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Tourist Attractions in Guwahati

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The biggest city in Assam, Guwahati is one of the important tourist destinations in the North east. The Guwahati Tourist Attractions are both innumerable and diverse. One of the most popular Guwahati Tourist Attractions are its quaint Hindu temples. The most-visited of them has to be the Kamakhya Temple. This temple is renowned as the most sacred of all the tantrik shrines in the world. The temple that dates back to the tenth century is famed for the ritual of animal sacrifice. The Bhubaneshwari Temple is another popular temple that is situated on a higher altitude than the Kamakhya Temple and offers panoramic view of the Guwahati city.

Also featuring in the league of the major Guwahati Tourist Attractions is the Umananda Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most beautiful temples of the city. The Navagraha Temple also warrants a special visit. This "Temple of Nine Planets" enjoys the distinction of being the ancient seat of astrology and astronomy. The structure of the temple needs a special mention. The lingam that is housed in the dome shaped like a beehive is encircled by nine other that stand for the nine planets. Once you are done with your temple tour, you can consider paying a visit to the Guwahati Zoo which is reputed for being the largest natural zoo of the country. It should be of a lot of interest for a wild life enthusiast. Guwahati also boasts of a number of museums that include State Museum, Anthropological Museum, Forest Museum and Cottage Industries Museum. All of these museums provide the visitors an insight into the rich cultural past of Assam. You can wrap up your tour of the Guwahati Tourist Attractions with a visit to the Guwahati Planetarium.

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