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.
Opened in 2007, the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium is one of the major sports venues in the country. Also known as the Sarusajai Stadium, it has played host to some of the most significant national and international sporting events. The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 33rd National Games of India and South Asian Games were held here. With a capacity of 23,850, it managed to accommodate a crowd of 32,844 during an Indian Super League match played between Chennaiyin F.C. and the home team NorthEast United F.C. Constantly upgrading its infrastructure, the stadium has been appreciated by the locals and tourists alike.
This local history museum is known as the Assam State Museum and is a must visit while touring the state of Assam. The museum showcases collections in various genres such as local culture and history, anthropology, and folk art alongside various sculptures made from stone, wood, metal and terracotta. Visit the Epigraphy section which consists of articles having stone and copper inscriptions from the 5th - 18th Centuries. It was established in the year 1940 by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti.
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is one of the largest assembly for culture in North East India. The Kalakshetra is a platform for artists from all genres to perform their art form and comprises of a cultural museum and library. The museum has various artifacts on display which is related to local culture and customs. The museum focuses on preserving Assamese culture and traditions in particular and also has an entire traditional village of Assam recreated inside. They also have a library with a good collection of books and documents.