Guwahati is fast emerging as a preferred destination for adventure enthusiasts. It offers a wide range of adventure activities such as kayaking, white water rafting, mountain climbing, rock climbing etc. So, if you have a penchant for adventure topped up with fun then head straight for an exhilarating kayaking tour in Guwahati. Kayaking is an astounding water sport which demands both stamina and skill. Kayaking in waters of Brahmaputra is an experience which will stay with you for a lifetime. This energizing sport is becoming quite popular off late. Though kayaking is not everyone’s cup of tea but with effort and practice you can become adept at it. Kayaks basically look quite like small angling boats. You can opt for kayaking all alone or even in a group as per your wish and adventure appetite. The adrenalin rush which you experience when kayaking in stiff waters of Brahmaputra is simply amazing. It actually offers you a daring high which no other adventure sport can offer.
The kayaking tour usually starts at Tooting. This is point where Tsang Po River of Tibet becomes the Siang River of Arunachal Pradesh. The rapids in this river for instance Toothfairy, Pulsating Pulsi, Ninguing makes kayaking here quite exciting. There are several rivulets, rivers and mountain streams in this region. This makes the entire terrain ideal for different water adventures such as rafting, canoeing and kayaking. The months from November to March that is just after the monsoon, are the best time to go in for the best kayaking tours in Guwahati. You should begin the kayaking expedition in the morning. It is recommended that a guide accompanies you on your trip so that you do not face any kind of problem. These professionals are fully acquainted with the region and will provide you all necessary guidance needed for kayaking.
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