City of Temples, Guwahati is one of the biggest cities of India and the biggest city of Assam. The Guwahati is the second largest metro city of eastern India after Kolkata being the first one. Guwahati is the main attraction of tourists because of its vibrant culture and places of wort visit. The city of Guwahati is situated on the bank of the overgenerous river the Brahmaputra that adds to the beauty of the green state. Guwahati is the doorway to most exotic and captivating sites of India and because of this fact it is also known as “Light of the East”.
History of Guwahati
The name of the city, Guwahati, comes from two Assamese words that are Guwa meaning areca nut and “Haat” meaning market. The city had experienced various invasions specifically the Mughal invasions that attacked it for 17 times but they were defeated and became a part of British Indian Empire in the year of 1826. But it survived the clashes of the world became an active site Indian Independence Movement.
After the independence of Indian Subcontinent, Guwahati became the capital state of Kamarupa the ancient state that was under the dynasty of Pala.
Things to do at Guwahati
The city of Guwahati is known for its cultural and traditional heritage. It is the beautiful tourist’s attraction and they are attracted to see the colorful and vibrant culture of the city. Dance, music and its cuisine generally specifies its culture and are integral part of culture of Assam. Things to do at Guwahati include:
- See the temples:the City of Temples definitely includes the considerable amount of temples all across the city. The worth watching and visiting temples in Guwahati includes Uma Nanda Temple, Janardana Temple, Ugro Tara Temple, Navagraha Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple and Kamakhya Temple. These temples are visited by the devotees as they believe that these temples are sacred places of their gods.
- Visit Maihang: it is the top pick of the tourists and is visited by the large number of tourists every year because of the mind blowing whiff of exotic aromas that waters the mouth of the visitors. Traditional dishes of Guwahati are offered here to promote their culture among the foreigners.
- Old Guwahati: the town that borders the river of Brahmaputra is known as Old Guwahati is best to visit while you are in Guwahati. The colorful boats and mosques there will provide the worth watching scenes to your eyes.
Best Time to Visit Guwahati
Every season provides different charms to the city of Guwahati. During the months of October to March, many festivals are celebrated that could be the best time to visit as the weather remains mostly pleasant with the great fall in the mercury.