Kamrup Travel Guide

Flanked by Brahmaputra river, Kamrup is a district of Assam, famous for the pristine temples of Kamakhya and Hajo, that attract a number of pilgrims from all over the world. Kamrup main features the important cities of the region - Guwahati and the state capital Dispur. There are many places to visit in and around Kamrup like Madan Kamdev temple, Poa Mecca, and Hayagriva Madhava Temple. Kamrup is also known for its rice production, brass cups and plates

An Insight into Kamrup Tourism in Assam

The old Kamrup district of North East India was bifurcated into two halves in 2003, and the Kamrup district, also known as the Kamrup Rural district was formed. The main attraction of Kamrup are Hayagriva Madhava temple, the Poa Mecca Mosque, and the Saraighat War Memorial.

There are a number of religious tourism places in Kamrup. One of the most important tourist attractions of the district is the Madan Kamdev Temple, which has the background of magnificent hills and serene rivulets. This temple is situated on the small hill of Dewangiri; and a number of archaeological artifacts, of the bygone era are spread around the area. There are a number of statutes such as the four-headed Shiva, the six-sided Bhairava, demons, which might catch your eyes. There are also ruins of statues of men and women in the area, as this was the temple of the god of love and desire.

Among other must visit places in Kamrup is the Hayagriva Madhava Temple, which is situated in the Monikut hill of Hajo.

This is also a good sightseeing place for the tourists. The temple is believed to be constructed in 1583 by Raghudeva Narayan. A big pond called Madhava Pukhuri is also located near the temple. Apart from it, in Kamrup visiting the Poa Mecca is one of the top things to do. This is the place where the famous seer Giyasuddin Auliya was buried. It is said that when a devotee offers prayer in this dargah, he or she gains one fourth of the spiritual enlightenment which can be gained at Mecca.

If you are interested in non religious travel destinations, then the Saraighat War Memorial Park is the place for you. This park is made to commemorate the battle of Saraighat, fought between the Ahoms and the Mughals in 1671. You can also take a tour to the Sualkuchi village, which is well known for the production of the Muga clothes.

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Popular Tourist Places to See in Kamrup

Small in size, Kamrup is known for its religious tourism places like Kamdev Temple, Poa Mecca, and Hayagriva Madhava Temple. Tourists should also visit Saraighat War Memorial Park, which commemorates the battle of Saraighat, fought between the Ahoms and the Mughals in 1671. Make a point to go on a tour to Sualkuchi village, which is prominent for its Muga clothes production.

Where to Stay in Kamrup?

Hotels are not available in Kamrup, yet there are some good accommodation options in Guwahati, which is barely an hour away. In Guwahati, every kind of hotel, be it budget or homestay, five star or three stars, are easily available for a holiday.

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