Kamakhya Temple
Kamakhya Temple
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Amaresh M
    186 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant live temple but poor management
    The temple is quite vibrant and people with spiritual interest must go there. This is one of the tantrik temple which is still persistent with traditional methods of consecration. The only downside is the crowd management which is extremely poor. Even if you have VIP pass, you have to wait 4-5 hours. Be ready for that!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Santanu B
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamakhya Temple
    Its very nice and crowded. For general line (free), one needs to spend 6-8 hours to reach the temple Garvgriha; for VIP line (Rs. 500) it will take 2-3 hours. The ritual of animal sacrifice is bit painful. Anyway its overall a good experience.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Deepak the traveller
    Mumbai, India148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Temple - Uplifting
    It was a wonderful and spiritually uplifting experience, the drive down is wonderful on top of a hill. Budegt at least 3-4 hours for this, there are VIP passes which ar eavailable. Be mindful that every one (including priests ask you for money). The Institution should do some thing to avoid this looting.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Jen
    Mumbai, India163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A most beautiful viewpoint
    I got a bike taxi rider to take me to Kamakya temple which is on top of a mountain. He accepted even though he knew he would probably not get another passenger from there. He also offered to wait if I could return in 15 mins. As I only wanted to see the temple from outside, I was too happy. Really nice young man. His name is Ankur and his number is +91 86389 99542. He is happy to accept direct passengers and take them sightseeing in Guwahati. He also took me further up the mountain to see the view of the mighty Brahmaputra. Most amazing sight Kamakhya was very crowded even on a Monday. Best to pay VIP ticket price if you want to darshan
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Sangeeta Shah
    Mumbai, India1,576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Review of the Divine place- Maa Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati.
    Kamakhya Temple, a Shakti Pith situated on Kamakhya Hill, has sacred aura and feminine energy, which creates an enchanting atmosphere. Here tantra sadhana, bakra bali, maha pooja, so many other activities are being performed. Temple’s accessing involves navigating numerous marble stairs, which has ample shops on both sides, selling different types of offerings to Goddess, sweet shops, gift shops, Prasad stores, flower shops, toy shops, tea shops etc. Huge crowd and queues anytime for entry into the main temple, high lights the popularity of this temple. You can buy 500₹ tickets per person for VIP Darshan or You can hire a pandit ji, who will charge 500₹ and go along with you in the temple and help you with performing the rituals of Mata’s Pooja. I visited Maa Kamakhya Temple today, with my husband and the experience was truly divine, as it’s not just a journey; it's a profound and spiritual connection for us. Jai Maa Kamakhya 🙏🏻
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Sunshine15419645795
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    divine
    My sixth visit and it is purely divine..This is certainly a great place. The vibe of the premises is just too powerful. Kamakhya Temple, a Shakti Pith situated on Kamakhya Hill, has sacred aura and feminine energy, which creates an enchanting atmosphere. I visited Maa Kamakhya Temple with my husband and the experience was truly divine, as it’s not just a journey; it's a profound and spiritual connection for us. Jai Maa Kamakhya 🙏🏻
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
  • sachikanta acharya
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Evening Visit
    visited in the evening hrs. u have to go to gate no 2.saw the deity from outside. lots of rush. if you want to go to the sanctum sanctorium, two ways r there. Book for special darshan through the temple official website before u land in guwahati .It's free. Then u can go to gate no 6 on the given dt and time,usually 7 am. Second way if you haven't done it online is to reach temple before 4 am, take coupon from near the parking lot and join the Q. U will get darshan after standing for a few hrs which is a problem for many. u can find many sadhus doing tantra sadhana near the Bali Ghar (sacrifice place) . we went there during Holi. so lucky to witness people playing with colors and doing Kirtan. After parking lot u have to walk many steps to get to the temple. might be a problem for elderly. u can get food coupons near parking lot for lunch. Overall great experience, picturesque location on a Hill, but need to prepare beforehand to avoid disappointment.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Nigel D
    Worcester, United Kingdom182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frenetic, so busy
    An interesting visit. The temple and surrounds were very busy. The main shrine queue was long. Goats are left to roam free and goat sacrifices do occur. A lot of maintenance work going on.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 April 2024
  • binitarath
    Bhubaneswar, India40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maa Kamakhya darshan
    The temple itself is an example of the glorious past of Assam. The crowd in the temple is always big but it's not surprising since it's a shaktipeeth and everyone wants to get blessed by Ma Kamakhya. The administration has been doing a good job keeping the temple clean despite hundreds of thousands of footfall daily. We have taken VIP darshan by booking online tickets which is a hassle free process.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 April 2024
  • chandan
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Darshan was smooth
    Good experience.. General line was said to be 10hrs wait. .. vip line atleast 4 hours after paying 501/- per head.... Devi darshan was possible even without these lines. Line was for people who wanted to enter the Garbh Griha and touch the holly water. If one wants to just do the darshan it is possible to do it within one hour or maybe less.. Jai Mata Di...
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 May 2024
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rashmi1611
Hyderabad, India39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I visited in Dec 2019, we paid 500Rs special VIP darshan still we had to wait for 2-3hrs. we reached the temple around 9.30 or 10.00 am. after standing in line for 30min we got vip tickets after we waited in a Vip room for 30min more around 3.30 or 4pm we completed our darshan. it gets pretty dark by 5pm in Guwahati or Meghalaya so you cant go anywhere else
Written 8 November 2021
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Msjunebug
New Delhi, India149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
A holy place and one of the most revered shakti peeths in India. Anyone who goes to Assam tries to visit this temple for darshan. The godess shakti here is covered in clothes all the time so it's hard to see or touch the original stone inside the main shrine. There's usually a long waiting line and a special VIP darshan on paying extra money. There are a group of temples in this complex and it is very crowded all the time. The gold lions at the entry are just too good to look at. Very holy place so be responsible and respectful, covered clothes is a good idea. There is also a live animal sacrifice temple, so if you have proble with such visuals, avoid going that side.
Written 31 January 2022
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TRAVELDEB5
Kalyani, India215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Take the VIP pass which is Rs. 500 per individual and u will get the Darshan inside within 15min-1 hours while in ordinary Darshan it will take u around 4 to 5 hours. Should visit during your stay at Guwahati.
Written 23 October 2021
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Smartsamaritan
New Delhi, India245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The VIP line with a feo of rupees 500 was already brimming at 5:00 a.m. and darshan was only possible to be completed by 9:30 a.m..... the free line possibly might entail a waiting period of 12 hours or even more. There is no online booking anymore and the ticket needs to be bought at the counter which opened at 6:30 a.m. for us. The pandas inside can be a bit boorish and ask for money as an offering
Written 11 May 2023
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Tarun Goel
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
You can feel the great spiritual energy in the air.

