A cosmopolitan outlook, ponds, palm trees and single-storey traditional houses are the first few visuals you come across when in Guwahati. It seems like the elders in the society can never be wrong. They once named Guwhati Pragyotishpur (Light of the East), and we believe that Guwahati has lived up to this title. This is the largest city in the northeast and blends in the old colonial charm with concrete structures.
Guwahati is well known for religious places like Kamakhya Temple located on the Nilachal Hill. It is over 2200 years old and according to the locals, the goddess menstruates once every year at this temple. Umanada Temple situated on Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River is also a famous religious place in Guwahati. This quiet place of worship is named after and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The name ‘Umananda’ comes from the two Hindi words ‘uma’ – Lord Shiva’s wife and ‘ananda’ meaning happiness. The Umananda temple is nestled in the laps of this serene island whose shores are washed by the mighty Brahmaputras. Apart from temples in Guwahati, tourists also love visiting the Assam State Museum, previously Assam Provincial Museum located in the southern end of Dighalipukhuri tank or the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. The Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti in 1940. The Guwahati Planetarium is also one of the places of attractions in Guwahati. It is one of its kind center of astronomical education and research in Assam and the entire North-Eastern region of India. The Guwahati Planetarium is unrivaled in Assam and rest of northeast India with its distinctive dome and sloping walls that sets it apart in the skyline of the area. Another famous place to visit in Guwahati is Dighalipukhuri. It is a rectangular man-made pond that is about half a mile long. Dighalipukhuri is occupied altogether area of garden and pond between 17-18 bigha lands.
Spend your vacation in the wilderness just at the banks of Brahmaputra River. We are sure this place will create a beautiful memory to last a lifetime.
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