The Lily Guwahati, is located on GS Road, which is the heart of the business, financial and shopping districts of ASSAM.
Conveniently connected to the major business locations such as Oil Refinery, Commercial Offices at G.S Road & Zoo Road. The hotel is only a 5 minute drive from the State Legislative assembly and other government offices.
How to reach
The Lily, Guwahati is situated 35 kms from the Borjhar (Guwahati) airport and is approximately 45 minutes drive from the hotel. All major domestic airlines have regular flights to and from the city.
The Lily, Guwahati is well connected by road to all major North East Destination. The Lily Hotel is 8 kms from Inter State Bus Terminal Guwahati.
The Lily, Guwahati is situated 8 Kms from The Guwahati Railway station, which is a 30 minutes drive. All major railway sectors have regular train service to and from the city. There is a Rajdhani express train to and from Delhi.
Capital of the state of Assam, Guwahati is situated 1000 mtr. above sea level, and enjoys a pleasant climate. It has a number of attractions, ranging from Kamakhya Temple to its various beautiful wildlife parks. It also offers the visitor a wide selection of shopping opportunities and restaurants.
The name Guwahati is two Assamese words: 'guwa' (areca nut) and 'haat' (market place). The name used to be spelled as Gowhatty (pre-colonial and colonial), anglicized to Gauhati (colonial-British), which was then changed to the present form in the late 1980s to conform to the local pronunciation. The city is between the banks of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau, with LGB International Airport to the west and the town of Narengi to the east. It is gradually being expanded as North Guwahati to the northern bank of the Brahmaputra. The famous heritage Madan Kamdev is situated 30 km away from Guwahati. This heritage is same as Khajuraho.
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One of the key urban centers of Assam and the biggest city in North-East India, this serves as the major gateway to the whole region. The major tourist spots of Guwahati are Kamakhya Temple, River Cruise on the river Brahmaputra, Shankardev Kalakshetra, Umananda Temple, Assam State Zoo, Shilpagram etc. Chandubi Lake, Sonapur, Madan Kamdev, Chandrapur and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are other famous spots outskirts the city.While visiting Madan Kamdev Tourists also visit the ancient temple Gopeswar Mandir situated in village Deuduar.
Kamakhya Temple: The Holy Abode
Kamakhya Temple atop the Neelachal hill, the highest spot in the city draws pilgrims from all over India especially during the Ambubachi festival. A high seat of the shakti sect, it is associated with the legend of the mother goddess who slayed the legendary demon king Narakasur who ruled ancient Assam. Its just half an hour away from The Lily Hotel.
Easel gallery was established in the year 2008 in the heart of Guwahati city. Located in Hemlota Heritage (A)2B F.C Road, Uzanbazar, Guwahati, India, just half an hour drive from The Lily Hotel. The paintings that the gallery showcases are an idiom that owes much to earlier traditions. They are a candid chronicle of emotions recollected in tranquillity. Each painting stands out as a separate entity in the perspective of contemporary art.Easel gallery portrays a seamless blend of colour and creativity. Easel gallery celebrates the culture and character of North-East India. This art gallery is just half an hour drive from The Lily Hotel.
The city offers a range of outdoor cafes wherein you can enjoy International brews and blends with nibbles and some make it more exotic with flavored sheeshas too in their menu! These cafes are found all across the city in various neighborhoods and activity hubs located around The Lily Hotel. Some of these Café’s include: Café Coffee Day, Brown Bean Café, Brewberry’s.
Shopping in Guwahati
Guwahati main shopping hub is Guwahati Shillong Road aka G.S. Road. Hip and happening crowd, local inhabitants and tourists throng the malls like HUB, The Cube, Dona Planet, Sohum Shoppe, Westside and others located here. All this malls are just 10 mins drive from The Lily Hotel.
It is an amusement park located around the Airport road. It is a famous attraction for both locals and tourists, and is a good place for children as well. It is just a 45 mins drive from The Lily Hotel.
