Guwahati, a sprawling city in Assam situated beside the Brahmaputra River is one of the entertaining tourist destinations in Northeast India. It is popularly known for its temples, making it a popular pilgrimage destination, and river cruises. Guwahati offers places worth visiting and draws visitors from all around the globe.
There is no better place to learn about state’s history and cultural heritage than at a museum. Also known as the Assam Rajyik State Museum, the State Museum in Guwahati Assam, is one of the biggest museums in India that you must visit. This interesting city is also popular for the State Zoo cum Botanical Garden that is always flooded with tourists who come to witness the picturesque landscapes, water bodies and large enclosures. While exploring these places in Guwahati, do not miss visiting one of the oldest parks in Assam, the Nehru Park. Located opposite of Cotton College in Panbazar area it is highly popular for its scenic beauty and musical fountain. With 25 concrete sculptures around the park depicting the dance forms of Assam, this park is worth visiting. Another interesting place is the Guwahati Planetarium, a centre of astronomical education and research in Assam located at M G Road in Guwahati. A highlight at Guwahati Planetarium is its special shows projected on a dome-shaped overhead screen.
The sacred Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati also magnetizes people from across the globe. Dedicated to mother Kamakhya this temple is the centre of tantra worship and a must visit place in Assam. Assam is well known for wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, Assam tea and religious places. Some of the most visited religious places apart from the holy Kamakhya Temple are the Umananda Temple at the famous Peacock Island in Brahmaputra River and the Navagraha Temple that lies on top of Chitrachal Hill in South Guwahati. If you are someone interested in historical sites, you must visit the Guwahati War Cemetery that has graves of soldiers and Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War. Some of the other enchanted places not very far from Guwahati that you must not miss visiting are Tezpur, Sualkuchhi, Nalbari etc.
Assam is one great holiday destination that is home to one horned rhino, bewitching landscapes, large water bodies and spectacular places to visit. It is as asset to the country, a place worth visiting.
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