Hajo Tourism

3.4 / 5 Heritage, Religious,

Ideal Duration : 1 day Best Time : July to March
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"An ancient pilgrimage for all" Hajo Tourism The ancient pilgrim centre of Hajo finds it uniqueness in being an attraction for three religions - Hindu, Muslims and Buddhists. At a distance of about 24 km from the city of Guwahati, Hajo adores the banks of Brahmaputra. Shrines dedicated to Durga, Shiva, Vishnu, Buddha and major Muslim saints are found all over this place, making it an important pilgrimage center for people from all these three religions. The most famous temple is the Hayagriva Madhava Mandir which also attracts Buddhists as it is believed to be the site where Buddha attained Nirvana while the Powa Mecca Mosque finds popularity among Muslims. Download Hajo PDF Guide > What's Great? Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage centre for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims, serving as a unique example of religious harmony. It is also famous throughout Asia for its bell metal industry and is even the largest producer of silk clothes in Assam. What's not so Great? It is very humid throughout the year and rains quite often. The weather here may not be liked by everyone. For Whom This place is mainly for pilgrims, however, those who are looking forward to experiencing another aspect of Assam's beauty may find Hajo an exciting place. It has an ancient history along with mythological importance. You will get to hear fascinating stories here.

Experiencing religious harmony in Hajo Residing on the banks of Brahmaputra River, 24 km away from Guwahati, Hajo is a small town in Assam. It serves as an ancient pilgrimage for three religions: Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. This small town represents religious and communal harmony. Hajo is well-known in Asia for its bell metal industry. The artisans make various kinds of utensils out of these materials and are sold as fancy household items. Hajo is dotted with various temples and mosques. Among the many temples here, Hayagriva Madhava Temple is the most famous and sacred temple here. As the name suggests, it is a Vishnu temple, however, it is equally important to Buddhist community, as it is to Hindu community. It is believed that Lord Buddha attained Nirvana at this place. Powa Mecca is the most celebrated Muslim shrine here. Its name suggests that its importance is equivalent to one fourth of the Mecca of Arab Emirates. A Muslim community, Moria Community is said to have made the brass and bell metal utensils used in the Hayagriva Temple.

Itinerary You can reach Hajo early morning and start your journey to Hayagriva Madhava Temple, a Vishnu temple which holds important to Hindu and Buddist religion, alike. You can spend quality time here by exploring the temple while listening to mythological and historical stories of the temple. After having a meal, you can head off to Powa Mecca, the Muslim shrine. You will get to hear fascinating stories about its history and making. Later, you may visit the Shiv temple, Kedareswara Temple which is believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the Indian subcontinent. After a holy exploration of Hajo, you can visit marketplaces here. You can buy bell metal and brass household items as Hajo is known throughout Asia for its bell metal industry. Also, Hajo being the largest silk producer in Assam, you can find a variety of good quality silk and it is not something to miss out on.

Restaurants and Local Food in Hajo Hajo is equally welcoming to both vegetarians and non vegetarians. Instances of popular items local state cuisine can be tried here. One can try interesting versions of the staple Rice here such asCheera, Muri, Akhoi, Pithguriand handful more. Fish curry is also popular such asMachor Tengaas well as other fish delicacies such asPatot diyawhich is a preparation of steamed fish wrapped in plaintain leaves along with some flavors. The other must have items areKhar, Laksa, Pitikaand many more.

Jul-Maris the best time to visit Hajo Hajo, like the rest of the Assam, has a tropical monsoon climate, associated with high levels of humidity. The temperature usually only increases during summer. The best time to visit Hajo is during Monsoon when it is in its full glory. During monsoon, Hajo is carpeted in greenery, making your experience here even better. Weather in Hajo Loading... Hajo in Summer (March - May) Summertime is experienced from March till the start of May. It is very humid, having frequent rainfall. The average temperature is around 22 to 38 degrees Celcius, so light and thin cotton clothes are recommended. Hajo in Monsoon (May - October) Monsoon falls from May to August, followed by Autumn in September and October. Monsoon brings average rainfall of 180 cm and is the best time to visit Hajo in its full green glory. Autumn can also be a good time to visit Hajo as it coincides with major festival celebrations. Hajo in Winter (November - February) With the temperature ranging around 7 to 25 degrees Celcius, winters are experienced from November to February. It is characterised by little rainfall, and foggy mornings and afternoons. Monthly Weather in Hajo Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 12 26 February 14 28 March 17 29 April 21 30 May 24 32 June 25 32 July 26 32 August 26 35 September 25 34 October 23 33 November 18 30 December 13 27

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