Best places to visit near Guwahati

Sualkuchi

Sualkuchi

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 Dharmapala 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 chadar, can be seen in the numerous cottage industries and indigenous workshops here.

Chandubi Lake

Chandubi Lake

Chandubi lake which is natural lake located in lower Assam at a distance of 64 kilometres 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 sightseeing and picnic spot. This lake attracts a 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

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.

Surya Pahar

Surya Pahar

Suryapahar is situated at a distance of 140 Km from Guwahati. It would not be an exaggeration if the site Suryapahar is coined as "Ellora of the NorthEast region". It is well known to all of us that Indua valley in ancient India was 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 the growth of earliest civilization and culture in the north.

Hajo

Hajo

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 horse-headed form of the image is that of Vishnu. It is a rare instant to be Hindu temple and Muslim mosque in a close proximity.

Shillong

Shillong

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 the East". The hilly terrain of Shillong is covered with blue hills, lush green valleys, winding lanes and splendid waterfalls. "Mawsynram" the place with the highest rainfall is situated at a distance of 60km. from Shillong. Shillong is a favourite destination during Monsoon.
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kazirang tour

kaziranga National Park

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 support numerous plant and animal species. The best season to visit this park is November to April.
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Manas National Park

Manash National Park

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.
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Orang National Park

Orang National Park

Orang Wildlife Sanctuary has 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 to 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.