Goalpara is a district in the state of Assam which is located towards the western side of the city Guwahati. The district has many tourist attractions including religious as well as historical sites. Among the many famous spiritual places in the district, the Nandeswar Devalaya is one of the oldest shrines which is located at the top of the Nandeswar hills. This temple was constructed during the 10th century AD and is still being preserved in a good condition by the authorities in charge. This holy shrine is built in dedication to Lord Shiva and many local people and devotees from far away places visit the temple to seek the blessings of the almighty. The beautiful river Dudhnoi flows by the side of this temple making the surrounding very pleasant and soothing. The Nandeswar hill offers a lovely view of the town from the top of the hill.
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The other holy shrines to be visited in Goalpara are Paglatek Shiv Mandir, Sri Surya Pahar and the Shyamrai Satra.
The place has ample number of state buses which help the visitors in local sightseeing.
Best Time to Visit
The months of October to May are considered the best time to visit the Goalpara district.
The temple celebrates a few festivals of the Hindus with a lot of grandeur some which are Shivratri, Durga puja and Dol Jatra. During the time of Maha Shivratri the women observe fast for the whole day and then visit the temple to offer their prayers to the Lord. Many devotees also flock to the temple premises at this time of the year.