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Cheap Hotels near Kamakhya Temple

There are no Hotels on Nilachal Hills on which Kamakhya Temple is located, however several hotels are available down at Guwahati.

Prashanti Lodge or Lalita Kanta Yatri Nivas (Tourist Home),  is the only facility on Nilachal hill where you can enjoy the comfort of living in a Hotel. It offers double bed, triple bed rooms as well as a master suite.

However there are several lodges at Kamakhya Dham, where you get really good accommodation at cheap rates.Below are few of them.

Luxury Hotels near Kamakhya Temple

As of March 2014, there are no Luxury Hotels on the Nilachal Hills on which Kamakhya Temple is located. All you can get there are lodges and rest houses.

However, tourists can avail luxury facilities by staying in the town of Guwahati.

Below are few luxury Hotels in the Guwahati. The list below is not exhaustive and you are advised to google out for more information about hotels in Guwahati.

  • Hotel Nova, S.S. Road (Fancy Bazaar),  +91 361 251 9465,. A decent mid-range choice, it is centrally located, reasonably clean and friendly, and has a good restaurant on site. Hot running water, TV with satellite connection, same-day laundry available. www.novahotel.in Rs 1190-1,790, A/C rooms Rs 1,570-2,170.
  • Hotel Brindavan,  Rs 500-3,500 . www.hotelbrindavan.com , phone 0361-2912222/23
  • Hotel Rialto, (nearby Pan Bazaar). Rs 1,000-1,800
  • Hotel mahalaxmiRs 850-1,850 . www.hotelmahalaxmi.com
  • Hotel Dynasty, S.S. Road (Lakhotia),  +91 361 251 6021, Centrally located, warm and comfortable, and the staff are friendly. Tandoor is one of the two in-house restaurants, and a good place to splurge on food in the city, with live music in the evenings. Rooms Rs 3400-5000, Suites Rs 8000-15,000. 

Lodges near Kamakhya Temple

There are several lodges available near Kamakhya Temple meant for accommodation to tourists and pilgrims. Based on the limited information we could gather, below is the list of lodges and guest houses at Kamakhya Dham. Please See the bottom regarding Rates.

1. Nareshwar Chakreshwar Bhawan
On Guwahati-Kamakhya Road
Phone: 9707023140, 9864071990

2. Rani Bhawan
Near Bagala Mandir
Kamakhya Dham, Guwahati 781010
Phone:+99859984242,9207000457,9854370661

3. Kamakhya Debutter Guest House
Left to the Kamakhya Temple
0361-2734660, 2734654

4. Prashanti Lodge
On Guwahati -Kamakhya Road
Phone:

5. Dada Dham
Right to Kamakhya Temple
Phone: +91-9764092286

6. One Unnamed Lodge near Temple
Phone: +91-9613013663

Rates

The Accommodation Rates at most of the lodges are usually arbitrary and fluctuating and you need a fair idea of the prevailing rates to get the best prices. During peak seasons like Durga Puja, Ambubachi Puja, the prices should be around Rs. 500-700 per room per day for 3 Bedded Room, while Rs. 300-500 for 2 Bedded Room.

Again beware of middlemen and approach the owners directly. A smart way to do so is to call the phone number written outside the lodges or rest houses.

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Dharamshala near Kamakhya Temple

There are no Dharamshala available near Kamakhya Temple. The places to stay include Guest Houses, Lodges and Home Stay with Priests (Pandas).

This information is based on our survey done in October 2013.

Star Hotels near Kamakhya Temple

There are no star hotels located on the Nilachal Hill on which Kamakhya Temple is located. However there are several 1 to 5 star hotels in and around Guwahati offering a Luxurious and pleasant stay to the guests.

3 Star Hotels

Hotel Fame City: It is a Hotel in Guwahati with 22 rooms strategically located adjacent to ASTC, Network Stand, Shopping malls paltan bazaar making a convenient place for the business traveler

Address: Beside Vijaya Bank, G. S. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati

Hotel Brahmaputra Residency: It is a fine offering which offers a range of facilities for a comfortable stay. Internet, 24-hour front desk, laundry, parking, 24-hour security and catering services are the essential services provided by the hotel. Guests can also enjoy leisure moments at the gym and health club while the conference rooms are perfect for business meetings.

Address: Peace Enclave (8th Floor), Ulubari, Guwahati 781007

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok: The hotel offers a range of very spacious rooms and suites all equipped with air-conditioning and providing the level of comforts essential during a business trip or break. It is located in a peaceful and pollution free environment on the banks of Brahmaputra river overlooking the “World’s Smallest Inhabited Riverine Island – The Umananda Island”, the earthy abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Address: M.G. Road, Guwahati.NA, Guwahati 781001

Hotel Ambarish Grand Residency: It is a three star reasonable budget hotel.

