Top 20+ Places of Guwahati that You Must Visit । Unique Things

Welcome to the heart of Assam, where the vibrant city of Guwahati beckons with its natural wonders and cultural richness. As the largest city in Assam, Guwahati stands out as a captivating destination in Northeast India. Home to the renowned one-horned rhinoceros and cradled by the mighty Brahmaputra River, this charming city invites you to explore its picturesque landscapes and diverse attractions. Discover the gateway to Northeast India, where history meets contemporary charm, making Guwahati an ideal retreat for every kind of traveller.

If you are planning a trip to this wonderful city, here are the top 20 places that you must visit:

Top Places of Guwahati that you must visit

What we explore in the blog-

  • About Guwahati
  1. Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
  2. Kamakhya Temple
  3. Assam State Museum 
  4. Nehru Park  
  5. Guwahati Planetarium
  6. Navagraha Temple
  7. Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra
  8. Fancy Bazaar
  9. Umananda Temple
  10. Guwahati Ropeway
  11. Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center
  12. Deepor Beel or Dipor bil
  13. Guwahati War Memorial
  14. ISKCON Guwahati – Spiritual Hours
  15. Alfresco Grand Cruise (Guwahati)
  16. Gandhi Mandap
  17. Accoland
  18. Basistha Temple
  19. Science Museum
  20. Kaziranga National Park

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 Best time to Visit-

  1. Kamakhya Temple
It's the most famous temple of india, so we added it in the top of famous places of Guwahati list
Maa Kamakhya Temple

          Kamakhya Temple, located on the Nilachal Hill, is one of the most revered Hindu temples in the country. Dedicated to the goddess Kamakhya, this sacred place attracts millions of devotees every year. The unique architectural style and the spiritual ambiance make it a must-visit place in the capital city of Assam. 

 Best time to Visit-

The best time to visit is during the Ambubasi Mela in June-July, although avoid the monsoon season if you dislike crowds.

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  1. Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden
Assam State Zoo

Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden: A haven for wildlife and flora in Northeast India. It is in Guwahati, Assam, India. Assam State zoo is a big place with animals and plants. 

Assam stato zoo

It started in 1958 and is the biggest zoo in Northeast India. There are 895 animals from 113 species and more than 1,100 kinds of trees, shrubs, and herbs in the garden.The zoo is located on the outskirts of Guwahati, and it is easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Best time to visit-

The Assam State Zoo is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except on Fridays. Entry fees are INR 33 for adults and INR 13 for children and 104 for foreigners. 

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  1. Assam State Museum
I added it in top side of my list of famous places of Guwahati list, because it's very informational
Assam state museum, image from Google

       The Assam State Museum in Guwahati is recognized as one of India’s largest and most diverse museums. India boasts several world-renowned museums, and the National Museum in Delhi stands out as the country’s best and largest, housing an impressive collection of over 200,000 artefacts. In the realm of historical museums, the Assam State Museum holds a prominent position among the top institutions.

A collection of Assam State Museum : image by us

      Conveniently located in the Dighalipukhuri area of Guwahati, this museum is considered the oldest in North East India. During my stay in Guwahati, exploring the rich history and exhibits at the state museum became a focal point of my experience.

 Best time to Visit-

The museum is open every day from 10:00A.M to 5:00PM, except on Mondays, government holidays, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Please note that entry tickets will only be available until 4 P.M.

Entry ticket prices:

Adults: Rs. 20, Students: Rs. 10, Children under 10 -Free, 

Foreign visitors: Rs. 100

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Top 20+ places of Guwahati

  1. Nehru Park

        Nehru Park in Guwahati is like a calm place in the busy city. It started in 1962 to remember India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The park is big with lots of green trees, a peaceful pond, and a place for plays and art. You can enjoy jogging, playing, and yoga there. It’s not just for fun; the museum inside teaches about Assam’s history.

      Nehru Park, Guwahati is not only a nice place but also helps the city by giving fresh air and a home for plants and animals. It’s not just a park – it’s like the happy heart of Guwahati.

 Best time to Visit-

If you visit Nehru Park during winter, it will be the best time for you. But all session remain open.

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, the park is open from 5 am to 9 pm. On Mondays, it is open 24 hours.

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  1. Guwahati Planetarium

        Established in 1994, the unique Guwahati Planetarium in North East India is on MG Road in Uzan Bazar, across from Guwahati High Court. Located in the heart of the city, Guwahati.

Guwahati planetarium, image collection from Wikipedia

    Recognized as a hub for higher education and scientific advancement, it operates under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Assam. The planetarium boasts a cutting-edge GOTO Japan Hybrid Planetarium Projection System, creating a realistic night sky. Don’t miss the high-quality telescopes for stargazing. 

(Conveniently located near Guwahati Railway Station.) 

 Best time to Visit-

Show in Assamese: 11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM.

Show in English: 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM.

