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Paresh baro

Paresh baro5.0/5

3 reviews

Prag Continental

Hotel room was good as per the price, food quality was good, breakfast was good too, I would like the hotel staff to work on the TV section, I called the room service to look upon that but they didn't come even once to see upon that, besides everything was good on the hotel, the receptionist, cleaning, restaurant staff as well. I would recommend others to stay as well as I would like to stay later as well

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Nilopam Das

Nilopam Das3.6/5

2 reviews

City with mixed culture on banks of mighty Brammaputra

Guwahati is the gateway to 6 sisters of north east. People here are peace loving and cultured. Situated between Brammaputra on one side and Kashi & Jaintia hills ( Now in Meghalaya slightly at a distance on the other side. We have the great Kamakhya temple here in the city. Here we have the smallest inhabited river island where the picturesque Umananda temple is located. A small wild life sanctuary by the name Pobitora is situated at a distance of about 45 kms with plenty of Rhinoceros and one is sure to witness some on a day visit. The beautiful hill station Shillong is about 3 hours ride away. Famous for Muga silk sarees though very costly and other assamesse silk sarees. The city is also budget friendly. As I already said if you want to visit Meghalaya and Raunchily Pradesh, other popular tourist destinations in the neighborhood you have to come to Guwahati since air connectivity to those places are not very popular. Considering everything it is a good spot to visit.

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Guwahati Video Reviews

Enjoyable moments  Video Review

Enjoyable moments

Dighalipukhuri Lake - Located near Guwahati Railway station  Video Review

Dighalipukhuri Lake - Located near Guwahati Railway station

Kamakhya temple  Video Review

Kamakhya temple

View point of Kamakhya Temple  Video Review

View point of Kamakhya Temple

A peaceful and Beautiful Nehru park  Video Review

A peaceful and Beautiful Nehru park

Cockatoos  Video Review

Cockatoos

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Spend quality time with friends and family

Guwahati Airport  Video Review

Guwahati Airport

Nice Airport  Video Review

Nice Airport

Night view of Dighalipukhuri lake  Video Review

Night view of Dighalipukhuri lake

Guwahati Overview

History of Guwahati

Formerly known as Pragjyotishpur, Guwahati, also called as Gauhati, is considered as the gateway to the north-east region of the country. Located on the bank of the Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is also the largest city of Assam. The largest metropolis in the north-east region of the country, this city is also the second largest metropolitan area in entire eastern India. The history of the city dates back to the epic times. Guwahati has its first mention in the great epic Mahabharata as the capital of the demon king Narakasura of Pragjyotishpur. Due to this reason, the city came to be known as Pragjyotishpur, which means Light of the East. It is also believed that the city was the ancient land of Kamarupa. In this ancient land, the Hindu god of beauty, fertility and source of life was reborn.The destination, till the invasions of Ahoms, had been the nerve-centre of all cultural activities. In addition, the city has also been a battleground and witnessed plenty of intense struggles between the Mughals and Ahoms. The Mughals tried to invade the state around 17 times, however every time they were defeated by the Ahoms. During the time of battle, the army of Ahoms was led by the great Ahom General, Bir Lachit Borphukan. In 1897, the entire city was ruined due to a major earthquake. Most of the old city was wiped out because of this earthquake, which was followed by a series of devastating floods.

People and Culture of Guwahati

The present capital of the State of Assam is Dispur, which is located within the city and is also the seat of the Government of Assam. With world class institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati is also a major commercial and educational centre of North-East India. A hub for cultural activities and sports in the north-eastern region, the city is also the centre for political and administrative activities of Assam. Moreover, the destination is also an important transportation hub in the north-east region and is well connected to the rest of the country.Guwahati airport is the main airport of the region and has flights to places like Aizawl, Agartala, Delhi, Kolkata etc. The closest international airports are at Kolkata and Delhi. The city is part of the North-East Frontier Railway and is a major railhead of the region. It is connected by quite a few train services to different parts of the country. Buses also connect Guwahati to major destinations in and around the state. There are bus services to places like Darjeeling too which is in the state of West Bengal. These buses are operated by the state as well as private tour groups.

Things To Do in Guwahati

Guwahati attracts tourists due to its rich cultural mix and tribal traditions along with several colourful festivals. One of the most popular fairs that is held in this city is the Ambubachi Mela. This fair is organised every year during the monsoon season, which is attended by large number of devotees. Some of the major festivals celebrated in the city are Bihu, which is the National Festival of the Assamese and the Bahag Bihu during April. The Kati or Kangali Bihu and the Magh or Bhogali Bihu are some of the other festivals of Guwahati. The best time to visit Guwahati is from the months of October to April.

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