Sindur and Charnamrit are taken along with parsad.

To ways to enter:
VIP Lane :500Rs
Normal Lane : Free

For Normal Lane it is preferable to go early morning, else it's a 2-3 hr line
Written 6 March 2021
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Uday Kumar H
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Kamakhya Temple Guwahati- Goddess Worshiped from 7 to 11th March 2020. With my wife I had been to Kamakhyya on 7 March 2020. From Guwahati Airport we went there by Taxi of Hotel Shreemoyee Inn where we stayed for 4 days up to 11 March 2020.
Kamakhya Temple is on Nilachal Hill in Guwahati.
Just keeping our luggage in the room we left to visited the famous Kamakhya Temple and could attend the Kirtan (कीर्तन).
The Kamakhya temple comprises four chambers: ‘Garbhagriha’ (गरवा गृहा) and three ‘Mandapas.’
The ‘garbhagriha’ is small, dark and can be reached by narrow steep stone steps.
The source of illumination is the lamps used in Puja. The Goddess is in the specially shaped stone which was covered with flowers and Bel Patti (बेल पत्ती). Water always remains in the bottom of the Gobhagriha in the enclosure for goddess.
We attended the Shandhy arti (आरती) for 4 days of our stay there.
The temple management has some wonderful systems. I will specially emphasise the system of issuing special pass to visit Garbhagria for those who are walking with stick. An unique facility for disabled persons
The behaviours of Pandas are modest and they are helping.
Our Panda took us to Soubhagya Kundu Holi water and offering Puja to Ganesha.
Ultimately we reached the ‘Garbhagriha’ – for which purpose we went Kamakhya. All the Pandas were kind enough to help me reaching coming out after Pranam.
Devotees are purchasing goats and dedicating to the Goddess.

Written 16 March 2020
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Malhar Mehta
Ahmedabad, India93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The temple normally has 3-4 hours of waiting time. Hence if you are travelling with strict timelines it is advisable to go for VIP darshan where you need to buy tickets paying Rs. 500 per person. Kids below 10 years are free. Vaccine Certificate or RTPCR report is compulsory for adults. The temple is a traditional style Ghumat temple with the Garbhgriha at the middle of the largest Ghumat. Disappointed with the priests who ask for donations at any available instance. The garbhgriha's approach is through narrow steps and there the Mata resides in the form of Yoni. A must visit place if you have religious inclination.
Written 21 November 2021
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Sangeeta Shah
Mumbai, India1,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Kamakhya Temple, a Shakti Pith situated on Kamakhya Hill, has sacred aura and feminine energy, which creates an enchanting atmosphere. Here tantra sadhana, bakra bali, maha pooja, so many other activities are being performed.
Temple’s accessing involves navigating numerous marble stairs, which has ample shops on both sides, selling different types of offerings to Goddess, sweet shops, gift shops, Prasad stores, flower shops, toy shops, tea shops etc.
Huge crowd and queues anytime for entry into the main temple, high lights the popularity of this temple. You can buy 500₹ tickets per person for VIP Darshan or You can hire a pandit ji, who will charge 500₹ and go along with you in the temple and help you with performing the rituals of Mata’s Pooja.
I visited Maa Kamakhya Temple today, with my husband and the experience was truly divine, as it’s not just a journey; it's a profound and spiritual connection for us. Jai Maa Kamakhya 🙏🏻
Written 24 February 2024
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Asha R
Bengaluru, India63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It's half a day & only if you are a devout person,. Despite taking a special darshan ticket of 501/- it took us almost 3 hrs to reach the sanctum sanctorum from the point of entry, the first waiting area is quite ok, a large room with open windows & seats, here it was a period of 30-35 mins, the second waiting area that you are let into is like a long corridor where you will be standing for atleast 45 mins, then you are let into another waiting area where you can take turns to sit, but it's rather congested & not airy, not a place for people with young kids, here it took us almost one hour in waiting, after which in a very slow moving queue, you can do the darshan in another 30 mins maybe, the last part is narrow & dark, you will have to descend into a cave like area where the deity is there.
The outer portion of the temple has a different type of architecture & those who do not want to or cannot wait, can just see the outside,
It gets really very crowded by noon, better to carry some water
Written 29 March 2024
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Souvik
98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We reached temple at 2 PM. Temple area was decorated beautifully gor Durga Puja. After wandering the premises for few minutes lined up at the general queue at 2.30 . Initially the queue moved very slowly but gradually in picked up pace after 4.30. Our Darshan was completed by 6 PM . Inner sanctum is very narrow and can feel a bit claustrophobic. Experience is divine though.
Written 3 October 2022
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