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Panikhaiti: Solitude Near Guwahati City

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Imtiaz Ullah
Imtiaz Ullahhttps://nomadlawyer.org/about/
Imtiaz Ullah is the founder of travel website - NomadLawyer. A Corporate Lawyer, Senior Travel Correspondent, The Traveller Trails magazine and also acts as an Advisory Member, NGO - Sarvahitey. His travel philosophy is exploring new places, meeting new people, knowing the culture, eating like a local. He always believes in the idea-“ Don't just be a traveller but a Responsible one”.

Panikhaiti: Travel does not only teach you about the unknown, but also brings to the forefront your innermost emotions, your identity which is hidden beneath the humdrum routine of “Life”.I was idling away at my home in Guwahati and when work from home was becoming monotonous, I was contemplating, what next?

The mundane life was beckoning me to do something adventurous and venture out. Well, this time, I decided to explore the beautiful city of Guwahati- the place where I hail from. I realized that my backyard is no less captivating.

The idea of visiting the popular tourist spots in Guwahati sounded cliché and was far from my agenda. I wanted to explore a place within Guwahati city which does not find a place in the usual tourist map of most of the travelers 

Through this blog, I shall highlight a place right on the banks of the mighty river Brahmaputra in the vicinity of Guwahati city but where nature beholds itself, the place is called Panikhaiti.

About Panikhaiti 

Panikhaiti is located in Chandrapur Tehsil of Kamrup Metropolitan district in Assam, India. It is situated 15km away from district headquarter Chandrapur. Chandrapur is the sub-district headquarter of Panikhaiti village. As per 2009 stats, Panikhaiti village is also a gram panchayat.

Panikhaiti: Solitude Near Guwahati City

How to each Panikhaiti from  Guwahati city

The road distance between Panikhaiti to Guwahati is 22 km. The best way to travel is by car or a bike ride. There are local bus facility also available.

Why this place is ideal for picnic

This place is right on the bank of river Brahmaputra and ideal for a day picnic. Panikhaiti  is a treat to eyes as it is gifted with a lot of natural beauty, which will surely refresh your mind. 

I visited this place with very less expectation as its very close of the Guwahati City and I was expecting a lot of crowd and city dwellers but on the contrary this place will offer lot of solitude that will make you relive your childhood days as you enjoy  moments of joy and happiness in the lap of nature.

The river Brahmaputra offers a cool breeze and beautiful views of the sorrounding area. In the evening you can witness mesmerizing sunset and the fishermen returning to their homes after the day’s catch.

If you are in Guwahati, we highly recommend Panikhaiti. There are a few eating joints where in you can enjoy local Assamese cuisine. There is absolutely nothing that can be better than spending some quality time with your family, friends, or loved ones on the banks of mighty river Brahmaputra. The splashes of the water rejuvenate the energy within you and bring solace to your soul.

You can enjoy a perfect day by the river after which, you can also take a boat ride and if you are into photography this place is ideal and surely won’t disappont you.

Explore this amazing picnic spot-Panikhaiti near Guwahati as and when you plan your trip to Assam!

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