Guwahati

Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and Northeastern India. Guwahati lies between the banks of the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. The region around Guwahati hosts diverse wildlife and endangered birds. The city also houses many ancient Hindu temples; this resulted in it being named: 'City of Temples'. Guwahati is a major riverine port city and one of the fastest growing cities in India.

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Umananda Devaloi is a Shiva temple located at the Peacock Island in the middle of river Brahmaputra just opposite of Kachari Ghat in Guwahati, Assam. It is known as smallest inhabited riverine island in the world. Country boats that are available on the bank of Brahmaputra take the visitors to the island. It is located within Guwahati city, about 6-7 Kms from city centre.

Small hill on the island sheltering the temple is known as Bhasmacala. This mountain is also called Bhasmakuta. The temple of Umananda was built in 1694 A. D. by the Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique by the order of Kin...

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The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the Guwahati, Assam. It is spread across 432 acre (175 hectare). The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world. It is within Guwahati city limits, about 8-9 Kms from city centre.

The Assam State Zoo also added a museum and in the year 1982 a botanical garden and so Assam State Zoo became The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden. The slanted foothills with trees and grass make the zoo almost a nat...

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Assam State Museum
7 kms from Guwahati city limits
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The Assam State Museum is located in the southern end of Dighali Pukhuri tank which is in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. The Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society) in 1940. Assam State Museum surpasses all the other museums in India, as one of the biggest multipurpose museum. Tihs museum is within Guwahati city limits, about 7 Kms from city centre.

The exhibits of the Museum are displayed under different sections. The library in Assam State Museum was established in 1985,is rich in its stenographic collections. There are various periodic...

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Balaji temple, Assam
5 kms from Guwahati city limits
Architecture

Balaji temple is a famous piligrimage site located in Guwahati, Assam. It is in Betkuchi area of Guwahati. Its striking South Indian architecture is unlike the other temples of this area. It is located within Guwahati city limits, at a distance of 5 Kms from city centre.

This recently built temple is an example of modern architecture. The temple was made in a south Indian actictectural style and is similar toTirupati Balaji temple of South India. The temple is dedicated to lord Balaji. The idols of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Durga can also be seen here. The temple complex covers an area...

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Barpeta, Assam
90 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Barpeta is a town in Barpeta district, Assam. It called Satra Nagari (Temple town) of Assam. It is located at a distance of 90 Kms from city centre.

Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the largest forests of Assam and one of the few tiger reserves of India. Barpeta has subtropical climate, with chilly winters and hot humid summers. Barpeta district was created in 1983 when it wassplit from Kamrup district. On 1 June 2004, it lost part of its territory to the newly formed Baksa district.

It is an ideal place for animal and nature lovers. ...

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Aswaklanta Temple is one of ancient temples in Assam, famous as a Hindu pilgrimage center situated near to Guwahati, Assam. Vishnu padam is situated near the Brahmaputra river below the hill where temple is situated. Aswaklanta Temple is located at a distance of 23 Kms from city centre.

According to legend, Lord Krishna was on his way searching for Narakasur to slay him, whilst pursuit his horse felt tired. He then took some rest at this spot and Lord Vishnu's footprint got inscribed in stone. It is one of the best sightseeing near Guwahati among all of the well-known tourist spots. ...

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Basistha temple, Assam
12 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Basistha temple, is one of the ancient temples of Assam located in the south-east corner of Guwahati city, Assam. It is a Shiva mandir constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in 1764 along with gift of land 835 Bighas for the ashram. The ashram is located at a distance of 10-12 kilometers from Guwahati.

The history of the Basistha Ashram where the temple is located dates back to the Vedic age. According to legend the ashram was founded by the great saint Basistha (Vasishtha) and it is believed that this ashram was his home. Although the ashram has a temple but still the cave in whic...

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Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh
241 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. It lies along the Kameng river and is the headquarters of Bhalukpung circle. It is at a distance of 241 Kms from Guwahati city centre.

Bhalukpung was governed by local tribal Aka rulers, with occasional political dominance from Bhutan and Assam. Ahom rulers of Assam did not interfere with the local tribals, except for retaliatory raids into the tribal territory. It is due to this reason that, Bhalukpung provides tourists with a unique tourist experience.
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Chanbudi lake, Assam
64 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Chandubi Lake is a natural lake located in Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council, Kamrup District, Assam . It is a natural sightseeing and picnic spot. This lake attracts sizable amount of migratory birds during winter. It is at a distance of 64 kilometers from the city of Guwahati.

The beauty of the lake and its surroundings lays a charm that lures a huge number of tourists who visit the place to relax in the lap of nature. Chandubi Lake lake formed during the 1897 Assam earthquake. During that event a pre-existing forest went down and the lake was born.

