Guwahati Railway Station is the biggest railway station in North-East India where the trains run 24 hours connecting the far flung areas of NE India. It is situated at Paltan Bazar area. It is a well maintained rail station with 7 platforms being cleaned at regular intervals. There are small snack counters along with IRCTC restaurant catering to the passengers. In my last visit to Guwahati I spent half day at Guwahati Rail Station. I roamed all the platforms and I have jotted down few points about Guwahati Railway Station which may be helpful to many passengers.
Some say that if you plan also you cannot reach Kamakhya Temple without the consent of Goddess Kamakhya. Kamakhya is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindu faith, it was built to signify and honor the Goddess Kamakhya.
If you ever end up within the Guwahati, the Kamakhya temple is worth a visit. Here’s everything you need to know before Kamakhya temple visit.
When I was a kid that time I had the experience of staying one or two nights in a railway retiring room along with my family. Truly speaking from that time I was carrying a bitter experience regarding Railway Retiring Room. The rooms were dirty and untidy. Bedcovers were dirty. Walls were tampered and damp. Bathroom was most unhygienic. Moreover, taps and lights were not working. Due to these reasons I avoided Railway Retiring Rooms when I used to travel. But recently some where I read an article which tells that now Railway Retiring Rooms are not less than any star category hotel rooms. When I stayed at Guwahati Railway Retiring room recently I found it was true.
L K Restaurant Bomdila is a small restaurant at Bomdila center point. They prepare and present authentic Bengali Cuisine having variety of fish, chicken & mutton dishes in service. They prepare egg items also.
ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak was a premier research organization exclusively engaged in research and development of yak in India. The institute was established in 1989 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Dirang of Arunachal Pradesh. This institute had their own guest house mainly for their scientists also known as NRC Yak Guest House Dirang.
We were leaving Arunachal Pradesh that day. We would complete our Dirang sightseeing and then reaching Rangapara North Railway Station in the evening. Our road map would be Dirang-Bomdila-Rupa-Jigaon-Shergaon-Rangapara.
Today morning we got up little bit late, around 7 am. After brushing teeth just I attempted to sip my first morning tea, somebody knocked the door. After opening the door we saw our new driver Raju arrived. Though he called me yesterday after reaching Tawang. He told that rest of Arunachal tour he would drive our vehicle. He also told to get ready within 9 am. Around 9.30 we started our journey towards Dirang. Our route would be- Tawang-Jang or Nuranang Falls-Sela Pass-Sangti Valley-Dirang. I went near the glass window. Finally, the day came to leave Tawang, the Buddhist town of Arunachal Pradesh. Today we decided to cover the Jang fall and Sangti valley on our return journey to Dirang. In our 50 kms Dirang tour first we visited Nuranang Falls.
We stayed at Hotel Tawang Holiday for three nights. Hotel Tawang Holiday is one of the best and cost-effective staying options in Tawang. Located in the heart of Tawang, just about 100 mtr from Dragon Restaurant of the main bazaar which offers everything you need, to shop from warm clothes, souvenirs, hiring a taxi to rent a motorbike all.
The hotel manager gave us the wakeup call at 6 am. We all were excited to visit the China border covered with snow and hence we got ready on time. After breakfast, we sat in our car and left for Bumla Pass tour at around 9 am. Nevertheless, we were finally on the long and lonely road to Bumla and were greeted with a fabulous change of scenery as soon as we left from Tawang. Our driver, Sange was also our guide. The journey was breathtaking as we could see all the military battalion & soldiers’ vehicle running with us. There were various gates which had different names such as Maratha warriors, Punjab warriors & many more with the state names.
Majority of tourists at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh are Bengalis who mostly come from Kolkata and its outskirts. One of the major concerns of most Bengalis is that the food. They can’t simply live without ‘Maach-Bhaat’ (i.e. fish curry & rice). Often they come through tour operators who need to ensure that the hotel where they are arranging stay serves Bengali dishes, otherwise the hotel won’t qualify for stay. Here also Bengali tourists searching authentic Bengali restaurant at Tawang.