Monday, 24 July 2017

Go Go Guwahati!

Go Go Guwahati!

Unparalleled beauty and scenic ambience will surely win your heart at the city of Guwahati. The capital of Assam has been a tourist hotspot in the east and the attraction doesn't seem to fade. Mountains form the backdrop of the city along with the undulating waterfalls, quite a striking imagery right?

If you are planning to go to Guwahati we give you all you need to know, from information on how to reach to the major attractions, best time to visit and other excursions!

Best Season!

The seasons in Guwahati have a charm of their own and the pleasant winters and moderate summers make for the best time to visit this dreamy land.

October to March -
> The best time to enjoy a holiday in Assam is usually in these months as the weather is pleasant.
> There are also other Magh Bihu celebrations during this time which is a splendid experience.

April to May -
> Moderate Climate throughout the season and the temperatures are not soaring high, making this period also a good time to jet off to Guwahati.

Tip! - June to October is the monsoon seasons and the prices of hotels and prices fall, however the water level increases and the continuous rain make it difficult to travel so this season is best avoided!

Pleasant and Moderate Climate is the best time to go!
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How to Reach!

Guwahati is well connected via airlines and other networks from many major cities in India.
> By Air - Nearest Airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati. Cabs and Taxi services are available to take you to any other destination in and around the city.

> By Railways - Major cities in India are connected to Guwahati via two major railway stations, Guwahati Junction and Kamakhya Junction.

> By Road - If you’re planning a road trip to Guwahati, NH31 is connected from the neighbouring states and to travel in and around Assam, there is NH37.

Tourist Attractions

Nature is abundant in the landscape of Assam and Guwahati has been blessed with plenty of it. There are variety of animal and plant species found in the sanctuaries and parks, temples and other religious places of importance and many other scenic destinations.

Temples of Hajo
Situated at some distance from the Brahmaputra river, Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage centre for Hindus, Buddhists and even Muslims.
> The most famous temple is the Madhava Temple at the Monikut Hill, dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also known for its beautiful architecture.

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Guwahati Planetarium
A must go for all astronomy and space lovers. The planetarium promises to be a fun and learning experience.
> The Sky watching sessions conducted by the experts at the planetarium, special shows projected on a dome shaped overhead screen are the star attraction of the Planetarium.

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Assam State Zoo
If wildlife interests you, this is a must go for you, Assam State Zoo houses some of the most endangered species.
>  The whiter tigers, one horned rhinos, Swamp tapirs and leopards are crowd favourites.

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Umananda Temple
Located in the Brahmaputra River, Umananda is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is built on peacock island, the world’s smallest inhabited riverine island making it an adventure trip in Assam.

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Kamakhya Temple
Kamakhya Temple has a lot of historical and archeological significance, therefore a definite place to visit in Assam.
> Kamakhya - Goddess of Desire, is said to have been born after Shiva’s altercation with Sati as one of the 51 shakti peethas.

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One of the landmarks in Assam, ISKON temple of Guwahati is called Shri Shri Rukmini Krishna. Like with many other temples, this too has a religious and architectural significance.
> Take part in the ‘Aarti’s’ and explore the vast temple, the interiors, the lush gardens.
> The visitors can have the 'prasadam' at the temple, various festivals such as Janmashtami and Jagannath yatra are celebrated at the temple.

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There you go! The North - East truly shines and Assam is a definite destination on the bucket list.
Check out Guwahati along with other beautiful places like Shillong and Cherrapunjee, making the best of your eastern adventure on!

Created By -
Namrita Singh

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