Guwahati, Kamakhya Tour
How to Reach
The Kamakhya temple is located atop the Nilachal Hills at a hight of about 800 ft, and is 8 kms from the Guwahati city centre.
The nearest airport to the Kamakhya Temple is the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, located at a distance of only 16 kms the Temple. The Temple lies almost midway on the road between the airport and the Guwahati city.
Guwahati Railway Station.
Guwahati Railway Station However , all major trains stop for a while at a junction called Kamakhya station just before reaching the Guwahati station.
Till a few years back the only way to reach the Temple from the Highway at the base of the Nilachal Hill, was to climb a unique flight of stairs up the steep hill, constructed by the mythological king, Narakasura. Flanked by wild flowers the path was referred to as mekhela ujuwa path (the path which requires one to lift the mekhela while climbing up the hill). However, today this path no longer exists and the steps leading up to the temple are flanked by a host of shows selling puja paraphernalia.
In recent times a 3 km winding, motorable road takes the devotee up to the temple from the main Highway. Regular city buses and metered taxis ply to and from the Guwahati city to the Temple. Hired taxis are also available at the foot of the hill which take about 15 mins to reach the temple.
When to Visit:
In the month of June-July when the Ambubachi Mela, one of the important annual festivals of the Temple is held.Timing: All days of the week 8.00 am- 1.30 pm 2.30 pm- 5.30 pm
Begin the day early in the morning go to Kamakhya Temple, next Umandanda Temple also visit Nabagrah temple, after lunch visit go state Museum and also state Emporium
Next of all come to visit the state zoo of botanical garden
Later on come to see Sankar Dev Kalakhartra the cultural heritage of Assam
Last of all go to Bashista Mandir as well as enter at Balagi Mandir
It possible within the fix time then move to go Barhmaputra river Cruise
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