This 4-day religious tour in Guwahati will take you around Assam’s biggest city to temples of significant importance in Hindu. Starting with Maa Kamakhya Temple, we invite you to attend the darshan with a VIP entry that’ll allow you to skip the line and observe the unique Kulachara Tantra Marga practice, which is now the world’s only purest form of Shakta Tantric. Also, the temple built within Peacock Island, the Umananda Temple which is also the “Temple of Happiness.” Inside, you can find rock-cut figures of Lord Ganesha and an Achaturbhuja stone female figure. Don’t miss the sixth Jyotirlinga in India in Sukreshwar Temple, featuring one of India’s largest Shivalinga. We’ll also visit the mysterious excavation site of Madan Kamdev Temple and the ancient temple of Basistha Ashram that dates back to 500 BCE. Before finally stopping at the replica temple of Balaji that spans over 2 acres of land.
Hand-picked 3 Star accommodation
All transfers and sightseeing with Innova Crysta on Private Basis
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Maa Kamakhya Temple (VIP Entry)
Madan Kamdev Temple
Service of a Registered Guide for 4 days from the pick up at airport and till drop to the airport.
03 Breakfast, 03 Lunch & 03 Dinner
Mayflower Hotel or Similar
3 night(s) in Guwahati
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: All Meals
Included in the price
Maa Kamakhya Temple (VIP Entry)
Madan Kamdev Temple
Day 1: Arrival In Guwahati
Upon arrival in Guwahati, you’ll be taken to your accommodation for check-in. You’ll have free time in the evening to explore around the hotel in Guwahati.
Guwahati is a metropolitan city, the biggest in the Assam state of India and the whole north-eastern area of India. It’s made a name among tourists as the holy center of shrines to prominent Hindu deities, particularly Vishnu and Krishna. Some of these temples will leave befuddled by the architecture and facilities provided within. From your accommodation, take a stroll around the area to taste local specialties such as Khaar and Thukpa before we go on our temple tour the next day.
After dinner, we will return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay in Guwahati.
(Lunch & Dinner)
Day 2: Maa Kamakhya Temple – Umananda Temple – Sukreshwar Temple
After breakfast, we start the day early by visiting Maa Kamakhya Temple. You’ll be given a VIP entry, which is basically a skip-the-line pass that’ll let you attend the darshan in one hour instead of queueing for the whole day. Maa Kamakhya Temple is dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, who’s an important goddess of Shakta Tantric. It is built at Nilacal hills and is one of the oldest and most revered temples where Tantric practices are still held. The annual festival Ambubachi Mela is held every year here, celebrating the menstruation of the goddess. The Kulachara Tantra Marga tradition of Kamkhya develops over time and becomes unique to this temple. It is also the purest form of Shakta Tantrika tradition that still exists in the world.
After lunch, we’ll visit Umananda Temple, where Lord Shiva is revered, by ferry. As the name implies, this temple is located on Umananda Island, right in the middle of the Brahmaputra river. Umananda means “happiness” and was built by Ahom King Gadadhar Singha, a devout Shaivaite, in 1694. Inside, you can see an Achaturbhuja stone female figure and the rock-cut figures of Ganesha. Today, it’s also known as Peacock Island after a British officer recalled the shape of a peacock’s splayed feathers when looking at the island.
Then to Sukreshwar Temple, which is a famous temple from the 1700s as the sixth Jyotirlinga of India, one of the largest Shivalinga in India. This Lord Shiva temple was built by Ahom King Pramatta Singh on the Itakhuli Hill, or Sukreswar Hill, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. This place earned its name after the legend of where the Guru of Asuras, Sri Shukracharya, would worship Lord Shiva here.
After exploring Guwahati’s most prominent temples, we enjoy our dinner before returning to your accommodation for a night’s stay in Guwahati.
After an early breakfast, we visit Madan Kamdev Temple, an excavation site almost 40 km away from Guwahati. You’ll love the pictures you can take while visiting this unusual temple that is located on top of Dewangiri hill and surrounded by green forests. Also called the “Khajuraho of Assam,” this temple exudes mystery as one can find over 24 temples within and many can be dated back to the 9thcentury. Within the sanctum santorum are the idols of Shiva and Parvati locked in an intimate “Alingan” posture.
Then we return back to Guwahati to visit Basistha Ashram, which is a temple for Lord Shiva. Located in the southeast corner of the city, this ancient temple can be dated back to the Vedic age, which is around 1500-500 BCE. Legend has it that it was the Great Saint Basistha who built this temple, the same person who wrote the Hindu Epic of Vashishtha Ramayana. Today, it’s a popular pilgrimage site that lies at the convergence of three rivers: Kanta, Sandhya, and Lalita.
Finally, we’ll visit Balaji Temple, which is a replica of the temple believed to be the home of Vishnu on earth. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu himself manifested in the Tirupati Balaji Temple to lead his devotees towards salvation during the Kali age. This magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, which is another form of Lord Vishnu, and was built in 1998. Within the complex are also temples of Goddess Padmavati and Lord Balaji’s vahana, Garuda.
We end the day with dinner before staying overnight at our accommodation in Guwahati.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 4: Departure From Guwahati
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll check out from Guwahati and proceed to take you to the airport/railway station for departure.
Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.
Terms and Conditions
CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
· 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of total price
· 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of total price.
There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
It is allowed 02 suitcase normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation.
We recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc.