What’s Up, travelers? Wish to see the judicial capital of Assam? The city of Guwahati is regarded to be the lifeblood of the state of Assam. The city is lined up with incredible landscapes and cultures. The mountains surround it on three sides, and the city still remains to be one of the most accessible cities in North India. With that being said, here we have listed a few reasons why Guwahati is the best city in the Northeast?
First, let’s take a look at the facts of Guwahati.
Gauhati is the former name of Guwahati. The city of Guwahati is home to the Guwahati High Court, which is the court with the highest authority in the states of Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh. Though the capital of Assam is located in Guwahati Guwahati as a whole is not the capital city. It is popularly known as the 'Gateway to North-East India'.
Is Guwahati worth visiting?
Guwahati is one of the safest tourist places in Assam. It is the classic amalgam of life, culture, energy, heritage, religion, and thrilling nightlife. From Kamakhya, Nabagraha, and Umananda you can find everything here. So, why waste time?
What is the best season to visit Guwahati?
From October to April it is the most suitable time to visit Guwahati. As the city is bestowed with a humid subtropical atmosphere that welcomes the tourists. Don’t miss Guwahati during the Bihu festival to check the unique and delightful side of Assam and the Assamese.
A nexus of art and culture
With people evolving from all the northeastern states to witness and experience the exhibits at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. Do buy some of the incredible native items at the Shilpagram market. It’s good to say that Guwahati has a penchant for art lovers.
An honored place of knowledge
The town of Guwahati is home to some of the most dignified institutes in Assam and the northeast at large. With Guwahati Medical College at the forefront, the city is slowly making its name in the world of academics.
A sports hub
We all know the unique allure that the footballers have from the northeastern states have right? But did you know that the city of Guwahati is home to several stadiums that have world-class infrastructure and amenities? No? Well, now you do. So, do visit them to witness some sports events.
City of intercultural peace
The homies of Guwahati belong to different religions and communities hailing from different parts of the country. The best part is that the city has served as home and safe for all religions and castes.
Now, let’s have a look at the places to visit and things to do in Guwahati city.
It is the most popular place in Guwahati where tourists visit all round the year. The temple is dedicated to Devi Kamakhya. It gets shut for five days every time, as it is assumed that the goddess has a menstruation period. And on the sixth day, the temple is open again for its devotees. The sixth day is full of festivities and celebrations by locals.
Assam State Museum
To dive into the Assamese culture do visit the Assam State Museum. It showcases the history and culture of Assam through its unique exhibits. This museum is one of the top vacationing places in Guwahati for any enthusiastic about getting an insight into the historical lifestyle.
For someone visiting Guwahati fr the first time, it would be grateful to spend time at the Alfresco Grand. Here, you can enjoy a two-hour dinner sail on the Brahmaputra River. With that, you can relish delicious food and stunning scenery. The view has so much to offer to its customers while you’re on board. Don’t miss out on the performances of Northeast music and folk dance that will add flavor to the evening.
The dense green park will refresh your mood. Do bring your kids here to ride on different swings. The view inside the park is beautiful it has cemented sculptures portraying various dances such as Bihu, Ojapali, Bor Taal, and Deodhani. Also, there is an open-air theatre wherein you can witness live performances by some local artists.
Guwahati Planetarium is the place where you need to bring your kids. Not only for kids but it is an interactive learning space for parents too. Witness different astronomical activities organized by the authorities. It will give a sight of outer space. So, visiting the Guwahati planetarium is a must.
The Guwahati zoo is an expanse of 432 acres, that serves as a home for 895 creatures, birds, and reptiles. Here, you can get a glimpse of the leopard cat, horned Indian rhinoceros, golden langur, tiger, elephant, hoolock gibbon, and Himalayan black bear. Here, you can capture the view of beautiful flora and fauna.
Situated in the heart of the Brahmaputra River is one of the smallest river islands in the world. During the British Raj, the island was named ‘Peacock Island’ which depicts the elegance and tranquility of this serene island. For the couples in Guwahati, this place is a perfect spot to seek calmness.
Saraighat Bridge the photographer’s delight sits on the Brahmaputra River. It is a railway-cum-road bridge that started in the year 1962. Do you know the importance of this bridge? Well, let us enlighten you that it connects the Northeast region to the other parts of the country. Also, it is one of the oldest and most bridges in the country. This 1.4 kilometers around a long bridge joins the banks of the river in Saraighat. Don’t forget to visit this remarkable place to spot.
And that’s all for the time being folks! If we missed out on some other awesome reasons as to why Guwahati is the best city in the northeast and the best places to visit in Guwahati then feel free to hit in the comments section. If you’re planning to take a road trip then you’ll explore the gorgeous wilderness of the northeast closely.