Lake / Backwaters
#20 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati
Distance (From Guwahati Railway Station): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Opposite To Assam State Museum
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Dighalipukhuri is a man-made lake situated at the heart of Guwahati city in the North East Indian state of Assam. Situated near Assam State Museum, it is one among the prominent places to visit in Guwahati.
The lake is rectangular in shape and the length of the lake is said to be about half a mile long. The name Dighalipukhuri is derived from two Assamese words, Dighol meaning long and Pukhuri meaning lake. According to legend, the lake was created by the King Bhagadatta of Pragjyotispura by digging a canal from the Brahmaputra River. Later, it is used as a navel yard by Ahom rulers. Its access to the Brahmaputra was eventually closed, and during colonial times, that portion was further filled on which the Circuit House and Gauhati High Court were built.
Dighalipukhuri Lake is emerging as a popular tourist destination as it is offering recreational activities like boat rowing championships and boat rides. Adjacent to the lake is an amusement park where children can play and have their share of fun. Tourists can have a wonderful evening here away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the scenic beauty of the spot.
Timings: 8 AM - 5.30 PM
Cost for Boating: Rs. 50 per person