Guwahati is the largest city in Assam and Northeast India. Dispur, the state capital, is situated within the city. The city is the second-largest metropolitan area in eastern India after Kolkata and one of the fastest developing cities in India. Thousands of tired, over civilized people are beginning to find that wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity. Guwahati has a rich biodiversity with its jungles, grasslands, and wetlands which are teeming with many exotic and endangered species of animals and birds. Embark on the best wildlife tours in Guwahati and drive through lush grasslands, thick semi-evergreen jungles to witness the regional flora and fauna from a convenient vantage point. The thick canopied jungles dotted with streams and ponds are home to no fewer than 5 wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks.
The region with its unspoiled natural beauty, teeming wildlife and verdant jungles is undoubtedly the best wildlife destination in India. Take a close peek at the huge yet utterly adorable one horned Rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park, the world’s Rhino capital. The Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site and arguably India's finest wildlife sanctuary. Get up close and personal with herds of Indian Elephants, water buffaloes, leopards, swamp deers and exotic resident and migratory birds in these windswept expanses of Savannahs. Assam is home to the Hoolock Gibbon, the only species of Ape in India. So set out on the best wildlife tours in India on the back of an elephant or an open jeep to soak up the sounds, sights, the smell of an awakening jungle and you are almost bound to see a big game.
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