Guwahati, a very important city in northeast India and possibly the gateway to entire North Eastern India is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Kamrup, the Indian God of Love. The pride of Assam Kaziranga National Park is situated here and 200 kilometres from here is a renowned pilgrim place called Kamakhya Temple. Guwahati is a place with pleasant climate all over the year and the best time to visit Guwahati is between October and April.
The Kamakhya Temple
Kamakhya temple is one of the most important Shakti Shrine in India and is one of the 51 Shakti peethas. It is located on the Nilachala parvat. The most striking feature of this temple is that it does not contain any idol of the goddess Shakti but has a carved image of yoni, the reproductive organ of goddess Shakti and is an object of reverence in the temple. Another interesting feature and the temple is the shikara which closely resembles a beehive.
Sri Purva Tirupathi Balaji Temple
This Temple located at lokhra betkuchi is the most recent addition to the list of temples in Guwahati is imposing structure in pure white and is simply indescribable. The idol of Lord Balaji who is the main deity of Sri purva tirupati Balaji temple is carved out of a single rock weighing 4 tons. The temple constructed in traditional South Indian style has Lord Ganesha rising to a height of 8 feet and Rajagopuram rising to 70 feet and they are close to the entranc
Assam state zoo
The Assam state zoo also known as Guwahati zoo located near RJ baruah road is one of the most visited attractions in the City. This state run zoo has a pleasant and peaceful environment well suited for the animals that live. Asiatic lions, The Royal Bengal tiger, one horned Indian rhinoceros, stump tailed macaque and many reptiles are a few among the animal species that you can see here. This zoo is open on all days from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is closed only on Fridays and the timing changes from 8 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening in winter.
A channel of the Brahmaputra river forms a permanent natural lake on the south side of Guwahati. The lake designated as a ramsar wetland of international importance is also the state’s first Bird sanctuary and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. A couple of endangered species of birds like the black necked stork adjutant stork and large whistling teal are a few of the reasons why this lake is given the title of ramsar wetland. This lake being accessible from almost all parts of Gauhati is home to over 50 species of fish belonging to 19 families is another of the lake’s characteristics.