One of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages is Kamakhya temple, an ancient Shakti Peeth in Guwahati. It is the central temple in a complex dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas. The Shakti Temple of mother Goddess Kamakhya perched on the top of Nilachal Hills overlooking river Brahmaputra, is 8 Km. away from the railway station of Guwahati.
The greatest shrine of tantric Shaktism finds mention in the inscription of the Allahabad pillar of Samudragupta. Devotees from all over India converge on this holy place during Ambubashi and Manasha Puja.
The great Shiva temple situated on a hillock in the middle of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati attracts devotees from all over the country during Shiva Ratri. The hillock is accessible by country boats and is called Bhasmachal (Peacock Island), where Shiva is believed to have turned Kamdev, the god of love, to ashes for disturbing his meditation.
Regular ferry services are available to this place.
Another prime pilgrimage is Mahamaya temple at Bogoribari near Dhubri town in western Assam. These Shakti spots are complimented by an array of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, such as Bhairabkunda on the border with Bhutan, Shivadol in Sivasagar and the offbeat Tilinga temple (Tinsukia district) where one ties tiny bells on a banyan tree for wishes to come true.