Address: MD Shah Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati 781008

Hotel Hornbill 3 star deluxe hotel, Hotel Hornbill offers a wonderful blend of luxury and warm hospitality. Hotel Hornbill is an ideal option for those looking for comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates.

Address: MD Shah Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati, Assam, Guwahati 781008

Hotel Landmark The Landmark Hotel in Guwahati is a luxury accommodation in the city and has all the necessary arrangements to make your stay a really warm and cozy one.

Address: Dr B. Barooah Road, Ulubari, Guwahati 781007

Hotel Parashuram: It offers to its guests a range of modern comforts and gratifying hospitality. The banqueting facilities of the hotel make it perfect for various social and corporate functions. The food dished at the in-house restaurant, Upasana, is made of fresh ingredients. This elegantly designed restaurant also provides customized dishes.

Address: Near ISBT, Opp DY365 News Channel, National HIghway 37, Garchuk, Katabari, India

Hotel President: This budget hotel is located at Pan Bazar in the heart of the town and close to the city s main market area. There are 33 rooms and suites on offer. Guests can savour to some local, authentic cuisine, which is served along with scrumptious international fare. Business visitors are offered conference facilities and there is a travel desk that handles any travel related issues

Address: G.N.B Road Pan Bazar, Guwahati 781001

Hotel Rasmataaz : HOTEL Rasmataaz is located in the city’s commercial hub. It’s situated 23 Km from the airport, 3 Km from the railway station & 2 Km from the state capital on the Guwahati Shillong road. The grandeur and magnitude of the mountains, emarelled green valleys blossoming with most vibrant flora, gushing white waters, ultimate topographical bliss. North-East and the valley Guwahati’ on the banks of river Brahmahputra untarnished situated in the eastern Himalayas .

Address: GS Road, ABC, 2nd By lane, Tarun Nagar, Guwahati , Assam., Guwahati 781005

Hotel Rialto: At Hotel Rialto they have a total of 34 rooms in standard, deluxe and executive categories with state of the art security system in place. Each room has facilities like Air conditioning; Bath/ Shower, Color TV with satellite channels; Doctor on Call, Direct Dial Telephone, Laundry service and Capsule Lift service is available. Hotel is fully secured with modern surveillance system.

Address: GNB Road, Panbazar, Near Lakhtakia Fly Over

Hotel Silk Route: It is just 1 K.M from Guwahati Railway Station and 20 Kms from Guwahati Airport. The hotel caters to both business as well as leisure travelers. Hotel is equipped with 29 Nos. of beautifully and technically designed and appointed A/c rooms for luxury staying having attached bathroom and round the clock hot & cold water

Address: S.S Road, Lakhtokia, Fancy Bazar, Guwahati-781 001, Guwahati

Prag Continental : It is an exclusive 3 star business hotel snugly nestled in the heart of Guwahati city. It offers finer points of hospitality and grandeur spacious rooms designed for first-class living and perfect for an extended stay in Guwahati.

Address: M.N. Road, Panbazar, Guwahati- (Assam) INDIA, Guwahati 781001

Rains Inn: It is situated in the heart of Guwahati at Paltan Bazar.It provides an elevated standard of style, contemporary design and decor. The state-of-the-art technology, eco friendly material and amenities for commerce, leisure and relaxation makes our hotel in Guwahati an ideal choice for patrons, guests and travellers whether on business, leisure or holidaying.

Address: Solapara Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati

Vishwaratna Hotel : It provides the perfect mix of luxury at an affordable price. Equipped with all star facilities including spa & salon, multi-cuisine restaurant, lounge bar, coffee shop, and a rooftop swimming pool, this hotel provides spacious and luxurious rooms for all business and leisure travelers.

Address: Onkar Plaza, A.T. Road, paltan bazar, Guwahati 781001

Food Courts near Kamakhya Temple

There are several small and medium sized food courts in the vicinity of Kamakhya Temple. Most of these offer local cuisine along with Rice, Chapati, Puri, Parathas. Locally they are called hotels (not to be confused with the lodging hotels).

The Food served is cheap and of good quality, but it may not meet hygiene guidelines of some people.

If you are looking for Big Restaurants, you will need to visit the neighbouring Guwahati town.

Restaurants near Kamakhya Temple

There are several small and medium sized restaurants and eateries in the vicinity of Kamakhya Temple. Most of these offer local cuisine along with Rice, Chapati, Puri, Parathas.

The Food served is cheap and of good quality, but it may not meet hygiene guidelines of some people.

If you are looking for Big Restaurants, you will need to visit the neighbouring Guwahati town.

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.