Guwahati is an important city of the district Kamrup located in the state of Assam. This city is the erstwhile capital of the state. It rests in between southern bank of the river Brahmaputra and slopes of the Shillong Plateau. The tourist places in Guwahati include heritage buildings, religious centers and shopping areas. The city is full of residential apartments, modern shopping complexes, bungalows and commercial complexes.
A trip to Guwahati is a treat for the tourists who are religiously inclined as there are several religious centers in this place. Some of the important temples include the Umananda Temple, the Kamakhya Temple, the Sukreswar Temple, the ISKCON Temple, the Balaji Temple and the Navagraha Temple. The Kamakhya Temple is a promient attraction of the state, which attracts a large number of devotees from all over the country. Some of the other shrines of Hindu deities like, Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvaneswari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati, are located inside the temple. One can also visit the the Umananda Temple, the presiding deity of which is Lord Shiva.
Visitors may also choose to visit other tourist attractions such as Shankardev Khalakshetra, Assam State Museum and NEDFi Haat during their Guwahati tour. If time permits, travellers can also visit a famous amusement park, named Accoland. Tourists who are inclined towards art can visit the Shilpgram, which is a beautiful craft village. Guwahati planetarium, a centre of astronomical research, is also a noted Guwahati sightseeing option. Shopping enthusiasts can shop in the shopping areas like Pan Bazaar, Fancy Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, Beltola Bazaar and Ganeshguri.