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.

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1. Fancy Bazar

0.39 MILES

A busy commercial area for sundry objects and rations in Old Guwahati.

2. 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…

3. Nehru Park

0.43 MILES

A pleasant space for strolling tree-shaded pathways.

4. Old High Court

0.65 MILES

The old courthouse, with its distinctive beehive dome, has been replaced by the very similar new High Court diagonally across the road.

5. Dighalipukhuri Park

0.67 MILES

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…

6. Umananda Mandir

0.69 MILES

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…

7. Assam State Museum

0.71 MILES

Housed in an imposing colonial-era building, the state museum has a large medieval sculpture collection and upper floors devoted to informative tribal…

8. Guwahati Planetarium

0.76 MILES

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