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Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and one of the most developed cities of the North-Eastern region of India. It is situated on the south side of Brahmaputra river and is known as the city of Eastern light. Guwahati is also one of the fastest growing cities in India. It is a major riverine port city and provides a link to various other north-eastern states.

One can find the rich history and culture of North-East in this city. It has various famous monuments, museums, markets, architectural showcases, wildlife sanctuaries, and temples. Kamakhya temple is the most famous temple in Guwahati and is frequented by numerous pilgrims every year. Other than Kamakhya temple, Umananda temple is another famous temple which is located in the centre of the Brahmaputra river.

The city of Guwahati is famous for its modern and cosmopolitan culture. Guwahati houses Dispur, which is the political capital of the state. The Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (ABITA) also has its headquarters in Guwahati. This city is extremely famous for its festival of Bohag Bihu which also denotes the beginning of the Assamese New Year. Various sweet dishes and delicious meals, which are purely vegetarian, are cooked to celebrate this festival and tourists from all over the country visit Guwahati to attend it.

Tourism and Petrol manufacturing are important economic activities of the city. The most important manufacturing industry in this city is The Guwahati Refinery. Tea manufacturing and processing also contributes a major share to the economy of Guwahati as well as the state of Assam.

Places to visit:

The city of Guwahati has a high quality of life. There are numerous places to visit in this city. Some of them are:

1) Kamakhya Temple
2) Isckon temple in Guwahati
3) Umananda Temple
4) Nehru Park
5) Assam State Zoo
6) Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
7) Saraighat Bridge
8) Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary
9) Fancy Bazar
10) Regional Science Center
11) Guwahati Planetarium
12) Boat Tours

How to reach:

By air: The nearest airport to this city is Guwahati International Airport commonly known as Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, which is around 20 kilometres in the west from the centre of Guwahati. There are direct flights from major airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. to this city.

By rail: The city has its own railway station named the Guwahati Railway Station which is located in the Paltan Bazar area of the city.

By road: The city is well-connected to various major cities of the north-east region. National highway 31, 37 etc. connect this city with Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Guwahati Facts

City NameGuwahati
DistrictKamrup Metropolitan district
District HeadquartersGuwahati
ZoneCentral Zone, Dispur Zone, East Zone, Lokhra Zone, South Zone, West Zone
Lat Long26.140891, 91.731806
Area216 km2
Population as per 2011963,429
Official LanguagesAssamese, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
STD Code0361
TransportAir, Rail, Road, Waterways, Local transport, Taxis
Vehicle registrationAS-01
Food and CuisineFish, Meat , Noodles, Momo, Goza, Chinese food etc.
ReligionHindus, Muslims, Christians
Festival Bihu, Brahmaputra beach festival, New Year, Ambubachi Mela, Durga Puja, Holi and Diwali etc.
MonumentsAssam State Museum, Janardana Temple, Nehru Park, Guwahati Planetarium, Ugro Tara Temple, Guwahati Science Museum etc.
Places of interest Umananda Temple, Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati Planetarium, Assam State Museum, Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Basistha Temple, Sukreswar Temple, Navagraha Temple, Dighalipukhuri, Ugro Tara Temple, Dipor Bil, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra etc.
MarketsPan Bazaar, Fancy Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, Beltola Bazaar, G S Road, Hub, Bhangagarh, Dona Planet, Vishal Megamart, the Cube Mall , Sohum Shoppe, Kolkata Bazaar , Salasar.Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, FFORT Mall, Ulubari, Ganeshguri , GNB Road etc.
HospitalInternational Hospital, Guwahati Medical College, Nemcare Hospital, Rahman Hospital Private Limited, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, Pratiksha Hospitals, Arya Hospital, Down Town Hospital Ltd, GNRC Hospitals, Pratiksha Hospital etc.
HotelGinger Hotel, Hotel Gateway Grandeur, Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Rajmahal Hotel, Kiranshree Portico, Hotel Lilawati Grand, Hotel Rituraj , Vishwaratna Hotel, Greenwood Resort, Hayat Hospital, Hotel Atithi, Hotel Rajmahal etc.
Industries Maheshwari Industries, Sai Packaging Industries, ABCI Infrastructures Pvt Ltd, Abhishek Motors Pvt Ltd, Adarsh Plastic Industries, Assam Tribune Pvt Ltd, Dyna Roof Pvt Ltd, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, Pallavi Motors Pvt Ltd, Royal Group of Institutions etc.
University/CollegeGauhati University, Cotton College State University, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam Engineering College, The Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Handique Girls College, NEF Law College, Assam Institute of Management, Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology, NETES Institute of Technology and Science Mirza, Don Bosco University, Kamrup College of Vocational Training, Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute etc.
Notable peopleIndira Goswami - Writer, Himanta Biswa Sarma - Crrent Assam health and education Minister, Shiva Thapa - Boxer and Olympian, Somdev Devvarman - Lawn Tennis Player, Dipankar Bhattacharjee - Badminton Player and Olympian, Angaraag Mahanta - Singer and Composer, Arnab Goswami - Popular Journalist etc.

Last Updated on : July 15, 2019

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