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  • Sangeeta Shah
    Mumbai, India795 contributions
    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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  • GolakaNath
    Mumbai, India1,515 contributions
    We visited Pobitora wildlife Sanctuary after spending 3 nights in Manas. Pobitora is closer to Guwahati but about 5.5 hours drive from Manas. We had booked the jeep safari using an website and landed up paying substantially high price. Hence, please avoid booking online unless you book from the website of the forest dept./national park. Other websites have names which will make you feel like you are booking from Govt. / National park portal but in the end you will find it is a private entity and charging you a very high price. We paid 3500 (Safari is only 1 hour) (without camera charges) against the standard price of 1800 and there are always Jeeps available on the counter at Pobitora and hence be assured of getting a Jeep if the Sanctuary Gate is open (Supply is far higher than Demand). The best thing is to request your resort to make arrangement for Jeep safari and it will be the actual cost charged by the National Park. Unlike Manas, the visitor having an SLR camera has to pay 500 per camera and you have to book at the time of booking. Please tell your resort that you are carrying an SLR camera otherwise you will be paying cash to the gypsy driver. If you have to pay cash, it will be without any receipt and the Gypsy guy is most likely to pocket the same. It happened in our case. Hence, please inform your resort to do the booking for you. Booking in advance is not at all necessary here. The demand for elephant safari (6.15AM to 7.15AM) is a bit high and hence has to be booked the previous day. Our resort (Arya near the entry gate) did the booking of elephant ride on the previous night and it was as per the Govt. rate.
    In the Jeep safari (lot of dust), you can see wild buffalo, Chitals, a few Rhinos, many birds, (we missed a nightjar which was sitting on the road and went into the bush and we could not trace it). It was a pleasant ride from 3 to 4 PM. Good sighting of animals as Pobitora is a very small park unlike Manas.
    The elephant ride is a must if you want to see Rhinos from close quarters. The ride was pleasant and it took us into the grazing field of Rhinos and wild buffalos. We really enjoyed our trip to the Sanctuary.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • vip_foodie
    Bengaluru, India1,374 contributions
    If you are visiting Kaziranga and staying overnight, then this is a must attend event. The performances happen everyday at 6.30 PM and the entry ticket is 300 bucks. The bio diversity park has many other attractions as well which can be visited in day time but I didn’t have that much time. The event showcases 11 performances about the cultural heritage and dance forms of Assamese people.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Sonakshi90
    Guwahati, India9 contributions
    Scenic temple to spend quality time in the evening. It has many temple in the complex. The aura of the whole complex is very peaceful. Even prasd is also very delicious.
    Written 17 May 2023
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  • Chandar11
    Leeds, UK38 contributions
    This a shiva temple on peacock island in the middle of the bramaputra river in guwati. I really had great expectations when I planned the visit to the island. In thd end, it was a little disappointing overall. It eventually took us nearly 2 hrs for darshan simply because the pandits were only interested in collecting money from each devotee

    The journey to the island is via a government ferry or private one. My advice will be to take thd private one, they are more expensive but run more frequently. We ended up waiting for more than 90 minutes for the ferry to bring us back.
    Written 28 March 2023
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  • vip_foodie
    Bengaluru, India1,374 contributions
    Early Morning Elephant Safari happens at two time slots and generally the tickets need to be pre booked in advance. The official cost is close to 1000 bucks but agents buy the tickets and sell them at higher price. It was my first time doing this kind of safari and it was pretty amazing. I loved the early morning nature vibes. I was able to spot one horned rhinos from very close. This Elephant Safari happens in Western Range of park which is 10-15 kms from Central Range. Central Range Kaziranga National Park Jeep Safari at Kaziranga can accommodate 5-6 people at a time and if you are less people you can go and club with other people. The total duration is of 2 hours. We were able to spot some wild birds, deers, iguana, chameleon & rhinos during the safari. Spotting wild animals like tigers and leopards depends on your luck most of the time. Cost for a jeep comes out be roughly 3000 bucks after all permits and taxes for Central Range.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Shanu Aman
    1 contribution
    Beautiful place.. beautiful nature.. you must visit in Kakosang with your family and friends..
    Have fun more with kakosang water falls 💦
    Written 26 July 2023
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  • David F
    Sydney, Australia529 contributions
    In 2019 we cruised the Ganges for 7 nights with Assam Bengal Navigation (ABN) and had such a good time we booked the Brahmaputra Maximum 10-night cruise for 2020 also with ABN. Due to Covid the cruise was postponed to 2021, then to 2022. Finally, we recently returned from Brahmaputra River Cruise from Dibrugarh/Jorhat to Guwahati on ABN Charaidew II commencing on 1st April 2023.
    The Brahmaputra is a trans-boundary river which flows through Tibet, North-eastern India, and Bangladesh. It is the 9th largest river in the world by discharge, and the 15th longest. At about 3,969 km long, the Brahmaputra is an important river for irrigation and transportation in the region. The average depth of the river is 30m with the average width said to be 5km however is also said to be as wide as 12km to 24km.
    There were 20 passengers on this cruise with 16 crew members so once again the service was excellent. Having said that, I suspect that the service would have been the same, even with a full complement of 36 passengers.

