When it comes to enjoying a great camping trip, mountains work best. No matter where you are, a quick camping trip to the mountains is always welcome. Camping in Guwahati is an adventure you simply cannot miss. There are so many places around Guwahati that are best for camping. The camping trips can last from two days to ten, depending on the amount of activities you will be doing to the amount of distance you will be covering during the trip, as trekking and hiking will also be a part of some of the camping expeditions. When it comes to the short trips, you can camp for two days in the island of Umiam Lake near Shillong, and you can indulge yourself in activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, zip-lining, joomering and many more. You can go for an overnight cruise at Guwahati and enjoy your evening at the sand island,where you will enjoy a lot of activities and also a bonfire.
The trip is adventurous as well as fun, as you will be able to play cricket and volleyball on the sand beach as well. There is also a three day trekking tour to Meghalaya, where you see snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and rolling hills. You will be going to the Shipping Point, which is the centre of this trip. You will be tracing your way through dense woods and crystalline lakes. The longer trips, that span from five to ten days will take you through more complex terrains and difficult treks. Some of these longer trips are taking a trek to Tawang, the Chang La Pass trek, an expedition on the Kameng River, Kayaking expedition on the Brahmaputra River, trekking and caving in the Khasi Hills, going trekking in Jaintia Hills, the Mawphlang trek, Pasighat tour etc. Trek to amazing locations and spend the night camping in Guwahati and its nearby places for an escape into serenity and wilderness.
Nameri National park is an old set up in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. A huge spread of lakes and water bodies, the sight of Rhinos, Elephants, Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Dhole, Hornbills, ducks and Storks are easy in the zone. Someone having a love for vegetations like wide grassland, tall evergreen, and deciduous trees can totally spend a good time in the heart of Nameri. Moreover, it connects with Guwahati through swift roads and one will not face any hurdle in reaching this beautiful place. North to Tezpur, Nameri is 38.8 km and one can reach easily from here. Also, Guwahati airport and Tezpur airport can be chosen by the tourists who want to opt for flyway to be here.Timings- 5:00 hours to 19:00 hoursEntry fee- INR 20 for Indian Nationals and INR 250 for Foreign Nationals
This island is a religious addition to the travel bucket list of Assam. Also named as Peacock island by the British, this has gained popularity because of its presence in between the river Brahmaputra and can be easily connected when you are in Guwahati. Umananda island is also known as one of the smallest islands of the world and comprise of Umananda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The old form of rock-cut figures of Lord Surya, Ganesh and Shiva allows anyone to appreciate the beauty and skills of craftsmanship of Assamese people who showed their dedication towards spiritual energy. The sound of temple bells and water alongside uplifts the mood of devotees and tourists in one sway. This has become one the best tourist places in Assam as it is easily reachable by jetties which are available on the banks of Brahmaputra river.Timing- 5300 hours to 1800 hours.Entry fee- Free of charges
One of the most famous Shakti Peethas in India, Kamakhya Temple is a venerated shrine in Assam. One of the oldest temples in Guwahati associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna, Kamakhya Temple is a famous temple and visited by millions of devotees. Renowned for its legendary tales, Kamakhya Temple is located on the Nilachal Hill with a splendid complex of 6 temples and 6 monuments inside it. The temple is listed among the famous tourist places in Guwahati and associated with a legend that says during the month of June, the waters of River Brahmaputra turn red due to the Goddess’ menstruating blood. The scenic beauty encompassing the complex of Kamakhya Temple is breathtaking and one can look forward to exploring various artistic sculptures here. Kamakhya Temple is best visited during the months of September and October when there is a fantastic celebration of the festival of Durga Puja for five days. Location: Kamakhya Temple, Kamakhya, Guwahati Timings: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm Entry Fee/charges: Free to visit Distance from Guwahati Bus Stand: 133 kilometres