High Season : Oct - Mar
25 - 12℃
Low Season : Apr - May
30 - 22℃
Nearest Airport -GAU
Guwahati Airport- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Nearest Train Stations -GHY
Guwahati Railway Station


Guwahati has existed in human history for more than 1,500 years and was the capital of the Kamarupa kingdom. The inscription on the Nilachal rock is irrefutable evidence that Guwahati has been the site of a great settlement for at least two thousand years. The city was of economic and strategic importance from the 9th to 11th centuries. In the epic tale of the Mahabharata, Bagadutta fought for Duryodhan and Kauravas in the final battle. The Mughals attacked Assam several times but the Ahoms defeated them near Guwahati. It was saved and preserved later in the second half of the 17th century, King Ahun further strengthened this. King Ahon settled in Guwahati, and when the government was handed over to the British, they adopted the current form. He shaped the city into the gateway of the northeast. The origin of the name Guwahati has sparked several historical controversies. Gunabhiram Barooah a 19th-century Assamese intellectual believed that the name came from "Guwa" or betel nut, found throughout the city.

Facts & Culture

Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam and northeastern India . This city, after Kolkata, has the second-largest metropolitan area in East India and is one of India's fastest expanding cities. Guwahati is the most popular for the Kamakhya temple situated on top of the Nilachal Temple. The temple is significant for Goddess Durga and thousands of pilgrims throng the place for prayers and blessings. The Shiva Temple of Umananda and Basistha temple are also significant here. The Navagraha Temple is a  prominent Hindu shrine dedicated to the nine planets and is an ancient seat of astrology and astronomy.  Guwahati has the largest Zoo in the country, the finest planetarium, and several museums housing artifacts of Assam's rich cultural past. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary near Guwahati is famous for its various Tiger projects. Hajo near Guwahati is an important religious place for the Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. There is a mix of diverse tribes such as Burmese Indians, Mongols, Aryans, and Iranian Indians in the city. Ambubachi Mela and Debaddhani festivals are the most popular in Guwahati.The Guwahati people's major art and handicraft are weaving. The silk and cotton clothes created by Guwahati craftsmen promote people's creativity all over the world.

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