Top 9 Weekend Trips From Guwahati, Assam, India - Updated 2023

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Guwahati, Assam, is definitely a popular city among tourists who wish to explore the center of Northeast India’s culture and traditional activities. As one of the fastest-growing cities in India with ease of connectivity, it is among the top destinations/stopovers for thousands of visitors throughout the year. So, if you are planning a visit, you would be spoilt for choice. Among the many possible places to visit from Guwahati, travel to a few to make memories with friends and family. Here’s a look at the top weekend trips from Guwahati, Assam.

1. Hajo

হয়গ্ৰীৱ মাধব মন্দিৰ, হাজো
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Junak4u used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Hajo is a pilgrimage center that houses shrines of three distinct religions – Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. If you’re devoted to any of those religions, this is the place for you as not only is it pious, but it is also serene due to its location around the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Recommended places to visit include Hayagriva Madhava Temple, Kameswara Temple, Powa Mecca and the tomb of Pir Giasuddin Auliya, who is a pioneer of Islam. The distance from Hajo to the city of Guwahati is 22 mi (35.3 km). As Hajo isn’t quite close to any hotel, you can put up in OYO 4979 near Kamakhya Railway Station. As the name implies, it is near a train station, allowing you to travel around the state. Furthermore, it is located near attractions such as Guwahati Planetarium, Kamakhya Temple and Umananda Temple, fulfilling your need for a spiritual weekend trip.


OYO 4979 Prabha Palace Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Near Flyover Maligaon, Chariali Guwahati
Accommodates: 2

Lift Air conditioning Shared lounge/TV area CCTV in common areas Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning

2. East Garo Hills (from USD 47)

Garo hills
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Kartikeya Agarwal used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Nestled in the state of Meghalaya lies a lovely place full of beautiful sceneries and peaceful spots - East Garo Hills. In 1976, East Garo Hills was established as a district after reorganizing the Garo Hills district. Besides being home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that have earned fame for their natural beauty, East Garo Hills District offers multiple attractions, such as Ta'sek Lake, which is a great place to go camping or have a picnic. Other attractions include Domre Falls, Naka-Chikong River, and Mokma Dare and it is perfect for those who love the outdoors. East Garo Hills is located 122.7 mi (197.4 km) away from Guwahati.


Hotel Polo Orchid Tura

Wifi Available

Address: Opp Central School, Arai Mile
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Cherrapunji (from USD 78)

Nohkalikai Falls Cherrapunji
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Kunal Dalui used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Cherrapunji, that used to be dubbed as the wettest place on Earth, is a haven for both nature lovers and adventurers. Nature lovers can head to places such as Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Wakaba Falls or Mawsmai Falls and revel in the beauty of any of these natural marvels that are nestled among lush forests or rock carvings. Nature worked towards enhancing their appearance. For those seeking adventure, they would love the experience of exploring the natural caves with stalagmite and stalactite formations, such as Mawmluh Caves or Krem Mawmluh. Cherrapunji is around 92 mi (148.1 km) away from Guwahati. You can put up at 7 Sisters Falls View Inn.


7 Sisters Falls View Inn Hotel

Address: Nohsngithiang View Mawblang Mawsmai
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Terrace Family rooms Free parking Parking on site

4. Manas National Park (from USD 38)

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Anushila Bharali used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Located at the base of the foothills in Bhutan, Manas National Park shares a common border with Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is the place to go for animal lovers, being a Project Tiger Reserve, Project Elephant Reserve, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and a biosphere reserve all rolled into one. It is home to over 20 endangered species of animals, including hispid hare, Assam roofed turtle, pygmy hog and golden langur. For those eager for adventure, there is the option of river rafting through Manas River, taking you through the forests housing 400 different species of birds across 21.7 mi (35 km). It is around 85 mi (136.8 km) from Guwahati and is quite possible to reach via road.


