Places To Visit In Guwahati

Top Places To Visit In Guwahati - Are you looking for the top beautiful tourist destinations in Guwahati? We have put together a list of best places that you can visit in Guwahati.
Top Places To Visit In Guwahati

Top Tourist attractions or places that you can visit in Guwahati

  1. Kamakhya Temple
  2. Umananda Temple
  3. Guwahati State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
  4. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Manas National Park
  6. Assam Rajyik State Museum
  7. Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
  8. Dipor Bill
  9. Sualkuchi
  10. Nehru Park

If these attractions aren't enough for you,  I have included some more awesome places at the end.

   Also Read: About Assam

Kamakhya Temple

#1 of 10
10 Places to visit in Guwahati
Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple is situated 8 km away from Guwahati city on Nilachal Hills. Kamakhya Temple houses five temples inside it.
According to legends Kamakhya temple is constructed on the spot where the yoni(womb) of Sati fell.There are lots of ancient sculptures engraved on the walls of the temple. It one of the best places to visit in Guwahati if you are interested in monuments and sculptures.
Religious Affiliation: Hinduism
Opening Time: 8 am to 1 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Time Taken: On a normal day it takes 2-3 hours but during festival seasons it can take up to 6 hours.

  • There is no entry fee for the general queue but the queues are very long.
  • VIP tickets can be purchased at Special Entry Ticket counter at the rate of Rs.501 per person.
  • VIP tickets can be purchased between 6.30 am to 11 am.
How to Reach:
Kamakhya Temple is 8 kilometers from Guwahati city; 6 km from Guwahati railway station; 20 km from Guwahati Airport. Best option is to travel in a cab or a taxi.

  • Start early (5-6 AM ) if you do not like waiting in long queues.
  • If you want to reach the inner sanctum for darshan(sight) as soon as possible then buy VIP tickets as it would save a lot of time.
Caution: Beware of religious scams.

Umananda Temple

#2 of 10 Places to visit in Guwahati
Peacock temple and Umananda Temple

Umananda Temple is located on the Peacock island which is the smallest inhabited river island in the world. Peacock island is in the middle of Brahmaputra river.
There are many engravings on the walls of the temple which include Hindu gods like Surya, Shiva, Ganesha and Devi. There are also sculptures of Lord Vishnu and his ten incarnations in the vicinity of this temple.
This temple was built in 1694 by the Ahom King Gadadhar Singha. Inside the main chamber there is a "akhand deep" (a lamp) which has never been put off since the temple was constructed.

Why you should visit?

  1. First a pleasant cruise ride in the largest river of India, the mighty Brahmaputra river.
  2. Secondly you get to see the smallest inhabited river island in the world.
  3. And finally the beautiful Umananda temple itself which is filled with sculptures and and lots of engravings.
Opening Time: 5:30 AM(5:30) to 6:00PM(18:00)
Time Taken: On a normal day it takes 2 hours but during festival seasons it can take up to 6 hours.
Entry Fee: Free
How to Reach:
  • The only way to travel reach Peacock island is by a ferry or a steamer. The ride is about 15 minutes. Ferry or steamers can be secured from Uzanbazar Ferry Ghat. The fare is very cheap and as low as Rs.30 (0.4 USD) per person.
  • One may also opt to travel from Fancy Bazar Ghat. But the fare is pretty expensive from Fancy ghat. Fancy Bazar ghat is a good option if you want to travel with family and enjoy the river.
  • After reaching the island there is an entrance gate followed by lots of stairs and then you finally reach the temple. When you climb through the hilly area you can feel the silence and serenity.
  • Start early (5:30 AM) if possible. While climbing the stairs of the temple you will reach a small hotel where you can rest for a while before climbing further. You can also buy scented sticks, match, flowers etc for worshiping from shops in that place.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Better to avoid on festival days like 'Shiv Ratri' as the place gets too crowded.

Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
#3 of 10 
Assam State Zoo

Located in Hengrabari Reserve Forest, the Assam State Zoo is the largest zoo in northeast India with an area of 432 acre. The zoo is another one of the top places to visit in Guwahati.
The zoo is home to a large number of animal, birds and reptiles. Indigenous animals like Golden Langur, One horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tigers to exotic animals like Kangaroo,Jaguars and Llamas are housed here.
Some other animals that are kept here are Pig tailed Macaque, Giraffe, Pumas, Himalayan black bear, tiger, Asian elephant, leopard, stripped hyena, etc..
This zoo is also home to a wide species of birds and reptiles.

Opening Time: 8 A.M. to 5:30 PM(17:30); Closed on Friday

Time Taken: 3-5 hours depending on your pace
Entry Fee:Rs. 30 for Adult and Rs. 10 for child
How to reach:
One can book a taxi or cab. Public buses are also available from some locations.
  • Best time to visit is the winter season ( January, February, March, November and December). Avoid visiting in summer as it is very hot.
  • Do not bring any disposable plastic items. Biscuits or chips wrapped in plastic are not allowed. The biscuits or chips are unwrapped and only after removing the plastic cover they can be taken inside.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

#4 of 10
Pobitor Wildlife Sanctuary
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Rating: 4.3/5

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over an area of 38 sq. km. is a heavenly getaway of raw wilderness and greenery.
This sanctuary is most famous for its Indian One-horned rhinoceros. The other animals are leopard, wild boar, barking deer, wild buffalo etc. Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles. The park can be explored on Elephant rides and jeep safaris.

Opening Time: 6.30 AM to 5 PM (17:00)

Time Taken:2-4 hours
  • Entry Fee: Rs.50 per person for Indian citizen and Rs.500 (~8$) per person for Foreigners.
After obtaining entry, one can explore Pobitora on an elephant or Jeep Safari. But elephant and Safari rides only move on a fixed route. 
  • Jeep Rides: Rs. 1500(~22$) for four people(includes a guide)
  • Elephant Ride: Rs. 500 (~7$)per person
  • Professional Camera Entry Fee: Rs. 50(~1$)
  • Jeep Rides: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Elephants Rides: 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM
How to reach:
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is about 48 km from Guwahati.
One can first reach Guwahati and then hire a taxi or cab to reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
If you want to travel by public transport then
  • First take bus from Guwahati railway station area to Kasari.
  • Then another bus will take you to Narangi from Kassari.
  • At Narangi you will have to book a Tata magic car or auto to go to the Sanctuary.
Ask locals about the bus timings.
  • Visit in November, December, January or February for best experience.
  • If you want to explore Pobitora on elephants then reach early as elephant rides are in short supply.
Caution: During summer and monsoon the sanctuary is normally closed.

Manas National Park

#5 of 10 
Manas National Park
Manas National Park

Rating: 4.5/5
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is on 5th place in our list of Places to visit in Guwahati. With an area of 950 sq. km., this sanctuary is spread over two districts, Chirang and Baksa. This wildlife sanctuary is an eutopia for people who love to explore animals, plants, and enjoy bird watching.
The park can be explored on Elephant rides and jeep safaris. For people who want a complete different experience, they can try river rafting on the slow waters of Manas river. This 35-km. ride gives you opportunity to enjoy the lusty green forest which are home to 400 different species of birds.

