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Famous for/as: Scenic
Languages: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 25 to 35°C, Winter 10 to 20°C
Altitude: 55 m
STD code: 0361|
Gauhati or Guwahati, the erstwhile capital of the state of Assam was earlier known as "Pragiyotishpura" (The Light of East). This city with a varied history dating back to the 6th century is also the most developed and important city of Assam.
The name suits Guwahati remarkably due to its terrain and structure and with the river Brahmaputra bisecting the city into two halves, the city represents a miniature Assam complete with a collection of all inhabitants, their lifestyles and their dependence on the mighty river. However, the presence of mighty Brahmaputra carving its way through the city makes for a romantic and memorable experience.
Guwahati is replete with various religious places, green hills, tea plantations, educational institutes and Art Workshops. The city with its ancient roots offers a plethora of archaeological sites, historical monuments and educative as well entertaining museums. The excavation sites and the artifacts recovered from the sites make for a very interesting and exciting audience. The city offers an opportunity to interact with not only the Assamese populace but also the immigrants from all adjoining states, thus making it a vibrant cosmopolitan city.
A visit to Guwahati is incomplete without satiating the taste buds with authentic Assamese as well as Eastern Indian food mix. The visit also demands acquisition of mementos from Assam to adorn the house. There is a wide choice for shopping in Guwahati where the artisans even from remote Assam arrive with bag full of goodies. The Satriya as well indigenous art and craft items and bamboo and cane work goods are recommended for the sheer innovativeness, creativity and the afford ability factor.| From the...