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Distance (From Guwahati Railway Station): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: Atop Sarania Hills

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Guwahati Railway Station, ISKCON Temple is a Hindu temple situated on the top of Sarania hills in Ulubari area of Guwahati. Also known as Sri Sri Rukmini Krishna Temple, it is one of the popular ISKCON Temples in India and among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

The ISKCON Temple belongs to ISKCON society founded by Sri Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple is named after Rukmini, the wife of Lord Krishna. Inside the temple, one will find the beautifully attired idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Rukmini. Devotees can participate in all the activities of the temple irrespective of their caste and religion where the daily routines at ISKCON temple include aarti, chanting, bhajans and Bhagavad Gita discourses.

The stark white exterior of the marble-floored temple makes it a landmark of the locality. Scenic surroundings with abundance of greenery add to its beauty. There are various halls inside the temple for preaching the teachings of the society which is based on Vaishnavism. Personality development and stress management classes are also conducted here. There is also a tourist souvenir shop from where books and other religious articles can be bought.

Krishna Janmashtami, Jagannath Rath Yatra and Holi are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in the temple. During the Janmashtami festival, lots of programs and competitions are conducted for about a week. Tourists can walk down or hire a taxi or rickshaw to reach the temple. There is a flight of stairs leading to the temple from the entrance and elders may need assistance to reach the temple.

Timings: 4.30 AM - 12.30 PM & 4.30 PM - 8.30 PM