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Guwahati

Guwahati

Weather

Guwahati enjoys a moderate climatic condition, where the average annual temperature is 29 degree Celsius. The highest temperature during summers (April-May) can be 40 degree Celsius. Winters here are from October to March. During this time temperature drops to minimum 5°C. June to October is monsoon in Guwahati with medium to heavy rainfalls. The best time to visit Guwahati is from October to April. The festival seasons here – Bihu (April), Bhogali Biju (January), Kangali Bihu (September), attracts several tourists.

How To Reach

By Road:

State bus services between Guwahati and other neighboring states are well established. Volvo buses are available for tourists connecting Guwahati with major destinations in North East. Bus services are also available from Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh.


By Air:

Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar is about 20 kms west of Guwahati. This airport is well connected with the major cities in India, especially Delhi and Mumbai. There are also regular flights to neighbouring cities like Agarthala, Shillong, Aizwal and Imphal. Kolkatta is the nearest international airport to Guwahati and is located about 1016 kms from here. Helicopter services are also available at the airport to Guwahati.



By Rail:

The Paltan Bazaar Railway Station in Guwahati is a major station in the North-East and is well connected with Kolkatta, Patna, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai. 



By Water:

ThePandu port in Guwahati is well connected through National Waterway 2 (India) and is mainly used for goods transportation.


Overview

Guwahati, or Gauhati, is a growing city in the state of Assam. It is also famous as the business hub and educational center of North – East India. Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River, Guwahati has a rich cultural and historical background that dates back to the 6th century. Being the major port in Assam, Guwahati is the hub for various trades in the North-East.

 

The beautiful river Brahmaputra bisects the city into two halves and there by forms the heart of the city.  Located on its banks the city is blessed with a tranquil and romantic environment despite all activities. Guwahati will never let down its visitors as the city is replete with many interesting spots catering all tastes. 

 

For nature lovers, the beautiful backdrop of Brahmaputhra River, green hills and abundant tea plantations here are perfect escapades. For the religiously inclines travellers, there are several temples of historical importance and located amidst picturesque backdrops. For art and culture lovers, there are several events and festivals to relish in Guwahati. Guwahati also offers several archaeological sites, museums and monuments which are educative as well entertaining. Several luxurious vessels conduct sunset cruises around River Brahmaputra. 

 

The excavation sites located around the city and the artifacts explored from there are of interest for several curious history lovers.  If you are the one who loves to have some excitement, try out golf clubs, boating, water sports, beaches, amusement parks and bird watching in Guwahati. The Assamese culture and the hospitality of the people are very appealing.

 

 

Special mention needs to be made about the authentic Assamese cuisine and crafts. There are several interesting shopping avenues in Guwahati . The indigenous art and crafts, items of bamboo and cane are very interesting, especially for its creativity. Guwahati is also home to several traditional bazaars as well as trendy malls.

 

The Paltan Bazaar area is the hub of transportation and hotels where a number of travelers take stay for visiting this wonderful city.