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#1 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 9 km from Guwahati Railway Station, the Kamakhya Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located atop Nilachal hill in Guwahati city of Assam, India. Also called Kamrup-Kamakhya, it is one of the most sacred places of Pilgrimage in India and among the top places to visit in Guwahati.

Dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya, the Kamakhya temple is considered as the most sacred and oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas on earth. Also revered as 'Bleeding Goddess', it is one of the most revered shrines of Shakti in India and is also an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus, especially for Tantric worshipers. According to mythology, Kamakhya Temple denotes the spot where the yoni of Goddess Sati fell after Shiva danced with her corpse. It is a part of the four most important Shakti Peethas, the other being the Vimala Temple in Puri, Sthana Khanda in Brahmapur, Odisha and Dakhina Kalika in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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#2 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 3 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Umananda Temple is a prominent Hindu temple located on Peacock Island in the middle of mighty Brahmaputra River in Guwahati city of Assam. It is one of popular temples in Assam and among the top places to visit in Guwahati.

Placed atop the Bhasmakuta or Bhasmachala Hill, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the most revered temple in the entire state of Assam. The Umananda Temple was built in 1694 AD by Borphukan Garhganya Handique on the order of the King Gadadhar Singha who was one of the strongest rulers of Ahom dynasty. A devastating earthquake destroyed the original temple in 1897 and was later rebuilt by a rich merchant who was a devotee of Lord Shiva.

Legend says that, Lord Shiva resided on this island as Bhayananda. It is said that at the beginning of creation, Lord Shiva sprinkled ashes here and imparted the supreme knowledge to his wife, Parvati. Another legend says that, once Lord Shiva was meditating on .....

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Heritage

#3 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 11 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Saraighat Bridge is bridge constructed over Brahmaputra River in the city of Guwahati, Assam. It is one of the historical places in Guwahati and among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

Saraighat Bridge is the first rail-cum-road bridge constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati. This is the vital link between North East region and the rest of the country. The bridge was built for the North Frontier Railway. Designed by B.C. Ganguly, the construction of Saraighat Bridge was started in 1958 and was opened to traffic in 1962 by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Built immediately after the Indo-Chinese war it has already completed 50 years of its existence in 2012. It also has historical importance as it is the place where fight between the Mughals and the Ahoms took place.

Saraighat Bridge is a double decker bridge which is around 2 km long with national highways 31 & 27 run on top and railway tracks below. .....

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Museum

#5 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 11 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Regional Science Centre is an activity driven non formal science museum situated at Jawahar Nagar in the city of Guwahati. Popularly known as Science Museum, it is one of the top museums in Assam and among the best Guwahati Tourist Places.

The Regional Science Centre was established in 1994 to educate children regarding the impact of science and technology. It is one of India's 27 science centers administered by the National Council of Science Museum, Government of India. It has interactive exhibits related to science education as well as prehistoric life. The major attractions of this science center include magic tap, cliff lift, fun mirror and the coalmine. The museum also provides an insight into the works of some of the renowned Indian and great scientists of the world.

The center boasts of a vibrant science park, a prehistoric park, 3D science movies and science shows. The indoor as well as outdoor expositions .....

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Museum

#8 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 11 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra is a non-profit cultural institution in the Panjabari area of Guwahati, Assam. Named after the medieval poet-playwright and reformer Srimanta Sankardeva, it is the largest cultural congregation of the north east India and is also one of the well-known places to visit in Guwahati.

Built in 1990s, the Kalakshetra was built in the memory of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankardeva and his contribution towards the spiritual and cultural upliftment of Assam and its people. The institution attempts to preserve, restore, and promote the rich cultural heritage of the diverse ethnic communities inhabiting Assam. It is governed by a group of executives, selected by the Assam Government's Cultural Department and is headed by a Director of the Assam Civil Service or Indian Administrative Service cadre.

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Wildlife

#9 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 6 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is a zoological park located in Guwahati, Assam. Popularly called as Guwahati Zoo, it is the largest zoo in the North East region and among the prime Guwahati Tourist Places.

