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Things to do in Guwahati, Assam- Our Top 10 Picks

Every North-east vacation begins from the capital of Assam, Guwahati. The great city of Guwahati has become one of the most attractive tourist spots in India over the last decade. On the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra, Guwahati in Assam is gift-wrapped with rolling fields of aromatic tea, canoes sailing down the Brahmaputra river, or thick jungles with the most bizarre wildlife, one of the most charming states in North East India. Wondering where to start? Take a look at these amazing tourist places in Guwahati to plan your adventure-packed trip to North East India. Grower of the country’s maximum share of tea and home to some of the best wildlife sanctuaries, Guwahati never fails to overwhelm wanderers with its beauty and tranquillity. Check out the list of top things to do in Guwahati, Assam.

Pickyourtrail’s top recommended things to do in Guwahati

Guwahati is one of the best destinations in the world which has a perfect mix of modernity and tradition. Hers is a list of the top recommended things to do in Guwahati which includes boating in the river, cruise sailing, crazy shopping at fancy streets, and more. If you are still wondering what to do in Guwahati during your stay, here is an extensive list of things you can plan on your next trip around.

  • Sualkuchi – Witness the local culture
  • Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra –Art lovers paradise
  • Assam State Museum – Deep dive into the history
  • Brahmaputra River – Scenic cruise
  • Cafe Hendrix –Live and energetic music
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – Adventure walk
  • Umananda Temple – Recreational ride
  • Madan Kamdev – The ‘Khajuraho’ of Assam
  • Fancy Bazaar – Things to take back from Guwahati

Sualkuchi – Witness the local culture

Sualkuchi – Witness the local culture
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Located on the north bank of Brahmaputra, Sualkuchi in Guwahati called as a weaver’s town and popularly known as Manchester of East for its silk production. If you think this as a cliche cottage industrial town near Guwahati, this lovely town will prove you wrong. Not only you will fall in love with the landscapes of this town, but the woven is equally bewitching. The best time to visit the town is during November as the town will be decorated with a series of colorful festivities.

Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra –Art lovers paradise

Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra, guwahati
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The Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra is an extraordinary place for tourists to see beautiful paints of ancient Assamese and the best place to witness the drama, dance, and music performances at the open-air theatre and admire the display of astonishing Assam paintings and artifacts in the museum. To keep your kids engaged, Kalakshetra has a very huge children’s park and it also features a library. The art paradise is open for all visitors from10.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Assam State Museum – Deep dive into the history

One of the oldest museums in the state of Assam, Assam State Museum consists of artifacts, pictures, sculptures, and stone carvings as old as the 7th century. If you are someone who likes to know about the local culture and folklore, head. straight to Assam State Museum which will give you a real taste of the destination The museum gives you a deep understanding of the culture, traditions, and customs which were followed in Assam. The museum is open from 10:00 AM – 4:30 A.M and a small entry fee is collected at the entrance. For adults, it is INR 20 and for students, it is INR 10. 

Brahmaputra River – Scenic cruise

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One of the most enjoyable and memorable things to do in  Guwahati is to hop on this dream cruising on the river Brahmaputra. One of the most romantic and scenic activities to do in Guwahati. If you are honeymoon travelers, don’t miss out on the candle-lit dinner cruise operated by the Alfresco Grand, one of the popular cruise in Assam.

This romantic cruise starts between 8 PM and 10 PM where you can enjoy live music with scenic Sunset in the evening between 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Cafe Hendrix –Live and energetic music

If you travel as friends and looking for a perfect place to party, listen to cool kinds of music and enjoy the nightlife, Cafe Hendrix is the place to be. Cafe Hendrix fabulous musicians from North East India and it is a famous blue bistro in Guwahati
The music and food at this place will leave agape in amazement.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – Adventure walk

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
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Located 15km from the heart of the city, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise to the Great Indian one-horned rhino, an indigenous and endangered species. If you are a wildlife lover and someone who loves clicking pictures this place will give you some spectacular shots. You see all the wild animals like rhino, elephants, and a number of exotic birds this Wildlife Sanctuary. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary offers Elephant ride and jeep safari between 7 am to 12 and 1 pm and 3 pm. It is most recommended to reach the park as early as possible so that you can avoid the crowd and see all these animals freely.

Umananda Temple – Recreational ride

This 17th-century temple is situated on Peacock Island amidst the Brahmaputra River. Umananda Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be the place where he burnt Kamadev to ashes during meditation. You will also come across notorious Golden Langoors on your way and the best part of the Umananda Temple is the recreational boat ride. Don’t miss out on this beautiful recreational boat ride while you visit Umananda Temple.

Madan Kamdev – The ‘Khajuraho’ of Assam

 Located on the top of the hill amidst scenic beauty and lush greenery, Madan Kamdev is a well known archaeological site in Assam. The place pulls a lot of tourists because of its sculptures. About 40 km away from Guwahati, this is the place where the sculptures of God Love was found.

Fancy Bazaar – Things to take back from Guwahati

Guwahati market
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Fancy Bazaar is one of the famous places for shopping in the capital city of Assam. Guwahati vacation is incomplete without shopping and bargaining in this iconic market in the heart of Guwahati the fancy bazaar features not just clothing and souvenir shops, it is also dotted with restaurants where you can taste the Assamese traditional foods. When you are tired of buying things in the bazaar, head straight to these restaurants and treat your taste buds. The bazaar is open from 10 am to 9 pm.

Did you know you can do so much in Guwahati? Guwahati is one of the most beautiful locations in India and should be experienced with your partner and loved ones. Book your Guwahati vacation package through Pickyourtrail to enjoy a hassle-free vacation. 

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