Located on the banks of Brahmaputra river, Guwahati is a fast developing city connected to many interesting getaway locations. Not surprisingly, Kaziranga National Park tops the list. It is the best destination for exploring wildlife along with several other hotspots like Gohpur, Kakochang waterfalls and Deoparbat ruins. Located 225 km from Guwahati, the park can be reached on road and is best explored during the winter months.
Known as a cultural and educational hub, Tezpur, a city located on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra is a multi-faceted tourist spot. Geographically blessed with plains, mountains and a river, this small tourist spot has a lot to offer – from Agnigarh, a famous attraction of the city to the impressive 3015 metre Kolia Bhomora Bridge connecting Sonitpur district to Nagaon district.
Silchar, a picturesque town located in the Cachar district of Assam, houses the impressive Barak river. Tucked 70 km away from the city centre, the Kancha Kaanti Devi Temple is another prime tourist destination for travellers to this region. With adequate road and rail connectivity, the city can be visited throughout the year. Another interesting city is Haflong, nicknamed as the ‘Switzerland of the East’. Located close to Barak Valley and set amidst mountains, streams and greenery, this destination attracts tourists during the cool summer months and can be reached by road.
Tawang is yet another destination to explore from Guwahati. This small town has one of the largest monasteries in the world, the Tawang Monastery. Located in Arunachal Pradesh travel to Tawang requires a special Inner Area permit from Kolkata or Guwahati. Breathtaking views of lush green valleys and forest covered mountain peaks are the highlights of the destination.
Similarly, another less explored tourist spot is the suburban town of Pandu, located 7 km away from Guwahati and named after King Pandu, father of the famous Pandava Brothers. The town boasts of the Tila Hills which is dedicated to Pandu and has five Ganesha idols representing the five Pandava brothers.
The sleepy town of Karimganj, located approximately 458 km away from Guwahati, is surrounded by dense forests that are perfect for bird watching, spotting wild animals and camping.
Bongaigaon, an industrial centre famous for it petrochemical products has a lot to offer on the travel front. Despite the industrial nature of the place, it offers interesting sites like Bageshwari Hills, Bageshwari Temple and Kayakujiya Bill.