Opening Time: 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Time Taken: Full day.
  • Entry Fee per person(half day): Rs.50 for Indians; Rs. 500 for foreigners.
  • Entry Fee per person(full day): Rs. 200 for Indians; Rs. 2000 for foreigners.
  • Still Camera entry: Rs. 50 for Indians; Rs. 500 for foreigners.
  • Video Camera entry : Rs. 100 for Indians; Rs.500 for foreigners.
  • Jeep safari half day: Rs. 3000 for 4 passengers.
  • Jeep safari full day: Rs. 5000 for 4 passengers.
  • Elephant rides: Rs. 950 per person.
  • An eight-seater boat ride costs Rs. 8,000 which can be shared by tourists.
How to Reach:
Once you are in Guwahati you can take a private taxi directly to Manas National Park. If you are at Guwahati Airport, the journey from airport to Manas can be as long as 3-4 hours by taxi (or Ola/Uber).
Another way is to travel is by train.
  • You can first reach Guwahati Railway station by taxi.
  • Then take a train to Barpeta which is just 22-km away from Manas Wildlife sanctuary.
  • The remaining 22-km can be easily completed by a private taxi.
Once in Manas, there are many lodges where you can stay. These lodges can also advice and arrange Jeep Safaris, Rafting etc. for their customers.
  • Carry binoculars if possible.
  • Visit in November, December, January or February for best experience.
During summer and monsoon the sanctuary is normally closed.

Assam Rajyik State Museum

#6 of 10 Places to visit in Guwahati
Sculptures in Assam Rajyik State Museum

Rating: 3/5 
One of the most famous Museums in northeast India, the Assam State Museum exhibits ancient paintings, copper plate inscriptions, old coins, royal family garments, musical instruments etc.
The collections of ivory paintings, royal garments, coins, bamboo items and musical instruments are the eye-catching items of the museum.
There is also a library in the museum where one can find rich collections of books, journals and periodicals related to culture, art, biography, mythology and other fields.

Opening Time: 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Closed on Monday; 2nd and 4th Saturday)
Time Required: 2-3 hours
  • Entry Fee per Person: Rs. 20
  • Entry Fee: Still Camera Entry: Rs.20
  • Video Camera Entry: Rs. 50
How to Reach:
Address: GNB Rd, Near, Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati, Assam 781001
  • The Museum is located close to Guwahati railway station and barely takes 10 minutes to reach from here.
  • Once in Guwahati, you can book any private taxi (or Ola/Uber) to reach the Museum.
After you have visited the Museum, you can visit Dighali Pukhuri, a man made pond surrounded by garden. The garden is in walking distance from the museum.

Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra

#7 of 10
Places to visit in Guwahati: Kalakshetra
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra

Rating: 4/5

A non-profit Cultural Organization which houses a cultural museum, library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural dance/rites, besides a children's park. There are also eateries, places of worship, emporiums and open-air theaters inside the campus.

Opening Time: 10 AM to 7 PM( Open all days of the week)
Time Required: 2 hours
Entry Fee:
  • For Children: Rs.10.
  • For Adult: Rs.30.
  • For Foreigners: Rs.100(1.4$ USD)
  • Entry for Camera: Rs.10; Video Camera; Rs.100
How to Reach:
Address: Panjabari Road, Batahguli, Guwahati, Assam-781037
Kalakshetra is 35 km from Guwahati Airport; 12 km from Guwahati railway station.
Best is to book any private taxi (or Ola/Uber) to reach the Kalakshetra.
There is a sound and light show every evening that you don't want to miss.
Light Show Timings:
  • 1st March to 30th September: 6.15 PM (in Assamese language) & 7 PM (in English Language)
  • 1st October to 28/29th February: 5.30 PM( in Assamese Language) & 6.15 PM (in English Language)
Caution: Pets are not allowed
  You may also like reading about  Districts of Assam.

Dipor Bill

#8 of 10 Places to visit in Guwahati
Places to visit in Guwahati: Dipor Bill
Dipor Bill


Nature lovers must visit this place.
Spread over an area of 40 sq. kms., Dipor Bill ('Bill' means swamp), a bird sanctuary, is home to many exotic bird species. As many as 19000 different species of birds can be seen here everyday
Opening Time: All days of the week.(9 AM to 5 PM is the best time)
Time Required: 1-2 hours.
Fee: No Entry Fee.
Best time to visit: Winters are the best time to visit.
How to reach:
The sanctuary is nearly 20 kms. away from Guwahati. Booking a private taxi to reach Dipor Bill would be the best choice.
  • You can enjoy a beautiful boat ride by paying Rs.100-Rs.200 (1.41-2.83 USD) to locals.
  • Bringing own food is better as the place does not have many good restaurants.
Caution: There is no accommodation facility near Dipor Bill. But since it is not far from the heart of Guwahati City, so one can stay in Guwahati.


