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Hajo Religious Tours and Travel to Temple Town: Hajo Religious Tours and Travel takes you to temple destination having many famous temples of Assam and also to muslim pilgrimage center of North East India.
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Hajo Religious Tours and Travel to Temple Town of Assam

Hajo, AssamState : Assam in India.
Best time to Travel : October to April.
Weather Conditions : The city experiences an annual rainfall of 180 cm (from May to September). While summer temperatures range from 22 to 38°C, in winters the mercury ranges from 10 to 25°C.
Location : Hajo is about 28 km from the city of Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam.

Hajo Religious Tours in Assam
Hajo temple town has various religions, located about 28 km across the river Brahmaputra, from the city of Guwahati. Hajo in Assam is a sacred place, where three religions - Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists meets. Hajo is also renowned for its bell metal work. Hajo has a large number of temples, the chief among them being Hayagriva-Madhab Temple. Hajo Assam is also considered to be a Muslim pilgrimage centre, since the mosque known as the Pao Mecca built by Pir Ghiasuddin Aulia is situated here.
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According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas had taken shelter in this region during their agyatvas or during the period in hiding. One can see the stone bowl used by Bhima (one of the Pandava brothers) during this agyatvas. Hajo also boasts the Hayagriba Madhava Temple, accessible via a long stone stairway. At the foot of the stairway is a large pond inhabited by one of Hajo's oldest residents - a giant turtle.
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Travel to Hajo
Airport : The nearest airport is at Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam. One can reach Hajo by bus from here.
Railhead : The nearest railhead is also situated at Guwahati in Assam. Which is well-connected to all the corners of India by rail network.
Road Transport : One can easily reach Hajo by bus from any part of Assam. Guwahati is close to Hajo, so one can easily reach Hajo from Guwahati by any means of road transport available.

Staying in Hajo
Being close to Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam, accommodation is not a problem here. One can find all categories of Accommodation near Hajo for a comfortable stay.

Temple Sightseeing Tours in Hoja
Hayagriva Madhava Temple
Travel to Hayagriva Madhava temple which is about 30 miles to the west of Guwahati. The temple house the image of Vishnu, resembling the image of Jagannath at Puri in Orissa. This temple is also regarded as a Buddhist shrine by Buddhist Lamas and Butiyas, who profess Buddhism. It is believed that, Lord Buddha attained Nirvana at this place.

The temple was destroyed by Kalapahar ( who is said to have destroyed hundreds of temple in India) and was rebuilt in 1543 by the Koch king Raghudev. A smaller temple was built nearby by Ahom king Pramatta Singh where Doul is celebrated on a grand scale every year .

Powa-Mecca
Side by side with the Madhav temple tour there is a celebrated Muslim pilgrimage center at Hajo, known as Powa-Mecca (1/4th Mecca). According to the inscription on the wall of the mosque based there, it was built by Mir Lutufullah-i-Shiraji in 1657, during the period of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan. In front of the mosque lies the tomb of Gyasuddin Aulia, who made the first attempts to impregnate Islam in this part of the world. It is believed that, the foundation of the mosque partly comprises of some earth brought from Mecca.
Hayagriva Madhava Temple
Some Important Destinations Near Hajo
Hajo is very close to Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam in India. There are numerous places to visit in Guwahati, just 28 km from here. Further moving, 180 km from Guwahati you will reach Tezpur, one of the most revered historical sights of Assam in India. There are several sights, worth a visit at Tezpur. Pabitora is a small wildlife sanctuary, located at a distance of 60 km from Guwahati. Rhino and various species of deer abound this sanctuary of Assam.
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