Guwahati is Assam’s largest city and is famous for its silks and the hilltop Kamakhya Temple. Other attractions are Wildlife, archeological sites and tea plantations . The Kamakhya temple situated atop the Nilachal hill, at a distance of 10 km from the railway station is a major destination. It is the most sacred tantrik shrine of Shakti worship in the world. The Kamakhya temple was built by Koch king Naranarayan in the 10th century.
The city is situated on the banks of the mighty river Brahmaputra. Brahmputra means the son of God Brahma. Named after a male god gives this rather special river a most particular distinction. It is one of the two ‘male’ rivers in India, the other being SON. The Guwahati trip can not be complete without a cruise on Brahmaputra. Watching the sunset over the stunning landscape and then the twinkling of stars in the evening sky is ethereal. The cruise sails on the mighty Brahmaputra around Guwahati, so all you need to do is sit back, relax, and admire the view.
The silks of Assam are Muga, Pat and Eri silk. Guwahati is also famous for some traditional dishes like: Omita Khar, which is banana peel’s ash extract and is similar to sodium bicarbonate. Additionally, the most popular meat is duck. And also, fish Cooked in Banana Leaf.