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Guwahati is perhaps one of the best places to visit in Northeast India for its abundant natural beauty and a wide variety of tourist attractions: from shrines like Umananda Temple and Kamakhya Temple to historical places such as Navagraha Temple and Madan Kamdev. While Assam State Museum and Nehru Park introduces travellers to the region’s cultural heritage, Guwahati Zoo offers an insight into its rich and varied wildlife. Among other things to do in Guwahati are birdwatching at Dipor Bil, going to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary for an adventure safari and stargazing at Guwahati Planetarium.
When in Guwahati, don’t forget to take back home the beautiful Assam silk, Assamese tea and other local delights from shopping centres like Fancy Bazar, Paltan Bazar, Pan Bazar, Maligaon Market and NEDFi Haat. The regional dishes available along the city streets are also a must-try, especially thukpa, momos, luchi, khaar and payash. The experimenters might love the spicy fried silkworms too.
Planning a weekend getaway from Guwahati? Worry not as there are many interesting places nearby starting with Kaziranga National Park – home of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. Gangtok, Shillong and Cherrapunji are other popular tourist destinations to travel to from Guwahati.