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Assam State Zoo, popularly known as the Guwahati Zoo, is among one of the best in the country and sees a steady flow of visitors throughout the year. Covering a total area of 175 hectares (432 acres), this zoo is home to more than 800 animals of more than a hundred species. The entry fee to the Assam State Zoo is very reasonable and the experience of being amidst greenery and numerous wildlife is unmatched. This zoo also features a botanical garden that is home to interesting species of plants.
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.
Located to the east of Guwahati, this expansive sanctuary is a haven for the rarest animals in Assam. With a dramatic topography speckled with traditional Assamese villages, the sanctuary is characterized by verdant grasslands and sprawling floodplains. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is renown for its instrumental role in the organization of rhino breeding programs, and sustains one of the nation's largest concentrations of the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. A melange of other animals, including leopards, barking deer, wild boars and oriental pied hornbills also inhabit the sanctuary. Home to alluring sites like Raj Mayong, the Haduk Hanging Bridge and Garanga Beel Pond, this brimming wildlife sanctuary is one of the crowned natural jewels of Assam.