The Assam State Zoo was established in the year 1957 and was open to public in the year 1958. Spreads over an area of 175 hectare, the zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest area of Guwahati. Initially, it had 42 animals and 236 birds. Now, the zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world. The Zoo has launched the scheme of animal adoption in the year 2005. Often referred as 'Green Lung', it hosts several awareness activities and is involved in animal welfare and education.

The Zoo is also home to several endangered and rare animal and bird species. The major exhibits of this zoo are one horned Indian rhinoceros, tiger, .....

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Museum

#12 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 1 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Assam State Museum is a museum located at the southern end of Dighalipukhuri tank in Guwahati, Assam. Also known as Assam Rajyik State Museum, it is one of the popular museums of North East India and among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

The Museum was established as a non-government body by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society) in 1940. The museum was developed under the presidency of Kanklal Baruah and it was taken over by State Government soon after his death in the year 1953. The museum offers an insight into the rich culture and heritage of North East India. The Assam State Museum has a huge collection of antiques dating back to the prehistoric times.

The museum features several sections such as Epigraphy, Sculptures, Miscellaneous, Natural History, Crafts, Anthropology & Folk Art & Arms section. The Manuscript section displays the ancient manuscripts such as Assamese, Tai, and Myanmarese. Arms .....

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Backwaters

#16 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 2 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Brahmaputra River Cruise is a cruise ride in the mighty Brahmaputra River at Guwahati, Assam. It is one of the main attractions and among the popular things to do in Guwahati.

One of the world's greatest rivers, the Brahmaputra River runs for 1800 miles from its source in the Tibetan Himalayas to the delta in the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the navigable rivers which support cruises. The mighty Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Guwahati which divides the city into two halves. But the most appealing part of Brahmaputra, for tourists and locals alike, is the surreal boat cruises on its resplendent waters.

There are different types of short cruise rounds that you would love to go for like Lunch Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Dinner Cruise, Candlelight Cruise etc. This one hour long cruise is a miniature cruise and great experience with cool breeze on the deck, live music, nice food, serene views and a brief narration on the history and .....

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#19 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 9 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Mandir is a beautiful Hindu Temple situated at Ahom Gaon area of Guwahati in Assam. It is one of the popular temples in Guwahati.

Dedicated Lord Venkateswara, Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Mandir was built in the year 1998. Sprawling over 2 acres, the temple is considered as the replica of the original Tirupati Balaji Temple. This white colored temple is built in the similar architectural style of the South Indian temples. The temple has a Rajagopuram (70 feet in height), a Maha Mandapam, an Ardha Mandapam, and the Sanctorum.

There is a Ganesha Temple at the entrance of the complex. The main temple is the home of Lord Balaji. The deity inside the sanctum sanctorum is carved out of a single stone that weighs more than 4 tonnes. Besides, there are also the temples of Goddess Padmavati and Garuda- the vahana of Lord Balaji inside the premises. A recent addition to the temple complex is the Yagasala that .....

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Backwaters

#20 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

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 .....

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Wildlife

#22 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 18 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Deepor Beel is a fresh water lake situated to the south-west of Guwahati city in Assam state. Also spelt as Dipor Bil, it is considered as one of the largest lakes in the Brahmaputra valley of Western Assam and among the picturesque places to visit in Guwahati.

Deepor Beel or Dipor Bil is a permanent freshwater lake, which is the erstwhile water channel of River Brahmaputra. Dipor Bil has a total area of 40 Sq. Km of which 4.14 Sq. Km declared as a Bird Sanctuary by Assam Government in 1989. In November 2002, it was listed as a Ramsar site due to its rich wetland biodiversity. Again, considering the varieties of bird species found in the beel, Birdlife International has also declared Dipor Bil as an Important Bird Area (IBA). It is claimed that Beel was an important dockyard of the TaiAhom as well as the Mughals.

In Assamese language, Beel means a huge lake and it is known to be one of the largest Beels in the Brahmaputra .....

