Top things to do in Guwahati

Top Choice Assamese in Guwahati


The lunch thalis (₹280 to ₹525) at Paradise are archetypal Assamese spreads, bringing together a wide range of local culinary flavours on one platter. Try the subtly flavoured fish tenga (sour curry) and you’re boun…
North Indian in Guwahati


Inside the stately Dynasty hotel, this stylish upscale restaurant has delicious North Indian dishes, including excellent tandoori items, biryanis and plenty of vegetarian choices. Meals are served by waiters in Mugh…
Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Kamakhya Mandir

According to Hindu legend, when a distraught Shiva scattered the 108 (or 51) pieces of his deceased wife Sati's body across the land, her yoni (vagina) fell on Nilachal Hill, 8km west of central Guwahati. This makes…
Wildlife Reserve in Guwahati

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

This small wildlife sanctuary has a thriving population of some 130 one-horned rhinoceroses, plus around 2000 wild water buffalo and almost 2000 resident and migratory bird species. About 40km northeast of Guwahati,…
Adivasi in Guwahati


There are various cuisines here, including Tibetan, Chinese and biryanis, but what really stands out is the Naga tribal food. It's available as good-value thalis, which include chicken, pork or fish with bamboo shoo…
Museum in Guwahati

Assam State Museum

Housed in an imposing colonial-era building, the state museum has a large medieval sculpture collection and upper floors devoted to informative tribal-culture displays. In the Village Life of Assam section, you can …
Handicrafts in Guwahati

Maati Centre

Maati (Soil) supports the indigenous peoples of the Northeast through sales of their very appealing handicrafts – including saris, scarves, jewellery, ceramics, notebooks, bags and more. Many of the items are made b…
Assamese in Guwahati

Majulir Asanj

This reliable restaurant, about 200m off MRD Rd, specialises in the food of Majuli Island. Go for fish steamed in banana leaf or an Assamese thali (available with duck, chicken, or vegetarian). You'll find it opposi…
Books in Guwahati

Modern Book Depot

Check out this shop or United Publishers next door for a good selection of books in English, especially titles on Northeast India.
Assamese in Guwahati

Heritage Khorikaa

Named after Assamese khorikaa (barbecued dishes), this restaurant serves a selection of regional fare in upscale air-conditioned comfort. Try the barbecued small fish and delicious sesame-seed pork, or go for chicke…