The Guwahati Planetarium remains closed for visitors on the 1st & 15th day of every Month for the purpose of maintenance. Remember, the Seat Capacity per show is 141 persons.

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         If you love to visit then visit the Navagraha Temple on Chitrachal Hill for spiritual insights and blessings. The ancient temple is dedicated to nine celestial bodies in Hindu mythology, with each represented by a Shiva linga adorned in vibrant colours. Seek guidance, offer prayers, and experience the peaceful atmosphere of this sacred place.

 Best time to Visit-

While the Navagraha Temple is usually open any day, it’s believed that visiting on specific occasions is auspicious. These include ‘Ashtami Rohini’ in the Chingam month, the first Thursday of the Malayalam month, ‘ekadasi’ day, ‘Thiruvonam’ day, Kuchela day (first Wednesday in Dhanu), and Vishu. These times are considered special for pleasing Lord Vishnu.

  1. Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra
Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, image

      Named after the saint-scholar Srimanta Sankaradeva, this cultural complex is dedicated to promoting the rich cultural heritage of Assam. The Kalakshetra houses a museum, an open-air theatre, an art gallery, and a library. Visitors can explore traditional Assamese art, music, and dance forms here.

 Best time to Visit-

Normal Timings: 10 AM – 7 PM

Sound & Light Show Timings: 6.15 PM in Assamese & 7 PM in English (1st March to 30th September) & 5.30 PM in Assamese & 6.15 PM in English (1st October to 28/29th February)

Entry Fee:  Rs.10 for Children, ₹30 for Adults, (INR); ₹100 for Foreigners and

₹30 for Sound & Light Show.

  1. Fancy Bazaar

        Fancy Bazaar is a bustling commercial centre in Guwahati, Assam, India. A labyrinth of narrow lanes and colourful shops, it’s the city’s main market and a must-visit for anyone seeking a taste of local life.

   This bustling market offers a wide range of local handicrafts, clothing, and traditional Assamese delicacies. Exploring the narrow lanes of Fancy Bazaar is an experience in itself.

Fancy Bazaar isn’t just a market; it’s like a lively heart that shows what Guwahati is all about. So, come wander its lanes, bargain for treasures, and experience the magic of this vibrant bazaar!

 Best time to Visit- Avoid the rainy season and Sundays. On every sunday, Fancy Bazaar is closed. 

  1. Umananda Temple

         Situated on the picturesque Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River, Umananda Temple is a popular tourist attraction. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple offers stunning views of the river and the surrounding landscape. The boat ride to reach the island adds to the charm of the visit.

 Best time to Visit-

The best time to visit is during October-March for pleasant weather.

  1. Guwahati Ropeway
Guwahati Ropeway above Brahmaputra

            Guwahati Ropeway, the longest river ropeway in IndiaIndia. The Ropeway has two stations – one in Panbazar, near Nehru Park in Guwahati City, and the other behind Doul Govinda Temple in North Guwahati. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of Guwahati, the Brahmaputra River, Umananda, Ashwaklanta, and the surrounding hills. Connecting Kachari Ghat to Greater Guwahati, it traverses the narrowest stretch of the Brahmaputra.

      The journey provides a mesmerising perspective, with Saraighat visible on the horizon, and sunsets from the ropeway are truly enchanting. It’s a must-visit for anyone exploring Guwahati!

 Best time to Visit-

   The Ropeway operates from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with a lunch break from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. You can purchase tickets between 8:25 AM and 3:30 PM.

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  1. Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center (MBRHC) 

The Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center celebrates the mighty Brahmaputra river and its impact on Assam’s history, culture, and environment. Key points include:

    Preserving Legacy: Dedicated to the Brahmaputra’s spirit and the Ahom Kingdom’s historic victory at Saraighat.

   Cultural Immersion: Showcases Assamese crafts, music, and traditional life through exhibits and activities.

   Nature & Scenic Beauty: Lush walkways, gardens, viewing decks, and art installations offer scenic riverside experiences.

   Architectural Gem: Restored 170-year-old Heritage Bungalow and modern cafe blend history with modern design.

    Accessibility & Inclusivity: Free entry for children and seniors, disability access, and electric carts for ease of movement.

 Best time to Visit-

      The MBRHC premises are accessible every day from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The Heritage Bungalow operates from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Starbucks is open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Entry fees are ₹100 for individuals aged 10 to 75 years, while children below 10 years and persons with disability enjoy free entry. Entry is also free for individuals above 75 years.

  1. Dipor Bil or Deepor Beel

Considered one of the largest beel (bil or beel means “lake” in the local Assamese language) in the Brahmaputra valley of Lower Assam. 

Dipor Bil is a great place for bird lovers and nature fans. You can see more than 300 types of birds, including migratory ones like pelicans and ducks, in the greenery and calm waters.

 Best time to Visit-

The best time to visit is during October-March when the migratory birds arrive.

