Assam Journals

The Gateway to the Northeast India

A July 2007 trip to Assam by sbmalik

Umananda Temple Photo, Assam, India More Photos
Quote: Guwahati is Gateway to the Northeast India . Located on the banks of Brahamaputra River, it is the commercial and educational center of the region.

The Gateway to the Northeast India

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Umananda Temple Photo, Assam, India
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About GuwahatiGuwahati is treated as The Gateway to the Northeast India and the most important destination in the entire Northeast. Located on the banks of the Brahamaputra River, it is the commercial, industrial and educational center of the region. The northeast parts of India are abundant with all round greenery, coconut trees and ponds. Guwahati is the business hub of the region and also Assam's largest city. It is the service centre for the oil industry and tea plantations; the world's largest tea auctions are held here. It also has one of the premium Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Guwahati provides connection to all the north east states of India, by air, rail and road...Read More

Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

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This was my third visit to Guwahati. On this visit, I had planned to visit Kamakhya Temple to have blessings of the Goddess. Built in reverence to Goddess Kamakhya or Sati, who was one of the numerous incarnations of Goddess Durga or Goddess Shakti in Hindu mythology, the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati is a landmark of the city. Situated on a hill called Neelachal Parbat or Kamagiri, the Kamakhya Temple is one of the religious landmarks and historical treasure of the state of Assam in India. This sacred temple in the heart of the capital city of Assam is regularly visited throughout the year by all visitors to Guwahati. The temple is situated a few kilometers away from the Guwahati City Centre, on the...Read More