Tourist Spots nearby Kamakhya Temple

There are several places of Interest for Tourists and Pilgrims in and around Kamakhya Temple.

Bhuvaneswari Temple

It is a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari located on the topmost point of Nilachal Hills. The view of Brahmaputra river from the temple is breathtaking.

Uma Nanda Temple

It is a 17th century temple on a river island of the same name is dedicated to Shiva. It was built by Ahom king Gadapani on this picturesque Brahmaputra isle, also called Peacock island. You can hop into a shared ferry/motorboat for Rs10 and return on the same or another boat free of charge, or reserve the entire boat for yourself. All shuttle boats leave from the KachariGhat between the Deputy Commissioner’s office and the lower courts. The island is also a sanctuary for an endangered population of Golden Langurs which you can see from very close quarters. They have thrived successfully on this uninhabited island chosen for their translocation from their last refuge in the Manas National Park. The island also has a Ganesh temple and is small enough to be explored on foot.

Ugro Tara Temple Lotaxil

A temple dedicated to the deity Tara. The goddess in the sanctum sanctorum is not an idol but a pit of water.

Navagraha Temple

It is an 18th century temple at dedicated to nine Celestial bodies is atop Chitrasal Hill, the second highest hill in Guwahati.

Basistha Ashram

It is a place of pilgrimage and a picnic spot near the Sandhychal hills south of Dispur, the seat of the State government lies at the confluence of the three streams Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta, names of the wives of legendary sage Vasistha who had set up this Ashram. It is near the Balaji temple which is near the ISBT-inter state bus terminus.

Assam State Museum

It is located in the southern end of Dighali Pukhuri tank which is in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. Established in 1940, this Museum is one of largest multipurpose museum in India. The exhibits of the Museum are displayed under different sections, viz., Epigraphy, Sculptures-The sculptures from the Assam region fall into four principal categories – stone, wood, metal and terracotta, Miscellaneous, Natural History, Crafts, Anthropology & Folk Art & Arms section.

Pandu

It is a river port on the south bank of Brahmaputra in West Guwahati was the entrepot to Guwahati before construction of the Saraighat bridge in the early 1960s.

Accoland

It is a Water Entertainment Park located on the Airport Road. The park is 21 km from Guwahati and 2 km from Guwahati Airport, at the base of a wooded hill. Accoland has the largest water coaster in India, including the Tornado and Boomerang. Some of the popular sports here are Aqua Thrill, Baby Train, Caterpillar Ride, Queen’s Bay, Bumper Cars, Columbia Ride, Long Flume, The Pirate Ship, Dragon Coaster, African Pythons etc.

Assam State Zoo And Botanical Gardens

Also known as Guwahati Zoo, it is the largest of its kind zoo in the North East region and it is spread across 432 acre (175 hectare). The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world. The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati.