Tourist Attractions in Guwahati
Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and one of the fastest developing cities of India. Guwahati, the capital of Assam has many tourists attractions. Some of them are:
Ma Kamakhya Temple:
The most important temple which attracts pilgrims from all over the world . The temple is dedicated to the goddess Kamakshya or Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva. This temple stands on the Nilachala Hill. This temple is also known as centre for Tantric Hinduism of India.
Navagraha or temple of nine planets:
Navagraha Temple is located on the west of Chitrachal Hill. The temple of Nine Planets is the centre of astronomical and astrological research.
Vashistha Ashram is believed that the great saint Vashistha, the Guru of Rama, in the ancient times, had his ashram here. It is a pilgrim and natural scenic spot with three streams – the Sandhya, Lalita and the Kanta flowing nearby.
Hajo is situated only 24 kms from Guwahati city. Hajo is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists and the Muslims. The Buddha, according to one version, achieved his Nirvana here in Hayagriba Madhav temple. There is a Muslim mosque, too, held in great esteem by Muslims. The mosque is called Poa Mecca, considered equal in sanctity to one-fourth of the piety that one acquires by Haj at Mecca.
Sulakshi is situated 25km from Guwahati city, is the principal centre of silk production in Assam. In this village, almost every household is busy producing silk and garments made of silk. It is also famous for its brassware.
Mayong, known as the Land of Black Magic is a village in Marigaon district, Assam. It lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra approximately 40 km from the city of Guwahati. Once considered the cradle of black magic in India, Mayong is a tourist attraction because of its history. The origins of the name may be based on any of several sources including the Sanskrit word Maya (illusion). It is believes that in Mahabharata, Ghatotkacha took part in The Great Battle of Mahabharata with his magical powers learnt from Mayong.
Assam State Zoo :
The assam state zoo is located within the Guwahati city. It is one of the largest zoo of India.
Assam State Museum :
The Assam State Museum is located in the heart of Guwahati city. The museum was established an 1985. It exhibits the history of assam since the pre historic era. People can know the rich cultural heritage of assam when visit the museum.
Umananda temple :
Located in between the mighty river the Brahmputra in a Peacock island, Umananda Temple is just opposite side of the famous Kachari Ghat in Guwahati, Assam. This shiv temple was built by the famous Ahom King Gadadhar Singha (1681-1696), who was the husband of Sati joymati a great devout of shaivite.