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Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple is a Shakti Peeth temple situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. It is the main temple in a complex of individual temples dedicated to different forms of the mother goddess as the Dasa Mahavidya, including Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari and Tara.[1] It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and Tantric worshipers.The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India, and is regarded as one of the Shakti Peethams associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna.



Balaji Temple

Tirupati Balaji is a magnificent temple at Lokhra, near Guwahati, in Assam. It is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, and is a holy place for the pilgrims from the north-east. The sanctums of Lord Ganesh, Lord Balaji and Goddess Durga can also be seen here. The architecture of this temple is unique, and takes after the South Indian temples. A park is attached to the temple. The temple complex of the Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji sprawling on two acres of land is located in Betkuchi, Guwahati. At the entrance of the complex there is a Ganesha Temple. The main temple dedicated to Lord Balaji contain a idol of the deity carved out of a single stone weighing 4 tonnes. Adjacent to the main temple, there are temples dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi (Avatar of Mahalakshmi) and Garuda, the Vahana of Lord Balaji. The Temple of Lord Balaji has a rajagopuram, a maha mandapam, an ardha mandapam, and the sanctum. The gopurams are constructed in South Indian architectural style, its height ranges from 8 feet in the Ganesh Temple to 70 feet in the Rajagopuram.



Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in assam covers an area of 430 Sq kms along the river Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong hills on the South. The National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates, hemmed by table-top tea bushes. One can even see the rhinos and wild elephants straying near the highway. Kaziranga is a title of a remarkable success story of conservation of the One Horned India Rhinoceros and other wild lives in the North East India.