, Guwahati

3-star hotel · Near Nepal Mandir, Paltan Bazar

Hotel Dynasty

Hotel Dynasty, Guwahati

4-star hotel · SS Road, Lakhtokia

Hotel Rajmahal

Hotel Rajmahal, Guwahati

4-star hotel · A.T Road

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati

Hotel ROYALE de CASA, Guwahati

Beltola - Basistha Rd

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati

Rains Inn, Guwahati

2-star hotel · Solapara Road, Paltan Bazar

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati

HOTEL MILLENNIUM, Guwahati

Dhanuka Complex - B, Sati Joymati Road, Athgaon, Guwahati- 781001

Best places to visit near Guwahati

Sualkuchi

Sualkuchi

Situated at a distance of 35 km from Guwahati, Sualkuchi is known for the elusive Assamese silk woven here. The weaving custom of the place can be traced back to the 11th century, when King Dharmapal of the Pala Dynasty sponsored the craft and brought these families for weaving. The entire process of silk manufacturing, Starting from the early stages of cocoons to spinning, dyeing and weaving into exquisite mekhela chaddar, can be seen in the numerous cottage industries and indigenous workshops here.

Chandubi Lake

Chandubi Lake

Chandubi lake which is natural lake located in lower assam at a distance of 64 kilometers from the city of Guwahati. The lake is located at the foot of Garo hills surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya. The place is calm and peaceful covered by deep forest, tea garden and small and distinct villages. It is natural sight seeing and picnic spot. This lake attracts sizable amount of migratory birds during winter. a huge number of tourists visit the place to relax in the lap of nature.

Madan Kamdev Temple

Madan Kamdev Temple

Madan Kamdev Temple is a complex of 24 temples, located at a distance of 34 km from Guwahati. It is also known as the Khajuraho of Kamrup, as basic mortal weaknesses like love and passion, have been engraved in the walls of the temple just like those found in the Khajuraho temples (Madhya Pradesh). Studies have revealed that the ruins of the temple belonged Pala Dynasty around 10th or 12th century AD. Tourists from all over the world come to see and admire these stone carvings.

Surya Pahar

Surya Pahar

Suryapahar is situated at a distance of 140Kms from Guwahati. It would not be an exaggeration if the site Suryapahar is coined as "Ellora of the north east region. It is well Known to all of us that vallies in ancient India Were the cradle of human civilization since time immemorial, the way, the two great rivers Ganga and Indus and Their entire valley acted as cradles for growth of earliest civilization and culture in the north,

Hajo

Hajo

It is a place 24km from Guwahati, where both the Hindus and the Buddhists offer prayer in the same temple of Hayagriva Madhava, According to the Buddhist claim ,the image inside the temple is that of Buddha and the Hindus claim that the horseheaded form of the image is that of Vishnu. It is a rare instant to be Hindu temple and Muslim mosque in a close proximity.

Shillong

Shillong

Situated at a distance of 122 km from Guwahati, Shillong is a beautiful hill resort capped with fluffy clouds formally known as "the Scotland of east". The hilly terrain of Shillong is covered with blue hills, lush green valleys, winding lanes and splendid waterfalls. "Mawsynram" the place with highest rainfall is situated at a distance of 60km. from Shillong. Shillong is a favourite destination during Monsoon.
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kazirang tour

kaziranga National Park

Situated at a distance of 194 km from Guwahati, kaziranga National Park is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Assam, the natural habitat of the one-horned rhinoceros. This vivid mosaic of habitats, wet and dry, plain and hills, forests and grasslands supports numerous plant and animal species. The best season to visit this park is November to April.
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Manas National Park

Manash National Park

Situated at a distance of 200 km from Guwahati, Manas National Park is based on the foothills of the Bhutan-Himalayas in the state of Assam, with unique biodiversity and landscape is one of the first reserves included in the network of tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. It is a must visit destination for wildlife lovers which houses various species of rare flora and fauna.
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Orang National Park

Orang National Park

Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, is situated about 150 km from Guwahati and covers a total area of 78.81 sq km. The park is actually spread over two districts of Assam - Sonitpur and Darrang. Hence, the touring season is usually from November till April. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.

Tourist Map of Guwahati

Google map of Guwahati city.

Guwahati Tour Packages

Meghalaya tour

Exotic Assam - Meghalaya Tour

Starting from Rs 29,176

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Tour Assam

Magnificent Assam Tour

Starting from Rs 35,937

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Assam Tour

Wonder of Assam Tour

Starting from Rs 32,736

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