Guwahati attractions

Museum in Guwahati

Assam State Museum

Housed in an imposing colonial-era building, this museum has a large sculpture collection and upper floors devoted to informative tribal-culture displays. In the anthropological galleries, you can walk through recon…
Wildlife Reserve in Guwahati

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Only 40km northeast of Guwahati, this small wildlife sanctuary has a thriving population of nearly 100 one-horned rhinoceroses. Getting into the park involves a jeep safari, or a boat ride over the river boundary an…
Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Kamakhya Mandir

According to Hindu legend, when an enraged Shiva divided his deceased wife Sati’s body into 108 pieces and scattered them across the land, her yoni (vagina) fell on Kamakhya Hill. This makes Kamakhya Mandir one of t…
Area in Guwahati

Old Guwahati

This quaint area of Guwahati, bordering the Brahmaputra River, is best explored on foot. Walk past the beehive dome of the Courthouse, which rises above attractive Dighulipukhuri Park. The nearby Guwahati Planetariu…
Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Umananda Mandir

The temple complex sits on a small, forested river island, accessed by a 15-minute ferry ride (₹20 return, half-hourly 8am to 4.30pm) from Kachari Ghat, which itself offers attractive afternoon river views. Many vis…
Notable Building in Guwahati

Guwahati Planetarium

The Guwahati Planetarium looks somewhere between a mosque and a landed UFO but has impressive shows peeking into the universe.
Park in Guwahati

Dighulipukhuri Park

Located in the heart of Old Guwahati, mildly attractive Dighulipukhuri Park has boating facilities.
Area in Guwahati

Kachari Ghat

This serene pier on the riverbank flanks the district of Old Guwahati.
Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Nepali Mandir

This is a Hindu temple at the western end of HPB Rd, by the Bharalu River.
Pier in Guwahati

Panbazar Ghat

This pier on the bank of the Brahmaputra River flanks Old Guwahati.