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Here’s What You Must Experience When You Visit Guwahati in Assam

Situated on Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is a Beautiful Blend of Old And The New.

Updated: January 21, 2019 8:56 PM IST

By Charu Chowdhary

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Situated on the mighty Brahmaputra River in north east, Guwahati is a beautiful blend of old and the new. A city shaped by time, while the age-old temples take you back in the history, the fast-paced urbanisation keeps up with the modern times. There’s a lot to learn and experience in Assam’s most dazzling city Guwahati.

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If you’ve been curious about the local Ahom culture and folklore, head straight to Assam State Museum to get an in-depth idea about it. It is one of the best museums in North India to house artefacts as old as 7th-century; an absolute paradise for history buffs. If you’re excited at the idea of star-gazing in the city, remember to visit Guwahati Planetarium – a place for astro-lovers that conducts great sky-watching sessions. The shows happen at regular intervals and are available in English, Hindi, and Assamese.

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When you are in Guwahati, you have got to hop on to a cruise at the Brahmaputra river and have this dreamy experience. Cruising on the river is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Guwahati. From candle-lit dinner to watching alluring sunset on the river, there can be nothing more magical than being on a cruise line here.


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Another attraction is the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – home to the great Indian one-horned rhino, an indigenous and endangered species. If you a wildlife enthusiast and love clicking photographs, this place is sure to give you some spectacular shots. Get up, close and personal with rhinos, elephants, and a number of exotic birds here.

For some alone time and introspection, you could consider heading to Deepor Beel. It is a freshwater lake in the south-west of Guwahati. Considered as one of the biggest lakes in Brahmaputra Valley, it is also a paradise for bird-watchers. Winters are the best time to spot migratory birds which fly down here from the mountains due to extreme weather conditions there.

Incase you have children with you, a great place for kids here is the Assam State Zoo. The zoo is quite large and houses a number of animals like rhinos, monkeys, and pelicans. The zoo also has a vibrant fauna and is located in the beautiful setting of the Madgharia hills.

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