  1. Guwahati War Memorial

The Guwahati War Memorial is near Dighalipukhuri park in Latasil, Guwahati. It honours heroes who fought for the nation and died in action. Construction began on May 18, 2015, starting with the foundation. However, it opened to the public in December 2016. If you visit, you can also explore the Assam State Museum and Nehru Park, all in the same area.

 Best time to Visit-

The best time to visit Guwahati is from October to March during winter.

Timing- 9:00am–9:00pm( Closed on Tuesday)

  1. ISKCON Guwahati – Spiritual Hours
ISKCON temple, image by Us

Books stall at Assam Book fair of ISKCON Guwahati

ISKCON Temple, perched atop Sarania hills in Ulubari, Guwahati, is also called Sri Sri Rukmini Krishna Temple. It’s a popular Hindu temple and a top attraction in Guwahati. The temple, part of the ISKCON society founded by Sri Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is dedicated to Lord Krishna and named after his wife, Rukmini. Inside, beautifully adorned idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Rukmini can be found. People of all castes and religions are welcome to participate in the temple’s activities, which include daily rituals like aarti, chanting, bhajans, and discourses on the Bhagavad Gita.

Best time to Visit-

The temple operates from 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Jagannath Rath Yatra, and Holi are joyously celebrated. During Janmashtami, the temple hosts various programs and competitions for about a week.

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  1. Alfresco Grand Cruise (Guwahati)

Alfresco Grand Cruise in Guwahati offers a delightful experience on the Brahmaputra. Easy booking, a cozy middle deck, live Bollywood music, and tasty snacks make it special. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Guwahati, temples, and hills. The deck’s cleanliness adds to a romantic setting, especially during the surreal sunset. Besides regular trips, Alfresco hosts corporate events and dinner cruises. A must-try for a unique view of Guwahati’s charm.

 Best time to Visit-

Every day of the week:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

  1. Accoland

Accoland Water Park in Guwahati, Assam, owned by Vikramjit Kakati, offers exciting rides to beat the heat. Enjoy water sports, adventurous activities, and a 3D movie experience at Cinemax. Don’t forget to try delicious food at the various stalls inside Accoland.

Best time to Visit-

Open every day of the week, Accoland Water Park starts welcoming visitors at 10:00 am and closes its gates at 7:00 pm.

  1. Gandhi Mandap

Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati, Assam, is a peaceful place dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. It’s on Pub Sarania Hill and gives a nice view of the city and Brahmaputra River. There’s a special black stone spot with some of Gandhi’s ashes, surrounded by pretty gardens.

   The place is important during events like Gandhi Jayanti. Besides its history, people also come for nice sunset views, making it a good spot for photos. It’s easy to reach and is a place to remember India’s Father of the Nation.

 Best time to visit-

Gandhi Mandap is open every day from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. However, it tends to get crowded during Gandhi Jayanti.

GANDHI’S STATUE in Gandhi Mandap Guwahati । Image clicked by @theocibuloc

  1. Basistha Temple

           The temple is located in the southeastern corner of Guwahati, a short drive from the centre of the city. Basistha Temple is more than just a landmark; it’s an experience. It’s a chance to connect with your inner self, immerse yourself in ancient legends, and marvel at the beauty of nature. So, when in Guwahati, make sure to carve out some time for this enchanting sanctuary.

Best time to visit:

    It’s open all days of the week, with special pujas and ceremonies held on auspicious occasions.

  1. Science Museum 

Come to the Regional Science Centre in Guwahati! It’s a cool place with fun stuff for everyone. There are interactive things, shows, and a big science park. Check out Mirror Magic, see dinosaurs, and explore the underwater world. Watch the Northern Lights and be creative in the Innovation Hub. It’s awesome for curious people and those who want a fun day out. Come and have a blast exploring, trying things, and discovering the magic of science!

Best time to visit & Tickets money-

    The Science Centre operates from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Adult admission is ₹30, children pay ₹15. Free entry for kids under 3, physically challenged individuals, and police/military personnel in uniform.

  1. Kaziranga National Park
World Heritage Site, Kaziranga

              No visit to Guwahati is complete without exploring the famous Kaziranga National Park. Known for its population of one-horned rhinoceros, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But It’s approximately 250 km away from Guwahati. But we include it in the top places of Guwahati list because of One Horned rhinos. Jeep safaris and elephant rides allow visitors to get up close to a wide variety of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, and deer.

  Best time to Visit-

The best time to visit is during November-April when the weather is dry and animals are more active.

An Asian or Indian Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, in Kaziranga National park, Assam, India. Photo by Bob Balestri, dba Joesboy


     These top 18 places of Guwahati offer a glimpse into the best of the city’s attractions, the places of guwahati that you must visit, ranging from spiritual sites and cultural landmarks to natural wonders and recreational areas. Plan your visit to Guwahati and explore these  places of Guwahati to make your trip a memorable one.

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