Perched high atop Nilachal Hill, this temple is a sight of great might and magnificence. Rooted in fabled Tantric traditions, this temple commemorates the sheer glory of Goddess Kamakhya. One of Guwahati's most revered sites, this iconic temple bears elements of Nilachal architecture, exemplified by its characteristic polygonal dome. Complete with domes, chambers, carved friezes and panels adorned with intricately-carved sculptures, the temple is at the center of numerous legends, lore and myths. Watching over the enchanting landscape of Guwahati from its lofty perch, Kamakhya Temple is at the heart of a whirlwind of festivities celebrating Navaratri and Durga Puja.
Set amid mighty mountains and rolling lawns, this temple is one of the most significant religious sites in Guwahati. Built in 1994 by Sri Jayendra Saraswati as an august homage to Shri Balaji, this picturesque temple boasts an architectural style which is likened to those of the temples down south. Its pristine white visage is guarded by an enormous gate called Rajagopuram, the temple shelters a glorious statue of Lord Balaji which is skillfully carved out of a single stone. Fervent chants pervade the sacred recesses of the temple whose beauty is accentuated by the lush park by its side. Home to another smaller gopuram and statues of deities like Goddess Padmavati and Garuda, the Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji Temple is where a strong religious tenor marries eternal aesthetics and architectural brilliance.