Next to the mighty
Brahmaputra River, is also Assam's Capital. Host to the world's largest Tea
Auctions and full of ancient Hindu Temples. It is divided into two towns housed
on either sides of the river - Guwahati and North Guwahati.
A temple dedicated to Lord
Shiva. Situated on the Peacock Island in the middle of the river. Connected only
The temple of nine
planets, this is known as the center of Astrology and Astronomy since long and
is situated on the Chitrachal Hill (East Guwahati).
This temple is dedicated
to Shakti worship and is a center for Tantrik Hinduism. Sacrifices of Goat are
still regularly done here.
Assam State Museum
Trival Village scenes,
weavings, musical instruments and a huge sculpture gallery are the hallmarks of
Zoo & Botanical
Situated near the Guwahati
Railway Station this zoo has Tigers, Leopards and Rhinos (famous of Assam), and
Double Horned Rhinos from Africa.
Diphu is the Head Quarter to Karbi Anglong District and 271 kms from Guwahati by road. It is
connected by N. F. Railway and State Transport Buses from Guwahati. Nearest
Airport is Dimapur 54 kms.
The distance from Guwahati to Umrangshu is 224 kms by road. The biggest Hydel plant has come
up under North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) with dams in the Kopili
river. Near Umrangshu, there is a Hot spring (GARAMPANI), the water of which is
believed to have medicinal value.
Jatinga is situated 9 kms from Haflong town, the District Head Quarter of North Cachar
Hills. Jatinga is famous for bird mystery. The migratory birds come during the
month of August to November and it becomes the ornithologist's attraction. From
the elevated watch tower one can see them yielding to their death wish and their
little plumage dropping down.
Up in the rugged terrains stands Assam's only hill station Haflong where one can see the
rainbow down below. It is the district Head Quarter of North Cachar hills
District. A beautiful big lake "Haflong Lake" is located in the heart
of the Haflong town. Haflong is 345 kms by road from Guwahati and connected by
N. F. Railway and State Transport Buses ply from Guwahati.
Located on the Bank of Mahur river and 47 kms from
Haflong. Maibong once flourished as the
capital of Dimasa, Kachari Kingdom. Stone house and temple of Kachari king can
be seen at Maibong.