#9 of 10

Rating: 4/5

If you a clothes addict and want to take home some exquisite local silk product then no place is better that the village of Sualkuchi. This is one of the top places to visit in Guwahati if you want to buy high quality silk products.
The Handloom Heritage Village of Assam, Sualkuchi is famous all over the world for its silk products. The entire population of this village is engaged in weaving exquisite silk fabrics. The main variety of silk produced here are Golden Muga, White Pat and warm Eri. One can buy traditional assamese silk dress, Mekhela chadors. Gamusa, a traditional towel and many other silk products can be bought here.
Besides shopping for silk, one also gets to admire the scenic beauty of this place. Beautiful bamboo houses around the villages are also a sight to behold.

Time Required: 2-3 hours
Entry Fee: No Fee
Best time to visit: Any time
How to reach:
It is 35 km from main Guwahati. Hiring a taxi to visit Sualkuchi is the best option.
  • Some locals may try to over price the silk products. Having a local guide to bargain the prices of hand-looms may save some money.

Nehru Park

#10 of 10
Nehru Park
Nehru Park

Rating: 3/5

Nehru Park is a charming garden park built in 2000 and named after the first Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The park has several trees, soft grass and many spectacular sculptures depicting various dance forms of the state of Assam. After a busy and tiring day you and your family can take a quiet stroll among the lush greenery of the park or just sit back and relax.
It also has an open air theater, a rock garden, a charming lawn and a few artificial ponds.

Time Required: 1 hour.

Opening Time: 10 AM to 8 PM (Open all days of the week)
Entry Fee: Rs.10 for adult; Rs. 5 for children; Rs 100 for camera
How to reach:
Nehru Park is located opposite to Cotton College in Pan bazaar. You can either drive down or hire a private vehicle. Alternatively, you can take a public bus to reach your destination.
  • Smoking and drinking inside the park is prohibited; There is a restaurant inside the park
  • Do not expect to find something extraordinary here. This place is best for relaxing and taking a stroll. If you are looking for something interesting you can visit the Assam State Museum instead which is a treasure house of artifacts and is within walking distance of this park.

Some Bonus Places to visit in Guwahati

Fancy Bazaar

Fancy Bazaar: A Guwahati Tourist Spots
Fancy Bazaar
Fancy Bazaar is the hub for street shopping and street food in Guwahati. Almost all types of items can be bought here. You need good bargaining skills to buy things here.

Regional Science Centre

Regional Science Centre: A tourist attraction in Guwahati
Regional Science Centre
Really good place for children.
A science museum with different scientific instruments, exotic fish aquarium and a small butterfly park. One can also enjoy educational 3-D films here.

To visit the official website click here.


Guwahati Tourist Attraction: Accoland
The Biggest water-cum-amusement park in North East India. The park, designed beautifully like a castle, offers a lot of options to keep you busy for the entire day. If you are in Guwahati, even for a short trip, a visit to Accoland won’t be a disappointment.
To visit the official website click here.

Dinner at Alfresco Grand Cruise

Alfresco Grand Cruise
Alfresco Grand Cruise
Enjoy a beautiful candle light dinner with live folk dance performance and music. To visit official website click here.

Guwahati Planetarium

Guwahati Planetarium
Guwahati Planetarium
The Guwahati Planetarium, is a sincere attempt to reach the young and scientifically inclined minds and provide them a glimpse of the available treasure trove assembled over centuries by the human explorers. Guwahati Planetarium offers beautiful shows on planetary movements and celestial happenings, thanks to the use of the advanced Japanese Goto GX instrument. It remains closed on Sundays and operates from 11.00 AM to 4.00 PM for six days.

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