Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Assam State Museum
Cruise on Brahmaputra River
Regional Science Centre And Museum
Srimanta Shakardeva Kalashetra
Uma Nanda Temple
Welcome to Dispur,
Dispur is the capital of Assam state. It is located within Guwahati and is a well-planned city. The place is located on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati. There are many amusing places in and around Dispur. It is famous for scenic beauty and tea plantations and auctions.
Dispur is one of the important tourist destinations with attractive tourist spots in and around the city. A popular tourist attraction, Jatia is an ancient township which is located close to the city of Dispur. Other famous places are Basistha Ashram, Shankardev Kalashetra, Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Kaziranga national Park, Shilpagram etc.
Assam State Museum gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of the state. It is located in Dighali Pukhuri at its southern end. Some of the collections at this museum belong to prehistoric period. The collections at Assam State Museum include sculptures, woodwork, garments used by royal families, weapons, paintings, utensils, inscriptions made of stone and copper and a lot more. Reminders of World War II are also seen here. Visiting Assam State Museum will make a perfect beginning to your tour of Dispur as you get to learn about the glorious past of the place and about its culture.
Situated in a sprawling 432 acre of land, Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the largest in North Eastern region. Established in 1957, the zoo went on to add a botanical garden in 1982. The animals in the zoo include white tiger, rhinoceros, leopard and Himalayan black bear. The botanical garden has a wide range of flowers, plants, herbs as well as shrubs. Children's park, forest museum and joy rides offer great source of entertainment to you on your visit to Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Basistha Ashram is six kilometres from Dispur. It is popular for Lord Shiva temple. The temple spread across 835 bighas of land. It stands on the bank of mountain streams which originates from the hills of Meghalaya which in turn becomes river Basistha and Bharalu that flows through the city.
Evening cruise on Brahmaputra River is something you are not to miss on your tour to Dispur. The river originates in Tibet where it is called as Yarlung Zanbo River. It enters Indian Territory through Himalayan gorges into the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It acquires the name Dihang here. River cruises are always attractive and cruising on Brahmaputra River is a lifetime experience. You could have excellent view of sunset and the colors it paint on the majestic river.
Assam's Guwahati Planetarium is a centre of astronomical research that is unparalleled in the whole north-eastern region of India. It has a distinctive structure with a dome and sloping walls that is quite different to the structures seen in this entire region. In this planetarium, where the Japanese Goto GX hardware and software is used for tye show, regular shows, workshops, seminars and conferences are organized.
An ancient temple located at the top of Shukaleswar Hill in Guwahati, it is believed to be created in 10th century and reconstructed in 17th century. This temple apart from its religious importance is also known for its distinct style of architecture.
Kamakhya Temple is situated on Neelachal hilltop. Being the highest point in the city, the views from here are spectacular. Kamakhya Devi Temple refers to the temple complex, which houses nearly twenty temples. The temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya Devi is the largest of all the temples.
Located on the top of the Chitrachal Hill, Navgrah Temple was built dedicated to the nine celestial bodies. As per Hinduism, these nine celestial bodies of the solar system are worshipped as Gods and said to have an influence over the life of all living beings.
Located on the southern bank of Brahmaputra River, in the western part of Guwahati; Pandu acted as the entry point to Guwahati during the period of early 1960's, prior to the building of the Saraighat Bridge.
The Regional Science Centre and Museum was established in the year 1994. Interactive demonstrations on various topics including life during pre-historic period, science and education are conducted here. The special scientific equipments that are on display attract students. Contributions made to the field of science by various Indian scientists are on display here. Regional Science Centre and Museum is a great place for learning.
Shilpagram is famous for cultural and handicraft heritage of Assam and other northeastern states. Some of the collections here include ethnic jewellery, silk sarees, handicrafts made of metal and wood and carpets.
Dispur being the capital city offers many local markets and bazaars offering almost all the daily use items to luxury goods. One can also find many malls located in Dispur as well as Guwahati located quite near to the city.
Srimanta Shakardeva Kalashetra is the place you need to be if you are keen to know about the life and culture of the people of Assam and the tribes living here. Srimanta Shakardeva was a seer in the 15th century. The aim of the institute is to promote, develop, research and restore the rich cultural heritage of the communities of Assam.
Sualkuchi is amongst the top favorites in Dispur as it is renowned for silk production. This is where Muga, golden variety of silk is produced. This type of silk is not found in any other part of the world. You could view silk production and production of Muga.
A famous temple of Dispur, Ugro Tara Temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara. Devotees visit the temple to worship the Goddess who presides here not in the form of idol but a well filled with water.
Uma Nanda Temple is an ancient temple dating back to 17th century. Established by King Gadapani of Ahom, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located on a small picturesque Brahmaputra River isle also known as Peacock Island and houses the endangered golden Langurs.