Guwahati is a fast developing city in the North eastern part of India. Guwahati is a bustling city in Assam which is the tea capital of the world. This city is situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra which is a tributary of the majestic Ganges. Guwahati is famous for tea and its world class educational institutions. Historically to, Guwahati is said to be one of the oldest cities of India. Today Guwahati is fast emerging, and has been included as one of India’s top 5 fast developing cities and is a part of most of North East India holidays
The North eastern states are believed to be cut off from the rest of India due to the difficult geographic terrain. It has been very difficult for the Indian government to lay tracks on these rough terrains. Guwahati though has an International airport which has improved drastically over the years. Guwahati is easily accessible from all parts of India. Guwahati is a part of north eastern Railways with trains mostly to interior east and to Kolkata which is the nearest metropolitan. Very few trains are available for parts of Central and Southern India. Road and air transport is thus suitable and convenient.
Must See Attractions
The climate in Guwahati is cool during the winters with temperature dropping below 10 degrees. The ideal time to visit Guwahati would be during summer when the climate is warm and pleasant. Guwahati has its own share of tourist attractions. Guwahati offers you malls, fairs and shopping centres which is a tourist’s delight. Tourists would like to visit the different shopping malls, Umananda temple, the Guwahati planetarium and the huge Nehru stadium. A holiday in Darjeeling
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You may split your visit to Guwahati into two days. Quick breakfast is available in many outlets and you also find good hotels. A hearty breakfast may be followed with a visit to the Umananda temple which is a quiet and sober temple with a calm atmosphere. You may have lunch in any hotel. Guwahati is famous for a delicacy called momo and also the scrumptious chicken rolls. Your evening may be spent window shopping at the city centre in Guwahati which is a huge mall with numerous branded showrooms and other local shops. If you still have time, visit the Fancy bazaar where you will find different kinds of novelties. Follow it up with a good night’s rest
You can afford to get up late on the second day and have a leisurely breakfast. You could then visit the Kamakhya temple with a nice artistic idol of the local deity. Then visit the Guwahati planetarium for your date with the stars. After this galactic journey you are left with time for more shopping. If you are a window shopper you have lots of options in Pan Bazaar and the Paltan Bazaar. You may also want to visit the Guwahati zoo which is a habitat zoo.
Guwahati is a city which is mainly tourist friendly offering you with lots of activities. Even a stroll in one of the natural parks seems very enjoyable. Your visit to Guwahati can be made memorable by buying some of the freshly ground Assameese tea, which give out a unique aroma.
A trip from Kolkata
to Guwahati for a couple will cost anywhere near 2000 INR by train. Air transport is costly but quick and most convenient.