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 walk through reconstructed tribal homes that give a glimpse of everyday rural life. It’s worth a visit.

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1. Dighalipukhuri Park

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2. Ugratara Mandir

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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…

3. Nehru Park

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A pleasant space for strolling tree-shaded pathways.

4. Judge's House

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A charming piece of colonial-era architecture, this two-storey house, built in 1922, now holds the offices of the Foundation for Social Transformation.

5. Old High Court

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The old courthouse, with its distinctive beehive dome, has been replaced by the very similar new High Court diagonally across the road.

6. Christ Church

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7. Guwahati Planetarium

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8. Nepali Mandir

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This is a Nepal-style Hindu temple in the Paltan Bazar area.