Places of tourist interest
Uma Nanda Temple
Uma Nanda Temple, A 17th century temple on a river island of the same name is dedicated to Shiva. It was built by Ahom king Gadapani on this picturesque Brahmaputra isle, also called Peacock island. It is just half an hours drive from The Lily Hotel.
Basistha Ashram a place of pilgrimage and a picnic spot near the Sandhychal hills south of Dispur, the seat of the State government lies at the confluence of the three streams Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta, names of the wives of legendary sage Vasistha who had set up this Ashram. It is just 10 mins away from The Lily Hotel.
Srimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra
Shankardev Kalakshetra is a place that visitors should never miss. Shankardev Khalakshetra name synonymous with the great Vaishnava saint and scholar of Assam Srimanta Shankardeva. It is a multipurpose cultural complex that has fulfilled its aim in protecting, promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the communities and tribes of Assam and the country. It is just 5 mins away from The Lily Hotel.
One of the major attractions of Guwahati is the River Cruise on the Brahmaputra river. To go on a cruise on the mighty river is a thrilling experience. There are cruise vessels like 'MV Mahabahu', 'Jolporee', 'Charaidew', 'MV Chandardinga', 'Alfresco', 'Baginadi' etc. that will take visitors on joy rides on the Brahmaputra river. On board these luxurious cruise vessels tourists can relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset.
Assam State Museum
Assam State Museum is situated near Dighalipukhuri. It houses many rare, specimen of the Ahom Dynasty. Many articles of equipment, dress materials belonging to the glorious past of Assam are found here. Many antiques, statues, manuscripts, written on Shashi-paat and other valuable articles are preserved and displayed here. It is just 20 mins away from The Lily Hotel.
Adjacent to Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, this is the only crafts village of the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC). It had made landmark in the promotion of the varied arts and cultures of the local people. It holds regular cultural events throughout the year in its open air stage and auditorium. It is just 5 mins away from The Lily Hotel.
Tourist Destinations Around Guwahati
Mājuli is situated at a distance of 20 km from Jorhat. One can take the bus or a hired taxi to the Nimati Steamer Ghat from where ferry services ply. The distance takes over three hours to cover, with three bus rides and two ferry rides. Majuli is an island, it is always a wet place. The southern part of the island is a bird lovers paradise. Between November and March is the best time to visit this place.
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Kaziranga National is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.
Shillong was the capital of Meghalaya meaning 'The abode of the clouds', it became the first capital of the newly formed State of Meghalaya. Located in undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city center is 1496 meters above sea level. Shillong currently has a population of around 270,000. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of East. The British legacy is still visible in architecture and food habits of population. It takes around 3 hours from The Lily Hotel to reach Shillong. Visitors can see Shillong and return the same Day.
Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres (10,000 ft) in the northwestern part ofArunachal Pradesh of India. The area is claimed by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India as a part ofSouth Tibet. The town once served as the district headquarters of West Kameng district, and became the district headquarters of Tawang district when it was formed from West Kameng. The name Tawang (Tibetan: རྟ་དབང་, Wylie: Rta-dbang) means Horse Chosen. It is said to be the biggest Buddhist monastery in the world outside of Lhasa, Tibet. It is a major holy site for Tibetan Buddhists as it was the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama. It is also famous for Snowfall which occurs every year during December-January. The distance from Guwahati to Tawang is about 636 kms. All modes of transportation are available. Comfortable hotels are available for staying.
Guwahati is considered the site of Pragjyotishpura, a semi-mythical town founded by Asura King Naraka who was later killed by Lord Krishna for a pair of magical earrings. The city was a vibrant cultural centre well before the Ahoms arrived, and later the theatre of intense Ahom-Mughal fighting, changing hands eight times in the 50 years before 1681. Most of the old city was wiped out by a huge 1897 earthquake followed by a series of devastating floods. Guwahati is the major commercial and educational hub of Assam and north-eastern region of India and is home to institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and other premier institutions like Gauhati University and Cotton College. The city is a major center for cultural activities and sports besides administrative and political activities of Assam. The city is an important regional hub for transportation.