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Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

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Kamakhya Temple is considered one of the most sacred of the 51 Shakti Peethas--shrines of the Mother Goddess--in the world. On the banks of Brahmaputra River, the temple was originally erected in the 8th century, but much of its present appearance dates to the 17th century. A cruciform base topped with a hemispherical dome is the main feature of the temple's hybrid style. See the panels and niches with sculptured images of Hindu gods and goddesses, then descend the narrow stone staircase to get to the small and dark inner sanctum, where the Mother Goddess is worshiped in the shape of Yoni (womb). Apart from pilgrims and tourists, monkeys and mountain goats are regular visitors of this site. Plan to visit Kamakhya Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guwahati attractions using our Guwahati tourist route planner.
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  • Yes that's correct. If you visit Kamakhya Mandir once, you are sure to visit it again. This time it was with the family. Although a weekday, we thought of going early which turned out to be a correct ...  more »
  • a good feeler for tavellers interested in religious or cultural fervour. during APril every year the biggest festival AMBUBASI MELA, WHERE round the world and India people come to see the exteme actio...  more »
  • Place is good with a very old shaktipeeth of Mata Parvati. Only problem is the corwd. If you really want to have darshan, u must come at 5 O'clock in the morning.  more »
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  • It was so wonderful. It's a lifetime experience. All over the Globe people visit. I am Blessed. This is what I call as a Blessing. It can't be expressed in words. It should be experienced.it's awesome...
  • This is a wonderful place. It can handle a lot of people in very small place. Visitors should be come in early morning b/w It take 3-4 hours in low crowd and takes a long time in normal and high crowd.
  • The temple is a divine place which is very well managed. During the waiting in the Que, even water was served. Special Tickets for Rs 501 are also available.
  • As a shatipith, the temple must be more maintained, free of pandas. Do I have to pay hundreds of Rupees to get a glimpse of the Goddess? I thought God is for everyone, but the pandas think God as their sole property. Still I am giving a 3 star due to the temple's holiness and history. Atleast make a subtle facility for everyone to see goddess Kamakhya, rather making unnecessary queues to reach her.
  • Its a holy and divine place , you can find peace in your soul and mind. Very nice place for meditation and yog.

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Most accommodations in Guwahati lie close to the main train station in the Paltan Bazaar district. Here, you'll find some particularly refined options next to the river in the Fancy Bazaar area, offering extensive views of the water and access to some of the main sights in town. Look to the mazy side streets of the Paltan Bazaar district for some budget-friendly guesthouses and hostels. The main Guwahati-Shillong Road has a good choice of hotels, with some budget and luxury options available. The road offers a degree of convenience for those who want to get out and explore the hillier areas of the region.
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