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Shopping

#25 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 1 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Fancy Bazaar is a bustling market situated in the heart of Guwahati city. It is one of the oldest markets in Guwahati and among the most happening places in Guwahati.

Popularly known as Phaasi Bazaar by the locals, Fancy Bazaar is a true shopping paradise for the city dwellers and is a hub for a wide assortment of wholesale products. One can get all kinds of stuff here from branded clothes to shoes, cosmetics to bicycles, ribbons to safety pins and the latest in electronic items like mobiles, watches and laptops. Also, one can shop genuine Assamese silk sarees from Government approved retail outlets. In spite of the emerging mall culture in the city, this market hasn't lost its sheen and continues to cater to the shopping needs of Guwahati people. It is very crowded during the evenings especially on Fridays & Saturdays.

The Masjid Lane area of Fancy Bazaar is famous for the gadgets and gizmos. For all the techno freaks, .....

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#4 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

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 .....

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#6 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 3 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Navagraha Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated on Chitrachal Hill in the south eastern part of the city of Guwahati. It is one of the famous navagraha temples in Assam and among the popular places of pilgrimage in Guwahati.

The Navagraha Temple is dedicated to the nine celestial bodies which is called Navagraha in Hindu mythology. Navagraha Temple was built by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in the late 18th century. The Silpukhuri Tank that is located close by was also excavated under the orders of the king to provide water to the devotees who come to pay homage to the Gods. During a devastating earthquake in Assam the temple tower was destroyed. However, it was later rebuilt during the late 1923-45.

Also known as the abode of Surya, the Navagraha Temple in Guwahati was built in beehive shaped architecture. The red colored dome shaped temple has nine lingas inside the sanctum sanctorum, representing the nine Celestial bodies. .....

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#7 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 14 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Basistha Temple is an ancient temple situated at Beltola in the south-east corner of Guwahati city. Located near Garbhanga Reserve Forest, it is one of the oldest temples in Assam and among the most popular places to visit in Guwahati.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Basistha Temple is situated in the premises of Basistha ashram. The temple was constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in 1764 CE. The king also gifted 835 bighas of land to the ashram. The history of the Basistha Ashram where the temple is located dates back to the Vedic age. According to legend the ashram was founded by sage Vasistha and is believed to be the home of the sage. It is believed that the great saint was died at this ashram.

The temple is built in the typical Kamrup architecture. Lord Shiva is consecrated in the form of lingam in the main sanctum. The temple stands on the bank of mountain stream which originates from the hills of Meghalaya which in .....

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#10 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 7 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Bhubaneswari Temple is an ancient temple situated in Guwahati city of Assam. Located atop the Nilachal Hills, a bit higher than the famous Kamakhya Temple, it is one of the prominent Hindu Temples in Guwahati.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhubaneswari or Bhuvaneswari. According to Hindu Mythology, Goddess Bhuvaneswari is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi. She is the queen or the feminine ruler of the universe. The entire Universe is said to be her body and all beings are her ornaments.

The stone structure is quite similar to the Kamakhya Temple, and it offers tranquil surroundings for the devotees and tourists to enjoy. Many tourists prefer to trek upwards to the temple from Kamakhya which is one kilometer away. One will also get a panoramic view of the city and the Brahmaputra River from the Bhuvaneswari Temple. The temple also attracts a large number of devotees and tourists from around .....

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#11 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 1.5 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Sukreswar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Guwahati, Assam. Perched atop Sukreswar hill, it is one of the famous Shiva temples in Guwahati and among the top places to visit in Guwahati.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Sukreswar Temple was constructed in 1744 CE by the Ahom king Pramatta Singha. King Rajeswar Singha made financial provisions for the temple in 1759. The temple is known for having one of the largest Shiva Lingams in India. According to the legend, this temple is believed to be the place where sage Sukra worshipped Lord Shiva. As per the Kalika Purana, the hillock where the saint used to pray is called Hastagiri as it has the shape like the hump of an elephant.

The temple is located towards the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River and provides a picturesque view of the mighty river. The Sukreswar Temple complex also has a Vishnu temple and many halls for conducting rituals and pujas. The embankment .....

