Guwahati is aptly called the “gateway to the Northeast”. This city is always buzzing and brimming with energy and activity. Guwahati is the hub of the top commercial places and activity in Assam- hotels, restaurants, airport etc. A visit to Guwahati is not complete without a visit to the Kamakhya Mandir, Bhubaneshwari Temple, ISKCON Temple, and Vashistha Ashram.
Umananda Temple is a 17th century Shiva Temple located at Peacock Island in the middle of Brahmaputra River. It is also the smallest inhabited Riverine island in the world.
Kamakhya Mandir is one of the prominent religious sites of the city, which is also known as one of the Shakti peethas as per Hindu mythology. The shrine is located at the top of the Nilachal Hill and can be reached by any local means of transportation from the city. Another prominent temple in the city is the Bhubaneshwari Temple, which is located just above the Kamakhya Mandir.
Ugratara Temple is another important temple where Goddess Shakti is worshipped and flocked by several religious tourists annually. Located towards the eastern part of the city of Guwahati, this temple was built by an old Ahom ruler, Siva Singh during the year 1725. Devotees worship a small ditch of water, which is considered the form of Goddess Ugratara. Thousands of devotees throng to provide offerings to the Goddess and earn her blessings. At Ugratara Temple, one can also visit the historically important and beautiful JorPukhuri which is blessed with lots of man-made and natural beauty.
Madan Kamdev, an enigmatic archeological ruin, is barely 40 kms away from the city of Guwahati .There is very little written history on these ruins and various hypothesis exist about their presence. The ruins are scattered over a hillock that dates back to 9th and 10th centuries. Remnants of 12 temples were discovered here 35 years ago.
Another unique archaeological site is Suryapahar which is 136 Km west of Guwahati. The site has hundreds of ancient engraved Shiva Lingas of various sizes, a series of Buddhist stupas and sculptures associated with Jain religious beliefs. Ambari excavations are also located in the heart of Guwahati, close to the Dighalipukhuri tank, Ambari straddles two distinct cultural periods ranging from 7-12th AD and 13-17th AD..