Assam and Kaziranga tours are always evergreen in your life which gives a lot of energy and peace after the trip. Because of the lush green forests, wild life sanctuaries Assam has become an awesome tourist destinations for domestic and international wild life lovers. In our article we will try to mention the places of interest in Guwahati, things to see in Assam.
Sightseeing in Guwahati
Kamakhya Temple: Kamakhya temple is situated in Nilachal Hills in the western part of Guwahati. It is one of the most popular hindu pilgrimage destination where mother goddess Kamrup Kamakhya is worshipped. Its one of the 51 shakti pithas. From Guwahati you can take private vehicles or auto rickshaw to reach Kamakhya temple. Since the queue for the main temple entrance become very long its advised that you should visit the Temple in the morning time. Since this temple is one of the most popular hindu destinations in India you must keep Kamakhya Temple visit in your tour itinerary.
ISKCON Temple: ISKCON, International Society for the Krishna consciousness is a Hindu religious society which was founded in the New York City in the year 1966 by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON Guwahati is surrounded by lush green gardens where devotees can spend their time in the dedication of God. The interiors of the temple include the deities of Krishna and Rukmani in the attractive attires. There are various halls inside the temple for preaching the teaching of the society which is based on Vaishnavism, which considers Lord Vishnu as their supreme power (Krishna was also one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu).
Assam State Zoo: The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region. The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world. The total number of animals and birds, at the time of its inception was 42 (22 species) and 236 (31 species) respectively. Now the zoo is expanded to accommodate eye-catching exotic ones like chimpanzees, white rhinos & black rhinos, zebras, ostriches and giraffes from Africa; puma, jaguar and llama from South America and kangaroos from Australia.
Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. Kaziranga tours became popular when its conveyed to the world that it hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses is a World Heritage Site. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, swamp deer. When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation.
Manas National Park: Assam has another beauty of nature which is the Manas national park which is very popular for Hoolock Gibbon, Capped langurs and many other wild life species like Indian elephant, wild water buffalo, pygmy hog, tiger and various species of Asiatic birds. The Assamese economy is aided by wildlife tourism, centred around Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park which are World Heritage Sites. Sal tree forests are found in the state, which as a result of rainfall looks green all year round.