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Attractions in Guwahati that You Shouldn’t Miss

May 10, 2017

Brahmaputra River

Brahmaputra River | Image Resource : hunt.in
 

In the north-east region of India, there is one city that has gained tremendous popularity and reputation for a number of reasons. Guwahati is the place we are referring to. It is one of the major cities of the North Eastern state of Indian, Assam. Situated on the bank of the amazingly Brahmaputra River, this city boasts of some of the most magnificent temples and lip smacking dishes.

As a matter of fact, Guwahati is one of the fastest developing cities in India, and the infrastructure of this city is robust. Another significant aspect of this city is that you have a thriving coexistence with wildlife in close proximity to the city.

The major sightseeing places in Guwahati

This city offers a perfect blend of wildlife, cultural, and religious attractions. It would not be wrong to say that Guwahati has been blessed with the beauty of Mother Nature. Below are the major hotspots that one should not miss:
 

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park | Image Resource : kaziranga.co.uk
 

Kaziranga national park- It was the year 1974 that it was declared a national park. Spread across a huge area of 430 square kilometres, the Kaziranga national park houses some of the most exotic animals, such as leopards, elephants, panthers, tigers, and many more. The park is most famous for the protection it offers to the one-horned rhinos. The park remains open for tourists from the month of November to April.

Manas national park- Located on the Himalayan foothills, this beautiful national park is listed among the World Heritage Sites. Here, one can easily spot animals like chital, wild buffalos, langur, bison, etc. On the other hand, falcons, serpent, bulbuls, hornbills, and eagles are some of the birds that can be spotted here.

Umananda temple- Located on the Peacock Island, this temple is perhaps one of the most vital ones in Guwahati. The beautifully engraved sculptures present in this temple are one of the major attractions for the tourists.

Kamakhya temple- This temple is quite a mystic one and it is situated about 7 km away from the city. Located on the top of Nilachal Hills, this religious place comprises of five temples.

Museum- For those interested in history and archaeology and want to explore the history of that part of the world, the Assam Rajyik State Museum does provide a lot of information about Guwahati through its assortment of ivory paintings, prehistoric sculptures, etc.
 

North East Express

North East Express | Image Resource : kxcdn.com
 

Reaching Guwahati via North East Express

Being a major city of India, Guwahati is well connected via numerous trains, and the North East Express 12506 is one of them. This train runs all through the week and starts from the Anand Vihar Terminal, Delhi. This train also connects Guwahati with the capital of India. From Anand Vihar Terminal, the train departs at 06:45 AM, and it passes through these Indian states- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and North Bengal.

Some of the major station the train passes through are- Aligarh, Allahabad, Kanpur, Patna, New Jalpaiguri, and New Alipurduar. The train finally arrives at Guwahati on the second day of the journey, at 4:50 PM. So, the entire journey is of almost 33 hours.

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