Must Visit Places at Guwahati with Pobitora National Park

Updated [01/May/2023] Guwahati, the capital city of Assam and the largest metropolis is the most popular gateway of Assam. The primary centre for education and commerce, the city sprawlingly extends along the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Guwahati is strongly connected to all parts of the country via air, road and rail and there’s a plethora of options for the tourists to explore. The city is the hotspot of the world famous one-horned rhinoceros and a splendid biodiversity. From magnificent temples to national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and cultural and historical centres, Guwahati is the treasure house of tourists’s ecstasy.

1. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Guwahati is said to be the land of flora and fauna and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary should definitely be in your list. To enjoy the beautiful wildlife and lush greenery do your Pobitora Safari Booking in advance to avoid last minute disappointment. The one-horned rhinoceros is the main attraction of the sanctuary. The migratory birds, oriental pied hornbill, river dolphin, leopard, wild boar, barking deer, wild buffalo and various reptiles make your trip exceptional. Approx 50 km from Guwahati, this is an ideal place for nature admirers in the Morigaon district. Do not miss the Haduk Hanging Bridge, Garanga Beel Pond, Elephant Rides, and Jeep Safaris.

2. Kaziranga National Park

Situated at a distance of 190 kms from Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park is identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Go for the morning safaris to avoid the crowd and simultaneously experience the tranquil nature and the Great Indian One-Horned Rhino. Chinese Pangolin, Bengal Fox and Gibbon are some of the rare animals that can be spotted at Kaziranga. The best time to visit this sanctuary is April and May, and November to February.

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3. Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya Devi temple located on the top of the Nilachal Hill, is one of oldest temples among the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. Devi Kamakhya is another form of Goddess Durga, and the temple is counted in the list of pilgrimage spots of the Hindus. The only temple with the essence of womanhood, consists of one garbhagriha and three mandapas. The legendary spot is mainly visited during the Ambubachi Mela, it is believed that the goddess menstruates during this time and therefore the temple remains closed for 5 days. On the 6th day the temple reopens with a grand fair after the cleaning rituals. Your tour remains incomplete without visiting the Kamakhya Temple.

4. Umananda Temple

Umananda Temple is located at the top of Bhasmakala hill on the smallest inhabited Peacock Island, in the River Brahmaputra. This temple of Lord Shiva witnessed a large number of devotees on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. The rock cut figures exhibit the exquisite beauty of the Assamese skill. Apart from the temple, the island in itself holds a breathtaking scenic landscape, along with the ferry ride to the island.

5. Guwahati Zoo

The Guwahati Zoo is a wildlife paradise, located in the district of Hengrabari and also a part of the Hengrabari Reserve Forest. The zoo is a proud shelter of spectacular flora and fauna and a collection of rare wildlife species such as white rhino, white tigers, giraffes, ostriches, and llamas. Also pay a visit to the in-house museum, herbarium collection of 500+ indigenous flora species, reptile house and botanical garden.

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A degree holder of B.A. and M.A. in English from University of Calcutta, Aditi is an enthusiastic and professional content writer. Being a keen travelling and tourism fanatic herself, she has contributed to the website of Global Tourism of India pvt ltd. with her well researched and fact-based valuable blogs and articles. With sheer dedication to exploration she is well-versed about general tourism and wildlife tourism of India.