Taking A Tour Of 3 Sites In Guwahati That Are Set To Get A Global Makeover  
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Taking A Tour Of 3 Sites In Guwahati That Are Set To Get A Global Makeover  

Taking A Tour Of 3 Sites In Guwahati That Are Set To Get A Global Makeover  
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The natural beauty and charm of northeastern state Assam have a lot to offer to the people with itchy feet. To cash in on this and promote the tourism sector, the state government has planned to upgrade some of its key tourist attractions. Recently, the Assam Chief Minister unveiled his government’s plans to develop the Kamakhya Temple, the Umananda Island and the Gandhi Mandap to promote them as places of tourist attraction.

A look at how the key features of the three sites and how the state wants to beautify them for travellers’ benefit:
 
The Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple(Wikipedia)

Among the most-visited Shakti shrines in India, the Kamakhya Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethams that are associated with the ancient Hindu legend of Lord Shiva. Located eight kilometres from Guwahati at the Neelachala hill, the temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya, the fulfiller of desires. Apart from the many devotees that visit the temple every year, this temple is also a favourite spot for practitioners of science of Tantra. It is said that this temple was destroyed in the early 16th century, and was rebuilt a century later.“Our government is planning to develop Kamakhya Temple into a world-class tourist and spiritual destination by upgrading the prevailing infrastructure and ensuring cleanliness in and around the temple,” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told media.

“Our government is planning to develop Kamakhya Temple into a world-class tourist and spiritual destination by upgrading the prevailing infrastructure and ensuring cleanliness in and around the temple,” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told media.
 
The Umananda Island

Umananda island(Wikipedia)

It's unique shaped earned it the name of Peacock Island. The Umananda Island is said to be the smallest river island in the middle of the Brahmaputra and this venerated place too has a connection with the legend of Lord Shiva and his wife Uma. Hence, the name. “The Umananda island, with its temple is a natural treasure in the heart of the Brahmaputra river… If utilised to its full potential, Umananda can be a huge boon for the State in terms of developing tourism and adding another feather in a revitalised brand Assam,” the CM said.

“The Umananda island, with its temple is a natural treasure in the heart of the Brahmaputra river… If utilised to its full potential, Umananda can be a huge boon for the State in terms of developing tourism and adding another feather in a revitalised brand Assam,” the CM said.
 
The Gandhi Mandap

gandhi mandap(Blogger.com)

More life a temple, this structure built on the Sarania Hill top is dedicated to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi Guwahati and accessible only through vehicles. A better connectivity could do a tremendous good to this place and help Assam to attract more and more people to this vintage spot.

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