Chandubi Lake offers to ...

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Bhuvaneswari temple is a famous temple in Guwahati, Assam. The Bhuvaneswari temple, a white shrine, is perched atop a hill adjacent to the city. This Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari. It is within Guwahati city limits, at a distance of 10 Kms from city centre.

In Hinduism, Bhuvaneśwari is the fourth of the ten Dasa Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi or Durga as elements of the physical cosmos,in giving shape to the creation of the World. From the temple, views of sunset and Bhramaputra river are beautiful.

The temple was built in between 1667 to 1676 A. D....

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Darang, Assam
74 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Darrang is a district in the central part of Assam. The district headquarters is located at Mangaldoi. It is located at a distance of 74 Kms from Guwahati city centre.

Darang is known for its spiritual and religious aspect being home to several popular religious centers including Bar Masjid, Satras and Thaans. Darang is located on the Southern side of the River Brahmaputra. Bodo, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi are commonly spoken in the area.

Darang is first mentioned back in the Hindu epic Mahabharata during the 16th century. Darang's historical significance can be evidenced by ...

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Doul Govinda Temple, Assam
26 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Doul Govinda Temple is one of the famous temples of Guwahati, Assam. The temple is mainly devoted to Lord Krishna, there is an Namghar along with the temple within the same premises. It is situated near Guwahati city, at a distance of 26 Kms from city centre.

Doul Govinda is open and accessible all the year round, but one can enjoy the thrill of a river cruise as well as walking on white sands of the beaches of Brahmaputra, during the months between November and April. Special Ferry service is also available to the temple from Guwahati to Rajaduar anytime.

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Dighali Pukuhri, Assam
7 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Dighalipukhuri, also known as Dighalipukhri is a rectangular man-made pond in Guwahati, Assam. Dighalipukhuri consisting of a pond and a garden spans an area between 17-18 bigha. It is located near Guwahati city, at a distance of 6-7 Kms from city centre.

This name is derived from two Assamese word: Dighol meaning long and Pukhuri meaning lake. According to legend, the pond was created by Bhagadatta by digging a canal from the Brahmaputra river. In historical times, it was used by the Ahoms as a naval yard. Its access to the Brahmaputra was eventually closed, and during colonial time...

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Deepor Beel, Assam
12 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Dipor Bil, also spelt Deepor Beel (bil or beel means 'lake' in the local Assamese language), is a freshwater lake located to the south-west of Guwahati city, in Kamrup district of Assam. It is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River, to the south of the main river. It is within Guwahati city limits, about 12 Kms from city centre.

The name Deepor Beel is stated to be derivative of the Sanskrit word dipa which means elephant and the beel means wetland or large aquatic body in Assamese language, inhabited by elephants. Considered as one of the largest b...

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ISKCON temple, Assam
6 kms from Guwahati city limits
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ISKCON temple is a Hindu temple in Guwahati, Assam. It is a place where one can see a lot of followers of Lord Krishna offering prayers. It is located at a distance of 6 Kms.

There are idols of Lord Krishna and his wife Rukmani both dressed in Beautiful attires. One can attend at time of arati, listen to engaging bhajans. Iskcon Temple in Guwahati is a typical Iskcon temple which resembles architectural styles of the other ISKCON temples. Daily routines at ISKCON temple include Aarti, chanting, bhajans and Bhagavat Gita discourses. Devotees can attend the prayers irrespective of thei...

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Fancy Bazar, Assam
7 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Fancy Bazar is a prominent market in city of Guwahati, Assam. It is one of the most visited places in the city. The bazaar situated at the bank of River Brahmaputra and it is accessible from any part of Guwahati. It is located near Guwahati city, at a distance of 7 Kms from city centre.

It is the shopper's paradise in the era of Mall culture. Lots of bargaining scopes in this shopping market. Fancy Bazar is full of shopping stores and food outlets. It is famous specially for its Street shopping. Fancy Bazar can be said to be the hub of all commercial interests in the city. Fancy Baza...

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Kamakhya Temple is a very popular Hindu temple situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam. It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindus and carries a special significance for Tantric worshipers. The Kamakhya Temple which is sometimes referred to as also Kamrup-Kamakhya is dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is situated within Guwahati, about 13 Kms from city centre.

It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The current structural temple, built and renovated many times in the period 8th-17th century, gave rise to a hybrid in...

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Kaziranga National Park
193 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. It is located at a distance of 193 Kms from city centre.

