One of the most famous temples in Assam is the Doul Govinda Mandir. Located in North Guwahati, on the foothills of Chandrabati Hills, this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is not only visited by Krishna devotees but by people of all faith for its scenic beauty. It is said that deity of Lord Krishna in this temple was installed by someone named Ganga Ram Baruah who brought it from a place in Nalbari named Sadhyasar.
All the festivals associated with Lord Krishna are celebrated here, Holi being one of the most important ones. The festival of colors is celebrated for a period of five days here and thousands of tourists and locals visit this place during this time. Janmashtami is another important festival that is celebrated here.
After a visit to the temple, one can go for sightseeing in North Guwahati. This part of the city is beautiful and serene and is not crowded. The temple is very close to the mighty Brahmaputra River and its bank is an ideal picnic spot.
Availing steamer and ferry services from Fancy Bazar Ferry Ghat is the easiest way to reach this place.
Holi is the best time to visit the Doul Govinda Mandir as this festival is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show. One can also consider visiting during Janmashtami. Monsoons are to be avoided as it rains a lot in Assam.