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#13 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 1.5 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Ugratara Temple is a Hindu temple located in the western side of Jorpukhuri tanks in the heart of Guwahati city. Situated in Uzan Bazar, it is one of the most sacred Shakti temples in Assam and among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

Dedicated to Sati Devi, Ugratara Temple was built by Ahom ruler, Shiva Singha in the year 1725 AD. A tank known as Jorpukhuri, built by the king, is situated to the east of the temple. Due to an earthquake, the upper section of the temple was destroyed, after which the present temple has undergone several renovations and modifications. The main sanctum of the temple has no image or idol. A small pit filled with water is considered as the Goddess. There is also a Shiva Temple beside the main temple.

Ugratara Temple is one of the seven Shakti peethas described in Kalika Purana. It is believed that this is the spot where the novel of Goddess Sati fell after Shiva danced with her corpse. According .....

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Park

#14 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 1 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Nehru Park is a public park located at Pan Bazar area of Guwahati in the state of Assam. Situated opposite to Cotton College, it is one of the best places to visit in Guwahati.

Named after the first prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the park is established in 2004. Earlier, the area of the park was part of an old church that was later developed by the Assam Government.

The park offers peaceful and calm environment to relax and is good for recreational purposes. There are around 45 statues in the park that depicts the various dance forms of Assam including Bihu, Deodhani, Ojapali, Bor Taal and Jhumur. The park also has jogging track, rock garden, musical fountain and an open air theater.

Timings: 10 AM - 8 PM, Closed on Thursdays

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Adults & Rs. 5 for Children

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Heritage

#15 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 2.5 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Guwahati War Cemetery is a cemetery located in the Silpukhuri area of Guwahati, Assam. Situated on Navagraha Road, it is one of the must visit places in Guwahati and among the historical places to visit in Assam.

The Cemetery was started during the Second World War for burials from the several military hospitals posted in the area. Later, other graves were brought in by the Army Graves Service. There are now 486 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, 25 burials are unidentified. The cemetery also contains 24 Chinese war graves, and two non-war graves. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission with its head office in the UK.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

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Backwaters

#17 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 58 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Chandubi Lake is a natural lake located in Kamrup district of Assam. Situated at the foothills of Garo hills, it is one of the beautiful lakes in Assam and among the best places to experience Guwahati Tourism.

Chandubi Lake was formed in 1897 during the devastating earthquake in Assam. According to the locals, Chandubi was a hilly area with five mountains before 1897. The five mountains had sunken into the ground during the earthquake and form the lake. The name Chandubi is derived from two words where Chand means five and Dubi means sinking in Khasi language. The lake is measured to be as deep as 8 metres and the area is around 448 hectare.

Surrounded by deep forests, small villages, and mesmerizing tea gardens, Chandubi Lake is considered an ideal spot for a picnic amidst nature. The chief attraction of the lake is the natural lagoon that has been formed in the lake. The lake offers fishing and rowing in the lake for visitors. .....

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Heritage

#18 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 37 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Madan Kamdev is an archaeological site located at Baihata Chairali in Kamrup district of Assam. Also known as Mini Khajuraho of Assam, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Assam and among the must visit Guwahati Tourist Places.

Scattered on Dewangiri hillock, Madan Kamdev is famous for its impressive archaeological ruins and stone sculptures. The exact history of the origin of the temples is not known, but it has been estimated that the temple complex was built in 9th-10th century during Pal dynasty of Kamarupa. People were not aware of Madan Kamdev till 1970 because the ruins were hidden in the trees and bushes of the thick forest. It was in the year 1977, an excavation project conducted by the Indian Archaeological Department led to the discovery of the ruins of the temple. The ASI took over the charge of conservation of the temple in 1986.

Spreads over a length of half a kilometer, Madan Kamadev complex has .....

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Wildlife

#21 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 40 km from Guwahati, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a small wildlife reserve located at Pabitara in Morigaon district of Assam. Situated in the floodplains of the mighty Brahmaputra River, it is one of popular wildlife reserves in Assam and among the must visit places in Guwahati.