According to the census held in March 2015, which was jointly conducted by the Forest Department of the Government of Assam and some recognized wildlife NGOs, the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park is 2,401. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared...

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Nalbari, Assam
72 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Nalbari is a small town and a municipal board in Nalbari district in the state of Assam. It is located at a distance of 72 Kms from Guwahati city.

Nal is variety of reed while Bari denotes garden. In ancient times Western Assam was known as Kamarupa, which existed in harmony with Davaka of central Assam. Kamarupa was divided into Kamarupa Pithas or geographical divisions; Nalbari placed in Kamapitha division. Nalbari has subtropical climate, with chilly winters, hot summers and wet monsoons. Nalbari is famous for Sanskrit education and known as \"Nabadeep\" for presence of various Sa...

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Navagraha temple, Assam
8 kms from Guwahati city limits
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The Navagraha Temple is found on the top of Chitrasal Hill (or Navagraha Hill), in Guwahati city, Assam. The Navagraha temple was built by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in the late 18th century. It is located in Guwahati city limits, at a distance of 8 Kms from city centre.

Enshrined in this temple are nine Shivalingams, representing the nine Celestial bodies, each covered with a colored garment symbolic of each of the celestial bodies, with a Shivaligam in the center symbolizing the sun. It has been renovated in recent times during the late 1923-45. One of the oldest temple in thnorth e...

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Nehru Park Pan Bazaar
6 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Pan Bazaar is known as one of the cultural and educational hotspots of Guwahati, Assam. Area is house for many historic buildings like of Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti, Assam State Museum and District Library. It is within Guwahati city, at a distance of 6 Kms from city centre.

The Nehru Park and Sukreshwar Temple are other major tourist magnets of this area. Cotton College, Handique Girls College, Cotton Collegiate High School and Don Bosco High School are prominent educational institutes of this area which has state level importance. The Nehru park is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the...

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Manas National Park
146 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a national park - UNESCO Natural World Heritage site - a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam. It is located at a distance of 146 Kms from Guwahati city.

Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo. The name of the park is originated from the Man...

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East Garo Hills, Meghalaya
200 kms from Guwahati city limits
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East Garo Hills is an administrative district in the state of Meghalaya. It is located at a distance of 200 Kms from Guwahati city.

The East Garo Hills district was formed in 1976, after the erstwhile Garo Hills district of Meghalaya was re-organised witha view to bring the administration closer to the people. S

These plainlands are in a sense historical, as it was here that the Garos made their last major resistance to the British intrusion into Garo Hills during the year 1837. The legendary Garo leader Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma was felled by the British, in skirmish, at Ch...

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Pobitora Wildlife Santuary
48 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Pobitora or Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to more than 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles. It is also an Important Bird Area. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of 48 km by road from Guwahati.

In Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, there are now around 93 rhinos, a ten per cent increase over the last six years. The Pobitora sanctuary stretches over 38 km and has a swampy marshland which is a perfect habitat for the rhinos, wild buffalos and the wild boars. There ...

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Lankeshwar temple, Assam
16 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Lankeshwar Temple is an ancient Shiva temple on top of a hillock in the western part of the Guwahati city, Assam. The Lankeshwar Temple of Assam dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Guwahati city limits, at a distance of 16 Kms from city centre.

Lankeshwar is one of the many forms of Lord Shiva. The followers of Lord Shiva considered the temple as one of the most sacred one. Devotees all around the year visit this temple and seek divine blessings. The Lankeshwar Temple in Guwahati is not only popular with the religiously inclined people but with the general tourists also. Most c...

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Saraighat Bridge, Assam
14 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Saraighat is a bridge near Guwahati in Assam, on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Sarai was a small village where the old abandoned N. F. Railway station of Amingaon was located. The famous Battle of Saraighat was fought near this place on the river. It is located near Guwahati, at a distance of 14 Kms from city centre.

Saraighat is the first bridge on river Brahmaputra in Assam. It is made of steel is one of the oldest modern bridges in the country. The bridge is 1. 3 km in length. India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the bridge at a grand function held...

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Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra commonly Kalakshetra is a popular cultural institution in the Panjabari area of Guwahati, Assam. It is named after the medieval poet-playwright and reformer Srimanta Sankardev. It includes a cultural museum, library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural items, besides a children's park. It is within Guwahati city limits, about 13 Kms from city centre.

In addition to being Northeast India's largest cultural congregation, the Kalakshetra is also a major tourist spot in Guwahati. Built in the 1990s, the artistic exce...

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Sualkuchi, Assam
35 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Sualkuchi is a town in Kamrup district in Assam. It is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, Sualkuchi is a block of Kamrup District. It is situated at a distance of 35 km from Guwahati city centre.

