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)…
Must see attractions in Guwahati
- KKamakhya Mandir
- PPobitora 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…
- AAssam 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…
- DDighalipukhuri Park
The mildly attractive Dighalipukhuri Park has boating facilities. The lake was once connected by a channel to the Brahmaputra and was used as a naval…
- UUgratara Mandir
The red-coloured Ugratara Mandir was built in 1725 to enshrine the spot where the goddess Sati's navel is believed to have fallen when her distraught…
- UUmananda Mandir
The temple complex sits on a small forested island, accessed by a 15-minute ferry ride from Umananda Ghat. Many visitors feel that the Shiva temple, which…
- CChrist Church
The pretty, half-timbered Christ Church, with pointed, wood-framed windows, is one of Northeast India's oldest churches, founded in 1844. Rebuilt twice…
- SSati Radhika Prasanti Udyan
Between the riverbank and Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Rd in Uzanbazar, this sliver of peaceful, tree-shaded park is police patrolled and particularly popular with…
- GGateway of Assam
This arched construction on the Brahmaputra was built to welcome British viceroy Lord Northbrook when he arrived by river steamer from Kolkata in 1874.
- JJudge's House
A charming piece of colonial-era architecture, this two-storey house, built in 1922, now holds the offices of the Foundation for Social Transformation.
- NNehru Park
A pleasant space for strolling tree-shaded pathways.
- OOld High Court
The old courthouse, with its distinctive beehive dome, has been replaced by the very similar new High Court diagonally across the road.
- GGuwahati Planetarium
The Guwahati Planetarium looks like a cross between a mosque and a UFO and has two shows in English per day.
- FFancy Bazar
A busy commercial area for sundry objects and rations in Old Guwahati.
- NNepali Mandir
This is a Nepal-style Hindu temple in the Paltan Bazar area.
- SSattagarh Mandir
Hindu temple near the river in Uzanbazar.