    Embarkation point for the cruise was Neamati Ghat and we chose to fly into Dibrugarh to take in the countryside on the 4 hour drive rather than to fly into Jorhat for a 1.5 hour drive.

    Starting from our hotel pick in Dibrugarh up to our transfer to Guwahati airport on completion of the cruise, everything ran like clockwork. The cruise manager Pratik Mazumder was always visible and helpful.

    Our delux cabin was enormous and included a private balcony which we fully utilized. The ABN Charaidew II is a flat bottom vessel and as such is wider which allows for larger cabins than other vessels.

    The excursions each day, sometimes two, were well organized by the onboard guide Mohan Borah who is knowledgeable and personable. Each night we assembled in the saloon where Mohan reviewed the day’s events and what to expect the next day. Some nights were treated to documentaries.

    On all our excursion there were always crew to help us on and off the vessel as well as at each excursion point. Although all the excursions were excellent, there were some standouts:
    - The visit to two river villages mixing with the villagers.
    One, a Mishing village called Chowguri, was said to have probably never been visited before by tourists.
    - Three safaris to various parts of Kaziranga National Park
    o especially the second where, on the return to the vessel driving through a tea field, a female tiger was resting only 20 metres from the road.
    o on the third safari, whilst leaving the park, a mother elephant trumpeting, charged out of the bushes at a jeep two in front of ours and finished within 5 metres of the jeep - quite an experience

    The chefs do a great job and all meals were served in the dining room, apart from one dinner BBQ held on a sandbank. Breakfast was a pretty standard affair but adequate. Lunches consisted of soup, buffet and dessert. Dinner included all that plus an appetizer. There was always plenty of choices and no one went hungry.

    All the crew were great but cannot be named individually. Unlike the Ganges cruise this cruise included two ladies Adin and Esther (with the enormous smile) in the dining room. Mohan Borah was a standout, and I had a lot of fun with the naturalist, Deep.

    Another thing that was very pleasing was that all the crew that we encountered had good English which for us made the cruise even more enjoyable.
    Research will show that the river is full of sandbanks which move and change shape on a regular basis. However, none of the research could match the beauty and splendour of the Brahmaputra – it has to be seen to be believed and is totally different to the Ganges/Hooghly rivers.

    In summary we totally enjoyed our cruise and would have no trouble in recommending it to anyone.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • Himanshu shrivastava
    Guwahati, India2 contributions
    A beautiful place located in sarania hills.went during the Afternoon arti time at 12 Noon. The bhajan adds up the blissfullness of the temple. One must visit the temple to enjoy calmness. The premises of temple is very clean and decorated with ornamental flowers.One of the best places to visit in Guwahati. ISKCON's extension of Ulubari temple. Don't forget to have prasadam here. Devotees are very caring. (Darshan timings should be considered before visiting.)
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Prodipto B
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India646 contributions
    The making of the masks is unique. The practice is being carried on at this place for over 400 years and the traditional designs continue to be followed with great care
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Arun K
    Nagpur District, India2,933 contributions
    There are two Saraighat bridges - old & new , parallel to each other.
    The old Saraighat bridge is a two tier - rail cum road bridge over Brahmaputra river in Assam built around 1962 , connects north east India to rest of country. It’s length is 1500 metres & width 7.30 meters.
    New Saraighat bridge or, 2nd Saraighat bridge is a beam bridge connecting north bank of Assam to south bank I. e. Guwahati city is slightly longer & parallel to old rail cum road bridge.
    Best way to enjoy the beauty of this bridge is get down halfway from vehicle & cover the rest by side walkway.
    Side walkway gives you an awesome view of river & bridge as well.
    We had a nice walk on the sideway, which unforgettable.
    Written 1 April 2020
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  • Roam813824
    Guwahati, India30 contributions
    A famous and the only grahapujan temple in Guwahati, beautifully located in the Chitrasal Hill (more popularly known as Navagraha Hill). One of the oldest temples in the city, was built in the 18th century by the Ahom King Rajeswar Singha and renovated in the mid 20th century after part of it was damaged by one of the greatest earthquakes of the region.
    Located beautifully at the hilltop you get complete tranquility once you reach the entrance. Only 5-10 min pleasant drive from the busy city road lands you in a place where you can enjoy the feel of getting disconnected from all the crowd, and pollution of city life.
    Very friendly priests helping you through all procedures in the temple . They will lead you explaining all the nine celestial bodies according to Hindu mythology - Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu, each represented by a Shivling with a colour representing each celestial body.
    The panoramic view of a part of the beautiful city another joy.
    Beautiful road condition and enough parking places.
    Written 1 March 2020
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