It has large number of cottage industry engaged in handloom, hence it is called textile centre of Assam. For which it is also known as the \"Manchester of Assam\". Muga silk and Pat silk along with Eri silk and Endi clothfrom this region is famous for its quality. Mekhela chadors and Gamosas made from this indigenous materials is in demandthroughout Assam as well as other p...

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Sukreshwar temple, Assam
6 kms from Guwahati city limits
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The Sukreswar Temple is an important Shiva temple in the state of Guwahati, Assam. It was constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha (1744–1751). It is within Guwahati city limits, at a distance of 6 Kms from city centre.

Originally dating back to the 18th century, the temple is believed to have the largest Shiva lingam or phallic emblem in India. The Temple is famous for housing the sixth Joytirilnga of India. By sitting on the steps of Sukreswar ghat one can enjoy the scenery of sun setting on the river, boats moving across the river, children and older people bathing, far re...

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Nongpoh, Meghalaya
48 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Nongpoh is the administrative centre of Ri-Bhoi district in the State of Meghalaya. The name means \"the abode of clouds\" in Sanskrit. The state is the wettest region of India, recording an average of 12,000 mm (470 in) of rains a year. It is at a distance of 48 kilometers from Guwahati city centre.

It has an average elevation of 485 metres (1591 feet). Because of its proximity to the Brahmaputra plains, the weather during summer months tends to be humid and hot while the winter months are pleasant and warm. Fruits such as pineapples, bananas, papayas and litchi are cultivated exten...

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Madan Kamdev, Assam
40 kms from Guwahati city limits

Madan Kamdev is an archaeological site in Baihata Chariali, Kamrup, Assam. This place dates back to the 9th and 10th century AD. Excavation and ruins here shows the prosperity and might of Pala dynasty of Kamarupa. It is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Guwahati city.

The ruins of Madan Kamdev are scattered widely in a secluded place, covering 500 meters. Uma Maheshwar's embraced idols,carved on the stones of medieval temples, can be seen here. The most prominent statues are of the Sun, Ganesha, and Vidhyadhar. Near Madan Kamdev, an old temple of lord Shiva, known here as Gopeshw...

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Orang National Park, Assam
140 kms from Guwahati city limits
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The Orang National Park, located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts Assam. It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park (IUCN site) since the two parks have a similar landscape made up of marshes, streams and grasslands. It is at a distance of 140 Km from Guwahati city.

It covers an area of 78. 81 square kilometres (30. 43 sq mi). It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buff...

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Nameri National Park, Assam
223 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam. The habitat of Nameri is made up of tropical evergreen, Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboobrakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. It is at a distance of 223 Kms from Guwahati city.

Grassland comprise of less than 10% of the total area of the park while the semi-evergreen and moist deciduous species dominate the area. Some notable species are Gamari, Titachopa, Amari, Bogipoma, Ajar, Urium poma, Bhelou, Agaru, Rudraksha, Bonjol...

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Temples of Hajo, Assam
35 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Temples of hajo is a famous piligrimage located in Hajo town of Assam. Highly revered by the Hindus as well as the Buddhists, the temple enshrines an image of Lord Vishnu. It is located at a distance of 35 km from Guwahati city centre.

Hayagriva (Vishnu with a horse head) is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Hayagriva Madhava Temple is situated on the Monikut hill. The area is dotted with a number of ancient temples as well as other sacred artifacts. The Hayagriva Madhava Mandir is the most famoustemple of Hajo. Lesser known temples of Hajo like that of Ganesha was constructed ...

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Ugro Tara Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Tara (Devi) located in the western side of Jor Pukhury tanks in the heart of Guwahati city in Assam. It is an important Sakti shrine. In the garbhagriha of Ugra Tara there is no image or idol. A small pit filled with water is considered as the Goddess. It is within Guwahati, about 7 Kms from city centre.

Highly revered by the devotees, the Ugro Tara temple does not hold any idol or even the image of the Goddess in its sanctum sanatorium. The temple of Ugra Tara is small and beautiful to view. There is a Shivalaya beside Ugra Ta...

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Tezpur, Assam
175 kms from Guwahati city limits
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Tezpur is a city and Urban Agglomeration and the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Sonitpur district in the state of Assam. Tezpur is a fastest growing City on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest of the north bank towns with a population exceeding 100,000. It is at a distance of 175 kilometres from of Guwahati city centre.

It is considered to be the \"Cultural Capital of Assam\". Tezpur is also known as the Most Clean City of Assam because of its clean and green view. Tezpur attracts every visitor who comes here with its beautiful parks, hillocks, s...

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