Guwahati is a metropolitan city in the state of Assam.
Guwahati enjoys the status of being the largest and the most populated city in
the Northeastern region. Guwahati is called the Gateway to the Northeastern
region. Guwahati was initially known as Prajyotishpura, or the city of Eastern
Light. The capital of Assam, Dispur, is located within the city of Guwahati and is a popular place to holiday in North East India.
The city of Guwahati is located on the bank of River Brahmaputra and the
foothills of Shillong Plateau. Guwahati is a commercial and educational hub of
the Northeast with institutes like IIT, TISS, Cotton College, and the Guwahati
University. Guwahati also has the only International Airport of the region,
also known as the LGB International Airport, which serves as an important
center for establishing contact for the rest of the country with the North
Nested in the foothills of the Shillong Plateau and with a
close proximity to the Himalayas, the city is quite hilly. Besides that, the
city also experiences heavy rainfall, with around 1750 mm of precipitation
every year and a highest recorded temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and a
lowest of 5 degrees Celsius. But the best time to visit when the rainfall is
moderate and the temperature fluctuations are not violent. This happens twice a
year ‑ once from September to November and once between January and March,
where the average temperatures stay between 30 to 10 degrees Celsius, and the
average precipitation is between 150 and 57 mm. When in Guwahati tourists can extend thier holiday in Gangtok as well.
Visit in Guwahati
The city is full of such places where tourists can spend
their evening strolling around eating local cuisines and shopping. The city is
full of shopping malls with various cultural and commercial markets thronging
the city streets. Most of the commercial malls are together with big names in
Multiplexes and Cineplex. Amongst the more traditional places is the famous Pan
Bazaar, which is located at the southern bank of River Brahmaputra.
The area houses famous landmarks of the city like the Cotton
College, RBI, Dighali Pukhuri, and the District Court. There are many
libraries, monuments, government offices, and many restaurants in the area.
Fancy Bazaar is another place one must never miss. The place is known as a
shopping haven with many wholesale and retail outlets for clothing and other
items. Tourists can also enjoy a holiday in Sikkim when in Guwahati.
The place also houses the remains of the famous Fanci Bazaar
Jail that executed many freedom fighters. In the bouquet of Bazaars there is
the Paltan Bazaar. This is the central commercial center in the heart of the
city. The place is famous for the railway station and various hotels,
restaurants, offices, and shopping destinations. Paltan bazaar is the center for transportation with many bus
services active here. Besides these attractions, there are many others like,
Ganeshguri, GS Road, Guwahati War Cemetary, river cruise on the Brahmaputra
River, Accoland Amusement Park, Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, Umananda
temple, state museum, zoo, many other temples, and the NEDFi Haat.
Guwahati is a metropolitan city and is linked by all major
airlines and trains. There is also a Rajdhani train running from New Delhi to
Guwahati. National Highway 31 links Guwahati with the adjoining states of
Bihar, West Bengal, and Jharkhand. NH 37 links Guwahati with other cities
deeper into the North Eastern region. One can conveniently reach Guwahati by taking up tour packages from Kolkata.