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Guwahati City

Trip to Guwahati

Country: India
State:Assam
Location: Northeast part of India
Area:
Altitude: 55.5 m
Population: 1,498,659
Language: Assamese
Known for: Gateway of Eastern Region
Nearby Cities: Dispur

Located in the north-east region of India, Guwahati is the largest and well developed metropolitan region of Assam. Developed through long period of time, Guwahati is the oldest developed city of North-East India. Above all, it is the major centre of connectivity in north-east; it is directly linked with the main part of India through road, rail, and air. This is the reason that it is also known as the 'Gateway of the north-east region.'

Situated on the bank of River Brahmaputra, Guwahati is flanked with Shillong plateau from other side. Its ancient name was 'Pragjyotishpura'; it is a Sanskrit word and its meaning is 'city of eastern light.' Historically, it was the capital of ancient state Kamarupa where Hindu religion had been flourished. As evidence, you can still find dozens of Hindu temples here. Significant of them are Kamakhya Temple, Navagraha Temple, Lankeshwar Temple, Umananda Temple, Sukreswar Temple, Rudreswar Temple, Basistha Temple, Doul Govinda Temple, Dirgheshwari Temple etc. Locally, city is also popular as 'City of Temples.'

Moreover, by virtue of being most developed region of north-east, the city is also the important commercial, economic and educational centre of north-east India. Some of the popular education institutions are located here including Guwahati University, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati etc. You can also enjoy here various local culture and other sports activities.

Guwahati Tourism
By virtue of having wonderful geographical location and rich tradition, the city is also known for its tourism. In pleasant climate, you can see here various natural landscapes and of course centuries old temples.

The Major Tourists' Attractions

Temples
Umananda Temple
Kamakhya Temple
Basistha Temple
Sukreswar Temple
Navagraha Temple
Ugro Tara Temple
ISKCON Temple
Balaji Temple
Guwahati Planetarium

Other Attractions
Assam State Museum
River Cruise
Shilpagram
NEDFi Haat
Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
Nehru Park

Markets in Guwahati
Pan Bazaar
Fancy Bazaar
Beltola Bazaar
Paltan Bazaar
Ganeshguri

Shopping Centres in Guwahati
Metro Bazar
Fort mall
Sohum Shoppe
Eastrends
The HUB
The Cube
Dona Planet
Ohio Shopping
Spanish Garden

How to Reach??
By Road: Guwahati has well developed road network; NH 31 connects the city Guwahati with the states Bihar, West Bengal, and Jharkhand. National Highway 37 connects it with Goalpara in Assam to Dimapur in Nagaland and with many other cities including Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Bongaigaon.
By Rail: Guwahati Junction is the main railway station; and it is well connected by express trains with most of the major cities of India such as Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Mumbai, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Ranchi, Patna, Puri, etc.
By Air: Located at the distance of about 20 km from main city Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the nearest international airport. The airport not only connects Guwahati with other major cities of India but it also connects with some foreign cities such as Bankok and Paro. In addition, helicopter service is also available here for the other towns of North-East India.

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