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...

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...

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...

Park in Guwahati

Dighalipukhuri 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 harbour by the Ahoms. At the park's north end is the open-air...

Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Ugratara 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 husband Shiva scattered pieces of her body across the...

Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Umananda 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 sits atop the island, is less interesting than the boat...

Church in Guwahati

Christ 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 after earthquakes in 1856 and 1897, it was most recently...

Park in Guwahati

Sati 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 courting couples around sunset.

Gate in Guwahati

Gateway 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.

Architecture in Guwahati

Judge'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.

Notable Building in Guwahati

Old High Court

The old courthouse, with its distinctive beehive dome, has been replaced by the very similar new High Court diagonally across the road.

Planetarium in Guwahati

Guwahati Planetarium

The Guwahati Planetarium looks like a cross between a mosque and a UFO and has two shows in English per day.