Referred as "the gateway to North-East India", Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam and North-East India. The city is the second-largest metropolitan area in eastern India after Kolkata and one of the fastest-developing cities in India.
Formerly known as Pragjyotishpura, the name Guwahati is derived from the union of two Assamese words - ‘Guva’ meaning Areca Nut, and ‘Hati’ meaning rows, hence meaning "the rows of areca nut trees".
Sandwiched by the river Brahmaputra on one side and the Shillong Plateau on the other, excavations trace the origins of the city to around the 4th century and it was the capital of Assam until the 10th century.
The slow, meandering Brahmaputra River is a focal point of the downtown while the lush hills of the Shillong Plateau provide a verdant backdrop for the suburbs. The capital of the state of Assam, Dispur, is located within Guwahati. Kamakhya Temple, located at the top of the Nilachal Hill and dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya, plays host to thousands of devotees each day.
Travelers usually land at Guwahati Airport and take road journeys to the rest of the destinations in North-East India.
Explore & Experience in Guwahati, Assam–
- Kamakhya Temple
- Umananda Temple
- Umananda Island
- Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
- Chandubi Lake
- Basistha Ashram
- Deepor Beel
- River Brahmaputra cruising/boating