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Sightseeing in and around Guwahati

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The following sites can be covered during the “Sightseeing in and around Guwahati” package tours:

Umananda Temple

Umananda temple is located on a river island  in the midst of river Brahmaputra flowing

through the Guwahati city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Umananda Bhairava. Mythologically, Umananda is the Bhairava of Goddess Kamakhya.The British named the island as “Peacock Island” for its shape.

Ugratara Temple

Ugratara Temple is a temple dedicated to Tara (Devi) located in the heart of Guwahati city. The Ugratara Temple is an important Sakti shrine. Legend has it that the navel of Sati, first consort of Shiva, is related to this temple. Ugratara in Assam is generally identified with Nila Saraswati, Eka-Jata, etc., of the Buddhist pantheon.

Nabagraha Temple

Navagraha (local name: Nabagraha) temple is devoted to Navagraha- the nine (nava) major celestial planets (Grahas) of Hindu astronomy. These celestial bodies are named Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node). Many temples in South India contain a shrine dedicated to the Navagrahas. However, inside the Navagraha temple of Guwahati the cluster of nine separate shrines, each dedicated to the Navagrahas are located.

Bashistha Muni Ashram

Bashistha temple, located in the south-east corner of Guwahati city is a Shiva mandir constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in 1764 AD. The history of the Bashistha Ashram where the temple is located dates back to the Vedic age. According to legend the ashram was founded by the great saint Bashistha (Vasishtha).

Temple in the ashram stands on the bank of the three streams Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta originating from the hills of Meghalaya, which becomes the rivers Bashistha and Bahini / Bharalu flowing through the Guwahati city.

Balaji Temple

The Balaji temple complex of Guwahati is established by the authority of the original Balaji temple of South India. The temple has a very unique architectural design and is built over a large area of land. There is a beautiful park attached to the temple where you can sit and relax after completing the puja in the mandir.

Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar temple is regarded as one of the Dwadasha (12) Jyotirlingam scattered all over India. Located inside a hillock on the banks of a stream covered with lush green vegetation.

Somnath Temple

Assam State Zoo

Assam State Museum

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