Popularly known as the gateway of Northeast India, Guwahati is a vibrant city resting along the banks of the river Brahmaputra. Being the largest city of Assam, it’s the best place to experience the Assamese culture in its full form. Moreover, Guwahati is the birthplace of the God of love- Kamadeva, which explains why the city has a certain aura that lures you to visit the city again. Nevertheless, if you are planning a quick visit to Guwahati and are confused about what to do on your one-day trip, then here’s a quick itinerary to help you.
Start your day with a morning darshan of Maa Kamakhya, one of the 51 Shakti Peeths at Kamakhya Temple. Situated on Nilachal Hill, the temple is 12 km from the city centre, with some fine landscape around it.
Timings: 5:30 am – 1 pm, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Traditional Assamese breakfast dishes are simple, flavourful and filling. Try local dishes such as Aloo Pitika, Tekeli Pitha or Jol Paan to recharge yourself for the day.
Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra
After breakfast, head to the cultural institute of Guwahati, Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra. It is the perfect place to learn about the Assamese culture. The institute includes a library, a museum and open-air theatres to have you invested for a few hours.
Gorge on the local delicacy Masor Tenga. It is a tangy fish curry served with white rice.
Sunset Cruise on the Brahmaputra River
A tour to Guwahati is incomplete without paying a visit to the beautiful Brahmaputra river. The best way to enjoy the city view is by taking a sunset cruise ride.
Timings: 12;30 pm – 2:30 pm for Lunch Cruise
4 pm – 5 pm for Sunset Cruise
8 pm for Dinner Cruise
Shopping at Fancy Bazaar
Before putting an end to your trip, visit the Fancy bazaar to preserve your happy memories of Guwahati in the form of souvenirs.