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Some Major Facts of Guwahati

Area: 328 km²

Weather: 26 °C, Wind NE at 18 km/h, 40% Humidity

Population: 9.57 lakhs (2011)

Local time: Thursday, 2:45 pm

STD Code: 0361

City animal: Gangetic River Dolphin

Official language: Assamese and English

Other language: Bodo, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Mishing, Rabha, Kachari and Meitei.

Main Attraction: Brahmaputra River, Kamakhya Temple

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Guwahati – Blend of Cultures and Identities

Guwahati, the capital of Assam, situated at the bank of the Brahamputra River. It is treated with as the gateway of north eastern India and the most prominent tourist destinations in north east India. Guwahati formerly referred to as Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light), Guwahati is the 2nd largest city in North East after Kolkata and the biggest city of Assam in India. Fixed between the stunning hills of the eastern flanks of the Himalayan range of mountains, Guwahati houses the political capital of the state, Dispur. The gateway to the seven various other northeastern states, likewise referred as seven sisters, Guwahati is an essential vacationer base factor, besides being a vacation attraction amongst the visitor.

Guwahati is also among the major centers for oil sector along with tea industry. This enjoyable as well as relaxed location is loaded with thrilling monuments as well as holy places. The big oil refinery at Noonmati, on the northern borders, represents Guwahati's current growth as well as prosperity. The busy central market area contrasts sharply with the nearly rural riverside really feel northeast of the centre, as well as the surrounding hills increasing beyond the coconut hands offer Guwahati a relatively appealing environment. The Kamakhya temple of the city is considered as one of the holiest shrine of Goddess Durga. The temple lies at Nilanchal Hillside. In addition to monuments as well as temple the city also have rich wild animals areas such as Kaziranga National Park, Assam State Zoo and many more.

Guwahati - Historically Rich

The City of Guwahati is as stunning as its history. The old name of the city was Pragjyotishpura. According the legends this is the old city which is pointed out in numerous Puraans (Hindu Scriptures). The reference of the Guwahati is also discussed in the India epic literature works Mahabharata. According to some mythology scholars it is thought that in Dwapar Yuga the area was haunted by the demon called Naraksur. He killed every king and knocked down every kingdom, in addition he kidnap Queens of the deceased kings and make them prisoners. When Lord Krishna came to know about this devastating problem he in along to his wife killed the demon and made the place free from the demonic visibility of Narkasur.

How to Reach Guwahati

Guwahati is located in Assam and is well connected with all major cities by air, roadway as well as rail.

By Air: Guwahati airport is situated 18-km east of the centre, and is served by taxis and airport terminal buses, including of those run by Indian airlines. Guwahati connects to Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal, Agartala, Aizawl, Dibrugarh and also Jorhat.

By Train: Guwahati is a important terminus on the North-East Frontier Railway. The railway station remains in the centre of town with the state bus stand right behind and also runs a very beneficial left baggage service. It is well connected with numerous major cities of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Chandigarh and also Hyderabad.

By Road: All India visitor license cars are available for the local transports and additionally for the inter city transports as well. Well-planned collection of roads is getting in touch with Guwahati. Some significant buses to Guwahati can be reached from Jorhat, Silchar, Dibruagrh as well as much more.

The Most Effective Time to Visit Guwahati

Guwahati experiences a modest climate throughout the year with the average temperature remaining around 30°C to 19°C. The city experiences an annual rainfall of 180cm (from May to September). While summer season temperatures range from 22°C to 38°C, in winters the mercury ranges from 10°C to 25°C.

Best Places to Visit Guwahati
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Umananda Temple
  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Assam Rajyik State Museum
  • Guwahati Planetarium
  • Navgraha Temple
  • Nehru Park
  • Brahmaputra River Cruise
  • Manas national Park