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North East India Tourism & Travel Information
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Guwahati, the capital of Assam (Ahom) and one of the major cities of north east India, is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The river literally means the ‘son of Brahma’, the creator. Brahmaputra is Assam’s real life line and marks the province so fascinating, but it may also bring its wake doom and destruction when flooded. River cruise on Brahmaputra is a popular tourist attraction.
Guwahati is also the entry point of Assam and the gateway to north east India. Guwahati was named as the ‘the Pragjyotishpura’ the light of the east. Many ancient Hindu temples are located at the near vicinity of Guwahati (Gauhati), i.e; Kamakhya Temple, Umananda temple, Nabagraha temple etc. Guwahati is the centre of travel and tourism activity.
Guwahati is the largest commercial and educations hub in the entire North East India. Places of tourist interest in and around Guwahati includes Uma Nanda Temple, Janardana Temple, Assam State Museum, Guwahati Planetarium, Nabagraha Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Basistha Ashram, The State Zoo, Sualkuchi, Chandubi Lake and Hajo-Poa-Mecca.
By AIR: Guwahati is well connected with rest of the country by air. Regular air connection is available to and from Kolkata, Delhi, Bagdogra, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Paro, Bangkok etc. The name of the Guwahati airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. The town of Shillong, Tura, Naharlagun, Tawang is connected by regular helicopter service from Guwahati Airport
By Rail: The city is the major railhead of the Northern Frontier Railway. A good number of long distance trains are available for Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi etc.
By Road: 3 national highways (NH 31, NH 37, NH 40) are passing through Guwahati. Many buses with different routes all over the state and beyond the state are available.
Distance from Major Cities
- Guwahati to Delhi – 2160 km
- Guwahati to Mumbai – 3104 km
- Guwahati to Chennai – 2688 km
- Guwahati to Kolkata – 1164 km
- Guwahati to Siliguri – 513 km
- Guwahati to Thimphu – 549 km
- Guwahati to Agartala – 597 km
- Umananda Temple
- Navagraha Temple (Nabagraha Temple)
- Chandubi Lake (64 kms from the city)
- Basistha Ashram
- The State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
- Madan Kamadeva (40 km from the city)
- Soalkuchi (24 kms from the city)
- Hazo (32 kms from the city)
- Hazo-Poa-Mecca (32 kms from the city)
- Janardana Temple
- Assam State Museum
- Guwahati Planetarium
- Regional Science Centre
- Kamakhya Temple
- Bhubaneswari Temple
- Vashistha Ashram (12 kms from the city)
- Cottage Industry Museum
- Assam Forest Museum
Cotton during summer and heavy woolens during winder months is preferable. If you are traveling in time of monsoon then do not forget to bring appropriate raingear.
Guwahati is the largest city as well as the most important business centre in Assam. Shopping can be very interesting and it can be an unforgettable experience for the tourists and travelers. The main shopping areas in the Guwahati town are Paltan Bazaar, Pan Bazaar, Ganeshguri, Fancy bazaar etc.
Guwahati is famous for Bamboo and Cane products. You will get to find a good variety of products in the market, i.e; household furniture, light shades, decorative items to ladies hair clips. Assam is famous of Muga (Assam Silk) and Mekhla (Traditional attire). In Guwahati you can find exclusive range of Assam Silk Sarees in the innumerous indigenous emporiums and shops. Other gift items are also available. Like wall hanging, decorative items, showpiece etc.
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Kaziranga National Park is a Oldest and the most famous sanctuary in Assam bounded by the Brahmaputra river and the Mikir hills in the Golaghat...
Sundarban spreading over an area of 4, 120 square kilometers including water was measured to be 16,000 square kilometers some 200 years ago
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