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Tourist Places Near Kaziranga


Guwahati, the capital of Assam, located at the bank of the brahamputra river. It is treated as the gateway of north east india and the most popular tourist destinations in north east india. Some interested places of guwahati are:

Assam State Museum:

Museum is far 10 minutes walking distance from the guwahati railway station..

Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra:

The Srimanta Sankardeva kalakshetra has been set up as a grand exposition of the life and culture of the people of Assam. Named after the greatest Vaishnava saint and the greatest integrator of the Assamese society Srimanta Sankardeva, the Kalakshetra is a multi-Arts complex.

Other interested places of guwahati are umananda temple, janardana temple, assam rajyik museum, nabagraha temple, kamakhya temple, bhubaneswari temple, vashistha ashram, assam state zoo, and botanical garden.

Other Tourist Attractions around Guwahati:

Chandubi Lake: A natural lagoon and fine picnic spot which is 64 kms. from Guwahati. The lake and its surroundings is an ideal holiday resort with the added attraction of fishing and rowing.

Sualkuchi: Sualkuchi is one of the world's largest weaving villages often called the Manchester of the East. The entire population here is engaged in weaving exquisite silf fabrics. A renowned centre of silk production, particularly known for Muga - the golden silk of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world.

Hajo : It is located 32 kms far from guwahati on the north bank of the brahmaputra river, it is a place where three religions meet - Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.


Shillong, the capital of medhalaya, has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast india. It is situated at an attitude of 1,520 meters (4,990 feet) above sea level. It is situated on a plateau bound on the north by the Umiam gorge, on the northwest by the great mass of the Diengiei Hills that rise up to a height of 1,823 meters (6077 ft.) above sea level, and on the northeast by the hills of the Assam valley.

It is also known as the "Scotland of the East" due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. It is located at distance of 104 km from Guwahati, 295 km from Kaziranga, 578 km from Siliguri and 658 km from Darjeeling.

Tourist Attractions in Shillong:

Shillong Peak: The highest point of meghalaya is situated at an attitude of 1965 mtrs from see level. It offers a panoramic view of the scenic country side. The peak is accessible via the Upper Shillong or Jowai Road.

Sohpetbneng Peak: Sohpetbneng peak is situated at an attitude of 1,343 mtrs. It is regarded as scared by the hynniewtrep people.

The Ward Lake: A horseshoe-shaped artificial lake, is an important tourist site of shillong. It is located in the heart of the city, popular for short garden walks and boating. The lake abounds in fish (grass carps) and feeding the fish from the bridge is a favorite pastime of the tourists.

Umiam Lake: Umaim Lake is situated at Umiam, 17 kms from shilong. There are facilities for water sports including sailing, water skiing, water scooter. The Orchid Lake Resort, run by the Meghalaya Tourism Department, has pleasantly appointed rooms with balconies, a restaurant and bar.

The State Museum: The State Museum is located at the State Central Library complex in Laichumiere and visitors can catch a glimpse of the heritage and lifestyle of the Khasi tribe here. The Butterfly Museum at Riatsamthiah holds a rare collection of butterflies and moths.

Elephant Falls: 12 kms on the outskirts of the city the mountain stream descends through two successive falls set . These are beautiful sights especially in the rainy season and are favorite picnic spots among the locals.

Cherrapunjee: Also known as Sohra, Cherrapunjee is situated 56 Kms from Shillong and 1300 metres above sea level. It is famous for rainiest place on the planet in all over the world. Besides a number of roaring water falls, including the famous Nohsngithiang falls the lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves, orange, honey, a headquarter of the Syiem of Sohra and a Centre of the Khasi Culture and literature.

Other tourist-interested places are botanical garden, lady hydari park, golf course, bishop and beadon falls, sweet falls, kyllang rock, noh kalikai falls, jakrem, and etc.

Manas National Park

Manas National Park is situated on the bank of the river mans at the foothills of the Himalayas. The beautiful park earlier known as North Kamrup wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 519.77 sq km and was declared a sanctuary on December 01, 1928. It was established as the core of the Manas Tiger Reserve from April 1973 and elevated to the position of a National Park status on September 7, 1990. It is a well known World heritage site with it's unique combination of scenic beauty and rare wealth of wildlife.

Manas is one of the nine tiger reserve sanctuaries in India. Other wildlife spices found in national park are Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Golden Langur, Indian Rhinoceros, Asiatic Buffalo etc. Other commonly seen animals are Elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Samber, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer etc.

Manas is 176 kms from Guwahati by road. The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati. The nearest railhead is Barpeta Road Station which is 40 kms away from Manas.

November to april is the best time to visit in park.

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