The Gateway to Northeast India - Guwahati
Guwahati being the most loved destination among the vacationers welcomes its visitors with a serene atmosphere, the soothing sounds of the gushing river the relaxing chirping of birds, and the astounding places to explore. It is truly a paradise for nature lovers. This astonishing place is located on the Brahmaputra river banks.
Apart from the sightseeings the city Guwahati gets drenched into several festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm. One of the most popular festivals here is the Bihu festival that has 3 different sets – Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu- that is celebrated in April to mark the beginning of the Assamese new year, Kati Bihu or Kongali Bihu- celebrated during mid-October to protect the maturing paddy crop, Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu- that is a harvesting festival celebrated to mark the success of farming.
Another famous festival is the Durga puja and Manasa Festival that is celebrated at the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. It is celebrated in September month in the praise of the goddess Kamakhya. Brahmaputra Beach festival is yet another known festival that is celebrated annually during the spring season along the shores of the Brahmaputra river. It is a three-day event in which different cultural events, dancing, crafts and water sports are organized. Ambubachi Mela is another festival and the biggest carnival in the state of Assam that is celebrated in June to commemorate a belief that during this time Goddess Kamakhya undergoes her annual menstruation cycle. There are some other festivals too that are celebrated with great pomp and show.
Enjoy some lip-smacking dishes that are on the topmost list of the menu. Nga-Thongba, Erongba, Pani Hamuk, Khar, Masor Tenga, Pitaka, Polu or Leta are some delicacies of the city, try these dishes as they are truly worth trying.
Thanks to the ease of connectivity, the city Guwahati is among the topmost priorities of travelers. So plan a tour and witness the serenity and tranquillity of this land.
What is Guwahati famous for
The city Guwahati is renowned for the Kamakhya temple located atop the Nilachal hill. The city is also known for Assam tea, Assam silk, pretty handicrafts, pickles, singing bowls, Assamese traditional jewellery.
Visit this city for some famous places like- Umananda island, Kaziranga National Park- which is home to one-horned Indian rhinoceros. There are other mind-blowing places too that will surely force you to visit again and again.
Major Markets of Guwahati
From the beautiful markets to malls the city Guwahati offers its travelers a wide range of shopping experiences to the shopaholics. You can go for pretty handicraft products, Assam silk, traditional clothes, tea leaves and for the most lip-smacking sweets and pickles on offer. Here is the list of the markets that you can shop from- Fancy Bazaar- one of the popular markets in Guwahati for local products like- Jaapi, a local traditional bamboo hat, Gamocha, and a good range of delicious local food too. The next is the Pan Bazaar- the most loved market for book lovers.
One can find shops here that are solely dedicated to books, novels and academic literature. One can even find here the local stores selling Assamese clothes, handwoven fabrics and silks. There are other markets too like- Paltan Bazaar, GS road, Ganesh Guri, Dona Planet, Sohum Shoppe, Silkalay, Govindam, NEDFi Haat, and Maligaon Market from where you can shop.
Where to Stay in Guwahati
The astounding Guwahati is the aptest destination to escape for a rejuvenating vacation from luxury to budget hotels, Guwahati city has all types of hotels that are perfectly wrapped with modern-day luxury and home-like comfort. There are several well-furnished resorts, and homestays too where you can make your stay comfortable. The beautiful Guwahati tour will be a comfortable experience for the travelers as there are several cheap and luxury hotels, resorts and homestays available for them amidst nature. One visiting can book hotels, resorts on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
Where to eat in Guwahati
Visitors can find numerous best restaurants that offer a variety of dishes that are worth trying in the city Guwahati. Here is the list of some good restaurants- Barbeque Nation, Kalita Spectrum, Tandoor, Red Hot Chilli Pepper, Ambrosia, Maach, and Ushabhan. Some other popular restaurants in Guwahati are worth trying.