Home to world's highest density of rhinoceros, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a small heaven for the wildlife lovers. It is one of the two treasure troves of the famed and endangered one-horned Rhinos in Assam other being Kaziranga. Originally, Pobitora was a grazing reserve for cattle of erstwhile Nagaon district and came into limelight during the year 1961-62 for sighting of One Horned Rhino. Comprising 38.83 square kilometers, it was declared as reserve forest in 1971 and eventually got the wildlife sanctuary status in 1987.

The sanctuary is divided into three distinct categories: forest, grassland and water bodies or beels. Only about 13% of the total area is under tree cover .....

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Shopping

#23 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 31 km from Guwahati, Sualkuchi is a census town in Kamrup district in the Indian state of Assam. Situated on the banks of River Brahmaputra, it is one of the beautiful places to visit near Guwahati.

Often called as 'Manchester of Assam', Sualkuchi is one of the largest weaving villages in the world as it has large number of cottage handloom industries. The weaving tradition in this hamlet was started in 11th century when king Dharma Pal of the Pala dynasty, sponsored the craft and brought 26 weaving families from Tantikuchi to Sualkuchi. Later, Sualkuchi emerged as a complete silk weaving town by the 17th century AD under the rule of Ahom kings.

This picturesque village is a haven for silk fabrics ranging from the golden Muga to the ivory white 'Pat' and the light beige 'Eri' or 'Endi' silks. Out of which, Muga & Eri, also known as Ahimsa Silk are native only to Assam. The village has around 30,000 functional weaving looms, and holds the record of producing .....

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#24 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 31 km from Guwahati, Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage center located on the banks of Brahmaputra Rive near Guwahati in Assam. It is one of the best places to visit near Guwahati and among the best places of Pilgrimage in Assam.

Hajo is an important religious destination for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. There are quite a few temples in Hajo and all enjoy the reverence of their devotees. Most famous is the Hayagriva Madhava Temple atop the Monikut hill. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Hayagriva Madhava Temple is also known for its typical architecture. It attracts both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. The giant ancient turtle in this temple is quite popular. Some Buddhists believe that this temple is the place where Buddha achieved nirvana. The temple is said to house Gautama Buddha's relics. Visitors need to climb a fleet of stairs to reach the temple.

Another prominent place in Hajo is the Powa Mecca mosque. According to the inscription on the wall of the mosque, it .....

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#26 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 24 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Sri Aswaklanta Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located on the banks of River Brahmaputra in North Guwahati. It is one of the popular places of Pilgrimage in Assam and among the best places to visit in Guwahati.

Aswaklanta Temple was built by the Ahom King Shiva Singha in 1720. The temple was damaged in the great earth quake of Assam in 1897. But it was repaired in 1901 under patronage of Lord Curzon, then viceroy of Assam. Earlier, there was a Kunda or a sacrificial space in the spot, which has been washed away by the River Brahmaputra.

According to mythology, when Lord Krishna was searching for Narakasur, his horse felt tired here where Aswaklanta temple is located now. Aswa means 'horse' and Klanta means 'tired' in Assamese language. Hence, the place got the name Aswa-Klanta. According to another legend, Arjuna, the third of the Pandavas was persuaded to stay here, so that his son Abhimanyu could be killed in the war. .....

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Wildlife

#27 of 27 Places to Visit in Guwahati

At a distance of 134 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Manas National Park is a national park situated at the Himalayan foothills of Assam in India. Also called as Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Assam and among the nine tiger reserves in India.

Manas National Park is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. It is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The name of the park is originated from the Manas River, which is named after the serpent goddess Manasa. The Manas River is a major tributary of Brahmaputra River, which passes through the heart of the national park. The park is divided into three ranges. The western range is based at Panbari, the central at Basbari near Barpeta Road, and the eastern at Bhuiyapara near Pathsala.

Earlier, the park was the hunting ground for the Cooch Behar Royal family and Raja of Gauripur. .....

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