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Seated on the banks of the majestic Brahmaputra river, Guwahati is lovingly called ‘City of Temples’. Unlike Delhi, it is free from pollution and boasts of greenery and clean air. Guwahati is the largest metropolis of North East India, replete with national parks, museums, and crowded bazaars. But what allures many tourists here is the impressive number of breathtaking temples. These highly revered shrines are mostly located amid picturesque hills which set them apart from Delhi temples.

Delhi to Guwahati flights operate through the day. If you are planning to book one in the near future, make sure to visit these temples for a divine experience.

Umananda Temple

This place of worship was built in the seventeenth century by Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique of the Ahom dynasty. It is located on the Peacock Island and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The crowd is usually at its peak during Shiv Ratri. It is believed that the Lord meditated here and imparted knowledge to his wife, Goddess Parvati. The place is famous for its historical significance and the wonderful views of the sunrise and sunset. Delhiites would love this place for the ferry rides and scenic beauty. 

Kamakhya Temple

Dedicated to Kamakhya Devi, this temple was established in the eighth century. The temple is located on top of the Nilachil and boasts of beautifully sculptured and carved walls. You will be surprised to find no idols inside. The vagina (yoni) of the goddess is worshipped here and the main festival is the four day long Ambubachi Mela. It marks the yearly menstrual cycle of the divine being. After deboarding your Delhi to Guwahati flight, visit this temple for a blessed start to your vacation.

Lankeshwar Temple

Ravana, the king of Lanka, was known to worship Lord Shiva at this location. Since then, the temple has been named after the demon ruler. If you are planning a same day visit, do verify the timings while checking the Delhi to Guwahati flight fare. The temple welcomes tourists till 9pm and offers an extremely peaceful and serene sight. Wonderful aartis are held here and Shivratri is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur. 

Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji Temple

The temple was established in 1998 and is a replica of the original one at Tirupati. Although dedicated to Lord Venkateshwar, devotees offer prayer to both Lord Ganesha and Lord Balaji here. This shrine is a prominent tourist destination, since it is adorned with rich traditional South Indian architecture, stone idols, soothing white walls, and sprawling grounds. 

Dirgeshwari Temple

This divine place of worship is popular among history buffs and is located in the northern bank of River Brahmaputra. It is one of the 51 shakti peethas of the country built by the Ahom King Swarhadeo Siva Singha. Durga Puja is celebrated here with much enthusiasm and one can notice the footprints of the Devi. 

Most of the temples are open till late evening. Check the timings and make sure to book your flight ticket from Guwahati to Delhi accordingly.


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