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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to do in Guwahati?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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Guwahati is not short of activities that will keep you entertained. The life in the city revolves around the mighty Brahmaputra. Apart from that, there are many other things that you can enjoy in Guwahati. Let’s look at the various activities that one can indulge in the city:

  • River Cruise On Brahmaputra River

    The mighty Brahmaputra river that divides the city into two halves is one of the most significant rivers in the continent. This majestic river, christened as the son of Brahma, is the fortune, pride and glory of the Assamese. It is not every day that you get the chance to cruise around the majestic river and experience its grandeur. Guwahati Tourism and other private tour operators offer River Cruise every day during morning hours and also in the evening. If you are in a large group then it can be organised anytime during the entire day. Also note that the best place for boarding a cruise is the jetty near Paltan Bazar.

    The river offers views that you have never seen before. The rare pink river Dolphins playing in the river is something that is exclusive only in Brahmaputra. A skiff from the smallest river Island in the world, Peacock Island where the famed Umananda temple is located, or a longer cruise in the river, Brahmaputra will not disappoint you in any way.

    There are many private ferry services that will takes you on a short cruise around the Brahmaputra. The first one to start with the trend was the
    ‘Jalpari’ river cruise, there is also Alfresco and many other small ferries that you can board from the Panbazar jetty. They take you on a short one hour cruise around the river. These charmingly decorated ferries also offers sitting area where you can order food and beverages. Imagine sitting on a ferry enjoying the majestic views with a hot cup of Assam tea in your hands! The river cruise on the Brahmaputra can bring your imagination to life.

  • Shopping

    Shopping is fun in Guwahati. The handicraft and local items in the city are rather intriguing. Muga, pat, bamboo handicrafts are some of the things you could pick up from the several emporiums. The best place where you can shop for the various local items of the region is the NEDFi Haat, located in the Ambari area of Guwahati.

  • Adventure sports

    If you are an adventure aficionado, you cannot possibly miss out on mountain cycling in and around Guwahati and Shillong. Vagabond Expeditions offer various adventure activities in and around Guwahati and other parts of Northeast India. You can log in to their website for further information (http://www.vagabondexpeditions.com/) or call them at +91-88767-30352/+91-84865-54040/+91-88765-55512.

  • Indulge in the local delicacies

    Guwahati is the best place to try out the local delicacies of Assam and the entire region. With the presence of so many fine restaurants that offer the local food cooked to perfection, you don't have to turn anywhere else but to go ahead and try out some new flavours. The best places to try out the local food would be, Parampara Paradise restaurant, Delicacy and Khorika.

So, what are you waiting for? With so many options at hand, you don’t have to wait and think. Get your hands on the tickets before they run out.

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