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Visit kamakhya temple in the morning at 5 am (will take around 4 hours in a line to main temple). Then take a flight back to home with happy memories.
Eldho Elias
I had to board an overnight train from Kamakhya Railway Station to Dimapur. I understood that I made a wrong choice by opting to board the train from Kamakhya instead of Guwahati as the station was way too crowded since it was the time of Ambubachi Mela in the famous Kamakhya Temple (Ambubachi Mela). I boarded the train by around 11:30 pm.
Sounak Ghosh
Day 7: Visit the Kamakhya temple. Board Train for Kolkata.Places to Stay: There are numerous hotels in Shillong, mostly at the Police Bazar area. There are many home stays as well,one of them is Russet Homestay.How to Reach:By Air: The nearest airport is Shillong Airport, 40 minutes drive from the city. From Guwahati Airport it takes about 4 hours to reach Shillong.By Railways: The nearest rail head is Guwahati. From Guwahati numerous taxis (shared as well as reserved) are available. It takes about 3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati Station.By Road: Shillong is well connected by roads.Best Seasons:Can be visited throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the monsoon from July to October.
Sreshti Verma
How to Reach: Just reach Guwahati and everyone will help you reach.Mythology: Considered the most powerful of all 51 Shakti Peethas, Kamakhaya Devi, most revered temples of India, is formed where Sati's yoni (vulva/womb) fell on earth. If you don't know that story here is how Wikipedia explains it,"The origin of worship 'Shakti' at the site is associated with the legend of Sati, who was the wife of the ascetic god Shiva and daughter of the Puranic god-king Daksha. Daksha was unhappy with his daughter's choice of husband, and when he performed a grand Vedic sacrifice for all the deities, he did not invite Shiva or Sati. In a rage, Sati threw herself onto the fire, knowing that this would make the sacrifice impure. Because she was the all-powerful mother goddess, Sati left her body in that moment to be reborn as the goddess Parvati. Meanwhile, Shiva was stricken with grief and rage at the loss of his wife. He put Sati's body over his shoulder and began his tandava (dance of cosmic destruction) throughout the heavens, and vowed not to stop until the body was completely rotted away. The other Gods, afraid of their annihilation, implored Vishnu to pacify Shiva. Thus, wherever Shiva wandered while dancing, Vishnu followed. He sent his discus Sudarshana to destroy the corpse of Sati. Pieces of her body fell until Shiva was left without a body to carry. According to various myths and traditions, there are 51 pieces of Sati's body scattered across the Indian subcontinent. These places are called shakti peethas and are dedicated to various powerful goddesses."