Known generally the home of the precious one-horned rhinoceros, and the mind-numbing contradictions of birds; the beautiful state of Assam stands as much more than just these, here are some interesting things or facts about Guwahati in Assam to extend your horizon about the place.
History of Guwahati
There was a time when Guwahati was under the Burmese rule. But when the British came into India, they made it a part of India after a war. The place is also mentioned as the capital of Narakasura and Bhagadatta in the Mahabharata.
Cultural heritage of Guwahati
Guwahati is the cultural hub of the entire Northeastern zone. Their tradition and culture is depicted in the form of paintings, handicrafts, traditional arts, handloom etc. The city also hosts major shows and concerts of other surrounding states.
Popular tourist spots
Guwahati has many striking tourist destinations that attract people from all over the country. The world-famous Kamakhya temple is located in Guwahati, atop the Nilachal hills. Don’t forget to visit Basistha temple, Nabagraha temple and Umananda temple which is located in Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River.
Restaurants and food of Guwahati
The flavour of the North-eastern food is different from other Indian states. If you want to try the authentic Assamese food, then you can head out to any restaurant serving Assamese or tribal dishes. You will also get budget restaurants and food joints across the city.
Places to stay
You will get many good hotels in Guwahati in Paltan Bazar and GS road which are located in the heart of the city. It would be wise to book your hotel room in advance particularly if you’re planning to visit the city during the tourist seasons.
Best Time to visit
If you want to enjoy the weather, cultures, and scenery of the place, then plan your trip in between the months of October to March. The weather remains favourable to travel around the city.
Bihu is the popular festival of Assam and it is celebrated thrice in a year. They have Rongali Bihu which is celebrated in mid-April, Maagh (mid- January) and the Kati Bihu (in the month of October).
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