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Guwahati Video Reviews

Enjoyable moments  Video Review

Enjoyable moments

by Akash Thapa
25th May 18
Dighalipukhuri Lake - Located near Guwahati Railway station  Video Review

Dighalipukhuri Lake - Located near Guwahati Railway station

by Shivraj kumar
5th Nov 17
Kamakhya temple  Video Review

Kamakhya temple

by Arvind Kumar
16th Nov 16
View point of Kamakhya Temple  Video Review

View point of Kamakhya Temple

by Arvind Kumar
16th Nov 16
A peaceful and Beautiful Nehru park  Video Review

A peaceful and Beautiful Nehru park

by Rikukoch
25th May 18
Cockatoos  Video Review

Cockatoos

by Uttam Singh
27th Oct 16
Spend quality time with friends and family  Video Review

Spend quality time with friends and family

by Akash Thapa
25th May 18
Guwahati Airport  Video Review

Guwahati Airport

by Abhinav Kumar
23rd May 18
Nice Airport  Video Review

Nice Airport

by Manoj Menon
26th Mar 18
Night view of Dighalipukhuri lake  Video Review

Night view of Dighalipukhuri lake

by Prakash Ratray
15th Nov 17

I am heading to Guwahati

Reviews (138)

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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Minhazur rahman

Minhazur rahman5.0/5

1 review

Guwahati is the Father of North East India

Guwahati is a clean an cool city. Guwahati is a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River in the northeast Indian state of Assam. It's known for holy sites like the hilltop Kamakhya Temple, featuring shrines to the Hindu deities Shiva and Vishnu. To the east, 18th-century Navagraha Temple is an astronomical center with planetary shrines. Umananda Temple, dedicated to Shiva and covered with engravings, stands on Peacock Island in the river.

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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.

Photos of Guwahati

Kamakhaya Temple, Guwahati

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Vikram Kumar

Kamakhaya Temple, Guwahati
Kamakhaya Temple, Guwahati

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Vikram Kumar

Kamakhaya Temple, Guwahati
Kamakhaya Temple, Guwahati

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Vidyut Maurya

Kamakhaya Temple, Guwahati
Umananda Temple, Guwahati

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Sanjoy Sinha

Umananda Temple, Guwahati

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