We list the most awesome activities to participate in on your next trip to Guwahati.
Known as the gateway to the Seven Sisters, Guwahati is a beautiful city tucked between the picturesque hills of the Eastern Himalayas.One of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the North Eastern region, it is a little chaotic and noisy, but mesmerising at the same time.
Besides being an attraction in itself, the city is a vital tourist link point. During the peak seasons, the flights from all major cities including Delhi to Guwahati flights are heavily booked.
The city has a different charm in every season, but October to March are the best months to enjoy the most in this area. If you are planning a vacation here, do book your Delhi to Guwahati flights in advance.
Here are a few fun things you don’t want to miss when you are in Guwahati.
Nature and Wildlife Tours
The Brahmaputra plains and the Eastern Himalayan foothills of Assam are inhabited by rich flora and fauna.There are several well-designed jeep safari tours lasting a few hours that let you enjoy the magnificent natural beauty of some of the best national parks in India. The Kaziranga National Park, known as one of the most diverse wildlife sanctuaries in the country, is home to the famous one-horned rhinoceroses. Manas National Park, Orang National Park, and Nameri National Park are amongst others that attract wildlife enthusiasts from far and wide. Don’t forget to book your Delhi Guwahati flight well in time to be able to see these spots.
Home to the mighty Brahmaputra, Assam offers a host of water adventure activities. Rafting down the mystic and turbulent waters of the river and its tributaries is a thrilling experience. Boat racing is a very popular sport of the state of Assam, organised especially during local festivals. If you have a spirit for adventure, you can participate in these races. The ones looking for leisurely outings, can go for banana boat rides and river cruises.
Apart from being a culturally rich city, Guwahati is also a major economic and educational centre. Spend at least a week here to get the feel of the place.
* Spiritual destinations
While the tea gardens, wetlands and the national parks are located outside out the city, there are many ancient and famous temples within Guwahati that you must visit. The most popular one, the Kamakhya Temple on the Nilachal Hill in Western Guwahati, is a tourist magnet for people around the country. Dedicated to the tantric goddess Kamakhya, the temple is one of Sati’s 51 Shakti Peethas. The Navagraha Temple, located on the ChitrasalHill, is said to be the spot where astronomy’s nine celestial bodies are worshipped. Meanwhile, the Umananda Temple on Peacock Island on the Brahmaputra River, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. All these temples are centuries old and you will love them if you are a history or mythology aficionado.