Musa Jungle Retreat

Address: Gyatigaon, Bansbari, PO: Barengabari, Baksa, BTC, Assam

5. Haflong (from USD 30)

Haflong Lake
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Thoiba Paonam used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Haflong is the only hill station in the state of Assam, whose name literally means ant hill. Its rich cultural heritage makes it a preferred weekend destination for families. Among the many weekend destinations from Guwahati is Halflong Hill, where the scenery is sure to appeal to nature lovers and they can take a long walk alone or in company. The picturesque beauty is ideal for picnics. Another place to visit would be Haflong Lake, which offers water-sporting activities like boating or fishing. Haflong is 207.2 mi (333.4 km) away from Guwahati, an equivalent of 5 hours and 42 minutes’ drive via NH27, but it is definitely worth the hassle.


Landmark Hotels,Haflong

Address: Landmark HOtels,Haflong Member Hostel Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Free parking Parking on site Private parking

6. Kaziranga National Park (from USD 29)

KazirangaView
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Lying 120 mi (193.2 km) from Guwahati, in the district of Golaghat and Nagaon, is Kaziranga National Park with its rich history. It was first established in 1904 as a wildlife sanctuary that later evolved into a National Park, 68 years later. Located in the heart of Assam, this is where wildlife roams freely. It currently houses two-thirds of the total population of the endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros and also has the highest tiger population in the world. It also serves as a permanent home for other mammals, such as elephants, wild water buffaloes, panthers, swamp deer, and thousands of birds. It is a haven for wildlife lovers and a dream come true for them.


Camp Rhino Resort Kaziranga

Address: Kanchanjuri, Assam, India Burhapahar NH37
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Air conditioning

7. Nalbari (from USD 91)

Sunset at Nalbari
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Bhaskarbhagawati used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Nalbari is a town in Nalbari district, and it is around 45.7 mi (73.5 km) away from Guwahati. If you are looking for a blend of rich history, dedicated religion and learning about phenomenal scientific knowledge, this town is the place to go! If you’re a lover of stars, visit the Planetarium and Science Center, which is popular among families due to their beautiful shows focusing on the subject of astronomy. Have a love for history? Visit Kamrup Sanskrit Sanjivani Sabha, where you can learn about the ancient texts of Sanskrit in the library. If you have a penchant for religion, stop by the 500-year-old Billeshwar Temple, where legend says if people visit the temple with true dedication and devotion, they will be blessed with a thriving life of paradise.


Kiranshree Grand

Wifi Available

Address: New Airport Road, Mirzapur, Azara Road, Opposite SOS Village
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

8. Shillong (from USD 71)

Shillong.
Source: Photo by user sankarshan used under CC BY-SA 2.0

A city in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is home to numerous tourist sites in India, including Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, which offers insights into the life of the ethnic tribe people. You’ll also find here Lady Hydari Park, where there is an adjacent zoo if you like animals. Shillong is 61.3 mi (98.6 km) away from Guwahati and it takes you around 2 hours and 45 minutes of travel time to get there. One of the best places to stay would be Royal View Resort, where guests can gather information to sightsee around the area. Language barriers are taken care of.


Royal View Resort

Wifi Available

Address: via Sohra (Cherrapunjee) Lumsohphie, Tyrna
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Ironing service Free parking

9. Mawlynnong (from USD 22)

Mawlynnong Sky View
Source: Photo by user Travelling Slacker used under CC BY 2.0

Around 107.1 mi (172.4 km) away from Guwahati sits Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia. Combined with impeccable maintenance done by the villagers, it earned the nickname, ‘God’s own garden’. Indeed, the beauty of the village is evident by the lush greenery all around, along with blooming flowers and nearby waterfalls that acted as enhancers. However, there is more than just admiring the beauty in this village because there is plenty to do and see, such as taking a glimpse of the beautiful Mawlynnong Waterfall, where it is a perfect place to relax or have a picnic with your companions. There is also the astonishing Jingmaham Living Root Bridge to cross so you can take in the breathtaking view of the scenery around you, or climb up Sky View, a bamboo viewing tower that rests 85 feet (29.5 meters) high up above the trees.

Plan an unforgettable weekend trip from Guwahati

Guwahati is surrounded by several attractions that are historic, natural and have options for adventures readily available. Each of them is beautiful, exciting and significantly historic in their own way, promising a memorable time to its visitors. Guwahati definitely has plenty of options for a weekend trip, and it’ll be a waste not to take advantage of them.

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