Places to visit in Guwahati are:
The city is also enriched with the beauty of several river Island which adds an extra attention and makes the trip more delightful and adventurous. Among them are :
The summer season in Assam starts from the month of May and extends till the end of August. Summer is generally fry and humid. But Cool wind always blows here due to its proximatey from the Brahamputra river, The average temperature during summer is between 35 and 38 degree Celsius. Light cotton clothes are the best option during summers.
Guwahati received moderate to heavy rainfall during the monsoon months of May to September. You can travel to Guwahati during this time too as the hotel and flight rates are comparatively cheaper during this time. You might not be able to go for the Brahmaputra River cruise if the weather is bad and the water level of the river rises.
The winter season at the place comes in the month of Decembe and stays till the month of February. This is the best time to enjoy a holiday in Assam. The weather is mostly pleasant with minimum temperature barely reaching five Degrees Celsius. The Magh bihu or Bhogali bihu is celebrated during January while the Kati or Kangali bihu is celebrated during the month of November.
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport, is the major airport in all of North East India. Which is located at a distance of 25 km from guwahati city. Taxi, bus and autos are available from the airport to guwahati city.
The nearest railhead to reach guwahati is the Guwahati railway station, located in the heart of guwahati city. Trains from all major cities of India are available to guwahati.
There is a wide network of public and private bus services provide transport facilities to Guwahati. Buses, cabs and Taxis are available from all major place of North eastern states to Guwahati.
Several accommodations in wide range - luxury, cheap and budget hotels are available in Guwahati. Some of the best hotels available in Guwahati are :
Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati
3-star hotel · M.G. Road,Opp. High Court
3-star hotel, IHM Campus, Upper Hengrabari
Hotel Gateway Grandeur, Guwahati
G.S.Road, Christian Basti
Radisson Blu Hotel,Guwahati
National Highway 37, Gotanagar, Guwahati,
G.S Road, Christian Basti
Hotel Kiranshree Portico, Guwahati
3-star hotel · Near Nepal Mandir, Paltan Bazar
Hotel Dynasty, Guwahati
4-star hotel · SS Road, Lakhtokia
Hotel Rajmahal, Guwahati
4-star hotel · A.T Road
Hotel ROYALE de CASA, Guwahati
Beltola - Basistha Rd
Rains Inn, Guwahati
2-star hotel · Solapara Road, Paltan Bazar
HOTEL MILLENNIUM, Guwahati
Dhanuka Complex - B, Sati Joymati Road, Athgaon, Guwahati- 781001
Situated at a distance of 35 km from Guwahati, Sualkuchi is known for the elusive Assamese silk woven here. The weaving custom of the place can be traced back to the 11th century, when King Dharmapal of the Pala Dynasty sponsored the craft and brought these families for weaving. The entire process of silk manufacturing, Starting from the early stages of cocoons to spinning, dyeing and weaving into exquisite mekhela chaddar, can be seen in the numerous cottage industries and indigenous workshops here.
Chandubi lake which is natural lake located in lower assam at a distance of 64 kilometers from the city of Guwahati. The lake is located at the foot of Garo hills surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya. The place is calm and peaceful covered by deep forest, tea garden and small and distinct villages. It is natural sight seeing and picnic spot. This lake attracts sizable amount of migratory birds during winter. a huge number of tourists visit the place to relax in the lap of nature.
Madan Kamdev Temple
Madan Kamdev Temple is a complex of 24 temples, located at a distance of 34 km from Guwahati. It is also known as the Khajuraho of Kamrup, as basic mortal weaknesses like love and passion, have been engraved in the walls of the temple just like those found in the Khajuraho temples (Madhya Pradesh). Studies have revealed that the ruins of the temple belonged Pala Dynasty around 10th or 12th century AD. Tourists from all over the world come to see and admire these stone carvings.
Suryapahar is situated at a distance of 140Kms from Guwahati. It would not be an exaggeration if the site Suryapahar is coined as "Ellora of the north east region. It is well Known to all of us that vallies in ancient India Were the cradle of human civilization since time immemorial, the way, the two great rivers Ganga and Indus and Their entire valley acted as cradles for growth of earliest civilization and culture in the north,
It is a place 24km from Guwahati, where both the Hindus and the Buddhists offer prayer in the same temple of Hayagriva Madhava, According to the Buddhist claim ,the image inside the temple is that of Buddha and the Hindus claim that the horseheaded form of the image is that of Vishnu. It is a rare instant to be Hindu temple and Muslim mosque in a close proximity.
Situated at a distance of 122 km from Guwahati, Shillong is a beautiful hill resort capped with fluffy clouds formally known as "the Scotland of east". The hilly terrain of Shillong is covered with blue hills, lush green valleys, winding lanes and splendid waterfalls. "Mawsynram" the place with highest rainfall is situated at a distance of 60km. from Shillong. Shillong is a favourite destination during Monsoon.
Situated at a distance of 194 km from Guwahati, kaziranga National Park is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Assam, the natural habitat of the one-horned rhinoceros. This vivid mosaic of habitats, wet and dry, plain and hills, forests and grasslands supports numerous plant and animal species. The best season to visit this park is November to April.
Situated at a distance of 200 km from Guwahati, Manas National Park is based on the foothills of the Bhutan-Himalayas in the state of Assam, with unique biodiversity and landscape is one of the first reserves included in the network of tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. It is a must visit destination for wildlife lovers which houses various species of rare flora and fauna.
Orang National Park
Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, is situated about 150 km from Guwahati and covers a total area of 78.81 sq km. The park is actually spread over two districts of Assam - Sonitpur and Darrang. Hence, the touring season is usually from November till April. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.
Google map of Guwahati city.