Stressed with the ongoing pandemic? This could be the best time to take a vacation without having to deal with hordes of tourists. Guwahati, the largest metropolis and the biggest city of Assam, could be one place that could be a great stress buster. With moderate temperatures and mild humidity, it is the perfect place to chill, and if you are up for it, maybe some sightseeing. Booking your Delhi to Mumbai flight for another vacation. This time, visit Guwahati. Here’s why.
1. Kamakhya Temple
Associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna, the Kamakhya Temple is the most famous Shakti Peethas in India. This temple is one of the oldest in Guwahati and attracts millions of devotees each year. This temple is also renowned for its legend that in June, the waters of the River Brahmaputra turn red due to the Goddess’ menstrual blood. Kamakhya is also visited during September and October, as this temple holds a grand celebration for Durga Puja.
2. Kaziranga National Park
Many Delhiites book New Delhi to Ahmedabad flights for a quick getaway but you will only experience exotic wildlife at Kaziranga National Park. Declared as one of the world heritage sites, this national park is home to two-thirds of the one-horned rhinoceros in the world. Tourists are often surprised by the amount of wildlife that can be spotted here. SUV or jeep safaris are a great way to spot the wildlife.
3. Baligara Eco Resort
Imagine cozy huts, chirping birds, stargazing all night, and definitely an awesome view; Baligara Eco Resort is located within Nameri National Park and offers a memorable stay. Along with a taste of their native cuisine, this resort also offers you a lot of adventurous opportunities, which include jungle safaris, which are, of course, guided. This place lets you soak in nature and instantly puts you in a calm mood.
One of the best places near Guwahati that is perfect for a road trip, Cherrapunji is considered the wettest place on Earth. With the pleasant climate and the cool air all around, the waterfalls are just the perfect compliment. These falls include the NohKalikai Falls, Dain Thelen Falls and many more. This place also astounds tourists with views of the Bangladesh Plains from the cliff.
5. Umananda Temple
Umananda Temple is a Shiva temple located right in the middle of the River Brahmaputra, on Peacock Island. This place is also the smallest inhabited riverine island in the world and can be reached by ferry from Kachari Ghat in Guwahati. According to popular legend, Shiva is said to have resided here in “Bhayananda” form.
Guwahati is one of the coolest places you could go to for a rejuvenating vacation. So, book your air tickets to Guwahati as soon as possible, and have a fun getaway with friends or family.