The largest city in Assam, Guwahati is also the biggest city of North-eastern India. Guwahati has earlier served as the capital of Assam, before being shifted to the planned city of Dispur. The city is dotted with a number of historical monuments and archaeological sites that provide a fine glimpse of the bygone era. Guwahati also has a strong religious connection and replete with many religious sites especially Hindu temples. The museums, art galleries, educational institutes and craft centres add more diversity to the charming city. Nature has equally contributed a lot in enhancing the beauty of Guwahati. Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River - one of the biggest rivers of India, Guwahati abounds with lush green hills, tea gardens and a soothing climate. Guwahati is a heaven for discerning shoppers and offers a fantastic opportunity to buy a variety of traditional handicrafts made from bamboo and cane. The authentic Assamese cuisine along with typical North-Eastern cuisines offers exhilarating dining experience to visitors.
Assamese, Bengali, English and Hindi
When to visit:
Guwahati boasts of a mild sub-tropical climate with hot and dry summers from April to June and heavy rains in monsoon season from late Jun
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordol, International Airport, Guwahati, Assam - 781015.